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Ueno - Half Day, 4hrs - Daytime or Evening

(47) Reviews
4h $ 117 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 to 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, fee 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: Shopping at Akihabara (1.5hrs.)
  • Option I: Shopping at Nippori Fabric Town (1 to 2 hrs.)
  • Option J: Yushima area (traditional town & former red district area = 30 to 60 min)
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117.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.90
Early pick-up (before 9:30).
$ 9.00
Extra late night service fee (7:00PM to 9:00PM) per hour.
$ 18.00
Pick-up outside of central Tokyo.
$ 18.00
Drop off at your hotel in central Tokyo.
$ 18.00
Additional guests (per head).
$ 9.00
Peak season premium per group (Mar15 to Apr30, Oct01 to Nov20).
$ 18.00

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 to 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, fee 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: Shopping at Akihabara (1.5hrs.)
  • Option I: Shopping at Nippori Fabric Town (1 to 2 hrs.)
  • Option J: Yushima area (traditional town & former red district area = 30 to 60 min)

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 tour.
= 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), guide transportation to Central Tokyo (1,000JPY = given to the guide directly on the day of the tour),
Food/ drinks (you and guide, if necessary)
Entrance fee (you and guide) i.e. Entrance fee for National Museum 620 JPY (Guide has a pass)
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 ( 47 )
Sharon Sharon United States ( Family )
Excellent
17 hours ago

“ Custom Tokyo tour ”

We had a wonderful day with TChan! She navigated the train and subway system for us so there no wasted time. She was very personable and knowledgeable about Toykyo and Japanese culture. She customized our visit for 62 year old woman with daughter in law and grandsons ages 10 and 12. We had a very memorable day and made a new friend. Thank you Toshi🌸💗

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Sharon! We had a good start when we took in the wonderful view of Mt. Fuji from Odaiba. What did you think of the view of the 2020 Olympic venue from the train on our way to Toyosu? At Ueno Park, the cherry blossoms seemed to welcome us. So sweet! The photo you took of the cherry blossoms in full bloom with the shrine in the background is very Japonesque. It was great to see your grandchildren having fun at the Samurai Museum. The sword practice with the samurai master (sensei) will be seared into their memory for quite a while. I hope you can make it back here in the early summer to see the lotus flowers in Ueno Park. See you then!

Sandeep Sandeep Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Friendly and Help6 ”

We had a short time to go to many places. Having a local guide was very helpful. Toshi spent a lot of time even before the tour day to see we get good value for our limited time. She was also very patient and fun to be worth. And of course, showed us special spots that were a treat. Thank you Toshi-chan.

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Sandeep! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. You raised a very well-behaved young man. The highlight of our tour was the Sensoji Temple night view in Asakusa. It looks like a jewel glowing in the night! I hope your photos came out well. The magical serene atmosphere was a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of daytime Tokyo, wasn't it? Please come back soon! How about enjoying the charms of Tokyo in a different season? Let's explore the area more!

Sanjay Sanjay United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

We had an enjoyable time with T-chan. She was pleasant and knowledgeable. She met us at our hotel both mornings and we proceeded to to see some of the key areas and sights of Tokyo. Overall she was a great guide.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Sanjay! So glad to hear you had fun. I did enjoy our two-day tour, too. It was gratifying to know you and your family liked yaki-soba and yaki-udon. Cooking okonomiyaki at the table was quite an interesting Japanese experience, wasn’t it? I am curious about which place you like better, Harajuku or Akihabara? Please come back, as Tokyo is an ever-changing city. Matane! (see ya in English)

Miranda Miranda United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Awesome Tour! ”

Toshi was an amazing tour guide! Not only did she take us to the places my kids and I wanted to visit in Harajuku, she also led us to shops and photo ops that we didn’t know about. We had a lot of fun and learned about the area as we experienced Tokyo with Toshi. Would definitely recommend booking her for your next visit!

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Miranda! Harajuku was fun, wasn't it? So glad we managed to hit all the spots your daughters wanted. Purikura photos from the cute photo booths are particularly good souvenirs. You now have quite a collection of memories for your *******: the rainbow-colored cotton candy, the cosplayers (from the cosplay store), the dazzling display of products in the stores, the surreal mirror escalator, etc. (I can stare at this all day long!) Enjoy the rest of your Tokyo stay! Hope to see you again soon!

Troy Troy Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Excellent guide - recommend highly ”

Our family of four spent a six hour day with Toshi in Edoshima and Kamakura. The day was excellent, and Toshi was a wonderful guide. She is a lovely person, with a great deal of knowledge and a friendly open style. We have already recommended her tours to personal friends, and will continue to do so for anyone we know visiting Tokyo and area. Thank you, Toshi - our day with you was a highlight for our trip!

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Troy! It was fun for me too! The Mt. Fuji view over the Pacific Ocean from Enoshima was quite breathtaking, wasn't it? Winter is a good season to stroll around the area as there are no crowds – no queues! It turned out to be a foodie tour, too. We had sushi, seafood BBQ, purple potato ice cream, karaage (fried chicken), manju (traditional dumpling), etc. It was fun to see your family enjoying the local delicacies. Please come back soon. There is an even wider variety of food in other seasons. Let's sample them together!

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