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Tokyo's Traditional Culture Tour

by Eriko
(5) Reviews
7h $ 285 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Tsukiji Fish Market - explore its fresh seafood stalls and colorful vendors.
  • Tsukishima - get a real feel of old Tokyo and sample local goodies.
  • Ancient Temple - attend Buddhist fire ceremony with drum beats and chanting.
  • Sake bar - enjoy a glass of sake choosing from wide variety of their collection.

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284.80 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 33.82
Extra person .
$ 8.90

Overview

・Taste your way through some of Tokyo's oldest neighborhoods.
・Explore the world biggest fish market and beautiful old towns by the Sumida river.
・Visit an ancient temple to attend a Buddhist ceremony.
・Try a glass of Sake at a standing bar much loved among locals.

What to Expect

Your 7-hour walking tour takes you to some of the city’s best-loved neighborhoods, Tsukiji, Tsukishima and Monzen-nakacho, to get a real feel of Tokyo's old towns with its charms. Sample a variety of different delights, from fresh seafood, okonomi-yaki, and Japanese sweets. The stops include the world biggest Tsukiji fish market, an old town of Tsukishima by the Sumida river, and a Buddhist temple with the fire ritual.

Let’s explore Tokyo’s nostalgic, old town areas and experience Tokyo from a side you’ve never seen before. The area is located in eastern Tokyo. You'll enjoy exploring backstreets and learning about how people have lived here since the old days.

Also, If you could add an extra hour, we can explore a beautiful Japanese garden nearby, called "Kiyosumi Teien" - It has a natural landscape that is recreated and stylized with a central pond with rocks and trees arranged upon the rolling or small hills. You can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere at the end of the tour.

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Highlights

  • Tsukiji Fish Market - explore its fresh seafood stalls and colorful vendors.
  • Tsukishima - get a real feel of old Tokyo and sample local goodies.
  • Ancient Temple - attend Buddhist fire ceremony with drum beats and chanting.
  • Sake bar - enjoy a glass of sake choosing from wide variety of their collection.

Important

・Please inform me if you have any food allergies or spacial dietary.
・We use public transport on this tour. Subways and trains are the best way to get around Tokyo.
・Kiyosumi Garden has an admission fee of 150 yen for adults.
・If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I'll be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have.

What‘s included
One-of-a-kind sightseeing tour experience, Guide's transportation costs,
What‘s not included
Your transportation costs,
Admission to any attractions (Kiyosumi Garden: 150 yen for adults)
Food and drinks (approx.2000JPY / per person)
Meeting Point
Your hotel lobby in Tokyo
Ending Point
Monzen-nakacho station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 5 )
Excellent
2 months ago |   by Calvin

“ No better way to be introduced to Tokyo! ”

When I was planning my Tokyo trip, my original goal was to discover everything on my own. At the last minute I decided to do a half day tour (plus one hour) as an orientation. I am so glad that I did. Eriko was so helpful in not only showing me around Tokyo but also providing additional information for the rest of my stay. After meeting in my hotel lobby, we went to the Fish Market that was nearby. While I could have walked and saw this on my own, Eriko provided historical and present information that I would not have known otherwise. She was also helpful in communicating with the merchants. From the market we attended a ceremony at a Buddhist temple. By knowing to get there early, we were able to walk around and see the temple as well as preparation for the ceremony while explaining what I would see. This inside information is the value of a guide and because this was not a group tour, I could ask questions and dialogue as needed without feeling like I was holding up others. The weather prevented visiting the Imperial Palace and Garden, but we modified our plans to visit indoors locations. We visited a standing sake bar, where I was able to try different types of sake and even had a great conversation and photos with a couple of local residents. The remainder of the tour was spent in Akihabara area. This allowed me to see old and new video games (both in stores and arcades) as well as browse the many anime related stores. I also learned about the many different types of unique cafes in the area. During my tour I got some wonderful photos including photos that Eriko was kind enough to take of me. The great thing is while this tour was based on things I wanted to see, I was also exposed to things along the way that I may never have thought of or seen. One of many examples of this was when Eriko pointed out the yellow lines along sidewalks and intersections being a resource for blind citizens to navigate because there are not many service dogs. I probably would not have noticed this without it being pointed out. In a future visit, I would not hesitate to book with Eriko again, because it would be completely different yet I know that I would gain more knowledge. There are different types or tours that are tailored to your interests. I chose a couple of destinations and trusted Eriko to show me other places that I may not have learned about on Google.

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2 months ago |   by David

“ Tokyo tour ”

Erik provided an excellent tour of Tokyo for us! Definitely recommend!

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Frederick

“ tour of tokyo ”

great guide .took care of everything. very knowledgeable. best thing we ever did. erika was also flexible in what we wanted to do. she went above and beyond expectations. would do it again. thank you erika

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Emmanuel

“ Young, hip guide in kimono! ”

We enjoyed touring with Eriko. Our 12 year old son enjoyed the modern sites of Tokyo, and Eriko took us mainly to Odaiba. She speaks perfect English and very knowledgeable.

Excellent
5 months ago |   by Mike

“ Night tour ”

Eriko was very pleasant and fun to be with.

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