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Chiaki's Tokyo Half-Day Tailor-made Tour (4-hr) with Free Wi-Fi

by Chiaki
(2) Reviews
4h $ 62

Highlights

  • [Now offering value price for the first 3 customers!!]
  • The itinerary will be carefully prepared to best fit to your preference. Typical itinerary items are following. In moderately-paced visit, 2-3 items would be good for a half-day tour.
  • Imperial Palace and its East Garden - formerly served as Edo Castle and now the residence of the Imperial family (closed on Monday and Friday).
  • Akasaka Imperial Guest House - Western-style former palace, currently used as the national guest house (admission 1,000 yen; closed on some days)
  • Hamarikyu Garden - a Japanese-style stroll garden (admission 300 yen), matcha green tea and a Japanese sweet in a tea house (740 yen)
  • Shinjuku Gyoen Garden - a complex of British, French and Japanese gardens with a long history and full of flowers (admission 200 yen)
  • Ueno Park - Japan's first public park with a lot of historical buildings and museums (Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Western art, etc)
  • Tsukiji Fish Market - the world's largest fish market with a lively atmosphere, where you can enjoy fresh sushi and other foods (closed on most Wednesdays; tuna auction is not included)
  • Asakusa - Sensoji Temple with a big red lantern, Nakamise shopping street
  • Meiji Jingu Shrine - a big shinto shrine with a forest, where you can immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere and learn about shinto and how to pray to the deities (admission free)
  • Ginza strolling - upmarket area with luxury brand shops and restaurants
  • Omotesando/Harajuku strolling - good for fashion lovers; lots of upmarket boutiques, 'kawaii' shops, futuristic buildings and cafes
  • Kagurazaka strolling - recommended for those who love non-touristic places; small neighborhood in the city center with slopes and small sideways with nice restaurants and shops.
  • Tokyo Tower - 333m, the former broadcasting tower with an observatory (admission 900 yen; the highest observation deck under repair)
  • Tokyo Skytree - 634m, the world's tallest broadcasting tower with two observatories, shops and restaurants (admission 2,060 yen for the lower deck)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office - twin tower with 2 observatories (admission free)
  • Edo Tokyo Museum - you can learn both old and modern sides of Tokyo (admission 600 yen; temporarily closed from Oct 2017 to March 2018)
  • Ota Memorial Museum of Art - specialized in Ukiyo-e woodblock printing works (admission 700 yen)
  • Hokusai Museum - specialized in Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e woodblock printing works (admission 400 yen)
  • Samurai Museum - you can wear samurai armors and enjoy regular sword battle performance (admission 1,800 yen)
  • Kabukiza Gallery - you can experience what Kabuki is all about by touching some tools used (admission 600 yen)
  • [Limited time event] Yokohama Triennale - once-a-3-year art event held in Yokohama (Aug 4 to Nov 5, 2017; closed on Aug 10 & 24, Sep 14 & 28, Oct 12 & 26) (this can be a full-day excursion)
  • Museums of my recommendation - for art lovers, I pick up temporary/permanent exhibitions that match your preference
  • Architecture spotting - for architecture lovers, I pick up great architectural works in Tokyo; can be a full-day tour if we visit several
  • National Diet of Japan - 1-hour guided tour (free of charge)
  • Tea ceremony - Happoen Garden (2,160 yen), Imperial Hotel Toko-An (2,000 yen), or some other hotels near your place
  • Practical neighborhood walk - in the neighborhood of your hotel/apartment, I will introduce you to nearby local groceries and other convenient facilities; good for long-time stayers
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62.30 USD

People People
1 person 62.30 USD
2 people 80.10 USD
3 ~ 4 people 97.90 USD
5 ~ 6 people 106.80 USD
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 17.80
Hotel pick-up outside Tokyo 23-ward.
$ 13.35

Overview

Tokyo is a modern city with a long history. By this half-day tour, you can enjoy both its history and modern aspects. Please specify 2 places you would like to visit (from the list or anywhere you like). If necessary, I will explain how to move around Tokyo by public transportation. Attending this tour on your 1st or 2nd day in Tokyo, you can get a quick start to move like a local here.

