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One day tour of traditional and modern Tokyo

8 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Tokyo is a gigantic city with many buildings, but there are many nice places where you can feel the good old Tokyo. In this tour, you will explore some sites with interesting historical backgrounds and at the end visit a state-of-art tower, Tokyo Sky Tree. You can enjoy the contrast of traditional and modern aspects of Tokyo and witness the size of the metropolitan area from the observatory.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Kumiko.

  • Hamarikyu Garden - Visit a Japanese garden like an oasis in the middle of high-rise office buildings
  • River cruise on Sumida River
  • Asakusa - Visit the oldest temple in Tokyo, enjoy waling through Nakamise shopping street. Lunch in Asakusa area.
  • Tokyo Sky Tree - State-of-art modern tower. From the observatory, you can see the 360 degree view of Tokyo Metropolitan area

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What to Expect

You can visit some of the most renowned sites in Tokyo with some historical aspects of Japan.
Hamarikyu garden was developed as a hunting yard for a Tokugawa shogun(top of all the samurai warriors) initially.
(If you wish to add Tsukiji Fish Market, we can go before Hamarikyu garden as it is nearby. )
Sensoji Temple in Asakusa is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Every time it was burned down by fire, earthquake, war, etc., it was reestablished by donations and supports from common people, rich and famous people.
Tokyo Sky Tree is a state-of-art modern architecture, the highest self-standing tower in the world. From the observatory at 350m above the sea level, you can see the 360 degree majestic view of Tokyo on a clear day and feel the magnitude of the gigantic Tokyo metropolitan area. You can enjoy the contrast of old Tokyo and modern Tokyo.
Instead of Tokyo Sky Tree, you may choose to go to Ueno Toshogu, a shrine commemorating Tokugawa shoguns. You can see a beautiful Japanese building from the mid 17th century, one of the rare original building survived through the WW II in Tokyo. Also, as an optional, you can visit Ameyoko shopping street, a lively shopping area right by Ueno park.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel or any place convenient for you within Tokyo 23 wards

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up in the central area of Tokyo (within 23 wards of Tokyo)

What‘s not included

Transportation fees (you and guide), meals, drinks, entrance fees.
Depending on the location of your hotel, 600yen one-day metro pass can be used (if we can use Tokyo Metro lines only)
Sumida River boat cruise: 740yen/adult

Entrance fee:
Hamarikyu Garden: 300yen/adult (senior discount available for 65 or older)
Tokyo Sky Tree: 2060yen/adult same-day ticket (you need to cue) or 3000yen without cueing.


Please wear comfortable shoes! The tour involves a lot of walking and taking trains would require going up and down the stairs.
- Included: Guide fee for up to 8 hours, hotel pick up within the central area of Tokyo (i.e. Tokyo 23 wards)
- Not included: Transportation fees, entrance fees ( 300yen for Hamarikyu Garden, 2060yen if going up on observatory on Tokyo Sky Tree), meals for guide and you

For public transportation, depending on the location of your hotel, 600yen one day metro pass can be used, if we can use Tokyo Metro subway only.
Fee for river cruise: 740yen per adult

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 ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Sharon Sharon United States ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ wonderful guide ”

We had a great experience touring with Kumiko. She was very knowledgable and informative, as well as having a great nature. All of this made for a memorable and very enjoyable four hour tour of the local shrines, markets, park and temples. In addition her style was very flexible and accommodating which we truly appreciated. To sum it up, we could not have asked for a better guide. Thanks Kumiko :)


Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Sharon! I also had so much fun hosting such a fun-loving family. In 4 hours, we visited Senso-ji, Asakusa-shrine, Tokyo Sky Tree and ended the tour in Harajuku. I trust you enjoyed Tokyo. Please give my best regards to your family. It was such a good surprise that your daughter got a No. 1 lucky at Senso-ji temple, wasn't it!

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