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Ueno Park, Yanaka and Around - Appreciating Nature, Architecture and Culture

by Aki
(16) Reviews
4h $ 140 Price up to 4 people

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 and The National Museum of Western Art, the architectures and exhibits
  • Yanaka - a quiet area retaining old atmosphere of Tokyo
  • Ame-Yoko Street - A vibrant and chaotic market having various shops, restaurants and bars
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139.50 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 34.88
Extra person.
$ 18.60

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!

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.

After visiting Ueno Park, we will go to Yanaka, a residential area which retains traditional atmosphere of good old days of Tokyo.

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

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Organized by Aki

Licensed Guide
(16) Reviews

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 and The National Museum of Western Art, the architectures and exhibits
  • Yanaka - a quiet area retaining old atmosphere of Tokyo
  • Ame-Yoko Street - A vibrant and chaotic market having various shops, restaurants and bars

Important

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

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

City Tokyo

Depart From Tokyo

Meeting Point At your hotel or Ueno Station both JR and Tokyo Metro

Ending Point At Ueno Station or wherever in Tokyo 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

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

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.

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 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.

About Aki


Licensed Guide

(16) Reviews

Contact Aki
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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I’m Aki, a government licensed English speaking tour guide.

I was born and raised in Kagawa prefecture, facing the beautiful Seto Inland Sea, in western Japan.
After graduating from a university, I had worked for a global electronics company in Tokyo for 30 years and retired early. Working with foreign colleagues gave me fantastic opportunities to learn Japan from their points of views, and I came to think it's fun to talk about Japan with foreign people.

Also, I love traveling, visiting a lot of places throughout Japan, amazed by its beautiful nature, great tradition, and wonderful food. I realized Japan has numerous tourist attractions.
Then I became a tour guide, hoping to entertain foreign visitors with my tours based on my experiences as a tourist.

I've been living in Yokohama and Kamakura areas for more than 30 years, knowing Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, and Hakone very well. I love food, nature, cultures, and architectures, valuing genuineness of what to see, experience, taste and buy, which cannot always be experienced in a group tour.

I believe that participating in my guided tour will bring you a lot of fun. I can help you to explore Japan deeper and to get in touch with the locals, taking you to both popular spots and unbeaten sites where you can see daily lives of the people.

Let’s share a joy of touring in this lovely country.
Thank you and see you in Japan!
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Reviews ( 16 )

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Elizabeth

“ Wonderful and caring guide ”

We enjoyed our day with Aki. In advance of our tour of Hakone, Aki checked in several times to confirm the time, the itinerary and even give us clothing suggestions due to the weather. He also purchased train tickets for us in advance so that we were guaranteed to get a seat. He gave us interesting facts about the area and was seamless in his navigation during a very crowded time in Hakone. Aki also went above and beyond by staying with us to make sure we got to our ryokan at the end of the tour. His English and knowledge of the area are excellent. He is easy-going and friendly. I highly recommend a tour with Aki.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Bruce

“ Accommodating Tour Guide ”

We enjoyed a 4 hour tour with Aki and were not disappointed. He communicated expertly with us in advance and was ready with a plan for the tour when he arrived at our hotel. He easily adjusted his plan as we told him what types of activities we enjoyed. Aki was knowledgeable and answered all our questions with a smile. He was a gracious host!

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Nabil

“ review of my visit to Tokyo ”

was excellent visit. Me and my wife enjoyed the trip. Mr Aki was very helpful and informative. He made our visit non forgettable one. I wish him all the best.

Very Good
7 months ago |   by Elaine

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

Aki was very enthusiastic and informative.

Very Good
8 months ago |   by Amanda

“ 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.

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