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Explore Old and New Tokyo in one day (8 hours)

by Haruko
(19) Reviews
8h $ 301 Price up to 4 people


  • 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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Select Date and Travelers

300.80 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 37.60
Extra hour.
$ 47.00
Overtime rate(before 9:00am and after 6:00pm).
$ 56.40


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!

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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Organized by Haruko

Licensed Guide
(19) Reviews


  • 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


The Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Sunday, some Wednesdays and holidays.

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.

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.

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
Entrance fee for you and a guide
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
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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.

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Haruko

Licensed Guide

(19) Reviews

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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, My Guests!
I’m a national licensed guide, Haruko.
I live in Tokyo with my husband and two kids.
I love to meet new people and share my knowledge of Japan.
Also I love to learn from people of different backgrounds like you!
Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities to see and stroll.
During your stay in Tokyo, you will find modern and traditional Japan at the same time and you are going to encounter many intriguing traditions, cultures, places and people.
Let’s explore Tokyo and Japan with me!

Reviews ( 19 )

2 months ago |   by Lisa

“ Excellent English fluent guide ”

Haruko was the perfect guide for our family. Her English skills are amazing- completely up to date vocabulary and expressions. She was very flexible in lingering where we were most interested and clearly knows her history. I would highly recommend her for your Tokyo tour. She's also a lovely person!

3 months ago |   by Leon

“ A lovely guide who speaks English very well ”

Haruko was sensational. She met us at the airport and effortlessly took us around Tokyo to our various set meetings. She was always on time and very helpful. We would definitely use Haruko again.

3 months ago |   by J

“ Thank you Haruko! ”

Haruko guided our clients in Tokyo for 2 full day. Our clients enjoyed the tours and we would use her services again in the future. She was also great to work with before the tour!

3 months ago |   by Angela

“ Fish Market Visit ”

She did an amazing job~ Helpful, friendly and full of information! Great English!

4 months ago |   by Kathleen

“ A memorable morning ”

My daughter and I only had two days in Tokyo and since we have always enjoyed private guides, I decided Haruko seemed like she would fit right into our "girls adventure". We found Haruko to be very fluent in English, personable, informative, and patient. She did more than she had to do. I mentioned that we were interested in Japanese fabrics so she took us to her custom kimono tailor and they were very welcoming, although they obviously were busy with customers, and the visit was fascinating. Thank you Haruko!

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