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One day - Experience Tokyo & Edo Culture


Tokyo
7:30 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

You never see Tokyo until you see Edo. By joying the tour, you will experience the present Japanese culture, history, the way of thinking, and a sense of beauty developed from the Edo period. I am sure I provides you with the most impressive tour.
In 1603 the first Tokugawa shogun, established the Edo government. This is the beginning of Edo, From then on, Tokyo's history & Tokyo culture started.

Itinerary

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  • ●Edo-Tokyo Museum
  • - Ryogoku Edo NOREN (Sumo Ring)
  • - Ryogoku Sumo Arena (Sumo museum, if it is open)
  • - Former Yasuda Garden
  • - Tokyo Memorial Temple
  • - Walking along the Sumida river (15 minutes)
  • ● Asakusa (Temple and Shrine)
  • ● Tokyo Cruise (the Sumida river: Asakusa to Hama-rikyu Gardens)
  • ● Hama-rikyu Gardens

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What to Expect

There are a lot of attractions in Tokyo. This tour focuses on experience and realizing Tokyo & Edo culture.
●Edo-Tokyo Museum is the best place to learn Edo and the transition from Edo to Tokyo. For example, what are emperors, shoguns, and feudal lords and their roles in the Edo period. After that, we walk around the Ryogoku neighborhood.
- Ryogoku Edo NOREN is a food mall. You can see a sumo ring and try to taste Japanese sake (300 yen).
- Ryogoku Sumo Arena is where sumo tournaments are held. We can visit Sumo museum, if it is open.
- Former Yasuda Garden is a Japanese garden.
- Tokyo Memorial Temple was built to remember the people who died in the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and the Great Tokyo Air Raid 1945.
- Walking along the Sumida river (15 minutes), we take a train to Asakusa.
● Asakusa has the oldest temple and shrine in Tokyo and is the most popular place among the Japanese and foreign people. And it is famous for its Nakamise street (250m long) lined with about 50 small shops, where you can enjoy (window) shopping. Also you will learn how to purify yourself and pray for shinto deities.
● Tokyo Cruise (the Sumida river: Asakusa to Hamarikyu Garden) takes about 40 minutes. The ocean views are waiting for you.
● Hama-rikyu Gardens is one of the three most beautiful Japanese style gardens in Tokyo. (This is my opinion.) It was once the family garden of Tokugawa shoguns in the Edo period which functioned as an outer citadel defending the Edo Castle. If you are interested in Japanese tea called "matcha" made from powdered green tea leaves, you can try to have one.

If you request another place, I can arrange it. (For example, if you have visited Asakusa already, I will recommend visiting the Imperial Palace or the Tokyo Skytree instead of Asakusa.)

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM
Meeting Point JR Sobu line(Local) / Ryogoku station / West Exit
Ending Point Subway: Oedo line Tsukijishiyo station (E18) or Shiodome station (E19)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Edo-Tokyo Museum entrance fee (600 yen)
Transportation (180 yen : Subway / Kuramae staion to Asakusa station)
Tokyo Cruise (980 yen - including a Hama-rikyu Gardens entrance fee 300 yen)
Lunch
hotel pick-up

Important

If you request another place, I can arrange it. (For example, if you have visited Asakusa already, I will recommend visiting the Imperial Palace or the Tokyo Skytree instead of Asakusa.)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Anthony Anthony United States ( Friends )
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4 months ago

“ 3 tours in Tokyo and environs ”

We had 3 different tours with Nobuo - 1 at the Edo Royal Palace in Tokyo, 1 was a gereral tour of all of Tokyo and one was a trip to the country to see Mt. Fuji. Nobuo san educated us in the Japanese culture. After telling him our likes, he developed a customized tour schedule seeing the sites that were most important to us. He was very respectful and polite. He was also flexible as sometimes weather and traffic changes your plans. We wanted to see the tourist attractions but he also took us to places where we met the locals and had meals with the Japanese people. We saw things that we would have never seen if not for him. He also knew about timing so that we could accomplish everything in a fairly relaxed way and not rush.

Nobuo:

It's very kinf of you. I am very happy to hear that. Please let me know when you come to Japan, I am looking forward to seeeing you again. much appeciated.

Palitha Palitha United Kingdom ( Couple )
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6 months ago

“ Excellent and Premium Service ”

Fantastic arrangements by Nobuo made our progress in Tokyo without any problems whatever. Would heartily recommend his services to anyone. He was very helpful in getting us everything that we needed to do on arrival at Narita and guided us to the appropriate trains. Without him we would have been completely lost. We are very grateful for his sublime services. We would heartily recommend his services to anyone.

Nobuo:

Palitha-san Thaks a lot. That's very kind of you. Please have a nice and fun time in Kyoto & Hiroshima. Take care of yourself. I hope I see again soon.

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