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One Day Customized Tour in Tokyo

8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Tomoko.

  • 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. Japanese traditional gardens, such as Rikugi-en, Hamarikyu-garden, and Kiyosumi- garden. (*admission 150 - 300 yen/adult)
  • 7. Harajuku (center of Japan's teenage culture and fashion as well as an array of high-end adult shopping. You can enjoy Hedgehog & Otter cafe :)
  • 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 Outer Market (Fun market where you can learn Japanese food culture and enjoy fresh seafood, sushi, and other delicious food.)
  • 11. Ginza (Tokyo's largest shopping & dining district, close to traditional Kabuki-za theater.)
  • 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. Koishikawa Korakuen garden and Kagurazaka (traditional Japanese garden; wandering around a town with nostalgic but trendy narrow alleys.) *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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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.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or at any convenient place in central Tokyo
Ending Point At the final destination or any place of your convenience

Inclusions & Exclusions

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


★★Kamakura Hiking tour is now temporarily unavailable due to the damaged pathways caused by the typhoon hitting the area on October 12, 2019.

★ 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.

★ For the evening tour, some extra charge(25%) might be added depending on the time.

☆ 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.

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

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 ( 90 )
4.9 (90) Reviews
Very Good
Susan Susan United States ( Friends )
1 day ago

“ Terrific Tokyo with Tomoko ”

We highly recommend Tomoko. Her organized and yet flexible approach to planning and leading our 1/2 day experience with her made it one of the highlights of our time in Tokyo. Every person in our group of 5 wished we had been able to spend more time with her. Despite our limited time, we did not feel rushed as she helped us make the most of each site, pointing out and explaining specific and unique historic as well as cultural details we might otherwise have missed. She shared lots of information, including photos and other visual information before and after the tour. Tomoko’s genuine interest in other people, her knowledge and enthusiasm for historic and current aspects of Japanese culture AND her sense of humor made her made her an excellent guide for our group.


Thank you for taking your time to post such a nice review, Susan. Yes, I also wished that we could spend more time together! Even though our time was limited, I appreciated it that you clarified what you had done already, where you would visit later, your major interest and what you would not be able to miss before the tour and even during the tour. It’s amazing that we DID cover all those venues without rush, such as Kanda Myojin, Origami Center, Yushima Tenjin, Yanaka, and part of Tokyo National Museum in only 5 hours while enjoying the local Italian restaurant. Thank you again for sharing fun time with you and your great company, Bill, Anne, Pam and Addison. Best wishes! 😊

daniela Daniela Switzerland ( Couple )
3 days ago

“ one day with tomoko ”

we spent a wonderful exiting relaxing day with tomoko. struggling around in yanaka and ueno, looking at temples, shops, different surroundings, cementary, learning a lot of tokyos history. eating soba noodles and sake in a small nontouristic place. we love tomoko.


Thank you for your warm review and for sharing relaxing Saturday together, Daniela and Peter. We did not visit many places but I’m glad you enjoyed strolling around and appreciating the local areas of Nezu, Yanaka, and Ueno. We were lucky to see the Japanese family event of ‘7-5-3,’ and so many adorable young children dressed up in Kimono! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay and the Tokyo National Museum fully. With love – Tomoko😊

Don Don Canada ( Couple )
6 days ago

“ Wonderful! ”

Tomoko was not only knowledgeable and responsive, she was also very kind and fun and empathetic. We could tell she really wanted us to learn about and have a great experience in Tokyo and Japan. We have had good guides in other countries but she was the best ever! Highly recommended.


Thank you for posting such a nice review just after we departed! I really enjoyed every moment shared with you and Joan, all the gardens, flowers, Koi fish, birds, Buddhist temples and statues, food, brightly lit downtown, and such and such. Above all, I enjoyed the conversation with you two. I’m impressed with your choice of accommodation and the way to acclimate yourself to different culture. I feel very my blessed to talk with you Joan😊 Thank you again, Don and Joan. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan.

Svetlana Svetlana Switzerland ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent experience ”

We toured 2 days with Tomoko, in Tokyo and Kamakura. She is an excellent guide and an incredibly nice person! Knowledgeable, flexible, open-minded. We learnt a lot! Kamakura being her childhood place it added a very personal feeling to all the experience. Thank you Tomoko:))


Thank you for the two fun and beautiful days, Svetlana and Lemy! I’m so glad you enjoyed the days, too. We explored a little hidden places both in Tokyo and Kamakura. As your interests were varied and spontaneous, we could experience a lot unexpected. I will never forget the beautiful sunset of Kamakura beach and the tides and water we dipped our legs into. :) ありがとうございました。とてもたのしかったです。またね!(Thank you very much. That was so much fun. See you again!)

Alon Alon Israel ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Two days in Tokyo ”

Tomko guided us for 2 days in Tokyo (3 adults from Israel) . She showed us the city in the best way with her great knowledge. We learned so much, and had the opportunity to see things that we would never see without her guidance. In addition,her excitment and love to the city is well felt, and added to the whole experience. We recommend Tomko's guidance to anyone who wants to have a significant trip in Tokyo.


Thank you for your great review, Alon. I really enjoyed the company of you and your lovely children. The weather on our first day was not quite favorable, but we did a lot both outdoors and indoors, from the jam-packed train and downtown to calm, quiet local districts. The coffee cheered us up! It was also fun to learn a little bit about each other’s culture and languages. I’m also glad that you found the perfect souvenir for your wife at the last moment of our tour. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay and see you again in the future. Thank you Alon, Kim, and Idan.😊

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