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Vibrancy and Tranquility of Traditional Tokyo

by MASAKO
(16) Reviews
4h $ 125 up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Asakusa (Asakusa-Kannon temple, Nakamise shopping street)
  • Yanaka (classic residential area)
  • Rikugi-en Garden (traditional garden)

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124.60 USD

total price for up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( if your group consists of 7 or more than 7 members ).
$ 8.90

What to Expect

What comes to mind when you hear "Traditional Tokyo"? Today, we will experience a classic aspect of Tokyo. The first destination is one of the must-see spots: Asakusa. Since early times, Asakusa has been the center of entertainment and attracted many people for centuries. You will be transported into a lively atmosphere and soaked in a festive mood. Then, we will walk around Yanaka, where houses and streets look as if they were still in the good old days. We will stroll for about one hour and enjoy local everyday life, and also view small temples and the last shogun' s resting place. Finally, we will visit Rikugi-en garden. It is a graceful feudal lord garden that symbolizes Japanese poetry. I am sure you will be satisfied with the calm and peaceful surrounds. Perhaps you would like a teahouse. You won't be disappointed.

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Highlights

  • Asakusa (Asakusa-Kannon temple, Nakamise shopping street)
  • Yanaka (classic residential area)
  • Rikugi-en Garden (traditional garden)

Important

The days Rikugi-en garden is not opened are not available.

City Tokyo

Meeting Point At your hotel

Ending Point Komagome Station or any station that is convenient for you

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 6   Flexible
What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • hotel pick-up


What‘s not included
  • your transportation fee and guide's・・・¥450 per person ( it doesn't include the fare from your hotel to Asakusa.)
  • your lunch
  • your entrance fee for Rikugi-en garden・・・¥300 / 65 or over ¥150

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a walking tour?

We will move place to place by train, but in Yanaka walk around for about 1 hour.
Wearing walking shoes or sneakers is recommended.

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.

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.

Organized by MASAKO


National Certified Guide

(16) Reviews

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  • English ( License )

Hello. I am Masako and a national certified tour guide.
I was born and raised in Tokyo and have lived in Yokohama for about 30 years. So, I am familiar with both Tokyo and Yokohama. Tokyo is an eclectic city, traditional and modern, having many must-see sightseeing spots. I promise you will have an exciting day and enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine! While Yokohama is a new city, but proud of its great influence on Japan's modernization. It takes only a half hour by train from Tokyo but the atmosphere is completely different. You will find a special fascination. Looking forward to seeing you and showing you around my beautiful cities! read more


Reviews ( 16 )

1 month ago |   by Patricia

“ Very professional and goes beyond what is expected ”

Even when it wasn't part of her duties, Masako helped me in finding and booking restaurants for my group, which consisted of vegetarians and non-vegetarians. She was always keeping me updated on our itinerary and worked around our schedule. She was very professional. Will definitely book her again for another tour!

3 months ago |   by Kate

“ Tokyo Highlights ”

Masako was our tour guide for Tokyo. Since we arrived from Canada the night before, we booked her for two short days (5 hours each) rather than one long and exhausting day. Over those days we covered most of the popular sites and Masako showed us how to use the subway system so we were confident to visit other places on our own. She provided us with a great introduction to Japanese history and culture.

3 months ago |   by Jerry

“ Great Tour ”

Masako's English is excellent. Her knowledge of Tokyo also excellent. She was wonderful in helping us understand and use the Tokyo Metro. Super tour.

4 months ago |   by Stephen

“ Great tour guide ”

Masako was a great tour guide for my family. We have 2 daughters. She was very kind and accommodating to them. They had certain goals during the tour and she was flexible in making changes to our itenerary. My kids still talk about how much they miss her. She was pleasant, knowledgeable, spoke English well and was a greater tour guide. Thanks Masako for making our time in Tokyo great!. Thanks, Miller Family

4 months ago |   by Jonatan

“ Traveling with a kawai baby ”

Msako was incredibly helpful in developing a flexible schedule. We traveled with a 14 month old baby and had to slow down quite a lot and go off the original proposal. We spent 12 days in Japan and had a great time. The tour we took with Masako helped make the rest of the trip go smoothly as she helped us figure out transportation and gave us a lot more confidence to explore.

