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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.

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

Information

City Tokyo
Depart From Tokyo , Saitama
Meeting Point At you hotel lobby
Ending Point At the final destination or your hotel
Departure 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6
Booking
8h
When?

People

279.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 36.00 USD
extra person . 36.00 USD

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".


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


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

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 36.00 USD
extra person . 36.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
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

Rebecca Rebecca
1 week ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Toyko Tour with Mayumi ”

Our flight was a day late and we were dying of jetlag, forcing us to cut our tour with Mayumi short, which was a huge bummer because it was our best tour in Japan by far! Mayumi made it very easy to communicate beforehand, and accommodated a lot of last minute changes. She helped us make some phone calls and figure out where to take a nap when our jet lag got the best of us. She seemed to know literally everything about everything, and was more of a very wise buddy than a walking encyclopedia. We had actual fun on our tour and learned a ton not only about what we were there to see, but everything else we had questions about. She checked in on us after our tour to ask if we needed anything also! Mayumi was cool and laid back and fun and we wished she had been our guide for the rest of our trip!

MAYUMI:
Dear Rebecca, Thank you for the great review. I enjoyed myself being with you. I believe that your curiosity is the driving force for your creativity. I’d like to hear about the crazy cart tour. As I recall, we had rain in Tokyo at night. I wonder if you could joined it…. And I can imagine how excited you were at the ryokan. Were you able to sleep well on a futon? Anyway, I’m sure you could enjoy every minute of your travel because of your infinite inquiring mind. If you had not been dying of jetlag, I would have shown you more places and people in Tokyo. Please come back to me again, and we’ll be able to have more exciting time together. Thank you again and say hello to your pleasant friend.

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Tom
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Superb full day tour of Tokyo ”

Mayumi did an outstanding job showing the Tokyo sights to my family. Prior to arriving in Japan she recommended many options for places to visit and experience. We worked together to select a day full of activities and experiences, from cultural to cuisine. She arrived to meet us a few minutes early, of course polite, smiling, and with fantastic English speaking skill. We reviewed the plans for the day and set out to tour Tokyo. Along the way Mayumi shared her knowledge of Japanese history and culture, explaining the historical significance of the various monuments, shrines, and temples. Always pleasant, she took a number of photographs of our family as we toured. We enjoyed a meal together where she introduced us to Japanese customs associated with eating a meal. We walked many miles and as the day concluded, Mayumi made sure we were returned safely to our hotel. The following day she emailed us copies of the photos she had taken with her camera along with well wishes. My family and I enjoyed her company and were well informed and entertained during our time together.

MAYUMI:
Tom-san, Thank you for writing such a fantastic review, while running all around Japan. I really appreciate the opportunity you gave me to spend the great day together, Your thoughtfulness is overwhelming and I’d like to pass such sweetness I learned from you to all my future guests. I still have other attracting spots in Tokyo and nearby prefectures, so please come back to Tokyo again. Hope you’ll have beautiful days and enjoy every minute wherever you visit. Please say hello to Hoang, Michelle, David, and John.

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Jennifer
2 weeks ago , ( Solo ) , From: Japan

“ So many highlights in just one day! ”

There is so much to see and do in Tokyo, and it's spread out all over the city. Mayumi was the perfect guide, showing me all the sites I wanted to see at my pace. I loved that we had the chance to see all the spots I'd mentioned wanting to see, but also to stop and spend more time seeing what the day brought: A festival, a parade, a couple having photos taken after their wedding. Spending the day with Mayumi, who lives in Tokyo, made me feel like I was getting a look at life beyond the guidebooks, while still seeing all the guidebook-worthy sites. Highly recommended!

MAYUMI:
Hi Jennifer, Such a pleasure to hear from you in spite of your busy days. Thank you for the great review. I’m happy to hear that you fully enjoyed that day. We were lucky enough to encounter a lot of impressive scenes, weren’t you? And thank you for telling me of the interesting life in Alaska including moose. I got interested in everything you told me. Please come back to me again, and I’ll take you to the wilderness in Japan next time because I’m a nature enthusiast and love to hike and cycle as I told you. I’m really looking forward to seeing you again. Mayumi

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Nina
3 weeks ago , ( Family )

“ 5 star guide for the family! ”

Mayumi is an exceptional guide and hands down the best we’ve ever had. Before our tour she was in constant communication with us about our wishes and meetup time/destination and made all the relevant bookings for our special requests. As soon as we met her she was full of energy and smiles. She felt less like a guide and more like a friend showing us the city. In a very relaxed atmosphere we visited a lot of cool places tailored to our interests. She was extremely accommodating towards our two boys (9 and 10) and ensured that we all had a fun time on the tour. Her English is excellent and none of us had a problem understanding her. Highly recommended = 5 stars!!

MAYUMI:
Thank you, Nina for the great review. Despite of the limited time, we fully enjoyed the day. I was impressed by how well all of you made the food sample. I can imagine that people will be tricked when they see the food sample placed on your table. How funny! It was very hot and so crowded in Asakusa, but your kids were willing to walk around and gave me a big smile. Thank you again!! When you are in Japan again, let me show you other interesting spots. Please say hello to Max, Alex, and your pleasant husband.

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Mona
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Lebanon

“ 1full day tour in Tokyo ”

I decided to book a tour with Mayumi on Wednesday May 10 for me and my family (4 adults), and it was an excellent idea! Mayumi is a very competent and interesting person with a very good knowledge about Japan and its history. She is also a very pleasant person and we had a wonderful day with her. She made sure to do an itinerary that included every place we wanted to see and, although we took time to shop and wander, we were able to do it all! My husband as well as me and my children were very satisfied. Thank you Mayumi for that beautiful day.

MAYUMI:
Mona, Thank you very much for the quick review during your travel. I was really impressed by you and your family's thoughtfulness. Thank you again for everything. We had a very delightful day together in spite of the bad weather, didn’t we? I guess you are learning a lot of things and your children always tickle you in Kyoto too. I’d like to hear about your trip to Kyoto. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Take care!! Mayumi

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