What to Expect

This tour is a half day tour, which can start in the morning or in the afternoon. You can fully enjoy Tokyo simply by choosing whatever you like to do! If you are not familiar with here, you can just choose the most popular places. If you are repeaters of Tokyo, you can choose less known places or specify wherever you would like to visit. If you are interested in specific topics, I will arrange an itinerary to suit it. In addition, I can bring a mobile router for you, so you can upload your wonderful photos even while you are in the tour. Please contact me to get the most of Tokyo in your trip!

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Highlights

  • [Now offering value price for the first 3 customers!!]
  • The itinerary will be carefully prepared to best fit to your preference. Typical itinerary items are following. In moderately-paced visit, 2-3 items would be good for a half-day tour.
  • Imperial Palace and its East Garden - formerly served as Edo Castle and now the residence of the Imperial family (closed on Monday and Friday).
  • Akasaka Imperial Guest House - Western-style former palace, currently used as the national guest house (admission 1,000 yen; closed on some days)
  • Hamarikyu Garden - a Japanese-style stroll garden (admission 300 yen), matcha green tea and a Japanese sweet in a tea house (740 yen)
  • Shinjuku Gyoen Garden - a complex of British, French and Japanese gardens with a long history and full of flowers (admission 200 yen)
  • Ueno Park - Japan's first public park with a lot of historical buildings and museums (Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Western art, etc)
  • Tsukiji Fish Market - the world's largest fish market with a lively atmosphere, where you can enjoy fresh sushi and other foods (closed on most Wednesdays; tuna auction is not included)
  • Asakusa - Sensoji Temple with a big red lantern, Nakamise shopping street
  • Meiji Jingu Shrine - a big shinto shrine with a forest, where you can immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere and learn about shinto and how to pray to the deities (admission free)
  • Ginza strolling - upmarket area with luxury brand shops and restaurants
  • Omotesando/Harajuku strolling - good for fashion lovers; lots of upmarket boutiques, 'kawaii' shops, futuristic buildings and cafes
  • Kagurazaka strolling - recommended for those who love non-touristic places; small neighborhood in the city center with slopes and small sideways with nice restaurants and shops.
  • Tokyo Tower - 333m, the former broadcasting tower with an observatory (admission 900 yen; the highest observation deck under repair)
  • Tokyo Skytree - 634m, the world's tallest broadcasting tower with two observatories, shops and restaurants (admission 2,060 yen for the lower deck)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office - twin tower with 2 observatories (admission free)
  • Edo Tokyo Museum - you can learn both old and modern sides of Tokyo (admission 600 yen; temporarily closed from Oct 2017 to March 2018)
  • Ota Memorial Museum of Art - specialized in Ukiyo-e woodblock printing works (admission 700 yen)
  • Hokusai Museum - specialized in Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e woodblock printing works (admission 400 yen)
  • Samurai Museum - you can wear samurai armors and enjoy regular sword battle performance (admission 1,800 yen)
  • Kabukiza Gallery - you can experience what Kabuki is all about by touching some tools used (admission 600 yen)
  • [Limited time event] Yokohama Triennale - once-a-3-year art event held in Yokohama (Aug 4 to Nov 5, 2017; closed on Aug 10 & 24, Sep 14 & 28, Oct 12 & 26) (this can be a full-day excursion)
  • Museums of my recommendation - for art lovers, I pick up temporary/permanent exhibitions that match your preference
  • Architecture spotting - for architecture lovers, I pick up great architectural works in Tokyo; can be a full-day tour if we visit several
  • National Diet of Japan - 1-hour guided tour (free of charge)
  • Tea ceremony - Happoen Garden (2,160 yen), Imperial Hotel Toko-An (2,000 yen), or some other hotels near your place
  • Practical neighborhood walk - in the neighborhood of your hotel/apartment, I will introduce you to nearby local groceries and other convenient facilities; good for long-time stayers

Important

I was born and brought up in Izumo, Shimane. If you pay for the transportation from Tokyo, I can guide you there (Izumo, Matsue and neighboring cities). No need for my accommodation, because I can stay at my parents' home.

