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Tokyo,Now &Then


Tokyo
8 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.

Itinerary

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • East Garden of Imperial Palace: The premises where Edo Castle used to stand has changed into a beautiful garden. You can enjoy a small sized typical Japanese garden here.
  • 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 Temple in Asakusa: This oldest temple in Tokyo is said to be founded about 1400 years ago. Big fires often occurred in Edo era. But they never burnt down this sacred temple. But the air raid in World War II burnt down the temple at last. The new one was reconstructed 1958.
  • 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.
  • Shibuya crossing:Shibuya station is one of the busiest station in Japan. In front of the station, this crossing is always crowded with people.
  • Meiji Shrine: Meiji Emperor is enshrined here. Even in the middle of Tokyo city, you can feel calm and sacred atmosphere with rich nature.
  • Takeshita-dori shopping street: Located near Meiji Shrine, it is famous for its
  • Tsukiji fish market:A largest fish market in Japan. You can enjoy an authentic sushi lunch and other traditional Japanese foods here.
  • 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.
  • Akihabara shopping area:It used to be known for its electronic shops.But now, the town is famous as Anime geek paradise. Anyway it is worth visiting to know Japanese subculture.
  • Kappa-bashi kitchen tool shopping street: Shops on this street sell many kinds of kitchenware. The most popular one for foreign tourists is a Japanese Style kitchen knife. Fake food and Japanese traditional kitchenware are also popular.

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What to Expect

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.

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)

Important

Please wear comfortable shoes because you will walk a lot.
We can visit several of the spots described above.
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.

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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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Anh Anh Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Kaneo was an excellent guide and very accommodating. His frequent communications prior our arrival in Japan was so helpful. He went above and beyond to meet our requests - Kaneo even scouted out transportation options from airport to Tokyo for us as he was concerned we may be overwhelmed being our first time to Japan. He even took photos of road signs and intersections to guide us, as well as a photo of where he will meet us within the hotel. And he was so caring towards my niece, in case she was tired from all the walking we covered. Thank you very much Kaneo. You made our trip to Tokyo memorable. Kind regards, Anh

Kaneo:

Thank you for your warm review. I feel delighted to hear my information helped you a lot. I had a pleasant day with you on Christmas Eve talking about many things. I hope I will have a chance to guide you again.

Eric Eric United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Unbelievable you and guide ”

Kaneo was absolutely amazing. He showed us around Tokyo explaining and showing us sights as if we were his family. He was kind and patient even when our two year old was crying hysterically on the train. We saw and experienced real Tokyo. Definitely will book again.

Kaneo:

Thank you for your warm review. I am so pleased that you mentioned you felt me like a family member. I really wish to have another chance to guide you someday. Best regards Kaneo

Alan Alan United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Yokohama and Tokyo made easy ”

While in Yokohama for the rugby World Cup, we enjoyed 2 full day tours of Yokohama and Tokyo with Kaneo. Even before arriving in Japan, Kaneo was very responsive to all of my email and itinerary requests. With the limited time we had to experience both these large cities, having Kaneo show us round the public transport system with ease was such a benefit. Kaneo was very knowledgeable about all of the various historic and modern places we visited. Kaneo's English was very good and we would highly recommend to any other tourists visiting Yokohama or Tokyo.

Kaneo:

Dear Alan Thank you for your warm reply. I myself enjoyed the tour with you. While I was going around with you, I was so impressed at your strong bonds of friendship. Four of you came from quite different places in the world to cheer your Scotland in Japan and came back to your different homes in the world! I envy your strong bonds. I really hope another chance to guide you in Tokyo. Best regards Kaneo

carol Carol United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Kamakura and enoshima ”

Kanei-san was a phenomenal guide! He communicated with us extensively prior to the tour. He met us at the train station and guided our group of 4 people to Enoshima and Kamakura. He was patient and allowed us to travel leisurely at our pace since we were quite exhausted from our previous day's travel and tours. Kaneo also has a wonderful personality and made the trip enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable and I recommend him for any tour which he guides.

Kaneo:

Dear Carol Thank you for your warm review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Kamakura tour after your exhausting experience in Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your family. Especially I felt something warm when I heard you talking about your memory in fluent Japanese. Best regards Kaneo

William William United States ( Family )
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7 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!!

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

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