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True Tokyo One-day Tour enjoying several popular spots

by Toru
(6) Reviews
8h $ 202


  • 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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202.40 USD

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1 ~ 2 people 202.40 USD
3 ~ 5 people 230.00 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. Although many buildings in the ground of the temple 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 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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  • 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


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.
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 ( 6 )
Anne-Marie Anne-Marie United States ( Family )
14 hours ago

“ Excellent tour ”

Very nice tour of Hakone.


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 )
1 month 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.


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 )
1 month 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.


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.

Lance Lance United States ( Couple )
3 months 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
6 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!

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