Hamarikyu is a spacious Japanese garden, where used to be part of the sea.
Strolling around at a relaxing place, I'll explain some historical events that occurred there.
We would also visit Ueno Park, which also has some historical buildings and wonderful museums.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Yoko.
Hamarikyu Garden, which was built in the 17th Century by the Shogun family, has many scenic views.
Even surrounded by many modern skyscrapers, the beautiful flowers and the view would give you a relaxing time.
If you would like to, we could taste Matcha at a teahouse, where retired President Grant of the US and the Meiji Emperor met, overviewing a pond at Hamarikyu Gardens. Prince Williams also had tea with the former Tokyo Governor in 2015.
Instead of taking the water bus, which you might feel quite long at this season without cherry blossom views, we'll go to Caletta Shiodome to have a view of the Tokyo Bay area.
Ueno Park was owned by a temple four hundred years ago. It has a taste of Mini Kyoto and mini Nikko. We will visit those historical Kiyomizu Kannondo Temple, Hanazono Inari Shrine, and Ueno Toshogu Shrine.
We would also see the building the National Museum of Western Art, which is acknowledged as one of the World Heritage.
If you would like to visit the Tokyo National Museum or Ueno Zoo, I will guide you to the entrances and give an overview where to go to see the things of your interest, so you could take your time on your own if you would like to, but it is also possible to only visit the toll-free spots at Ueno Park.
If you would like to have lunch during the tour, I can recommend some good restaurants.
Guiding fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo, The Guide's Admission fee for Hamarikyu,Tokyo National Museum,and Ueno Zoo
Transportation fare (You and guide)
Admission fee for Hamarikyu ( ¥300/ 65 years old and over: ¥150)
(No charge for primary school children)
meals (If you have a full breakfast, the tour can go on without a lunch break. It's up to you.)
Matcha with a sweet (720 yen),
beverages (Soft Drink-Vending machines are available at several places if you get thirsty)
Admission fee of your options (Ueno Zoo, Museums etc.)
No Mondays (Ueno museums and Zoo are closed), Hamarikyu Gardens will be closed from December 29 to January 1
It will be first booked, first served basis.
If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)
If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself.
It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.
It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit.
Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.
Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.
If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.
We are supposed to walk a lot, so PLEASE WEAR WALKING SHOES.
Highheels or sandals might give you a hard time.
The places to visit in Ueno Park is up to you and your interest. I would appreciate if you would tell me what you are interested in: history, art or Zoo etc.
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.
Yoko was fun, knowledgeable, and very helpful with my visit and tour. I was happy to have met her and to have spent the day exploring Tokyo. Yoko was very informative about the city and sights. She was also was very helpful when I mailed some purchased back home. She checked in with me to make certain I was enjoying my stay even after our tour. I highly recommend Yoko as a guide to anyone who wants to visit Tokyo.
I appreciate your excellent review so much. I really enjoyed your dry sense of humor so it was great fun for me to be able to go around Tokyo with you. I hope you enjoyed Nikko and Miyagi, too. Please enjoy your Japanese green tea and I wish I can see you and guide other places too in the future. Thank you again, Jim!!
I stayed in Tokyo for less than 2 days with my 5 year old son. I decided that the best way to get a flavour of this wonderful city would be to go on a tour with a guide. I was right. Yoko was just great! Very knowledgable and organized. She took us on a great tour to all the major landmarks whilst navigating so effectively through the complicated transportation system! It was a beautiful day; we walked a lot and discovered so much! My son loved the experience too! Thank you Yoko for everything! We will not forget you! Myrto and Jason
Thank you so much for such a sweet review. It was a great pleasure for me to meet a wonderful beautiful lady like you,Myrto, with full of International experiences. I had so much fun talking with you. Your son is so cute and adorable. I already miss both of you so much. It was a very lovely day. I wish you enjoy Kyoto and Nara. I hope to see you and maybe with your brother's family visiting Japan again. Please say hi to Jason for me. See you!!
We (me and my 12 year old son) scheduled a full day tour of Nikko with Yoko. We could not have been happier with the service she provided. No way we could have seen everything we did or navigate the trains/buses so efficiently without her. She also provided terrific insight into the history of the area as well as provided us with a great overview of current Japanese customs and culture. She is amazing. Travel with her, you will not regret it.
I appreciate that you wrote such a warm and kind review. Even we couldn't see Kegon Falls that day because of the thick fog, Jack found interest in the Tamozawa Imperial Villa thanks to the bus ride. Both of you were so nice that I also enjoyed the Nikko visit very much. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto, too. I wish to show you around more places in the future. Thank you again for everything.
Had a really fun and informative day with Yoko. We started and ended on time even with a very aggressive schedule of activities. Yoko was pleasant and had taken considerable time to pre plan the day to ensure my desired touring locations were all achieved. I would certainly recommend her.
Thank you so much for your review. Well, your hotel was a little too south to finish on time, but we can squeeze in many places. We visited Imperial Palace Plaza with the view of Double Bridge instead of the Imperial Palace. Please visit the Imperial Palace when you become one of the US's dignitaries some day. There are still so much places to see in Tokyo and we can also see the Great Buddha of Kamakura, so I will be waiting for you to come with your wife on vacation. BTW, the icecream flavor that we had as dessert is the same flavor that President Obama called "unforgettable.":-)
Yoko was great. We had a lovely rainy day in Nikko. The rain didn’t matter we still saw lots of sights and had fun. Yoko was very knowledgeable and even gave us great tips for the rest of our stay in Japan. She even sent me links to restaurants and links and directions to make sure I purchased the right train tickets. I would highly recommend her!!
Wow, thank you so much for writing such a sweet review on the way to Mount Fuji area!! It was raining cats and dogs but made the Kegon Falls and the Daiya River along the Kanmangafuchi Abyss much more dynamic. It was an amazing day for me to spend nearly the whole day with you and your wonderful family, Aaron, Molley and Faith, which made me feel just like ♪Singing in the Rain.♪ I wish you enjoy your stay at the Ryokan with Onsen, hot springs, and the rest of your stay. I will be dreaming of seeing you on your next visit some day.