We will visit a shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine or a temple or Asakusa Sensoji Temple to learn Japanese history. We will visit one of the activities, Japanese paper making, Origami crafting, etc. These activities provide creative, exploratory, and social opportunities to your children.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Mari.K.
A half day tour in Tokyo for a family who has small children or teenagers. For your children’s knowledge, we will visit a shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine or a temple, Asakusa Sensoji Temple. I will explain the overview of Japanese history. Then, we will visit one of the activities. These activities provide creative, exploratory, and social opportunities so that children can extend themselves in areas that are informal, unusual, and fun.
During this tour, I will give some questions to your children. To answer the questions, they try to listen to my explanation carefully. To give them chances to see and experience the foreign culture is very valuable things to do. Children’s potential is beyond our imagination.
This is a sample itinerary
9:00AM Hotel pick up
9:30AM Start Sightseeing
1. Visit Maiji Shrine Meiji Jingu Shrine or Asakusa Sensoji Temple
2. Experience one of the activities among Sushi making, Japanese Paper Making, Origami Craft, and Plastic food craft
3:00 PM See off at a Lunch place
The followings are some proposed activities. Please choose one of them.
(A) Japanese Paper Making
(1.5 hours, Advanced reservation needed 1,000 JPY/person)
Japanese paper is thicker and stronger than normal western paper. Participants will form their own sheets using authentic Japanese sugeta (molds/tools), using a traditional sheet forming technique and a special material.
(B) Origami Crafting lesson
(1 hour, Advanced reservation needed 1,000 JPY/person)
Basics of Japanese Origami lesson. Make paper cranes and other traditional models.
(C) Sushi Making Workshop
(2.5 hours Advanced reservation needed 11:00AM~ or 1:00PM~ 5,000 JPY/Person)
Sushi Making Workshop instructed by a professional Sushi Chef. This workshop will provide you exciting and unforgettable experience. Lunch charge for Sushi and Tempura is included.
(D) Plastic food sample making
(2 hours, Advanced reservation Needed, 2,160 JPY/person)
Plastic food sample making. In one class period, you can make plastic food samples including one lettuce, and two pieces of tempura.
(E) Suginami Animation Museum
(2 hours, no reservation, admission free)
You can learn how Anime is made and its history as well as future. You can enjoy drawing your picture on computer and play anime characgers on computer animation.
(45min 1,500JPY, need an advanced reservation)
Experience of Ninja practice- to try Ninja fight with Ninja sword, throw Ninja Stars at targets, and learn a bit about the traditions of Ninja.
Puri-Kura (Print booth 400 JPY/one game)
Purikura is similar to a photo booth. To pay 400 yen, you can take pictures and get a photo sticker. Recent purikura machine has lots of function that makes skin looks smooth, eyes look bigger or legs look thin and long. Japanese teenagers enjoy exchanging these stickers among their friends.
Children’s Lunch places
Tasting food is a memorable experience for your children. I will introduce restaurants your family can enjoy Japanese culture.
(A)Alice's Fantasy Restaurants (950JPY-2,500 JPY?person)
There are five kinds of restaurants in Tokyo. You need advanced reservation.
(B) Maid-Café@Akihabara (1,200JPY~ for coffee, 2,500 JPY~ for lunch)
It’s a kind of cosplay restaurants which are based on “KAWAII” culture. In these cafés, waitresses dressed in maid costumes, act as servants and treat customers as masters (and mistresses) in a private home, rather than as café customers. There are entertainment shows.
(C) Ramen (900 JPY~1,200 JPY/person)
There are various kinds of ramen based on pork-based soup, salt based soup, fish-based soup, and etc. I will take you the restaurant based on your preference.
(C) Okonomiyaki (1,000~1,200 JPY/person, Need advanced reservations for popular restaurants among foreigners.)
A Japanese style savory pancake made of flour, yam, egg, cabbage and other ingredients such as prawn, pork, squid and mochi.
