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One Day Customized Tour in Tokyo

by Tomoko
(50) Reviews
8h $ 291 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The following list covers my recommended places in Tokyo. Let me the places you are interested in from the list below or general preferences and requests. The first 3 spots, Asakusa, Imperial Palace, or Meiji Jingu shrine would be the best choice if you have not been there.
  • 1. Asakusa and Senso-ji temple (district with an atmosphere of old Tokyo and its oldest temple)
  • 2. Imperial Palace and East Gardens (residence of the Imperial Family, former site of Edo castle, and a beautiful park) *admission free
  • 3. Meiji Jingu shrine (dedicated to the spirit of Emperor Meiji, a beautiful forest in the midst of Tokyo)
  • 4. Ueno Park (city park with multiple museums such as Tokyo National Museum, which is the oldest and considered the best. There is also a zoo, shrines, and temples on this historical site.) *admissions vary depending on facilities and exhibitions; most facilities are closed on Mondays
  • 5. Yanaka (district with a pleasant nostalgic atmosphere of old Tokyo with lots of temples and small local shops. Asakura Museum of Sculpture, the former residence and studio of the artist with scenic beauties can also be found here.) *admission to museum: 500 yen / adult, closed on Mondays and Thursdays
  • 6. Koishikawa Korakuen garden and Kagurazaka (traditional Japanese garden; wandering around a town with nostalgic but trendy narrow alleys.) *admission to garden: 300 yen / adult
  • 7. Harajuku (center of Japan's teenage culture and fashion as well as an array of high-end adult shopping.)
  • 8. Shinjuku (district around Japan's busiest station, featuring many large shops, countless restaurants, skyscrapers including Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office building with free observatory, nightlife areas such as Kabukicho, Omoide-yokocho, etc.)
  • 9. Shibuya (prominent landmark of the large intersection known as the Crossing is here, popular district among younger generations, packed with shopping, dining, and nightclubs.)
  • 10. Tsukiji Fish Market (Japan's largest and busiest wholesale market; you can enjoy dining and shopping at its outer market. The inner wholesale market is to be closed and moved to Toyosu during September and October 2018, so we will not visit that.)
  • 11. Hama Rikyu garden and Sumida River Cruise (traditional landscape garden and enjoyable water bus cruise) *admission to park: 300 yen / adult, water bus: 740 yen / adult
  • 12. Ryogoku (town of Sumo wrestling with typical restaurants, excellent museums such as the Sumida Hokusai Museum and the Edo-Tokyo Museum) *admission to Sumida Hokusai: 400 yen / adult, to Edo-Tokyo: 600 yen / adult, both closed on Mondays
  • 13. Fukagawa (relaxing old town in eastern Tokyo with a small, but interesting Edo Fukagawa museum where you are led and immersed into ancient lives of Tokyo commoners and Fukagawa Fudodo, an impressive Buddhist temple hall) *admission to museum: 400 yen / adult, closed on 2nd and 4th Mondays
  • 14. Rikugien garden and Sugamo (most graceful and traditional garden designated as a special national place of scenic beauty; its neighboring district with a temple and shopping street is popular among local seniors, making a sharp contrast of teenagers' Harajuku.) *admission to garden: 300 yen) / adult
  • 15. Tokyo Tower and Zojoji temple (panoramic view of Tokyo and grand Buddhist temple for Tokugawa shogun family) * admission to observatory: 900 yen / adult
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291.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.40
Extra person.
$ 29.12

Overview

Recommended for those who want to make the best of your limited days in Tokyo!
First, choose 1 or 2 places from the selection list in ‘Highlights,’ and let me know your requests.
Then I will suggest the best itinerary especially for you.

What to Expect

・Your limited days will be more satisfying and memorable.
・You will feel safer and more comfortable
It is fun if the destinations are on your list of choices. However, it is sometimes difficult to get what you expect just by yourself when you are abroad and not acquainted with the place.
Give me some clues and I will make a special itinerary for you.
I will take many factors into account, such as your interests, comfort, safety, weather, season, and transportation convenience.

