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by Yuki
(130) Reviews
7h $ 187 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Choose three places to go from the list below. By clicking the (>) mark in the pictures window, you can find the pictures of these places indicated by the same number at the bottom of each picture. If you have only one day, I would recommend 1. Meiji shrine, 2. Imperial Palace and 3. Asakusa. General itinerary: 10:00 Pick up, 11:00-12:00 Place#1, 12:30-13:30 Lunch, 14:00-15:00 Place#2, 15:30-16:30 Place#3, 17:00 End of Tour
  • 1. Meiji Jingu shrine ( Meiji shrine is one of the most popular Shinto shrines in Japan where you will feel a special sacred Japanese atmosphere. Admission free except the garden including the Kiyomasa's well and iris garden with 500 JPY. )
  • 2. Imperial palace east gardens ( Imperial palace used to be Edo castle where Tokugawa shogunate governed Japan for 265 years. Closed on Monday and Friday. Admission free )
  • 3. Asakusa and Senso-ji temple ( Asakusa is a very popular shopping street for Japanese souvenirs. There is Senso-ji temple with big gates and 5 story pagoda. Admission free )
  • 4. Tsukiji fish market (Tsukiji fish market is the biggest fish market in the world. The best place to eat Sushi for lunch. In outer market, there are many shops of Japanese foods you can taste some for free. The wholesale area is going to move Oct. 2018 and not so much to see there when it opens to public at 11:00, most shops close by 14:00. Not recommended on Sunday and Wednesday. Admission free )
  • 5. Hamarikyu park, a Japanese garden ( Hamarikyu park used to be a mansion of a local lord in Edo period which is a typical strolling type Japanese garden by the sea within walking distance from Tsukiji. Entrance fee : 300JPY )
  • 6. Kiyosumi park, a Japanese garden ( Kiyosumi park is a typical strolling type Japanese garden with the collection of precious shape natural stones. Entrance fee : 150 JPY )
  • 7. Tokyo tower and Zojo-ji temple. ( Tokyo tower is a nice place to observe Tokyo without waiting so long. If the sky is clear, you can see Mt.Fuji.Entrance fee: 900 JPY for the main observatory at 150m high. Zojo-ji temple used to be the temple for Tokugawa shogunete where you can feel Japanese traditional Buddhist atmosphere. )
  • 8. Ueno Park, Museums or Zoo (There are many museums and a popular zoo with the giant panda in Ueno area, they are excellent places to understand our culture and people. Tokyo National Museum has a nice museum shop for souvenirs. Entrance fee: about 1,000JPY /place )
  • 9. Tokyo Carmii mosque (Tokyo Carmii mosque is the largest mosque in Tokyo, it is a beautiful mosque and open to public. Admission free)
  • 10. Koishikawa Korakuen park, a Japanese garden ( Koishikawa Korakuen park is a Japanese garden which used to a Samurai mansion of the Mito Tokugawa. Entrance fee: 300 JPN )
  • 11. Observatory of World Trade Center ( Not crowded with good view of Tokyo Bay area and Tokyo Tower from 150m, Admission; 670 JPY including the guide)
  • 12. Ginza ( There are large department stores, brand shops and Kitty land. How about lunch at Ginza Six? )
  • 13. Harajuku/Shibuya ( Busy area for shopping, food, cat cafe, owl cafe, and hedgehog cafe with 1,000 to 2,000 JPY/h for animal cafes)
  • 14. Tokyo Skytree ( The tallest tower in Japan with 350m and 450m observatories. Entrance fee: 2000 JPY for middle observatory, 3000 JPY for higher observatory ) )
  • 15. Samurai museum ( Samurai Museum has something new, where you can observe real Samurai armors and swords with background explanation from a staff, You can take pictures with the armors on you. Entrance fee 1800 JPY per adult and 800 JPY per child ) )
  • 16. Tokyo metropolitan government observatory ( There are two observatories with great view of Tokyo. Admission free )
  • 17. Ninja training for children ( Ninja training is a new place for children to practice some arts of Ninja. ( 40 minutes practice of basic skills of Ninja such as throwing shurikens. Entrance fee: 1,000 JPY )
  • 18. Kabukicho area (Shopping, Gozzila road and its observation deck, Admission free )
  • 19. Sengaku temple ( Sengaku temple is famous for the graves of 48 Ronin who attacked a high ranking samurai Kira to revenge for their lord Asano. Admission free )
  • 20. Odaiba ( Newly developed area by Tokyo Bay with a lot of modern shops and facilities. Some facilitis request an admission fee. )
  • 21. Akihabara ( Electric appliances shops, Owl cafe: 2,000 JPY per hour, Maid cafe: from 2,000 JPY)
  • 22. Nakano broadway ( Department store of used figuarts )
  • 23. Nezu Museum ( Nezu collection of traditional Japanese arts with a very unique and quet garden, admission 1,100 JPY )
  • If you have any other places to visit, please let me know.
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186.90 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra fee per group for high season (March, April, May, September, Oct....
$ 26.70
Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 26.70
Early pick up ( before 9:30AM ) per group.
$ 26.70
Extra hour per group.
$ 26.70
Narita airport pick up (excluding the transportation cost of the guide....
$ 44.50

