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Efficient One Day Tokyo Tour

(97) Reviews
8:30h $ 158 Price up to 5 people


  • 9:00 Imperial Palace: Nijubashi (Double Bridge)
  • 9:40 Tsukiji: Honganji Temple and Outer Fish Market (retail area)
  • 11:10 Ueno Park: Statue of Saigo, Kiyomizu Kannondo, etc.
  • 12:10 Asakusa: Kaminarimon, Nakamise Street and Sensoji Temple
  • 13:20 Lunch (your favorite dish)
  • 14:50 Faithful dog Hachiko statue and Shibuya Crossing
  • 15:30 MeijiJingu Shrine
  • 16:30 Shinjuku: Golden-Gai and Kabukicho
  • 17:30 End of tour at Shinjuku or your hotel (17:45 - 18:30)
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158.10 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Efficiently visiting various popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo by using public transportation mainly by Tokyo Metro subway. Schedule of this tour is flexible by the requests of the tourists. Transportation to next spot is a single line subway ride without transit. Time loss by transportation is minimized.

What to Expect

Various popular tourist sites like temple, shrine, palace, park, market and entertainment district are covered in this tour.
Time schedule is typical sample. According to your requests, itinerary is flexibly adjustable.
If you would like to enjoy night life at Shinjuku, it is possible to finish the tour at Shinjuku. Then how to go back to the hotel is clearly explained by the guide with written memo.
If your hotel is accessible from Tokyo Metro subway station, total transportation fee on this tour is only 600 JPY per person by using 24 hours ticket. No entrance fee is required for all the destinations in this tour.

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Toshihiro Licensed Guide
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  • 9:00 Imperial Palace: Nijubashi (Double Bridge)
  • 9:40 Tsukiji: Honganji Temple and Outer Fish Market (retail area)
  • 11:10 Ueno Park: Statue of Saigo, Kiyomizu Kannondo, etc.
  • 12:10 Asakusa: Kaminarimon, Nakamise Street and Sensoji Temple
  • 13:20 Lunch (your favorite dish)
  • 14:50 Faithful dog Hachiko statue and Shibuya Crossing
  • 15:30 MeijiJingu Shrine
  • 16:30 Shinjuku: Golden-Gai and Kabukicho
  • 17:30 End of tour at Shinjuku or your hotel (17:45 - 18:30)


If your hotel is located in 23 wards of Tokyo, pick-up fee to the hotel is free.
Tours are basically walking tours using local transportation (trains and subways). Please mention if you would like to use a taxi or a private hire.

Tsukuji Inner Fish Market (wholesale area run by government) moves to Toyosu in 2018. But fish shops, various local food stands and sushi restaurants are still in Tsukiji called as Outer Market. This tour visits Tsukiji Outer Market.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23-ward area
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo around 8:00 - 8:45 AM. Meeting time at the hotel depends on the location of the hotel.
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or Shinjuku (you can select)
8:30 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

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 ( 97 )
Diana Diana United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Wonderful days in Tokyo ”

Toshihiro-san is a very thoughtful person. He answered my questions and gave me advice many months before the actual trip. His advice save us money. We met him at the end of our trip to Japan. We were tired with sore legs. He was kind and patient. Very, very flexible. I don’t think we would have made it to Kamakura via Enoden train without him. He showed us the best places to take pictures. Very knowledgeable and humble in the same time. We learned about the places we visited, but also about Japan history, politics and customs. I can keep writing but I agree with all the other 5 star reviews. We appreciated having him as our guide in Tokyo and we highly recommend him.


