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Exciting western Tokyo, traditional and fashionable!

by Eiko
(29) Reviews
7h $ 202 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Meiji shrie
  • Harajyuku Takeshitadori, a fashion street -- enjoy Japan's 'Kawaii'-culture!
  • *option -- Ohta Memorial Museum Of Art / Nezu Museum
  • *option -- Animal Cafe or Kawaii Monster cafe(30minutes)
  • Shibuya Scramble Crissing / A statue of Hachi
  • *Route 1 -- (1-1) : Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building observation floor
  • *Route 1 -- (1-2) : Omoide Yokocho or Isetan departmentstore's B1 floor
  • *Route 2 -- (2-1) Tokyo Towre , (2-2)Zojyoji temple
  • *Route 3 -- (3-1) Hiei jinjya shrine , (3-2) Roppongi
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202.28 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.04
Extra person (up to 2).
$ 27.90
Hotel pick up in central Tokyo.
$ 23.25

Overview

This tour offers one of Tokyo's most popular districts, Harajyuku, Shibuya and Shinjuku etc in which you will find both traditional and modern Japan.
A solemn Meiji shrine, fashionable Takeshita street, Shibuya Scramble Crossing and more!! The final destination can be chosen by the customer from Shinjuku, Tokyo tower or Roppongi. You can also enjoy Japanese food culture in this tour!!

What to Expect

This tour focuces on the west side of central Tokyo, which is a fashion mecca for young people. Believe it or not, however, it is enjoyable for all the generations!!
Meiji shrine is a solem shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. It is so peaceful with thousands of trees that you may forget you are in the world busiest city of Tokyo. It is called an oasis of Tokyo.
Oposite side of Harajyuku station is Takeshitadori street which is lined up with catchy shops and food stands that sell coloful and fancy clothes and food. Once you enter the street, you will be enchanted by its enthusiastic atmosphere. Visiting animal Cafe or Kawaii Monster Cafe can be an experience!!
Ota Memorial Museum Of Art which is just 5 minutes away from Harajyuku station fetures traditional Japanese Ukiyoe or woodblock prints created in the Edo period. It's worth visiting and looking at those works not only as an Art but also a material to know what Japanese people were doing, wearing, eating back then. Nezu museum has a small but very nice Japanese style garden. Please chose one of these museums.

Then the tour offers you the world famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing where almost 3,000 people cross from all directions without batting each other! Just standing at the site reminds you one scene from a movie! There is also a statue of Hachi, the dog which was loyal to his master. If you hear his story, you will want to take a picture or two wiht Hachi!!

About the final destination, I will leave it to you!! You have three choises; *Route 1. Shinjuku, *Route 2. Tokyo tower and Zojoji temple, *Route 3. Hiei shrine and Roppongi. All the three options have a building or tower with an observation floor and you can enjoy the spectacular view of Greater Tokyo from there.

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Highlights

  • Meiji shrie
  • Harajyuku Takeshitadori, a fashion street -- enjoy Japan's 'Kawaii'-culture!
  • *option -- Ohta Memorial Museum Of Art / Nezu Museum
  • *option -- Animal Cafe or Kawaii Monster cafe(30minutes)
  • Shibuya Scramble Crissing / A statue of Hachi
  • *Route 1 -- (1-1) : Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building observation floor
  • *Route 1 -- (1-2) : Omoide Yokocho or Isetan departmentstore's B1 floor
  • *Route 2 -- (2-1) Tokyo Towre , (2-2)Zojyoji temple
  • *Route 3 -- (3-1) Hiei jinjya shrine , (3-2) Roppongi

Important

Ota Memorial Museum of Art is closed on Mondays.

*Ota Memorial Museum Of Art is closed on Mondays. Open hour: 10:30 - 17:30
*Animal cafes: There are many cheap places. But I recommend Harry hedgehog cafe approx. 1400yen/adult
About the fare of the observation floor;
*Tokyo tower 150m Deck 900yen/adult 400 or 500yen/child
*Mori building Rooftop Sky Deck 500yen/adult 300yen/child
*TMG office building observation floor free of charge

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), Lunch(you and guide),
Admission fee of the museum(you) : Ota Memorial 700yen/adult , Nezu museum 1,100 - 1,300yen
*hotel pick up fee is not included. Please refer to the extra fee section
Meeting Point
Outside the central gate of JR Harajyuku station
Ending Point
The closest train/subway station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

What animal cafes are there in Harajyuku?