Overview

This tour covers my favorite places in Tokyo.
You can choose three places in Tokyo from the list in the highlights.
Please pay the extra fee of 3,000 JPY for high seasons (April, May, June, September, October, and November )

What to Expect

1. Easier to Go; You can explore the most popular places in Tokyo without being bothered by her most complicated transportation system.
2. Memorable Tour; I will explain the historical or cultural background of each place by using my document installed in my iPad which will make it more memorable for you.
3. Flexible Plan; The tour is very flexible with time and places according to your interest.
4. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.

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Highlights

  • Choose three places to go from the list below. By clicking the (>) mark in the pictures window, you can find the pictures of these places indicated by the same number at the bottom of each picture. If you have only one day, I would recommend 1. Meiji shrine, 2. Imperial Palace and 3. Asakusa. General itinerary: 10:00 Pick up, 11:00-12:00 Place#1, 12:30-13:30 Lunch, 14:00-15:00 Place#2, 15:30-16:30 Place#3, 17:00 End of Tour
  • 1. Meiji Jingu shrine ( Meiji shrine is one of the most popular Shinto shrines in Japan where you will feel a special sacred Japanese atmosphere. Admission free except the garden including the Kiyomasa's well and iris garden with 500 JPY. )
  • 2. Imperial palace east gardens ( Imperial palace used to be Edo castle where Tokugawa shogunate governed Japan for 265 years. Closed on Monday and Friday. Admission free )
  • 3. Asakusa and Senso-ji temple ( Asakusa is a very popular shopping street for Japanese souvenirs. There is Senso-ji temple with big gates and 5 story pagoda. Admission free )
  • 4. Tsukiji fish market (Tsukiji fish market is the biggest fish market in the world. The best place to eat Sushi for lunch. In outer market, there are many shops of Japanese foods you can taste some for free. The wholesale area is going to move Oct. 2018 and not so much to see there when it opens to public at 11:00, most shops close by 14:00. Not recommended on Sunday and Wednesday. Admission free )
  • 5. Hamarikyu park, a Japanese garden ( Hamarikyu park used to be a mansion of a local lord in Edo period which is a typical strolling type Japanese garden by the sea within walking distance from Tsukiji. Entrance fee : 300JPY )
  • 6. Kiyosumi park, a Japanese garden ( Kiyosumi park is a typical strolling type Japanese garden with the collection of precious shape natural stones. Entrance fee : 150 JPY )
  • 7. Tokyo tower and Zojo-ji temple. ( Tokyo tower is a nice place to observe Tokyo without waiting so long. If the sky is clear, you can see Mt.Fuji.Entrance fee: 900 JPY for the main observatory at 150m high. Zojo-ji temple used to be the temple for Tokugawa shogunete where you can feel Japanese traditional Buddhist atmosphere. )
  • 8. Ueno Park, Museums or Zoo (There are many museums and a popular zoo with the giant panda in Ueno area, they are excellent places to understand our culture and people. Tokyo National Museum has a nice museum shop for souvenirs. Entrance fee: about 1,000JPY /place )
  • 9. Tokyo Carmii mosque (Tokyo Carmii mosque is the largest mosque in Tokyo, it is a beautiful mosque and open to public. Admission free)
  • 10. Koishikawa Korakuen park, a Japanese garden ( Koishikawa Korakuen park is a Japanese garden which used to a Samurai mansion of the Mito Tokugawa. Entrance fee: 300 JPN )
  • 11. Observatory of World Trade Center ( Not crowded with good view of Tokyo Bay area and Tokyo Tower from 150m, Admission; 670 JPY including the guide)
  • 12. Ginza ( There are large department stores, brand shops and Kitty land. How about lunch at Ginza Six? )
  • 13. Harajuku/Shibuya ( Busy area for shopping, food, cat cafe, owl cafe, and hedgehog cafe with 1,000 to 2,000 JPY/h for animal cafes)
  • 14. Tokyo Skytree ( The tallest tower in Japan with 350m and 450m observatories. Entrance fee: 2000 JPY for middle observatory, 3000 JPY for higher observatory ) )
  • 15. Samurai museum ( Samurai Museum has something new, where you can observe real Samurai armors and swords with background explanation from a staff, You can take pictures with the armors on you. Entrance fee 1800 JPY per adult and 800 JPY per child ) )
  • 16. Tokyo metropolitan government observatory ( There are two observatories with great view of Tokyo. Admission free )
  • 17. Ninja training for children ( Ninja training is a new place for children to practice some arts of Ninja. ( 40 minutes practice of basic skills of Ninja such as throwing shurikens. Entrance fee: 1,000 JPY )
  • 18. Kabukicho area (Shopping, Gozzila road and its observation deck, Admission free )
  • 19. Sengaku temple ( Sengaku temple is famous for the graves of 48 Ronin who attacked a high ranking samurai Kira to revenge for their lord Asano. Admission free )
  • 20. Odaiba ( Newly developed area by Tokyo Bay with a lot of modern shops and facilities. Some facilitis request an admission fee. )
  • 21. Akihabara ( Electric appliances shops, Owl cafe: 2,000 JPY per hour, Maid cafe: from 2,000 JPY)
  • 22. Nakano broadway ( Department store of used figuarts )
  • 23. Nezu Museum ( Nezu collection of traditional Japanese arts with a very unique and quet garden, admission 1,100 JPY )
  • If you have any other places to visit, please let me know.

