One day - Best places in Tokyo Part Ⅰ

Day Trip

Yukiko F.

4.98(169) reviews
Tokyo
English, Japanese (Native)
7.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

In Tokyo, there are so many attractive places where you can have a great time of the day.

I selected four most popular touring spots; Tsukiji, Imper...

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel(23wards in Tokyo)

Tsukiji

Imperial Palace Eastern Garden (When it is closed we visit Nijyubashi bridge of the Imperial palace)

Asakusa( Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Kappabashi street)

Akihabara

Ending Point

At the nearest station of our last visiting spot

What to Expect

In Tokyo, there are so many attractive places where you can have a great time of the day.

I selected four most popular touring spots; Tsukiji, Imperial palace, Asakusa and Akihabara. It's very good tour, especially if this will be your first time visit in Tokyo!

Also there is "Popular spots in the west side of Tokyo" tour on my page. You can cover most of all must-see spots in Tokyo!!

Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the top tourist district destination in Tokyo! It consists of two main areas-the inner market and the outer market. Tokyo governor decided to relocate the inner market to Toyosu new market in October,2018. (visiting the inner market will not be included in our itinerary from October 2018)It might be your first and last chance to visit there! We will go to both places. The inner market is the wholesale market for the professionals where about 480 kinds of marine products are traded. You can have a close look at various kinds of fish and shellfish like tuna, eel, octopus, sea urchin and more! There are about 550 small family-run retail shops in the inner market, each shop has own specialty selling foods like tuna, eel and so on. So you can enjoy seeing from many different things not only merchandises but also workers, shops, and the human interactions in Tsukiji. Inside the market, intricate narrow streets are like a maze but I'll take you anywhere you're interested in safely.

In the outer market, there are about 400 retail shops which are open to the public. Almost all kinds of Japanese ingredients can be found here.

This is like a kitchen of Japanese cuisine. You can buy Japanese food, seasonings,tea, knives, dishware wrapping goods and so on. Of course you can taste and eat fresh seafood here.

We'll visit the East Garden of the Imperial Palace.(Monday and Friday are closed. Instead, we will visit Nijyubashi bridge of the Imperial Palace) We will visit two main spots such as the main tower of the former Edo castle and the Ninomaru Garden. Many kinds of seasonal flowers and plants are planted. You can enjoy the scenery all year around. It's very a beautiful Japanese garden.

Next, we'll go to Asakusa. It remains the old atmosphere of the Edo era and it's a very vivid town. On the way to Sensoji temple, we can enjoy shopping at Nakamise shopping street. It's very fun to see so many kinds of traditional crafts, sweets and souvenirs. Sweets like a small pancake stuffed with red bean paste, deep-fried buns stuffed with different kinds of pastes and rice crackers are famous in Asakusa.

There are many kinds of restaurants such as Tempura, Soba, Udon, Tonkatsu, Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake), Sukiyaki, grilled eel rice bowl, Sushi, Hamburg, pasta, and so on. If you'd like to eat at a local tavern in the Hoppy street, definitely it is better to have a tour guide with you. Let's eat your favorite authentic Japanese food in Asakusa!

Our last destination is Akihabara. If you're interested, we can have a break at a maid cafe. Girls who are wearing maid costumes will welcome you as their master politely. You can order food and drinks and can take a photo with the maid (you need to pay extra charge). Customers can also enjoy chatting with them before the order is being served.

Akihabara is well known for shopping as well. I can take you anywhere you are interested in such as Don Quijote, Gacyapon(capsule toy) shops, anime figure doll shops, comic stores, and electronics shops.

If you have any questions and requests, please feel free to ask me. I'll reply you as soon as possible.

I'd like to make your stay in Tokyo a real pleasant one. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in my tour!

