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Private Tokyo First Time Visitors Tour

(56) Reviews
8h $ 324 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Imperial Palace garden(enjoy viewing the historic site that used to be the Edo castle and beautiful gardens)
  • Shibuya(enjoy watching world famous scramble crossing and loyal Hachiko dog statue)
  • Meiji jingu shrine(enjoy walking and making a wish in the most popular power spot dedicated to the Emperor Meiji)
  • Harajuku & Omote-sando shopping street(enjoy strolling and shopping around high street)
  • Shinjuku gyoen garden(enjoy beautiful scenery in typical Japanese landscape garden )
  • Tokyo metropolitan government observatory with 200 meter height(enjoy viewing panoramic scenery of west Tokyo)
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324.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 40.50
Extra person.
$ 72.00

Overview

Imperial palace garden as wonderful historic site, Shibuya as famous scramble crossing, Meiji jingu Shrine as the most popular power spot in Tokyo, Harajuku area as the modern high street, Shinjuku gyoen garden as typical landscape garden and Tokyo metropolitan government building observatory as landmark of Tokyo.

What to Expect

Tourists can learn through these visits various aspects of Japanese characteristics such as authentic history, old and modern culture, unique coexistence of Shinto and Buddhism and fantastic view of nature.

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Masaharu Licensed Guide
(56) Reviews
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Highlights

  • Imperial Palace garden(enjoy viewing the historic site that used to be the Edo castle and beautiful gardens)
  • Shibuya(enjoy watching world famous scramble crossing and loyal Hachiko dog statue)
  • Meiji jingu shrine(enjoy walking and making a wish in the most popular power spot dedicated to the Emperor Meiji)
  • Harajuku & Omote-sando shopping street(enjoy strolling and shopping around high street)
  • Shinjuku gyoen garden(enjoy beautiful scenery in typical Japanese landscape garden )
  • Tokyo metropolitan government observatory with 200 meter height(enjoy viewing panoramic scenery of west Tokyo)

Important

This tour is customizable and flexible in time of start and order of the route and the pace of moving.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick up
What‘s not included
transportation fee of tourists and guide, meals fee of tourists and guide, entrance fee of tourists and guide
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or any convenient place for you
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is transportation fee, meals fee and entrance fee?

Transportation fee would roughly cost 1000 yen per person.
Meals fee would be about 1500 yen per person.
Entrance fee would cost 300 yen per person at Shinjuku gyoen garden. Other places are free of entry fee.

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 ( 56 )
Katrina Katrina Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic - Great tour of everything we wanted to see ”

Absolutely incredible tour of the key attractions in Tokyo. Thank you so much for an amazing day - cannot recommend Masaharu enough for a great day out.

Masaharu:

Dear Katrina & Pinos, Thank you very much for your nice review and warm message. It was my great pleasure helping you enjoy characteristic features of Tokyo. Looking forward to seeing you again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Madeleine Madeleine Singapore ( Friends )
Good
2 months ago

“ Limited knowledge ”

Friendly but has limited knowledge. Helpful though

Masaharu:

Dear Madeleine, Thank you for very encouraging comment for my further improvement of service.

Donald Donald United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Delightful, off the beaten path day in Tokyo ”

It was our third visit of Tokyo, having seen most of the tourist attractions that were recommenced by friends, TripAdvisor and various Japan travel guides during our past two stays. So we retained the service of a private guide this time, to take us off the beaten path a bit, and were glad that we did. We visited Asakusa and did the usual tourists’ sighting and shopping in this popular venue, then visited Ryogoku (the sumo stadium) and even had the traditional sumo wrestler meal for lunch. Next, we headed to the Edo Museum (where Masa gave us a far better explanation of what we saw than any robotic recorded guide that we could have rented would). To really step off the beaten path, we visted the Yanaka Village last, where we learned even more new things about the Japanese culture from Ma... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Donald-san, Thank you for your nice review and very encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together in touring around characteristic spots in Tokyo. I am just grateful if you enjoyed learning various aspects of authentic history and traditional culture in off the beaten path places, as well as main tourists venues. I also enjoyed myself learning a lot from you through our conversation about many things in USA. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you very much again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

dafna Dafna Israel ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Wonderful day in Nikko ”

I booked a one day tour with Masaharu to Nikko. Masaharu was very responsive from the first moment, gave me a full description of what we can and can't do, and even bought tickets for the train in advance (to save us waiting time in the morning). During our trip I leaned a lot about the History of the place and about the events associated with the place. We walked around a lot and Masaharu was always so knowledgeable and patient. I enjoyed my day very much and can't wait to book another trip with Masaharu.

Masaharu:

Dear Dafna, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together around Nikko, covering World Heritage area and Kanmangafuchi Abyss. Looking forward to seeing your again in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Paulette Paulette United States
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Tokyo Immersion ”

Masa did a great job. We chose the walking/public transportation tour of the Imperial Palace and the Asakusa Buddhist Temple and neighboring Shinto temple. Masa met us at rour hotel and brought us back. No question went unanswered. We gained great insight into Japanese culture, the Tokyo subway system (an intricate, spotless, efficient people mover) and Japanese history which we learned while riding the subway or walking to the sites. A great use of time. Masas' English is excellent. He is also a world wide traveler and former executive with Nippon Express who spent his career on the road. So, he can relate and compare worldwide cultures with the Japanese culture. We learned so much! Thank you Masaharu. We will not forget you nor our new found appreciation of the Japan... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Jim and Paulette, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and encouraging words. I am grateful that you and Jim really enjoyed our tour. I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together and also learning a lot from you about various matters in USA. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you and Jim all the best! Masaharu

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