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One day - Best places in Tokyo Part Ⅰ (Tsukiji, Asakusa,Imperial Palace,Akihabara)

by YUKIKO
(135) Reviews
7:30h $ 233

Highlights

  • Tsukiji (If the inner market will close, we will visit the outer market only. We can visit the inner market by October 5th )
  • Imperial Palace Eastern Garden (When it is closed we visit Nijyubashi bridge of the Imperial palace)
  • Asakusa( Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Kappabashi street)
  • Akihabara

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232.50 USD

People People
1 person 232.50 USD
2 ~ 3 people 297.60 USD
4 ~ 5 people 316.20 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 37.20
Extra person.
$ 46.50
Pick up at Air BnB.
$ 9.30
Pick up at outside of Tokyo For example: Maihama(Chiba pre....
$ 12.09

What to Expect

In Tokyo, there are so many attractive places where you can have a great time of the day.
I selected four most popular touring spots; Tsukiji, Imperial palace, Asakusa and Akihabara. It's very good tour, especially if this will be your first time visit in Tokyo!
Also there is "Popular spots in the west side of Tokyo" tour on my page. You can cover most of all must-see spots in Tokyo!!

Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the top tourist district destination in Tokyo! It consists of two main areas-the inner market and the outer market. Tokyo governor decided to relocate the inner market to Toyosu new market in October,2018. (visiting the inner market will not be included in our itinerary from October 2018)It might be your first and last chance to visit there! We will go to both places. The inner market is the wholesale market for the professionals where about 480 kinds of marine products are traded. You can have a close look at various kinds of fish and shellfish like tuna, eel, octopus, sea urchin and more! There are about 550 small family-run retail shops in the inner market, each shop has own specialty selling foods like tuna, eel and so on. So you can enjoy seeing from many different things not only merchandises but also workers, shops, and the human interactions in Tsukiji. Inside the market, intricate narrow streets are like a maze but I'll take you anywhere you're interested in safely.
In the outer market, there are about 400 retail shops which are open to the public. Almost all kinds of Japanese ingredients can be found here.
This is like a kitchen of Japanese cuisine. You can buy Japanese food, seasonings,tea, knives, dishware wrapping goods and so on. Of course you can taste and eat fresh seafood here.

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.
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!

Our last destination is Akihabara. If you're interested, we can have a break at a maid cafe. Girls who are wearing maid costumes will welcome you as their master politely. You can order food and drinks and can take a photo with the maid (you need to pay extra charge). Customers can also enjoy chatting with them before the order is being served.
Akihabara is well known for shopping as well. I can take you anywhere you are interested in such as Don Quijote, Gacyapon(capsule toy) shops, anime figure doll shops, comic stores, and electronics shops.


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!

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Highlights

  • Tsukiji (If the inner market will close, we will visit the outer market only. We can visit the inner market by October 5th )
  • Imperial Palace Eastern Garden (When it is closed we visit Nijyubashi bridge of the Imperial palace)
  • Asakusa( Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Kappabashi street)
  • Akihabara

Important

*I am available to do a tour from 8:00 am to 18:00 pm in weekdays. Saturday might be available, so please contact with me.

*I am available to do a tour in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Kawagoe and Mt.Fuji area.(Other places might be possible, please ask me.)

*I am afraid that I don't provide Night tour.

*The pick up service of your hotel is in Tokyo. Maihama, Urayasu area and Yokohama area are possible.(Because there are outside of Tokyo,an extra charge is needed.)

If you would like me to pick you up at Narita air port and hotel in Narita, please contacting with me.

If the inner market of Tsukiji is closed, we will visit only the outer market. The inner market opens to public from 11:00 am from June 15th 2018.

What‘s included
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up,Reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only)
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
Meeting Point
At your hotel(23wards in Tokyo)
Ending Point
At the nearest station of our last visiting spot
Duration
7:30 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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 ( 135 )
Melissa Melissa United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Great 2 days in Tokyo with kids ”

Yukiko was a wonderful tour guide. She was great at communicating before the trip and was extremely thorough in her preparation. She planned extra activities such as teaching my daughter origami while riding the train to our next stop and preparing a treasure hunt at the Meiji Shrine. She was flexible on planning and could make adjustments on the itinerary as needed. It is obvious that she truly loves the traditional culture of Japan as well as being able to offer suggestions of what to do understand current cultural trends.

YUKIKO:

Thank you very much for writing a wonderful review, Melissa! I really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you had great 2 days with me. I'm always thinking how to show and explain our culture and visiting spots to my guests from all over the world. So if they enjoyed these extra activities and could help to learn and expand their interests about Japan, I am very happy. I'm sure that your family enjoy touring in Kyoto now. Please bring back a lot of memories of Japan. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Randy Randy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Knowledgeable and Friendly ”

I asked Yukiko for a half-day tour of a few places. She customized a tour to match my interests. Each place we visited, she was very knowledgeable about each location and happily answered all my questions. It was very nice to chat with her. At the end of the tour, we visited a park where she suggested a few places close by to visit before we went our separate ways. I had a great experience with Yukiko, thank you.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your warm review, Randy! I also had an enjoyable time to talk with you in both English and Japanese. I'm glad we could touch a Japanese beautiful arts and experienced a religious part of Japan. There are more valuable visiting places all over Japan. I hope I will meet you again in the near future. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Nikki Nikki United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful day in hakone ”

Thank you so much We had such a wonderful day planned out by Yukiko From picking us up to dropping us off we love are trip in hakone Yukiko know so much about art, culture Food and history Thank you sooo much !

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your review, Nikki! I had an enjoyable time with you in Hakone. Started from Shinkansen (Bullet train), we ride 7 different type of vehicles on that day. I'm sure you had wonderful experience in Ryokan as well. Hope you enjoy staying in Kyoto and having a relaxing time for art. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

ronald Ronald United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent day ”

We only had one day in Tokyo and we wanted to get the taste of the city. Yukiko was fabulous. We saw the best the city had to offer. We thank her for everything. Just super

YUKIKO:

Thank you for your great review and chosen me as your tour guide for your valuable time in Japan! Because it was the only day you could spent in Tokyo ,our tour pretty much covered all the must-see sites. I hope all the experiences of Tokyo and Kyoto will last in your heart as a precious memory in this Asian trip. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Kerstin Kerstin Austria ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great tour of Tokyo ”

We had booked our tour for one day and met Yukiko at our hotel. She was very punctual and explained the day ahead with us and we immediately felt comfortable with her.She was very knowledgeable and friendly. She had the plan worked out perfectly and she showed us all the highlights of Tokyo and could answer all of our questions.We had a lovely lunch in an authentic japanese restaurant and enjoyed the guide very much.We would definitely recommend Yukiko and the service by Triplelights.Well done by all of them!

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your great review Kerstin! I had very enjoyable time with you to talk about Japan and your country. The meeting with my clients from all over the world always expand my curiosity and broaden my horizon. I would like to learn more about not only Japan but also other countries that gives me a deep view into the differences, similarities and relationship between Japan and the world. Please feel free to contact with me anytime. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!