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Your Best Choice of Tokyo One-day Tour

by Shoji
(11) Reviews
7:30h $ 240 Price up to 7 people

Highlights

  • 1. Tsukiji Wholesale Market
  • 2. Hamarikyu Garden
  • 3. Sumida River Cruising
  • 4. Asakusa
  • 5. Tokyo Skytree
  • 6. Imperial Palace
  • 7. Meiji Jingu Shrine
  • 8. Ueno Park
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Overview

Tokyo has a lot of sightseeing spots for foreign tourist. So, I narrowed them down to 8 spots for your options. If you are wondering where to go, book this tour. Just choose 4 or 5 spots out of them for your tour, then I will arrange your itinerary. Of course, you can select any places you like other than those listed.

What to Expect

Tokyo has a lot of sightseeing spots for foreign tourist. So, I narrowed them down to the following 8 spots for your options. If you are wondering where to go, book this tour.
1. Tsukiji Wholesale Market (Admission free)
This world largest fish market is dealing with various essential ingredients for Washoku or Japanese food, the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In the inner market, a lot of wholesale trading occurs including the well-known tuna auctions. With my guidance, you can enjoy learning on a variety of fish from all across Japan as well as feeling the vibrant atmosphere made by the sellers and buyers. At the outer market, where more than 400 food shops and restaurants stand side by side, you can enjoy shopping and tasting.
2. Hamarikyu Garden (Admission fee for adult: 300 yen)
This large historic garden was once the family garden of Tokugawa shoguns who governed Japan in the Edo period from the early 17th to the late 19th century. This is a typical Daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden with a tidal pond and two wild-duck hunting sites. Now, the garden is surrounded by skyscrapers of Shiodome business district, so you can enjoy not only the beauty of Japanese garden but also the intriguing contrast between the old and the new.
3. Sumida River Cruising (The fare from Hamarikyu to Asakusa: 740 yen)
Sumida River flows through Tokyo just like the Hudson in New York, the Seine in Paris and the Thames in London. We can take the boat cruising on Sumida River between Hamarikyu Garden or Tsukiji and Asakusa. From the boat, you can enjoy magnificent view of the Metropolis including Tokyo Skytree, Rainbow Bridge, and cherry blossoms along the bank in the season (the end of March to the beginning of April).
4. Asakusa (Admission free)
Asakusa has been the most popular sightseeing spot for tourists in Tokyo since Edo period. It has a long history and grew up around Senso-ji Temple, retaining much of the flavor of Edo, the old name of Tokyo. The Temple is dedicated to Kannon Bodhisattva, the Goddess of Mercy. It's a fun walk from the well-known Kaminari-mon Gate with its huge red lantern, along Nakamise Avenue, which is lined with small shops, to the temple. You can feel a blend of sacred and secular air in the historical town.
5. Tokyo Skytree (Admission fee for adult: 3,000 yen for 350 m deck, 4,000 yen for 450 m deck)
Tokyo Skytree, 634 meters in height, about twice taller than the Eiffel Tower, is the tallest broadcasting tower in the world. The external appearance of Tokyo Skytree is designed to have graceful curves called sori and mukuri using in the traditional Japanese buildings so that it harmonizes with the surrounding scenery. Two observation decks located at the heights of 350 meters and 450 meters above grounds offer spectacular 360-degree views of Tokyo.
6. Imperial Palace (Admission free)
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace used to be the main site of the honmaru (main castle keep) of Edo Castle which was the center of Edo shogunate (feudal government) from the early 17th to the late 19th century. After the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the former site of Edo Castle became the new Imperial Palace. Today, none of the main buildings remain, but the moats, stone walls, some turrets of Edo Castle and Japanese-style gardens still survive intact. You can stroll in the garden as if you were the Shogun.
7. Meiji Jingu Shrine (Admission free)
Meiji Jingu Shrine is a Shinto shrine enshrined the Emperor Meiji and his consort Empress Shoken. It was founded in 1920 to commemorate their virtues and venerate them forever after their death. This shrine is always the most popular shrine in Japan to pay the first shrine visit of the year during the New Year, or Hatsumonde. More than 3 million worshippers descend on the shrine for Hatsumode. There often held wedding ceremonies on auspicious days. You may luckily see a wedding couple wearing traditional Japanese Kimono.
8. Ueno Park (Admission free)
Ueno Park was established as Japan’s first Western-style park in 1873 on the former ground of Kan’eiji Temple, which was the family temple of the ruling Tokugawa clan during the Edo Period from the early 17th to the late 19th century. As time went on, a zoological garden and many kinds of museum were constructed on the grounds. Today, more than 1,000 cherry trees line its central pathway. Ueno Park is a popular tourist attraction for a large number of cherry blossoms viewing parties in spring (from the end of March to the beginning of April).

