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Western Tokyo Highlights


Tokyo
8 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This is private tour for you and your group, basically using public transportations. My Tokyo Western highlights includes ・Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory・Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens・ Meiji-jingu Shrine・Omotesando street ・Harajuku (Takeshita street)・Ura-Harajuku (Cat street)・Shibuya (Shibuya Crossing, Hachi-ko dog statue, Tokyu Food Show)

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Kaori.

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens
  • Meiji-jingu Shrine (One of the most important shrines in Japan, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress.)
  • Omotesando street (Fashionable street with lots of unique architectures)
  • Oriental Bazaar (long established souvenir shop) *Closed on Thursdays
  • Kiddy Land (cute toy shop for kids)
  • Harajuku (Takeshita street) Teenager's Mecca!
  • Ura-Harajuku (Cat street) Back street of Harajuku. Loved by fashion-conscious 20's and 30's.
  • Shibuya Crossing
  • Hachi-ko dog statue (a famous royal dog statue)
  • Tokyu Food Show (department store's basement : food floor called Depa-chika

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What to Expect

If you have more than 2 days for Tokyo, I recommend one day for East and one day for West, as Tokyo is a quite big city. It takes some time (30-40min) to move from East to West even in the central Tokyo.

This tour is basically walking tour, using public transportation such as subways and trains. As an option, you can ask the arrangement for hired taxis or vans with additional fee.

My 2 tours (One day Eastern highlights and One day Western highlights) cover most highlights of Tokyo. Eastern one is more with tradition and samurai history, and Western one is more with modern, young culture, Kawaii culture and night life. I have Eastern Highlights tour. Please check it out too!

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo, or any preferred place in central Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo, or any preferred place in central Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, hotel drop-off

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), food and drink (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)

【Main fee】
Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens : admission ¥500/adult, free for kids under 15

For guide, One day Subway Ticket : ¥900

For you, One day Subway Ticket : ¥900 per person or if you’re staying in Tokyo for a few days, getting below at the airport makes your travel easier.
●Tokyo Subway Ticket(24h / 48h / 72h)
Unlimited travel ticket for Tokyo Metro & Toei Metro (Not available for JR). Best value for Tokyo visitors, needs passport for purchase.
https://www.tokyometro.jp/tst/en/index.html
●Welcome SUICA for travelers (transportation IC card) ←Getting this at airport is recommended!
If you want the easiest way, Welcome SUICA will make you free from concerns, as it's available for most major trains and buses in major cities of Japan. Can be purchased only limited places in Tokyo district. Purchase at the airport is strongly recommended.
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/welcomesuica/welcomesuica.html

For more information for transportation system in Tokyo, refer to below blog.
"What's the best ticket for Tokyo transportation?"
https://triplelights.com/blog/whats-most-efficient-tran-3994

【Optional】Hired vans.
Hired taxi or van : ¥34,800 up to 6 people (including a guide). Plus parking fees.
Advanced booking is needed. Please make an inquiry as soon as possible if you want to use hired cars.

Important

●If tour starts/ends outside Tokyo
My tours basically start from Tokyo and end at Tokyo. If starts/ends outside Tokyo, I need to ask the clients to cover my transportation fee to/from Tokyo. Thank you for understanding.

●About Car Use in Japan
Guide fee doesn't include hired cars and transportation fee. Tour guides are not allowed to use their own cars by national regulation. Only drivers with certain certification with specially registered cars for business use can offer paid transportations in Japan. If you want hired cars, you need to pay for hired cars besides guide fee. Sorry for inconvenience.

・Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory is occasionally closed. Sometimes need line-up for elevators.
・Oriental Bazaar is closed on Thursdays

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Sulina Sulina Philippines ( Solo )
Excellent
12 hours ago

“ Kaori 1st day ”

First day with Kaori was super good even though we just met, it was like we were best friends. We talked anything and she brought me to a shopping haven which was not in the itinerary for the first day and i was very grateful that she brought me there the "Nintendo shop" that was recently opened last Nov. 2019.

Kaori:

Thank you for the warmest review even while we’re still having tours, Sulina san! For me, it felt like same. I’m so grateful you have been friendly and enjoying time with me since first time I met you at the airport. I’m happy you loved Nintendo shop. It was lucky for me to know your favorites as you happened to tell me you like Nintendo games. I’m sure we’re having a wonderful time today, too. Thank you for your friendliness. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Marilu Marilu United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Long Lay over trip ”

Kaori was great guide. Very organized.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Marilu-san. I'm glad I could offer an unique tour for your 15 hours' lay over in Tokyo with some interesting Japanese experiences. Looking forward to next opportunity and spending more time together! Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

angelica Angelica United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Tokyo, We’ll be coming back very soon !!!! ”

My daughter and I had a very enjoyable visit thanks to Kaori-San. She made last minute adjustment so it suits our taste. Her attention to detail, caring nature made our time in Tokyo fun and hassle free. On top of all this, she is an externe photographer! Thank you so much Kaori-San 😘

Kaori:

Thank you for the excellent review, Angelica-san. How wonderful to hear you're coming back to Japan very soon. Also happy that you loved the photos I took for you. I've got touch with photos thanks to my husband who is a professional photographer. Now I found out this helps a lot as a guide to make people happy. Looking forward to seeing you and your daughter again and enjoying sushi next time with your husband and son! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Adrienne Adrienne United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Best way to learn about Tokyo! ”

Our experience with Kaori was more than five stars! Ten stars for Kaori! She gave us a perfect day of information, sights, delicious lunch, beautiful gardens, temple and shrine, and boat ride. Kaori is full of knowledge and answered our questions with wonderful detail. We felt sad for the day to end. Thank you Kaori! We will always remember you and our tour.

Kaori:

Thank you for ten stars! Adrienne san. I'm glad we had a really beautiful day together. It was wonderful to meet your family including your bright daughter and son. This encounter was truly memorable for me, and felt same as you to end the day. I cannot help praying for your family's happiness and good health. Take care and keep enjoying your rest of your stay! Thanks again. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Johanna Johanna Finland ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day ”

Kaori was a wonderful guide. I really enjoyed the day exploring Harajuku and Shibuya. She really made sure to fulfill my wishes for the day and this customized tour was absolutely perfect.

Kaori:

Thank you for the kindest comment on me and my tour, Johanna-san. I’m really happy that I could make your wishes come true during our day. It was also a lot fun for me to explore together and chat with you. Looking forward to your coming back to Japan next year and another adventure! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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