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My favorite Tokyo!


Tokyo
8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Tokyo is an amazing city where modern and traditional coexists. It will never get you borad! That's why it is hard for the tourists to decide what to see, where to visit in the limited days and time. Let me help you! This tour covers Tokyo's must see spots in one day!! I'm sure you will be satisfied and smiling at the end of the tour!!

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Eiko.

  • Tsukiji -- Fish market (enjoy Japanese food culture at the outer market)
  • Kabuki-za theater (*see a single act or visit Kabuki gallary, if time available)
  • Asakusa Sensoji temple + Nakamisedori shopping street
  • Ueno park (*visit Tokyo National Museum, if time available)
  • Tokyo station (*Charactor Street, Ramen Street, etc, if time available)
  • East Garden of the Imperial Palace Plaza (*When closed, the Imperial Palace Plaza)
  • Meiji shrine and Harajuku Takesihtadori/Omotesando shopping street
  • Shibuya Scramble Crossing and a Statue of Hach, the loyal dog

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What to Expect

Tsukiji fish market is a place you can enjoy fresh Japanese food. Not to mention, their sushi is excellent!! Then you can experience Japanese traditional stage art, Kabuki. It became popular in the Edo period(1600-1867). All the roles are played by men even women's roll. If time available, let's see one short Kabuki play with cheaper price! It will be a great experience in Japan!! Asakusa whose center is Sensoji temple which is Tokyo's oldest temple has a lot of unique things tourists can experience. Then let me introduce two places related with the Imperial family; the Imperial Palace Plaza and Meiji shrine. Lastly, this tour will take you to the modern, young people's culture center, Harajyuku and Shibuya. I never fail to show you the world famouse Shibuya scramble crossing!!

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Outside Metro Tsukiji station on the ground level
Ending Point Shibuya station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee only

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide), entrance fees when needed
*hotel pick up fee is not included. Please refer to extra fee section below.

Important

#My MINIMAL HOUR through Direct Booking is 5 HOURS.
#The following fees are paid by CUSTOMER. It is highly appreciated.
(1)Tranceportation Fee and Lunch during the tour.
(2)To greet you at your hotel lobby, extra HOTEL MEETUP FEE may be requested. (cf.extra fee)

1.This tour basically uses the public transportations; the JR Line, subway Lines.
2.Kabukiza theater is closed at the end and the beginning of each month for the preparation. One short play lasts about 1 hour with about 800 - 1000yen. They have headset for interpretation if needed.
3.Tokyo National Museum closes on Mondays. Entrans fee --600yen/adult.
4.Animal cafes are available at Omotesando area. If you are interested in, please let the guide know. There are hedgehog cafe, cat cafe, owl cafe, and more.

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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Reviews ( 47 )
4.9 (47) Reviews
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Kelley Kelley United States ( Solo )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Perfect day in Tokyo despite uncooperative weather! ”

I highly recommend Eiko! She took time to learn what I was interested in before my trip and made sure to include special stops to accommodate my interests. Eiko was very well organized and extremely flexible (because of heavy rains, she was able to adjust our plans so that we didn't get drenched). She even used our travel time to explain cultural influences as well as history of Japan. Due to her organization and quick thinking (changing plans due to the rain), I was able to learn more and see much more of Tokyo than I imagined possible.

Eiko:

Hi Kelley, Thank you very much for taking time to write my review! I appreciate it because I know how busy you are at work and at home, and moreover this is GREAT with 5 stars!! Thank you. :-) I felt very comfortable from the moment I met you to the end of the tour. You must be a tolerant teacher over there. Because of the rainy weather, we could have our own seats while seeing a single act of Kabuki at the theater, we didn't need to wait for the table for lunch! We, since there were just the two of us, talked about many things, but the conversation about 'Umami', the 5th sense of the taste was the most interesting! I would definitly like to see you again in the future! Please come back to Japan wiht your family next time! Take care, Eiko

Bruce Bruce United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Very well done tour by Eiko ”

If I could give 4.5 stars I would. We (my family with two more or less grown sons) were a difficult group to handle, with differing interests and temperaments, but Eiko did an excellent job, with all of us being pleased with the experience. She pushed us a bit hard, but always politely, and for good reason. But she was flexible, altering the tour as circumstances dictated, spoke English very well, and had excellent local knowledge. I would certainly recommend her to most anyone.

