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Home visit, Sushi making & learning from locals in the suburbs.

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7h ¥‎ 10,000 per person

Highlights

  • Home visit to see the true Japanese life and enjoy #1-#4 activities. Please select one from options. Some optional activities require extra hours and costs.
  • 1.Sushi making- nigiri, rolls and inari version : vegetarian sushi available
  • 2.Sampling two Sakes
  • 3.Casual tea ceremony - Matcha green tea and sweets
  • 4.Shopping at a local super market for sushi making and a 100 yen store
  • Select one activity from the list; (1-2hs)
  • Option A Cultural walking around the neighborhood.
  • Option B: Shodo-caligraphy
  • Option C: Kyudo-Japanese archery observing
  • Option D: YUKATA, casual Kimono - extra 500JPY
  • Option E: Antique flea market (available only on the first day of the month)
  • Option F: Ikebana flower arrengement - extra 1,000JPY
  • Option G: Izakaya visit, pick one restaurant from the list: extra 2,000JPY or more - Sushi pub, Yakitori house (grilled chiken), Horumon-yaki (beef BBQ for blue-collar-workers), Shabushabu (beef and vegetables hot pot)
  • Option H: Cat cafe or owl cafe - extra 1,500JPY or more for entrance fee
  • Option I: Karaoke - let's sing hit songs in English together! - extra 1,000JPY or more
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People
10,000 JPY

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
¥‎ 3,200
Additional fee in case of only one participant.
¥‎ 8,000
Early pick-up (before 9:30am).
¥‎ 1,000

Overview

Toshi's house is in the beautiful upper-middle class residential area in the suburbs of Tokyo. First, we will shop ingredients for lunch at a local super market. After a short break over green tea, let's roll sushi and taste them. Select one activity from the list below; calligraphy, Ikebana,etc. In the evening, you can dine at the local pub called Izakaya or casual restaurant for Shabushabu.

What to Expect

It is a good opprtunity to learn about Japanese life and culture. First of all you will be surprised how compact the Japanese house is and how we make the best of the space. I will explain our unique food culture at a supermarket. You will learn how to make Sushi (3 kinds). If you don't like seafood, don't worry, you can make a sushi with avocado, egg and ham. Visiting a local pub will be another exiting moment. If you book the date of the first day of the month, I will take you to the antique flea market. For animal lovers, I will offer "an awl cafe and a cat cafe" visit.

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Toshi(T-chan) Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Home visit to see the true Japanese life and enjoy #1-#4 activities. Please select one from options. Some optional activities require extra hours and costs.
  • 1.Sushi making- nigiri, rolls and inari version : vegetarian sushi available
  • 2.Sampling two Sakes
  • 3.Casual tea ceremony - Matcha green tea and sweets
  • 4.Shopping at a local super market for sushi making and a 100 yen store
  • Select one activity from the list; (1-2hs)
  • Option A Cultural walking around the neighborhood.
  • Option B: Shodo-caligraphy
  • Option C: Kyudo-Japanese archery observing
  • Option D: YUKATA, casual Kimono - extra 500JPY
  • Option E: Antique flea market (available only on the first day of the month)
  • Option F: Ikebana flower arrengement - extra 1,000JPY
  • Option G: Izakaya visit, pick one restaurant from the list: extra 2,000JPY or more - Sushi pub, Yakitori house (grilled chiken), Horumon-yaki (beef BBQ for blue-collar-workers), Shabushabu (beef and vegetables hot pot)
  • Option H: Cat cafe or owl cafe - extra 1,500JPY or more for entrance fee
  • Option I: Karaoke - let's sing hit songs in English together! - extra 1,000JPY or more

Important

A group of three or more is required to ask me possible dates before booking. Attendees should be over 15 years old and dog lovers = I have a naughty dog. Toshi's house is in the suburb of Tokyo, and takes 30-40 minutes by train from Shinjuku, Shibuya or Yokohama station.

PLEASE NOTE:
= Hotel pick-ups only in Central Tokyo, Yokohama and at some hotels in Kawasaki.
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Early pick-up (before 9:30) =extra 1,000JPY / hour
= For 4-hour tours, please check out my tours = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama and antique flea market.

PEAK SEASON PREMIUM (for some tours) = 2,000 JPY per group
= Charged ONLY ONCE for the first day of the first tour of the peak season.
= Peak seasons:
>>> Spring : March 15 to April 30
>>> Autumn : October 1 to November 20

***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) as it gives guests a better feel for the city. It's the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Yes! You heard that right. Public transportation IS the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Experience the clean and highly-efficient Tokyo public transportation system!

5-hour tour (short vision) is available.
No hotel drop-off.
Options G starts at 4:00 or later.
Cherry blossom viewing depends on weather condition.

