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One day - Highlights in Tokyo!

by Yukiko
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7h $ 257 up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Tsukiji Fish Market (The Inner and Outer Market)
  • Hamarikyu garden
  • Ginza
  • Asakusa (Sensoji Temple, Nakamise shopping street)
  • If you'll book my another one day tour 'Popular spots in Tokyo!', you can visit to Ueno or Akihabara or Tokyo tower instead of visiting Asakusa.
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256.50 USD

total price for up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.00
Extra person.
$ 29.70

What to Expect

In this tour, you can visit four most attractive touring spots combining history and culture: Tsukiji Fish Inner and Outer Market, Hamarikyu garden, Ginza and Asakusa. (If you book another one day tour named 'Popular spots in Tokyo!', you can switch the visiting spot from Asakusa to Ueno or Akihabara.)

Firstly,we'll visit Tsukiji Fish Market which is the largest marine product market in Japan. It consists of two main areas-the inner market and the outer market. We will go to both markets. The inner market is the wholesale market for the professionals where about 480 kinds of marine products are traded. You can meet various kinds of fish and shellfish like tuna, eel, octopus, sea urchin and more! There are about 800 small family-run retail shops in the inner market, each shop has own specialty selling tuna, eel and so on. So you can see not only merchandises but also workers, shops, and the human interactions in Tsukiji. Inside market,intricate narrow streets are like a maze but I'll take you anywhere you're interested in safely. (Tsukiji Inner market will allow to get in maximum 5 people including a guide. If your group is over 5 people, I'll take you only the Outer market.)
At the outer market, there are about 400 retail shops which are open to the public. Almost all kinds of Japanese ingredients and foods can be found here. This is like a kitchen of Japanese cuisine. You can enjoy buying Japanese food, seasonings, tea, knives, dishware, wrapping goods and so on.

Next, we'll walk to Hamarikyu garden (10 minutes). It is a high class Japanese garden in Tokyo which has about 340- year history. It's used as a detached residence of Tokugawa shogun's family in the Edo era and a guesthouse for foreign diplomats and royal families in the Meiji era. In February 2015, Prince William (England) visited this garden and experienced the tea ceremony. One of the greatest thing is that you can drink finely powdered green tea and a seasonal Japanese confectionery in the tea house which is located in the middle of the pond. Shoguns, ladies and Imperial Court nobles enjoyed the view from here. Why don't you enjoy the tea and sweet while send your thoughts back in time to these eras.

After that, we will take a taxi (about 10 minutes) and visit Ginza where has the cutting edge and sophisticated products to shoppers.
We will have lunch in Ginza.

Lastly, we'll go to Asakusa. It preserves the old atmosphere of Edo era and it's a vivid town. On the way to Sensoji temple, we can enjoy shopping at Nakamise shopping street. It's very fun to see so many kinds of traditional crafts, sweets and souvenirs. Sweets like a small pancake stuffed with red bean paste and rice crackers are famous here. There are several specialized Kimono shops in this area. If you're interested in some particular shops like Kimono, Japanese folding fan or hand towels, I can take you these shops.
(If you book another tour of mine 'Popular spots in Tokyo!' on another day, you can switch the place from Asakusa to Ueno or Akihabara. If you choose Ueno, we'll visit Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Kiyomizu Kannon Do in Ueno park and Ameyoko shopping street. If you choose Akihabara, we'll walk around Akihabara district and if you'd like to visit a maid cafe or other particular shops, I can take you there.)

If you have any questions or requests, please send me a message. I'll reply as soon as possible.

*As Tsukiji Inner market will be closed and the new market will be opened in Toyosu on November 2016, the tour itinerary will be changed after that.

I'd like to make your trip a real pleasant one. I 'm really looking forward to meeting you in my tour!
Thank you, Arigatou!

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Highlights

  • Tsukiji Fish Market (The Inner and Outer Market)
  • Hamarikyu garden
  • Ginza
  • Asakusa (Sensoji Temple, Nakamise shopping street)
  • If you'll book my another one day tour 'Popular spots in Tokyo!', you can visit to Ueno or Akihabara or Tokyo tower instead of visiting Asakusa.

Important

City Tokyo

Meeting Point At your hotel in 23wards in Tokyo

Ending Point Asakusa

Duration 7 hours

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 2 to 4   Flexible
What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • hotel pick-up (If you stay at private house or apartment like Air BnB, additional cost 1000 yen is required.) Reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only, if we decided to go particular restaurant.)


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee ( Metro One-day free pass is 600 yen per adult. Taxi fee from Hamarikyu Garden to Ginza is around 1700 yen/ single taxi )
  • lunch
  • admission fee of Hamarikyu garden (300 yen)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use only public transportation like metro and train?

Yes, you can. In that case, I need to arrange the course and meeting time, so please tell me when you book this tour.

I'm travelling alone. Can I still book this tour?

Yes, you can. But the price would be different for single travellers (it is 25,000yen). So please send me a message if you are traveling alone.

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.

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 before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Yukiko


National Certified Guide

(71) Reviews

Contact Yukiko
Response Time 5 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, Konnichiwa! I'm Yukiko. I am a Government Certified Guide Interpreter and a Registered Nurse. I also have a license for being a food sanitation manager.
I was born and raised in Tokyo. I used to teach Japanese culture to local elementary school students when I stayed in Canada, America and New Zealand. My happiest moments with these children were when they look forward to another lessons every week. It was a challenging job but this experience broaden my horizon and prompted me to become an English tour guide.
If you take my tour, you will learn deeply about everything that comes into your view, get local information and experience many things.
I am a mother of a four years old girl. So I'd be glad to welcome families with young children and I can arrange a tour depending on your situation. Please feel free to ask.

I'd like to make your stay in Tokyo a real pleasant one.

Thank you, Arigatou!
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Reviews ( 71 )

11 months ago |   by Jeff

“ Absolutely wonderful guide and introduction to Tokyo ”

Yokiko is an amazingly knowledgeable well spoken guide. Her English is first rate and she understood the goals and style of our group of four. She provided an introduction and orientation For our first day in Tokyo. We were able to spend additional days on our own exploring this wonderful city due to her help. She is simply an A++ individual.

1 year ago |   by Simone

Yukiko has been the best tour guide we had during our recent trip to Japan. She was very prepared, documented and organized. Her English speaking skills are excellent. Before meeting with her, we obtained possible itinerary option scenarios given our group's different member composition in age (grandparents and nephews). She made us all feel very at ease. Never transmitted any sense of tension, something that can easily happen in a crowded environment as Tokyo. We loved the fish market, the lunch in Asakusa with Shamisen performing experience, the walk along the Hamarikyu Japanese Garden. Everything. All the best to you Yukiko, keep up the good work.

1 year ago |   by Grace

We are a big group but Yukiko is very patient and helpful with us. Whatever questions we have, she would answer us clearly. We enjoyed the tour very much. Thanks you.

1 year ago |   by Rhys

This was a great start to our first day in Tokyo. The fish markets and the gardens were the highlights and the tour helped us understand better how to get around. Thanks Yukiko.

2 years ago |   by Tara

I had a day and a half to see Tokyo and Yukiko did a wonderful job at preparing an exciting tour and I saw so much in such a short time. Yukiko adapted to my needs and desired on the trip seamlessly and had in depth knowledge of the sites she took me to. It was an added bonus that she is a nurse herself and was able to share some of her experiences in the health care system in Japan. I would highly recommend Yukiko if you want to Tour Tokyo especially if your time is limited.

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