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Private tour as-you-like in Central Tokyo

by MAYUMI
(131) Reviews
8h CAD 439 Price 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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439.20 CAD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

An extra hour.
CAD 54.90
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CAD 54.90

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

*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 read more

What‘s included
Making your original itinerary, Guide fee, Hotel pick-up (in 23 ward in Tokyo)
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee for you and a guide
Depart From
Tokyo , Saitama, Kamakura, Yokohama
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
up to 6 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 ( 131 )
Anna-Marie Anna-Marie United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 hours ago

“ Tokyo and Nikko Tours ”

Mayumi has so much energy and tons of information to fill our heads. Much of what we learned with her on our first day in Japan helped us during the rest of our time while in all of Japan. My teens boys really enjoyed our time with her and if we ever go back to Japan I would ask for her again!

Cindy Cindy United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Great time! ”

It was great having Mayumi as our guide through Shibuya and Tokyo. She took us to see so many places and we are so thankful for her. We would not be able to navigate the crowd or the subway with out her.

MAYUMI:

Thank you so much for your quick and great review, Cindy. I'm sure you made it to Kyoto as you planned and are enjoying its totally different atmosphere from Tokyo. Boys seemed to explore more spots in Tokyo. I'd be happy if I'd be able to guide them to other exciting places next time. Please give my regards to all the members of your group. Hoping the rest of your days in Japan will be filled with even more blessings❣️🙏

Jerryl Jerryl United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Tokyo skytree, Gonzaga and Kabuki play ”

We went to the skytree, Gonzaga district and saw a Kabuki play.

MAYUMI:

Thank you for giving me the high praise, Jerryl. You all are so good walkers that we could complete all the spots we planned in the two days. I really appreciate it. Did your grandkids enjoy the Kabuki play? Even if it's too difficult for them to understand, that experience gives them better understanding of Japanese tradition and culture, I think. I know you had a great travel throughout Japan. Please rest well when you make it home. I'd be happy if you'd remember me and come back to me someday. Please stay in shape.

Scott Scott United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Mayumi made it possible for us to see a lot of Tokyo in a day. ”

To maximize our limited time in Tokyo, we booked Mayumi, and we're very glad we did. Mayumi recommended the "must see" things based on our interests. We loved getting around via the Tokyo subway system; with her help it couldn't have been easier. Mayumi was well spoken, well informed and interested in making sure we saw and did the things that were important to us.

MAYUMI:

Thank you for your kind review, Scott. I well remember how beautiful that day was. I can say it was not only beautiful but full of blessings. We saw the precious portable shrines ready to be carried out for the festival, and traditional wedding ceremony in Asakusa Shrine. The pretty yellow flowers in the flower field in Hama-rikyu gardens we saw are almost over now. Japan Meteorological Agency finally declared the cherry blossom flowering on March 21, but it takes about 10 days to be in full bloom. I'm really happy you thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful spring day with me. Thank you again for every kindness you showed me during the tour. I'm always ready to help you appreciate various attractions in Japan. Please ask me anything anytime you want to.

Nicole Nicole Switzerland ( Friends )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Daytrips to Hakone ”

Mayumi picked us up at the hotel and brought us to Hakone, where we had a lovely day including cable cars and pirate ship. It was a lovely day and Mayumi took care of everything, it was a great start to our trip to Japan. Thank you Mayumi!

MAYUMI:

Hi Nicole, thank you for posting a great review. It was certainly a lovely day though the weather has been changeable these days. I've not seen more beautiful Mt Fuji since then.Thanks to your cooperation like you booked the bullet train for everyone including me in advance, everything went so smoothly and we could enjoy must-sees of Hakone without rush in the 8-hour tour from Tokyo. I really appreciate it. As you are a skillful traveler, I'd like to guide you to hidden scenic spots next time. Looking forward to doing the tour in the near future!

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