Home Japan Tokyo Tours Exciting Tokyo in 4 ...

Exciting Tokyo in 4 hours – Private Tour

by MAYUMI
(112) Reviews
4h $ 176 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Choose 1-2 destinations, and I'll make an itinerary concidering your preferences
  • 1. Omotesando, Aoyama and Roppongi district
  • 2. Ginza
  • 3. Marunouchi
  • 4. Shinjuku
  • 5. Shibuya
  • 6. Odaiba
  • 7. Tokyo Sky Tree
  • 8. Asakusa
  • 9. Experiences in Asakusa
  • 10. Ueno
  • 11. Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
  • 12. Shibamata
  • 13. Akihabara
  • 14. Nakano
  • 15. Harajyuku
  • 16. Ikebukuro
  • 17. Meiji-jingu Shrine
  • 18. Hie-jinja Shrine
  • 19. Zojo-ji Temple
  • 20. Tokyo Daijingu
read more

Select Date and Travelers

When?
People
176.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 35.20
Extra person.
$ 35.20

Overview

This tour offers exciting & interesting spots in central Tokyo within 4 hours. It's the best for those who don't have a lot of time in Tokyo, have a limited budget, or don't need a guide for the whole day. Please choose 1-2 places from the list first, and I'll make an itinerary according to your interests. If you have other places to go or something to experience, please feel free to ask me.

What to Expect

Every tourist has his or her own preferences and needs. This tour covers your own must-see spots within 4 hours. Tokyo is famous for its busy railway network system. On the one hand it’s so convenient, but it’s also complicated even for the Japanese. To fully enjoy attractions in Tokyo in a short time, well considered arrangement is necessity. Please let me know your interests, and I’ll make an itinerary especially for you. My policy is, if you give me 6 hours to cut down a tree, then I’ll spend the first four sharpening the ax. It’s my pleasure to do my homework well in advance in order to make you feel free from any anxiety and bring you wonderful travel memories.

Choose 1-2 destinations below, and I'll make an itinerary considering your preferences.
Tokyo modern places:
1. Omotesando, Aoyama and Roppongi district: a street lined with zelkova trees on both sides that provides a relaxing atmosphere. It is also lined with refined shops including brand shops, cafés, as well as restaurants. Let’s enjoy walking in the Minami Aoyama district to Roppongi! (1.5km form Omotesando to The National Art Center in Roppongi)
-The Nezu Museum in Aoyama: popular among foreigners not only for its collection but also its amazing garden.
-The National Art Center in Roppongi: designed by the famous architect, Kisho Kurokawa. The restaurant and café in this building are also fantastic!

2. Ginza: streets lined with good restaurants and a high-end shopping area. New landmarks have been built here recently.
-Kabukiza Tower: office tower that emphasizes traditional Japanese aesthetics, built adjacent to the Kabukiza
-Tsukiji Outer Market: you can find anything from foods such as fresh fish, fresh meats, fresh fruit and vegetables,and dried foods to food-related products such as knives and dinnerware. Also a famous gourmet spot.

3. Marunouchi: -Tokyo Staion: completed in 1914, designated Important Cultural Property, was restored to its original form in 2012.
- KITTE: a commercial facility run by Japan Post. You can enjoy shops that let you experience Japanese craftsmanship as well as restaurants that serve delicious food from across Japan.
-Imperial Palace: The Edo Castle, formerly the Tokugawa Family’s residence, became the Imperial Palace as the Emperor moved to Tokyo from the Kyoto Imperial Palace after the Meiji Restoration.

4. Shinjuku: -Tokyo Metropolitan Government: One of Tokyo's landmarks, with an observatory on the 45th floor
-Department store with popular basement food floors, which offer fancy sweets, delicious prepared dishes, and beautiful box lunches
-huge electronics stores such as Yamada Denki, Bic Camera, and Yodobashi Camera, which offer plenty of equipment such as PCs and electrical home appliances

5. Shibuya, teenager shopping area: Walking from Harajuku to Shibuya, you can see shop windows displaying the latest fashion for the young. And you can visit to Shibuya station to see the Hachiko statue and the ‘human scramble’ traffic crossing.

