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Colorful Walking Tour in Tokyo [Cherry Blossom Viewing in Shinjuku Gyoen]

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8h $ 223 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Shinjuku Gyoen
  • Meiji Jingu(praying for happiness)
  • Meiji Jingu Gaien and Harajuku(the legacy of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games)
  • Two wonderful museums(Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, fine arts and Japanese-style garden)
  • A panoramic view from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatory
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222.50 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Overview

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory(a panoramic view) - Shinjuku Gyoen National Park - Meiji Jingu Gaien(a famous street lined with ginkgo trees) - Nezu Art Museum(besides exhibits, a wonderful Japanese garden) - Omote Sando(a high-end shopping street) - Ota Memorial Museum(specializing in Ukiyo-e, wood-block printing) - Meiji Shrine

What to Expect

Tokyo is changing toward the 2020 Olympic Games. Everyone participating in this tour naturally feels both old and modern Tokyo. In Sninjuku Gyoen, Nezu Art Museum and Meiji Shrine, there are still many traditions. However, when you walk along the route, you can see the townscape being changed more sophisticated.
For example, on the way along the route, the new National Stadium(a venue of the 2020 Olympics opening ceremony ) are being constructed. Japan seems to harmonize between traditions and futuristic styles more than ever. You will also be sure to become aware of real development and traditional aspects in Tokyo through this tour.

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Hiroyuki Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Shinjuku Gyoen
  • Meiji Jingu(praying for happiness)
  • Meiji Jingu Gaien and Harajuku(the legacy of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games)
  • Two wonderful museums(Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, fine arts and Japanese-style garden)
  • A panoramic view from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatory

Important

We are to walk through the whole route on foot to find out more about Tokyo, so it is good for you to wear light clothes and shoes. The total distance is 8 km(5 miles) , so it is estimated that we are to walk for about two hours. Instead of walking throughout the tour, I will be flexible as to whether to use transportation systems or not.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
- Transportation fee(you and guide)
- Lunch(about 1000 yen to 2000 yen per person)
- Dinner(about 3000 yen to 5000 yen per person)
- Entrance fee(about 2000 yen per person)
Depart From
A hotel in Tokyo
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

Frequently Asked Questions

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 ( 6 )
Excellent
1 month ago |   by Rania

“ Excellent guide! ”

Hiroyuki was better than the best need I say more. He is funny patient and thrives to make his customer happy. And creates an itenrary that is perfect to our needs. He took us all over town. Fish market, haroujouko & Ginza. And we eat at a great Hibashi restaurant. And we didn’t feel rushed.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Robert

“ Lovely Trip - a view of new and old. ”

Hiroyuki was very kind. The tour he brought us on was great and each stop had significance. We anchored the trip with the Shinjuku Gyoen and how its role changed from an aristocrats residence to an imperial garden after the Meiji restoration, along with viewing of the cherry blossoms and some great photo opportunities. We walked past the gymnasium built for the 1964 olympics and the site of the new stadium for the 2020 olympics. Even briefly stopping at the Meiji Memorial Picture gallery we learned about the life and role of the Meiji Emporer and the changes he brought about. We learned about the poetry of the Emporer and his court at the Nezu museum, we experienced the modern culture that was made possible by this history as we walked along Omote-sando and Takeshita street, and it was all tied together at our visit to Meiji Jingu, where we was prints of the images at the Meiji Memorial Picture gallery, the poetry displayed by the Meiji Emporer, the potential changes to the old-style station for the 2020 olympics. He was a very kind guide, my 5-year old daughter was very impressed by him, the trip was very well planned and we stayed right on schedule even though we had to make an emergency bathroom hunt. The food was great, and we had a lot of opportunities for great pictures and stops in tourist shops without needing impede the tour. It made a wonderful memory.

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Marshall

“ Great tour of Tokyo ”

As first time visitors to Japan (parents and 2 teenagers), we hired Hiroyuki to help us simplify and streamline the logistics of getting around Tokyo. We wanted to spend time seeing things, not figuring out how to get from point A to point B. We also wanted to see some of Tokyo "behind the scenes" or "off the beaten path". We had a good sense from various books of what we wanted to see, but weren't sure of the best order in which to see them. We sent our list of Hiroyuki and he organized it into three full days of touring, including picking out great spots for meals and taking us into some back streets to see how people live on a daily basis. After our initial plan was established, he was flexible to adapt it as our pre-trip discussions with friends said "you've got to see this". He figured out where to add these new things and made recommendations about what to drop. He was very knowledgeable about all the sites, got us around the train system smoothly and was a pleasure to be with. His written and spoken English is very good...he's got an amazing vocabulary for someone for whom English is not their native language. But interestingly, he sometimes had a hard time understanding simple questions from us. But that in no way hindered our experience. You can be confident Hiroyuki will take good care of you.

Excellent
8 months ago |   by Alice

“ Tokyo beginning ”

Hiroyuki, was an outstanding guide, he shared a lifetime of experiences, we all enjoyed being part of Tokyo, riding the trains walking through the parks and enjoying the historical sites so beautifully maintained. Hiroyuki' flexiblity and city knowledge enhanced our first time experience in Tokyo.

Excellent
8 months ago |   by Rene

“ Excellent cutomized kid friendly Pokémon Go walking tour. ”

My two boys had an excellent time roaming Odaiba searching for Pokémon. Hiroyuki prepared an excellent itinerary based on our requirements. From the the subway rides to the Tonkatsu lunch and ending up at the Pokémon Mega Center in Ikebukuro. He also explained all the interesting sites along the way. Definitely a great experience. Thanks, Hiroyuki!

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