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.
|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|
|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.
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.
|Extra hour.||33.75 USD|
|Extra person.||22.05 USD|
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!
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We'll go around Hakone, using various means of transportation to explore the mountainous area, dropping in at must-see spots.
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