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True Tokyo One-day Tour enjoying several popular spots

by Toru
(3) Reviews
8h $ 196


  • 1. Asakusa and Sensoji Temple
  • 2. Cruising in the Sumida River
  • 3. Hamarikyu Garden
  • 4. Tsukiji Outer-market
  • 5. Imperial Palace Outer Garden
  • 6. Meiji-jingu Shrine
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195.80 USD

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1 ~ 2 people 195.80 USD
3 ~ 6 people 222.50 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


An attraction of Tokyo is that you can enjoy a variety of spots and activities. However, they are scattered around the vast city with the population of 13 million. You need to make a tour plan carefully not to miss them. This is a basic tour plan in Tokyo to satisfy the requirement. I especially recommend the tour for first timers to Tokyo.

What to Expect

1. Asakusa, Hamarikyu Garden and river cruise
Asakusa has been a temple town of Sensoji originally founded in the 7th century. Many buildings in the district were reconstructed in modern ages, however, the area still retains atmosphere of commoners town in Edo period (17th-mid 19th century). Hamarikyu, a traditional feudal loads style garden, used to be owned by the Tokugawas, Shogun in Edo period. Both sites are connected by river boats and you can enjoy views of high-rises along the river for about 40 minutes.

2. Imperial Palace Outer Garden and Meiji-jingu Shrine
The Imperial Palace used to be Edo Castle, the seat of Tokugawa Shogunate, until the mid 19th century. So it's surrounded by moats and big stone walls, which is representative scenery in Tokyo. The first emperor who lived in the palace was Emperor Meiji. He was enshrined in Meiji-jingu Shrine after his demise in 1912 with his wife. It's located in the middle of deep forests and an oasis in hustle-bustle Tokyo.

3. Lunch in Tsukiji Outer-market
The outer-market is just 10 minutes walk from the Hamarikyu garden. It is the best place to enjoy various fresh fish because there is world's famous fish market nearby. If you'd like to eat other foods, please let me know. There are other good restaurants around here.

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  • 1. Asakusa and Sensoji Temple
  • 2. Cruising in the Sumida River
  • 3. Hamarikyu Garden
  • 4. Tsukiji Outer-market
  • 5. Imperial Palace Outer Garden
  • 6. Meiji-jingu Shrine


1. In this tour we use public transportation and enjoy walking. You are recommended to wear shoes suitable for walking.
2. Your request of this tour is accepted 3 days before the tour.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pickup and drop-off
What‘s not included
transportation fee for you and guide (river boat fee about 1,000 yen and subway about 1,000 yen per person), lunch for you and guide, attraction fee for you and guide
Meeting Point
at your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
at your hotel in Tokyo
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the charge for transportation and lunch on the tour?

It costs about 2,000 yen per adult, which includes one-day subway ticket and river boat fee. Lunch fee in Tsukiji is about 1,500 yen to 4,000 yen per person.

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 ( 3 )
Lance Lance United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Outstanding personality and tour ”

Of all of our adventures around the world, our day with Toru is among our favorites. He is kind, generous, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. He was responsive to our needs and flexible to our whims. He navigated us through many experiences, including the food. He took great care to be sure we were having a great time and he was a very good conversationalist about many topics. He definitely went the extra mile for us. If we return to Japan, we hope to book him again. Thank you Toru!


Hi Lance and Dari, thank you very much for your warm comments. I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. I also enjoyed the tour with you and was very impressed with your tour style that reflects your own way of thinking. I hope you'll be back to your home with joyful memories in Japan. Looking forward to guiding you in the next trip to Japan. Thank you again.

vladimir Vladimir United States
Very Good
4 months ago

“ professional ”

knowledgeable and nterestingi


Thank you very much for your comment. How were the traditional gardens in Kyoto? I hope you went back to your home with wonderful memories in Japan. Please say hello to Lena and looking forward to seeing you again. I'll keep that map of Tokyo until then!

corinne Corinne United States ( Family )
9 months ago

“ Kamakura tour ”

One of the best ways to see a place is using a personal tour guide, Toru responded quickly and adjusted to our likes and wishes . Comparing all the tours available, my group was able to go at our own pace and plan our itinerary . I asked to do a tea ceremony , which was definitely a highlight being private and his choice of the gardens was peaceful and beautiful . Our seaside lunch introduced us to the local fish and felt it was really A local spot - no tour buses! We even got to watch a surfer hitting the waves from the restaurant! He was knowledgable about the area and give us new insights. His English was perfect and clear , with a touch of accent !!! I wish we had more energy and time to cover all the sights. Thoroughly enjoyed his company and felt like I’ve known him for years ..... read more


Hello Corinne, thank you very much for your warm comments on the tour. I also enjoyed guiding you and your lovely family. This time it was a season of hydrangeas in Kamakura. Next time, maybe, in the season of cherry blossoms or Autumn leaves. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future. Thank you again.

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