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Private tour as-you-like in Central Tokyo

by MAYUMI
(30) Reviews
8h $ 285 up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Choose 2-3 destinations, and I'll make an itinerary concidering your preferences
  • 1. Omotesando, Aoyama and Roppongi
  • 2. Ginza
  • 3. Shinjuku
  • 4. Ikebukuro
  • 5. Asakusa-Odaiba Tokyo Bay Cruise (including Asakusa and Odaiba)
  • 6. Asakusa
  • 7. Odaiba
  • 8. Ueno
  • 9. Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
  • 10. Shibamata
  • 11. Tokyo Sky Tree
  • 12. Marunouchi
  • 13. Akihabara
  • 14. Nakano
  • 15.Harajuku
  • 16.Shibuya
  • 17. Msiji-jingu Shrine
  • 18. Hie-jinja Shrine
  • 19. Zojo-ji Temple
  • 20. Tokyo Daijingu
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285.20 USD

total price for up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.80
Extra person .
$ 36.80

Overview

This tour covers my recommendations in Tokyo. Please choose 2-3 places from the list first, and I may add some attractive spots near your choices if possible and make an itinerary according to your health condition and interests. If you have other places you want to go, please feel free to ask me.

What to Expect

Every tourist has his or her own preferences and needs. For example, my 76-year-old mother is a very out-going person and still loves to travel in spite of the artificial joint embedded in her ankle. She is vigorous in mind but can no longer walk as fast as people around her. But we can enjoy traveling by considered arrangement. Also, I have been astounded at the allergic reaction of my friend who is allergic to crustaceans. We weren’t aware that shrimps were used for making soup stock of the ramen we ate. That experience made me more careful about food for people who have some allergy. Please feel free to tell me anything you worry about. Careful preparation makes you feel free from any anxiety and brings you wonderful travel memories
On the other hand, some people may have a strong urge to walk around Tokyo at their own pace and visit some places of their particular interests without being constrained by others. Why don’t we make a special itinerary together? It’s my pleasure to help you appreciate deep attractions in Japan.

Walking, Shopping and Culture:
1. Omotesando, Aoyama and Roppongi district: a street lined with zelkova trees on both sides that provides a relaxing atmosphere. It is also lined with refined shops including brand shops, cafés, as well as restaurants. Let’s enjoy walking in the Minami Aoyama district to Roppongi! (1.5km form Omotesando to The National Art Center in Roppongi)
-The Nezu Museum in Aoyama: popular among foreigners not only for its collection but also its amazing garden.
-The National Art Center in Roppongi: designed by the famous architect, Kisho Kurokawa. The restaurant and café in this building are also fantastic!

2. Ginza: streets lined with good restaurants and a high-end shopping area. New landmarks have been built here recently.
-KABUKIZA Tower: office tower that emphasizes traditional Japanese aesthetics, built adjacent to the Kabukiza
-Tsukiji Outer Market: you can find anything from foods such as fresh fish, fresh meats, fresh fruit and vegetables,and dried foods to food-related products such as knives and dinnerware. Also a famous gourmet spot.

3. Shinjuku: -Tokyo Metropolitan Government: One of Tokyo's landmarks, with an observatory on the 45th floor
-Department store with popular basement food floors, which offer fancy sweets, delicious prepared dishes, and beautiful box lunches
-huge electronics stores such as Yamada Denki, Bic Camera, and Yodobashi Camera, which offer plenty of equipment such as PCs and electrical home appliances

4. Ikebukuro: within 10 minutes from Shinjuku
-Sunshine Aquarium: first rooftop aquarium in Japan based on the concept of “an oasis in the sky”
-J-WORLD-TOKYO: indoor theme park full of animated cartoons from popular comic book “Jump” such as “One piece” “Dragon ball” and “Naruto”
-Nanjatown: indoor theme park that provides everything from amusement to food all at once, which is popular with groups as well as couples

5. Asakusa-Odaiba Tokyo Bay Cruise! : You can fully enjoy the color of Tokyo along the Sumida-gawa River toward Tokyo Bay and see many types of bridges spanning the river. (about one hour)

6. Asakusa: one of the most popular tourist destinations. Senso-ji Temple, famous for its huge red lantern is the biggest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. But do you know that Asakusa-jinja Shrine is in the same grounds? You can learn about the coexistence of Buddhism and Shintoism here. You can buy traditional Japanese souvenirs at the shopping arcade called Nakamise.

7. Odaiba: popular among both adults and kids. There are also several kids' places such as the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, an indoor amusement park along with fancy several attractive malls for adults.

8. Ueno: -Ueno Park: designated in 1873 as the first park in Japan. In the huge grounds are a museum complex, zoo, and Toshogu Shrine, which was built in 1627 upon request by Tokugwa Ieyasu in his will.
-Ameyoko (short for Ameya-yokocho) is famous for its extremely cheap seasonal goods and other wares such as cosmetics, shoes, sporting goods, leather jackets and jeans.