Thank you, Arigatou!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up,Reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only)

What‘s not included

transportation fee( We will discuuss what kinds of transportation you would like to use sich as a train or taxi. If you use Metoro, one-day free-pass ticket 600yen per person, 300yen per child), lunch and drink

Important Information

*Online Tour* 1.I am available to do online live tour from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Japan standard time, and other Online programs are available from 4:00 am to 8:00 pm. We have time differences, so please check your time. (Shops in Harajyuku,Shinjyuku and Akihabara area open around 11:00 am. Tsukiji market closed on Wednesday and Holiday.) 2.Basically, we will use Zoom in all online tours. 3.Some shops and temples may not allowed to take video and photo inside and sometimes internet connection is not good. In that case, I'll show you the outside only. 4. I can not take a responsibility about any bad internet connections or issues that guide can not control during the tour. *Guided Tour* 1.I am available to do a tour in Tokyo from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. Saturday might be available, so please contact with me to ask. 2.I am available to do a tour in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Kawagoe and Mt.Fuji area.(Other places might be possible, please ask me.) 3.I am afraid that I don't provide Night tour. 4.The pick up service of your hotel is in Tokyo. Maihama, Urayasu area and Yokohama area are possible.(Because there are outside of Tokyo,an extra charge is needed.)

*During 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic season and high season, seasonal fee is charged on your tour fee.

(Tokyo Olympic / from July 24th to August 9th, Paralympic /from August 25th to September 6th)

(High season / from March 20 to May 6th, December 24th to January 4th)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Jill K.

Sep 24, 2021

When your team can't travel, bring travel to your team

Yuki created a one hour, live, virtual walking tour. This was not our team's first attempt at this with other companies, but this was by far the best. Yuki's communication started this adventure off on the right foot. Not only was she communicative, but she also was flexible when I booked the wrong date by accident. She was clear with what she needed from me for this to be successful (a zoom link) and she took care of the rest. Her AV was so clear and how she interacted with us was so interactive, fun, and informative. She used cue cards with photos, offered trivia, answered our live questions in chat and over the call. Our team was enamored with her and her style. She was fun and clearly new her stuff, but it didn't feel scripted or rehearsed. She was a gem and we have already referred her to other members of our organization. Absolutely would book her again and when we are able to actually travel to Tokyo, I'll be seeing if she would be willing to be our personal tour guide. Thank you for everything, Yuki!

Yukiko F.

Wow!! Thank you so much for your excellent review, Jill! I can't find a better word to express my gratitude. I also enjoyed to communicate with your team members during the session and glad to show you around in Asakusa as much as possible. My another virtual experience will visit Akihabara and put emphasis on more modern culture, this time such as Japanese animation. If you have a chance to join, I would be happy to guide. Of course, I always welcome all of you when you're able to travel to Tokyo in the future! Domo Arigatou!!

Antoine P.

Aug 26, 2021

Great visit of Akihabara

Excellent visit of Akihabara. Do not hesitate to book your visit with Yukiko.

Yukiko F.

Thank you for joining a live virtual walking tour in Tokyo! I am pleased to hear that your review. There are many places that have different atmosphere and characteristics in Tokyo, I hope you will have another chance to join other virtual tour in the future. Please stay safe, Domo Arigatou gozaimashita!!

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Chris G.

Apr 29, 2021

Was great to see Tokyo

What a great experience learning about and experiencing Tokyo. I have taken virtual tours before and depending on the group it could get quiet. Not with Yuki, she came prepared with facts, questions and different ways to engage the group. I cannot say enough positive things about Yuki and her tour, trust me you will love it!

Yukiko F.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Chris! I'm so happy to hear that. I appreciate that I can do something for my guests even under this difficult situation. I think it is meaningful to see a real time viewing, what's going on over there now and communicate interactively. I'm always welcome you on Zoom and in Japan! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

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Sharon L.

Oct 17, 2020

Home away from home

Japan is a fave destination for friends and family. I am glad that I took the leap and booked Yukiko. Made pre arrangements 2 weeks before the tour and she was very helpful in giving an itinerary tailor Fit for our group. We will definitely book again.

Yukiko F.

Thank you so much for your great review! I'm pleased that you and your friends enjoyed the tour of Live virtual tour in Tokyo. This new style tour have a lot of potential. Wherever you, your family and friends are in the world, you can get together through online easily and enjoy the real time scenery and communication with a local guide. Like an actual tour, I'd like to customize the virtual tour depends on your interests and requests as much as possible. I'm looking forward to meeting you again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

$263/ per group