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Variety of Tokyo - Half-day Customized Tour -

by Aki
(29) Reviews
4h $ 146 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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145.60 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.40
Extra person.
$ 18.20
Hotel escort.
$ 18.20

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 2 areas for a half-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, Okinawa, and Kagawa including Naoshima and the other venues of Setouchi Triennale.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability 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
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 our itinerary, a typical cost is 3,000 to 6,000 JPY per person.
For example, if you visit a museum, the total cost comes to 4,000 JPY approximately.
- transportation fare: 1,000 JPY
- lunch: 2,000 JPY
- 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:

09:30 am
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo.

09:30 am - 10:00 am
Move to the Tsukiji area by subway.

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Visit Tsukiji Outer Market.
(We can not enter the Tsukiji Inner Market because it will be closed on September 30th, 2018.)
If you like, you can have Sushi breakfast in Tsukiji.

11:15 am - 11:45 am
Move to the Harajuku area by subway.

11:45 am - 12:45 m
Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, the most popular Shinto shrine in Tokyo.

12:45 pm - 01: 30 pm
Visit Takeshita-dori and Omotesando shopping streets.

01:30 pm
At Omotesando street, the tour ends.

Can you escort me to my hotel or other places?

Yes, I can. In this case, please pay Hotel escort fee.
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, and van according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on the type of car, time and mileage.
For example, it costs approximately $175 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 ( 29 )
Sanford Sanford United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ One day tour of Nikko ”

Aki met the group at Keio Hotel, Shinjuku and proceeded to the train station which Aki got our train tickets to go to Kikko.. Aki was very informative and the group enjoyed the information that he provided to the group. He was very knowledgeable of the area. The group really enjoyed him. He was very considerate and answered the questions the group had. If we take another I will surely ask for Aki. Sorry for not getting back sooner, was trying to catchup sleep and taking of things before the news year. Happy New Year , Sanford Haseyama

Aki:

Dear Sanford, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! I'm delighted to know that you and your family enjoyed a day in Nikko with me. It was nice to meet you. I enjoyed touring with your lovely family too. I hope you and your family had a good time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Please convey my regards to your family members. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! May the New Year bring a lot of happiness and smiles to all of your family! Sincerely, Aki

Louise Paula Louise Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Tokyo in a nutshell ”

I highly recommend Aki as a tour guide. 😀 Even with the limited time we had in Tokyo, he was able to introduce us to all the important sights in Tokyo (Tsukiji Market, Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Omote-sando & Harajuku). We didn’t go to Shibuya anymore because we already went the night before our tour. He also brought us to a very nice ramen restaurant for lunch. We all loved the broth of the ramen. He was very organized (mapped out a very logical itinerary for us), courteous and patient (specially since we had hard-to-handle kids and we were late in meeting him at the start of the tour), thoughtful (he even gave us a very nice and heartwarming token gift to greet the new year), considerate (always thought about our convenience by looking for elevator/escalator options, specially ... read more

Aki:

Dear Louise, Thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! I'm very happy to know that you and your family had a good day in Tokyo with my tour. It was my pleasure to have guided you. I'm pleased to hear that your family enjoyed tonkotsu ramen in Tokyo. I enjoyed touring with your kids and family members too. I hope you are having good times and memories in Japan. I wish your children would appreciate snow. It was very nice to meet you. Please convey my regards to your family members. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! I would love to see you again in the future. May the New Year bring a lot of happiness to all of your family! Sincerely, Aki

Ken Ken United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Peaceful Tokyo ”

It was my first day in Japan, and after a mind-numbing flight I asked my guide Aki for the chance to have a calm and peaceful day, plus an opportunity to learn about culture and how to get around. It was excellent. Began the morning in a temple observing a ceremony. Visited quiet parks, temples and smaller museums. Yes, we had some busy areas but overall it was a calm and beautiful day.

Aki:

Dear Ken, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed a tour of peaceful places in Tokyo. I enjoyed talking with you while touring. It was nice to meet you and my pleasure to have guided you. I hope you have a great time during the rest of your days in Japan. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Sarah Sarah Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Mt. Fuji: A Trip of a Lifetime ”

Aki is immensely a kind, caring and knowledgeable guide. He speaks English fluently. He made everything comfortable for our family from arranging the bus booking in advance for us to fetching us to our hotel going to Mt. Fuji. He also provided me with the weather update at Mt. Fuji so we would could prepare well for everything. Best of all, Aki made our Mt. Fuji tour priceless! The itinerary he arranged for us was great, from our cruising on the Lake Kawaguchiko to the Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway and our relaxing walk around Oishi Park. Even our lunch in one of the restaurants in Oishi Park was really delectable. In the evening when we returned back to Shinjuku, Aki still assisted us even if it was past his schedule with us. We were asking him of the direction going to one shopping... read more

Aki:

Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed Mt. Fuji tour greatly. It was a tremendously nice day. The weather was so good, and autumn leaves were so pretty. The best thing of all, we were able to get magnificent views of Mt. Fuji. I hope you have wonderful memories of the day. Please convey my regards to your husband and children. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Christopher. Christopher. Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A total Hakone experience ”

Aki planned & guided an excellent day for us. He was prompt & answered our questions well. We could not have asked for anything more.

Aki:

Dear Chris, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! It was nice to meet you and my pleasure to have guided you. I enjoyed touring with you in beautiful Hakone. I hope you traveled from Odawara to your next destination smoothly. Please convey my regards to your wife and friend. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Have beautiful days in Japan. Sincerely, Aki

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