Just choose 4 or 5 spots out of them for your tour, then I will arrange your itinerary. Of course, you can select any places you like other than those listed above.

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Highlights

  • 1. Tsukiji Wholesale Market
  • 2. Hamarikyu Garden
  • 3. Sumida River Cruising
  • 4. Asakusa
  • 5. Tokyo Skytree
  • 6. Imperial Palace
  • 7. Meiji Jingu Shrine
  • 8. Ueno Park

Important

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide) 600~900 yen/person, lunch 1500~2000 yen/person, admission fee (see "What to Expect")
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At the nearest subway or JR station to the last spot we visit
Duration
7:30 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 7 people

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 ( 11 )
Jeffrey Jeffrey United States ( Solo )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Best Tour Guide in Tokyo! ”

I hired Shoji to tour my son around Tokyo as I attended business meetings with my client. I speak for my son, 'Shoji was the best tour guide ever' and our family has had many tour guides! Shoji gave so much of his time and energy for my son and he was genuinely helpful - the tour even went over an extra 1.5 hours than scheduled! When we return next year, no doubt, we will gladly request another tour with Shoji.

Shoji:

Thank you Jeffrey for your kind words. They encourage me greatly. I hope I will see you and Spencer again sometime in Japan.

Igor Igor United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great day our around Tokyo ”

Shoji-san took us around Tokyo to see a number of sites. It was an approximately 6-hour walking tour aided by an occasional Metro ride (we actually had to cut it a little short - we got tired! :) ). It was also our first day in Japan. It was awesome to not worry about how to get around and to have a local guide who explained everything and provided sound cultural and historical perspective on what what we saw. Thank you again for a wonderful tour!

Shoji:

Thank you Igor for joining my Tokyo tour. I had a great time with you and learned a lot from you. I greatly appreciate your kind words in your feedback which really encouraged me. I hope I will see you again sometime in Japan.

Ron Ron United States ( Family with kids )
Good
2 weeks ago

“ A Day In Tokyo ”

Shoji was a very kind man. I wish he would have explained things more. I felt like we had to ask him about things to get an answer. Overall a good experience though.

Shoji:

Thanks Ron, for joining my tour and taking your time to provide me with the review. Your critical feedback will help improving my tour. I hope I'll see you again sometime soon in Japan.

Mary Mary United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful Day in Tokyo! ”

Shoji led us through the streets and subways of Tokyo during the Cherry Blossom season, making sure we saw all the places we had expressed an interest in and more! Highlights were early admittance to the Imperial Gardens and two Shinto Shrines along with the Ueno gardens. Shoji is patient, knowledgeable and allowed us to explore each site while interpreting customs, directions and answering questions. Highly recommend this kind gentleman as your guide.

Shoji:

I greatly appreciate your kind words that encourage me greatly. I hope I will meet again sometime in Japan.

Seng Wing Seng Australia ( Couple )
Good
3 weeks ago

“ not what we expected ”

Shoji was nice and pleasant and generally we enjoyed his company. He was also accomodating with last minute changes in start time as we were arriving later than had planned to our hotel in Hakone. Our booking was for for Hakone only starting at our hotel and ending there. We found out that Shoji had come from Yokohama. Whilst that should be usually fine as Shoji indicated in his profile he does guiding for Hakone, our experience was that it seemed there was little knowledge of Hakone and its history. It seemed to us that any questions on Hakone was translated from what the taxi driver told him. We would encourage to provide some information and gave him lots of lead questions but not much came from him at all without a bit of prodding. The other issue was about what we had paid for. ... read more

Shoji:

Thanks Sen, for joining my tour and taking your time to provide me with the review. Your critical feedback will help improving my tour. I hope I'll see you again sometime soon in Japan.

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