* I will try to use public transportation whenever available/reasonable. Please come wearing comfortable shoes.
* Some items take longer time and some other take shorter. If you are wondering whether the tour can be busy or not, whether visiting such places is possible, just ask me.
* If you need an Internet connection during the tour, upon your request, I will bring a 4G mobile router (no extra cost). If you need it, please let me know in advance. Devices connected are maximum 5.

What‘s included
Guiding fee,
Hotel pick-up and drop-off at a hotel in Tokyo city center,
Wi-fi connection to the guide's mobile router (in case you request).
What‘s not included
Transportation (you and guide; typically **********JPY or 10-15 USD /day /person),
Lunch (you and guide; average lunch price is around 1000 JPY or 10 USD),
Admission fee (you and guide),
Drink and your personal expenses.
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or in front of your next destination in Tokyo
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book for more than 6 people?

[from the Guide] No. On the contrary to the description below (shown from TripleLights), I am sorry that, at this moment, the maximum size of the group is 6, excluding the guide, in order to make sure the tour is comfortably operated.

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 ( 2 )
Excellent
3 months ago |   by Paddy

“ Excellent host and wonderful hospitality ”

I got in touch with Chiaki about 3 months prior to visit. She was extremely responsive, patient and very clear in her articulation. She helped me plan the visit including advice on which area in Tokyo to stay, JR Pass v/s daily tickets, suggestions on places to visit specific to my area of interest, veg food options, wifi routers for rentals and so many other topics, wifi router for rentals. In fact her initial help on these areas even gave me the confidence to travel to Japan- Much as I wanted to visit Japan, I was confounded initially and the prospect of travelling to Japan solo seemed daunting but gradually it seemed more and more manageable thanks to Chiaki. I must mention that Chiaki's approach was not commercially oriented and I believe she spent a lot of time doing research on several subjects such as those described above. I deeply appreciate her efforts especially given that these were above and beyond what the engagement strictly required. From the time we met, she came prepared with a list of things to do, do's and dont's based on my needs or preferences, important info about cherry blossom dates and the status of blooms in the various gardens (cherry blossoms was my main area of interest), and recommended gardens where cherry blossoms were still in full blooms stage such that we avoided or spent less time where the petals had begun to fall. Her suggestions were excellent and I got to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo where the blooms were at their best at that time. I spent just about two days with her, and in this short time she helped me get acquainted with everything essential for me to travel independently rest of the days in Japan- about navigating the public transport system, helping me get and later charge further the suica (prepaid) card, coin lockers, wifi router etc. Chiaki is extremely professional, punctual, kind, patient, cheerful, trustworthy and and her English language communication skills are excellent with little to no trace of accent. She is very easy to talk to, accessible throughout and in fact offered advice and help even after I left Tokyo and while I was in Kyoto and in planning my train trip from Tokyo to Kyoto and back. I consider myself fortunate to have met Chiaki through Triple Lights- I carry back very pleasant memories of my time in beautiful Japan and much credit for this goes to Chiaki.

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6 months ago |   by Yick

“ Local food & shopping at Nakano Sun Mall ”

We booked a 3-hour short tour with Chiaki as we wanted to try out some local "street food" after our visit to Ghibli museum. At first we suggested Shimbashi based on some online reviews, but Chiaki took the initiative to visit the site and gave us a couple of alternative suggestions, since Shimbashi is more for the working class and less suitable for family with kids. Eventually we decided on Nakano Sun Mall - turned out that my daughter was keen to check out the gigantic soft serve at Daily Chiko, which was located near Nakano Broadway. We had a good time shopping for snacks in the area! Chiaki was friendly and gave us some really helpful insights!

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