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Ueno - Half Day, 4hrs - Daytime or Evening

(27) Reviews
4h $ 116 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following: we will visit #1-7, and 1 or 2 places from the options below.
  • 1. Tokyo National Museum (National treasures, art pieces and Samurai armors = 1-2hrs, entrance fee 620JPY)
  • 2. National Museum of Western Art (sculptures such as Rodin, outside only = free of charge)
  • 3. Shinobazu pond & Benzai Hall (lotus flowers in summer, Buddhist temple on the island)
  • 4. Kiyomizu Hall (Buddhist temple)
  • 5.Hanaszono Inari Shrine (dozens of rod trii gates - Shintoism)
  • 6. Toshogu Shrine (golden gate and beautiful decorations, Shintoism, 30min, entrance fee 500JPY )
  • 7. Ueno Daibutsu (just the face portion of Buddha, a symbol of a god “surviving all odds”.)
  • Option A : Kanei-ji Buddhist Temple (It was one of the largest and wealthiest temples in the city 400 years ago.= 30min)
  • Option B:Ueno zoo (panda bears, polar bears and monkey mountains are popular.= 1-2hrs entrance fee 600JPY)
  • Option C: Boat rental at Shinobazu pond (30min, rental fee: 700JPY)
  • Option D: Ameyoko shopping street (Asian maze-like market = 30min or more strolling, lunch and evening beer)
  • Option E: Museum of Downtown Customs (showcases of the history and life in old days= 30min extra 300JPY
  • Option F: Visiting Asakusa area by subway (shrine, temple and shopping street =1.5hrs.)
  • Option G: Drop off at Tokyo SkyTree (please visit the observatory deck by yourself = 30min)
  • Opion H: Akihabara shopping (1.5hrs.)
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115.70 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.70
Early pick-up (before 9:30).
$ 8.90
Late night service (after 7:00).
$ 17.80
Pick-up outside of central Tokyo.
$ 17.80
Drop off at your hotel in central Tokyo.
$ 17.80
Additional guests (per head). .
$ 8.90
Peak season premium per group (Mar15 to Apr30, Oct01 to Nov20).
$ 17.80

Overview

Would you like to explore Ueno, full of tradition and art?
It's a walking tour which encompasses a visit to a park, museums, temples, shrines, and back alleys.
Like shopping? We'll also go to Ameyoko street which an Asian maze-like market.
In early April, we also take in the soothing sight of cherry blossoms.

What to Expect

We will see the best Ueno has to offer!
Cherry blossoms are an extra delight in April.

We'll learn about our history and enjoy national treasures at Tokyo National Museum.
You can enjoy street food by Shinobazu pond or we'll have some scrumptious food at Ameyoko street for lunch.
In the evening, we'll grab a beer at an intimate old-fashioned pub.

Please choose morning, afternoon or evening tour, depending on your preference.

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Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following: we will visit #1-7, and 1 or 2 places from the options below.
  • 1. Tokyo National Museum (National treasures, art pieces and Samurai armors = 1-2hrs, entrance fee 620JPY)
  • 2. National Museum of Western Art (sculptures such as Rodin, outside only = free of charge)
  • 3. Shinobazu pond & Benzai Hall (lotus flowers in summer, Buddhist temple on the island)
  • 4. Kiyomizu Hall (Buddhist temple)
  • 5.Hanaszono Inari Shrine (dozens of rod trii gates - Shintoism)
  • 6. Toshogu Shrine (golden gate and beautiful decorations, Shintoism, 30min, entrance fee 500JPY )
  • 7. Ueno Daibutsu (just the face portion of Buddha, a symbol of a god “surviving all odds”.)
  • Option A : Kanei-ji Buddhist Temple (It was one of the largest and wealthiest temples in the city 400 years ago.= 30min)
  • Option B:Ueno zoo (panda bears, polar bears and monkey mountains are popular.= 1-2hrs entrance fee 600JPY)
  • Option C: Boat rental at Shinobazu pond (30min, rental fee: 700JPY)
  • Option D: Ameyoko shopping street (Asian maze-like market = 30min or more strolling, lunch and evening beer)
  • Option E: Museum of Downtown Customs (showcases of the history and life in old days= 30min extra 300JPY
  • Option F: Visiting Asakusa area by subway (shrine, temple and shopping street =1.5hrs.)
  • Option G: Drop off at Tokyo SkyTree (please visit the observatory deck by yourself = 30min)
  • Opion H: Akihabara shopping (1.5hrs.)

Important

PLEASE NOTE:
= Hotel pick-ups only in Central Tokyo and Yokohama.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom booking.
= For 4-hour tours, please check out my tours = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama and antique flea market.

PEAK SEASON PREMIUM (for some tours) = 2,000 JPY per group
= Charged ONLY ONCE for the first day of the first tour of the peak season.
= Peak seasons:
>>> Spring : March 15 to April 30
>>> Autumn : October 1 to November 20

***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) as it gives guests a better feel for the city. It's the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Yes! You heard that right. Public transportation IS the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Experience the clean and highly-efficient Tokyo public transportation system!

