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Backstreets and popular spots in Tokyo in 1 day

Kaori Y.

6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Do you want to visit both major sightseeing spots and take off the beaten path little bit? Let's join this tour! You can see both Tokyoite local life...

Meeting Point

In front of the A1 exit of Tsukiji Shijyo station (Toei Oedo Line). If you need hotel pick up, please add the option.

Tsukiji fish market

Yanaka old town


Kappabashi street

Asakusa (Sensoji temple, souvenir shopping)

Ending Point


What to Expect

Do you want to visit both major sightseeing spots and take off the beaten path little bit? Let's join this tour! You can see both Tokyoite local life and sightseeing spots in a day.

To start we visit Tsukiji fish market, the biggest Fish market. You can see busy market with lots of fresh seafood. You can also try foods you have never seen on street or at a restaurant. If you would like to try foods there, I recommend you to have small breakfast before you join the tour :)

After the fish market, we take metro to go to Yanaka, backstreets of Tokyo. We visit Yanaka ginza, shopping street for local people and enjoy the old Tokyo atmosphere. We walk around old town with many temples, cemetery, public bath, etc and move to Ueno park.

From Ueno park, we take metro again to go to Kappabashi street with fake food displays them visit Asakusa where Sensoji temple and Asakusa shrine are located. There are many shops called Nakamise so you can enjoy shopping and getting typical Japanese souvenirs. If you need more shopping after the tour, you can stay in Asakusa! (If we have enough time, we can go to Kappabashi district with many kitchen tools and fake food displays)

At the end of the tour, I will show you how to go back to your hotel or how to get to your next destination.

★ If you need hotel pickup, please add "pick up option" when you book and message me your hotel name and its address to avoid mistake (there are several hotels with similar names)

★★ If you have any food restriction or allergy, please let me know (more details. the better!)

★★★ For last minute booking , please check the availability through message

Tour is not held on the following days (because Fish Market is closed)

April 26, 29

May 3-5, 10,13,17,24,27,31

June 3,7,10,14,17,21,24,28

July 5,8,12,19,20,26,29

August 2,9,14-16, 23,26,30

September 6,9,13,20-22,27

October 4,7,11,12,18,21,25,28

November 1,3,8,11,15,18,22,23,29

December 6,9,13,20,23,31

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Lunch, transportation fee for guide and guests

Important Information

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

It is about 400 JPY/person (If you prefer take metro/bus to walk from Yanaka to Ueno, it costs about 500 JPY)



Jeffrey C.

Sep 14, 2015

Kaori was a great tour guide and a perfect way for my wife and I to start our vacation in Tokyo. She picked us up directly at our hotel which was absolutely worth it (and she dropped us off too). Once we got on our journey she showed us how to use the Tokyo Subway, and took us around to all of the sites mentioned in the tour (Tsukiji market, Meiji Shrine, etc.). Her vast knowledge of history combined with her friendly personality and perfect english made our tour very enjoyable. It also allowed us to get a great feeling for Tokyo and we were able to craft the rest of our trip after knowing how to get around, and what the different sites offered. One suggestion would be to walk around Omotesando which is a great shopping district, we would not have known about it without Kaori.

Kaori Y.

Hi Jeffrey, thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Japan. I was very surprised how quickly you understood about Tokyo subway and other things! It was my pleasure to guide you. Thank you very much. Arigaou! Kaori


Chi Q.

Aug 19, 2015

I was in Japan in August and booked with Kaori for 1 all day in Tokyo. She was very nice and helping us with getting the taxi and help my son with buying a toys in pokemon center. Her english was excellent. We have to shorten the tour, because my mother in-law was very tired because of the heat and her shoes was hurting her feet, but otherwise it was a great tour. Thank you Kaori for a great tour.

Kaori Y.

Dear Chi, thank you for your review. It was the hottest day and different in Tokyo. I am sorry for you but I was happy to guide all of your family. Thank you. Kaori


Poppy S.

Jul 19, 2015

We only decided to book a tour guide at the very last minute , and Kaori was very prompt and helpful in her replies. After confirming our reservation, she went out of her way to accommodate our special request, which was to rent Yukata for the whole family and witness the Star Festival celebration which was on our first morning/afternoon in Tokyo. After finding out that there is no Yukata available for rent for our younger daughter, Kaori searched and found a shop that sells Yukata in her size, and offered us this option instead. All this was done prior to meeting us in the morning, and we are so happy she did all her preparation well in advance despite the SUPER short notice !! She also took us to have brunch at Tsukiji Fish Market and the kids loved everything (especially the Cod Fish and IKURA). During the day she patiently explained and guided us on the Tokyo Metro, which can be quite bewildering for first time tourists, and this really helped us a lot to navigate the subway on our own for the next 9 days. Overall, we are really satisfied with Kaori as our guide and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and families in the future. Arigato Gozaimasu Kaori :)

Kaori Y.

Dear Poppy, Thank you very much for writing the review. It was great time with you and your family. I was very happy to see your daughter saying "Ikura! Ikura!" and also wearing Yukata. They were sooo cute! Thank YOU so much for the great time. Thanks, Kaori.


Todd J.

Jun 10, 2015

Great guide, very knowledgeable and flexible. She showed me a great time in Tokyo. Great places to eat, shrines and nature just what I was looking for and more (from old town to fish market) Great dynamic tour of Tokyo experience thank you very much Kaori

Kaori Y.

Hi Todd, thank you very much for joining my tour. In 3 days I had great fun with you and enjoyed your nice pictures and movies a lot !!! I hope one day I can go to Alaska and see interesting animals. Thank you so much!

$216/ per group