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

by Yoko
(33) Reviews
4h $ 138 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • 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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Extra hour: e.g. Akihabara one-hour stop-by option (Having lunch at UD....
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$ 13.65

Overview

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.

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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Highlights

  • 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.)

Important

No Mondays or Fridays, because East Gardens are closed

DURING MARCH & APRIL, it will be first booked, first served basis.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

If you're interested in NIKKO, MOUNT FUJI or TOKYO, please check the tours before you make inquiries.

It's impossible to make quotation 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.

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)
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
Duration
4 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 ( 33 )
Randal Randal United States ( Friends )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Day in Nikko ”

She met us on time at our hotel. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We got to see everything in Nikko that we wanted to see, and then some. She had very good management. I highly recommend her as a guide for Nikko, or anywhere else.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for writing a prompt review, Randy. I'm happy you choose me as your Nikko guide during your 4th visit to Japan. We could see the beautiful Kegon Falls, Mount Nantai and Lake Chuzenji. In the World Heritage area, we could visit Shinkyo Bridge, Rinnoji Sanbutsudo, Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Jinja Shrine, Taiyuin Mausoleum, and one of my favorites, Kanaya Samurai House, the first Cottage Inn for welcoming westerners in Japan. It was quite interesting finding out you know so much of Japan even before I explain to you. I hope you and Scott will enjoy your rest of the stay in Japan. I wish you luck with your studying Nihongo and I wish I can see you soon again. ランディーさん、スコットさん、どうもありがとうございました。また会いましょう!! read more

Maria Maria Ireland ( Family )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Wonderful experience in Nikko ”

We had a great day trip from Tokyo to Nikko with Yoko. Yoko went above and beyond to ensure our group had an exceptional visit. Her attention to detail in terms of planning before the visit and care and advice in ensuring that we were prepared for the next stage of our trip was fantastic. Nikko itself is beautiful & well worth a visit. Yoko’s knowledge brought the historic sites to life for us. Yoko also made use of the train journey by teaching some of us how to make paper cranes! Thanks for a great trip. Maria, Robert, Lourda & David (Ireland)

Yoko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Maria. I really enjoyed that Nikko visit myself having the privilege of meeting such amazing people like all of you, Maria, Robert, Lourda and David. It remains as a sweet memorable day. Please come to Japan again and see the other beautiful seasons, too. Thank you again for everything.

DOROTHY DOROTHY Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A True excellent Tour guide ”

Like many other travelers' review about Ms Yoko , is true, she is highly knowledgeable and energetic. Everything that she planned for our sightseeing trip was perfect. She had made every effort to cheer everyone in my group of 4, including my helper , who is a Myanmar. Yoko made an extra errand and effort to bring her to the land of fabric outlets. My helper bought for her mum and herself quite a bit of very reasonable priced silk . The fabrics are beautiful and of very high quality. (Oh Yoko, you have missed watching that "Overjoyed and Grateful " smile of hers ) On our way back to Singapore , I asked my 2 kids " What do you missed most about Tokyo? "....Both exclaimed almost at once ..." YOKO " !. See....She is that charming with such great personality ! We were impres... read more

Yoko:

What a sweet review!! I'm completely flattered. It was a great pleasure for me to meeting all of you. I already miss all of you so much. I love the way that Jayden appreciated Ootoro and Chutoro, even knowing cod is delicious. He is so smart that I'm looking forward to his future. Grace was so cute and she made her and our day dancing on the stage of Kawaii Monster's Cafe. Your helper were so faithful that she deserved What a sweet review!! I'm flattered. It was a great pleasure for me to meeting all of you. I love the way that Jayden appreciated Ootoro and Chutoro, even knowing cod is delicious. He is so smart that I'm looking forward to his future. Grace was so cute and she made her and our day dancing on the stage of Kawaii Monster's Cafe. Your helper were so faithful tha... read more

Lynn Lynn Australia ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Caring & knowledgeable local guide ”

Yoko was very timely, provided clear agenda for day and kept our family on time to ensure we achieved our tour objectives. She also gave us additional walking tours around neighborhoods after our tea ceremony experience, we enjoyed witnessing what locals do and best snacks to have on a busy walking tour day. Despite our family’s needs and questions for Yoko, she was very patient and tried her best to answer all our questions. In fact went above & beyond to provide follow up tips for our free day in Tokyo. Nothing beats local expertise and recommendations. Overall, we are very happy and thankful for Yoko’s guidance and care.

Yoko:

Thank you, Lynn, for such a great review. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family. I had a great time talking with you and your family. Every one of you were so polite. I'm glad you liked Yanaka. It is a town still keeping the flavor of good ol' days of Tokyo. Yomogi mangu and "melon pan" were delicious, weren't they? About the question about the size of the tea bowls that Steven asked, it is larger because we whisk in the same bowls. I hope Steven could find something he could add to his collection of Tokoname-yaki. I wish I could also show you the awesome sculptures of Nikko, the World Heritage, some day. I'll be looking forward to seeing you soon.

Bill Bill United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ You need a guide in Tokyo and Yoko is great ”

The 1st thing to Understand is that Tokyo is huge and you really maximize your time by having a guide taking you to the places you want to see in the most efficient manner. 2nd - English is a very distant 2nd language - so if you can’t speak Japanese you will get frustrated without a guide. 3rd - Japan is very formal and generally speaking reserved. I found Yoko via a search and spent a considerable amount of time exchanging emails with her on how to organize her trip as we were arriving during the new year when many things were closed. Although there is a slight cultural barrier and she can be a bit rigid in her approach at times, her advice was very good and helpful. We changed hotels based on her recommendation for location and changed the order of our sightseeing due to holidays. ... read more

Yoko:

Thank you so much for writing such an excellent review during your flight, sir. English is not even a second language in Japan, it is a complete FOREIGN language for the majority of Japanese. The two languages have a completely different language structures and pronunciations are also quite different. Japanese have more vowels pronounced as you might notice if you would see some other guides' videos. You mention Japanese are reserved. Well, your daughter is also quite reserved , especially during shopping, so I had to make sure if she want it/them or not, which was cute. She was quite hesitant to ask you to buy them even when she wanted you to, so please tell her it's OK to ask you to buy things and kindly ask her more from now on. Sorry I asked a lot of questions before and during... read more

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