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Exciting Tokyo in 4 hours – Private Tour

by MAYUMI
(102) Reviews
4h $ 178 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
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178.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 35.60
Extra person.
$ 35.60

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".

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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.

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.

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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 ( 102 )
Shane Shane United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 hours ago

“ Family day in Tokyo ”

We had a great time with Mayumi. She is quite knowledgeable about the history of the sites shown and made the day enjoyable for us and our teenagers. She selected a great place for lunch and showed us places that we would not have otherwise found ourselves. Thank you so much for a great day.

Elise Elise Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Amazing 2 Days around Tokyo! ”

Mayumi is an incredibly kind and knowledgeable guide. She showed us around some fantastic parts of Tokyo and catered to our needs. We travelled with my 3.5 year old daughter and Mayumi was able to tailor our trip to include child friendly activities. I will be recommending Mayumi to my friends and family if they visit Tokyo! Thank you again for your time and sharing Tokyo with us. Elise, Sophie and Vivi xoxo

MAYUMI:

Hi Elise, Sophie, and Vivi!! Thank you so much for posting such a great review in the midst of your busy travel. I’ve just been to Osaka and I often thought of you all during my stay in Osaka. There must be a lot of new things to eat for you. Did Vivi like the street food in Osaka? I’m sure she was willing to try everything and loved by people who you met at each place. I guess you were enjoying in Kyoto as well. I still have lots of things I’d like to show you in Tokyo. Please come back here again. I always pray for your best fortune and our reunion. Thank you for sharing the happy memories with me. Mayumi

Kerry Kerry United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo Tour in 1 day ”

What an amazing day. Loved Mayumi right from the start. Warm welcome easy to talk to and very informative. Saw some amazing places, ate lovely food and you really made our day a special one to remember. Thank you so much. Kerry & Terry

MAYUMI:

Thank you for giving me a great review, Kerry & Terry. It was such a lovely day. I’m really happy you enjoyed the full-day tour with me. Your adventurous curiosity made our tour more pleasant than usual. I’ll do my homework to entertain you next time. I’m looking forward to showing you more in the future. Thank you!

Rodwitt Rodwitt United States ( Solo )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Short but sweet ”

Mayumi spent a few hours with me getting me up to speed on Shinjuku and Harajuku. They were extremely informative with modern and historical perspective. The short personal tour helped inform my 5 days in Tokyo immensely.

MAYUMI:

Thank you for your posting a good review for me, Rod. We saw many places that’d be interesting for you in a very limited time. I’m happy to know that you thought it was extremely informative. I’m sure that you must have been a good guide for your mother from the next day. If there’s anything I can help you when you came back to Japan, please let me know. I’m always ready to guide you to other areas. Thank you!

Cristina Cristina United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Tour! ”

Our time with Mayumi was amazing! She is very knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. But most importantly, she is very warm and attentive. Her enthusiasm transferred to us, and made our days with her all the better. Thank you, Mayumi!!

MAYUMI:

Thank you so much for posting the great review for me, Cristina. I’m happy to know you enjoyed every single moment at each place in Japan. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. I strongly hope our paths will close again. I’ll be waiting for you to come back to me to enjoy the beauty of another season in Japan. See you again!

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