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Highlights

  •   Imperial Palace Eastern Garden (When it is closed we visit Nijyubashi bridge of the Imperial palace)
  •   Asakusa( Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Kappabashi street)
  •   Lunch at Asakusa
  •   Meiji-Jingu shrine

Information

City Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel(23wards in Tokyo)
Ending Point Meiji Jingu mae station or Harajyuku station
Departure 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 2 ~ 6
Booking
7h
When?

People

253.65 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 35.60 USD
extra person. 29.37 USD

What to Expect

In Tokyo, there are so many attractive places where you can have a great time of the day.
I selected three popular touring spots; Imperial palace, Meiji Jingu Shrine and Asakusa.

At first, we'll visit the East Garden of the Imperial Palace.(Monday and Friday are closed. Instead, we will visit Nijyubashi bridge of the Imperial Palace) We will visit two main spots such as the main tower of the former Edo castle and the Ninomaru Garden. Many kinds of seasonal flowers and plants are planted. You can enjoy the scenery all year around. It's very a beautiful Japanese garden.

Next, we'll go to Asakusa. It remains the old atmosphere of the Edo era and it's a very vivid town. On the way to Sensoji temple, we can enjoy shopping at Nakamise shopping street. It's very fun to see so many kinds of traditional crafts, sweets and souvenirs. Sweets like a small pancake stuffed with red bean paste, deep-fried buns stuffed with different kinds of pastes and rice crackers are famous in Asakusa. Asakusa district has many different facets. In this tour, I will also take you to Kappabashi street which is famous for kitchenware, Japanese Knives and food samples. On the way to Kappabashi street, we can see many local popular spots in Asakusa and residential area as well.
There are many kinds of restaurants such as Tempura, Soba, Udon, Tonkatsu, Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake), Sukiyaki, grilled eel rice bowl, Sushi, Hamburg, pasta, and so on. If you'd like to eat at a local tavern in the Hoppy street, definitely it is better to have a tour guide with you. Let's eat your favorite authentic Japanese food in Asakusa!


We'll then visit Meiji Jingu shrine which has rich culture and history and is about 100 years old now. It was built to commemorate the Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken in 1912. As it's located inside of the large forest, you can feel the peaceful atmosphere. It's a very popular Shrine in Tokyo. More than 3 million people visit here during the first three days of the New Year. The contrast between the outside world and inside of Meiji shrine is unique and interesting, feeling like the new and the old coexist in this area.

If you have any questions and requests, please feel free to ask me. I'll reply you as soon as possible.

I'd like to make your stay in Tokyo a real pleasant one. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in my tour!
Thank you, Arigatou!



What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up(If you stay at private house or apartment like Air BnB, additional cost 1000 yen is required.) , reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only, if we decided to go a particular restaurant)

What‘s not included

transportation fee( We will discuuss what kinds of transportation you would like to use sich as a train or taxi. If you use Metoro, one-day free-pass ticket 600yen per person, 300yen per child), lunch and drink

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 35.60 USD
extra person. 29.37 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm travelling alone. Can I still book this tour?

Yes, you can. But the price would be different for single travellers (it is 24,000yen). So please send me a message if you are traveling alone.

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Robert
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Israel

“ Extraordinary tour guide ”

Yukiko is an amazing, talented, knowledgeable, and fun tour guide. From the moment of booking she communicated, made suggestions, altered the itinerary according to our needs and throughout the 2 days we were with her she investigated details and made arrangements for the rest of our trip after we would not be with her. I recommend her without hesitation. You'll be lucky if you are able to schedule her.

Yukiko:
Thank you so much, Robert!! I appreciated your heartfelt review! You are very healthy, delightful, friendly and have very nice family. I learned a lot about your culture and custom. I hope to visit your country someday in the future. Thank you once again. Please enjoy the rest of your trip! Domo Arigatou!!

