Tokyo is now the world class popular tourist destination. Tokyo is the financial, political and commercial heart of Japan. We will visit places of best views, parks and gardens, architecture, museums, shops, temples and shrines as you like. In the 'Highlights', you can find Tokyo's popular areas. Each area, I pick up some spots for your reference. Let's enjoy exploring Tokyo with me.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
It depends the place you choose or any place of your convenience.
1. Marunouchi area : Tokyo station, Kitte bldg, Imperial palace
2. Tsukiji area : Tsukiji outer market(many shops close on Wed and Sun), Namiyoke shrine, Tsukiji Honganji temple.
3. Ginza area : Ginza shopping street, Kabukiza theater, Hibiya park
4. Roppongi area : Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Mid Town, Aoyama cemetary
5. Asakusa area: Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Kappa-bashi shopping street, Sumida river cruise, Tokyo Sky Tree
6. Ueno area : Ueno park, Tokyo National Museum(close on Mon.), Ameyoko shopping street
7.Yanaka area : Asakura Choso museum(close on Mon. & Thi), Yanaka cemetery, Yanaka shopping street
8.Ryogoku area : Edo Tokyo museum（close on Mon), Sumo studium and museum, Edo-Noren bldg.
9. Kagurazaka area : Geisya street, Kagurazaka shopping street, Zenkokuji temple, Akagi shrine, Korakuen Garden
10. Shinjuku area: Tokyo Gov. office and observatory, Shinjuku shopping street, Shinjuku-Gyoen garden, Kabuki-cho night spot
11. Harajuku area: Omote-sando avenue (Street of architecture), Takeshita street, Meiji-jingu shrine,
12.Shibuya area : Scramble intersection, Statue of Hachi-ko dog, Shibuya shopping street, Syoto high-end residential area
13.Odaiba area: Yurikamome monorail, Raimbow Bridge, Fuji TV bldg, Odaiba Kaihin Koen seaside park, Shopping malls. Toyota mega web
14.Shiba area: Shiba-rikyu garden, Zojoji temple, Tokyo tower, Atago shrine
It depends the place you choose or any place of your convenience
I will make your itinerary as you like. Please let me know places you want to go by referring 'Highlight' list. I will arrange an itinerary to meet your request and also add some other neighboring spots if possible.
Example of a tour at Shiba and Ginza area
9:00 Meet at Hamamatsucho station North exit
9:10-10:00 Shiba-rikyu landscape garden (explain : how to view Japanese traditional garden)
10:30-11:30 Zojoji Buddhism temple (explain : Buddhism in Japan, Tokugawa Shogunate, outline of Japanese history )
12:00-13:30 Tokyo Tower observatory and lunch
14:00-14:30 Atago Shinto shrine (explain : Shinto in Japan)
15:00-16:00 Ginza street walk (the most famous and luxurious shopping street in Japan)
Entrance fee for
Shiba-rikyu garden : adult jpy150
Tokugawa Shogun generals grave yard in Zojoji temple : jpy500 (close on Tuesday)
Tokyo tower main observatory : adult jpy900 child jpy500
Lunch at Tokyo tower's Food Court or restaurants :
jpy1000 to 2500
to meeting place Hamamatucho station for the guide jpy570
from Kamiyacho to Ginza : adult jpy170 child jpy80
Making itinerary, Guide fee
Lunch, transportation and entrance fee for you and a guide
Each area in the 'Highlight' list, I picked up several popular spots, but it does not necessary mean to visit all of them. So if you have 'must' places to go, please let me know. Then I will make your itinerary including those places.
We use public transportation(no seat reservation) and walk quite a lot. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
It's better to have certain amount of Japanese yen cash. Some shops and restaurants do not accept credit cards.
We had a wonderful time going around with Noriko. She was patient and helped us make a tour suited for the family. We went around Tsukiji Market and was able to eat some really good fresh seafood. My little girl was able to wear a Kimono around Asakusa and spend the day like a cute little Japanese Girl. We wish we had more hours and days to go around with her. I think going around other parts of Tokyo with Noriko would be fun! Until the next trip to Tokyo!!
Thank you so much for your great review, Michelle. I was very happy to spent time with you, especially with your cute kids. Your girl was fascinated by the people around her in Asakusa. I hope you will come to Japan again and if you'd like, let me introduce you other interesting spots. Japan is full of attractive things and places. I'm looking forward to seeing you again.