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Tsukiji, Meiji shrine, Harajuku and Omote-sando walking: traditional and hipster culture of Japan!


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

Feel both traditional and modern Japan with food experience! After visiting Tsukiji outer market still having a good-old-days atmosphere, we'll visit a tranquil Meiji shrine. Then the next destination is Harajuku full of "kawaii" or too cute goods and edgy fashion boutiques. In a pleasant shopping district: Omotesando, you'll see lots of stylish buildings designed by world-famous architects.

Itinerary

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  • Tsukiji outer market
  • Meiji shrine
  • Harajuku & Ura-hara (cat street)
  • Omotesando

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What to Expect

This tour starts at Tsukiji. Tsukiji fish market is gone (moved to Toyosu) but we still have Tsukiji "outer" market, where you can see hundreds of small shops, buffets, stalls selling Japanese casual food that you can try while strolling. There are also fish stores like ones in the old Tsukiji fish market. The biggest feature is the atmosphere of the good old-days. Then we head for Meiji shrine: a Shinto shrine located in a peaceful forest. Shinto is an indigenous religion to Japan, so I'll tell you a bit about Japanese religions and history regarding the god worshiped there: the Emperor Meiji. After seeing traditional aspects of Japan, just a few minutes walk takes you to a completely different world: Harajuku! Takeshita street is a trendsetting spot for teenagers filled with "Kawaii" or very cute goods, clothes and even food like colorful cotton candy and decorative crepes. Our tour won't end there. Let's walk into back streets of Harajuku or "Ura-hara", where trendy shops serve even trendier customers in less crowded neighborhood. If you are interested in art, I'll take you to a free gallery displaying art works of young people. They are far from sophisticated but energetic and inspiring. (If you're not so interested in Fashion, it's also OK to visit Ota memorial museum, where you can see traditional Ukiyoe or woodblock printings.) After Harajuku and Ura-hara, we'll go to the sophisticated shopping district, Omotesando. Walking Omotesando street lined with stylish Buildings is so pleasant. If you like, we can have lunch somewhere nearby anytime or at the end of the tour I'll just suggest some places to eat.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo 23 wards
Ending Point Anywhere in Omotesando district or at your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in 23 wards in Tokyo

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide): about 1000 yen /person, lunch (you and guide (if you'd like to have during the tour)) : about 1000 to 2000 yen /person

Important

Please wear comfortable shoes.

I recommend you to bring some Japanese cash, because train ticket machines and some local shops and restaurants still don't accept credit cards.

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

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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dwight Dwight United States ( Family with kids )
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4 months ago

“ Dedicated, organized and communicative -- in short simply excellent. ”

Jolly is a dedicated guide which plans and communicates her itineraries above and beyond what is expected. Her command of English is superb. She'll strive to understand your interests and priorities then make detailed plans to make the most of your time. In addition, she also laid out best ways to get around the city before and after the tour to ensure that we are taken care of beyond the scope of the tour. Our day with Jolly was beset by heavy rains and she always had alternate plans ready. Rain or shine, you are going to have a fantastic time with Jolly.

Jolly:

Hello! Thank you for taking your time to write such a sweet review! I feel so happy to hear from you. Although the weather was not so good...I have to admit we had sooooaking rains..., still I enjoyed the tour so much because I was with you; a wonderful family! All of you are so polite, kind, gentle and cheerful! And how adorable your child was! I was also impressed by your abundant knowledge about Japanese history and language as well. Thanks to rain, we saw beautifully-washed green in the Imperial East garden... Again thank you so much for finding me out and share your time with me! Warm regards, Jolly

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