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Casual Tokyo full day tour by private guide

by Akira.K
(5) Reviews
8h $ 446 Price up to 7 people

Highlights

  • Tsukiji:Inner market(the market for professionals). Opens to the public at 10:00and close by 11:00. We walk through the narrow passages witnessing ongoing lively business. No photo taking allowed.
  • Sumo house: Squat on the floor and watch wrestlers practice in the morning of 1 hour session. After practice, you can take photos together and have a chat with them.
  • Shibuya: The loyal dog Hachi stature and world busiest scramble crossing. Harajuku: Takeshita street (girly paradise), Meiji shrine. Shinjuku: Omoide Yokocho steet (post war taverns in barracks). Akihabara:Elctric gadgets town and deep subcultural nerd town.
  • Yanaka/Ueno: Old fashioned residential area and old grave yard/temples.
  • Shinjuku: The busiest train station in the world. 4 million passengers per day! Omoide Yokocho street reflects post war chaos. Kabukucho is still a dubious entertainment area with little surprise.
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Price up to 7 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Visiting today's most charming spots in Tokyo, feel the beat of this attractive city with a local private guide..

Pick up either Tsukiji fish market for professional buyers or Sumo training house morning session.
Additionally, through Tokyo's meticulously organized train/subway system, we will cover today's hot spots: Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ueno/Yanaka or Akihabara district.
If Tsukiji and Sumo are out of your interest, some other tourist spots can be substituted. I can adjust visiting spots according to your group's specific interest
Tsukiji fish inner market is not the tuna auction, and is closed on Sundays, Wednesdays or holidays. They are not open to public until 10am. No photo taking allowed.
Sumo training house availability depends on their schedule. Minimum 4 day prior notice is required. Also, patronage finance of 3000jpy per PERSON is asked by the training house..

Tsukiji and Sumo can not be arranged on the same day. Either spot requires minimum1.5 hours in total(arrive/leave) so we might have to skip some spots described above.
Indulge yourself in deep culture and subculture here in Tokyo!

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Highlights

  • Tsukiji:Inner market(the market for professionals). Opens to the public at 10:00and close by 11:00. We walk through the narrow passages witnessing ongoing lively business. No photo taking allowed.
  • Sumo house: Squat on the floor and watch wrestlers practice in the morning of 1 hour session. After practice, you can take photos together and have a chat with them.
  • Shibuya: The loyal dog Hachi stature and world busiest scramble crossing. Harajuku: Takeshita street (girly paradise), Meiji shrine. Shinjuku: Omoide Yokocho steet (post war taverns in barracks). Akihabara:Elctric gadgets town and deep subcultural nerd town.
  • Yanaka/Ueno: Old fashioned residential area and old grave yard/temples.
  • Shinjuku: The busiest train station in the world. 4 million passengers per day! Omoide Yokocho street reflects post war chaos. Kabukucho is still a dubious entertainment area with little surprise.

Important

No Sundays/Wednesdays/holidays for Tsukiji, Sumo session availability depends on the training house schedule.

What‘s included
My guide fee only.
What‘s not included
Your and my transportation fare, lunch/beverages and admission fees when required.
Meeting Point
Your hotel front desk in Tokyo/Yokohama.
Ending Point
Same as above
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 7 people

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is local transportation cost?

Around 1500jpy per person. Also you are required to cover the guide's transportaion cost. Guide's commuting cost to the meeting point of around 1000jpy is required, too.

What is patronage finance to the Sumo training stable?

It is a custom to offer a patronage finance when you visit the training house. It is asked to be 3000jpy per person.
The guide will collect the money before knocking on the door.

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 ( 5 )

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Alison

“ Day trip to Mt Fuji ”

What an amazing day and what and amazing Tour Guide. We met Akira on the train and he had arranged a private driver and car as per our request. Akira made the day so run smoothly and made the day very interesting. He was happy to answer all our questions and more than happy to make changes during the day as the weather was spectacular. We were a group of 4 adults who enjoy seeing the amazing mountains. Our tour meant that we did not see many other tours despite it being peak season which just made the day all the more special.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Dawn

“ The Mt Fuji day could not of been better with our guide and weather. ”

He was a fabulous guide. Very friendly and very informative. He went out of his way to make our day special.!!!! I would use him again, and if I had know he could do other places. I would of tried to see if he was available.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Dixie

“ Great Tour with a Local ”

Arti provided much in depth information for first timers taking the train from Tokyo which made it easy for us to purchase the right tickets and meet him at the meeting point. During the tour, he shared history and was quick to answer any questions we had. Touring with a local was an excellent experience, so different from the standard group tours and Arti brought us to shop from the source rather than souvenir shops. We totally enjoyed the tour with Arti and highly recommend him!

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Victoria

“ Excellent Guide ”

Akira was an excellent guide. We got to see everything that we wanted to see.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Vadim

Excellent work! Everybody in the family enjoyed our tour - there was something for everybody. We've learned a lot about local culture, history and traditions. Our guide was very knowledgable and has excellent communication skills - it was very fun. Highly recommend!

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