Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?
Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is 5,000 to 8,000 JPY per person.
For example, if you watch a live event and visit a museum, the total cost comes to 6,000 JPY approximately.
- transportation fare: 1,000 JPY
- lunch: 2,000 JPY
- watching a live event: 2,000 JPY (Kabuki single-act)
- admission fee to a museum: 1,000 JPY
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.
How much is the fare of transportation to get around Tokyo?
We use public transport systems. The total cost is about 1,000 to 2,000 JPY per person in one day.
I recommend purchasing a discount ticket for one day tour at stations. The following are our options.
Common One-day Ticket for Toei Subway and Tokyo Metro
- Valid on all subway lines in Tokyo, costing 1,000/500 JPY per adult/child.
Tokyo 1-Day Ticket
- Unlimited rides on JR and subway lines in Tokyo, costing 1,590/800 JPY per adult/child.
What is the price range of lunch in Tokyo?
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
How much are the admission fees of the museums and other facilities?
The prices vary according to a museum and facility, for example,
The Tokyo National Museum - 620/410 JPY per adult/student
Nezu Museum - 1,100/800 JPY per adult/student
Tokyo City View(Observation Deck) - 1,800/1,200/600 JPY per adult/student/child
How much are the costs of the activities?
The costs vary according to an activity, for example,
Watching Kabuki - 1,000 to 2,000 JPY for single-act tickets
Singing at a Karaoke Box - 1,000 to 1,500 JPY per one hour and person
Soaking in hot-spring baths - At Oedo Onsen Monogatari, 2,612/1,058 JPY per adult/child on weekdays
Cruise on a river and Tokyo Bay – 1,260/630 JPY per adult/child from Odaiba to Asakusa
Can I participate in the activities any time?
Some activities are not always held everyday and some require a reservation.
So, please confirm to me the schedule in advance.
What's a recommended itinerary for this tour?
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Harajuku area by train.
In Harajuku area, we visit Meiji Jingu Shrine located in the peace and calm forest.
You can learn Shinto, Japan's native religion, while walking in the spacious grounds.
We stroll in the vicinity such as Takeshita-dori Street - teen's fashion street, Omote-sando Street - a cutting-edge fashion area.
You will see the pop and modern aspects of Tokyo.
Move to Marunouchi area by train.
Arrive at Marunouchi area and have lunch.
Having Japanese dishes such as soba - buckwheat noodles, tempura - deep fried food, might be a good idea.
Visit the Imperial Palace East Garden which is opened to the public.
Move to Asakusa area by train.
Visit Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Street lined with various shops, which is the most popular tourist destination in Tokyo.
You can feel the vibrant and traditional atmosphere continuing from old Edo to Tokyo.
Move to your hotel by train. I can escort you to a place besides the hotel.
The tour ends at your hotel.
Can you escort me to my hotel or other places?
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 $280 USD for 7 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.
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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.