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One Day Customized Tour in Tokyo

by Tomoko
(34) Reviews
8h $ 288 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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Price up to 5 people
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Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.00
Extra person.
$ 28.80

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 ( 34 )
Helene Helene United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ A Five Star Tour ”

Before arriving, an artist friend and & I shared with Tomoko our particular interests on this, our first trip to Tokyo. Not only did Tomoko devise a tour that answered our specific requests but her own historical and cultural knowledge -- plus a winning personality -- added more than we ever could ever have hoped for. We covered so much territory on this one outing -- from temples, shrines, a cemetery, and park to an art gallery and origami center (!) -- that we would not have discovered on our own. But above all, it was as if we were seeing it all with a new friend who knew exactly what we wanted. It could not have been more enjoyable and informative. What a winning combination.

Tomoko:

Thank you so much to post a great review for our tour and me. I was impressed you both had researched a lot in each way and had lists of the places of your interest. It was my great pleasure to work together with you to make the day enjoyable for both of you. Some of the venues you listed were where I do not usually visit. I really appreciate your broadening my views and experiences. Not just the places, I feel I could be more adventurous when I choose my cloths. Wishing you did not ask ten different locals people trying to find out your destinations the next day 😊 Thank you and I look forward to seeing you again, Helene and Pat.

Belinda Belinda Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Amazing half-day Tokyo tour getting a taste of Japanese food and culture ”

Because of Tomoko our first memories of Tokyo are fond ones shared with a new friend, and for that we cannot recommend choosing her as your personal Tokyo tour guide enough! Tomoko is as knowledgeable about her home country, as she is friendly and generous (which is A LOT). She is extremely responsive and will make the time shared with her very special. Our group consisted of four Aussie friends visiting Japan for the first time and when Tomoko asked how we wanted to spend our day, we asked to focus on trying lots of different Japanese food and visiting the 'must-see' attractions of the city. Instantly, Tomoko sent through an itinerary that matched our request perfectly and we were on our way to see the Meiji-Jingu shrine, Tsujiki Market and Senso-ji! From the very start of our t... read more

Tomoko:

Hi Belinda, Will, Lucy and Jordan! Thank you for your great review. I really enjoyed the time shared with you all. I was so impressed by your interest and curiosity in our culture. Also, so quick to absorb anything and learn how to ride trains and transfer around in busy Tokyo although you did not know there were any train and subway in Tokyo and walked as far as 25km the previous day! Hahaha. What I enjoyed most with you is to see how much and how happily you eat here and there 😊 I’m proud of your appetite! I’m relieved to hear you safely enjoyed skiing/snowboarding in Niseko. Tanoshikatta-desune, Oishikatta-desune :) See you soon!

Laura Laura United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour guide in Tokyo with Tomoko! ”

We have just finished our first day with Tomoko, and we are absolutely thrilled with having her for our guide! Before our trip she corresponded well with us through email to organize and plan our itinerary and days. She matched our itinerary so well with what we had expressed our interests are. Yet, she was also very flexible along the way as we decided how to see and do interesting things in the city. She is thoughtful and informative and gives great insights to everything we are seeing and experiencing. She has wonderful suggestions and she paces activities and sights to see just perfectly. She is so helpful and pleasant. Tomoko has really made our Tokyo adventure so special, and we have made wonderful memories on our tour with her. We can’t imagine anyone better than Tomoko to na... read more

Tomoko:

Hi Laura and all! Thank you very much for posting such a nice review just after the tour. That was a great valentine day for me, too. I like the way how all of you think and care about other family members, which made my heart warmed💛 I also appreciate it a lot that you always listened to my stories attentively and show great interest and respect to our culture and the differences even while you are busy tasting, photographing, and shopping. Wishing you have great days in Kyoto and very much looking forward to our reunion on the second day in Tokyo. More fun experiences and sights will be waiting for you! Thank you again. 😊

Emily Emily United Kingdom ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kamakura Day Trip ”

I had a lovely day with Tomoko visiting Kamakura. Tomoko designed a proposal for me to suit my work schedule and met me at my hotel in Tokyo. We travelled to Kamakura together and on the way she showed me the various maps, information packs she had brought for me. In Kamakura, Tomoko provided a huge amount of historical, local information and clearly knows a lot about the area having lived there for many years! Her plan allowed us plenty of time in each place and at no point did I feel rushed, despite having to be back in Tokyo for a meeting that afternoon. I learned so much and would highly recommend Tomoko as a guide. She was friendly and easygoing and the whole day was fantastic.

Tomoko:

Hi dear Emily! Thank you for your great review. I really enjoyed the time shared with you in Kamakura. You are just like my daughters’ generation, so it was fun for me to hear your stories, views, and ideas. It was like a refreshing breeze! After the tour, I saw the film, ‘One Cut of the Dead.’ That was hilarious! Also, thank you for showing your interest to my old stories when I was in my teens _ hahaha. Wishing you the very best for your future career and your own life, too.

Sally-Anne Sally-Anne Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing memorable experience of Tokyo highlights over 4 days ”

Tomoko was a fantastic guide and we highly recommend her! Her depth and breadth of knowledge was remarkable and her flexibility just great. We spent 3 half days of our 4 day visit to Tokyo with Tomoko. And we visited so many interesting places including: Asakusa (temple and lively town), Tsukiji Outer Market (food tasting extraordinaire!) Kappabashi (foodie heaven of kitchen and cutlery shops), Uneo Park (history and temples), Yanaka (matcha tea ceremony - one of the highlights), Imperial Palace gardens (including impromptu taxi drive around the area with very knowledgeable driver translated by Tomoko), Fukagawa Fudodo (temple in the old town with fire ceremony). In the later afternoons and evenings we had time to explore ourselves and took in Tokyo station, Shinjuku and the Samura... read more

Tomoko:

Hi Sally-Anne! Thank you very much to take your time to write such a nice review and share what we did together in details. Yes, we visited many places in three days and shared a lot of memorable moments. We laughed a lot, too! Our last visiting spot was the GIRL’s town, Harajuku, and I will not forget the sweet picture that you and Peter enjoyed sharing that crepe. So sweet😊 Say hello to Vija! Her ideas and supports were just great. My very best wishes to you all!

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