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Explore Museums in Tokyo

8 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

There are various kinds of museums in Tokyo. It is a nice idea to visit some of them based on your interests.In case you did not have chance to study Japanese culture and history, combination of seeing towns and visiting museums gives you a good sight about Japan. Please advise me what is your interest, I will select the best museum and places to visit to maximize your satisfaction.


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  • There are 4 places to visit to explore museums in Tokyo. Ueno, Ryogoku, Roppongi and Omote-Sando.
  • Ueno area is famous for museums. There are 3 major museums; National museum, National science museum and Western art museum. For example in National museum, many national heritages are displayed. And the building of Western art museum is listed as a world heritage.
  • Ryogoku is famous for Sumo wresting. However there are 4 museums; Sumo museum, Edo-Tokyo museum, Sumida-Hokusai museum and Japanese sword museum. Sumo museum is a small one and located in Sumo Arena. It is a nice place to learn about Sumo. Edo-Tokyo museum is a big museum and fun to visit. Display are focused on peoples life since 17th century. Hokusai museum shows life work of Hokusai, the famous painter in 18th century.
  • In Roppongi area, 3 museums are in walk in distance; Mori museum, National art center and Suntory museum. Mori museum locates at the top of Roppongi-Hills and you can see great view of Tokyo from there. National art center is an unique building.
  • Omote-Sando is famous for shopping. However there are 2 nice museums to visit. One is Nezu museum and another one is Ohta museum. Nezu museum is dedicated to Japanese art and you can enjoy Japanese garden, too. Ohta museum is a small museum but dedicated to Ukiyoe, Japanese wood block printing.

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What to Expect

To enjoy Tokyo, visiting famous places like Asakusa and Tsukiji is one of the ways. However another way is to explore museums in Tokyo to deepen your appreciation about Japan. There are many museums in Tokyo and museums I listed are not all. Based upon your interest, I can make a plan for you. For example, visiting Edo-Tokyo museum first and visit Asakusa and Imperial palace afterward . Because, after you see miniature of old Tokyo and Edo castle which is current Imperial palace in the museum, visiting those places gives you different view of interest. If you wish to enjoy shopping and Japanese art and culture, visiting Nezu museum first to feel atmosphere of silence which is one of characteristics of Japanese culture. Then you enjoy shopping at Omote-sando and at the end visit Ohta museum to see Ukiyoe which is old wood block printing . This is a combination of old Japanese culture and contemporary Japanese lifestyle. If you like to get nice view of Tokyo along with enjoying art, visiting Mori museum and National Art center is the ideal one. If your interest is knowing Japanese progress from ancient to current, visiting Ueno is the best selection.
Above list is one of the example. by knowing your interest, I can tailor a plan for you. Therefore, please let me know what you like to see and learn.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo and Kanagawa
Ending Point At your hotel or the last place to visit

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee only

What‘s not included

Transportation fee( you and guide) including guide's home to your hotel
Entrance fee


Museums are closed time to time for various reasons.

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.

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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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Reviews ( 30 )
4.9 (30) Reviews
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Susan Susan Japan
Very Good
11 hours ago

“ Wonderful day bad ending ”

Hiroshi is a very nice man and very good at what he does. We had a lovely day in the Hakone area , on one of the most beautiful days. Hiroshi was very patient and fair , when the forecast was bad, he rescheduled our tour for a better day. We really appreciated that. We understood that we would pay for his travel In Hakone, but did not expect any other surprise expenses. In fact I emailed Hiroshi to ask what was not covered in his fee , weeks before the trip. I was very clear that I did not want any surprise expenses. He told me there was the ticket in Hakone to pay for and that my passo card could not be used there. As we said good bye in the train station we were suddenly asked for his travel going to meet us in Yokohama and his trip home from Yokohama. We were surprised and felt t... read more


Susan Thank you for your revieew. But did you see voucher of the tour? If you see it, you will find clearly that my transportation cost 7,524 yen was NOT included in the tour price you paid to Triplelights. What I learn from you is I should remind the cost before the tour.

DAVID DAVID United Kingdom ( Couple )
3 days ago

“ Afternoon and evening in Tokyo ”

Hiroshi made great use of out limited cruise shore time, In an afternoon and evening he enabled us to experience modern, historical, cultural and aethestic aspects of the city leaving us so we left having felt we had been throgh an informed imersive day. He is a charming and likeable guide and we are most grateful for the good time we had with him.


Dear David Thank you very much for writing a good review about thr tour. I enjoyed a lot with you and your wife. Your interest to our culture helped me to search places which you may satisfy. As I mentioned Nezu art museum is a not big museum. However I like the place very much because of real Japanese atmosphere which the museum has. Please make another chance to come to Japan and I wish to be your guide again to show more of Japan. Best regards Hiroshi

Eric Eric United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Our first exposure to Japan ”

Hiroshi was a terrific guide for our first two days of exposure to Japan, guiding us around the first timer must see locations in Tokyo the first day, and Kamakura the second day. His English was excellent. We had no issues with communicatiuon in either direction. Both days were fast paced, nine hours the first, and seven hours the second, so we fit a lot in. He was thouroghly knowledgeable about both cities, and Japan in general, so our constant conversation and discussion went from history, to culture, to politics, both old and new, and any and every subject between - very enlightening. Hiroshi was a delightful guide, bright, sharing, and good humor. He made our days a joy.


Dear Eric Thank you very much for your great comment. I think you had fantastic time in the cruise and back to your home safely. As I mentioned in the tour, I enjoyed the time with you a lot. You, your wife and your friends are wonderful persons and wish to see you again. You may spend wonderful holiday seasons. Best regards Hiroshi

Dinah Dinah United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Hiroshi is a TOP tour guide! ”

Hiroshi is GREAT! He responded to all my questions in the months prior to our arrival. He met us at our ship on time, took us to all the places we read about. Did an excellent job of pointing out interesting things as we walked the streets of Tokyo.. we saw the normal tourist places as well and many places that gave us a feeling of the real past and present Tokyo. And when I accidentally left my iPad in a store, he immediately went back and got it! If you need a guide in Tokyo, go with Hiroshi.. you will be extremely pleased!


Dear Dinah Thank you for your great review. I enjoyed very much with you, Rusty , Miki and Mickey. Probably you went to bed early because of long walk in my tour. Your enthusiazm to learn our culture encouraged me a lot. I respect your enthusiazm. I recieve your picture and keep it i my album for my memory. Hope we will meet again in Japan or in Canada Thank you for choosing me as your guide and have great life in future Best regards

Charles Charles United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ A Great Day in Tokyo!!! ”

Hiroshi is a very knowledgeable, a great communicator, easy to get along with and very accommodating to my wife & I. My wife has foot problems & it was easy to adjust our tour for her. We learned so much about Tokyo & Japan from Hiroshi. By the end of the day we felt we also had met a great man as well as a new friend, & if we get a chance to return we shall certainly ask for Hiroshi.


Dear Charles Thank you very much for the good evaluation about the tour. It was a great pleasure being with you and your wife. I hope you will have a great time with cruise and arrive home safely. It was my pleasure to be your guide and wish to have another chance to see you. Best regards Hiroshi

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