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Casual Tokyo half day tour by private guide

4:30 hours
up to 7 people
English ( License ), Spanish ( Fluent ), French ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This is a short version of the full day tour. You can select smaller number of the spots or can use this as a digest and visit the spots on your own later.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Akira.K.

  • Tokyo's traditional side or modern lively young town of the city tour.

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What to Expect

Pick up two to three spots from below list in either side of the city. If one each from the east and west side are chosen, your time loss will be 30 to 40 min..
When either Tsukiji market or Sumo morning training session is selected, add one spot from the east dide spot.

At Sumo training stable, feel the wrestlers' heartbeat, body temp and breath in hard training. You can take photos and chat with them after their training. You are required to respect their strict spectators rules and submit the support finance of 3300jpy per person.

East side of Tokyo
Tsukiji market or Sumo training stable house(their availability required).
Asakusa Sensoji temple and its surrounding quarter
Kappa-bashi kitchen ware street
Ueno Park district with Yanaka cemetary and old residential area
Akihabara, the nerd's town with manga and anime
The Imperial East Garden(closed on Mondays and Thursdays)
Tokyo tower and Zojoji temple
Ginza district
Other spots of interest(surprise spots) in the east side

West side of Tokyo
Shibuya (the world busiest pedesrtian crossing, The loyal dog Hachi stature and Center-Gai street)
Harajuku(Omote-sando high street, Takeshita-dori(girls shopping alley), Meiji Shrine or real Samurai Katana-sword shop)
Shinjuku (Kabuki-cho quarter, Golden-Gai corner, the Godzilla street and Omoide-Yokocho(piss alley)
Yasukuni shrine(the controversial shrine)

This is a time saver's tour in Tokyo. Tsukiji fish inner market and the tuna auction moved out to Toyosu.
Sumo training stable visit depends on their availability. Minimum 10 day prior notice is required. Also, patronage finance of 3300jpy per PERSON is asked by the training house, paying in cash before going into to the house..
Oyakata, the head of the traning house is the Chareman of Sumo Association.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Your hotel front desk in Tokyo/Yokohama or JR Ryogoku station when the Sumo training house is chosen.
Ending Point Your choice of either your hotel or your preferd spot in Tokyo.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

My guide fee only.

What‘s not included

Your and my transportation fares, meals/beverages or admission fee if required.


please inquire on each facility’s availability.

Please inquire on the availability of each facility before booking. They may be closed occasionally due to various reasons.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sumo patronage finance?

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 cash before knocking on the training house door.

How much is local transportation cost.

Around 800jpy per person.
Also you are required to cover the guide's transportaion cost. My commuting cost to the meeting point of around 1300jpy is required, too.

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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Reviews ( 8 )
4.8 (8) Reviews
Very Good
John John United States ( Family )
1 day ago

“ History, Culture, Religion and Shopping - Expertly handled in under 5 hours ”

My family and I were enjoying our time in Japan, but struggled to really take in the culture and history of such a wonderful country and city (Tokyo). We chose to do an English tour to help us better immerse ourselves. Akira was responsive and worked with me to cover the things I thought myself and my family would enjoy most. Akira communicated well and I never had a problem speaking the entire time in English. We met Akira on time at a metro station five minutes from our hotel, which was very convenient. Akira walked us through the agenda again and we were off, navigating the metro like pros. We chose first to go to a temple, then the Imperial Palace gardens, then to Hirijuku for a special treat and all the shopping we wanted. Throughout the trip Akira talked about the Japanese history, t... read more


Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I’ll make my maximum efforts to improve my tours even further.

Billy Billy United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Mt Fuji Motorcycle Tour ”

As the weather was on and off Arti kept in constant communication on go/no go. Everything was a breeze from getting to the Kofu bike shop from Tokyo, renting the bike and the tour itself. Arti is extremely knowledgeable and very kind to stop and explain the history and culture of what we are viewing. 5 star day all around. Next time we will definitely go again with Arti for tours if we are around Japan. Pleasure to have had Arti lead our family on the motorcycle tour.


Thank you very much for your favorable comments. The weather wasn’t perfect but we could enjoy Mt. Fuji area. I will keep improving my tours.

RJ RJ United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Awesome Mt. Fuji Tour ”

Akira (aka Arti) is a great guide. Very knowledgable of the area, kept on schedule, and provided us all of the points in the itinerary. He had fun stories and was great with conversation. He even provided some pointers for shopping for specific souvenir items. Although it is an extra few hundred dollars, the private taxi is worth his recommendation for the Mt. Fuji area - we wouldn't have been able to see everything without it.


Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my efforts to make my tours even better for the future.

Alison Alison Australia
1 year ago

“ 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.


Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my future tours even better.

Dawn Dawn United States ( Friends )
2 years ago

“ 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.


Thank you very much for your positive credential. I will make maximum efforts to make my tours even better.

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