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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Aki.
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.
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.
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
guide fee, hotel pick-up (in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel too)
transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide), meals
I can guide you in 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Some activities are not always held everyday and some require a reservation.
So, please confirm to me the schedule in advance.
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.
At Omotesando street, the tour ends.
Yes, I can. In this case, please pay Hotel escort fee.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.
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.
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.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
We spent three days with Aki, exploring the Setouchi Trienniale , using Takamatsu as a home base. We never could have done this without him. We had a great time. Thanks again Aki.
Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! I enjoyed touring around the Setouchi islands and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Takamatsu and having me as your guide! Sincerely, Akio
We had only 5 hours to visit Kamakura....and gave Aki an almost impossible mission. He succeeded! We saw all of the major sites and enjoyed the wonderful explanations that Aki provided with clear and nuanced English.
Dear Jerome, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. I hope you are all fine after the tour on a hot day. It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kamakura. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki
Aki was a great guide. He took us to all the places we were interested in and was flexible in his plans given our interests and needs. He clearly knew his way around the island and all the museums. Couldn't have asked for more.
Dear Robin, Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Naoshima. I enjoyed touring with you too. It was fun to bike around the island! I hope you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki
From Osaka, with Aki guiding us, we arrived on Naoshima. If it weren’t for Aki I’m afraid we’d still be wandering aimlessly around. While on the island; Aki’s knowledge of the architect represented here and the designers/artists was great. With his guidance we could just follow as had clear understanding Of how to navigate the island. This provided a pleasureable day. As I got a sense of his services and then began arranging the itinerary, Aki was incredibly quick in his responses to my many online questions. He speaks English very well. One can’t go wrong with Aki’s guidance
Dear Janis, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! It's a great pleasure for me to have guided you around a beautiful island, Naoshima. I also enjoyed touring and had a pleasant time with you. It was very nice to meet you! I hope you have a good day and go back to your home safely. Please convey my regards to your husband and friends. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki
Aki was a very knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide! We had to reduce our time in Nikko by an hour and Aki was able to manage the schedule with ease while still covering everything we wanted to see. We learned a lot and a had beautiful day exploring. I would absolutely recommend him as a guide!
Dear Kelli, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed a day in Nikko. I enjoyed touring with you too. I hope you are all fine after a day tour on a hot day. Thanks for coming to Nikko and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki