We will visit Tsukiji outer fish market and Ryogoku where is famous for Sumo , Ukiyoe and history. In Ryogoku we will visit 3 museums which are Sumo museum, Sumida Hokusai museum which is Ukiyoe museum, and Edo-Tokyo museum which is a history museum. Also, you can enjoy good food in Tsukiji or Ryogoku whichever you prefer to.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroshi.
Tsukiji is an exciting place to visit to see different world from our normal life. There is only outer market and inner market which used to be a popular place for visitors was moved to a new place.
Outer market is for retailers and fun to see and you can find Japanese food culture. You can buy whatever you like and there are many restaurants to offer their own original dishes. If you like Tsukiji, you can spend easily 3 hours .
Ryogoku is another very exciting place in Tokyo. It is about 15 minutes by subway from Tsukiji. Ryogoku is famous for Sumo because there is an arena named "Ryogoku Kokugi-Kan" which is translated to Sumo Arena and where grand sumo tournament is held 3 times a year. In Ryogoku area, there are many kinds of sumo related restaurants and stores. In Tsukiji, everybody wishes to eat Sushi. Then In Ryogoku, "Chan-ko" which is a special food for Sumo wrestlers, is very popular. Some Chan-ko specialty restaurants are run by former professional Sumo wrestlers. And some restaurants have Sumo ring inside of the restaurants. Also, you can buy Sumo related souvenirs at specialty stores.
Inside of Ryogoku Kokugikan, there is a "Sumo museum" which is opened for public except grand sumo tournament period. You can see some special items actually used by sumo wrestlers.
Next to Ryogoku kokugi-kan, there is a huge building which is Edo Tokyo museum. This museum is specialized for 17th century and after. This is a great place to know people's life in Edo which is current Tokyo and you will find many new facts in this museum. If you are interested in Japanese history, you can easily spend 3 hours or more. Even you are not familiar with Japanese history, you can enjoy various displays and recognize the difference in life from Western world.
After Edo Tokyo museum, we will visit a newly opened Sumida Hokusai museum which locates 10 min. walk from Edo Tokyo museum. Sumida is a name of location and Hokusai is a famous Ukiyoe painter who made over 30,000 drawings in his life. In the museum, Hokusai's actual drawings are displayed and you will learn more.
In this tour , you will see and find Japanese lifestyle and culture from 17th Century. And if you wish to visit other places, please let me know. I will arrange the places to visit based on your request.
guide fee only
Transportation fee including guide's home to your hotel and entrance fee (you and guide) . Total transportation fee is about ￥2500 if your hotel is in Tokyo
Lunch: about ￥2000 or less
Entrance fee: Edo Tokyo museum（￥600/person) , Sumida Hokusai museum（￥400/person. By showing ticket of Edo Tokyo museum, this fee will be ￥320）
Sumo museum is free of charge
Taking pictures in Inner market is not recommended.
Floor in Inner market is wet and not flat. Wearing sneakers is recommended
If you are with small children, visiting inner market is not recommended
Maximum number of a group is 6 including guide.
Tsukiji market is closed on Sun and Wed.
2 museums in Ryogoku closed on Mon.
If you chose this tour on Sun and Wed, I will take you to Ryogoku and Asakusa
If you chose on Mon, I will take you to Tsukiji and Asakusa
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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.
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Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Hiroshi is a very knowledgeable, a great communicator, easy to get along with and very accommodating to my wife & I. My wife has foot problems & it was easy to adjust our tour for her. We learned so much about Tokyo & Japan from Hiroshi. By the end of the day we felt we also had met a great man as well as a new friend, & if we get a chance to return we shall certainly ask for Hiroshi.
Dear Charles Thank you very much for the good evaluation about the tour. It was a great pleasure being with you and your wife. I hope you will have a great time with cruise and arrive home safely. It was my pleasure to be your guide and wish to have another chance to see you. Best regards Hiroshi
Excellent English. Patient and great listener and planner. Flexible for changes. Arranged just what we wanted. Low key cultural experience in Kamakura. Tea in Bamboo garden and veggie lunch served by monks were unique. He navigates public transport flawlessly.
Dear Sue and John Thank you very much for giving me a very nice review. The tour with you was very nice one. I always try to be very flexible to meet customers' wish. It is my style as a guide. I wish to be your guide if you come back to Japan again. Have a wonderful time. Best regards
I found Hiro to be very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend him as a guide.
Dear Natalie Thank you very much for your quick review. Have a nice cruise back to Sydney Best regards
Hiroshi was an excellent guide. We took tours of the history museum of Edo/Tokyo and we were very impressed with his depth of knowledge and his insight. We also visited some local temples and the famous fish market. He continued his high level of teaching and have very useful insights into the culture as well. His English was also exemplary.
Dear Brannon Thank you very much for writing an excellent review of my tour. It was very enjoyable tour with your family. Unfortunately Sumo practice was not able to see but taking pictures with Sumo wrestler will be unforgettable memory for James. I would like to express my gratitude for listening my talk very sincerely during the tour. I hope memory of this tour will be shared with your family and friends and more people may come to Japan to become fan of Japan. Thank you very much to choose me as your guide and have a good flight back to your home. Best regards Hiroshi
Although I had an initial problem meeting Hiroshi, he was worth the problem. Hiroshi was extremely knowledgeable about Yokohama in general and Japanese society and culture in particular. He was most willing to adapt the schedule to accommodate my requests about places to visit. I really enjoyed our lunch in Chinatown
Dear Judith Thank you very much for your comment. I enjoyed a tour with you in Yokohama. I am very happy to find you satisfied my service. I hope I can be your guide again. Thank you and Best regards