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Overview

Ueno park is a distinguished place where we can appreciate nature, architecture and culture. There are various historical buildings and cultural facilities. Ueno Park is a place of recreation and relaxation for Tokyoite’s. We walk around in Ueno Park and drop in at several buildings built during the time of feudal to modern eras, appreciating various cultural items housed in them.

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

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 3:30h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 4

This tour will not be carried out on the days upon which the Tokyo National Museum and The National Museum of Western Art are closed. The museums are usually closed on Mondays and some specific days.

Booking
3:30h
When?

People

118.12 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 33.75 USD
Extra person. 22.05 USD

What to Expect

We stroll in Ueno Park and enjoy watching various scenes including nature and architectures. Ueno Park is a place famous for its beautiful nature, especially known as the greatest cherry-blossom-viewing spot in Tokyo. We visit several sites such as traditional temples and shrines, and modern buildings including 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.
I will provide you an explanation of each architecture and the related story.

We also take a look at 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, we see Japan’s representative works such as samurai swords 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 will 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 and Vincent van Gogh.

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

This tour will not be carried out on the days upon which the Tokyo National Museum and The National Museum of Western Art are closed.
Museums in Ueno Park are usually closed on Mondays and some specific days.

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 33.75 USD
Extra person. 22.05 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 3,000 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: 1,500 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: 430 yen
- University Students: 130 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 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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!
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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