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Ueno Park, Yanaka and Around - Appreciating Nature, Architecture and Culture

by Aki
(23) Reviews
4h $ 142 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Ueno Park's beautiful nature - Shinobazu Pond and the forest, Cherry blossoms, Autumn leaves, etc.
  • Traditional buildings - Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Kiyomizu Kannon-do Buddhist hall, etc.
  • Excellent buildings - The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, etc.
  • The Tokyo National Museum and The National Museum of Western Art, the architectures and exhibits
  • Yanaka - a quiet area retaining old atmosphere of Tokyo
  • Ame-Yoko Street - A vibrant and chaotic market having various shops, restaurants and bars
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142.40 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 35.60
Extra person.
$ 17.80

Overview

Ueno is a distinguished place where we can see contrasts between tradition and modernity, and tranquility and vibrancy. We walk around in Ueno Park and drop in at several sites such as museums, a zoo, temples and shrines built for centuries ago.
Ame-Yoko, a retro street market, is a must place to enjoy various cuisines. Don’t miss it!

What to Expect

We stroll in Ueno Park and enjoy watching various scenes including nature and architectures. We visit several sites such as religious facilities and museums. Some of the buildings are designated as Japan’s Important Cultural Properties. For example, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, the Tokyo National Museum and the National Museum of Western Art are placed on our itinerary.

We can also appreciate various exhibits in the museums. At the Tokyo National Museum, which has Japan’s largest collection of more than 100,000 pieces of arts and artifacts including Japan’s representative works such as samurai sword and armor, ceramics, ukiyo-e and Buddhist sculptures.
The National Museum of Western Art, designed by a notable French architect Le Corbusier, is the only site placed on the World Cultural Heritage list in Tokyo. We can find the architectural features of the World Cultural Heritage site and see various Western sculptures and paintings, searching an influence of ukiyo-e, traditional Japanese woodblock printings, on the works of European impressionists such as Claude Monet.

After visiting Ueno Park, we will go to Yanaka, a residential area which retains traditional atmosphere of good old days of Tokyo.

This tour can be customized according to your request.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

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Highlights

  • Ueno Park's beautiful nature - Shinobazu Pond and the forest, Cherry blossoms, Autumn leaves, etc.
  • Traditional buildings - Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Kiyomizu Kannon-do Buddhist hall, etc.
  • Excellent buildings - The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, etc.
  • The Tokyo National Museum and The National Museum of Western Art, the architectures and exhibits
  • Yanaka - a quiet area retaining old atmosphere of Tokyo
  • Ame-Yoko Street - A vibrant and chaotic market having various shops, restaurants and bars

Important

The museums are usually closed on Mondays and some specific days.

I can guide you in Kyoto, Kagawa including Naoshima, and Okinawa.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.

Museums in Ueno Park are usually closed on Mondays and some specific days.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up(in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel to Ueno Park)
What‘s not included
transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide: Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, etc.), meals
Depart From
Tokyo
Meeting Point
At your hotel or Ueno Station both JR and Tokyo Metro
Ending Point
At Ueno Station or wherever in Tokyo within the duration of this tour, including your hotel
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for this tour?

Although the cost varies according to the situation, a typical cost is approximately 3,500 JPY per person.
- transportation fare: 500 JPY (Hotel - Ueno, for a round trip)
- admission fee to 2 museums: 1,050 JPY (The Tokyo National Museum & The National Museum of Western Art)
- lunch: 2,000 JPY
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.

How much are the admission fees of the museums?

The Tokyo National Museum:
- Adults: 620 yen
- University Students: 410 yen
- High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free
The National Museum of Western Art:
- Adults: 500 yen
- University Students: 250 yen
- High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 65: Free

What is the price range of lunch in Ueno area?

There are various types of restaurants serving many kinds of cuisines.
The typical price ranges per person are, for example,
- A Western style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY
- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY
- A lunch in a Cafe: 1,500 to 2,500 JPY
- A Ramen and a noodle shop: 1,000 JPY approximately

Can you escort me to my hotel?

Yes, I can. If the time is likely to exceed the duration of a tour, please pay the extra fee.
The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra fee when you book.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.

Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?

Yes, I can arrange a private car, van and minibus according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on type of car, time and mileage.
For example, it costs approximately $155 USD for 4 hours and 2 passengers.

Can you pick me up at an airport?

Yes, I can, however, during the daytime only.
If you use Narita Airport, please pay the extra fee.
The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra-hour fee for two hours when you book.
In case of Haneda Airport, you don't need to pay the extra fee.

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 ( 23 )
Saunders Ian Saunders United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great tour guide ”

Aki gave us a great tour of Tokyo and provided us with some great knowledge.

Aki:

Dear Saunders, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! It was my pleasure to have guided you. I hope you enjoyed touring in Tokyo. It was really nice to meet you. Please convey my regards to your friends. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Marilyn Marilyn Australia
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A wonderful introduction to Tokyo ”

Aki was a very well informed and considerate guide. We were very appreciative of his wealth of knowledge about Tokyo and his willingness to accommodate our queries. By the end of our tour we felt Aki had provided us with sufficient information to give us confidence to venture out the following days on our own exploration of Tokyo. Aki was at all times polite, well informed and good company during our first venture in Tokyo.

Aki:

Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! That's very nice of you to say! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring Tokyo by yourself. It was really nice to meet you and was my pleasure to have guided you. Please convey my regards to your husband. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing me as your guide! Sincerely, Aki

Samuel Samuel United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Meeting with Aki was like meeting an old friend ”

Aki was great. He planned an excellent day tour for us, taking into account our two young children, ensuring that we all had a great time. It took almost no time to get comfortable with Aki as our guide, and as we talked during our train ride from Yokohama to Tokyo, it felt like we were catching up with an old friend. I highly recommend Aki to anyone touring Tokyo or Yokohama, especially families.

Aki:

Dear Scott, Thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! That's very nice of you to say! I'm very happy to hear that your family enjoyed the Tokyo tour. I also felt at ease with your family like an old friend. It was really nice to meet you. Please convey my regards to your pretty family members. Thanks for coming to Yokohama and choosing me as your guide! Sincerely, Aki

Chris Chris United States ( Business )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent tour of Tokyo ”

We enjoyed working with Aki very much during our recent trip. Many Thanks

Aki:

Dear Chris, Thank you so much for giving me such a nice review! It was my pleasure to have guided your party. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your days in Japan. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Pervin Pervin United States ( Friends )
Good
4 months ago

“ Tokyo & Kamakura ”

We were a group of 6 for Tokyo tour and 4 for Kamakura. Aki is a good guide; very patient, polite and professional. He knows the subject matter and explains well; sometimes we wished he gave us more details or background history. He gave us an excellent orientation of the subway stations and how the Japanese rail system worked. We wished he did a better of job of time management. Eg. in Tokyo, the Imperial Palace which was the first place we visited we spent too much time; actually you can do this without a guide and at Kamakura we again spent too much time at the first sight Engakuji temple; as a result we then had to rush around. Also Aki should have done a better research for taking us for lunch; because when lunch time came, we had to scramble and look for restaurants and in Tokyo... read more

Aki:

Dear Pervin, Thank you so much for giving me a kind review. I understand your disappointment. I realize that I need to be more sensitive to your expectations. Please accept my apology. Sincerely, Aki

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