4 months ago |   by Peggy

“ Awesome Time at Tokyo! ”

We had a lovely time with Masako. She was very friendly, accommodating, and informative. We never felt rushed and most importantly, my kids loved her. She spoke english very well and provided great information on history and culture for all the sites we visited. We highly recommend her as a guide. Thank you Masako

5 months ago |   by Karly

“ A Wonderful Time in Tokyo ”

We spent 3 very enjoyable days with Masako in Tokyo. In addition to going the extra mile, and organising a cooking class for us, she was always punctual, patient and flexible with our timing and interests. She is a very personable guide and shared a great deal of history and cultural interests with us. Thank you again so much Masako. We hope to meet you again someday.

8 months ago |   by Gerri

“ Great Time.With Masako ”

Masako was awesome! She arrived at our hotel promptly and helped us with rail passes and SUICA cards. As we visited the sights, she shared her knowledge of the history of Tokyo, which made the experiences more meaningful. She was very accommodating when we asked to adjust the walking pace and to stop for a brief walk through a specialty store. This is exactly what we wanted on a customized tour. The restaurant for lunch was very good, the variety of choices on the menu was perfect for our group, and the prices were very reasonable. Masako was very warm and friendly, her command of the English language was very good, and her customer service was the BEST! She truly took an interest in making our first-day experience in Tokyo a safe and memorable one. She did not rush us and stayed with us beyond our scheduled time with her. Mahalo, Masako!

9 months ago |   by Umberto

“ An excellent guide ”

I booked the guide for a friend of mine and his family. They told me she was a wonderful guide.

1 year ago |   by Adrian

“ Happy with the friendliness and warmth of Masako! ”

Masako was very helpful and accommodating as I had a change of hotel at last minutes notice. She came to the hotel to pick up my parents and showed them around Tokyo for a day and was flexible in making changes to the itinerary when the places chosen wasn't open for the day. My father briefly mentioned that he was experiencing some skin discomfort and she proactively brought him to the pharmacy and helped bought some medicated cream for him. She was very prompt in providing me with the contact details and I was assured that my parents were in good hands and they enjoyed the day trip tremendously and I wish to thank Masako for being such a good host!

1 year ago |   by Patricia

“ Touring with Masako ”

Masako was excellent! We really enjoyed our time with her . She is very knowledgeable and she was able to show us everything we requested even at her our slow pace.

1 year ago |   by Douglas

“ Tours of Tokyo ”

Masako, was so sweet. She really knows her way around Tokyo. You will enjoy your tour with her.

1 year ago |   by Michelle

Masako was a wonderful guide who showed us the highlights of Tokyo and the surrounding areas during our 3 day stay. She was very patient and flexible with the requested changes in schedule including an unexpected stop at a Cat Cafe for our teenagers! Masako was also helped us appreciate the sights we visited with her knowledge of the history of Tokyo and the area. We truly enjoyed our 3 days! Thank you Masako!

1 year ago |   by Tiffany

Masako was a great guide, starting even before the day of the tour. She was very helpful and flexible with planning the tour around our interests and maximizing the efficiency of the tour time so we could see everything we wanted. It was nice to have a local guide to tell us the background/history about the different sites we saw (Imperial Palace Garden, Akihabara, Sensoji Temple). Even though we went over the originally scheduled time, Masako was willing to stay with us until we saw everything that was scheduled on the tour. She was also helpful in suggesting other places to see and eat during our stay in Japan. Thank you so much for welcoming us to Japan!

2 years ago |   by Hien

We booked the Tokyo tour with Masako as a tour guide and were very happy with her. As we were a large group (20 people) of cruise passengers, she needed to pick us up at the pier, bought all the subway/train tickets ahead of time and pre-ordered lunch at the busy restaurant in Tokyo. We had a very good time in Meiji shrine and Asakusa. Masako is nice, knowledgeable, and flexible to accommodate our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend her to other potential clients.

2 years ago |   by David

We had a wonderful time with her guild our first Tokyo tour. Our family enjoy her knowledge of Tokyo and special my kids. The driver she hired for our tour know his location and always waiting for us at the exit. So my parents in law don't need to walk a lot. Thank you her tour.

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