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Wonderful Japanese Gardens in Tokyo

7 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

This tour is for those who want to visit Japanese gardens.
You can choose three gardens with your priority.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.

  • 1.Koishikawa Korakuen ( not recommended now due to a maintenance work. used to be the mansion of Mito Tokugawa, wonderful atmosphere in the middle of down town Tokyo)
  • 2.Hamarikyu Onshien ( used to be the duck hunting field of Tokugawa shoguns, salt water ponds and 300 old pine tree)
  • 3.Ninomaru Teien (used to be the inner garden of Edo castle, we will visit the east garden as this garden is a part of it)
  • 4.Kiyosumi Teien (used to be the garden of Mitsubishi zaibatsu, famous for its collection of Japanese stone for garden)
  • 5. Hotel Chinzanso's Japanese garden (Wonderful garden with a genuine five story pagoda)
  • 6. Hotel New Otani's Japanese garden ( Wonderful garden with a marvelous water fall)
  • 7. Inner garden of Meiji shrine ( Secret place with nice views and a well named after Kiyomasa, a kind of power spot)
  • 8. Rikugien Garden ( Typical strolling type Japanese garden in Edo period)
  • 9.Happo-En Garden ( You can see Bonsai and colorful Japanese carps in this garden, nice place for lunch, too. Admission free)
  • This tour is for those who want to visit Japanese gardens. You can choose three gardens with your priority. Japanese food is an important part of this tour, I will arrange the tour to take lunch at my favorite restaurant.

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What to Expect

This is the list of gardens you can choose with their entrance fee, in the order of my recommendation.
1.Koishikawa Korakuen ( 300 JPY)
2.Hamarikyu Onshien (300 JPY)
3.Ninomaru Teien in the imperial palace ( free)
4.Kiyosumi Teien (300 JPY)
5.Hotel Chinzannso's Japanese garden (free)
6.Hotel New Otani's Japanese garden (free)
7.Inner garden of Meiji shrine (500 JPY)
8.Rikugien Garden ( 300 JPY)

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee,
hotel pick up
transportation cost of the guide within Tokyo

What‘s not included

transportation cost of you ( about 1,000 JPY per person within Tokyo)
Transportation cost of the guide outside of Tokyo (If you stay outside of Tokyo such as Disneyland.)
lunch cost of you and the guide, entrance fee (described in each place in highlights, free for the guide)


Not available on Mondays.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.

Please pay the extra fee of 3,000 JPY in addition to the regular fee of 17,500 JPY for high seasons in March, April, May, September, October, and November.
No.1, 2, and 4 are closed during year-end days (12/29 to 1/1)
No. 3 will be closed on Monday and Friday
We will walk a lot as these are strolling type gardens; about 20,000 steps a day.

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

How much is the transportation cost ?

It depends on the places but about 1000 JPY per person. I will rend you an IC card for public transportation.

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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Reviews ( 259 )
4.7 (259) Reviews
Very Good
Siew Fong Siew Malaysia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
4 hours ago

“ A day visit to Lake Kawaguchigo ”

Mr. Yuki was very helpful and friendly during our one day tour in Lake Kawaguchigo. He's not only tour-guiding but also assisted us in sorting things out as we're travelling with 2 young children. He also provided us very good recommendations and information that had made our tour even more meaningful and memorable. Mr. Yuki was patient and kind and always putting smiles on his face. We definitely had enjoyed our family holiday to Lake Kawaguchigo with Mr Yuki as our tour guide. Thank you very much, Mr Yuki.

Margaret Margaret Australia ( Couple )
Very Good
1 week ago


Yuki is a good guide with very good English. He set a very fast walking pace in the heat and at times it became an effort to keep up with him getting to the Hie and Meiji shrines as we are "older" tourists; he had excellent knowledge/experience to quickly access trains. We lingered thankfully at the interesting Nezu Museum with its beautiful garden.


Dear Margaret, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. I am very glad you have enjoyed the places. Best regards, Yuki

 Natai United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ A wonderful host. ”

Yuki was wonderful at communicating in advance to gain the details of our desired destinations allowing him to plan an efficient itinerary. All with relatively short notice. He was punctual, courteous, knowledgeable, and a truly wonderful host for my daughter and I, whom only speak English, around Tokyo.


Dear Katai, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. I am very happy that you have enjoyed my tour with your daughter. It was a wonderful weather and the Ramen was the best I have ever eaten. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Yuki

Esteban Esteban Philippines ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide ”

English proficient patient and very helpful. Highly recommended


Dear Esteban, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. Sorry for the poor weather but we are comfortable with your chartered car. The tempura of prawn was delicious. Best regards, Yuki

Peter Peter United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Very Personalized ”

Yuki was extremely efficient and knowledgeable. It was raining all the day of our tour but a Yuki made it enjoyable by changing the itinerary to suit the weather. However we still did most of the things we wanted including a shopping visit to pick out a good value kimono our daughter wanted. Very highly recommended guide. Thank you Yuki! Peter


Dear Peter, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. We visited Meiji Shrine without entering the main shrine as it rained hard. Instead, we stayed inside its new museum just started one month ago. Although there are not enough exhibits, we had a comfortable time in the new building. Then we went to Samurai Museum instead of a garden and to my favorite souvenir shop in Omotesando where you bought a couple of Kimonos for your family. I was very glad to spend the rainy day without getting bored. Best regards, Yuki

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