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Explore Museums in Tokyo


Tokyo
8 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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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.

Itinerary

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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
Lunch
Entrance fee

Important

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

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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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Natalie Natalie Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Trip on Hakone ”

I found Hiro to be very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend him as a guide.

Hiroshi:

Dear Natalie Thank you very much for your quick review. Have a nice cruise back to Sydney Best regards

Brannon Brannon United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Hiroshi was an excellent guide. We took tours of the history museum of Edo/Tokyo and we were very impressed with his depth of knowledge and his insight. We also visited some local temples and the famous fish market. He continued his high level of teaching and have very useful insights into the culture as well. His English was also exemplary.

Hiroshi:

Dear Brannon Thank you very much for writing an excellent review of my tour. It was very enjoyable tour with your family. Unfortunately Sumo practice was not able to see but taking pictures with Sumo wrestler will be unforgettable memory for James. I would like to express my gratitude for listening my talk very sincerely during the tour. I hope memory of this tour will be shared with your family and friends and more people may come to Japan to become fan of Japan. Thank you very much to choose me as your guide and have a good flight back to your home. Best regards Hiroshi

Judith Judith United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A tour well worth the money ”

Although I had an initial problem meeting Hiroshi, he was worth the problem. Hiroshi was extremely knowledgeable about Yokohama in general and Japanese society and culture in particular. He was most willing to adapt the schedule to accommodate my requests about places to visit. I really enjoyed our lunch in Chinatown

Hiroshi:

Dear Judith Thank you very much for your comment. I enjoyed a tour with you in Yokohama. I am very happy to find you satisfied my service. I hope I can be your guide again. Thank you and Best regards

Daniela Daniela Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A day of sightseeing in Tokyo ”

What an incredible day we had with Hiroshi. From the moment we met him at our hotel we felt very relaxed and comfortable with him. He took us to all the places we wanted to go and he also took us to some special shops that we would never have known to visit. His knowledge of everything is amazing and it was such a wonderful day. Wish we could hire him everyday to walk around with us 😀. Hiroshi is the best tour guide if you have small children as he’s very patient and very friendly. He has been so helpful in planning our whole trip to Japan and I will be telling all my family and friends to book a tour with him!!! 5 star experience with Hiroshi. Thankyou so much.

Hiroshi:

Dear Daniela Thank you very much for your excellent review. I enjoyed a lot with your family. Everyone was so nice and friedly to me. I tried to give you information to make your trip smoother and I hope you will have wonderful time in Japan. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am more than happy to give you any help. Best regards

Sarah Sarah United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Three excellent tours with a very well informed guide ”

We spent three fantastic days with Hiroshi exploring contemporary and traditional Japanese culture and visiting Hakone. He was a well informed, interesting and engaging guide who was happy to answer all our random questions about life in Japan. Hiroshi was very organised and made sure that we saw lots of different places in the days we spent with him. He was also invaluable in the run up to the trip, giving us advice on money, travel arrangements and places to visit. I would wholeheartedly recommend Hiroshi as a guide.

Hiroshi:

Dear Sarah Thank you very much for your great review. I am very happy to find you spent good time with me. It was my first time to have a kid as my customer. The happiest thing for me was to see Pat's smile in any places. I hope my guiding supported him to know about Japan as well as you. Please make another chance to visit Japan and to meet again.

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