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Explore Old and New Tokyo in one day (7 hours)


Tokyo
7 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

What is the charm of Tokyo? I would say well mixed atmosphere of modernity and tradition. Let's find old and new Tokyo through this one day trip! Please select 3-4 destinations from the list so that we can make your customized itinerary together depending on your interests or pace!

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Haruko.

  • Imperial Palace Ground
  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • Hamarikyu Garden
  • Odaiba
  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Meiji Shrine
  • Harajuku Omotesando area
  • Shibuya Crossing
  • Nezu Museum
  • Tokyo National Museum
  • Yanaka Ginza( Shopping alley for locals)
  • Akihabara

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What to Expect

Is this your first time to Tokyo? Whenever I travel to a new city for the first time, I try to figure out the city size, must -see spots, culture, food, transportation, etc. and always think that it will be nice if someone guides me to know the city's outline quickly. Here I am! I'm your guide.

If you are a repeater to Tokyo,no problem! When I travel abroad, I always encounter many intriguing traditions, cultures, places, food and people. If there is someone who explains what I see and want to know, my understanding of the city will definitely deepen. I would like to offer you such experiences to make your travel rich with memories.

Let’s explore Tokyo with me!

This is just one sample tour:

Imperial Palace Ground - Now Royal Couple's residence and used to be Edo Castle.
Tsukiji Fish Market - The world famous and one of the biggest fish markets. You will find many intriguing seafood, vegetables and processed food.
Hamarikyu Garden - Tea Break! Let’s have a bowl of powdered green tea with Japanese seasonal sweets at the Shogun’s garden
Asakusa - Department store of religion? Let’s learn little bit about Shintoism and Buddhism which have formed our cultural base.
Ginza - Let’s stroll through high-end shops alley and food floor of department store


Please let me know your requests and interests!

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Meet at your hotel or your desired location (within Tokyo 23 Wards)
Ending Point At the last spot we visit or your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Making your original itinerary,
Guide fee,
Reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only, if we decided to go particular restaurant.),
If you are planning to stay in Tokyo more than one day, it may be a good idea to buy your Suica or PASMO.
Those are prepaid e-money cards for travel on trains and buses in the Tokyo area , and for shopping , too.
http://www.pasmo.co.jp/en/
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/

What‘s not included

Your transportation fee (you can get a one-day ticket for Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway for 1000 yen.
Guide transportation fee
Taxi fare
Water bus
Lunch,
Entrance fee for you and a guide

Important

In this tour we will mainly use public transportation and walk all the way. Please put on comfortable walking shoes. Especially at the Tsukiji Fish Market, closed-toe shoes is strongly recommended for your safety. If you have any concern with your fitness, please do not hesitate to consult with me. I will think through a tour that matches with your pace. Please bring along some Japanese Yen in cash since not all of the shops, especially small shops, accept credit cards.

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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Reviews ( 30 )
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MARIA MARIA United States ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Imperial palace Ginza and Shibuya Crossing Tour ”

Excellent informative guide! I highly recommend Haruko.

Haruko:

Hi, Maria! Thank you for taking your time to write a wonderful review! Hope you are enjoying cruise with your lovely family;) Bon voyage! Haruko

Sharalyn Sharalyn United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Above and beyond! ”

Haruko-san was such a wonderful guide. She knew interesting historical information off the top of her head, she was glad to answer any questions we had, happy to make unexpected stops, always pleased to take pictures for us, and even took the time to help me improve my Japanese! I feel like I have made a great friend today. I couldn't have found a better person to introduce us to Tokyo. We had such an amazing day with Haruko-san! お疲れ様でした!

Haruko:

Sharalyn-san, thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful and warm review for me! It is my honor to be a part of your special occasion. I truly enjoyed the tour with you and I am happy to get to know you. Please enjoy rest of your stay and have a great time! お疲れ様でした! ありがとうございます😊

Lee Lee Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 5 hour personalised tour ”

A big thank you Haruko for guiding us around Tokyo and personalising the tour to areas we wanted to see. Also your help with negotiating subway and rail which subsequently enabled us to give it a go ourselves. Overall a wonderful experience.

Haruko:

Lee, thank you for a wonderful review! I also enjoyed strolling around the area with you and Steve. Hope the boys liked the t-shirts and see you again! Haruko

Brenden Brenden United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very friendly and knowledgeable! ”

My family and I met Haruko for a morning at Meiji Shrine followed by a nice Tonkatsu lunch. We were impressed by not only her knowledge but also that she talked to each of us (ages ranged from 11 - 79). Would definitely recommend her!

Haruko:

Hi, Brenden! Thank you for taking your time to write such a kind review! I truly enjoyed every single conversation with each of you! Hope that your wonderful family revisit Japan again! Please send my regards to everyone! Thank you! Haruko

Monica Monica United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Tsukiji Market Tour! ”

We did a Tsukiji Market Tour with Haruko and she is an excellent tour guide. We learned so much from her about the market and she was patient with our kids (7 and 4 years old). I think the market would have been a stressful place for our family to navigate alone, but with Haruko we were able to truly enjoy ourselves. I highly recommend booking a tour with Haruko!

Haruko:

Hello, Monica! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review for me! I also truly enjoyed the Tsukiji Fish Market tour with you and your lovely family! Hope to see you again soon! Have a great summer and please send my regards to your lovely family! Thank you. Haruko

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