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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.

Information

City Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel (in Tokyo)
Ending Point Asakusa
Departure 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 2 ~ 4
Booking
7h
When?

People

250.80 USD

total price up to 4

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 35.20 USD
extra person. 29.04 USD

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!


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)

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 35.20 USD
extra person. 29.04 USD

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.

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Reviews

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Daniel
1 day ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Great Insight to Tsukiji Market ”

Yukiko was a great guide for our Tsukiji market tour. She was very informative and have great knowledge of the market. She also recommend many delicious food at the outer market which we enjoyed tremendously. I would recommend Yukiko to anyone who wants to tour Tsukiji market.

Yukiko:
Thank you so much for the great review, Daniel! I 'm glad that we could share many knowledge of this market and enjoyed various foods. We can see different faces at each season in this wonderful market. I recommend to visit Tsukiji again on your next trip! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!

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Leo
4 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ One day in Tokyo ”

We were delighted to have Yukiko to show us around in Tokyo. She made our tour more efficient and enjoyable within one day. We had wonderful time in Tokyo. Thank you Yukiko.

Yukiko:
Thank you for the great review, Leo! I'm really appreciated it. I had very enjoyable time with you and we did a lot in a day. It was fun to talk with you and your family that gave me a chance to think more about my country, Japan. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou Gizaimashita!

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Amanda
6 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Amazing 4 days for our family spent with Yukiko!! ”

Our family of 4 spent 4 full days with Yukiko over our USA Thanksgiving week break. She was beyond amazing!!! We saw and did so much in such a short amount of time. She helped put together an awesome itinerary many weeks in advance of our trip and she was so flexible when we needed to make changes due to weather, tired kids, etc. I highly, highly, recommend anyone requesting Yukiko as their private guide!!! We all 4 want to make another trip to Tokyo and we'll definitely call on Yukiko to be with us!!! Such a special, unique experience for our family and Yukiko was the "heart" of our trip.

Yukiko:
Thank you very much for such a heart-warming review!! I'm so glad that we could share precious time and memories during your stay in Tokyo. Every moment remains in my heart. That was a pleasure to being a tour guide. I definitely would like to meet you all in the future. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou!!  

Kevin Xu Kevin
2 weeks ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ Great half-day tour of Tsukiji Market ”

I really enjoyed the Tsukiji market tour with Yukiko. Noy only did she demonstrate the history of the market but also introduce a lot of tradition of the market. Last but not least, the lunch at the sushi restaurant is one of the best I have ever had. Thanks!

Yukiko:
Thank you so much for your review, Kevin! I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. I would like to improve my guiding skills more and share wonderful experiences with my clients. I hope you will visit Japan again!

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Amanda
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Yukiko was friendly and informative ”

She tailored the tour especially for my Son's 18th Birthday, showing him the places he would love. She did not disappoint, and he had a fantastic day. Yukiko is full of knowledge on the city, the history and the modern twist of Tokyo. She provided us with maps, transport options and even pointed us in the direction of our restaurant booked for that night. Yukiko is a very lovely person and I would not hesitate to ask her to be our guide again when we revisit Tokyo.

Yukiko:
Thank you very much for your review, Amanda! I'm really appreciated it. I was supersized that your son knew so many kinds of Japanese pop culture. I'm so glad that I could help to make his fantastic birthday! I am always waiting for your next visit Tokyo! Please feel free to contact me again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!

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