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Tokyo,Now &Then

7 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Tokyo is a modern metropolitan city built on an ancient Edo, where Tokugawa samurai government was settled. Even now we can find old relics of ancient Edo among truly modern Tokyo streets. Asakusa, Ueno and the Imperial Palace itself are some of the examples. Let’s explore Tokyo with me and find the soul of Japan.


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  • You can learn a little bit of Japanese history while walking along modern Tokyo streets. In front of Tokyo Tower, an old temple of Zojo-ji will show you a traditional Japanese taste. An authentic Japanese garden of Hama-rikyu is surrounded with cutting-edge skyscrapers. Back of Senso-ji temple in Asakusa, a famous tourists spot, you can see Tokyo Skytree,the highest TV Tower in Japan. Zojo-ji, Hama-rikyu and Senso-ji are deeply connected with Edo Shogunate. They show you the way of living of samurai warriors in Edo era.

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What to Expect

Tokyo has so many attracting tourists spots. You can visit only 4 or 5 spots in a day. If you tell me your preferences and your starting area: near your hotel, I will make your own itinerary.

1. Tokyo Tower:Just backside of Zojo-ji temple, stands the tower. 300 meter high Tokyo Tower is one of the symbols of Tokyo. At the Main Observatory Deck you can enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo.

2. Zojou-ji temple : Zojo-ji is an old temple founded in 14th century. The second Shogun appointed it as the Tokugawa Shogunate family temple. Its contrast with Tokyo Tower shows Tokyo Now & Then.

3.Imperial Palace:The resident of the Emperor family. It used to be an old castle called Edo-jou, where Tokugawa Shogunate family had been living for almost 300 years until 1868.

4. Asakusa area: A big red paper lantern welcomes you at an entrance gate for Senso-ji temple. The souvenir shop street called Nakamise-Dori is so amusing to visit. Senso-ji itself is the oldest temple in Tokyo, which is said to have been built about 1400 years ago.

5. Ueno Park:The largest park in Tokyo, covering an area of 53 ha(131 ac). Originaly it was a garden of Kan-eiji Temple. In spring it is also famous for its Hanami party.

6. Shibuya crossing:Shibuya station is one of the busiest station in Japan. In front of the station, this crossing is always crowded with people.

7.Meiji Shrine: Meiji Emperor is enshrined here. Even in the middle of Tokyo city, you can feel calm and sacred atmosphere with rich nature.

8. Takeshita-dori shopping street: Located near Meiji Shrine, it is famous for its "Kawaii" goods.

9. Tsukiji fish market:A largest fish market in Japan. You can enjoy an authentic sushi lunch and other traditional Japanese foods here.

10. Hama-rikyu garden: Japanese style garden by the sea. It used to be a resort villa for Tokugawa Shogunate family. You can reach Asakusa by boat from here.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo or Hamamatsucho station.
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo or any place you like

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee
hotel pick-up fee & transportation fee for guide

What‘s not included

transportation fee :Tokyo Subway Ticket(24 hours) 800 yen, Sea bus(from Hama-rikyu to Asakusa) 740 yen
entrance fee(you and guide): Tokyo Tower 900 yen
lunch(you and guide)


Please wear comfortable shoes because you will walk a lot.
You had better buy Tokyo Subway Ticket (24-hour) , which can be got before you coming to Japan. You can ride all subway lines in Tokyo for 24 hours with this ticket.
If you have a JR pass, the itinerary will be a little changed to use JR lines as much as possible.

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 ( 11 )
5.0 (11) Reviews
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William William United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ The Great Kaneo ”

Kaneo was amazing. First, what a kind and sweet man he is! He was so wonderful to our family, and I think he enjoyed the days with us as much as we did with him. He guided us to Disney Tokyo and Disney Sea and was so fun and informative. He will always be a great memory of our trip to Tokyo. His knowledge of the city and it's transit system was unmatched. I would recommend Kaneo to anyone looking to enjoy Tokyo on another level. He was AMAZING!!! Thank you Kaneo!!


Thank you for your wonderful review. I really enjoyed Disneyland & DisneySea with you. I also enjoyed small talks with you and your family, while we were waiting for attractions. It is a great honor for me to be a good memory of your trip to Tokyo. I hope I can guide you again someday. Best regards, Kaneo

Sascha Sascha Germany ( Friends )
3 months ago

“ Great guide and person ”

We have spend a day in Hakone with Kaneo. Although weather was not good and the rope ways were closed due to volcanic activities it was great to spend this day with him there. We had a kid in our group and Kaneo made all efforts that the kid was not bored (e.g. origami 😀). He provided many important information to prepare for our stay in Hakone prior the tour. We recommend Kaneo as he is a very nice person, his English is very good and he has great knowledge about Japan.


Thank you for your kind review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Hakone tour in spite of a bad weather. It is really a pity that we could not see Mt. Fuji. But I myself enjoyed Hakone with a pleasant group like yours.

Elizabeth Elizabeth United States ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ The Best First Day in Tokyo! ”

If you’re looking for a guide in Tokyo, and Kaneo is available, book him ASAP! He is the best of the best! I’ll start out by saying that it would have taken my husband and myself a full week to do all the things we did with Kaneo in just one day. This is not an exaggeration. I based my initial requests to Kaneo on my “Lonely Planet” guidebook’s “must do” list. We were able to do all of them, plus several more sites and activities. By booking this tour with Kaneo on our first full day in Tokyo, we were able to be more relaxed with the rest of our days there. Taking the pressure off the rest of our days in Tokyo was an invaluable result of our tour with Kaneo. I must mention Kaneo’s awesome itinerary PDFs that he sent leading up to our trip. These files included his own personal ph... read more


Thank you for your kind and long review of my guide. I am very happy to know you enjoyed my guide so much as to evaluate it very high. I also feel happy to know I could show you some of good things of Japan, including our “Omotenashi” mind. I also appreciate your kindness to bring me a precious souvenir and a letter. Best regards, Kaneo

Pia Pia Denmark ( Couple )
5 months ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Well preparred, flexible, knowledgeable and very friendly.


Dear Pia Thank you for your quick review. We walked too much, I am afraid. But I believe you enjoyed Tokyo tour.

Todd Todd United States ( Family with kids )
5 months ago

“ Excellent guide and well worth booking Kaneo’ ”

Kaneo planned out our route and day with precision as we went to many of the places you would want to see. An excellent guide that took the time to ensure we were happy. Always smiling and a great attitude that my 11 year old son and I were very happy with. I’d book him again no question.


Thank you for your excellent review. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed my guide, inspite of a chilly cold weather. The weather is getting better. I believe you can enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan. Best regards Kaneo Uetake

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