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Exciting western Tokyo, traditional and fashionable!

by Eiko
(2) Reviews
7h $ 187 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Meiji shrie
  • Harajyuku Takeshita street ( Walk through the center of Japanese 'Kawaii'-culture. )
  • ( Animal Cafe or *Kawaii Monster Cafe )
  • Ohta Memorial Museum Of Art ( Ukiyoe, woodblock prints ) or Nezu Museum
  • Shibuya Scramble Crissing / A statue of Hachi
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building observation floor
  • Omoide Yokocho or Isetan department store's basement floor (enjoy Japanese food culture)
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186.90 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.70

Overview

This tour offers one of Tokyo's most popular districts, Harajyuku, Omotesando, Shibuya and Shinjyuku in which you will find traditional and modern side of Japan coexist.
A solemn Meiji shrine, Takeshita street, Ota Memorial Museum Of Art featuring Japanese woodblock prints, Shibuya Scramble Crossing and Shinjyuku. The customer can also enjoy Japanese food culture in this tour!!

What to Expect

Harajyuku, Shibuya and Omotesando area is in the west side of central Tokyo, which is often told as 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 quiet 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, there is the world famouse Takeshita street 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.

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!!

Final spots are in Shinjyuku. You can enjoy the spectacular view of Greater Tokyo from the observation floor of Tokyo Metropolitan Governemtn Office Building.
Lastly, the tour offers you traditional Izakaya restraurant at Omoide Yokocho or Isetan department store's basement floor where even Japanese people enjoy beautifully packed food and lunch boxes. You can pick up some food for dinner!!

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Highlights

  • Meiji shrie
  • Harajyuku Takeshita street ( Walk through the center of Japanese 'Kawaii'-culture. )
  • ( Animal Cafe or *Kawaii Monster Cafe )
  • Ohta Memorial Museum Of Art ( Ukiyoe, woodblock prints ) or Nezu Museum
  • Shibuya Scramble Crissing / A statue of Hachi
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building observation floor
  • Omoide Yokocho or Isetan department store's basement floor (enjoy Japanese food culture)

Important

Ota Memorial Museum of Art is closed on Mondays.

1. Ota Memorial Museum Of Art is closed on Mondays except Japan's national holidays. (If Monday falls on to a national holiday, the following day will be closed.), Opening hour: 10:30 - 17:30 (*the latest admission is 17:00)
2. Option: To add Kawaii Monster Cafe to your itinerary, reservation is nessesary for its populality. Please be note that they charge table charge; table for 4 is 2,000yen, table for 6 is 3,000yen regardless the actual number of the party.
3. In case you have paticular interests in particular shops, cafes or restaurants etc in Omotesando and Harajyuku, the information should be shared with the guide beforehand to make a time efficient itinerary.
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What‘s included
Guide fee, Guide transportation
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), Lunch(you and guide),
Admission fee of museum : Ota Memorial 700yen/adult , Nezu museum 1,100 - 1,300yen
*Option -- Animal cafe Harry , Kawaii Monster Cafe require admition fee
Meeting Point
Outside the ticket gate of JR Harajyuku station
Ending Point
At Shinjyuku
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

What animal cafes are there in Harajyuku?

Cat Cafe, Hedgehog Cafe, Chinchilla Cafe and Owl cafe. My favorite 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 ( 2 )
April April United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Perfect Day one Tokyo ”

As a traveler who has seen 36 countries with my daughter I have to day Eiko is one of the best! Eiko understood the type of travelers we were and allowed us to feel at home in Tokyo. Eiko was full of useful information and she was so kind and patient with us. We loved all of her recommendations. By the end of the tour leaving Eiko was like parting with an old friend. Great Day! Thank you Eiko for showing us as much of Japan as possible!

Eiko:

Hi April and Abby! I think you are on the plane for Thailand now. I'm hoping you are having a comfortable flight. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review especially when you had little time!! I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed the places and things on the itinerary I made for you! It was so hot and humid but you and Abby never complained and walked with me. You were so nice to me too!! We had a lot of fun, and I'm guessing Abby's favorite was the animal cafe! Again, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your memories of Tokyo this time. And I really hope to see you again soon!! Eiko

Trish Trish United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Four wonderful days with Eiko ”

Our family (me, my wife, and our 19 year old daughter) spent a delightful four days with Eiko touring Tokyo during our recent trip to Japan. Eiko designed a great, customized itinerary which incorporated both our suggestions for sites we wanted to visit and specific locations of interest to our daughter, who is an artist. Eiko has a wonderful sense of humor, was very helpful, and we enjoyed our time with her immensely.

Eiko:

Dear Ed, Trish and Lily, It's so nice to hear from you!! I hope everybody is fine! Thank you very much for such a wonderful review with five stars!! I'm so happy about it! We walked a lot, didn't we?! And we talke and laught a lot too!! The memory of those four days with you and your family will stay in me as a forever treasure. Thanks for having me as your Tokyo guide!! I really hope to see you again in the future. Until then. Take care!!

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