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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 23wards 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

256.50 USD

total price for up to 4 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 36.00 USD
extra person. 29.70 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. 36.00 USD
extra person. 29.70 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.
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You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
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Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Carlos
14 hours ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ One day tour based on on our request ”

From the beginning to the end this was an excellent tour guide and tour. Yukiko was on-time at our hotel to pick us up, dressed with a kimono which impressed us. She is very knowledgeable about the city's history and sites we visited. She showed us how to ride the metro so we could move around the city on our own during the days following her tour. Very accommodating with our requests and suggested sites we liked very much. She is fluent in English and taught us a few words and phrases in Japanese. We strongly recommend Yukiko as your tour guide in Tokyo. Thank you, Yukiko, for making our visit so memorable and we look forward to seeing you again! Arigatou Gozaimasu!

Yukiko:
Thank you so much for sending your review!! I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and you could move around the city by your own with no troubles. I also could learn some easy Spanish from you. On the other day, I could understand meaning of one menu at Spanish restaurant! Thank you once again. I look forward to meeting you again and hope to speak some more Spanish until then! Muchas Gracias!!

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Robert
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Israel

“ Extraordinary tour guide ”

Yukiko is an amazing, talented, knowledgeable, and fun tour guide. From the moment of booking she communicated, made suggestions, altered the itinerary according to our needs and throughout the 2 days we were with her she investigated details and made arrangements for the rest of our trip after we would not be with her. I recommend her without hesitation. You'll be lucky if you are able to schedule her.

Yukiko:
Thank you so much, Robert!! I appreciated your heartfelt review! You are very healthy, delightful, friendly and have very nice family. I learned a lot about your culture and custom. I hope to visit your country someday in the future. Thank you once again. Please enjoy the rest of your trip! Domo Arigatou!!

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

“ Perfect way to spend the day ”

From the moment we met Yukiko we felt comfortable, she was so welcoming and explained where we were heading and took care of all our travels. My son wanted to see temples and gardens are he loves landscape photography. Yukiko planned our day perfectly allowing plenty of time to take photos and browse through shops without any rush. My sons 17 & 18 thought she was fantastic and they can be hard to please. She catered for our personal requirements perfectly. We will highly recommend her to anyone we know that plans to visit Japan. Yukiko also gave us some great advise and ideas on how to make to most of the rest of our trip on our own. Thank you so much, we look forward to keeping in touch

Yukiko:
Thank you very much, Hollie! I'm pleased to hear that you and your son had a wonderful day with me. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures that he took at many places in Kamakura. I'm sure you visited all places that written on your list and experienced a lot of things. I hope you'll come back in the future again and let's keep in touch. Domo Arigatou!! 

Steve Steve
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Yukiko is the best!!! ”

Yukiko is the best and I'm not exaggerating! Yukiko was recommended to me by two coworkers who have used her tour guiding services in the past. First of all, Yukiko is fluent in English. Communication will not be an issue. Prior to our arrival, Yukiko corresponded with me over email & asked about our interests and what we would like to see in Tokyo. She took our interests and crafted a detailed "plan of the day." We were able to adjust as needed because she was very flexible about the schedule. Well planned but flexible; that was perfect for us! We mainly wanted someone who can give us the inside scoop about the mysterious inner-market of the Tsukiji Fish Market. Without Yukiko's guidance, we would've missed a ton and been prohibited from seeing many things. She translated what the more friendly fish mongers were explaining to us. (There were many "not so friendly" ones) Yukiko made reservations at a delicious restaurant across from the market away from the long lines & she was instrumental in communicating with our wait staff. Yukiko also help translate for me when I purchased two knives at the famed knife purveyor, Masamoto's. I had the Chinese character of my last name etched in the knives and that would not have been possible without her intervening. She also took us to Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace. We learned many insightful things that would not have possible had we gone on our own. She was also extremely kind to my two sons (ages 11 & 7). In fact, they missed her so much they kept asking if Yukiko could join us for another day in Tokyo. Yukiko works very hard, is diligent, and is extremely professional. We hired her for 8 hours, starting with her picking us up at our hotel lobby. Towards the end of the day, the subway had some lengthy delays & pushing up against our time limit. Yukiko never made us feel rushed. In fact, she stayed longer than the allotted 8 hours to ensure we got to our dinner destination safely and it had started to rain. I felt really bad because I knew she had to walk in the rain and had to get home to her daughter for dinner. However, she never made us feel rushed. She is truly the best! My boys were disappointed that she couldn't stay with us for dinner. Last tip: Japan is generally a whole country that doesn't expect gratuity for their services provided. However, it does not mean you can't tip Yukiko. We felt she more than earned the gratuity! Just remember to give it to her in an envelope, if possible. The Japanese custom is to not hand money to each other directly. If you are considering a tour guide for Tokyo, look no further. You will not be disappointed! I highly recommend Yukiko!

Yukiko:
Thank you so much Steve!! I can't find the word to express my gratitude toward such a great review! I'm glad to hear that you went back home safely and brought back many memorable memories with you. Did you already try to use your Japanese knives? I'm sure these will enhance your cooking skills more and will make your family happy! I missed your boys. They are so friendly and adorable! Please come back again anytime! Thank you once again to you and your coworkers. I appreciated it very much. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

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Steven
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Malaysia

“ A great guide ”

Yukiko-san is an outstanding guide to have with attention to details. She made our holidays a happy and memorable one.. Not only she heard and guided us, she took her own initiative to write down on a piece of paper in Japanese on some of the special request when dining. Thank you very much Yukiko.

Yukiko:
Thank you very much for your review, Steven! I really appreciated it. It was a perfect day to walk under the beautiful cherry blossom trees in full bloom. I remember the view from the window of the restaurant and had a relaxing time with you. I'm so happy to hear that it made your trip memorable and enjoyable one. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

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