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True Tokyo One-day Tour enjoying several popular spots

by Toru
(8) Reviews
8h $ 207

Highlights

  • 1. Asakusa and Sensoji Temple
  • 2. Cruising along the Sumida River
  • 3. Hamarikyu Garden
  • 4. Tsukiji Outer-market
  • 5. Areas around Imperial Palace
  • 6. Meiji-jingu Shrine
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1 ~ 2 people 206.80 USD
3 ~ 5 people 235.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Overview

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 which was originally founded in the 7th century. Although many buildings in the ground of the temple were reconstructed in modern ages, 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 spots are connected by river boats and you can enjoy views of bay-side areas along the river for about 40 minutes.

2. Areas around Imperial Palace and Meiji-jingu Shrine
There are beautiful sites and historical buildings around Imperial Palace. We enjoy walking around the sites as changing the routes according to their best season. Imperial Palace used to be Edo Castle, the seat of Tokugawa Shogunate, until Meiji Restoration in 1868. Emperor Meiji became the first resident of the castle as the Emperor after that. He was enshrined in Meiji-jingu Shrine after his demise in 1912. It's now surrounded by deep forests and an oasis downtown Tokyo.

3. Lunch in Tsukiji Outer-market
The outer-market is just 10 minutes walk from Hamarikyu Garden. It is the best place to enjoy various fresh fish with reasonable price because of its long history as the outer market in Tsukiji. If you'd like to eat other foods, please let me know. There are many other good restaurants around here.

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Highlights

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

Important

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, If your accommodation is far away from the nearest station or located in a place difficult to find, the meeting place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or other appropriate spot.
Ending Point
at your hotel in Tokyo, If your accommodation is far away from the nearest station or located in the place difficult to find, the break-up place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or other appropriate spot.
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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 ( 8 )
Igor Igor Canada ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ We had a great time with Toru ”

Toru took us from Tokyo on a tour of Nikko. He took care of all the logistics including subway and train tickets. Toru met us at our hotel described the details of the tour and then took us to an amazing Nikko. He guided us through great shrines and temples including great Toshogu shrine. Tory was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We had a great day and would recommend Tori to anyone looking for a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Toru:

Hi Igo, thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm pretty happy to know you seemed to enjoy the tour in Nikko. I'm afraid we didn't have time to visit Kegon Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji this time. I hope we can next time. How is your trip going? Three of you are enjoying a journey in Kyoto. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions in this country. Thank you again.

Daniel Daniel Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Amazing day in Tokyo ”

Toru is an excellent guide, very kind and knows Tokyo very well. He is very patient and will answer all your questions. I highly recommend it.

Toru:

Hi Daniel, thank you very much for your comment and high rating on the tour. It will be my great motivation for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and Elen. I hope your team will win the medals in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Please enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan!

Anne-Marie Anne-Marie United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent tour ”

Very nice tour of Hakone.

Toru:

Hi Anne, Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I'm pretty happy you seemed to enjoy the tour in Hakone. How is your trip going? I hope you and Ned are enjoying a journey in Japan. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions of this country with me.

Linda Linda Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Day 1 of 4 ”

Fantastic day travelling around Tokyo like a local. Toru took us to places of interest to us. He is very interesting to talk to and very happy to discuss any subject of Japanese life and culture.

Toru:

Hi, Linda. Thank you very much for your warm comments. Guiding for three days in Tokyo was very challenging and enjoyable for me. We have one more day and I'm looking forward to hearing your adventure story in Nagano.

Donna Donna Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great guide providing a wonderful experience ”

Toru provided a wonderful experience for my husband & I while in Tokyo. His English was excellent and easy to understand. He had a great knowledge of the sites visited as well as the history and culture of his country. Both in planning and during our trip, he was flexible and very prompt. He helped us to make the most of our short stay in Tokyo. He was a true gentleman in many ways and we truly enjoyed our time with him.

Toru:

Hi Donna and Ken, Thank you very much for your kindly comments. I was also enjoyed guiding favored by the friendly couple and magnificent weather for two days. I hope you'll be back to your country with enjoyable memories in Japan. Next time, I'm waiting for you in Autumn! Thank you again, good-bye for now.

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