6. Odaiba: popular among both adults and kids. There are several kids' places like a big shop selling toys, amusement parks, and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation along with fancy several attractive malls for adults. The Yurikamome elevated train to Odaiba is also popular among tourists.

7.Tokyo Sky Tree: the highest communications and observation tower in Japan, whose observation decks command a breath-taking panorama of Tokyo. There are also a planetarium, an aquarium, and a lot of shops and restaurants, so people from all age groups can enjoy there.

Tokyo good old places:
8. Asakusa: one of the most popular tourist destinations. Senso-ji Temple, famous for its huge red lantern is the biggest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. But do you know that Asakusa-jinja Shrine is in the same grounds? You can learn about the coexistence of Buddhism and Shintoism here. You can buy traditional Japanese souvenirs at the shopping arcade called Nakamise.

9. Experiences in Asakusa: You can enjoy experiencing the tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, or photography in kimono.

10. Ueno: -Ueno Park: designated in 1873 as the first park in Japan. In the huge grounds are a museum complex, zoo, and Toshogu Shrine, which was built in 1627 upon request by Tokugawa Ieyasu in his will.
-Ameyoko (short for Ameya-yokocho) is famous for its extremely cheap seasonal goods and other wares such as cosmetics, shoes, sporting goods, leather jackets and jeans.

11. Kiyosumi-Shirakawa: old town with several popular coffee shops, temples and shrines, and a famous Kiyosumi-garden, which is one of the greatest masterpieces in the gardens in Tokyo.

12. Shibamata: Taishakuten Temple may not be so widely known to foreign tourist, but it’s been popular among Japanese people because the temple and the approach lined with many long-established shops used to be a set of the movie titled ‘Tora-san’, which has been loved by the Japanese for many years.

Tokyo Pop Culture like Anime, Games, Comics, and new fashion trend:
13. Akihabara: The center of electric, comic, card game shops, maid cafes, and anime products. Akihabara is the birthplace of "cosplay" and "maid cafes". How about visiting a maid café; café with waitresses dressed in cute maid costumes. You are welcomed by them saying, “Welcome back home, my master."
-Kanda Myojin Shrine: supposedly built in 730, which is dedicated to Taira no Masakado. The vermilion-lacquered main hall is spectacular. It’s also a sanctuary for anime fans now because of the scene of a popular anime “Love Live”. Adjacent to the Akihabara district, you can find omikuji sold in a capsule toy style.

14. Nakano: a Sanctuary for Otaku (geek, nerd, or freak); enjoy Japanese sub-culture fully at Nakano Broadway. If you love a certain anime character, you can even make your cell-phone case printed your favorite one. Anyway, everything Otaku want is here.

15. Harajuku, pop fashion shopping area: all sorts of fashion categories, popular snack such as colorful cotton candy, and unique cafes

16. Ikebukuro: within 10 minutes from Shinjuku
-Sunshine Aquarium: first rooftop aquarium in Japan based on the concept of “an oasis in the sky”
-J-WORLD-TOKYO: indoor theme park full of animated cartoons from popular comic book “Jump” such as “One piece” “Dragon ball” and “Naruto”
-Nanja town: indoor theme park that provides everything from amusement to food all at once, which is popular with groups as well as couples


Shrines and Temples:
17. Meiji-jingu Shrine: Located in Harajuku, Shibuya, it’s popular among foreign tourists. The Well of Kiyomasa in this garden has become famous as a so-called power spot. Pure water has been welling up for more than 400 years.

18. Hie-jinja Shrine: famous for its Sanno Festival, one of the three biggest festivals in Japan. You can also see the National Diet Building and other important buildings nearby.

19. Zojo-ji Temple: situated near Tokyo Tower, Zojo-ji Temple is the chief temple of the Jodo-Buddhist sect. It had a deep connection to the Tokugawa Shogunate family.

20. Tokyo Daijingu: called ‘o-Ise-sama in Tokyo’, this shrine is especially popular among young women who want to encounter their future husband. You can get a pretty charm on which flowers or Hello Kitty is embroidered.

