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Explore Museums in Tokyo

by Hiroshi
(7) Reviews
8h $ 267 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • 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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Overview

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.

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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Highlights

  • 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.

Important

Museums are closed time to time for various reasons.

What‘s included
guide fee only
What‘s not included
Transportation fee( you and guide)
Lunch
Entrance fee
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo and Kanagawa
Ending Point
At your hotel or the last place to visit
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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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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 ( 7 )
Cheryll Cheryll United Kingdom ( Friends )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Hiroshi was an excellent guide and was well prepared. He was very friendly and very good English. The tour was informative and entertaining.

Hiroshi:

Dear Cheryll Thank you for your review about my tour. If you have anotner chance to visit Japan, I would like to offer my service again. Best regards Hiroshi

Jim and Marilyn Jim United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Outstanding custom tour of Tokyo ”

We are so happy we chose Hiroshi for our tour of Tokyo. We were on a Millenium cruise of Japan and decided the ship’s excursion didn’t match our wish list. Hiroshi met us at the dock in Yokohama and traveled with us by train and metro to Tokyo. That morning Tokyo had heavy showers, so he instantly altered our agenda to go to two very interesting museums, one on Sumo wrestling and the other on Edo-Tokyo. When the rain stopped at noon and we resumed our agenda. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a traditional restaurant, free of tourists. Tokyo’s metro system is huge, modern and a wonderfully efficient way to see Tokyo, but it is complex and we were so happy to have Hiroshi lead the way. He is fun, has a great sense of humor, and gave great insight into the culture and history. He ... read more

Eileen Eileen Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Hakone one day tour ”

We enjoyed our Hakone day trip with Hiro. He is funny, knowledgeable and easy to have conversation with. His command of English is excellent, which helped a lot while he shared his knowledge about Japanese history. The weather wasn’t great on our day of visit to Hakone, but the excellent Open Air Museum made up for the bad weather. Thank you Hiro!

Hiroshi:

Dear Eileen Thank you for your great review about my guide. I always try to make my customer's trip the most enjoyable one. Unfortunately, the weather was not good. But I am happy to know the Open air museum compensate the weather condition. . I enjoyed being with your family. Your husband is very calm and I like him a lot. your son is shy and I like him, too. Of course Eileen you are wonderful lady. If you have chance to come back to Japan again, please appoint me as your guide in any place close to Yokohama. Thank you Eileen and I wish we have chance to see again. Best regards Hiro

Andreas Andreas Germany ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Perfect guide ”

Even before meeting us, Hiroshi starts helping us with our Japan tour, not to bring to much luggage, having a look after our not-so-easy-to-find appartment. Was there before time, well prepared. It was cherry blossom and full moon high season, so whole Japan was happy in pink and out. We find our way in the imperial garden to the former castle, learning a lot about history and different signs on roof tiles. We visit a shrine, learning to clean ourself with water in the right ceremonial way. Having a quick lunch with Hiroshi and heading for the all-are-going-crossing, where our guide take an artistic picture of us in the middle of the crowd from a point at one of the skyscrapers. Thank you for that. Than Kamakura, going by train and using the old tram, learning, how to queue up like the Ja... read more

Katie Katie United States
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Full day of Tokyo sights ”

Hiroshi-san showed us around Tokyo during a full day tour. He came to pick us up at our hostel, early, and we saw Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple, Tsukiji market, had lunch at a very nice sushi restaurant, visited the Hokusai art museum, the Fukagawa Edo museum, and the Sumo museum near the stadium complete with a visit to the Sumo clothing store. So you can see that you should prepare for a full day of walking and learning! Hiroshi-san is very knowledgeable about all the history of the places we visited and can answer almost all of your questions. He adapted the tour to our specific interests when we exchanged emails prior to the trip and even prepared tour materials in English to give to us about other places we were planning on visiting on other days in Japan. He put in alot of effort to make ... read more

Hiroshi:

Dear Katie-san Thank you very much to choose me as your first guide in Tokyo. It was enjoyable experience to be your tour guide. You and your partner had a lot of knowledge about fish and I was very much encourage to learn more about fishes. Also, I am very glad by knowing that you satisfied my guide for one day tour. My roll is to make customers' tour in Japan the most valuable one. Therefore if you have another chance to visit Japan again, please choose me as your guide again. I hope you had great time in Hakone and will spend great time in Tokyo for rest of the days. If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime. I am more than happy to help you. I would like to express my appreciation for my evaluation. Best regards Hiroshi

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