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A Half Day Tour for Kids with various experience options

by Mari
(61) Reviews
4h $ 130 Price up to 4 people


  • Visit one of the traditional historical places, Asakusa Sesoji or Meiji Shrine to learn Japanese history
  • Experience one of the activities, Japanese Paper making, Origami crafting, Sushi Making lesson, or Plastic food sample making.
  • Introduce and bring to one of the typical Japanese style lunch places based on your preference

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130.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 9.30


A half day tour in Tokyo for a family with children. We will visit a shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine or a temple, 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.

What to Expect

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
1:00 PM See off at a Lunch place

During cherry blossom season, March 25 to April 10, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing at Ueno park, Shinjuku Gyoen, Rikugien and others sightseeing spots where you can enjoy cherry blossom.

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.
⒞ 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.

For Boys
Ninja experience
(A) Ninja star throwing (1,000 ~500 JPY for one game)
You can wear Samurai armor and take a picture. You can experience throwing shuriken (Ninja Stars).
(A) Ninja Practice Experience
(30min 1,000 JPY, 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.

For girls
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) 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.
(B) 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 ~ for lunch)
This café is designed as an entertaining, immersive "base of operations" for fans to enjoy the world of GUNDAM.

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  • Visit one of the traditional historical places, Asakusa Sesoji or Meiji Shrine to learn Japanese history
  • Experience one of the activities, Japanese Paper making, Origami crafting, Sushi Making lesson, or Plastic food sample making.
  • Introduce and bring to one of the typical Japanese style lunch places based on your preference


From July 20 to August 20, my tours are available 5 hours in the morning, 8:00AM-1:00PM and 4 hours in the afternoon 3:00PM to 7:00PM, because in Tokyo it will be extremely hot and humid between 1:00PM-3:00PM.

As activity experience needs advance reservation, please contact me before booking.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo, reservation arrangement
What‘s not included
Transportation fee
Lunch charge- For example - lunch at Gundam Cafe or AEB48 Care from 1,080 yen per dish
Entrance fee and admission fee - For example: Ninja practice - 1,000 yen per person, Plastic food sample making - 2,160 yen per person, ASIMO show - free of charge
Depart From
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your last visiting spot
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 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 ( 61 )
susan Susan United States ( Family )
4 days ago

“ Sumo stable tour ”

Mari was very very good. She was very organized. She left a hand written note at our hotel regarding our day. She also made a little paper brochure about sumo. Seeing the sumo stable was great experience and I do not hesitate in recommending Mari.


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed my tour, especially sumo practice which was so intense. I enjoyed guiding all of you as you are so cheerful and kind. Please keep enjoying the rest of your journey in Japan. Thank you again.

Shannon Shannon United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Extraordinarily Grateful for Mari's Wonderful Guidance ”

Mari was an ideal guide for our first trip to Tokyo. When we arrived at our hotel we had a greeting card from Mari waiting for us at the front desk welcoming us to Tokyo, giving us her contact information and reminding us of our 9am meeting time the following morning. This thoughtful touch illustrates Mari's overall style. She worked hard to make our tour unforgettable by meeting all of our objectives while throwing in some off the beaten path surprises that made our tour very special. She was highly organized while also being flexible to go with the flow and allow for some spontaneous additions to our itinerary. She quickly earned our trust in terms of recommendations particularly in regards to meals. The restaurants she took us to were all extraordinary especially the macrobiotic restau... read more


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It encouraged me as a tour guide. As you prepared your travel plan four months ahead, I understand your needs before meeting. I really think that preparation is important. I am glad all of you enjoyed my tour. I also enjoyed guiding you as all of you are friendly and kind. I was impressed that your daughters are smart and very well-behaved. I still remember your curious and happy faces when you saw the print club” “PRICLA.” I hope you will have a wonderful time on the rest of your journey. When you plan to visit Tokyo again, I would be more than happy to guide you. Thank you again.

Serena Serena United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent tour with Mari ”

We spent a great and enjoyable four hours with Mari touring Meiji shrine and Tsukiji Market. Mari was prompt to communicate ahead of the tour and even left a note with her contact info at our hotel for when we checked in. She went over the fascinating history of the shrine and the market and had us sample two different kinds of tuna with freshly grated wasabi root. She pointed out her favorite vendors in the market. She gave tips about navigating through Tokyo and made lots of suggestions. She was very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Mari!


Thank you so much for your excellent review. I really appreciate it. I was very happy to guide such a super intelligent family. I am glad all your family members are very friendly. I am happy to know that you liked Tuna tasting. Hope you will enjoy the rest of your staying in Japan to make unforgettable experiences. Thank you again and take care. Mari

Danielle Danielle United States
1 month ago

“ Unbelievably amazing! ”

Mari is an incredible guide. She is incredibly professional and communicative, knowledgeable and personable. She went above and beyond caring for the group of travellers and was amazing in helping us to organize everything. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who want to really get to know Japan and not just visit.


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It encouraged me as a guide. I am glad that everything went well. To provide the art college group with an introduction of Ukiyoe woodblock printing was a valuable experience for me. Thank you again.

Scott Scott Australia ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Amazing Tokyo Tour! ”

Our experience with Mari San has been excellent. She was quick at responding to our queries via triple lights prior to our tour and had great tour suggestions. When we let her know there were things we looked forward to seeing she came up with an incredible itinerary. Once we got to Tokyo we were dropped off at the wrong hotel as there are two Hotel Montereys so we were scared that she may go to the other hotel while we walked to find our hotel. However upon checking in the concierge let us know we had a message from our tour guide and handed us an envelope with a note from Mari San which put our minds at ease. She was very knowledgeable and well prepared. She had printed three intineraries detailing the places we visited and pertinent information to those places. It was a very enjoyab... read more


Thank you very much for your excellent review. I also enjoyed guiding you, especially Kameido Tenjin with wisteria blossom. I hope you will enjoy cruising to Alaska, Please send my warmest regards to your beautiful wife. Thank you again.

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