If you are interested in shrines, please visit my blog, "Visiting Tokyo ten shrines".

read more
4.9 (112) Reviews
Excellent
 
94%
Very Good
 
5%
Good
 
0%
Poor
 
1%
Horrible
 
0%

Organized by

MAYUMI Licensed Guide
(112) Reviews
Contact MAYUMI Response Time: 18 hs

Highlights

  • Choose 1-2 destinations, and I'll make an itinerary concidering your preferences
  • 1. Omotesando, Aoyama and Roppongi district
  • 2. Ginza
  • 3. Marunouchi
  • 4. Shinjuku
  • 5. Shibuya
  • 6. Odaiba
  • 7. Tokyo Sky Tree
  • 8. Asakusa
  • 9. Experiences in Asakusa
  • 10. Ueno
  • 11. Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
  • 12. Shibamata
  • 13. Akihabara
  • 14. Nakano
  • 15. Harajyuku
  • 16. Ikebukuro
  • 17. Meiji-jingu Shrine
  • 18. Hie-jinja Shrine
  • 19. Zojo-ji Temple
  • 20. Tokyo Daijingu

Important

*I can guide you outside Tokyo if you cover my transportation fee.
*If the duration of the tour is less than 5 hours, my guide fee is 5,000 JPY per hour.
*My guide fee for the night tour (at and after 6:00 pm) is 6,000 JPY per hour.
*I'm available until 9:00 pm.

Please join my tour with the shoes which comfortable for walking.
This is a walking tour. We use public transportation mainly. The rate doesn't include the fare for your transportation, entrance fee and lunch.
If you have any concern about the tour, please let me know in advance. Its my pleasure to do my homework to get rid of your anxiety.

It's good for you to carry a decent amount of Japanese Yen with you. You can use this for transportation, snacks, souvenirs etc… Many small markets in Tokyo are cash-only, though most shops and restaurants accept credit cards.

Estimated Local Cash Needed:
Transportation expenses: about 1,000yen/person ( JR or Tokyo Metro) read more

What‘s included
Making your original itinerary, Guide fee, Hotel pick-up (in 23 ward in Tokyo), Reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only, if we decided to go particular restaurant.), Guide's transportaion fee (except waterbus, taxi)
What‘s not included
Your transportation fee (you can get a one-day ticket for Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway for 1000 yen. We may use a taxi depending on your phyisical condition), lunch, entrance fee for you and a guide
Meeting Point
At your hotel lobby
Ending Point
At the final destination or your hotel
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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.

View More Frequently Asked Questions read more

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 ( 112 )
Brian Brian United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Excellent Guide! ”

Mayumi was a fantastic guide. Though I had one place I knew I wanted to go, Mayumi was very helpful in providing suggestions on what else we could do nearby. And I’m so glad she did because she chose a food and crafts festival which I probably never would’ve thought of. My family and I ended up buying several souvenirs here (Mayumi helped negotiate), and then ate some delicious foods. Thanks again Mayumi!

MAYUMI:

Thank you so much for posting the kind review, Brian. I can well imagine you enjoyed exploring the city after I leave you. All of you were such quick learners that I didn’t worry about leaving you after the 4-hour tour. I remember your buying nice craftworks including the beautiful tie-dye, and pretty vases made of Shigaraki ceramic. You were lucky enough to stay in Tokyo during the festival. If you have another opportunity to come to Japan, please visit here in spring next time. I’d like to guide you to a special place where you can enjoy the beautiful spring and experience something unique. I’m always ready to entertain you. Please say hello to your father and bothers. Thank you again, Brian.

