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My Tokyo - traditional and contemporary (6 hrs)


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

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshi(T-chan).

  • 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, Odaiba and 2020 Olympic venue
  • 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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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel (Central Tokyo or Yokohama) OR a train station (Central Tokyo).
Ending Point JR Shibuya station

Inclusions & Exclusions

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)

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
= Tour extention (extra hour service) = 3,300JPY/ hour
= For 4-hour tours, please check out my tours = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama and antique flea market.
= HAKONE TOURS - Please contact the guide BEFORE booking.(No direct booking)
= 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 : September 25 to November 20
>>> Winter: December 22 to January 6

***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi).

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" .

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 ( 79 )
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Wendy Wendy United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya ”

Toshi is a marvelous guide! We had a great day with her in Tokyo. She is knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. We especially appreciated her kindness and flexibility as we had to rearrange our plans due to Typhoon Hagibis. Thank you Toshi for both your support and for showing us an awesome day!

Toshi(T-chan):

Arigato, Wendy! I also had a wonderful time with you and your family. So glad that we managed to hit all the places (and food) you wanted to visit. There are over 100 choices of crepes in Harajuku. Just looking at the colorful samples in front of the food stands was fun, wasn't it? You looked so cool with the beer at a warmly cozy bar in Golden Gai. How was the taste of Yakitori (skewered chicken) in Omoide Yokocho? Hope you liked it. Please come back as Tokyo has more local food you must try. Matane! (see ya' in English)

Seymour Seymour Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful private tours with Toshi ”

Toshi provided consistently excellent, knowledge-based, personalized touring. She’s a warm, engaging person who immediately made us all feel comfortable. In the planning for our trip, she was very responsive and helpful when replying to our questions and helped tailor our time with her to match our interests and physical abilities. She has very broad knowledge about Tokyo and Japan, their geography and history, and more than satisfied all our questions. She’s a very engaging speaker, she made sure we were all involved. She followed up on all issues in a complete and timely manner. She made excellent recommendations for places of interest we wanted to visit on our own. We couldn’t be more pleased with her service and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a guide.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Seymour. Glad to hear you enjoyed our tour! I aim to please! It was great to spend two days with all of you. We had fun in Harajuku while we had meaningful time to immerse ourselves in the arts and culture in Ueno & Yanaka. The Asakura mansion is stunning, isn’t it? Please come back to Tokyo in a different season to see the flowers, e.g., cherry blossoms in late March and lotus flowers in July. In addition, let’s explore Yokohama together!

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A Wonderful Day with Toshi ”

The Meiji-jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Shinjuku and the Shibuya Crossing, with stops at a cat cafe, DAISO store, a fantastic tonkatsu lunch and shopping all along the way—that’s how my husband and I spent our amazing day with Toshi. She’s informative, fun and could not have been lovelier. I recommend Toshi to anyone reading this review, as I will back home in Los Angeles to my friends planning future visits to Japan.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you for your kind words, Laura and Paul! Your glowing review is very humbling. I quite enjoyed my day with you, too! So happy we could find shirts and shoes that your sons had requested in Harajuku. Maisen, the restaurant we had lunch, is the one of the most popular tonkatsu (pork fillet cutlet) restaurants in Tokyo. Enjoy the rest of your stay. Hope to see you (and your friends, perhaps) again in the near future!

Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A fun and busy day around Tokyo ”

We enjoyed our day in Tokyo with Toshi. We are a family of five with kids ages 11,10 &10. Toshi kept everyone entertained. We used several modes of transportation to mo e about the city. We were telling friends all that we did with Toshi and they couldn’t believe we did it in one day. :)

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Jennifer! So happy to know your family enjoyed the tour. The Tokyo skyline is quite stunning from the elevated train, isn't it? The breeze on the water bus ride was a welcome reprieve from the heat. How did you like the rainbow-colored cotton candy in Harajuku? Have you all had a chance to show friends your Purikura photos? You all had fake eyelashes, enlarged eyes, extra rosy cheeks and lips (even your husband!). So cute! Please come back in the spring to see the cherry blossoms in bloom. It's a sight to behold! Hope to see you again!

Anthony Anthony Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic tour ”

Toshi is very knowlegable and personable. She customised our tour to our specific interests. We all had a great time.

Toshi(T-chan):

Arigato(thank you), Anthony! The tour was a mixture of traditional (Meijijingu Shrine) and modern Japan. Harajuku is my most favorite place in Tokyo with so many interesting stores to check out. So glad we managed to hit all the spots your children wanted. Purikura photos from the cute photo booth are particularly good souvenirs. We barely scratched the surface of Tokyo! Please come back. Hope to see you again.

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