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4-hour Tokyo Tour (perfect for layovers)

Highlights

Toshi H.

4.95(92) reviews
Tokyo
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

The perfect way to spend layovers (from Haneda Airport). It's a bite-sized tour to take in the best of Tokyo sights. Scenic spots and good food just 30 minutes from Haneda Airport. We'll go to one of the biggest Buddhist temples in Tokyo, a nearby Shinto shrine, and the Imperial Palace (outside only). We'll also sample sushi at the Tsukiji Fish Market. Alternatively, we could also go to the Ginza shopping street instead of Tsukiji.

Meeting Point

Haneda Airport or your hotel (Central Tokyo or Yokohama only)

The numbered photos correspond to the following.

10:00 AM

Meet-up at Haneda Airport

10:30 AM

1. Zojoji Buddhist Temple

= One of the biggest temples in Tokyo

= Excellent views and plenty of photo opps.

11:00 AM

2. Shinto Shrine

= small Shinto Shrine near Zojoji Temple

11:30 AM

3. The Imperial Palace (outside only)

= We'll see some traditional castle buildings.

12:30 PM

Additional Options:

4A. Tsukiji Fish Market

= Features 400 small stores and sushi bars . Some sushi bars are open until quite late (some are until midnight).

= Mornings are livelier than evenings.

4B. Ginza (High-end shopping street)

= If time permits, we'll also go to Mitsukoshi department store and other smaller stores selling Mikimoto pearls, Japanese swords, washi paper, etc.

01:30 PM

Take train to Haneda Airport

02:00 PM

Haneda Airport

The itinerary (time and/or order) may change depending on the weather, our pace, and the conditions on the day itself.

Alternatively a walking tour at a modern art town near the airport is available. Please book my 4-hour tour "Tokyo Your Way" (Shinagawa 1)

Ending Point

Haneda Airport or the last stop in the itinerary

What to Expect

= Scenic spots and good food within a 30-minute range from Haneda Airport.

= Excellent views and plenty of photo opps.

= Perfect for people of all ages!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

The following are PAID IN CASH on the day/s of the tour.

= Transportation during the tour (you & guide) = approx. 1,500++JPY/person

= Lunch / food / drinks (you & guide)

Tour extension = 4,000JPY/h


Important Information

Multiple-day bookings are encouraged. I might have greater flexibility in opening closed slots in this case. Let's talk about it. Send me a message! :‑) MORE INFO: = We use public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) in my tours as it's the best way to see the city. = Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour. = The meet-up time marks the official start of the tour. = Hotel pick-ups = only in Central Tokyo, Yokohama, and a few hotels in Kawasaki. = Early pick-up (before 9:30) = extra 1,000JPY/hr = Tour extension (extra hour service) = 4,000JPY/hr = Four-hour tours available = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama, and antique flea market. Please check out the corresponding tour pages. = HAKONE TOURS = Requires close coordination with the guide BEFORE BOOKING. It takes more time to plan this trip. = MT. FUJI TOURS = Only available as an ADD-ON to a Tokyo tour (at least 4-hr Tokyo tour on a different day). Guests should book their own private car or van prior to book a guide.

(1) Fixed itinerary. (2) Start time = Between 9:00AM and 3:00PM. (NOTE: Longer hours from June to Aug = between 9:00AM and 4:00PM) (3) To get a feel for the 'real Tokyo', we'll be taking public transportation--monorail, subway, and taxi. (4) This is a relatively quick tour which doesn't allow us to linger much. (5) If necessary, we can extend the tour for another hour if you want more time for shopping, dining, and/or photo opps.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Malini S.

May 15, 2022

Kamakura review

Excellent tour with Toshi as she is very knowledgable and could share much more than information related to just the sights

Toshi H.

Thank you, Malini! So happy to know you like our Kamakura tour. The fresh green leaves in the gardens were really relaxing while Great Buddha was so outstanding. Don’t you think so? I hope this tour was a good introduction of Japan’s history and culture to you. Let’s visit North Kamakura next time since the atmosphere there is a bit different from what we saw on May 5th. I look forward to seeing you again!