Tyrone Tyrone United States
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Clear November Day in Tokyo ”

Mayumi was very helpful, our group of three adults booked her for one day in mid November. It was our second day in Tokyo and the first time in the city for most of us. My wife said it was like taking a tour with a friend. Mayumi gave us a lot of history and interesting tidbits about the city and sites as we went along. When she picked us up from our hotel she suggested that we add a stop at Tokyo Tower because it was a nice day. We discovered what she meant when we arrived, when we were greeted with a crisp clear view of Mount Fuji. It was the only time on our trip we were able to view it. We walked so much, it felt like we walked 20 miles at the end of the day. My wife and I aren’t the fastest walkers but Mayumi was patient and we covered a lot of ground, in addition to Tokyo Tower ... read more

MAYUMI:

Hello Tyrone, it’s such a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you so much for the great and detailed review. Actually, it was the best day to see the breathtaking view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo. There have not been better days since then so far. Thank you for sharing your good fortune with me. I’m also very happy to know that you successfully got the tickets of Mori Digital Art Museum and enjoyed it. How lucky you were! I can well imagine your trip to Japan must have been filled with great memories. And I really appreciate that your daughter has already passed my information to her friends. I can assure you that I always struggle to give the best service to each of my guest. Please give my best regards to her. Don’t forget to let me know when you come back to Tokyo. I’ll be waiting for the day. S... read more

Edita Edita United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Highly recommended! ”

We spent two full days in Tokyo with Mayumi and we can't be happier! She is very personable, energetic, has a good sense of humor and has very good English skills. I can't even imagine how we could have done without her! Tokyo train system is very complicated to start, but after two days of intensive tours, we were comfortable enough to continue on our own. We planned everything together beforehand, but the itineraries are very flexible, as we had to make some changes due to the weather. It is difficult to choose the right tour guide, but Mayumi was the best choice we've made. I highly recommend Mayumi, you will not be disappointed!

MAYUMI:

Dear Edita, thank you for giving me the hearty review. I’m so happy you seem to have fully enjoyed your stay in Japan. I can well imagine how you appreciated the beautiful autumn color both in Tokyo and in Kyoto. I haven’t taken the boat, Emeraldas since we got on board it because it’s too popular to get the tickets. Every time I do the river cruise, I can’t help remembering you. Thank you again for sharing the great two days with me. I really enjoyed talking a lot of things with you and Romas. Please keep in touch and see you again!

Stuart Stuart Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful Time! ”

We had a great time in Tokyo thanks to Mayumi. She will accommodate what you need and has a great knowledge of history that is needed in goin to a tour like this. She brought us to a wonderful lunch overlooking the river in Asakusa. She assisted us in going back to the hotel.

MAYUMI:

Thank you so much for writing the great review, Stuart. I was happy to join your annual family reunion. We could complete all we had planned thanks to your cooperation though you were a big group. I won’t forget the beautiful sunset I saw with you. If you and your family members have some time to do sightseeing while you are in Japan on a business trip, please let me help you appreciate another attraction of Japan. Please give my regards to everyone. Thank you again.

Iliana Iliana United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo Tour ”

Mayumi was a wonderful guide for our Tokyo tour. We had a whole day visiting different parts of this beautiful city. Mayumi is a excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and also flexible in accommodating to our schedule and points of interests. We enjoyed getting to know her. We will contact Mayumi next time we visit Tokyo.

MAYUMI:

Thank you so much for writing the sweet review for me, Iliana. I well remember your big smile when you stood of the glass floor of the Tokyo Skytree. We enjoyed the very Tokyo-like aspects in the limited time, didn’t we? I’m happy to know you really enjoyed it. There are places you can see different atmosphere and learn more about the history of Samurai period nearby prefecture too. I’d like to show you them next time. I’ll be waiting for you to come back to me. Thank you and see you again!

More tours by MAYUMI

Private tour as-you-like in Central Tokyo

(112) Reviews
by MAYUMI
8h $ 282 up to 6 people

Exciting Tokyo in 4 hours – Private Tour

(112) Reviews
by MAYUMI
4h $ 176 up to 6 people

Excursion to the exciting port town, Yokohama from Tokyo

(112) Reviews
by MAYUMI
8h $ 282 up to 6 people

Exploration of the world of Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura

(112) Reviews
by MAYUMI
8h $ 290 up to 6 people

Tokyo Popular Tours & Activities

Tokyo Must-See Places As-You-Like One-Day Tour

(102) Reviews
by Dai
8h $ 282 up to 6 people

Personalized Tokyo Journey

(83) Reviews
by AKIRA
7h $ 194 up to 5 people

Day tour Must See Tokyo

(33) Reviews
by Atsuko
6:30h $ 229 up to 5 people