What‘s included
guide fee, matcha green tea and sweets.
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide)
sushi ingredient; 1500 JPY per person in cash.
Some options require extra fee: Please pay cash during the tour
OP-D Kimono : 500JPY per Kimono for cleaning cost
OP-F :Flowers : 1,000JPY
OP-G: dinner at Izakaya: 2,000JPY or more per person and for the guide.
OP-H: Animal cafe entrance fee : around 1,500JPY per person and for the guide.
OP-I : Karaoke entrance fee: 1,000JPY or more per person and for the guide
Meeting Point
At your hotel (Central Tokyo or Yokohama) OR Shin-yokohama station.
Ending Point
JR Yokohama line Naruse station or Tokyu Den-en-toshi line Nagatsuta station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
10:00 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 ( 64 )
Lavina Lavina United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Tokyo Visit ”

Toshi made our first day in Japan most memorable as she walked us through the process of purchasing IC cards for transportation. Also, she made every effort to ensure that we walked away from our tour at Asakusa, Harajuku, and Shinjuku with loads of knowledge and a genuine appreciation for the Japanese culture. Lastly, Toshi has made a lasting impression on us because she made us comfortable in a new environment and most importantly we felt as though we were apart of her family!

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, sis! Being with you was like spending the day with a younger sister. Girl talk is fun while window-shopping! So glad you enjoyed the many stores in Asakusa and Harajuku. The 3D Latte Art was undoubtedly the highlight of our tour. You and your daughter are quite good at researching these places. Our lattes came with foam art of Totoro, an elephant, and Hachi-ko (the faithful dog). They were almost too cute to consume! The photos don't do them justice. With your daughter's wonderful attitude and keen interest in Japanese culture, I'm quite sure she'll have fun spending more time here in the future. Come join her! Harajuku is an ever-changing town. Please come back and let me show you more of "my" Tokyo!

Virginia Virginia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Very knowledgeable guide! ”

Toshi was a wonderful guide for us in Tokyo. She is kind, very intelligent, and has a very good sense of humor. She provided a good summary of Japanese history and culture as we toured, including the basis of Shinto and the assimilation of Buddhism in Japan. We highly recommend Toshi!

Toshi(T-chan):

Glad to hear you enjoyed our tour, Virginia! I aim to please! It was great to spend time with you and your husband. Your suggestion of an early start was inspired. We were able to make the most of the beautiful weather and managed to see a lot of places before the weekend crowd came. As you mentioned, most Japanese people are raised observing both Shinto and Buddhist practices and rituals. They're both part of our unique culture. Enjoy the rest of your stay! Hope you can come back soon? Autumn perhaps? There's so much more to see and experience!

Cherie Cherie New Zealand ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent Guide ”

Thank you T-Chan for a a great overview of Tokyo. We covered alot in our 4 hours, T-Chan has great knowledge and speaks english beautifully. I would recommend T-Chan. Thanks Cherie

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Cherie-chan! It was fun to see you enjoy "My Tokyo"! We had two local delicacies in Asakusa--melon pan (sweet bun covered with cookie crust) and daigaku imo (fried sweet potato covered in a sugary coat). Yummy and very filling! It's a good thing we were able to burn the calories by walking at the Imperial Palace grounds. It was an interesting contrast between the traditional (samurai castle gate) and the contemporary (high-rise office buildings). I hope you were able to take a lot of nice photos! Please come back soon! There's so much more I have to show you! Hope to see you again!

Luigi Luigi Italy ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ We visited in Tokio the Asakusa area with the Sensoji Temple, the Imperial Palace gates and garden, ending our visit to Odaiba island ”

We liked the tour and especially the Imperial Palace with its beautiful garden. Toshi is a knowledgeable guide and she gave us interesting information about the new Emperor that was going to be named after his father retirement. It was the Golden Week vacation and Odaiba island was very crowded. We are looking forward to go back in a different season and fully appreciate the city

Toshi(T-chan):

Grazie, Luigi! Glad to hear you enjoyed our tour as much as I did. So happy to hear you liked the east garden of the Imperial Palace! The colorful azalea garden was very pretty, wasn’t it? I hope you can come back in time for the fall foliage in late autumn. The Japanese maple trees at the Imperial Palace will all be in their "red dresses" then. Let's check it out together!

Ramesh Ramesh United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A very resourceful person with great knowledge base of Tokyo ”

My wife and I had a wonderful time with this guide. I covered all that was requested and more. The guide was timely resourceful and knowledgeable. Thanks Ram

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Cel and Ram! I hope you enjoyed your layover in Tokyo. It was fortunate that we managed to see some of the late-blooming cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen Garden. Sooo romantic to see such a loving couple taking selfies amidst all the seasonal blooms, like the azaleas and wisterias. Have fun going over the souvenir photos! We were just in time to catch Godzilla roaring and spewing smoke in Shinjuku. Although it's supposed to terrorize sightseers, it's more fascinating than scary, don't you think? I hope you both come back so we can explore more of Tokyo together. Perhaps on your way back home? Or on a different season maybe? Hope to see you again!

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