This tour covers major sightseeing spots, Tsukiji outer-Market, Hamarikyu traditional garden, and Asakusa in 5 hours. The outer market has many retail shops and sushi restaurants, so you can still enjoy the bustling market street. After feeling the energy of the market, we move to a beautiful traditional garden, Hamarikyu. It was once a palace and garden of Tokugawa shoguns. From the garden, we ride on a water bus that runs to Asakusa. Please enjoy a one-hour Sumida river cruise to Asakusa.
In the lobby of your hotel
. However Tsukiji wholesale market is moved out to Toyosu, outer market is left in Tsukiji. The outer market has many retail shops and sushi restaurants
It used to be a detached garden for the Tokugawa Shoguns. Today you can enjoy the great contrast between the old garden and the new background of skyscrapers.
Enjoy the view from the Sumida river and feel the nice breeze during the cruising.
Asakusa still has an atmosphere of Edo, old Tokyo, and is famous for Sensoji Temple and Nakamise street.
. However Tsukiji wholesale market is moved out to Toyosu, outer market is left in Tsukiji. The outer market has many retail shops and sushi restaurants, so you can still enjoy the bustling market street. After feeling the energy of the market, we move to a beautiful traditional garden, Hamarikyu, which is only about 10 minutes' walk away. It was once a palace and garden of Tokugawa shoguns. From the garden, we ride on a water-bus which runs to Asakusa. Please enjoy a one hour Sumida river cruise while you are relax and feel cool breeze. Then we get off the final stop, Asakusa. The most popular attraction in Asakusa is Sensoji temple, known as Asakusa Kannon Temple. You can enjoy the atmosphere of old Tokyo, Edo.
transportation fee( you and guide), water-bus fare￥740, entrance fee of Hamarikyu garden ￥300 and lunch
Tsukiji Market is closed every Sunday and some Wednesdays. ( It depends on the official calendar of Tsukiji Market)
The operation of the Sumida River Cruise boat is now suspended. If your group is three or fewer, you can take a taxi to get to the nearest pier. (￥900JPY/cab) and can ride in a cruise boat to Asakusa.
It costs about ¥1,300 per person, including water-bus fare.
We are traveling as a group of (4) four Australians. Michiko met us at our hotel to start our guided tour every day on time. We found Michiko to be very obliging. On our first day she was happy to help us at the train station to exchange our Bullet Train passes to tickets. This was very daunting as we could not speak Japanese and Michiko very politely arranged these tickets for us. Michiko explained our day to us every morning before we left our hotel. As rain was predicted while we were in Tokyo Michiko changed our itinerary so we saw the outside activities with blue sky and inside activities when raining. We found Michiko to speak very good English and to be a beautiful respectful person . If you are thinking of getting a guide while visiting Tokyo we would all recommend Michiko to give you the experience of Japanese lifestyle. Danny, Libby, Denis, Kerrie (Australia) March 2023
We enjoyed the lights and excitement of Shibuya with Michiko. She guided us to areas that would have been nearly impossible to see on our own. She is energetic and friendly - a great guide!
Aloha Daralyn! Thank you for giving me an excellent review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the Shibuya at night. Thank you for inviting me to have delicious GYUKATSU with you. I really enjoyed dinner with all of you. Your gift of Hawaiian sweets is delicious, and I ate them all only in two days. Thank you again! Michiko.
Thank you Michikosan for a great tour of Tokyo with our family complete with history to all the must see and specially to a fun afternoon shopping! She took her time teaching us the how tos of the subways, pasmo card and even helped us with reservations on another adventure. Perfect intro to a wonderful city!
Dear Dana, Thank you very much for giving me an excellent review. It was a pleasure with your family. I'm jealous that you have such a lovely family. I hope you enjoy the rest of the days in japan and the Cherry blossom viewing along the Meguro river. I hope you will come back to Japan in the near future and contact me again! Michiko
Michiko was a great guide and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend
Dear Rhys, Thank you very much for giving me an excellent review. I enjoyed the time sharing with you, especially in Tsukiji. We enjoyed very fresh seafood a lot. And do you remember we were lucky to encounter the Buddist Wedding Ceremony? I hope you enjoy Kyoto and Osaka. Thank you again, and have a great holiday! Michiko