Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities wiht both historical and modern sites. This tour offers you such must see spots in central and eastern part of Tokyo including the world famouse Tsukiji outermarket, Tokyo's oldest buddhist temple, the Imperial Palace, Kabukiza theater and so on. Tokyo also shows different beauty by season. Let me suggest you the seasonal best spot you must see!!
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Outside Tsukiji station on the Metro Hibiya Line. On the ground level.
Tsukiji Fish Market ( the outer market )
Kabukiza theater (*option 1: See a single act of Kabuki)
Asakusa Sensoji temple and Nakamise street
Ueno Park (*option 2: Tokyo National Museum ) or Ginza area
East Garden of the Imperial Palace Plaza (closed on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays.)
JR Tokyo station area (Character Street, Ramen Street, Tokyu Hands, Daimaru )
Ueno station , Tokyo station or the most convenient train station
Tokyo is an exciting city with so many interesting things and places. This tour covers many of Tokyo's popular spots located in eastern and central Tokyo in one day! It offers the guest delicious food, Japanese culture, historical temple and so on. Kabukiza theater visit is a highly recommended experience in Japan!! Kabuki is a traditional stage drama which became popular in the Edo era(1600 - 1867). Not many tourists see it since the ticket system is a little bit complecated. Let me help you! At Tsukiji fish market, you can enjoy not only sushi/fish but also Japanese Wagyu, fruits, sweets, green tea and so on. Even though you are not a fish lover, it's worth looking at this place!! They have kitchen tools and knives too! The Imperial Palace and East Garden are Japanese Imperial Family related spots But they are built on the site of former Edo castle. There are remains that take you back to the Edo era!! It’s a beautiful place to stroll!! Ueno park is especially famous for beautiful cherry blossoms in spring, lotus flowers in summer and so on. If time available, let’s visit Tokyo National Museum whose collection is wide range from Buddha statues to Ukiyoe, woodblock prints and worrier armors and swords. Please join this tour to explore the central Tokyo!!
Guide fee only
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide), entrance fee of the Garden(you),
hotel meetup service fee
This tour basically uses the public transportation; the JR Lines, the subway Lines.
Tsukiji outer market is very crowded and has wet floor. Please wear comfortable shoes. Some shops at Tsukiji close on Wednesday’s and Sundays.
Single act of Kabuki coasts approx 1000yen. It last for approx 50 minutes but you can leave at any time. Kabukiza theater is closed at the end and the beginning of each month for stage set change.
East Garden is closed on Fridays and Mondays. (Please note that the Imperial Palace building is not seen from the palace plaza.)
Tokyo National Museum's opening hours are : 9:30 - 5:00(enter by 4:30) / Friday and Saturday untill 9:00pm
High reviews for our day with Eiko! From meeting us in our hotel lobby to sending us on our way at the end, Eiko provided us with a tailored experience. She’s knowledgeable, flexible and made our first experience with Tokyo pleasurable and fun. Thank you Eiki!!
Hi Marge and Annie, Thank you very much for this wonderful review! And I would like to thank you again that you allowed me to be a part of your memory of Tokyo. We ate delicious Japanese food, saw interesting archtectures, enjoyed souvenir shopping and moreover we talked a lot! I felt very comfortable throughout our tour maybe because we were just the three women! But maybe next time, please come back to Japan with the family! I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future! Take care, Eiko
I highly recommend Eiko! She took time to learn what I was interested in before my trip and made sure to include special stops to accommodate my interests. Eiko was very well organized and extremely flexible (because of heavy rains, she was able to adjust our plans so that we didn't get drenched). She even used our travel time to explain cultural influences as well as history of Japan. Due to her organization and quick thinking (changing plans due to the rain), I was able to learn more and see much more of Tokyo than I imagined possible.
Hi Kelley, Thank you very much for taking time to write my review! I appreciate it because I know how busy you are at work and at home, and moreover this is GREAT with 5 stars!! Thank you. :-) I felt very comfortable from the moment I met you to the end of the tour. You must be a tolerant teacher over there. Because of the rainy weather, we could have our own seats while seeing a single act of Kabuki at the theater, we didn't need to wait for the table for lunch! We, since there were just the two of us, talked about many things, but the conversation about 'Umami', the 5th sense of the taste was the most interesting! I would definitly like to see you again in the future! Please come back to Japan wiht your family next time! Take care, Eiko
If I could give 4.5 stars I would. We (my family with two more or less grown sons) were a difficult group to handle, with differing interests and temperaments, but Eiko did an excellent job, with all of us being pleased with the experience. She pushed us a bit hard, but always politely, and for good reason. But she was flexible, altering the tour as circumstances dictated, spoke English very well, and had excellent local knowledge. I would certainly recommend her to most anyone.
Thank you very much for the nice review. It was my pleasure to show you around my favorite Tokyo. I was looking at you as a very happy family even though each one has different interests. I hope you made a lot of nice memories! Again, thanks for having me as your Tokyo guide! Take care! Eiko
My wife and I spent 3 glorious days in December with charming, energetic, flexible and knowledgeable Eiko. We are English speaking, and we were all able to understand each other with ease. Eiko tailored the itinerary for each day to either a central theme, or to a locale in the city. We were specifically interested in museums, architecture, significant shrines and temples, and culture, and she adapted the tours to fit our interests. When we got tired after walking and climbing 18,000 steps on one day, she found interesting spots for us to take breaks. She steered us to some of the most authentic and delicious restaurants to enjoy lunch. And because of her experience living in the US, she was able to help us compare and contrast the culture of Japan with that of the US, and the exciting city of Tokyo with that of our hometown, New York City. Eiko's warmth and personality made us feel that we had made a true friend in Tokyo. If a family member or trusted close friend were visiting Tokyo, we would 100% recommend that they try to connect with Eiko to guide them.
Hi Edward, Thank you very much for your time and effort to write this wonderful review especially after a long Japan trip! It was definitely one of my most memorable tours in my career. And I cannot say thank you enough for allowing me to be your Tokyo guide for 3 consecutive days. I like Tokyo's beautiful architectures, and also the sceneries that show the contrast of modern and traditional. It was my pleasure to show you them and see Tobby and you smiling and taking pictures of them. You were such a generous, intelligent couple that I was also informed a lot of things though our conversations over 3 days. Thank you so much. And yes! We walked a lot! It was fun to check my smart phone at the end of the tour every day. :-) Please have a nice rest and enjoy the wonderful holiday seasons! I'm hoping to see you again in the future! Take care! Eiko