Eiko:

Thank you very much for the nice review. It was my pleasure to show you around my favorite Tokyo. I was looking at you as a very happy family even though each one has different interests. I hope you made a lot of nice memories! Again, thanks for having me as your Tokyo guide! Take care! Eiko

Edward Edward United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tokyo came alive with Eiko ”

My wife and I spent 3 glorious days in December with charming, energetic, flexible and knowledgeable Eiko. We are English speaking, and we were all able to understand each other with ease. Eiko tailored the itinerary for each day to either a central theme, or to a locale in the city. We were specifically interested in museums, architecture, significant shrines and temples, and culture, and she adapted the tours to fit our interests. When we got tired after walking and climbing 18,000 steps on one day, she found interesting spots for us to take breaks. She steered us to some of the most authentic and delicious restaurants to enjoy lunch. And because of her experience living in the US, she was able to help us compare and contrast the culture of Japan with that of the US, and the exciting ci... read more

Eiko:

Hi Edward, Thank you very much for your time and effort to write this wonderful review especially after a long Japan trip! It was definitely one of my most memorable tours in my career. And I cannot say thank you enough for allowing me to be your Tokyo guide for 3 consecutive days. I like Tokyo's beautiful architectures, and also the sceneries that show the contrast of modern and traditional. It was my pleasure to show you them and see Tobby and you smiling and taking pictures of them. You were such a generous, intelligent couple that I was also informed a lot of things though our conversations over 3 days. Thank you so much. And yes! We walked a lot! It was fun to check my smart phone at the end of the tour every day. :-) Please have a nice rest and enjoy the wonderful holiday seasons! ... read more

Xinyu Xinyu United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ wonderful 8h in Tokyo ”

This was the first time I decided to have a local guide and I think it totally worth it. It was raining but we had a great day together. Eiko always asked me what I preferred and tailored the schedule per the weather condition and my preference. When I told her I was interested in architectural design, she took me to see the new Olympic stadium, which was not on the original schedule. The very reason I would want to have a local tour guide is to have conversations with some one from the area without language barrier. With that being said, having Eiko with me elevated my trip in Tokyo. Eiko was really nice and easy to talk to. She is knowledgeable to answer all my questions, providing insider’s point of view. It was a lot of fun to hear the behind-scene stories. She also has such ... read more

Eiko:

Hi Xinyu! Thank you so much for writing such a nice review so quickly!! First of all let me say thank you that you walked all the way in that heavy rain today.(It was unusual as December.) As a result, we were able to visit some extra places designed by famous architects including the New National Stadium and New Are Center Tokyo. It was a very interesting tour for me too especially because you also taught me many things. Thank you. :-) We ate mochi, onigiri, IMO Buso or sea grapes and pink strawberries. We enjoyed goldfish scooping and shopping at Tokyu Hands. I’m hoping you can come back next year for Tokyo Summer Olympics!! Until then, take care!! See you soon! Eiko

Tassie Tassie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ amazing tour and tour guide ”

I have traveled the world and have had many tour guides and i have to say that Eiko was one of the best! My husband and i booked with Eiko based on her video and other reviews that she received and she exceeded our expectations and the glowing previous reviews. She was charming, very well informed on the history of Japan and spoke perfect English. I have never been so pleased with a tour guide as I was with Eiko. I would highly recommend her, you will not be disappointed.

Eiko:

Hi Tassie! Thank you for writing the review so quickly in such limited time! And it is so very nice!! You and your husband treated me so nice that I felt that I was with long time friends. :-) We talked a lot about many subjects, but I wished I could have fully enjoyed your husband jokes he told during the tour. I have to keep studying English! :-) Tassie is a beautiful business woman traveling around the world. I definitely would like to see you again soon! Hoping you have a wonderful time in Kyoto, and can find a nice pearl jewelry for your daughter! Take care, Eiko

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