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Ultimate Tokyo One-day private Tour

8 Hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business ), French ( Business ), Spanish ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This is a one day private tour in Tokyo featuring most of the authentic touring spots tailormade to your places of interests. You will not only visit places, but more importantly hear a lot about the history and the stories partained to each area.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yoshihisa.

  • Asakusa; a historic district with its iconic temple of Sensoji, Kaminarimon-gate, Asakusa jinja (a 400 year old shinto shrine ), and the surrounding area with many places of interest

  • Tsujiki fish market; a large market to fulfil the apetite of this 13 million population of Tokyo, with many small but interesting shops of seafood and others, an old shinto shrine Namiyokejinja (guadian god of hightides) etc.

  • Ueno metroplitan Park; a former site of family temple of Tokugawa Shogunate transformed to a public park after the Meiji Restauration. There are many historic places such as Toshogu shrine ( 400 year old shinto shrine), 5 stories pagoda, Museums of all kinds, a statue of hero of Meji Restauration said to be the model of The Last Samurai. Below the hill, there is Ameya-yokocho (a formere post war black market), where you will feel a flavor of Tokyo 70 years ago.

  • Imperial Palace; a palace where the Emperor and Empress have a residence and the office. It is a former site of Tokugawa Shogunate castle, built in early 17th century. Many lost, but there still remain a lot of historical building and monuments, where you will feel as if you went back to the period of Edo.

  • Meiji Jingu Shrine and Harajuku area; Meiji Jingu shrine is a huge authentic style shinto shrine surrounded by tall woods forming a devine and serene atomosphere. Once you come out, you will see a good contrast at Takeshita-dori (a famous shopping arcade for young people) or Omotesando (one of the most prestegious shopping streets, featuring contemporary buildings designed by famed archtechts.)

  • Shibuya; a famous place for the big crossing where some thousand people cross in an amazingly smooth manner, and a statue of Hachi (a royal dog)

  • Shinjuku; a district that forms a good combination of daylife and nightlife. From the observatory floor on the 46th floor of the city hall building, you will see the good birdview of Tokyo, and if lucky Mt. Fuji far beyond). At night, you can stroll around Kabukicyo( a famous entertainment district) stopping at one of the bars at Golden-gai

  • Ryogoku; an historic district famous as a Sumo town. You can visit the Sumo arena, and if lucky will be able to meet some wrestlers enjoying a rest after the morning training. Also, there are museums ie, Edo Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Hokusai Museum (a newly built museum dedicated localy born famous woodblock print artist Katsushika Hokusai, or a Japanese Sword Museum.

  • Akihabara; former postwar black market for radio parts, once famed as a electric town, but now more famous as a subculture town. There are numerous shops of different categories varying from shops of video-games, costumes for cosplay (wearing costumes of heroes of Mangas or Animes), or animal cafes, character cafes, local street food restaurants etc. etc.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or a nearest spot convenient
Ending Point At your hotel or a nearest spot convenient

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation expense (you and guide about 1k yen), by the public transportation (we will buy a pass, and the price differ depending on the expriy, but approximately around 1k yen a day), lunch, coffee (you and guide if any 300 to 400 yen), entrance fee to museums(you and guide if any 300 to 600 yen)


My tours basically start and end in the Tokyo area. Please note if start from outside Tokyo, transportation fee (to and from) for guide incurred will be added. I would also appreciate being asked about the availability before booking.

As the city of Tokyo is so vast, we should work out a careful but challenging plan of the tour to enable us to see as much as possible during the period allowed.
As the distance of walking will be long (around 15-20 steps) , please wear a comfortable shoes.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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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Reviews ( 13 )
5.0 (13) Reviews
Very Good
Linda Linda United Kingdom ( Business )
9 months ago

“ Tokyo in a day ”

Yoshihisa put together a tailor made itinerary which worked perfectly incorporating the highlights of Tokyo. We communicated well, exchanging ideas and information all in a very prompt and timely manner given the time difference. Yoshihisa is well travelled, charming and informative, l wouldn't hesitate to book him again or recommend.


