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Edo and Tokyo Tour: East Gardens of the Imperial Palace & Ueno/Edo Tokyo Museum


Tokyo
4 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is one of the Must-See spots in Tokyo, I believe.
The gardens are quite beautiful and there was the castle of the Capital approximately four hundred years ago and now around there is the business center of Japan.

After visiting the East Gardens, we will visit Ueno Park, which also has some historical buildings and wonderful museums, or Edo-Tokyo Museum.

Itinerary

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  • East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
  • Tokyo Station
  • Ueno Park (Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Kiyomizu Kannondo Temple, the exterior of National Museum of Western Art etc.)

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What to Expect

You can see one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in Tokyo and have an overview of the capital Tokyo and about the Shoguns and the Imperial family.
We will visit many Insta spots in the East Gardens, Tokyo Station and Ueno Park.

If you would like to visit the Tokyo National Museum or Ueno Zoo, I will guide you to the entrances and give an overview where to go to see the things of your interest, so you could take your time on your own if you would like to.

TNM has an excellent collection of Buddhist statues, swords, Ukiyoe, woodblock paintings, kimono, paintings etc.
Some people spend the whole afternoon at the museum.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At the lobby of your hotel in Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama
Ending Point At your hotel or the places in Ueno Park if you prefer to

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo, The guide's Admission fee for Tokyo National Museum/ Ueno Zoo

East Gardens are Admission Free

What‘s not included

Transportation fare (You and guide: From Tokyo Station to Ueno by JR Train is 160 yen, the rest depends on where your hotel is),

meals, snacks, drinks,

admission fee (The tour is possible to visit only toll free areas)

[[ Ueno Zoo]]: Adults (16-64) 600 yen, Seniors (65+) 300 yen, Students (13-15) 200 yen ,Children (0-12) Free
[[ Tokyo National Museum]] (Permanent Exhibitions Adults: 620 yen, University Students: 410 yen, High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free
[[ National Museum of Nature and Science]] (Permanent Exhibitions Adults: General and university students: 620 yen, High-school students and younger: Free)

Important

No Mondays or Fridays, because East Gardens are closed

It will be first booked, first served basis.

If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)

If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself.
It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.

It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit.
Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.
Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.

If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.

No Mondays and Fridays tour, because East Gardens will be closed on Mondays and Fridays and the Tokyo National Museum will be closed on Mondays except National Holidays.

We are supposed to walk a lot, so PLEASE WEAR WALKING SHOES. Highheels or sandals might give you a hard time.
There is no cab services in the East Gardens or Ueno Park :-)

There is BAGGAGE INSPECTION at the entrances of East Gardens.

The places to visit in Ueno Park is up to you and your interest.

Feel free to make inquiries or request by sending me messages.

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

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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.

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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?

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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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CHERYL CHERYL United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Fabulous tour with Yoko! ”

Yoko was an excellent tour guide. She devised a tour with our interests as well as “must sees” as a newbie to Japan. Yoko is extremely organized and knowledgeable. Our time with her was well spent. We learned a lot and would definitely recommend Yoko for an enjoyable tour of Tokyo.

Yoko:

Thank you for a wonderful review. I had a great day with both of you. When I see works of Yayoi Kusama, I will remember you and the wonderful conversations we had that day. Nikko is also an amazing place to visit for an art fan like you, so please come again. Thank you again!!

Edward Edward United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Perfection ”

As stated in earlier review. Perfect guide for perfect trip

Yoko:

Thank you so much for your review, Mr. McGuire. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you, Kelly, Kirsten and Jordan, Tokyo, Nikko and Lake Kawaguchiko. All of you were so intelligent, beautiful and so sweet, so I had a great time during the three days. I'll be looking forward to seeing you coming back with them or your other grandchildren. Please take care till then. Thank you again for the wonderful days!!

jim Jim Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Japan Overview ”

We had a good day with Yoko exploring all aspects of our local surroundings as per an itinerary we had designed. The day was cold and eventually wet, but we continued through our itinerary despite the elements. It was a long day but we managed to see everything that we had set out to see and explore. Yoko was very knowledgeable and was able to provide the context details that made the journey more interesting.

Yoko:

Thank you very much for your review. It was too bad it started to rain but we dropped by to get umbrellas even though some of you didn't like to use them. I hope you could find something interesting at Sekaido and enjoyed your stay in Japan. Sakura (Cherry blossoms) are very beautiful in Spring, so please come to see them in the future. Please take care!!

Marcella Marcella United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Family trip on Tokyo ”

Yoko was very knowledgeable and very patient with my youngest who complained all day about walking. She took us to soo many different sights and taught us about why the Japanese do what they do and showed us how to cleanse ourselves before entering a temple. Sometimes she did walk super fast ahead of us and would be talking so we couldn’t hear but she was overall amazing.

Yoko:

Thank you for your review. It must be tough for your younger daughter when she couldn't sleep well and had jet lag but I was quite amazed that her sister agreed to walk the extra block to enjoy the view . I walked ahead of you when we went to the Disney Store and I told your husband that I would go to the counter ahead of you to ask if they dealt with the tickets but maybe you didn't get that message. Sometimes some of you seemed to be completely indifferent so I started to explain. Well, we did cover a lot in a day. I hope you enjoyed Disney Resort.

Rebecca Rebecca United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Very knowledegeable of Tokyo, the sites, and the history at each place ”

Yoko was very nice, on time, flexible to my preferences, and spent extra time to make sure I got to do everything I wanted to do. She's an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable on the history of the city and tourist attractions.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for a great review, Rebecca san. I was so glad to guide you around because you appreciated each site so much. Not only sites, we had good time having Okonomiyaki and geniune Japanese sweets and Matcha together. Thank you so much for your generiosity, too. There are still so much to see, so I wish I could see you soon again. Till then, please take care!!

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