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True Tokyo One-day Tour enjoying several popular spots

8 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

In this tour, we visit three must-see spots in Tokyo today : areas around the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, and Meiji-jingu Shrine in Harajuku. Plus we enjoy delicious food in Tsukiji Outer-Market. This is an ideal tour for first-timers in Tokyo. If you're not satisfied with the itinerary, it's OK to change based on your interests. Repeaters in Tokyo are welcomed, too !!!


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  • 1. Asakusa, Hamarikyu Garden and Sumida River Cruise : Asakusa has long been a temple town of Sensoji, which was originally founded in the 7th century. Although major buildings in the ground 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 the Imperial Palace and Meiji-jingu Shrine in Harajuku : The Imperial Palace used to be Edo Castle, the seat of Tokugawa Shogunate, until Meiji Restoration in 1868. The area is blessed with historical sites and beautiful scenery including cherry blossoms in the spring. We enjoy walking around the sites changing routes of the tour in each season. The castle became the Imperial Palace after the restoration and Emperor Meiji had resided here. He was enshrined in Meiji-jingu Shrine after demise in 1912. It's now an oasis downtown Tokyo surrounded by deep forests.
  • 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 of former Tsukiji Market. Of course you can select other food according to your favorites. There are many other good restaurants around here.
  • 4. Other spots and attractions : Please let me know, if your're interested in other spots and attractions in Tokyo such as art museums, shoppings, tea ceremonies, and Japanese foods. I'd be glad to arrange the itinerary based on your requests.

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What to Expect

1.Tokyo is the metropolis that the traditional and contemporary Japan coexists together and also known as the food capital these days. You'd be fully saticefied with these points on this tour.
2. We mainly use public transportation like subways, railways, buses and river boats and enjoy walking in the tour. You can travel around vast Tokyo economically and efficiently.
3. You can learn hints of travel in Japan during the tour from an experienced guide.
4. The tour is very flexible. You can change the itinerary as you like. I believe repeaters as well as first-timers in Tokyo can enjoy Tokyo in the tour.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pickup and drop-off

What‘s not included

transportation fare for you and guide, lunch for you and guide, admissions for you and guide


1.This is a tour enjoying walking around the sightseeing spots like locals. You are recommended to wear shoes suitable for walking. We usually don't use tourist taxies.
2.If you have any food restrictions such as vegetarians, macrobiotics, gluten free, and no-fish, please let me know in advance.
3.The tour is not covered with any travel insurances. I'd recommend that you buy your own travel insurance in case of any unexpected accidents, and losses. Of course, I'll do my best to keep you away from such accidents.
4. Your request of the tour is accepted 2 days before the tour.

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

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

The transportation fare and admissions are about 2,000 yen per adult, 12yrs old or over, that includes one-day subway ticket, river boat and admission of Hamarikyu garden. Lunch fee in Tsukiji is about 1,500 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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Reviews ( 12 )
4.8 (12) Reviews
Very Good
Anthony Anthony United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Best Tokyo guide ”

Courteous, knowledgeable, friendly etc etc. only positive words to describe him:. We are here from New York and are seeing neighborhoods and attractions and Toru explains everything. Highly recommend!


Hi Anthony and Maria, thank you very much for your warm comments and high rating on the tour. It's my great honor and inspiration for a next guide. Although the consecutive 6 days tour was challenging for me, I could enjoy guiding thanks to your cooperation. I also admired your lovely children. Please be careful for flue after you get back to NY. Looking forward to seeing you again without worrying about the virus.

Irene Irene Ireland ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day. ”

Excellent guide knowledgeable pleasant and lovely sense of humour. Has excellent English.would highly recommend him.. John and Irene


Hi Irene, thank you very much for your review and high rating on the tour. It’s my honor and a great motivation for future tours. I heard a news on your ship. I really wish the problem will be settled soon and your journey continues.

Linda Linda United States ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Yokohama cruiseport to Kamakura ”

We really enjoyed our day with Toru. His English is excellent as is his knowledge of history, religion, and culture. We also recommend touring Kamakura, as it had a totally different vibe from the big cities. Toru also found us a great little tempura restaurant for lunch. We appreciated him escorting us back to the ship. Highly recommend.


Hi Linda, thank you very much for your review. As you say, Kamakura is a lovely city to explore for one day in terms of Japanese history, religion, and food. I'm happy to learn you enjoyed them through the tour. I was impressed with your interests and knowledge about Japanese history and literature. I enjoyed very much spending with you for one day in Kamakura. Thank you again and please say hello to Scot.

Rose Rose United States ( Friends )
3 months ago

“ A day in Tokyo ”

Toru was a great tour leader. He’s very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and courteous. We spent the day enjoying Tokyo on public transportation. We traveled distances and visited sights through the eyes of a local. Lunch was enjoyed at a typical local spot serving traditional food. I highly recommend Toru.


Hi Rose, 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 your group. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the season of cherry blossoms and hope you enjoy the continuing journey.

Igor Igor Canada ( Family )
Very Good
7 months 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.


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.

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