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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

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.

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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 ( 54 )
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Suzi Suzi Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Simply an amazingly kind and efficient guide! ”

Yoko-san went above and beyond any expectations since the moment I contacted her to book our day tour with her months ago. She provided advice on hotels, suburbs, best advice on ways to get from the airport, and to other places that we would do on our own, inquiries about where to find Dragon Ball Z figures and a cat cafe that allowed kids. Our day yesterday with her visiting the Imperial Palace Gardens, strolling Ginza streets, Ginza Six, Nissan showrooms, Nezu-jinja and Yanaka, and finally Akihabara to get the DBZ figures was blessed with a beautiful sunny but quite a warm day. She asked us to leave 10minutes earlier than our scheduled meeting time and surprised us by making us watch an official carriage procession of dignitaries coming to meet the Emperor. She also took it upon herse... read more

Yoko:

I appreciate your sweet review so much. I feel blessed having the opportunity to meet such a sweet and amazing person like you, Suzi-san and your handsome son, Michael, who used to play "proper" soccer.:-) We really walked a lot but that gave me more time to have fun talking with you. I hope you have a wonderful time during the rest of your Journey and hope to see you soon. またあう日をたのしみにしてます^_^ Thank you again for everything!!

Jim Jim United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A day of Tokyo ”

Yoko was fun, knowledgeable, and very helpful with my visit and tour. I was happy to have met her and to have spent the day exploring Tokyo. Yoko was very informative about the city and sights. She was also was very helpful when I mailed some purchased back home. She checked in with me to make certain I was enjoying my stay even after our tour. I highly recommend Yoko as a guide to anyone who wants to visit Tokyo.

Yoko:

I appreciate your excellent review so much. I really enjoyed your dry sense of humor so it was great fun for me to be able to go around Tokyo with you. I hope you enjoyed Nikko and Miyagi, too. Please enjoy your Japanese green tea and I wish I can see you and guide other places too in the future. Thank you again, Jim!!

Thomais Myrto Thomais Greece ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A full day in Tokyo ”

I stayed in Tokyo for less than 2 days with my 5 year old son. I decided that the best way to get a flavour of this wonderful city would be to go on a tour with a guide. I was right. Yoko was just great! Very knowledgable and organized. She took us on a great tour to all the major landmarks whilst navigating so effectively through the complicated transportation system! It was a beautiful day; we walked a lot and discovered so much! My son loved the experience too! Thank you Yoko for everything! We will not forget you! Myrto and Jason

Yoko:

Thank you so much for such a sweet review. It was a great pleasure for me to meet a wonderful beautiful lady like you,Myrto, with full of International experiences. I had so much fun talking with you. Your son is so cute and adorable. I already miss both of you so much. It was a very lovely day. I wish you enjoy Kyoto and Nara. I hope to see you and maybe with your brother's family visiting Japan again. Please say hi to Jason for me. See you!!

Michael Michael United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Full day in Nikko ”

We (me and my 12 year old son) scheduled a full day tour of Nikko with Yoko. We could not have been happier with the service she provided. No way we could have seen everything we did or navigate the trains/buses so efficiently without her. She also provided terrific insight into the history of the area as well as provided us with a great overview of current Japanese customs and culture. She is amazing. Travel with her, you will not regret it.

Yoko:

I appreciate that you wrote such a warm and kind review. Even we couldn't see Kegon Falls that day because of the thick fog, Jack found interest in the Tamozawa Imperial Villa thanks to the bus ride. Both of you were so nice that I also enjoyed the Nikko visit very much. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto, too. I wish to show you around more places in the future. Thank you again for everything.

Russell Russell United States ( Solo )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Fun and informative Day ”

Had a really fun and informative day with Yoko. We started and ended on time even with a very aggressive schedule of activities. Yoko was pleasant and had taken considerable time to pre plan the day to ensure my desired touring locations were all achieved. I would certainly recommend her.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for your review. Well, your hotel was a little too south to finish on time, but we can squeeze in many places. We visited Imperial Palace Plaza with the view of Double Bridge instead of the Imperial Palace. Please visit the Imperial Palace when you become one of the US's dignitaries some day. There are still so much places to see in Tokyo and we can also see the Great Buddha of Kamakura, so I will be waiting for you to come with your wife on vacation. BTW, the icecream flavor that we had as dessert is the same flavor that President Obama called "unforgettable.":-)

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