Dear Diana-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was brilliant four days for me that I guided Tokyo and Kamakura for your wonderful family. Unfortunately it was rainy season in Tokyo, but we flexibly adjusted itinerary and enjoyed in-house attractions like digital museum on rainy day. Sometimes your family members had different intention to choose the places to visit. But you organised well and made appropriate plans according to the situation. Your support was great. And I also enjoyed conversation with your family members, especially about sports and music. You taught me Delta Blues as new genre for me. I listened to some of them in YouTube. It is passionate and exciting music. Thank you very much again for many things. Best regards, Toshihiro

Marc Marc United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ 400 Steps, not 200 Steps, to Heaven. ”

We were with Toshi for four wonderful days. He was very accommodating, flexible, and most of all a gentleman. Toshi took us, a family of four plus my elderly mother in-law, to all the planned locations and more. The more parts because we always had unplanned shopping and eating stops along the way, we are in Tokyo so had to do that. He always met us promptly at our hotel in the morning and dropped us off at our hotel at the end of the day. Toshi is a wealth of knowledge about Japan history and cultures. We would not being seeing a lot of Japan without Toshi guidance, we would be lost for sure. Will definitely hire Toshi again if we are in Tokyo.


Dear Marc-san, Thank you for the marvelous tour review. You are absolutely nice daddy and offered various kinds of services to your family members like shopping, sightseeing and eating. You have a lot of knowledge about Japanese culture, especially knife. It was also happy moment for me that you finally found the excellent knife made by one authentic artist in Japan and purchased it. I could learn more about Japanese secret crafts and technology. At Chureito Pagoda in Yamanashi, I had said that we needed to climb up 200 steps. But real number was 398 steps. In spite of my mistake, you laughed me and climbed up to Pagoda. You were very helpful. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Toshihiro

cyrus Cyrus Spain
3 weeks ago

“ A great credit to Japan ”

Toshi spent a day with my family and I. We saw so many wonderful sites in Japan. He was prompt to arrive at our hotel Extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Country and seemed to have a passion for the stories of past Shoguns and Samari which my family loved. A true gentleman from start to finish. Do not hesitate in booking.


Dear Cyrus-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was also nice moment for me to guide your excellent family around Tokyo. You are British person, now living in Spain. I enjoyed conversation with you about various matters like life-style, culture, food and sports in Europe. And you visited Korea just before came to Japan. I was surprised as you know well about the difference between Japan and Korea. You will be in Japan for several more days. Please enjoy. Best regards, Toshihiro

Lynn Lynn Australia ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Tokyo with Toshihiro...An excellent introduction to Japan ”

We really enjoyed our 2 days exploring Tokyo and Kameruka with Toshihiro. He was very courteous, and mindful of our wishes and needs. His recommendations regarding what to see and do during the rest of our time in Japan were very helpful. It was great to have the knowledge and guidance of a local, with a very good background regarding the significance and history of the sights we were seeing.


Dear Lynn-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am happy to hear that you really enjoyed the two days tour of Tokyo and Kamakura, and that my recommendations for other days were helpful. Once you and Alan-san had different interests on what to do like shopping or seeing shrine. It was very difficult to do both in limited time. But you organized well by making short tour plans for each other with the clear meeting point. It was helpful for the tour guide. Thank you for your cooperation. Best regards, Toshihiro

Denimar Denimar United States ( Family with kids )
3 weeks ago

“ Kind and flexible with Many changes ”

Toshiro was kind and patient with us (Family of 5 incl my mom who has issues walking far due to foot pain). He made sure we take elavator/escalators as much as possible. We had to change the itinerary as we go depending on the weather and if my mom could still carry on. We would not have seen the sights in two days without a private guide and Toshiro made it possible. Thank you Toshiro San for the excellent service.


Dear Denimar-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. Before coming to Tokyo, you had been in western parts of Japan like Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Hiroshima. You had already visited many temples and shrines in old capitals. We chose unique spots in Tokyo during two-days tour. I thought that these places were attractive for you. Unfortunately it was rainy sometimes. But you and your family members were very helpful to decide the tour course flexibly. I could do a tour guide without difficulty in spite of bad weather. I must express my gratitude to you. Best regards, Toshihiro

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