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My Tokyo - traditional and contemporary (6 hrs)

(69) Reviews
6h $ 166 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following.
  • 1. Asakusa = Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Shrine and Nakamise shopping street
  • 2. Shiodome = Observatory deck on the 46th floor.
  • 3. Lunch = Japanese, Italian or fast food
  • 4. Tokyo Bay Area = A scenic train ride around Tokyo Bay and Odaiba
  • 5. The Imperial Palace (outside only) = Let's talk about samurai and Japan's Imperial family!
  • 6. Shibuya crossing & statue of Hachi-ko, the faithful dog
  • The time and order of itinerary may change due to your hotel location, weather and other condition on the day.
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165.60 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additional guests (per head).
$ 9.20
Extra hour.
$ 29.44
Early pick-up (before10:00AM, per hour).
$ 9.20
Peak season premium per group (Mar15 to Apr30, Oct01 to Nov20).
$ 18.40
Pick-up at outside of central Tokyo (within Tokyo & Kawasaki area).
$ 18.40
Extra evening service (after 7:00pm, per hour).
$ 18.40

Overview

Are you ready for a Tokyo adventure?
This is the most popular itinerary among my various guests: young adults, seniors, and families with young children.
It's the perfect one-day tour to see Tokyo's past, present, and future.

What to Expect

Perfect tour for people of all ages!
Plenty of scenic spots and photo opps.
= Asakusa : a traditional town which features temples, shrines, and shopping streets.
= Odaiba: a 20-year old man-made island with futuristic buildings. Beautiful views of the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo skyline.
= The Imperial Palace: used to be a samurai castle We'll talk about the samurai there.
= Shibuya : a good vantage point of the busiest crossing in the world.
= Lunch: Either a Japanese or Italian restaurant is recommended. Both have a great view of Tokyo Bay view. We can make special arrangements for vegetarians at different restaurants. (Advance notice is required.)

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Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following.
  • 1. Asakusa = Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Shrine and Nakamise shopping street
  • 2. Shiodome = Observatory deck on the 46th floor.
  • 3. Lunch = Japanese, Italian or fast food
  • 4. Tokyo Bay Area = A scenic train ride around Tokyo Bay and Odaiba
  • 5. The Imperial Palace (outside only) = Let's talk about samurai and Japan's Imperial family!
  • 6. Shibuya crossing & statue of Hachi-ko, the faithful dog
  • The time and order of itinerary may change due to your hotel location, weather and other condition on the day.

Important

PLEASE NOTE:
= Hotel pick-ups only in Central Tokyo, Yokohama and at some hotels in Kawasaki.
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Early pick-up (before 9:30) = extra 1,000JPY / hour
= For 4-hour tours, please check out my tours = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama and antique flea market.
= MT. FUJI TOURS are offered only as an add-on to Tokyo tours (at least 4 hours in Tokyo on a different day) provided guests have already booked their own private car or van.

PEAK SEASON PREMIUM (for some tours) = 2,000 JPY per group
= Charged ONLY ONCE for the first day of the first tour of the peak season.
= Peak seasons:
>>> Spring : March 15 to April 30
>>> Autumn : October 1 to November 20

***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) as it gives guests a better feel for the city. It's the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Yes! You heard that right. Public transportation IS the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Experience the clean and highly-efficient Tokyo public transportation system!

Fixed itinerary.
This is a quick tour which doesn't allow us to linger.
A one-hour extension allows more time for shopping or photo opps in Asakusa or Odaiba.
Visiting Asakusa and the Imperial Palace requires walking for about an hour on flat ground.
We'll take a taxi from Shimbashi station to the Imperial Palace to save time and energy. (approx. 900JPY / car)
Tour ends at Shibuya. No hotel drop-off for this tour.
For custom tours or modifications, please make a custom booking or select "Tokyo Your Way" .