Cat Cafe, Hedgehog Cafe, Dof Cafe and Owl cafe. You can choose from them.

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 ( 29 )
Peter Peter United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Friendly, easy-going & knowledgeable ”

We really enjoyed our day with Eiko. She helped give us a great intro to Tokyo, and by the end of the day felt like a family friend. Speaks excellent English due to several years living in the US. We highly recommend her to you as a guide.

Eiko:

Hi Peter, Thank you very much for this wonderful review. You were such an intelligent family that you always showed your interests while listening to my guiding even in the rain. And again, let me apologize that Kabukiza was over crowded, didn’t allow us to see a single act. That was one of the things on your wish list. I hope you could enjoy Kabukiza gallery instead. I can’t say thank you enough for your understanding and generosity. And I felt exactly the same way about your family at the end of our tour!! I hope to see all of you again soon in the near future!! Have a great rest of your Japan trip! And Take care, Arigato gozaimashita !! Eiko

Miki Miki United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful Tour Guide for Tokyo ”

Eiko is a wonderful tour guide for Tokyo! Extended the tour couple hours longer to visit more location and she was very accommodating! She is excellent and highly recommended!

Eiko:

Thank you so much for a great review with 5 stars!! It was also a fun tour to me too especially because I could see Trenton and Alicia's big smaile faces when they found their favorite things about Japan; anime related goods such as Naruto T-shrit, Hello Kitty goods, a samurai sword like umbrella, etc. :-) :-) I was also vrey happy because you liked the soba noodle place that I picked for your lunch! And more and more!! I definitly believe you will come back to Japan soon! Take care, all of you!! Eiko

Debbi Debbi United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ We had a wonderful day with Eiko!! ”

Our tour was great and we really enjoyed meeting Eiko and having her take us around Tokyo. All of her suggestions were perfect for our small group of first time visitors to Tokyo. We went to Tsukiji fish market and had delicious sushi. We went to Ginza, Asakusa, the Imperial Palace garden, Meiji Temple, Harajuku and Shibuya. We had a wonderful lunch and coffee break as well. The day was very enjoyable with lots of walking and great information shared along the way. The weather the day of our tour was not great (drizzle and rain most of the day), but we still enjoyed everything we saw and did. Eiko did a great job keeping everyone interested even though we had different ages (26 and 15 year old with mom). I would highly recommend a tour with Eiko!!

Eiko:

Hi Debbi, thank you for such a wonderful review!! I’m so much happy to hear you enjoyed the tour especially because Tokyo was your final destination of your Japan trip and you’ve seen and visited many beautiful places. I myself enjoyed the girls only tour very much!! It was rather a long tour and we walked a lot and talked about many subjects. I felt very comfortable throughout our tour. I’m hoping to see you again soon!! Have a safe and comfortable flight back home, Debbi!! Take care, Eiko

Leo Leo United States
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great guide! ”

Very flexible, easygoing and knowledgeable. From start to end was able to give us a very good glimpse of Tokyo. We are a family of 4 with two young preteens. She was able to make the day enjoyable for the four of us and keep everyone engaged. Highly recommend her!

Eiko:

Hi Leo and his lovely family!! Thank you very much for the fantastic review!! I hope you are enjoying Kyoto right now. :-) I was very worried about our tour because of a typhoon it occurred a night before. But the weather improved so quickly and it became rather a nice day. Thank you for bringing the nice weather!! I definitely believe that you’re a blessed family. We talked a lot and found there were a lot in common. Thank you for sharing things with me! Please enjoy the rest of your Japan trip. And I hope to see you again in the near future! Until then, take care. Eiko

Nick Nick United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing guide for our family ”

Please book Eiko as a guide. She is warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. She comes prepared with a full itinerary and hits all the things you want to do. We highly recommend Eiko, would book her again for our next trip and will miss her. Thank you Eiko!!

Eiko:

Hi Nick, Thank you very much for such a nice review!! :-) It was just yesterday and I feel like joining your Ghbli tour today. :-) I was very happy to know you could enjoy the tour. Honestly, I, myself enjoyed the tour with you and your wonderful children!! Also, thanks to the nice weather with the beautiful blue sky, every place we visited looked more beautiful and every thing we did together brought bigger smile! And I’m sure I’ll remember you guys whenever I use the chopsticks which you bought me at Meiji shrine. :-) Thank you for having me as your Tokyo guide. Arigato gozaimashita!! Eiko

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