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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with MAYUMI.
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".
Making your original itinerary, Guide fee, Hotel pick-up (in 23 ward in Tokyo)
Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee for you and a guide
*I can guide you outside Tokyo if you cover my transportation fee.
*If the duration of the tour is less than 5 hours, my guide fee is 5,000 JPY per hour.
*My guide fee for the night tour (at and after 6:00 pm) is 6,000 JPY per hour.
*I'm available until 9:00 pm.
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 baca lebih lanjut
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We enjoyed 3 days with Mayumi! We visited Nikko, Mt Fuji , and Kamakura with Mayumi She is amazing! She is professional, knows and loves Japan! We had thousands of questions and she always had answers! She is a very caring person with beautiful sense of humor, was ready to help and explain everything possible Never even watch her own time And we are extremely thankful to her to make our trip to Japan unforgettable! If you want to enjoy Japan and learn you have to share it with Mayumi! Thank you sooooooo much, dear Mayumi!
Thank you sooooooo much for your quick and warm review, dear Anna! Hope you are enjoying every single moment. I really miss you. The days we spent together were full of happiness and luck. We saw more beautiful things than I expected. Although we had rain when we went to Nikko, things like Shinkyo Bridge, Toshogu Shrine and surrounding nature were even more beautiful thanks to the rain. But the biggest factor that made our tour such pleasant and happy is your kindness and sense of humor. I really appreciate it. I wish I could be with you longer. I know that your travel is still going on. As a typhoon is approaching Japan and it'll get cooler and cooler, please take care and enjoy the rest of your travel. I believe that our paths will cross again someday. Please say hello to Daniel, Jenny... baca lebih lanjut
We were all very happy with our tour with Mayumi. She was very helpful, knowledgeable and respectful. We will all recommend her to family and friends. A sweet lady and very good in her role. Russell Laird.
Thank you fro your quick and kind review, Russell. It was quite a beautiful day. We could visit and see a lot of places in a day thanks to your making so many steps. Hope you all rested well last night. I'm happy if I could help make your stay in Tokyo one of the most impressive pages of your story of this great journey. Please give my regards to everyone. Thank you again for everything. Mayumi
Mayumi was the most kind and warm hearted person. Not only did she provide the most amazing experiences but we felt like we made a true friend. Mayumi is extremely knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture and we learned many things. This has been the greatest trip of our lives and we are so thankful to have shared this experience with Mayumi. We will miss Japan but we will miss Mayumi’s warm smile even more. Mayumi is the best! Mayumi, thank you so much for everything! We miss you already!
Candice. Thank you so much for posting such a warm and kind review soon after the tour. Yes, I really felt like we became true friends. I wish I could have been with you longer. It's true that the happy time flies especially fast. Thank you for walking a lot to see many things with me. I didn't want to make you exhausted but at the same time, I'd like to show as many things as possible in order to make your trip to Japan the most impressive memory. I'm very happy you like foods and places I recommended. Please come back to me in the near future. I'm always ready to show other interesting things. I really miss you too, Candice!
I had a business trip which brought a colleague and me to Tokyo. We are jaded travelers based out of NYC (been everywhere and know everything types! ). We let Mayumi pick the itinerary for the day, and she brought us on a thoughtful and fun tour of Tokyo. From the fish market to historical sites, she blended factual information with historical detail to put it all in context. Tokyo and Japan are sophisticated, and she made it all come to life. Mayumi has a relaxed personality, and her English is fantastic. She is high energy and whipped us through the subway system in no-time! She is a true professional and a top-tier guide. If you are in Tokyo or Japan, Mayumi is an excellent choice. Good luck and great travels.
Thank you for posting such a fantastic and detailed review, Stephen. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I just wanted to show you what you might not be able to find during your business trip. Did you remember the yummy foods we ate together? They were so good, but we have other specialties depending on the season. The Japanese enjoy the changes of seasons especially when we eat seasonal food. I have something I do want you to try! And you can experience even more diverse attractions outside Tokyo too. Why don't we explore other places next time? I'll be waiting for you to come back to me in the near future. Thank you again for everything you shared with me during the tour.
Knowledgeable, witty, personable and very dedicated. Speaks perfect English. For sure will use her again on the next trip.
Hi Benny, Thank you so much for your kind review though you must be tired after walking a lot in the heat. Thank you fro everything you gave me during the tour. I really appreciate it. I had great three days with you including many lucky moments. I already miss you!! Please give my best regards to Orna. I wish our paths will cross again.