9. Kiyosumi-Shirakawa: old town with several popular coffee shops, temples and shrines, and a famous Kiyosumi-garden, which is one of the greatest masterpieces in the gardens in Tokyo.

10. Shibamata: Taishakuten Temple may not be so widely known to foreign tourist, but it’s been popular among Japanese people because the temple and the approach lined with many long-established shops used to be a set of the movie titled ‘Tora-san’, which has been loved by the Japanese for many years.

11. Tokyo Sky Tree: the highest communications and observation tower in Japan, whose observation decks command a breath-taking panorama of Tokyo. There are also a planetarium, an aquarium, and a lot of shops and restaurants, so people from all age groups can enjoy there.

12. Marunouchi: -Tokyo Staion: completed in 1914, designated Important Cultural Property, was restored to its original form in 2012.
- KITTE: a commercial facility run by Japan Post. You can enjoy shops that let you experience Japanese craftsmanship as well as restaurants that serve delicious food from across Japan.
-Imperial Palace: The Edo Castle, formerly the Tokugawa Family’s residence, became the Imperial Palace as the Emperor moved to Tokyo from the Kyoto Imperial Palace after the Meiji Restoration.

Anime, Games, Comics, and new fashion trend:
13. Akihabara: The center of electric, comic, card game shops, maid cafes, and anime products. The shop filled with many toy vending machine selling capsule toys called “Gasha-pon” is also popular along with the instant photo booth, Pri-Kura.
-Kanda Myojin Shrine: supposedly built in 730, which is dedicated to Taira no Masakado. The vermilion-lacquered main hall is spectacular. It’s also a sanctuary for anime fans now because of the scene of a popular anime “Love Live”. Adjacent to the Akihabara district, you can find omikuji sold in a capsule toy style.

14. Nakano, a Sanctuary for Otaku (geek, nerd, or freak); enjoy Japanese sub-culture fully at Nakano Broadway. If you love a certain anime character, you can even make your cell-phone case printed your favorite one. Anyway, everything Otaku want is here

15. Harajyuku, pop fashion shopping area: all sorts of fashion categories, popular snack such as colorful cotton candy, and unique cafes

16. Shibuya, teenager shopping area: Walking from Harajuku to Shibuya, you can see shop windows displaying the latest fashion for the young. And you can visit to Shibuya station to see the Hachiko statue and the ‘human scramble’ traffic crossing.

Shrines and Temples:
17. Meiji-jingu Shrine: Located in Harajuku, Shibuya, it’s popular among foreign tourists. The Well of Kiyomasa in this garden has become famous as a so-called power spot. Pure water has been welling up for more than 400 years.

18. Hie-jinja Shrine: famous for its Sanno Festival, one of the three biggest festivals in Japan. You can also see the National Diet Building and other important buildings nearby.

19. Zojoji Temple: situated near Tokyo Tower, Zojoji Temple is the chief temple of the Jodo-Buddhist sect. It had a deep connection to the Tokugawa Shogunate family.

20. Tokyo Daijingu: called ‘o-Ise-sama in Tokyo’, this shrine is especially popular among young women who want to encounter their future husband. You can get a pretty charm on which flowers or Hello Kitty is embroidered.

If you are interested in shrines, please visit my blog, "Visiting Tokyo ten shrines".

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Highlights

  • Choose 2-3 destinations, and I'll make an itinerary concidering your preferences
  • 1. Omotesando, Aoyama and Roppongi
  • 2. Ginza
  • 3. Shinjuku
  • 4. Ikebukuro
  • 5. Asakusa-Odaiba Tokyo Bay Cruise (including Asakusa and Odaiba)
  • 6. Asakusa
  • 7. Odaiba
  • 8. Ueno
  • 9. Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
  • 10. Shibamata
  • 11. Tokyo Sky Tree
  • 12. Marunouchi
  • 13. Akihabara
  • 14. Nakano
  • 15.Harajuku
  • 16.Shibuya
  • 17. Msiji-jingu Shrine
  • 18. Hie-jinja Shrine
  • 19. Zojo-ji Temple
  • 20. Tokyo Daijingu

Important

Please join my tour with the shoes which comforable for walking.
This is a walking tour. We use public transportation mainly. The rate doesn't include the fare for your transportation, entrance fee and lunch.
If you have any concern about the tour, please let me know in advance. Its my pleasure to do my homewark to get rid of your anxiety.

It's good for you to carry a decent amount of Japanese Yen with you. You can use this for transportation, snacks, souvenirs etc… Many small markets in Tokyo are cash-only, though most shops and restaurants accept credit cards.

