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Overview

Ueno is a distinguished place where we can see contrasts between tradition and modernity, and tranquility and vibrancy. We walk around in Ueno Park and drop in at several sites such as museums, a zoo, temples and shrines built for centuries ago.
Ame-Yoko, a retro street market, is a must place to enjoy various cuisines. Don’t miss it!

Highlights

  •   Ueno Park's beautiful nature - Shinobazu Pond and the forest, Cherry blossoms, Autumn leaves, etc.
  •   Traditional buildings - Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Kiyomizu Kannon-do Buddhist hall, etc.
  •   Excellent buildings - The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, etc.
  •   The Tokyo National Museum, the architecture and exhibits
  •   The National Museum of Western Art, the architecture and exhibits
  •   Ame-Yoko Street - A vibrant and chaotic market having various shops, restaurants and bars

Information

City Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel or Ueno Station both JR and Tokyo Metro
Ending Point Ueno Station or wherever in Tokyo within the duration of this tour, including your hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 4

The museums are usually closed on Mondays and some specific days.

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.
Booking
4h
When?

People

135.00 USD

total price for up to 4 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 33.75 USD
Extra person. 22.95 USD

What to Expect

We stroll in Ueno Park and enjoy watching various scenes including nature and architectures. We visit several sites such as religious facilities and museums. Some of the buildings are designated as Japan’s Important Cultural Properties. For example, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, the Tokyo National Museum and the National Museum of Western Art are placed on our itinerary.

We can also appreciate various exhibits in the museums. At the Tokyo National Museum, which has Japan’s largest collection of more than 100,000 pieces of arts and artifacts including Japan’s representative works such as samurai sword and armor, ceramics, ukiyo-e and Buddhist sculptures.
The National Museum of Western Art, designed by a notable French architect Le Corbusier, is the only site placed on the World Cultural Heritage list in Tokyo. We can find the architectural features of the World Cultural Heritage site and see various Western sculptures and paintings, searching an influence of ukiyo-e, traditional Japanese woodblock printings, on the works of European impressionists such as Claude Monet.

At the end of this tour, we will visit Ameya-Yokocho, or simply Ame-Yoko street that is a vibrant and chaotic market to enjoy shopping, drinking and eating at an open-air or stand-up restaurant.

This tour can be customized according to your request.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.


What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up(in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel to Ueno Park)

What‘s not included

transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide: Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, etc.), meals

Important

Museums in Ueno Park are usually closed on Mondays and some specific days.

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 33.75 USD
Extra person. 22.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for this tour?

Although the cost varies according to the situation, a typical cost is approximately 3,500 JPY per person.
- transportation fare: 500 JPY (Hotel - Ueno, for a round trip)
- admission fee to 2 museums: 1,050 JPY (The Tokyo National Museum & The National Museum of Western Art)
- lunch: 2,000 JPY
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.

How much are the admission fees of the museums?

The Tokyo National Museum:
- Adults: 620 yen
- University Students: 410 yen
- High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free
The National Museum of Western Art:
- Adults: 500 yen
- University Students: 250 yen
- High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 65: Free

What is the price range of lunch in Ueno area?

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

Can you escort me to my hotel?

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 $155 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day 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.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Elaine
2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ We had a very good visit to the Peace Memorial ”

Aki was very enthusiastic and informative.

Aki:
Dear Elaine, thank you so much for giving me such a nice review! It was a wonderful day and I enjoyed touring with you and Eddie. I hope you enjoyed travelling Japan and got nice souvenirs. It was very nice to meet you. Thanks for choosing me as a tour guide. Please convey my regards to Eddie. Yours, Aki

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Amanda
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: United Kingdom

“ Visit to Tsukiji fish market & Imperial palace ”

We asked to be taken around the fish market and Aki did a great job guiding us through the myriad of market stalls in the outer market, pointing things out and answering our questions. We then stopped for a sushi breakfast which was excellent, we were sat right at the chefs counter so could watch them at work. We then explored the Inner market. Next stop was the Imperial palace gardens, unfortunately we weren't able to enter as they have set visiting times that didn't fit with our schedule. Aki provided a good verbal explanation and additional photographic information using his notebook. We were very happy with the tour. Aki also has great English language skills.

Aki:
Dear Mandy, thank you so much for giving me such a great review. That's very nice of you to say! I'm relieved you seem to have got your home safely. I also enjoyed touring with you on a beautiful day. Chatting with sushi chefs was a good moment. I hope you have brought back a lot of nice memories of travelling Japan. It was really nice to meet you. Thanks for choosing my tour! I hope to see you again. Yours, Aki

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Kaitlin
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Awesome tour of fish market & other spots ”

Aki was so great - very well informed, interesting. SO friendly. Would highly recommend taking a tour with him!

Aki:
Dear Kaitlin, thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! It was my pleasure to have guided you and your husband in Tokyo. I hope you enjoyed traveling Japan. Thanks for choosing my tour! Yours, Aki

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Kris
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Tsukiji Fish Market and Hamrikyu Garden ”

As first-time visitors to Japan, we were very fortunate to choose Aki as our guide. We wanted to see Tsukiji fish market and Hamrikyu Garden on the first day of our trip, and thought a private tour with a guide would also help to orientate ourselves in Tokyo. From the moment Aki met us at our hotel, his friendly helpful manner and excellent English put us at ease as he helped us navigate the crowded train system and streets during our tour. Aki was very knowledgeable, well educated, thoughtful and had a a good sense of humour. He also provided information about places and processes that we intended to visit or use. He was excellent and we thoroughly recommend him for any tour he offers. Thank you Aki!

Aki:
Dear Kris, thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! That's very nice of you to say! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed a day in Tokyo with me. It was my pleasure to have guided you. I hope you also enjoyed sightseeing in Japan during the rest of your days. Please convey my regards to your husband. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing my tour! Yours, Aki

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Inbal
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Switzerland

“ wonderful Tokyo ”

Aki took us customised to specific sites and had timelines exactly adjusted so we could witness a ritual in a budhist temple. We enjoyed Tokyo so much, many thanks Aki!

Aki:
Dear Inbal, thank you so much for giving me such a nice review! I'm happy to hear that. It was my pleasure to have guided you in Tokyo. I also enjoyed touring with you. Thanks for choosing my tours! Yours, Aki

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