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One Day Customized Tour in Tokyo


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.

Itinerary

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

Important

★★Hokone tour has currently only limited routes available due to the damage caused by the typhoon with heavy rainfall hitting the area on October 12, 2019.

★★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 ( 84 )
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Martin Martin United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Outstanding pre-cruise Tokyo tour with Tomoko ”

Our family of three had an absolutely wonderful full day tour of Tokyo with Tomoko. She is highly personable, knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. Our tour was conducted under somewhat challenging circumstances in that it took place the day following a major typhoon in Japan, which necessitated some changes in scheduling and itinerary. In addition, my wife has a mobility impairment which limits our itinerary to some extent. Tomoko fashioned an itinerary that was highly responsive to these limitations and the different interests of all of us. We have already booked an additional tour with her at the conclusion of our cruise. We have taken private tours in a number of ports over the years and never found a better guide. She is most highly recommended. Martin S.

Tomoko:

Thank you so much for your great review, Martin. I really appreciate all your patience, flexibility, and understanding you showed in the unusual situation. Our fun tour was a result of the great collaboration of us all including our very kind driver. I’m proud of Cindy’s great effort walking all through Ueno Park constantly smiling. Impressed with the beautiful pics Stephanie took as well 😊 I’m planning to make your next tour enjoyable and memorable again, so keep in touch. Enjoy your cruise and looking forward to seeing you again in November!.

Michele Michele Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ What an absolutely fabulous day! ”

Had such a great time with Tomoko! She has such a warm, vibrant personality and makes all the information she imparts interesting, colourful and memorable. She took us to taste “the best of” various foods we’d been wanting to try and just wish we could have fit it more! Tomoko made the day so much fun! What a delightful way to see Tokyo!

Tomoko:

Thank you so much for your sweet review, Michele😊 I cannot forget your adorable face with pleasant surprise when you took a bite of every new thing you tried! It was just like the good luck hammer you got for sister. Every time you hit (bite), fortunes and happiness pop out! Thank you again for sharing the great day, Michele and Chris. Hope to see you again♪

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Tomoko is the ticket to a GREAT trip ”

Once acquainted with Tomoko, my husband and I knew we were in great hands. She toured us around the Asakusa area of Tokyo, the Ueno gardens and Sensoji Temple, and Tomoko’s insight was as wonderful as her company. On day two, Tomoko led us on a fantastic adventure to Hakone that included time at a beautiful onsen. We had such a good time (Tomoko included), and it felt like my husband and I were on vacation with a (very knowledgeable) friend. If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, don’t hesitate to book Tomoko as your guide. Like us, you’ll be so glad that you did.

Tomoko:

Thank you for your great review, and most of all, for sharing the memorable two days together, Laura and Paul. It was a kind of accident, but I’m glad you enjoyed Kappabashi, the kitchen-goods street. I really enjoyed talking with you over lunch and at Onsen, which I’m sure you feel the same. I will not forget you rescued me getting off the bus on the way, the relaxing time at Onsen and the beauty of its garden shared with you. ‘Ah Gokuraku, Gokuraku ♨‘(Ah, paradise, paradise). Thank you so much! 😊

Rodney Rodney Australia ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Family visit to Japan ”

Our family had a wonderful time enjoying the highlights of Tokyo and Nikko, we were so fortunate to have Tomoko to help us enjoy this experience. Meeting Tomoko was like meeting a friend, such a thoughtful caring person, who has a genuine interest in sharing her passion of Japan with visitors. We appreciated her knowledge of history and the fact that she was able to help us navigate our way around so seamlessly. Had fun visiting some local areas and trying the local fare. Thank you Tomoko, we certainly had a memorable time, lots of laughs and we would not hesitate to book again or recommend Tomoko. The O’Rourke family- Tasmania

Tomoko:

Thank you for sharing the fun 3 days together and for your great review. I’m so happy that you enjoyed Tokyo highlights and the excursion to Nikko by Shinkanesen😊 I’m proud that Frances walked a lot and adventurously tasted many different kinds of Japanese food! I hope you enjoy the cruise and visiting many other areas of Japan. Very much looking forward to seeing you again, Andrea, and Frances♪

Dominique Dominique South Africa ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great first day ”

It was great to go on tour on our first day in Japan with Tomoko to immerse ourselves in the Japanese culture. Japan is an amazing country! Tomoko is very knowledgeable about the sights we visited. She is very friendly and helpful. Thank you Tomoko for a lovely tour and making it so special.

Tomoko:

Thank you for your great review and, above all, letting me join your special anniversary trip to Japan, Dominique. I was impressed that you had prepared your trip so well. At this time, I’m sure you and Craig have visited many cities and become the expert travelers in Japan!! Your children are lucky! Wishing you have more fun and discoveries while you stay in Japan.

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