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Tokyo 'a la cart


Tokyo
6 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This "Momijigari" tour is to enjoy Japanese leaf coloring scenes. You can choose 3 autumn coloring spots including a trendy fashionable Cat Street in Tokyo. In accordance with your choice, I will make a proposed itinerary. Enjoying beautiful Japanese colorful nature and feeling some Japanese culture makes your Japan trip fruitful. The best season for this tour is late November to early December.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Mari.

  • Ginko Avenue (Icho Namiki) - In Meiji Jingu Gaien, the uniquely trimmed Ginko trees turn a brilliant golden color in late November. You can see the construction cranes of new Olympic stadium.
  • Imperial East Garden - The Japanese style Ninomaru Garden was built in early 17C and the second circle of defense of the former Edo Castle. It’s a stroke-style garden around a big pond. We can enjoy autumn colors of sawtooth oaks, Quercus, and various kinds of maples.
  • Koishikawa Korakusen - A traditional Japanese strolling garden that features a path around a pond built in 17C. Its main pond is surrounded by dozens of maples trees which turn brilliant shades of orange and red in late November.
  • Rokugien – One of the traditional Japanese style gardens created during Edo period. It is located not too far from Koishigawa Korakuen Gardens with more than 87,000 m2. During when the trees turn their colors in autumn, the trees and its leaves are lightened up during the night so that people can enjoy some magical scenery by looking at the autumn leaves in the traditional garden at night.
  • Hamarikyu garden - Built in 1654. One of the typical strolling Japanese Garden of the Edo Period. The Edo Period pond was a tidal pond that depended on the intake of seawater from Edo Bay. It had two duck hunting sites within the grounds. You can enjoy viewing Japanese red maples, trident maple, Japanese wax tree, etc.
  • Shinjyuku Gyoen - It was originally built as a garden for one of the feudal loads during Edo period in the 17th century. It is about 58.3 ha (144 acres) wide. Within the garden, it has a traditional Japanese style garden, an English style garden, and a French style garden. You can find some interesting contrasts and landscapes with the characteristics of the trees planted in the gardens that turns into autumn colors.
  • Cat Street - a trendy fashionable street in Harajuku. Many celebrities came and purchased Vintage wear.

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What to Expect

In autumn, Japanese have enjoyed going out to the mountainous countryside to see autumn leaves traditionally. We call this leaf peeping "Momiji-gari". There are poems about Momiji-gari in Man-yoshu (the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry in 7C). Let’s enjoy Momiji-gari feeling like aristocrats.

Please choose three sightseeing sites among the following seven leaf coloring spots.
Imperian East Garden, Ginko Avenue, Koishikawa Korakuen, Rokugien, Hamarikyu, Shinjyuku Gyoen, Yoyogi Park etc.
Also please inform your lunch preference, Japanese food (Sushi, Tempura, Shabu-shabu, Tonkatsu, etc.) or your food restriction. (Lunch charge for you and your guide is not included in this tour fee.)
In accordance with your choice and the best coloring spots, I will make a proposed itinerary.

One of the sample itinerary is
9:00 Meet at your hotel
9:30 Imperial East Garden
11:00 Hamarikyu
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Ginko Avenue
2:00 Meiji Shrine & Yoyogi Park
3:00 Shibuya Crossing

The tour is very flexible with time and places according to your interest.
I can lend you IC card for easy use of transportation and help you to charge your deposit in it.

Let’s enjoy one of the nature treasures of Japan together.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point The last destination

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

・Guide fee
・Hotel Pick-up in Tokyo area

What‘s not included

・Public transportation fee (approx 1,500 ~2,000 yen per person inside Tokyo)
・Lunch or dinner fee for you and your guide
・Entrance fee for you and your guide
・Insurance and any other personal expenses

Important

・The best season for Autumn color leaves in Tokyo is late November to early December.
・As this tour is mainly a walking tour, please come with comfortable walking shoes.

Cancellation Policy

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

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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Robert Robert Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Narita Town Tour During transit ”

Excellent, knowledgeable, professional and experienced lady

Mari:

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,

David David United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Mari is the Tokyo guide ever!! ”

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!!!

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.

Karen Karen United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A great afternoon in Tokyo ”

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!!

Mari:

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.

Carolyn Carolyn United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Kids-friendly Tokyo tour ”

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!

Mari:

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.

Megha Megha United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Lovely time in Nikko! ”

She is very organized and the day was seamless!

Mari:

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.

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