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One Day Customized Tour in Tokyo

by Tomoko
(14) Reviews
8h $ 256 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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Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 32.04
Extra person.
$ 26.70

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, but there are a few days when I'm available only after 10 a.m. 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 ( 14 )
Marisa Marisa Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful trip with a wonderful guide ”

Tomoko was an excellent guide that I would definitely recommend to anyone. Her tour allowed us to see so many great places in one day: 1) Zojoji temple and Tokyo Tower (Shiba area)  2) Sensoji temple, Asakusa  3) Kappabashi street (all goods to run restaurants) -here we went to a special japanese knife shop  4) via Butsudan street to Ueno area  5) Local Soba(back wheat) noodle restaurant 6) Ueno station and Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) street  7) Ueno Park - statue of Saigo Takamori, Kiyomizu Kannon temple hall, the face of Great Buddha, Ueno Toshogu shrine, etc.  8) Yanaka area - Kanneji temple, Yanaka cemetary (the last Shogun's tomb), Tennoji temple, and some other small temples and quiet residential area  9) Imperial Palace East Gardens, Outer Gardens, Nijubashi (the double bridg... read more

Tomoko:

Hi Marisa and Florian! Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review for me. Yes, we visited so many interesting places just in one day. It’s amazing. I’m proud of you. I’m glad you enjoyed differences of those areas. As you saw, Tokyo has many different faces and features. I genuinely enjoyed the time shared with you. The only thing I regret is that we couldn’t go through the grand gate of Zojoji (Three Emancipation Gate) because it was closed, and we still stay ‘greedy, angry and stupid’ _ hahaha. It’s just a joke. I was impressed how you are nice-hearted and smart. See you someday, again. Take care!😊 Tomoko

Chirag Chirag United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ perfact day tour ”

Tomoko was amazing in customizing day tour with good time management and selecting places of my interest! She made tour very informative by mixing history, current realities, culture and engaging conversations! Also helped in picking proper lunch place (me being vegetarian) and souvenir shopping! She was punctual, knowledgeable about places, commute, and where to take pictures :) She was able to communicate in effective English and made entire day fun with various random discussions ...which helped learning about Tokyo, people, real estate, challenges and fun aspects! Highly recommend if you have a limited time, want to see what you want and learn from local expert!

Tomoko:

Hi Chirag. Thank you very much for writing a nice review for me. I’m glad you enjoyed your only free day in Tokyo. I also enjoyed sharing info and exchange opinions with you about the world we are in. It is one of the fun parts of private tours, isn’t it? It was also nice of you to make it clear before planning what you want to see and what you are not to eat, which was very helpful when I customized your tour. I’m sure you will be back to Japan with your family next time. Hope to see you then. Thank you again. – Tomoko😊

Maria Maria United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A full day of walking the best of Tokyo ”

We met Tomoko early in the morning and started off on the subway to explore Tokyo's parks, temples, food, stores and more. She was very knowledgeable about the history and spoke excellent English (she formerly taught English I believe). What is harder to convey adequately is just what a lovely person she was - we thoroughly enjoyed both the day and spending time with her. And it was clear she thoroughly enjoyed teaching interested visitors about her country's history and culture. She did a great job helping us understand the options and make intelligent choices based on the logistics, timing etc. And as she saw our interests she suggested some possible tweaks to the itinerary, and took us to see some real jewels that were just off the beaten paths. We would absolutely go back to her ... read more

Tomoko:

Thank you very much for your warm, encouraging review, Maria. Yes! I thoroughly enjoyed your interests and sharing a bit of our culture and history with you. The Soba shop the lady at the info recommended was perfect, wasn’t it? I went to thank her the other day when I just dropped by and she loved it. I was impressed how you selected the best items as souvenirs for all your family members. They were all beautiful and practical, too! Wasn’t it lucky that we had just escaped from thunder and lightning at the end? I believe it was a piece of luck the dancing lion brought to you! Stay lucky and smiling. I’m looking forward to seeing you someday again. – Tomoko😊

Wayne Wayne Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tokyo nature in the city ”

I spent a wonderful morning with Tomoko visiting some of the gardens and shrines around the Shinjuku area. If you are looking for a knowledgeable friendly guide to show you around Tokyo I would highly recommend her services.

Tomoko:

Hi Wayne! Thank you very much for taking your time to write a nice review while still traveling. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the tour although it was in your short layover and the weather was not quite favorable. I’m impressed by your enthusiasm to make every moment as a chance to take good photos even in the rain. The trees and forests in Meiji Jingu and Shinjuku Gyoen must have loved it!! Me? Of course, I did! See you soon again on your way back home.– Tomoko😊

Roxana Roxana United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Perfect day with the perfect guide ”

Tomoko is very knowledgeable and has truly high professionalism standards. I only had a day to spent in Tokyo, I wanted to make the most out of it, and I certainly owe this to Tomoko. I have described her my priorities and she designed a captivating and perfectly balanced day; I have learnt a myriad things about the Japanese history and culture, and also about mundane and practical aspects of the Japanese life. She carries a book with pictures, old prints, maps and text that help her to describe the topic in detail and make a point. She is punctual, energetic, and has a great senses of humor; one day in Tokyo is short, but she made it very memorable for me.

Tomoko:

Hi Roxana! Thank you so much for your warm, encouraging review. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour. You can tell easily from the pictures that I really enjoyed it, too! Yes, we laughed a lot together ! I’m impressed by your energy to try to make the most of your limited time and to enjoy it. My best regards to you. See you someday again😊

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