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Highlights

  • The following list covers my recommended places in Tokyo. Let me the places you are interested in from the list below or general preferences and requests. The first 3 spots, Asakusa, Imperial Palace, or Meiji Jingu shrine would be the best choice if you have not been there.
  • 1. Asakusa and Senso-ji temple (district with an atmosphere of old Tokyo and its oldest temple)
  • 2. Imperial Palace and East Gardens (residence of the Imperial Family, former site of Edo castle, and a beautiful park) *admission free
  • 3. Meiji Jingu shrine (dedicated to the spirit of Emperor Meiji, a beautiful forest in the midst of Tokyo)
  • 4. Ueno Park (city park with multiple museums such as Tokyo National Museum, which is the oldest and considered the best. There is also a zoo, shrines, and temples on this historical site.) *admissions vary depending on facilities and exhibitions; most facilities are closed on Mondays
  • 5. Yanaka (district with a pleasant nostalgic atmosphere of old Tokyo with lots of temples and small local shops. Asakura Museum of Sculpture, the former residence and studio of the artist with scenic beauties can also be found here.) *admission to museum: 500 yen / adult, closed on Mondays and Thursdays
  • 6. Koishikawa Korakuen garden and Kagurazaka (traditional Japanese garden; wandering around a town with nostalgic but trendy narrow alleys.) *admission to garden: 300 yen / adult
  • 7. Harajuku (center of Japan's teenage culture and fashion as well as an array of high-end adult shopping.)
  • 8. Shinjuku (district around Japan's busiest station, featuring many large shops, countless restaurants, skyscrapers including Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office building with free observatory, nightlife areas such as Kabukicho, Omoide-yokocho, etc.)
  • 9. Shibuya (prominent landmark of the large intersection known as the Crossing is here, popular district among younger generations, packed with shopping, dining, and nightclubs.)
  • 10. Tsukiji Fish Market (Japan's largest and busiest wholesale market; you can enjoy dining and shopping at its outer market. The inner wholesale market is to be closed and moved to Toyosu during September and October 2018, so we will not visit that.)
  • 11. Hama Rikyu garden and Sumida River Cruise (traditional landscape garden and enjoyable water bus cruise) *admission to park: 300 yen / adult, water bus: 740 yen / adult
  • 12. Ryogoku (town of Sumo wrestling with typical restaurants, excellent museums such as the Sumida Hokusai Museum and the Edo-Tokyo Museum) *admission to Sumida Hokusai: 400 yen / adult, to Edo-Tokyo: 600 yen / adult, both closed on Mondays
  • 13. Fukagawa (relaxing old town in eastern Tokyo with a small, but interesting Edo Fukagawa museum where you are led and immersed into ancient lives of Tokyo commoners and Fukagawa Fudodo, an impressive Buddhist temple hall) *admission to museum: 400 yen / adult, closed on 2nd and 4th Mondays
  • 14. Rikugien garden and Sugamo (most graceful and traditional garden designated as a special national place of scenic beauty; its neighboring district with a temple and shopping street is popular among local seniors, making a sharp contrast of teenagers' Harajuku.) *admission to garden: 300 yen) / adult
  • 15. Tokyo Tower and Zojoji temple (panoramic view of Tokyo and grand Buddhist temple for Tokugawa shogun family) * admission to observatory: 900 yen / adult

Important

★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. I will do all I can to keep you away from such risks, of course.

★ The pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards.

☆ Generally, I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me.

※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.

What‘s included
■guide fee
■hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
■transportation fee (you and guide): about 1,000 yen / person
■lunch
■admission fee if needed
Meeting Point
At your hotel or at any convenient station in central Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel or the final destination
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 50 )
Dan Dan Japan ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kamakura Enoshima Daytrip ”

I jjust wanted to give my feedback on Tomoko and the bus and driver. Most tour guides just dispense information in a monotone and no more as that is their job. It was so refreshing to have a guide that was so knowledgeable, yet spent the time to connect with every person in the group. She tried to make everyone comfortable and cared to personally make sure everyone was accounted for. You could tell she really cared and I think everyone noticed and appreciated that. You could tell by the emotional departure. She mixed area information with personal references which everyone could relate to. I personally appreciated her knowledge and caring attitude and think she was an excellent choice for a guide. I also appreciated the driver's positive and pleasant attitude. And I thought the bu... read more

