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Variety of Tokyo - 1 day Customized Tour -

by Aki
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7h $ 236 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Marunouchi area - Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Market, etc.
  • Roppongi area - Art Triangle Roppongi, etc.
  • Akihabara area - Kagurazaka-dori Street, Akihabara Electric Town, etc.
  • Asakusa area - Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, etc.
  • Ryogoku area - Edo-Tokyo Museum, Fukagawa Edo Museum, etc.
  • Ueno area - Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, Yanaka Ginza Street, etc.
  • Shinjuku area - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, etc.
  • Harajuku area - Meiji Jingu Shrine, Omotesando Street, etc.
  • Shibuya area - Shibuya Crossing, Hachiko Statue, etc.
  • Odaiba area - National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation, etc.
  • Please refer to What to Expect for more details
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236.25 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 33.75
Extra person.
$ 31.50

Overview

Tokyo is a city visitors never tire of exploring. There are numerous attractive places and things to do. We'll go around the city on foot and by the world’s most punctual public transportation, visiting bustling areas and tranquil sites, viewing cityscapes, seeking traces of feudal ages and getting in touch with cultural aspects - located on the main and back streets – like Tokyoites do.

What to Expect

This tour can be customized according to your request, taking you to the most fascinating areas in Tokyo. Those areas have various attractions including futuristic and atmospheric townscapes, contemporary architectures, traditional temples, shrines and gardens, outstanding museums, and so on.
I recommend choosing 1 to 3 areas for one day tour. The city has excellent public transportation, so we can move to the other destinations efficiently.
Furthermore, based on your interest, I can include activities on an itinerary. Please let me know your requests in advance. I’ll take it consideration into making an itinerary.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Areas:
Central Tokyo
1. Marunouchi area – The Heart of Tokyo
Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station, Ginza shopping district, Tsukiji Market, Hamarikyu Garden, etc.
2. Roppongi area – Modern Architectures and Arts
Art Triangle Roppongi [Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown, National Art Center, Tokyo], Tokyo Tower, etc.
3. Akihabara area – Traditional cultures and Subcultures
Kagurazaka-dori Street, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Akihabara Electric Town, Maid Cafes, etc.

Eastern and Northern Tokyo
4. Asakusa area - Entertainment area from Edo to Tokyo
Sensoji Temple, Nakamise-dori Street, Kappabashi Kitchenware Street, Sumida River, Tokyo Sky Tree, etc.
5. Ryogoku area – Traces of Edo Culture
Edo-Tokyo Museum, Kiyosumi Garden, Fukagawa Edo Museum, etc.
6. Ueno area – Arts and Atmospheric streets
Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, Ameyoko Shopping Street, Yanaka Ginza Street, etc.

Western and Southern Tokyo
7. Shinjuku area – Hustle and Bustle quarter
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Japanese Sword Museum, Tokyo Camii, etc.
8. Harajuku area – Sacred, Pop and Luxurious
Meiji Jingu Shrine, Takeshita-dori Street, Omotesando Street, Nezu Museum, etc.
9. Shibuya area – Japan’s busiest crossing and the vicinity
Shibuya Crossing, Hachiko Statue, Center Gai, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, etc.
10. Odaiba area - Water Front Towns
Odaiba Kaihin-koen Park, National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation, Oedo Onsen Monogatari, etc.

Activities:
Entertainment and other Experience – Watching Kabuki, Singing at a Karaoke Box, Soaking in hot-spring baths, etc.
Cruise on a river and Tokyo Bay – Boarding on a boat and enjoy viewing scenes for 1 and half hours

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Highlights

  • Marunouchi area - Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Market, etc.
  • Roppongi area - Art Triangle Roppongi, etc.
  • Akihabara area - Kagurazaka-dori Street, Akihabara Electric Town, etc.
  • Asakusa area - Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, etc.
  • Ryogoku area - Edo-Tokyo Museum, Fukagawa Edo Museum, etc.
  • Ueno area - Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, Yanaka Ginza Street, etc.
  • Shinjuku area - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, etc.
  • Harajuku area - Meiji Jingu Shrine, Omotesando Street, etc.
  • Shibuya area - Shibuya Crossing, Hachiko Statue, etc.
  • Odaiba area - National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation, etc.
  • Please refer to What to Expect for more details

Important

I can guide you in Kyoto, Kagawa(Shikoku) and Okinawa, if you pay my transportation fee.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, I'd appreciate it if you could contact me in advance.

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up (in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel too)
What‘s not included
transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide), meals
Depart From
Tokyo , Yokohama
Meeting Point
Wherever in Tokyo and Yokohama, including your hotel
Ending Point
Wherever in Tokyo and Yokohama within the duration of this tour, including your hotel
Duration
7 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 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?

For example:

9:30 am
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Harajuku area by train.

10:00 am
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.

10:45 am
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.

11:30 am
Move to Marunouchi area by train.

12:00 pm
Arrive at Marunouchi area and have lunch.
Having Japanese dishes such as soba - buckwheat noodles, tempura - deep fried food, might be a good idea.

01:00 pm
Visit the Imperial Palace East Garden which is opened to the public.

02:00 pm
Move to Asakusa area by train.

02:30 pm
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.

04:00 pm
Move to your hotel by train. I can escort you to a place besides the hotel.

04:30 pm
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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 18 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Robert

“ Tokyo and Yokohama ”

Aki was the perfect guide, he was friendly, helpful,and showed us all that we wanted to see ,plus more.without his expert knowledge on Tokyo and Yokohama, we would have missed so much

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Alan

“ The Imperial Palace and First Impressions ”

We are grateful that we were able to spend half a day with Aki at the beginning of our stay in Tokyo. He was engaging, helpful, and the perfect Host for Tokyo. His initiative, concern for our well-being, attention to detail and service orientation were impressive. The best compliment I can give is that we are very much looking forward to spending our next tour - in Nikko on Monday - with Aki! Can't wait!

Excellent
5 months ago |   by Elizabeth

“ Wonderful and caring guide ”

We enjoyed our day with Aki. In advance of our tour of Hakone, Aki checked in several times to confirm the time, the itinerary and even give us clothing suggestions due to the weather. He also purchased train tickets for us in advance so that we were guaranteed to get a seat. He gave us interesting facts about the area and was seamless in his navigation during a very crowded time in Hakone. Aki also went above and beyond by staying with us to make sure we got to our ryokan at the end of the tour. His English and knowledge of the area are excellent. He is easy-going and friendly. I highly recommend a tour with Aki.

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Bruce

“ Accommodating Tour Guide ”

We enjoyed a 4 hour tour with Aki and were not disappointed. He communicated expertly with us in advance and was ready with a plan for the tour when he arrived at our hotel. He easily adjusted his plan as we told him what types of activities we enjoyed. Aki was knowledgeable and answered all our questions with a smile. He was a gracious host!

Excellent
9 months ago |   by Nabil

“ review of my visit to Tokyo ”

was excellent visit. Me and my wife enjoyed the trip. Mr Aki was very helpful and informative. He made our visit non forgettable one. I wish him all the best.

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