Explore the best of Tokyo in One day! Join me in this private walking tour that covers Tokyo's must-see spots in a day! See the authentic Japanese cuisine at the Tsukiji Market, pray for good fortune at Asakusa Sensoji Temple, take a selfie in front of Tokyo station, Enjoy fun, food, and fashion at Harajuku Takeshitadori and see the world’s busiest intersection at Shibuya Scramble Crossing. You can do it all in one day. And I'm sure you will be satisfied and smiling at the end of the tour!
At your hotel lobby (in central Tokyo)
Your personal guide is waiting at your hotel lobby. (*Hotels in the 23 cities of central Tokyo only)
Explore Japanese unique food culture in the outer market and try out some sushi, mochi, fruits etc - the most sought-after experience at Tsukiji’s outer market!
Kabuki is one of the traditional theater plays of Japan. And the theater building is the 5th generation which was rebuilt in 2013 with the traditional style. Even if you are not the Kabuki fan, it is worth looking at this theater as one of Tokyo's must-see spots. Kabuki features elaborate costumes, exaggerated makeup and manner of speech and the sophisticated stage set.
Pray for good luck at one of Tokyo's oldest and the most popular temple and find the exotic gifts from Japan at Nakamisedori shopping street-Tokyo's biggest souvenir market!!
The park has the oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national museums and definitely the center of art! It is also a very popular place for cherry-blossom-viewing in spring and lotus flowers in summer among the locals and you may not believe there was an important battle between samurai and Meiji government about 150 years ago.
You'll find unique shops along this small street. Would you like to sip sake and eat yakitori a little?!
It is one of the leading terminal stations in Japan with approximately 3,000 train arrivals and departures per day. It has the largest number of platforms in Japan.
Imperial Palace is built on the former Edo castle compound and some of its original moats, stone walls, entrance gates are still remains in the central Tokyo in this modern days! You can definitly enjoy the contrast of modern and traditional here!!
Pay a visit to this peaceful shrine surrounded by a lush green forest right in the heart of Tokyo and hit Harajuku Takesihtadori/Omotesando shopping street, one of the busiest & brightest shopping streets in Tokyo.
End of the tour. This station is convenient to get to Shibuya, Shinjuku and Roppongi which are perfect to enjoy the city's nightlife!
Exploring the Tsukiji Fish Market, you will enjoy seeing and eating the freshest sushi at its outer market’s food stalls and restaurants. (A)Strolling a beautiful Japanese garden. (B)Immerse in authentic traditional Japanese culture as you see one short Kabuki play.
Then you will find serenity inside Asakusa Sensoji as you pray for good fortune. With Eiko’s help, no doubt you will find the most unique souvenirs for your loved ones at any shopping store on Nakamise street. After that, you will find yourself in the busy Tokyo Central Station, and enjoy the modern Tokyo! You will also see the remains of gates, moats and stone walls of the Edo castle which was where the Shogunate government had been placed for more than 250 years back in Edo period(1600-1867). But now it is the residence of Japanese Emperor. Learn more about the history of the Japanese Royal family as Eiko introduces the two places that are related to the Imperial family - the Imperial Palace Plaza and the Meiji Shrine. Lastly, this tour will take you to Harajuku, and Shibuya - the heart of youth, diversity, technology, and culture of present Tokyo.
guide fee, Hotel pick-up fee, guide's transportation fee during the tour, guide's entrance fees to the garden/Tokyo National Museum
Transportation fee during the tour(you), entrance fees(you), lunch (you and guide),
Please send a message before making a direct booking.
Foreign guests should be vaccinated or tested negative on COVID-19 before leaving for Japan.
1.) In this walking tour, we will use public transportations
2.) Low rates for solo travelers. Please send a message about the guide fee.
3.) Many shops and restaurants of Tsukiji outer market close on Wednesdays and Sundays.
4.) Kabuki is a traditional Japanese drama play. One short Kabuki play lasts about 45mins and costs about 800 - 1000yen. They have headsets for interpretation if needed. Kabukiza theater is closed from the end to the month to the beginning of the following month for the preparation.
