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Walking along the Imperial Palace

by Yuki
(164) Reviews
3h $ 106 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The Stone Bridge which is the entrance of the Imperial Palace, with the view of the Double Bridge and Fushimi Turret.
  • The Tatsumi Turret where you can enjoy the view of the old Edo castle at the end of Samurai period in 19th century.
  • Ohte Gate which consists of two gates and the square area called Masugata, typical defense system. There is a original statue of Shachihoko made in Edo period.
  • Doshin Guardhouse and Hyakunin Guardhouse to inspect visiting local lords and guard the castle.
  • Many types of stone walls including a sample of the stone as heavy as 35 tons.
  • Open area with lawn which used to be the main part of Edo castle where we will have a box lunch.
  • Base of the Donjon where you can see the good view of the garden surrounded by modern buildings of Tokyo.
  • A Japanese garden named Ninomaru Teien which is a traditional strolling type garden with pond and trails.
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105.60 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 17.60
Extra place.
$ 26.40
Assistance to join the special tour to visit inside of the western par....
$ 52.80

What to Expect

This tour will cover all the historic sites in the Imperial Palace. Starting from the stone Bridge and the Double Bridge of the Imperial Palace and ending at the Hirakawa Gate. The tour includes many historic sites of the East Garden which used to be Edo castle such as Tatsumi turret, Ohte gate, Hyakunin Gardhouse and a Japanese Garden. I will explain not only about the sites but also their historic background so that you will fully appreciate their values. Since I guided this route more than 50 times during last 2 years as a volunteer, I can provide you a lot of materials to help you understand the explanations depending on your interest.

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Highlights

  • The Stone Bridge which is the entrance of the Imperial Palace, with the view of the Double Bridge and Fushimi Turret.
  • The Tatsumi Turret where you can enjoy the view of the old Edo castle at the end of Samurai period in 19th century.
  • Ohte Gate which consists of two gates and the square area called Masugata, typical defense system. There is a original statue of Shachihoko made in Edo period.
  • Doshin Guardhouse and Hyakunin Guardhouse to inspect visiting local lords and guard the castle.
  • Many types of stone walls including a sample of the stone as heavy as 35 tons.
  • Open area with lawn which used to be the main part of Edo castle where we will have a box lunch.
  • Base of the Donjon where you can see the good view of the garden surrounded by modern buildings of Tokyo.
  • A Japanese garden named Ninomaru Teien which is a traditional strolling type garden with pond and trails.

Important

The east garden is closed every Monday and Friday.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji will move to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market will stay at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

The western part of Imperial palace is not open public.
You can see the stone bridge and the double bridge from outside, but the view is very popular with Fushimi turret.
After the area, I will take you to the est gardens of Imperial Palace which is open to public except on Monday and Friday.
If you are eager to look inside of the western part, there is a special tour conducted by the security police twice a day.
The number of its participants is limited by 180 persons per time but I can help you to take the special tour in the afternoon with additional fee.

What‘s included
guide fee
Hotel pick up
What‘s not included
transportation cost of you and the guide
lunch, dinner, entrance fee (you and the guide)
Meeting Point
At your hotel near the reception
Ending Point
Exit of Imperial Palace
Duration
3 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

What are included in the transportation fee?

They are the fees from your hotel to Sakuradamon or Nijyubashi station.

Where do we have the lunch?

It is your choice, we can buy lunch boxes and eat them during our tour as the tour will end in the afternoon. If you want to take them in a restaurant, we will take you after the tour.

How can I pay for the special tour ?

Please pay me 3000JPY when you can attend the special tour, as the number is limited and there is a possibility that you can not joint the tour.

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 ( 164 )
Elena Elena United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Great introduction to Tokyo with Yuki ”

Yuki is an excellent guide and very flexible and accommodating. We were not certain about our plans, but Yuki reserved time for us even before booking giving the opportunity to finalize our itinerary. He also helped us to decide on the attractions to visit during 1st day in the city, and gave a lot of tips on how to get to other spots we are planning to visit on our own. This is definitely the way to go if it's your 1st time in Tokyo, and you want to learn more about culture and history of the places you visit. Highly recommend, and will definitely get in touch when we plan our next trip. Thank you, Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Elena, Thank you very much to write a review so soon! It was a very comfortable tour with nice guest and weather. Please enjoy your stay in Kyoto and give my best regards to your family. Yuki

Jean Jean United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Wonderful one day trip to Kyoto from Tokyo covering our favorite locations. ”

We had an amazing day with Mr. Yuki visiting Koyto with specific three locations listed on his guide. We told him what we wanted to see and he planned out the day out perfectly and seamlessLy. He was kind and patience with us since we only had one day to spend in Kyoto. We could not have asked for a better experience. He was very knowledgeable and thorough with the sights went to. Cannot wait to come back and have him guide us again on different tour.

Yuki:

Dear Jean, Thank you for your review of my tour. Everything went well and I am glad you enjoyed it. The route you asked me was new to me, but it found out to be feasible one. The web booking system of the bullet train worked very well, too. Best regards, Yuki

Carol Carol United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

We had a lovely day with Yuki, he was both knowledgable and very professional. We walked for miles and saw so much. He also took us to a very nice restaurant for lunch. Highly recommend him

Yuki:

Dear Carol, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I am very glad you enjoyed my tour. Good food is an important part of my tour. Please give my best regards to your husband and friends. Yuki

Lourds Lourds Philippines ( Couple )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Mount fuji ”

Good. Yuki is considerate (looking for elevators aside from escalators) since we were 2 senior couples finding it difficult to walk fast and not used to long walks inside the complicated railways.

Yuki:

Dear Lourds, Thank you for taking my tours for three days. I hope you enjoyed traveling Japan. Sorry for missing Mt. Fuji, I tried my best to let you see it. We had a great view of the mountain next day. Please give my best regards to your husband and friends. Best regards, Yuki

Nicholas Nicholas United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A Day In Tokyo ”

My wife and I spent the day with Yuki and had a great time seeing the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and Samurai Museum.

Yuki:

Dear Nicholas, Thank you for your review. I am very happy to know you enjoyed my tours. Please give my best regards to your wife, too. Yuki

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