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Kagurazaka, Remains of Approach to Shogun’s Castle and Moat


Tokyo
5 hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Is it a pond or river? It used to be an outer moat or canal to protect Edo Castle until about 150 years ago. The then Edo, present Tokyo, used to be the seat of Edo Shogunate. Kagurazaka area is located around here, and the nostalgic atmosphere still retains. You can enjoy walking along a shopping street of unique taste, lined by numerous boutiques, Japanese sweets,and souvenir shops.

Itinerary

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  • Canal Cafe in front of the moat

  • Buddhist Temple, called Bishamonten.

  • Japanese narrow hill

  • Japanese style public bath (just looking)

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide) lunch (about ¥1,000 to 1,500 )

Important

The tour is offered not only in daytime, but also in the evening.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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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Reviews ( 46 )
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Salim Salim Canada ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ A very accommodating guide/ ”

Our group of 8 had the good fortune of having Akira S as our tour guide for two days in Tokyo. On the first day Akira ensured that we had a great visit to Mt Fuji and the next day he showed us the highlights of Tokyo. We found him to be a most accommodating person who was able to customize the tour as per our requirements. We learnt a lot about the history of Japan, it's culture and cuisine during the sightseeing. Thank you Akira san for showing us the best of your country. With warmest regards, Salim Visram & family

Akira.S:

Dear Salim-san and all your family. I’m very happy to receive such an encouraging message. I really had a valuable time for two days. It’s mainly because of your friendship where I feel comfortable. You showed me your interest in Japanese culture and history, so you were always listening to me very earnestly. On the first day, it was an unbelievably beautiful day, when we could enjoy viewing beautiful Mt. Fuji. On the second day, it was drizzling and getting cloudy later, when we didn’t have any trouble for walking at all. We were really lucky! Please come again to Tokyo. I’m very much looking forward to seeing everyone of you. I especially hope your brother-in-law is in good shape. Keep contact! Best regards, Akira

RACHELLE RACHELLE United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Helpful and Informative, Great Experience ”

Akira was so helpful on our first day in Japan. He showed us how to use the Tokyo subway and generally how to navigate Tokyo and get our bearings by pointing out landmarks near our hotel. He is gave us history and explanations of the landmarks we visited and took pictures of us at each site. It was so helpful to have a local guide us so we could sightsee despite the jet lag. Highly recommend Akira!

Akira.S:

Hello Rachelle and Dan. Thank you for the nice review that would help me keep up good work. Actually I got lost while searching for your accommodations, but that has become a good experience for me. You listened to me eagerly because you are interested in many Japanese things, temples, food, souvenirs, buildings, townscape, and so on. Your review makes all my efforts worthwhile. I myself had a good day with such a nice couple. Thank you again. Please come again, then not in a rush. Best regards Akira

Abilash Abilash Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ From tour guide to family friend! The amazing Akira-san. ”

I came with my wife and 6 year old daughter to Japan for the first time. Similarly it was our first tour in Japan and I feel very fortunate to have met Akira-san as our guide. From the moment we met him at the lobby, my family was very well looked after. We had been chatting over a few emails before our tour, so when we finally met, it was like meeting a good friend. Akira-san got along very well with my daughter and took us for amazing sushi at Tsukiji market. We also visited several historical attractions and gained so much knowledge on Japan’s wonderful history. Though I have read a lot about the places before my trip, nothing compares to having Akira-san’s personal and informative lessons to give us deeper understanding to appreciate the attractions even more. He even went out of his w... read more

Akira.S:

Hello Abilash-san. I hope everyone is well. I appreciate your nice review. I’m greatly honored by your kind words that have motivated me much more to be a guide. I really had a great time with such a friendly family. The fact that you learned about Japanese history, culture, and so on beforehand really surprised me and at the same time helped me be a guide. Thanks to that, I felt more rewarded while I explained something at each site because you could understand many things easily. I’m so glad you had a wonderful experience during your stay in Japan. I hope to see you again. Thank you again for everything! Best regards, Akira

Anna Anna United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Amazingly thoughtful, committed informative guide ”

We were lucky to have Akira as our guide for Tokyo and would highly recommend. Our plans were changed by the typhoon and luckily we were able to reschedule for a different day with Akira at the end of our trip. He was in constant communications leading up to our day with him and very thoughtful and understanding of the changes. Getting around the mass transit was very easy and accessible. He gave us lots of great information and a local's perspective everywhere we went. He took us to an incredible sushi lunch which had some of the freshest, most delicious sushi we experienced throughout our entire trip. We enjoyed traditional Japanese gardens together and he was very helpful with getting us back to our hotel. He gifted us a souvenir with Mt Fuji to remember our time in Tokyo and it was ver... read more

Akira.S:

Dear Anna-san. Thank you for your marvelous and brilliant message that has got me more motivated to do this job. I really had a good opportunity to spend a nice day with all of you and share some stories in Tokyo and me although the typhoon changed your schedule. I’m very glad you enjoyed the tour. I appreciate everyone listened to me with curiosity. I hope the tour gave you a favorable impression to Japan. I very much look forward to seeing you again if you have a good chance to be here. Say hello to Mathew and everyone. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Akira

Karen Karen Singapore
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Enjoyable time with Akira ”

Mr Akira met us at our hotel lobby and brought us to Tsukiji. We had a scrumptious sushi breakfast based on his recommendation. Thereafter, we explored the outer market with Mr Akira showing us and explaining the different veggies, fish and produce. Then we headed to Asakusa. We had an enjoyable time with him. He is knowledgeable, caring and very proud of his culture. Highly recommend!

Akira.S:

Dear Karen-san. I’m so glad to have your nice message. I had a very great time with you because everyone of you is quite amicable. This message made me more motivated to being a guide. Thank you for everything again. If you have a chance to visit here, I definitely hope to see you again. Take care. Best regards, Akira

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