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
= Transportation fee (you and guide = approx. 1,000JPY /person)
= Guide transportation to Central Tokyo and Yokohama (1,000JPY) Haneda Airport (1,800JPY) = given to the guide directly on the day of the tour,
Lunch / food / drinks (you and guide)
Meeting Point
At your hotel (Central Tokyo or Yokohama) OR a train station (Central Tokyo).
Ending Point
JR Shibuya station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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 ( 69 )
Hanna Hanna United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 days ago

“ Tour of Tokyo ”

Very flexible and open. Originally we already had a schedule but since we already covered some sites she was very flexible and accommodating to change and tried to solve all our problems.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Hanna! It was great to meet you and your family. You made a good choice in Odaiba. It's both family-friendly and wheelchair-accessible. Perfect for your kids and your mom! It was hard to leave the pet shop, wasn't it? The sweet 2-month old puppies were calling your name! Did you enjoy exploring the digital art museum on your own? We were lucky to get tickets at the door. (They must have been leftovers from online sales.) I hope you can all make it back in either the spring or the fall. Both have its unique charms--cherry blossoms in the spring and chrysanthemums in the fall. Hope to see you again soon!

Colleen Colleen United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Book Toshi ASAP for your trip to Tokyo ”

Toshi met me at my hotel (where she was early) and we sat to plan the day. She presented me with maps (to keep) and off we went. She was exactly what I was looking for in a guide. She was very knowledgeable and pointed out details that I would have missed like why there are fish on top of the Imperial Palace buildings to which store Lady GaGa bought a costume from and how to correctly cleanse and bow at the temples. We crammed in a ton and she even worked longer than our scheduled tour to make sure I made it back to the hotel. I wish I had booked Toshi for my entire stay, she was fantastic.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Colleen! I'm humbled by your glowing review. It was quite an enjoyable day for me too! We managed to see both the traditional and edgy parts of Tokyo in 4 hours. The East Garden of the Imperial Palace was so serene, we could hardly believed we were in the center of Tokyo! In Harajuku, the high-tech sushi train was a lot of fun even for us grownups, wasn’t it? The chirping sound the iPad (which takes orders) gave off was a surprise. The sushi we ordered arrived via shinkansen (bullet train). So cute! Please come back soon! Let's explore the area more! Each season brings something different to Tokyo! Hope to see you soon!

Jacob Jacob United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Best tour guide we ever had ”

My family of 4 really enjoyed T-chan as our tour guide in Tokyo. Being this was our first trip to Tokyo, we wanted to make sure we had the best experience and T-chan really made sure of that. She went above and beyond for us. Explaining the history of each place as we went through. She was very informative and easy to understand. In addition she was very accommodating to our needs. Thank you T-chan for the best tour we ever had, we definitely will come back to Tokyo and request for you again.

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Jacob! Glad to hear you and your family enjoyed our tour as much as I did. It was fun to get to know you all. Lucky you! We could catch a glimpse of a wedding in Meiji-jingu shrine. It's a rare sight to see on weekdays. Then we enjoyed window shopping in Harajuku. So many unique stores to check out! Don’t you think so? Everything looks so colorful and cute! Who would have thought such decorative and cute ice creams are available there? What do you think about the chicken-mango and unicorn-mint shape ice creams taste like? It's picture perfect, right? Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Please come back soon!

Paul Paul United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Perfect Tokyo experience ”

Tchan was the perfect guide for our family. Warm, kind, and informative, T-chan both took us to parts of the city we would not otherwise have visited, and gave us an insiders view of those places that are frequented by tourists. Her restaurant selection both days made the experience even more memorable and her ability to communicate her deep knowledge of the tradition and culture of each place we visited helped our kids grasp the significance of this opportunity.

Toshi(T-chan):

Arigato, Paul! (Thank you) So glad to hear you enjoyed our two-day tour. It’ fun to walk around Kagurazaka, wasn’t it? The amazing parts were the preserved traditional wooden houses and establishments in narrow back alleys. And who would think we would find a gem – a classic Japanese restaurant, at the narrow end of one of the alleys there. The guest room that we were ushered into was unexpectedly beautiful because of its decorative alcove. The whole place was undoubtedly Japanese, thanks to the female staff in Kimono, wasn’t it? Please come back soon! There's so much more I have to show you! Matane! (Hope to see you again!)

Theodros Theodros United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very friendly guide ”

Toshi was always on time for our meeting. She asked us what we wanted to do and made good suggestions. She was always responsible and accomodated my mother's needs.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Theodros and Fantaye! The weather was indeed very cooperative on our tour dates. We were quite lucky to see the traditional festival (Sanja Festival) and portable shrine parades in Asakusa. We had so much fun shopping! Please come back so we can explore more of Tokyo together (on a different season perhaps?). Hope to see you again!

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