5.) Kiyosumi garden is closed on Mondays. The entrance fee is 300yen/adult.
6.) Tokyo National Museum in Ueno closes on Mondays. The entrance fee is 1000yen/adult.
Of course, yes, as long as the tour duration doesn't change. If you have any requests/special interests, please let me know before booking.
Yes. So please send a message first before booking.
This is a great tour. Eiko listened to everything our group wanted and was able to pack the tour with things for everyone. With a group age running from 27 to 55 our interest was vastly different, but Eiko was able to include everything from nature in Mt. Fuji and the volcano, to art in an outdoor museum, and even added in History with shrines and historical stories of the area. Everyone was happy and fully engaged throughout the entire tour. We had great photo opportunities and were able to eat black eggs from the volcano (you must try). We had the perfect mix of walking and riding. We began the day by visiting an outdoor museum with great art. It was a wonderful site for photos and the art was breathtaking. Eiko was able to explain all of the large pieces and offer background of many works. We then ascended the mountain to the volcano site, eat Black eggs and got great pictures of Mt. Fuji. We then went for a boat ride and were able to get more great photos. After a short walk we visited a woodworking site that allowed us to visit with the wood artist. He demonstrated his art and allowed us to purchase great souvenirs. We also visited the old tea house. This is out of the way, but I highly recommend including it in your tour. The tea is great, and the house is historic. We ended the day with a shrine and then a visit to an Onsen. What a perfect tour. Lunch was an extra expense, but Eiko recommended a great restaurant, and the food was wonderful. I recommend this tour no matter your interest or fitness ability. Eiko will work with you.
Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review. I’m so happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. I can still recall everything about the tour with all of you, as if it were just yesterday. Even though I have been to Hakone many times, the pleasant conversations and smiles I had with you all made even me, the guide, happy on this wonderful tour. I was very honored to be chosen as your Hakone guide. Thank you very much!! Please come back to Japan again soon! Take care, Eiko
Met us at the train station upon arrival and immediately navigated all transportation pass purchases to save us money as well as coordinated luggage transfer service to the hotel so we could easily tour. Took us to the best view spot of Mt. Fuji, researched a lunch place to meet our dietary needs, and even treated us to yummy strawberries. Highly recommended for all the above as well as ease of communication.
Thank you very mush for this excellent review. On your tour day, the sky was very clear and we could see Mt. Fuji beautifully all day! I was very happy that I could show you the best of Hakone that day!! There were also some hurdles to solve and we exchanged messages many times, didn’t we? And I’m glad to know you enjoyed the tour. I’m hoping your entire Japan trip will be a safe and memorable one to all of you!! Eiko
Eiko is a very friendly and lovely lady to be with on my one day tour around Tokyo. I had a special request and needed to customise the itinerary quite a bit. Eiko put in extra effort and made my wish come true! She’s very flexible while making me comfortable to go to many places without missing the interesting details. Definitely a happy day filled with fun discoveries and good accompany!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. The tuna we had at Tsukiji was exceptionally delicious! The beautiful autumn weather also helped make the tour an enjoyable one. You have chosen the best time of the year. Just one thing I regret was that we couldn't go up Shibuya Sky due to overcrowded. So, I hope you will come to Japan again soon! Lastly, I'm hoping the good luck charm you bought at the shrine will make your wish come true!
Eiko has such a warm and lovely personality; feels like being guided by a knowledgeable family friend. She was really good with my 12 year old. Due to her engagement with him and explanations at the Shinto and Buddhist shrines, he continued to enjoy visiting shrines throughout the rest of our time in Japan. We were spending the next couple of days in Nikko and I had been concerned about shrine overload for him, but all went well! She was flexible, yet ensured we saw the special highlights of the area and artfully managed the public transportation to get us to our train to Nikko on time. Highly recommend.
I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful review. I appreciate the generosity and warmth of you and your family. I was not able to show you many places in the limited time we had, but I was glad that you listened so attentively to my guiding. I have good memories of your child repeatedly getting incense smoke on the head at Sensoji Temple and interacting with local junior high school students. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family's important trip. I hope you will come back to Japan with the whole family in the near future! Eiko