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Historical Exploring in Ueno (half day)

by Tomoko
(56) Reviews
3:30h $ 120


  • Ueno Park (walking in nature and visiting historical spots)
  • Tokyo National Museum (Japanese Gallery)

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120.44 USD

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1 person 120.44 USD
2 people 130.20 USD
3 ~ 4 people 139.50 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 37.20
Hotel pick up (inside Tokyo's 23 wards).
$ 16.74


Concise Japanese history tour. Recommended especially for those who like to overview Japan’s history and art at the start and the end of your trip. Focusing on the early modern era in Ueno Park, we survey the entire history at Japanese Gallery in Tokyo National Museum. It’s not in a lecture style, but in relaxed, interactive way. Why don’t you share its real treasures with me, an Ueno local?

What to Expect

1.Fun Walk at Ueno Park: Ueno Park is a spacious public park enjoyable to walk around and many excellent museums and Japan’s oldest zoo are located here. Not only that! The whole area was once the grounds of Kaneiji temple, the city’s largest, wealthiest temple in 17th to 19th century. Many historical events happened here. Let’s spot such remains* while walking in beautiful nature with seasonal flowers blooming.
(* statue of Saigo Takamori, Shinobazu Pond, Kiyomizu Kannon hall, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Great Buddha of Ueno, etc.)

2. Tokyo National Museum (Japanese Gallery): We are to appreciate the museum’s Highlights of Japanese Art exhibition. While exploring the exhibition rooms with Japan’s authentic treasures, you can travel from over 10,000 years ago to the late 19th century. Sharing my personal views and answering your questions, I would like to deepen your understanding and make your travel experience unforgettable!

※ In the large museum complex, there are 5 more buildings and a nice gift shop. If you are interested in other exhibitions or have request to extend the tour, I would be glad to be your company.

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  • Ueno Park (walking in nature and visiting historical spots)
  • Tokyo National Museum (Japanese Gallery)


Not available on Mondays as Tokyo National Museum is closed

★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. I will do all I can to keep you away from such risks, of course.

★ The pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards.

☆ Generally, I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me.

※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.

■ Please wear comfortable shoes and outfits for walking.
■ I could extend the tour and guide you to Yanaka * if requested.
*Yanaka is a nostalgic residential temple town with old houses and lifestyle remaining, just adjacent to Ueno.
■ Maximum number of participants is 6 (taking the convenience of other visitors to the museum considered.)

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
■ transportation fee (you and guide),
■ admission fee of Tokyo National Museum (620 yen / adult , if you are under aged 18 or 70 or over, showing your ID will make your admission free)
□ admission fee of Ueno Toshogu Shrine if you want to take a close look at it. ( 500 yen / person) * You can have its general view from outside
□ lunch if needed
Meeting Point
At Parkside Exit (Koen-guchi) of JR Ueno station *I will be waiting just across the street from the exit with a signboard or something you can recognize me
Ending Point
At Tokyo National Museum
3:30 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 56 )
Prasad Prasad United States ( Family with kids )
6 days ago

“ Excellent day in Tokyo with Tomoko san ”

Our group of 5 adults and 5 teens had a wonderful day in Tokyo with Tomoko san. She took details of our group in advance and came prepared with an itinerary that suited everyone including 1-2 surprise additions. She paced the day well to cover enough areas while giving the flexibility to do more or less as we chose at each spot. She spoke excellent English, was patient in answering all our questions and was very knowledgeable. She took us to a great lunch place and a few shops to buy local specialities. She gave us additional material for the remaining days of our trip as well.


Hi Prasad-san and all! Thank for the great review. That was a great honor and delight for me to share the time with you all during your special group trip to Japan, cerebrating the three girls’ commencement and the reunion with their friend after seven years! I felt as if I had come back to my first career, a high school teacher, and got excited and fully charged with the energy and inquisitiveness of your 5 teenagers. Hoping you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and wishing bright future for your lovely children, and you, parents as well. Cheers😊

Christophe Christophe Switzerland
1 week ago

“ Very knowledgeable and nice guide ”

We have had a great tour of Tokyo with Tomoko. She knows a lot about Tokyo and Japan and made the best of our day. We learned a lot, she was able to answer our question and on top of that made nice pictures of us that we be good memories. We highly recommend Tomoko


Thank you for your great and prompt review, Christophe and Kristina. I really enjoyed the day with you, and especially your lovely faces amazed with good food, with the senior local shop-owner, and the unexpected message from the temple. Wishing you all the best and hoping you have a lot more fun experiences during your stay in Japan. Take care!

Tiara Tiara United States ( Solo )
1 week ago

“ Amazing tour with an amazing person! ”

Tomoko was very knowledgeable and kind. She was like our Japanese mother for the day. She took care of us and taught us so much about the Japanese culture. We enjoyed our time with her and are very excited to plan our next trip with her. Thank you for a wonderful experience and introduction to Japanese culture. Best wishes from Trisha and Tiara. We will see you soon.


Thank you for sharing great time, Tiara and Trisha. Also, thank you for posting such a heart-warming review just after the tour. Yes, I felt as if I were your mother or at least your aunt that day 😊 I like a lot the way you casually enjoying your stay in Tokyo with your sibling. You are always most welcome and I’m looking forward to seeing you soon. Say hello to all your family. Take care!

Lynnsey Lynnsey Australia ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ We had a wonderful day discovering Tokyo with Tomoko. ”

Tomoko was just so friendly and willing to take us to all the places we wanted to see and do in Tokyo. Nothing was an effort. We certainly crammed in a full day and were thoroughly exhausted but that was our choice to try and get to see as much as we could. We would recommend Tomoko to anyone considering hiring a guide which is really a great idea if you have never been to Japan before because it can be quite overwhelming with the huge amount of things to see and do. Thank you Tomoko for a great day. Lynnsey, Fay and Sue from Melbourne, Australia.


Hi Lynnsey! Thank you so much to take your time to post a great review. Yes, we did a lot that day starting from your hotel in Shinjuku, visiting Tokyo station, Imperial Palace, Asakusa, Ueno, and the fabric town! How are your patchwork pieces going? I’m very much interested in what you’ve made 😊 Thank you for sharing great time with me and my best regards to you and your lovely friends Fay and Sue.

John John United Arab Emirates ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo and surrounding Places with Tomoko ”

We had a great time with Tomoko. She took care of us like her own family. She made sure my daughters enjoyed the authentic Japanese cousine. I will not hesitate to recommend Tomoko to my friends and family. Hope to visit again during cherry blossom season. Thank you Tomoko. You will remain our friend always. John Pereira, Abu Dhabi


Hi John and all, Thank you for your great review and, most of all, for the wonderful 6 days shared together. The view from Skytree, the beautiful hydrangea and irises, Imperial Palace, Asakusa, Ueno Zoo, the Shibuya Crossing, the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Shinkansen trip to Nagano, and the forestry Togakushi shrine……. Ramen, Tempra, Okonomi-yaki, Yakiniku, and sweets and Asahi beer! I could not name all we enjoyed sometime even in the rain. Thank you again and looking forward to seeing you again, John, Dorothy, Rochelle, Alisha, Molly and Maxime 😊

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