Important

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.

Please pay the extra fee of 3,000 JPY in addition to the regular fee of 17,500 JPY for high seasons in March, April, May, September, October, and November.
We will use public transportation during this tour but we can take a taxi if you want.
I can lend you an IC card for easy use of public transportation and help you to charge your deposit in it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji fish market opens to public after 11:00AM but there are not much fish to see at that time. So, I recommend to visit outer market only.

What‘s included
guide fee
hotel pick up
What‘s not included
Transportation cost of you and the guide (1,000 JPY each)
Lunch (1,000 to 2,000 JPY for you and the guide), entrance fee (depending on the place)
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation cost?

We use the subways to visit the places. I will rend you an IC card for public transportation, please pay me 1,000 JPY each for you and me at the beginning of the tour.

Can you pick me up at Narita airport ?

Yes, I can go to Narita airport in the morning from 7:30AM.
I will use public transportation as much as possible.
If you have many luggage, you'd better to take a taxi which costs about 200USD.
I will take you to my tour after leaving your luggage at your hotel.
I will take you to your hotel after the hotel for checking in.
The extra cost will be 10,000 JPY including the transportation cost of mine.

How is the time schedule ?

The following is typical schedule.
10:00 Hotel pick up
10:30-12:00 Meiji shrine
12:00-13:00 lunch
13:30-15:00 Imperial palace
15:30-16:30 Asakusa
17:00 return to the hotel

How long are we going to walk ?

If we go to Meiji shrine, Tsukiji and imperial palace shown above, we are going to walk 20,000 steps.
If you think it's too much, I can arrange places so that you don't have to walk so much.

Can we observe the tuna auction at Tsukiji ?

The auction will start at 5:30AM and you need a ticket to attend it.
The number of ticket is limited to be 120 and it is becoming more and more difficult.
So I don't take you to the auction.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 130 )
Excellent
7 hours ago |   by Teresa

“ A wonderful day @ Hakone (with Onsen)! ”

We had a great time with Yuki-san in Hakone. He was very knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs, even helping to draw the shades when the sun’s rays were shining into the train carriage. The tour was well paced and well planned, with adequate breaks. The route was carefully selected to reduce unnecessary delays. When we had more time than expected, he offered us suggestions to make the most of our day, like nearby sights which we could visit while waiting for the next scheduled item. Yuki-san knows the perfect spot to capture the best view. To top it all off, he speaks great English and is a very engaging conversationalist. Thank you, Yuki-san!

Very Good
3 days ago |   by Agnes

“ The best of hakone. ”

He was very good and made the best of the situation. The weather was not suitable for a Mt. fuji itinerary but we had Lake Ashi cruise and the ropeway that ran close to the Volcano. And we went to a beautiful garden. It rained a little bit that day.

Very Good
5 days ago |   by Vivian

“ Mt.Fuji Tour ”

Yuki was a great tour guide and was very attentive to my 7 year old son. He had a tour setup for us but he was flexible enough to accommodate our last minute changes. We enjoyed our tour and it was very memorable.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Shirley

“ Best Memories of Yokohama ”

We enjoyed Yuki as our guide. He is knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Our tour was excellent.

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Lisa

“ Clueless in Tokyo ”

My brother and I chose to travel to Tokyo even though we knew very little about the Japanese culture and city. Yuki was extremely helpful and kind. He met us at the train station and escorted us to our hotel and then we began our tour. We had selected 3 locations to tour which included a garden, the government building with an incredible view of Tokyo and the Imperial Palace. Yuki explained many details about all 3 locations. He suggested a Ramen lunch and we went to a place where the locals eat which was quite interesting. I asked Yuki to help me figure out how to get to our tour departure location (cab or subway) the next day and he was extremely helpful. I highly recommend hiring an English speaking tour guide when you arrive in Tokyo if you are unfamiliar with the city because it can be extremely confusing.

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