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HOLLIE
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Perfect way to spend the day ”

From the moment we met Yukiko we felt comfortable, she was so welcoming and explained where we were heading and took care of all our travels. My son wanted to see temples and gardens are he loves landscape photography. Yukiko planned our day perfectly allowing plenty of time to take photos and browse through shops without any rush. My sons 17 & 18 thought she was fantastic and they can be hard to please. She catered for our personal requirements perfectly. We will highly recommend her to anyone we know that plans to visit Japan. Yukiko also gave us some great advise and ideas on how to make to most of the rest of our trip on our own. Thank you so much, we look forward to keeping in touch

Yukiko:
Thank you very much, Hollie! I'm pleased to hear that you and your son had a wonderful day with me. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures that he took at many places in Kamakura. I'm sure you visited all places that written on your list and experienced a lot of things. I hope you'll come back in the future again and let's keep in touch. Domo Arigatou!! 

Steve Steve
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Yukiko is the best!!! ”

Yukiko is the best and I'm not exaggerating! Yukiko was recommended to me by two coworkers who have used her tour guiding services in the past. First of all, Yukiko is fluent in English. Communication will not be an issue. Prior to our arrival, Yukiko corresponded with me over email & asked about our interests and what we would like to see in Tokyo. She took our interests and crafted a detailed "plan of the day." We were able to adjust as needed because she was very flexible about the schedule. Well planned but flexible; that was perfect for us! We mainly wanted someone who can give us the inside scoop about the mysterious inner-market of the Tsukiji Fish Market. Without Yukiko's guidance, we would've missed a ton and been prohibited from seeing many things. She translated what the more friendly fish mongers were explaining to us. (There were many "not so friendly" ones) Yukiko made reservations at a delicious restaurant across from the market away from the long lines & she was instrumental in communicating with our wait staff. Yukiko also help translate for me when I purchased two knives at the famed knife purveyor, Masamoto's. I had the Chinese character of my last name etched in the knives and that would not have been possible without her intervening. She also took us to Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace. We learned many insightful things that would not have possible had we gone on our own. She was also extremely kind to my two sons (ages 11 & 7). In fact, they missed her so much they kept asking if Yukiko could join us for another day in Tokyo. Yukiko works very hard, is diligent, and is extremely professional. We hired her for 8 hours, starting with her picking us up at our hotel lobby. Towards the end of the day, the subway had some lengthy delays & pushing up against our time limit. Yukiko never made us feel rushed. In fact, she stayed longer than the allotted 8 hours to ensure we got to our dinner destination safely and it had started to rain. I felt really bad because I knew she had to walk in the rain and had to get home to her daughter for dinner. However, she never made us feel rushed. She is truly the best! My boys were disappointed that she couldn't stay with us for dinner. Last tip: Japan is generally a whole country that doesn't expect gratuity for their services provided. However, it does not mean you can't tip Yukiko. We felt she more than earned the gratuity! Just remember to give it to her in an envelope, if possible. The Japanese custom is to not hand money to each other directly. If you are considering a tour guide for Tokyo, look no further. You will not be disappointed! I highly recommend Yukiko!

Yukiko:
Thank you so much Steve!! I can't find the word to express my gratitude toward such a great review! I'm glad to hear that you went back home safely and brought back many memorable memories with you. Did you already try to use your Japanese knives? I'm sure these will enhance your cooking skills more and will make your family happy! I missed your boys. They are so friendly and adorable! Please come back again anytime! Thank you once again to you and your coworkers. I appreciated it very much. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

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Steven
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Malaysia

“ A great guide ”

Yukiko-san is an outstanding guide to have with attention to details. She made our holidays a happy and memorable one.. Not only she heard and guided us, she took her own initiative to write down on a piece of paper in Japanese on some of the special request when dining. Thank you very much Yukiko.

Yukiko:
Thank you very much for your review, Steven! I really appreciated it. It was a perfect day to walk under the beautiful cherry blossom trees in full bloom. I remember the view from the window of the restaurant and had a relaxing time with you. I'm so happy to hear that it made your trip memorable and enjoyable one. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

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Rohit
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Accommodating and fun ”

Yukiko was a knowledgable guide and very accommodating. We had a family of 4 who were with us and they were strict vegetarian. Yukiko was very flexible and she offered some really nice eateries during the tour since we had extra time. She also made us a perfectly timed schedule, giving us the opportunity to see what we wanted. All members of our group really enjoyed the tour.

Yukiko:
Thank you for the great review, Rohit! We visited some Shrines and temples and had local delicious foods on that day. I really enjoyed to talk about the influence from your country, especially from the viewpoints of religion. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed to visit all the places that you wanted to see. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!

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