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Exciting western Tokyo, traditional and fashionable!

by Eiko
(17) Reviews
7h $ 194 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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193.57 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 24.92
Extra person (up to 2).
$ 26.70
Hotel pick up in central Tokyo.
$ 22.25

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, Chinchilla Cafe and Owl cafe. My favorite cafe has otters too!!

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 ( 17 )
Helmut Helmut Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Excellent tour to Kamakura ”

Eiko is an excellent guide for this tour to Kamakura. She has excellent knowledge of all the places we visited and was a great help finding our way back to Tokyo.

Eiko:

Hi Helmut, Thank you for the nice review! And thank you for having me as your Kamakura guide on your birthday!! I also felt happy and peaceful throughout the tour maybe because you two were such warm-hearted persons! The sound of the bird we heard together at Gokurakuji temple was beautiful. :-) And we enjoyed your b-day lunch at a Japanease style restaurant. And it was delicious!! I remember everything too! :-) Yes! Please come back to Japan again soon!! Until then, take care!! Eiko

Albert Albert United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Took us to a place we would not have gone otherwise ”

We originally booked Eiko for 3 days but she unfortunately got sick and wasn’t able to join us at first. However, she made sure TripleLights found us another guide, which was a huge relief. Eiko then took us to Kamakura under less than ideal circumstances — it was cold and rainy. But she was cheerful and upbeat the entire time, and my wife said it was the most enjoyable part of our visit to Japan. (It felt more authentically Japanese than Tokyo.) Eiko brought small gifts for my kids, which was hugely appreciated, and because of the forecast she arranged two activities — a calligraphy class and a tea ceremony — to keep us out of the rain. I very much wanted to see this swordsmith, and she called ahead to make sure the gentleman didn’t leave his workshop before we got there. When we couldn’... read more

Eiko:

Hi Albert!! Thank you very much for such a wonderful review! It really is!! Yes. I really wanted to show you around Tokyo too but I got flue...sorry about it. But TripleLights' support was very quick and helpful. I was relieved too. When we could finally meet was a day before you left for Taiwan, your next destination. I was so glad to meet all of you. :-) But the weather in Kamakura was very cold and rainning so hard that I needed to change the itinerary. I was not very sure if you liked the places I took you, but now I am so much happy to know that you enjoyed what we did together in Kamakura!! Again, thank you for having me as your Japan guide, and I'm sincerely hoping to see all of you again in the near future!! Thank you Albert!! Eiko

Mark Mark United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

We had a lovely time with Eiko, her English is very good and local knowledge was excellent. We wouldn't have been able to navigate our way around without her. Thanks Eiko you are a lovely person.

Eiko:

Hi Mark!! It’s so nice to hear from you again!! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It made me a BIG smile! :-) How was the rest of your tript by car? I hope it went smoothly. All of you were so friendly and nice. I really hope to see you guys again in the near future!! Thank you so much for having me as your Tokyo guide!! Arigato gozaimashita!! Eiko

Terry Terry United States
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great One Day Tour ”

Eiko is a natural tour guide. Good communication skills, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, and understanding. Highly recommended. Thank you

Eiko:

Hi Terry, Thank you very much for such a nice review!! We changed the itinerary and went to Ueno Park to see cherry blossoms. I hope you enjoyed it!! Japanese fall is also beautiful. Maybe next time!! :-) Eiko

Steven Steven United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ One day Tokyo Highlights ”

Eiko was delightful, knowledgable and fun! She also spoke excellent English. Highly recommended

Eiko:

Hi Steaven and Laura!! Thank you very much for a too nice review!! Throughout the tour, I felt very comfortable to be with you may be because you were broad-minded persons. And not only the size of your heart, you were tall too! The tempra restaurant table was too small for us all, wasn't it. :-) We needed to walk for a long time at Meiji shrine. Thank you very much for your patience. The cherry blossoms at Ueno park were so beautiful! And that was the place we knew the new Japanese era name 'Reiwa'!! Thank you for sharing this important moment with us, Japanese people! I'm wishing your daughter will be qualified for 2020 Tokyo summer!! Arigatou gozaimashita!

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