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Japanese Gardens and Western Gardens

by Akira.S
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4h $ 150 Price up to 4 people


  • Rikugien Gardens
  • Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
  • Japanese dishes for lunch

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150.10 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (up to 4).
$ 14.25
1hour extension .
$ 33.25


We visit two gardens. One is Rikugien Gardens. which is one of the most famous Japanese stroll-style gardens. There is another gardens nearby named Kyu-Furukawa-tei Gardens, which is one of the western style gardens designed by Josiah Condor.

What to Expect

Rikugien Gardens is a stroll-style Japanese gardens. It was constructed in 1702. You can enjoy viewing changing sights while strolling along the routes that surround the pond. Kyu-Furukawa Gardens is a Western-style garden designed by Josiah Condor, the first professor of architecture at Tokyo University who loved Japan throughout his life. They were both valuable cultural properties. You can also touch the peaceful feeling in the center of Tokyo. At the end of the tour why don't we enjoy soba, buckwheat noodle with tempura.

Organized by Akira.S

Licensed Guide
(15) Reviews


  • Rikugien Gardens
  • Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
  • Japanese dishes for lunch


What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up and drop-off
What‘s not included
transportation fee, entrance fee, lunch
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
4 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 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 Akira.S

Licensed Guide

(15) Reviews

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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello. I'm Akira Shimada. I've been working as an adviser teacher of public junior high schools. I've been interested in guiding Japanese popular sightseeing spots to visitors from abroad. I'm really looking forward to meeting many tourists interested in Japanese culture and history. I really hope many people to know Japanese culture, including Japanese cuisine.

Reviews ( 15 )

22 hours ago |   by Geoff

“ Good tour of the Shinjuku area of Tokyo ”

I spent an enjoyable afternoon and evening tour with Akira in the Shinjuku. We visited a number of the "hidden" sites and areas that without Akira's familiarity I would not have found. Highlight was the Samaarai Museum, a nighttime visit atop of the Metropolitan Building, and dinner at a small eatery--5 seats--sampling local fare. Akira was a great companion!

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Jamie

“ A wonderful experience ”

Akira is a very caring person, he gave me good advices on our itinerary and he is attention to details. He is proactive too, and responded appropriately to our requests. He would like to make sure everyone of us is happy. He is honest, he has the heart to guide the tour. During the preparation stage, when my car company was not responding to my request on our rental driver and car, he helped me call the car company staff. Akira is an outstanding person, especially for his caring and attention to details character. Thank you so much, we look forward to seeing you again in Japan!

3 months ago |   by Valerie

“ Akira-San: highly recommended!! ”

Akira is such a patient, heart warming, caring and a very hospitable guide. He is very proactive in his approach towards ensuring that you are comfortable with the itinerary and makes the effort to keep in touch with you from the time you engage his services right up to the last day. He has made my family, friends & I feel so welcome and at ease. Thank you Akira-San for such a wonderful time and enriching us with the Japanese history & culture. We will definitely recommend Akira-San to our family & friends should they visit Japan Tokyo. Wishing you best endeavours in 2018!

4 months ago |   by PAPPIJN

“ A very nice experience in our life. ”

We have had an educational and pleasant time with Akira in Tokyo. Also pleasant moments that we will cherish forever;

9 months ago |   by Alice

“ Amazing custom tour of Tokyo with robots and architecture! ”

When we watched his video, we could see that Akira has a love for people and sharing his culture with them, and from the moment he collected us from our hotel lobby, we knew we'd made the right choice. Akira immersed us in the culture and history of Tokyo and of Japan with his vast supply of stories, facts and tips. He quickly adapted our program to meet last minute dietary needs, and gave us a personalised tour to our special requirements (robots and architecture). He also had detailed instructions for other amazing sights for us to visit for the rest of our trip, ensuring that from a 1 day tour we had enough information for a weeks adventuring! I can't imagine a better guide for our introduction to Japan and today's tour will always be a fond memory for us. Arigato gozaimas, Akira-san.

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