Best of Tokyo in half or one or two day(s)

Takano Y.

5.00(17) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

One or two-day tour which covers best part of Tokyo with your personal guide who will give you neutral advice and information. Even if you are a first timer in Tokyo, you can visit locations of your cyoice; Asakusa Temple, Tsukiji outer fish market, Edo Tokyo Museum, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku Takeshita-Dori / Omote-Sando Street, Yanaka waking or Tokyo National Museum and more.


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Meeting Point

At your hotel or JR or Subway Stations

Tsukiji fish market (World largerst outer fish market)

Hama-Rikyu strolling garden (walking distance from Tsukiji fish market. Garden with seawater ponds, tea house and duck hunting blinds) 

Kagurazaka-- old geisha district with old teahouse, shrines, modern shops, french-style cafés and maze easily get lost

Asakusa with Sensoji Temple (If you have a plan to visit Kyoto or Nara later, this Temple visit can be skippied)

Tokyo National Museium or Yanaka Ginza, a reasonable priced shopping street which best represents an old town flavor of Tokyo from the past decades.

Meiji Shrine, Harajuku & Omote-Sando Shopping District and Shibuya Crossing

teamLab Planets, enter museum with barefoot. Immersive space in Tokyo filled with interactive digital artworks

Edo Tokyo Museum and/or Yasukuni Shrine Museum

Ending Point

At your hotel or JR or Subway Stations

What to Expect

By engaging a professional tour guide, you would feel that you have an old friend in Japan showing you around Tokyo.

If you have your personal interests, you do not have to follow standard attractions and I will be happy to customize tour for you.

It is best to visit and see what you are interested in and spend as much time as you want. You have a CHOICE as this is your tour.

You can also obtain useful advice on how to use public transportation, shopping, choice of restaurant.

During the tour, you can ask any qusetions which normal guide will hesitate to even talk about.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Shibuya/ Shijuku areas in Tokyo

What‘s not included

transportaion fee (you and guide)---Tokyo Subway 24-hour Ticket – Adult: 800 yen,child: 400 yen

lunch, entrance fee (if applicable)

Important Information

Born and raised in Niigata prefecture, visit my mother and sister who live in Niigata city every month from Tokyo. Niigata has lots of attractions for tourists, including Yahiko Shrine/suspension cable car ride to the top of Mt. Yahiko, Northern Culture Museum where you can see the richest farmer's residence and garden, sake breweries with free sake tasting, castle towns like Shibata city or Murakami city, winter ski resorts with four meters of snow, delicious local sea food from Sea of Japan or from Sado Island/ fruits and brown edamame. It takes only two hours by Shinkansen train to reach Niigata from Tokyo. Niigata prefecture and Niigata city each has a population of 2.3 Million and 0.8 Million, good sizes but much smaller than Tokyo, the biggest city area in the world. By experiencing both Tokyo on the Pacific Ocean side and Niigata on the Sea of Japan side, you can taste both modern gigantic city life/culture and traditional city/rural life/culture in Japan. In addition to Greater Tokyo Area where I live, I will be happy to be your guide in any cities/areas on the Sea of Japan side as well. My tour destinations outside Greater Tokyo area include Niigata-city, Nagaoka -city, Itoigawa-city, Sado island, Nagano city, Snow Resorts in Niigata and Nagano mountain areas, Yamagata city, Tsuruoka city, Sakata city, Kanazawa city, Oono city, Echizen city, Tsuruga city, Fukui city, Gokayama and Shirakawago which are World Heritage sites famous for Gassho-zukuri and Kyoto/Nara.

Tokyo Subway 24-hour Ticket will take you most of the places and costs 800yen per adult, whic is a very good deal in Town.

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



Kate D.

Dec 23, 2019

Wonderful day

Thank you Yoshi san for your expertise in guiding us. Without your local knowledge we would not have enjoyed our day out as much and would have never known about the local places to visit and eat. The little place in Ginza we are at lunchtime was amazing. It was spectacular tempura. Our walk through Kagarusaka and the geisha district was fascinating and the Tsukiji Fish Market would so much better with you as our guide. We learnt so much and would hesitate to recommend Yoshi san. Thank you

Takano Y.

It was a fun to walk and chat with you Kate san, Paula san, Zoe san and Sack san as it reminded me of the days when my children were about the same ages as yours. I hope you and your family will be met with sufficient amount of snow in your ski-resort in Jyo-shinetsu area next ten days.


Pierre S.

Oct 29, 2019

Great Day with a great tour guide.

Takano has has been able to flexibly organize our tour last minute around weather and transportation constraints and even arrange for the first snow on top of Mount Fuji!

Takano Y.

I did also enjoyed the view of snow-covered Mt.Fuji from the top of Mt.Takao with you and your family from Europe. Please enjoy autumn in Japan.


Dionne A.

Oct 29, 2019

Very knowledgeable on sake making and visited authentic places!

Very knowledgeable on sake making and arranged visit to authentic places. Thank you!

Takano Y.

Thank you for visiting local 180-year old soy source and miso brewery owned/operated by my junior-high & high scool classmate in Settaya district of Nagaoka city. I am sure that you and your friend have become two of the most knowledgeable Singaporean women in fermentation products of Japan. Will send you photos later.

Harry F.

Oct 18, 2019

Takano was the best!

The half day we spent with Yoshiro Takano was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. He listened to what was most important to us and accommodated our needs. He even guided us on how to use the train system. We were extremely pleased that we had him for a guide. I would definitely recommend booking with him.

Takano Y.

I also enjoyed talking with Harry san and Charlene san. I am sure that your grandchildren are very happy with the souvenirs both of you have carefully chosen at Akagi Shrine in Kagurazaka.

$256/ per group

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