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A trip to know the present and old Tokyo

Nao K.

5.00(1) reviews
Tokyo
English
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 3 people

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting transmitter and has a height of 634 meters. It was recognized by the Guinness World Records Organization in 2011 as the tallest broadcasting tower in the world. Sensoji temple is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo and its outer gate "Thunder gate" with a large vermilion lantern is a landmark of Asakusa. This is one of "must see" spot in Tokyo.

Meeting Point

In front of information center of Tobu line at Asakusa station

Tokyo Skytree's two observation decks located at the heights of 350 meters and 450 meters above ground offer spectacular views out over Tokyo

Sensoji temple is the oldest temple which is reminiscent of old Edo period. Japanese traditional souvenir are available in Nakamise shopping arcade.

Ending Point

In front f information center of Tobu line at Asakusa station

What to Expect

Tokyo Skytree is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo. The main attractions of Tokyo Skytree are two observation decks which offer spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the whole Tokyo and neighboring prefectures from all of its floors.

Analog broadcasting ended in 2011, and a complete transition was made to Digital Terrestrial Television broadcasting. Five commercial TV stations as well as NHK utilize the new tower to broadcast digital TV from a height of around 600 meters. Tokyo Skytree replaced the 333-meter-tall Tokyo Tower as a symbol of Japan's capital.

Tokyo Skytree employs cutting-edge Japanese technology to reproduce the traditional architectural know-how of the Shinbashira" (Central Column Vibration Control for mitigation of seismic motion) used in a five story pagoda. The walls of the building were intentionally made flexible so the building would sway gently and release the energy of any earthquake.

Drawing international attention, Tokyo Skytree debuted as the tallest freestanding tower in the world. The tower surely provides an invaluable opportunity to introduce the culture and technology of Japan to people from around the world.

Asakusa is a famous sightseeing spot in Tokyo, which is reminiscent of the Edo period.

This district, Asakusa has been flourishing as a temple town of Senso-ji, the oldest and the largest temple in Tokyo. Kaminarimon, or "Thunder Gate", the outer gate of the temple is very famous as landmark of Asakusa for its huge vermilion lantern. Both domestic and foreign tourists flock to this venerable temple and the shopping arcade called ”Nakamise” in the compound, the best place to buy traditional Japanese souvenirs in Tokyo. In present days about 30 million worshipers visit there annually and became the center of demotic public religious faith/Belief. Asakusa is a town filled with the atmosphere of Shitamachi (the traditional shopping, entertainment and residential districts of Tokyo).

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Taito ward

What‘s not included

Transportation charge (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee, hotel-pick up in other than Taito ward

*Transportation (Train) ¥300

*Entrance fee for Skytree (17 years old or over)

  Main deck + upper deck Main deck only

Weekday   ¥3,100/person    ¥2,100

Weekend+N.H.  ¥3,400/person    ¥2,300

(Pre-ordered ticket is cheaper, 17 years old or younger is cheaper)

Important Information

In 2022 I can accept your guide request 1 week prior to travel date.

Unavailable on 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday afternoon after 3:00PM

Tokyo Skytree

Open 8:00~22:00 (Last entry 21:00)

Solamachi (shops in building at the foot of the tower)

Open 10:00~21:00

Restaurant floor (6F,7F,30F,31F)

Open 11:00~23:00

Sensoji/Asakusa

Main temple hall open

April ~September 6:00~17:00

October~March 6:30~17:00

Nakamise shops

Open 8:00~19:00


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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Zachary E.

Nov 15, 2019

Thank you very much!

Nao is an excellent and fun guide. He has taken several of my customers of tours around Tokyo and everyone enjoyed it very much. I definitely recommend him!

Nao K.

Dear Zachary Thank you very much for your comment on my recent service. I will keep making efforts to better my skills as guide and make good memories for visitors from overseas countries. Nao Kurobe

$105/ per group

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