|Meeting Point||At your hotel (in Tokyo)|
|Departure||09:30 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||2 ~ 4|
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.
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|extra hour.||35.20 USD|
|extra person.||29.04 USD|
We had a rough idea of things we wanted to see and do during our day with Yukiko; things like "do something cultural," and "see amazing architecture." Yukiko was extremely responsive and helpful, and came up with great ideas we could choose from. On our tour day, Yukiko met us at our ryokan (traditional Japanese inn). We had a full fun day. Yukiko was a delight, answering all our crazy questions and guiding us through each venue. She even had historical information and little visual aids in a notebook prepared for us! Outstanding. Yukiko has a great, fun attitude, and her attention to detail is bar none. Our day tour with her was definitely a highlight of our trip, and I would book her again without hesitation.
The experience felt like a friend with enthusiasm and very familiar with the places, is showing us around Tokyo. My family and I were not helpless wanderers because of Yukiko's help and knowledge. The conversations, care and patience will be remembered and valued.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Tsukiji with Yukiko! Thank you very much!
Our Guide Yukiko looked after my family for 2 wonderful days in Tokyo, We are from a small country town in rural Australia so we are not used to the big city. Yukiko was very well organised and she arranged to take us to places based on our general advices as to what might interest us. It made visiting Tokyo fun and educational at the same time. Yukiko told us relevant information about the place we visited and we learned much about Tokyo and its history as well as Japanese customs. We were impressed with the friendly and courteous manner in which Yukiko dealt with us and our young children who can become distracted and a bit unruly but nothing was to hard for Yukiko. We were taken to traditional Japanese restaurants for lunch and experienced things we would never have been able to arrange for ourselves. When we left on the final day it was actually very sad as Yukiko had quickly become a friend to my whole family and we will remember her for years to come . I could not say anything negative about Yukiko who is a most impressive guide and a wonderful kind and generous person. Telford Family Airlie Beach Queensland Australia
What a great day - Yukiko was really friendly, very organised and attentive during the tour. The pace was just right for myself and my 2 teens, and we had time for lots of detours for interesting shops/coffee/crepes etc! The lunch stop was particularly enjoyable and gave my kids the opportunity to try something new. Yukiko also got us used to the underground/Metro which was good experience for the rest of our stay in Tokyo. I would fully recommend one of Yukiko's tours and we'll be back one day for sure :)