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.
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.
Excellent, knowledgeable, professional and experienced lady
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It is encouraging for me. Even though it’s a short time, I am glad you enjoyed traditional atmosphere of the temple’s town. Please visit again and let me guide you again. Warmest regards,
Mari was an amazing guide!! We had the best time touring Tokyo with her. She taught us so many things. We got to visit Temples and Shrines and we loved touring the market with her. Mari made everything a fun adventure. She taught us how to use the subway, showed us how to make Wasabi, and even made sure we arrived at the Meiji Shrine in time to see a beautiful wedding. We had a proper Japanese lunch, seated on the floor with our shoes off. Those are just a few fun things we did. She spent two days with us teaching us many things about the Japanese culture and history--she is very knowledgeable about Japanese history, art and culture. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide. We are so thankful for Mari!!!
Thank you very much for taking your time to write an excellent review. I’m really glad to receive such a compliment review. It encourage me a lot as a tour guide. I still remember our joyful time we spent together for two days. Jenna is so beautiful and smart. I am sure she will have a bright future. Thank you again.
Everything about our experience with Mari was perfect. She was quick to respond to all my questions and needs prior to our trip. She sent a wonderful message on our arrival to a Tokyo. The day of the trip, she met us with a small handout about the history/meaning of sushi making and the tea ceremony. Both classes were perfect for our group. Fun, informative and delicious! The locations she picked for both classes were great. The people at each made us feel so welcome. She helped make one of our family member’s experience (elderly) much simpler as well. Best, was how personal she was with us as we walked through Tokyo. She chatted and gave us information about the train system and other recommendations to enjoy our stay in Japan. Highly recommend this half day trip!!
Thank you very much for your excellent review. It encouraged me as a tour guide. It was my great pleasure to guide your family. All members of your family are so nice and smart. I am glad that you carefully listened to my explanation. You are a very thoughtful person. That’s why you liked the tea ceremony which culture has a deep history. Please enjoy the rest of your journey in Tokyo. Thank you again.
We had the most wonderful time with Ms. Mari. Our group had 4 kids under the age of 12. Ms. Mari tailored the itinerary to make sure all activities are kids friendly but at the same time, enjoyable for the adults. Ms. Mari comes well prepared every day with background history to all the places we visited. She patiently explained to our kids and showed maps and related materials to them throughout the tour. She is the most amazing, animated, and responsible tour guide. Thank you, Ms. Mari! Because of you, our Tokyo trip was so memorable!
Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a wonderful review. It was my great pleasure to share the enjoyable time with you. I still remembered that your Preston was so warm-hearted to take care of your mother and your Brendel played piano so nicely. I am sure they will have bright future. Thank you again.
She is very organized and the day was seamless!
Thank you for your nice review. I was impressed that you were so efficient for everytging. I hope this Japan trip will be one of the memorable journeys for your life. Thank you again.