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Karyna V.

Feb 5, 2020

Extraordinary day in Tokyo with excellent guide Toshi-San

Thank you T-Chan (Toshi-San) for an amazing day in Tokyo. I was a solo traveler with one day in Tokyo. T-Chan made it a truly unforgettable day. My day with Toshi started when she picked me up promptly at my Shinjuku hotel. She then took me to experience TeamLab Planets - a spectacular body immersive digital arts experience - in Odaiba. Along the way, we rode the fully automated train and she showed me different sights along the train line. Second stop was the Onsen in Odaiba. This was a most unique experience I wouldn’t have been able to manage without T-Chan with me. We enjoyed the onsen, the shops and the bath. It felt like a relaxing afternoon with a good friend. Next, T-Chan showed me the shops in Odaiba, where we walked around and she helped me find the items I was looking for. T-Chan knew where to shop and was willing to adjust the schedule to accommodate my interests. I was truly happy with my shopping purchases. Then we proceeded to Shinjuku where she showed me the interesting sights and places unique to the area. She gave me more information for the rest of my stay, before we parted ways. My day with T-chan was unhurried but filled with memorable sights and experiences. I only had a day with her in Tokyo but the memories will last me a lifetime. Thank you very much T-Chan for everything. I highly recommend Toshi-San. She is efficient, articulate and accommodating. She will work with you to make the best of your time in Japan.

Toshi H.

Thank you Karyna-chan! So delighted to hear you had a relaxing layover. I felt like you were one of my old friends, too. We, Japanese, have the Onsen culture. Even in the heart of Tokyo, we could soak in the natural hot spring. Amazing, isn’t it? As we are both dog-person, exploring pet stores was so fun! I hope your dogs will love the kimono costumes which you bought for them. How did you like sake? We sampled 5 varieties. I liked the sparkling sake the best. There are more trendy spots in Tokyo. Let’s go to Shibuya next time! Hope to see you again.

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Annette T.

Jan 21, 2020

Fantastic tour!

We had a wonderful tour with Toshi today. It was very interesting, informative and entertaining! Toshi modified our tour to add in all of our requested inclusions and the tour flowed easily. I really appreciated her encouragement to join in the Kawaii Monster Show and this was an absolute highlight! Toshi also gave us lots of information on what to do for our remaining time in Tokyo and she pointed out lots of things during our time, that you would miss not being a local. I highly recommend Toshi as a guide and this was a great experience for our family. Thank you Toshi x

Toshi H.

Arigato, Annette! Harajuku was fun, wasn't it? So glad we managed to hit all the spots you wanted. We felt as if we were surrounded by an explosion of color and ultimate cuteness at Kawaii Monster Café. So glad to hear you enjoyed dancing on the giant pink cake! You now have quite a collection of memories: dog café, the rainbow-colored food, the cosplay store, the dazzling display of products in the stores, the surreal mirror escalator, etc. (I can stare at this all day long!) Ukiyoe museum was very impressive, wasn’t it? They change the exhibit every two months. You need to come back and check other collections. Enjoy the rest of your Tokyo stay! Hope to see you again soon!

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Kristina P.

Jan 16, 2020

Great day in Tokyo with a large family group

We spent a fabulous day with T-Chan! She was organised, knowledgeable, polite, expert and caring. She took us to the places we were interested in but enhanced our itinerary further with other suggestions and places. We fit a lot in the day but didn’t feel overly rushed. Our relatively young children also enjoyed the day very much which can be challenging. T-Chan even provided us with summary notes at the end of the day of everything we had seen. Really great! Thank you so much T-Chan!

Toshi H.

Thank you, K-chan! So delighted to know that all of you enjoyed our tour. I did, too. We were so lucky that we were able to take group photos with two sumo wrestlers in Ryogoku! The atmosphere in Asakusa was still quite festive with its New Year decor. The highlight of the tour was Harajuku. The girls really liked the store and said “I want to buy everything here!” It was hard to leave as there were so many cute stuff, wasn’t it? Next time, let’s take a Purikura photo together! Hope to see you again.

$150/ per group

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