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Highlights of Tokyo

by Yukiko
(6) Reviews
6h $ 169 Price up to 5 people


  • Meiji Shrine: dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and Empress. Emperor Meiji was father of the modernization of Japan.
  • The Imperial Palace: used to be Edo Castle, only the remains are left. Yet you can feel the atmosphere of the Edo Period.
  • Asakusa: Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo and Nakamise-dori Street is the shopping street which leads to the temple.

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169.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


If this is your first trip to Tokyo or your first time to have free time in Tokyo, I recommend visiting three major spots.
I will show you the brief history of Japan from the Edo Period to the Meiji Period by explaining these spots.
You can also enjoy shopping in Harajuku or Omotesando and lastly in Asakusa.
I want you to know two sides of Tokyo; historical side and modern side.

What to Expect

You can turn back the clock to the old times of Japan and at the same time you can enjoy shopping in this tour.
There are a lot of attractive places to visit in Tokyo, yet these three spots are the musts in Tokyo.
Although the Imperial Palace where the royal family live is not open to the public, you can see the main gate and visit the East Gardens where remains of Edo Castle are
left.( The East Garden is open except for Monday and Friday.)

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Yukiko Licensed Guide
(6) Reviews
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  • Meiji Shrine: dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and Empress. Emperor Meiji was father of the modernization of Japan.
  • The Imperial Palace: used to be Edo Castle, only the remains are left. Yet you can feel the atmosphere of the Edo Period.
  • Asakusa: Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo and Nakamise-dori Street is the shopping street which leads to the temple.


I can guide you also on national holidays of Japan.

If you are vegetarian or particular about food, please let me know beforehand.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
lunch(you and guide)
transportation fee (you and guide)
Meeting Point
in front of the Harajuku Station (near Meiji Shrine)
Ending Point
Nakamise-dori Street in Asakusa
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

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 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 ( 6 )
Imre Imre Germany ( Solo )
2 months ago

“ Interesting tour with detailed explanations ”

She was very enthusiastic and suggested a tour that suited me the best. Despite the very warm weather, we visited many places. She also gave a brief overview of japanese history and useful advices regarding the shopping of gifts. I recommend her as a guide.


Dear Imre, Thank you for a nice review! I was so glad that you are so interested in Japan and listened to my explanation earnestly. I feel so relieved that we were safe visiting four places although it was extremely hot today, You have been so kind. You are so intelligent that you asked me some good questions. Having an intellectual reseacher from Hungary as a guest was a precious experience for me. I hope your success in your job and have a nice trip! Yukiko

Ondřej Ondřej Czech Republic ( Family with kids )
3 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Yukiko san is an excellent guide. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. I can only recommend Yukiko:)


Dear Ondrey, Thank you for the nice review! You are also the best listners! I was so glad that you translated my explanation into Czech for your son Max . I would be so pleased if I could have been of any help for your understanding of Japan. I was impressed by your wish to let your son know a completely different country Japan, from that of Europe. Max was a very good boy to follow my historical trip in Tokyo. Yukiko

Christine Christine Japan ( Couple )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Subway experience ”

We had a wonderful time with Yukiko, her English was good which was a great help, we went on the subway which we wouldn't have done by ourselves as it was daunting to try and work out, so was very happy to have someone there with the knowledge. Our hotel was in Shinshiku-ku which was out a bit, we had to pay extra for Yukiko to meet us there. We let Yukiko know what we wanted to sightsee and she worked out an itinerary for the 6hrs we had booked her for. Yukiko, Thanks for taking us around and hope you had a great New Year's Day with your family.


Dear Chiristine、 Thank you for the nice review in spite of your being busy working. As it was a holiday before the new year, the place from where I was planning to have you a Sumida river cruise, was closed. It was a beautiful Japanese garden , Hama Rikyu. So we had to take an alternative. As your hotel was not in the center of Tokyo, I was sorry to make you have a long ride to go to and come back from anywhere. So it may have been a little hard for you, yet thank you for appreciating my tour. I was happy to take you to the Imperial Palace plaza and Asakusa. You were such a nice couple and I enjoyed being with you. Next time, I hope you will visit Kamakura. Yukiko

Dimiter Dimiter United States ( Solo )
1 year ago

“ A Very Short Stay In Tokyo ”

I had only 48 hours in Tokyo and my stay would have been a lot different if I had not had a guide like Yukiko. She picked me up at the hotel and showed me the places I've requested. Due to my dietary restrictions she made a reservation at an excellent vegan restaurant for which I'm grateful. Thank you Yukiko for the great tour!


Dear Dimiter, Thank you so much for your comment appreciating my tour! I wish we had had more time in Tokyo! It was really a hot day yet the weather was so fine. I was so glad that you are interested in Japan and listened to me so earnestly. I hope that you will visit Japan some day again! Thank you for your sincerity. Yukiko

Louise Louise Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ guide to subway system in tokyo and tour of Meiji Shrine ”

We were very happy with Yukiko and she did a great job teaching us how to use the subway system in Tokyo. We found it very helpful. Also took us to the Meiji Shrine and gave a history of the place, and took us to a lovely place for lunch. Thanks Yukiko ! Regards 6 happy Australians


Dear Louise, Thank you for the nice review! I replied to it soon, yet I seem to have answered to your another email. It is a great pleasure for me if my guiding was a little help to you, and I was so glad to guide beautiful noble ladies from Australia. I was wondering how you were spending in Tokyo after that because of the weather, yet I was glad that the day of your departure for Kyoto was so fine. As I have some photos to send you, I will be so glad if you contact me by email. Yukiko

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