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Private tour "My favorite Tokyo"

8 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Tokyo is a magnificent mega-city, probably you've already read a lot about it from many tour books.
That's not enough.
You have to experience it ....
Touch it, smell it, taste it and feel it.
To enjoy such a Tokyo, you need the certain guide who can handle it efficiently, informatively and delightfully.
Let me be one of them.
Let me help you enjoy your Tokyo.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Mitsuru.

  • Historical places such as Sensoji temple, Ueno park, Meiji shrine.....
  • Modern places such as Shinjyuku, Akihabara, Shibuya, Harajyuku...
  • Traditional garden such as Hamariku-garden , Kiyosumi-garden...
  • Great architectures such as in Ueno, Harajyuku .......

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What to Expect


I listed up the prominent sightseeing spots I think that must be visited as below..
Please pick up 4 or 5 places from below or just mention the place(s) which you would like to visit,
If you have your own places which is not listed in mine, please name them out.
I'll do my best to coordinate with your request.

I wrote down some sample tours below.
We can start from there and discuss.

(A) : The list of famous sights.
: Sky trees  634m tall broadcast tower. Next target for Godzilla.
Sensoji Temple (Asakusa) : Tokyo's iconic Buddhist temple complex
Harajyuku/Omotesando : The mecca of fashionable young girls .
Meiji Shrine : Shrine that is dedicated to deified spirits of Meiji emperor and his wife.
Shibuya' busiest x- intersection. :
Ueno park : First public park ever made in Japan. Great museums and zoo too.
Yanaka-area : Nostalgic neighbor of Ueno. You can visit last shogun's cemetery.
Akihabara : A center of subculture. Paradise for geeks and anime lovers
Imperial Palace and/or Higashigyoen (Imperial garden) : The relics of Edo castle.
Tokyo tower : Godzilla's favorite broadcast tower (333meter tall)
Tsukiji Fish market (No tuna auction), Still great place to experience Japanese foods.
Hamarikyu garden, :Traditional garden that lies along the seaside.
Kiyosumi Shirakawa garden, : Traditional garden in Tokyo. My number one choice.
Rikugien garden : Traditional Japanese garden famous for its autumn leaves light-up (seasonal)
Fukagawa Fudo : Rare temple that performs mysterious old Buddhist ceremony
Edo Tokyo Museum : Museum that has a taste of amusement park wit abundant historical exhibitions.

(B) FYG Sample tour routes.
(1) Sensoji Temple (Asakusa) - Ueno Park (or Akihabara) - Kiyosumi garden - Shibuya and Harajyuku area (Meiji shrine and/or Takaeshita street)
(2) Skytree - Sensoji Temple - Edo Tokyo museum - Shibuya and Harajyuku area (Meiji shrine and/or Takaeshita street)

(C) : Transportation and admission for your guidance.
Transportation fare : Somewhere around JPY 1,200- JPY1,600 per person (Adult), subject to where you stay and where you go.
Admission (Adult / per person ) :
Skytree : about Yen2,600- (350m deck), if you take a express lane it would be about Yen3,200-
Tokyo tower : about Yen 900 (150m deck)
National Museum at Ueno, Edo Tokyo Museum : about Yen 600
Hamarikyu, Kiyosumi Shirakawa garden: about Yen 150-300
Sensoji, Fukagawa fudo, Higashigyoen, Meiji Shrine : free (no charge)
Bunny cafe or hedgehogs cafe at Akihabara: about Yen 1,000-1,500 per person (30min)

Thank you.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in the central Tokyo area,
Ending Point At your hotel in the central Tokyo area

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee.

What‘s not included

(1) Admission fee for yours and guide's
(2) Lunch fee for yours and guide's
(3) Transportation fee for yours and guide's
(4) Meeting you at and escorting you to your hotel in central Tokyo is no charge. However, in rare case , extra charge can be charged depend on the accessibility


(1) Since this is walking tour, please bring your best shoes easy to walk.
Also please do not bring your luggage.
Small back pack would be nice, if you need to.
(2) We can use taxi, but I'm sorry, it will be your account..

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 10 )
4.9 (10) Reviews
Very Good
Roline Roline United Kingdom ( Couple )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Kamakura from Yokohama ”

Six of us had Mr Mitsuru guide us in Kamakura. It was a lovely day. We used trains and walked a lot. He managed to please us all with visits to examples of various temples. Each one different and each offering something different. He was also funny and informative. Thank you Mack.


HI Roline. Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. However I regret I should have slow down a bit and provide more time for recess. I hope I can see you again some time in future. Best Regards Mark.

Julie Julie Australia ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Two day highlights of tokyo ”

Mark was a great guide very knowledgeable and tailored the 2 day program to our interests. Extremely professional thank you mark


What a great pleasure I had spending 2 days with you! I'm happy to hear you liked my tour. Thank you so much for giving wonderful days and I hope some day we can get together again. Mark

John John United States ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ A perfect day with a perfect guide ”

Mitsuru (Mark) took my wife and I to see Nikko. I hired a guide as I knew there would be multiple trains to catch, long distances to travel and walk, and I didn't want to stress over navigating train stations and locations. Mitsuru was perfect for us, personable, happy, informative, and thoughtful. He knew the area very well and kept us well informed on everything we saw, and with cultural traditions and practices. His English was excellent and we had a very fun trip with him. He even led us to a good set of restaurants to choose from when he dropped us off near our hotel. We would definitely hire him again if we return to Tokyo, he was not just a guide, he became a good friend that can be relied upon.


Thank you very much for the such a wonderful review. I have done many ICHIGO-ICHIE before as a guide, but the time I have spent with you is definitely one of the most precious one. I hope someday in near future, we can get together again. ARIGATO. Mark.

Helen Helen United States ( Solo )
5 months ago

“ Time Efficientlyy Spent! ”

My daughter and I spent an 8-hour day tour to Kamakura from Tokyo. Mitsuru (Mark) was very punctual and he was already waiting for us at our designated meeting time at our hotel lobby. He led us to the subway station and then change to the train to Kamakura. Our day turned out to be sunny and warm and we hit all the highlights that Mitsuru has outlined for us. Because we were moving around efficiently, he was able to include an extra highlight in our tour. His English was very good. I have already given his card to my sister-in-law who may be thinking of visiting Tokyo in the near future.


Thank you so much for your so kind review. I was so happy myself too that I was able to show you some extra. But let me make some correction. I'm not punctual at all. I'm rather a lazy guide. I hope you're having great days. See you some time again.

Hilary Hilary Luxembourg ( Family with kids )
5 months ago

“ Great guide, great day! ”

Mitsuru/Mark is an excellent guide. He listened to what we were interested in, got us sorted with metro cards for our kids (worth his help for that alone!), taught us how to easily use the metro, and put a great tour plan together for us. He is full of knowledge about the history and significance of the places he showed us, and he set us up with ideas and options for our other days in Tokyo. He is also very kind and friendly. I highly recommend!


Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I hope you're enjoying the rest of the stays. You have great sons. Their ages are about the same as mine when I left US . They remind me of my good friends then. Thank you!

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