(D) GUNDAM Café (1,200 JPY ~ lunch for boys)
This café is designed as an entertaining, immersive "base of operations" for fans to enjoy the world of GUNDAM.
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo
Lunch charge- For example - lunch at Alice's Fantasy Restaurants from 1,300 yen per dish
Workshop charge and Entrance fee - For example: Ninja practice - 1,500 yen per person, Plastic food sample making - 2,300 yen per person
As activity experience needs advance reservation, please contact me before booking.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Mari was a lovely lady who had a personalised note waiting for us at our hotel. She met us there and was adaptable for our first day to organise our rail and metro passes as well. She took us to an amazing lunch spot and was very patient with my tired boys. Mari would probably be better suited to a couple, as my boys were a challenge, though she was very kind and did her best. Thank you Mari for all your help introducing us to Tokyo.
Thank you for our review. I am glad you liked Maisen’s lunch. It was pity that your children were too tired from last night flight and gave up going to Mori Digital Museum in Odaiba. I am sure all of you will have a wonderful time in Hakuba, Nagano. Please enjoy skiing with Japanese-power snow.
Due to our limited time and in the evening, hiring a tour guide (Mari) was our best choice to get the most out of our short stay. Mari was friendly, professional, and well versed in the history of Narita and Japan in General. Mari assisted/guided in storing our luggage, transit and check-in at our hotel even before our tour started. Once we began, we walked through Narita and stopped by many places en route to the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. On our way back to the hotel, she made mention of popular restaurants in the area where we enjoyed delectable ramen to warm us up. Thank you Mari!
Thank you very much for your excellent review. I really appreciated that you gave me a chance to guide you in Narita at night. I really admire you that you take care of your niece with love. You have warm-heated and friendly characters which I really like. Because we had such a nice time, I almost forgot that we strolled in dark at night. Thank you very much again.
Mari was very helpful and patient in taking us through our trip. She made the effort to pick us up from hotel. She also explained the history behind the various places we visited. We told we are vegetarian and she found a great lunch place on the tour. Highly recommended.
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure to guide you in Tokyo. I also think that the vegetarian restaurant was delicious. We were lucky to see beautiful leaf-coloring in Rikugi-en Garden. I hope Jessica feels better now. Please enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan. Thank you again.
Mari helped me make the most of my layover, very efficiently introducing me to Japanese culture. In just four hours, she introduced me to Japanese pastries, we toured a gorgeous temple and grounds, attended a tea ceremony, visited a shrine, strolled the very quaint and historic town of Narita, shopped for personalized chopsticks and other crafts, and ate delicious ramen. Throughout, Mari provided history and context for the many Japanese traditions we witnessed. This was by far the best ever layover! Mari met me at the airport and escorted me back, helping me navigate the 10-minute train ride to Narita. She speaks excellent English and is wonderful! I urge anyone with a Tokyo airport layover to try her tour.
Thank you very much for your excellent review. I also enjoyed guiding you in Narita. We were lucky; we were able to attend an authentic tea ceremony surrounded a beautiful leaf-coloring garden and to enjoy listening to a comfortable music. There activities were special for that weekend only. I am sure you took a nice break from your business trip and restored your energy for your future work. Thank you again. Regards, Mari
Mari is a very cheerful and experienced tour guide. She brought us to Tsukiji and showed us all the interesting stores and places at the market. She narrated the interesting stories and events that happened at Tsukiji. Instead of queuing for hours to try quality sushi at the market, Mari steered us to a little sushi shop, Sushi Cho, a few blocks from Tsukiji which sells excellent quality sushi without the long line. Mari accompanied us to Ometasando Hills, the Olympic stadium and the Akasaka state guest house. I will definitely engage her services when we visit Tokyo in the future.
Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed my tour today. I hope Joyse will find the limited version of LV bag in future. When you plan to visit Japan next time, please let me know to guide you again.