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Shinjuku - Half Day, 4hrs - Daytime or Evening

(35) Reviews
4h $ 114 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following: We will visit #1 to #7. #8 to #12 are optional and require extra cost.
  • 1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatory deck (45th floor)
  • 2. Omoide yokocho street - narrow pub street (lunch or evening drink)
  • 3. Kabukicho strolling - Godzilla head and Robot restaurant (picture-taking outside)
  • 4. Department store - It has an amazing food section like a food theme park! Try food samples and free sake tasting.
  • 5. Wholesale store - Don quijote, Uniqulo, Yodobashi camera electric store or Bic Camara electric store
  • 6. Special event of the day (if available) - e.g.,Traditional doll exhibition (Mar), or cherry blossom viewing at a park (Apr)
  • 7. Hanazono shrine- Shinto shrine
  • 8. Shinjuku Gyoen Garden - 70 varieties of cherry blossoms are blooming one after another in spring (1hr - entrance fee 200JPY)
  • 9. Samurai museum - Samurai performance, armors and swords exhibition. (2hrs - entrance fee 1,900JPY: guide has a pass)
  • 10. Karaoke -Private karaoke spaces with English songs (1.5hrs - 1,500++JPY / person )
  • 11. Animal cafe - cat, owl, or hedgehog cafe (1hr - 1,000++JPY / person)
  • 12. Nakano Broadway - For Anime fans ( require 1 hour tour extension and train fare round trip 320JPY / person)
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114.40 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.28
Early pick-up(before 9:30, per hour).
$ 8.80
Late night service (after 7:00, per hour).
$ 17.60
Drop-off at outside of central Tokyo.
$ 17.60
Pick-up at outside of central Tokyo.
$ 17.60
Additional guests (per head). .
$ 8.80
Peak season premium per group (Mar15 to Apr30, Oct01 to Nov20).
$ 17.60

Overview

Would you like to explore Shinjuku, the entertainment capital of Japan?
It's a walking tour which encompasses a visit to a 45-story observation deck, back alleys, Godzilla's head, and a few robots.
Like shopping? We'll also go to a high-end department store and a wholesale outlet.
In late March and early April, we also take in the soothing sight of cherry blossoms.

What to Expect

We will see the best Shinjuku has to offer!
Cherry blossoms are an extra delight in April.

We'll learn about our very rich food culture while at the food section of a department store.
For lunch, we'll have some scrumptious ramen or gyoza for lunch.
In the evening, we'll grab a beer at an intimate old-fashioned pub.
For music lovers, let's sing together in a Karaoke box.

Evening tours start from 3 PM, depending on your preference.

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Toshi(T-chan) Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following: We will visit #1 to #7. #8 to #12 are optional and require extra cost.
  • 1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatory deck (45th floor)
  • 2. Omoide yokocho street - narrow pub street (lunch or evening drink)
  • 3. Kabukicho strolling - Godzilla head and Robot restaurant (picture-taking outside)
  • 4. Department store - It has an amazing food section like a food theme park! Try food samples and free sake tasting.
  • 5. Wholesale store - Don quijote, Uniqulo, Yodobashi camera electric store or Bic Camara electric store
  • 6. Special event of the day (if available) - e.g.,Traditional doll exhibition (Mar), or cherry blossom viewing at a park (Apr)
  • 7. Hanazono shrine- Shinto shrine
  • 8. Shinjuku Gyoen Garden - 70 varieties of cherry blossoms are blooming one after another in spring (1hr - entrance fee 200JPY)
  • 9. Samurai museum - Samurai performance, armors and swords exhibition. (2hrs - entrance fee 1,900JPY: guide has a pass)
  • 10. Karaoke -Private karaoke spaces with English songs (1.5hrs - 1,500++JPY / person )
  • 11. Animal cafe - cat, owl, or hedgehog cafe (1hr - 1,000++JPY / person)
  • 12. Nakano Broadway - For Anime fans ( require 1 hour tour extension and train fare round trip 320JPY / person)

Important

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is closed on Mondays. Cherry blossom viewing depends on weather condition. A group of 7 or more will contact me before booking.

PLEASE NOTE:
= Hotel pick-ups only in Central Tokyo and Yokohama.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour.
= For 4-hour tours, please check out my tours = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama and antique flea market.

PEAK SEASON PREMIUM (for some tours) = 2,000 JPY per group
= Charged ONLY ONCE for the first day of the first tour of the peak season.
= Peak seasons:
>>> Spring : March 15 to April 30
>>> Autumn : October 1 to November 20

***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) as it gives guests a better feel for the city. It's the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Yes! You heard that right. Public transportation IS the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Experience the clean and highly-efficient Tokyo public transportation system!