Estimated Local Cash Needed:
Transportation expenses: about 1,000yen/person ( JR or Tokyo Metro)
Tokyo Bay cruise from Asakusa to Daiba: 1,130yen/person read more

Depart From Tokyo Tokyo , Saitama

Meeting Point At you hotel lobby

Ending Point At the final destination or your hotel

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 6   Flexible
What‘s included
  • Making your original itinerary
  • Guide fee
  • Hotel pick-up (in 23 ward in Tokyo)
  • Reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only, if we decided to go particular restaurant.)
  • Guide's transportaion fee (except waterbus, taxi)


What‘s not included
  • Your transportation fee (you can get a one-day ticket for Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway for 1000 yen. We may use a taxi depending on your phyisical condition)
  • lunch
  • entrance fee for you and a guide

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

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Hi, I’m your guide Mayumi. As I have long experience in teaching Japanese history and Japanese as well as English at a cram school, I'm sure I can help you learn Japanese culture, history, and traditions. And I love playing in the nature, such as scuba diving, riding uphill, and hiking in the wilderness. It's also my pleasure to guide you to not only Central Tokyo but also the calm, beautiful rural areas. Let me know your interests, I'll make the best tour for you. Please contact me. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!


Reviews ( 30 )

4 days ago |   by Glynis

“ Great day and itinerary ”

Mayumi was a wonderful and informative guide! She made arrangements for our family to participate in Sampuru making workshop in Kappabashi and also guided us through Tsukiji inner and outer market in the morning. She was flexible while keeping us going from one destination to the next and also had wonderful insight and knowledge about the areas we visited and about Japanese language and culture in general. She even shared suggestions for what to see in the remaining time we had in Tokyo based on our interests. Highly recommended!

3 weeks ago |   by Saul

“ Wonderful family tour ”

Mayumi was our guide for a family trip to Japan that included young children, college age kids and adults. Mayumi spent a full day with us taking to us to various sights and points of interest around Tokyo. She was friendly, patient, helpful and very knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. We appreciated her fluency in English which made it easy for us to communicate. She was very courteous about offering suggestions for other sites, shopping and restaurants we should consider during our stay. We are happy to recommend Mayumi's guide services to other travelers to Japan.

1 month ago |   by Alissa

“ Tokyo highlights ”

Mayumi was a wonderful guide. She was totally in step with our 11 and 14 year old daughters. She took us to all the places we wanted to go. We requested travel by metro and she made it fun and easy (and the Tokyo metro is one of the most complicated in the world!) Mayumi is a fun, flexible guide who is great with families, kids, teens and adults. She is very patient and helpful. We were so sad to say goodbye to her after our time together.

3 months ago |   by Regina

“ Highly Recommended! ”

I spent a wonderful day with Mayumi. This was my first trip to Tokyo, and I was traveling solo. Because it's such a big city I didn't know where to start. She met me in my hotel lobby, which saved me the stress of finding my way to a meeting place. She helped me buy a subway pass and taught me to how to get around on the very large subway system. That gave me the confidence to explore on my own for the remainder of my trip. Mayumi's English is impeccable, and she was full of knowledge. She shared some great information about the history and local customs of Japan. I experienced a lot of things that I would have missed exploring on my own. For example, at Sensō-ji Temple she showed me how to draw an Omikuji (fortune-telling paper) and how to perform the purification ritual. Because it was a private tour, it was all about me. If I wanted to check out a store, we'd go in. I felt like tempura for lunch, and she took me to a fantastic place known only to the locals (not another gaijin in sight). When I wanted ideas on where to go next she had plenty of suggestions based on my interests. I’ve traveled all over the world, and I refuse to go on those big group tours where you pile onto a bus and are herded around, trying to fight your way to the front of the group so you can hear the guide. I can’t recommend TripleLights and Mayumi enough!

5 months ago |   by Bryan

“ Awesome day in Tokyo ”

If you want to get the most of your trip to Tokyo, then look no further than Mayumi. I booked an 8 hour day and was able to request all of the spots interesting to me. We started early and beat the crowds on a Saturday. The sites were amazing, and the descriptions and history she gave made each site mean more, and I understood the little things. Along the way Mayumi was able to point out many little interesting tidbits that we would have never known otherwise. She also helped with understanding the local customs. Don't hesitate a minute, your day in Tokyo will be much better and see twice as much if you use a guide, specifically Mayumi. She knows the perfect touch.

7 months ago |   by Mae

“ Great Guide ”

I sent Mayumi a list of places we wanted to visit in Tokyo and she promptly created an itinerary for us taking into consideration our interests. She picked us up at the lobby of our hotel on time and even gave our daughter a small gift. While traveling, Mayumi told us interesting facts about the different locations in our itinerary which made our sightseeing more meaningful. She is a sweet, kind and knowledgeable guide and we really enjoyed our day with her. Thank you Mayumi for guiding and helping us out. We will definitely contact you again next time we're in Tokyo.

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