Museums and zoo are closed on Mondays.
The time and order of itinerary may change due to weather and other condition on the day.
FOOD RESTRICTIONS : Please let me know beforehand so we can make the necessary arrangements.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fee(you and guide)
Food/ drinks (you and guide)
Entrance fee (you and guide) i.e. Entrance fee for National Museum 620 JPY
Meeting Point
At your hotel (Central Tokyo or Yokohama) or Ueno station.
Ending Point
At the final destination or Ueno staiton.
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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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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 ( 27 )
Brendan Brendan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Perfect guide for first day in Japan! ”

Toshi took us out on a half day tour in Tokyo on our first full day in Japan. We went to the Imperial Palace, Tsujiki fish market, and Asakusa. She also taught us how to buy tickets for/use the metro system and order sushi in a sushi restaurant! Toshi gave us lots of tips for the rest of our stay in Tokyo and we really appreciated all of the historical knowledge she was able to share about the sites we visited. We'd definitely recommend her as a guide!

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Brendan! I quite enjoyed our tour, too. It was a miracle that there was no queue at the Tsukiji outer market restaurant. The counter seats right in front of the sushi chef was the best way to see him at work. Let me show you the new fish market in Toyosu next time! It opens in October 11. Hope to see you again soon!

Zachary Zachary United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Energetic half day tour ”

We had limited time in Tokyo but also wanted to make sure we got to see the old fish market before it closed as well as some of the newer sites in Odaiba. Toshi was great in showing us around both places. Highly recommend.

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Zach and Trae! It was fun to see you enjoy My Tokyo! We saw quite an interesting contrast between sights: a combination of the past, the present, and the future. Our day started at the traditional fish market in Tsukiji. We also saw the new fish market buildings in Toyosu which will start operations next month. The view from the front part of the self-driving train was spectacular wasn't it? (One can pretend to be "driving" the train from those front seats.) We were just in time for the scheduled Gundam statue transformation from "unicorn mode" to "destroy mode". Now, that was something! We capped the day with a visit to the Miraikan Science Museum (mirai = future). Come back soon so we can sample the sushi at the Toyosu Fish Market! I can't wait to take you to the best sushi ba... read more

Chima Chima United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Best vacation ever! ”

I visited Tokyo from Washington, D.C., for the first time with my wife and 2 sons (aged 14 years and 5 years). We contacted T-chan and arranged for a 2 day tour across Tokyo and Yokohama. Our experience was excellent and exceeded our expectations! We met with her at our hotel lobby on both days on time and as planned, we used public buses and trains to get to our destinations (which was exactly what we wanted). On the first day in Tokyo, we visited the Meiji shrine, Tsukiji fish market (where we went to a traditional restaurant and had a delicious sushi meal), visited Ginza, Archibara and then the Shibuya crossing where we also took part in the crossing (what an experience!). On the second day, we went to Yokohama and visited the Minatomirai 21 wharf area, Yokohama Landmark Tower (which ga... read more

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Chima! I quite enjoyed our tour, too. Thank you for bringing beautiful sunny weather with you. It's a Japanese belief that when children behave well, the weather would be great on their next "big event" (e.g. a school trip). Your children must have been on their best behavior prior to the tour as the weather was perfect! The view of Yokohama Bay from the Yokohama Landmark tower was made more breathtaking by the clear skies! Our lunch, Tonkaktsu (fried pork cutlets) was yummy, wasn’t it! Please keep in touch. Next time, let’s visit Kamakura for Zen temples! Hope to see you again sometime soon!

Ralph & Elizabeth Ralph United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Loved our Tour! ”

We loved our tour with Toahi! She was prompt, easy to understand, and you could tell she enjoys what she does. Made our trip productive and enjoyable.

Toshi(T-chan):

I am happy to hear you had a fun day with me, Ralph! Ningyoyaki – a doll-shaped pancake stuffed with sweet bean jam- was tasty, wasn’t it? Japan has rich and unique food culture. I hope to show you Depachika, the food section of the department stores on your next trip! The display is amazingly beautiful like “Food Museum”. You can sample Sake there, too. Come back soon!

Dan Dan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great day with Toshi in Tokyo! ”

My Girlfriend and I recently visited Japan for the first time. We started in Osaka/Japan where we hired a guide from TripleLights in that area. We had such a great time with her, when we got to Tokyo, we decided to use TripleLights again, and chose Toshi. Toshi was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and confident. Those of you who don’t know Tokyo, it can be quite a daunting task to navigate your way to all the points of interest, as there are so much to see and every destination is a minor challenge to find (even with a smart phone and TripAdvisor at hand). A lot of time and walking can be wasted as you’re searching for your destination. From the very beginning, Toshi had planned out our route based on the time that we requested, and she knew every little turn, short cuts, and... read more

Toshi(T-chan):

It's great to hear from you again, Dan! I am happy to hear you had a fun day with me! Owls were amazing! They were well trained, weren’t they? Owls are believed lucky birds in Japan. There are more hot spots in Tokyo. A digital art museum is scheduled to open in this month in Tokyo. You need to check it out! Hope to see you again.

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