The time and order of itinerary may change due to weather and other condition on the day.
FOOD RESTRICTIONS : Please let me know beforehand so we can make the necessary arrangements. We would probably have lunch at a café in this case.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up(central Tokyo and Yokohama)
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide), lunch/ drinks/ food (you and guide) i.e. Entrance fee for Shinjuku Gyoen Garden 200 JPY,
*Guide has a pass for Samurai museum
Meeting Point
At your hotel in central Tokyo, Yokohama or Shinjuku station.
Ending Point
At the final destination, robot restaurant, Samurai museum or at a pre-agreed place in Shinjuku.
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 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 ( 35 )
Brian Brian United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Very Thoughtful and Knowledgeable ”

Toshi was a fantastic guide. She was at our hotel promptly to pick us up at the time we had accorded. She was very cognizant of my elderly parents for whom walking up and down stairs could be difficult so she always tried to find escalators and elevators. She provided many insights throughout the tour and used printed out maps and pictures to help us better understand Tokyo. I’d definitely recommend her to someone else.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Brian! I'm happy to hear you liked the visual aids I made. I do my best to give my tours a human touch and local flavor. That's not something even Google Maps can do (yet!). How do you feel about another family trip back here? (Perhaps in two years' time?) What we saw wasn't even half of the main Tokyo attractions. Spring is particularly beautiful when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. It's an entirely different experience altogether! Hope to see you again soon!

Alex Alex United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Very fun and flexible day in Tokyo ”

Toshi gave us an excellent tour of Tokyo and the many things it had to offer. Very knowledgeable about the city, traditions and current events it was a day packed with information and fun. Would definitely reach out to Toshi again next time we are in Tokyo.

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Alex! It was a pleasure to meet you, your son Alex, and Toppy! I was delighted to help you obtain some items on your wish list. Wasn't it fun window-shopping for kitchen tools in Kappabashi Street? You made a good choice in picking a high-quality copper dome cover for cooking (teppanyaki). It comes from an area known for hand-hammered metalcraft, Tsubame-sanjo City. It was a relief to find your favorite clothing store in Shibuya. We were also quite lucky to witness two festivals in Asakusa. Three days in Japan is not enough. Come back to see the cherry blossoms (in the spring)! Let's explore the area more!

Roine Roine Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Delightfully informative day in Tokyo with Toshi ”

Toshi is a delightful and knowledgeable guide. We could not have chosen a better guide for our Tokyo visit. It was amazing how she could pack so much into a one day visit! We asked to see a lot of places and we saw them and more. What an exciting city to visit. Toshi made us feel that we really need to come back for another visit and stay longer. We learned a lot about Japanese history, culture, customs, architecture, food, and Japanese life in general. She was extremely considerate,gracious and knowledgeable. We could not have asked for more. Arigato!

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Roine. So glad you liked my architecture tour. The luxury brands' flagship buildings in Omotesando captured the brands' essence quite well, don't you think? Have you ever seen as many unique-shaped buildings in one place as in Odaiba? The Fuji TV building really stands out with its sphere-shaped observatory deck on the top floor. For another excellent example of Kenzo Tange's work, we should visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (in Shinjuku) next time. Hope to see you again or matane in Japanese!

nicole Nicole United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ T-chan was just what we needed to see the sights of Tokyo ”

My husband and I booked a four-hour tour with T-chan. She worked with me in advance of our arrival to determine what sights we wanted to see and was super easy to work with. Her English is excellent and there were no issues with communication. She met us at our hotel and we walked to the subway station. This was planned out and I believe she will accommodate to individual requests. She showed us how to buy subway cards and how to recharge them, etc. It was so nice to just follow her and not worry about getting lost. She took special consideration to our needs and was really a perfect host. She answered all of my random questions and was very easy to talk to. We had a lot of fun and we recommend her to anyone looking to book a guide in the area. We will 100% book T-chan again for our next t... read more

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you Nico-chan! I quite enjoyed our tour, too. Wasn't it fun to sit back and relax in the self-driving train as we enjoyed a lovely view of Tokyo Bay? Was it just me or did the sushi actually taste better after seeing the sushi chef make it for us? The Macchi-Art latte in Ginza was a pleasant surprise! The personalized latte was made even more special with a loving couple's image on it (that's you!). Technology is amazing! I hope to see you back in Tokyo soon. There's always something new to see as the city is ever-changing. It would be fun to explore those new places with you next time. Take care!

Sandra Sandra United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Enjoyable day in Yokohama ”

Toshi met us at the cruise terminal for our 4 hour tour. We walked a lot along the area near the ship. She adjusted the itinerary per our request and took us to a traditional Japanese dance competition. We then set about 2 hours in Chinatown where we had lunch and walked the streets stopping at one temple. On our way back to the ship we walked through a pretty gardens. Her English is excellent.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you for the kind review, Sandi! It was indeed an enjoyable day! So what do you think of the Yosakoi dance? Wasn't it grand? Who would have thought traditional folk dance could mix well with rock’n roll? Can you remember the clothes of each of the dance teams? They wore their own distinctive modern Kimono. Next time, let’s explore Yokohama Sankeien garden together! It is like an antique architectural themed park. You would love it! Hope to see you again!

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