Tomoko:

Hi Dan-san, Thank you for your great review just after the tour. I feel so honored and happy to be the guide of your group of 22 people on your special trip to Japan. Thank you for working together with me in advance. It might have been a little hard for some of your members to reach the lunch restaurant at the top of Enoshima island, but I’m sure the view and the quality must have worth trying it and they are proud of themselves😊 Thank you for their great work and jolly companionship. I also appreciate our driver’s professionalism and cooperation. We all would say, ‘Safety is the Priority!’ _your friends would know, hahaha. Wishing you all have great time in Hokkaido! 🐻🏔🐟

Meredith Meredith United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ One of the best guides we have ever had! ”

Everything about our tour with Tomoko was exceptional. From start to finish it is clear that she truly cares about providing a customized experience that exceeds expectations. Tomoko is kind, funny, very organized and knowledgeable. She reached out several times prior to our tour to make sure the itinerary was exactly what we wanted. She made the travel to Kamakura seamless and easy. Her personal experience growing up in Kamakura made her the perfect person to show us all the hidden secrets of the city along with some of its more well know sights. She provided rich context about the area in a way that made it fun, accessible and engaging. She told us wonderful stories about everything from famous waka poems to fish markets as we strolled the street. She also helped us take beautiful photos... read more

Tomoko:

Hi Meredith, Thank you for taking your time to write such a great review. I really enjoyed sharing time with you in my hometown Kamakura. We were blessed with beautiful weather that day together with thousands of other tourists in the middle of holiday week. I was impressed that you and Theresa had been visiting so many temples and shrines all around Japan and receiving special stamps and writings of each place. I’m honored to be of your help to collect 4 more in the busy Kamakura on the third day of the new era, Reiwa! 😊 Great idea to enjoy hiking together. Looking forward to seeing you again and enjoying refreshing hike either in Kamakura or somewhere else. I have lots more options :)

Joanna Joanna Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Hakone tour with Tomoko was what we wanted! ”

Tomoko was very informative and organised, patient, kind and caring as we were travelling with 2 young children. She saw our needs and was able to work around our planned itinerary in Hakone based on what our family needed. I highly recommend Tomoko, you won’t be disappointed!

Tomoko:

Hi Joanna! Great to hear from you. Thank you so much for taking your time while still travelling. I really enjoyed sharing the time in Hakone with you. Your children are both so smart and adorable. I’m proud of them and impressed by you, parents’ care and insight. Looking forward to seeing you again either in Japan or in Australia. Enjoy your further stay in Japan. – Auntie, Tomoko😊

Sam Sam United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kamakura for. a day ”

Tomoko was a super guide. She made our day. Organized ,informative, and cheerful we could not have asked for more. We give her 10 stars Maydelle and Sam Fason

Tomoko:

Hi Maydelle and Sam, Thank you for your great review. I feel I was so lucky to share the beautiful sights and moments with you at the ancient temple in the morning. I cannot forget the serenity, the beautiful green after the shower and your smile. Thank you again for finding me out :)

JOHN JOHN United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ The beginning of our trip of a lifetime! ”

We were lucky to be able to obtain the services of Tomoko on our first journey to Tokyo. We began to plan with her almost 8 months ago as we were arriving during one of the busiest times of the year. We spent 3 days in Tokyo, 1 day in Nikko and 1 day in Kamakura. Tomoko was very accommodating to our requests and she is an expert in all the places we wanted to visit. She is a very easy person to get to know and we felt like we came away gaining a new friend. We learned so much about the people, places and history of Japan. If you are traveling to Tokyo, we would recommend that any fellow travelers hire Tomoko whenever you are considering hiring a guide. We had an amazing 5 day experience that we will always remember! She is just the best! John and Charlotte

Tomoko:

Hi dear John and Charlotte! Thank you for your heart-warming review. I feel exactly the same and I was so excited when I finally met you after more than half-year collaboration. I was impressed and learned a lot from your careful preparation and warm consideration. In spite of several rainy days, we did a lot and saw many beautiful sights. I will not forget those fun moments shared with you. They are engraved in my heart just like your hand-made special pendant. Hope you enjoy the rest of your journey. 😊

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