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True Tokyo Private Tour enjoying several popular spots


Tokyo
8.5 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

In this tour, we’ll 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 would be an ideal tour for first visitors to Tokyo. You can experience modern and traditional Tokyo through the tour. If you're not satisfied with the itinerary, it's OK to change it based on your interests. So the tour is also recommended to repeaters.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Toru.

  • 09:30 AM

    Hotel

    meet at the lobby in your hotel

  • 10:00 AM

    Sensoji Temple in Asakusa

    The history of the temple dates back to the 7th century, the oldest one in Tokyo. It's very popular for its main entrance gate with a giant red lantern, called Kaminai-mon Gate.

  • 11:30 AM

    Sumida River Cruise

    About 35 minutes cruise from Asakusa to Hamarikyu Garden, enjoying the landscape of Tokyo Bay, the most developing area in Tokyo today.

  • 12:00 PM

    Hamarikyu Garden

    This is a beautiful traditional Japanese-style garden built in the 18 century. Walkways, mounds, pine trees, and tea houses are beautifully arranged around a big pond.

  • 13:00 PM

    Tsukiji Outer-Market

    The best place to enjoy delicious sushi with a reasonable price in Tokyo. More than 400 shops and eateries of sea foods gathers in the district and always full of energy with visitors. If you prefer other foods, please let me know. There're various options for lunch in Tokyo.

  • 14:30 PM

    Imperial Palace Outer Garden

    The garden is a historical site of former Edo castle, which had been the seat of Tokugawa feudal government (1603-1868). There are two bridges over moats, a watch tower of the castle, and the main entrance gate of the palace.

  • 15:30 PM

    Meijijingu Shrine

    It enshrines Emperor Meiji, who had successfully led Japan to the modern country after Meiji Restoration in 1868. Surrounded by deep forests, it's an oasis in downtown Tokyo.

  • 16:30 PM

    Shibuya

    Shibuya is a popular spot for young people in their teens and twenties. Various brands, shops and restaurants are located in fashionable buildings. We visit an open-air sky deck on the top of cutting-edge high-rise with 200 meters high and Shibuya crossing.

  • 18:00 PM

    Hotel

    drop-off at your hotel

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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 a station or located in a place difficult to find, the meeting place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or the other appropriate spot.
Ending Point at your hotel in Tokyo. If your accommodation is far away from a station or located in a place difficult to find, the break-up place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or the 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
The transportation fare and admissions are about 3,800 yen per adult which includes one-day subway ticket, river boat and admission of Hamarikyu garden and Shibuya Sky. Lunch fee in Tsukiji is about 1,500 to 4,000 yen per person.

Important

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 to plan for your lunch.
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. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The transportation fare and admissions are about 3,800 yen per adult which includes one-day subway ticket, river boat and admission of Hamarikyu garden and Shibuya Sky. 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 )
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Anthony Anthony United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months 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!

Toru:

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 )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Wonderful day. ”

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

Toru:

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 )
Excellent
10 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.

Toru:

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 )
Excellent
10 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.

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
1 year 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.

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