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One day - Highlights in Tokyo

by YUKIKO
(83) Reviews
8h $ 296 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Tsukiji Fish Market (The Inner and Outer Market) *The inner market might be closed on Wednesday.
  • Hamarikyu garden
  • Water bus from Hamarikyu garden to Asakusa *Cherry blossom season is very busy. We might need to wait for the next water bus.
  • Asakusa (Sensoji Temple, Nakamise shopping street,)
  • Akihabara
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296.10 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 37.60
Extra person.
$ 28.20
Pick up at Air BnB .
$ 9.40

What to Expect

In this tour, you can visit four most attractive touring spots combining beautiful nature, Japanese food culture and enjoyable Japanese old and modern parts.
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 enjoy a water bus cruise from Hamarikyu Garden to Asaksua. It takes about 1 hour ride.

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.

At last, we will visit Akihabara where you can feel totally different atmosphere from Asakusa. We'll discover why Japanese subculture attracts so many people and let's see more about anime, manga and games in Akihabara.

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 in 2018, 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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Organized by YUKIKO

Licensed Guide
(83) Reviews

Highlights

  • Tsukiji Fish Market (The Inner and Outer Market) *The inner market might be closed on Wednesday.
  • Hamarikyu garden
  • Water bus from Hamarikyu garden to Asakusa *Cherry blossom season is very busy. We might need to wait for the next water bus.
  • Asakusa (Sensoji Temple, Nakamise shopping street,)
  • Akihabara

Important

If the inner market of Tsukiji is closed, we visit only the outer market.

City Tokyo

Meeting Point At your hotel in 23wards in Tokyo

Ending Point At the nearest station of our last visiting spot

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM

Number of people up to 5 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • Guide fee
  • Hotel pick-up Reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only)


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee ( you and guide)
  • 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.

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

About YUKIKO


Licensed Guide

(83) Reviews

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  • 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 ( 83 )

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Ann

“ Excellent tour guide for families ”

Yukiko was a wonderful person to tour Tokyo with. She is easy to have a conversation with while walking around; more like touring the city with a friend, not someone you're just meeting for the first time. Yukiko recommended the right mix of sites to interest my husband and I as well as our 7 year old (the ninja experience was a hit and he can't stop talking about it). She was very prepared and gave us brief background history on the various sites we visited, which we really appreciated. I highly recommend a tour with Yukiko.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Sandra

“ Great guide ”

Yukiko was a wonderful guide who worked with us to personalize our tour. We were in Tokyo for 5 days and hired her for the first 2 days. Without her, there certainly would have been places/events we would have missed. And she was very good in giving us specific recommendations for the best shops for food items we were interested in. My elderly parents were traveling with us and Yukiko was very attentive. The main thing we found in having Yukiko with us is that she greatly removed any of the stress of navigating Tokyo. We found having her with us just made the days so much easier and pleasant. Would definitely recommend her to anyone traveling to Tokyo.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Tushar

“ Awesome guide!! ”

The reviews don’t to justice when it comes to Kukiko. She is very knowledgeable, flexible with changes, and always had smile on her face. Even durIng transit between locations she took time to teach origami. She also found great reataurant for lunch to accommodate couple vegetarians in our group. All of us in our group enjoyed touring with Yukiko and we would tour again next time we visit.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Samantha

“ Wonderful time with Yukiko! ”

We had such a lovely time making sushi with Yukiko! She was so friendly and welcoming. It was such a unique experience to make sushi with a Tokyo native in her own home. She was so patient with us as we tried for the first time to make hand-shaped sushi rolls. We truly enjoyed our time with Yukiko and would recommend the sushi making class to anyone who is traveling in Tokyo.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Lesley

“ Perfect Way to start our Vacation ”

My daughter (16) and I arrived in Japan for the first time and do not speak English. We had done our research and knew what we wanted to see but had no idea how to navigate the city and train system. We thankfully hired Yukiko who answered all our questions prior to arriving over email. She was timely and thorough and able to understand exactly what we wanted. Upon arrival she is prompt, professional and had our agenda clearly mapped out. She even printed out copies of suggestions for us to get around after our tour for the remainder of trip. We had a lovely lunch and so much fun exploring the fish market, Akihabara and Harajuku. She even taught us some Japanese over lunch which was amazing! We are headed to Kyoto and Osaka and have decided to hire a guide for us in each city to ensure we are confident about traveling and how to get around. Today was so much fun as we knew where to go and had our handy map at our side which Yukiko provided us, knowing we would live by it while in Tokyo. Thank you so much Yukiko. I absolutely recommend her for your tour, she is the best!!! She set the entire tone for our vacation. Forever grateful to her! Lesley

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