Thank you Linda for your generous words. It was really an exciting moment that I traveled with you in Tokyo. Your enthusiasm of knowing about this city and country encouraged me a lot and made me feel rewarded when we finished our tour. Though we have covered a good part of the city, there are a lot more to dig into, so I trully look forward to seeing you again and share this great moment again with you. Yoshihisa

Ronel Ronel United States ( Couple )
9 months ago

“ A tour guide and a friend. ”

The weather is cold and its raining, but this guy never stops showing us the views of Narita. It was almost 7pm when the tour was over, we’re about to leave Japan at the departure lobby when i found out that my bag is missing and realized i forgot the bag in the restaurant where we eat ramen. Yoshihisa is the first person entered into my mind to ask for help. He answered quickly without hesitation, he took the train, went back to the restaurant and brought my missing bag within 30min. I dont know how i will thank this guy that time. It’s our first time in Japan with a good guide, very professional, he got knowledge, speaks very calm and friendly, Its unforgettable. I highly recommend Yoshihisa for those who wanted to visit Japan, you can’t go wrong. Thank you so much Mister Yoshihi... read more


Thank you Ronel for having stopt over to Narita despite your tight Schedule and also for your generous words. The weather was wet and cold, but was warm in my heart. From the moment that we met at the gate, I didn't feel like we met for the first time. I was glad that you enjoyed every feature of the temple, the gate, the insence burner, the tower, the front market etc. Yes, the incident at the end was a bit surprise, but even pleasant. It even added a good memory of our friendship. Now I can't believe that it was such a short period of time that we were together. You stay always in my heart with a good memory of an evening in Narita, and I am looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you . Yoshihisa

Serena Serena Australia ( Family with kids )
9 months ago

“ Very Helpful ”

I had Yoshihisa meet my family of 9 at the airport and get us to our accomodation in Shinagawa. He helped us get our train tickets, suica card and even hire a mobile phone. Fantastic commmunication. Highly recommend.


Thank you Serena for your generous comment. It was really a fun for me too to be with a family like yours. I hope you all had great time in Japan. Though it was unfortunate that we missed an Opportunity to spend a full day traveling in Tokyo because of the volcanic eruption in the Philippines, I am hoping that we have another Opportunity to meet and spend great time together like we did this time. Wishing all the best to you and your family, Yoshihisa

Quennie Quennie Canada ( Family with kids )
10 months ago

“ Very accommodating and friendly! ”

Thanks Yoshihisa for all your help!


Thank you Quennie. I hope your layover in Tokyo went smooth and all your family were happy. I look forward to the next Opportunity to meet and travel in Tokyo together. Wishinf all the happiness for you and your family, Yoshihisa

Norine Norine Canada ( Family )
10 months ago

“ Delightful e-bike tour of downtown Tokyo on Dec. 24th ”

Yoshihisa, presented the major historic sites as well as the charming modern Christmas market, and Tokyo Tower. The views were awesome from the 46th floor of a Tokyo office. E-biking was fun and easy, daughter (17 years) was pleased. It was an unforgettable tour, with his insightful description of present and past Japanese culture, politics, and trends. We finished with a satisfying dinner at a Japanese Udon restaurant. Had no surprises and were sent all the details of the pricing for the tour. After the tour, he guided us to transport to our hotel. Whole experience was memorable. Thank you Yoshihisa!


Thank you Norine for your generous words. Contrasting to the beauty of illuminations of the night before Chiristmas, roads were dark an hilly at times. But you were so good at riding and patient too even after a long flight to Tokyo. Apart from the views, I too was particularly glad that we had time to talk and exchange ideas about many things. It is my utmost pleasure if some of my explanations or translations were of some help for you to look at things during your stay in Japan. I too was very much inspired by your intelligence and thoughtfulness. I now recall that this was my biggest luck to mark the end of year past and for the coming new year that I was able to be and to spend some hours with persons like you. I wish all the happiness for the year 2020 for you and your daughter. Looki... read more

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