One day Tokyo tour with Sumida river cruise

Eddy M.

4.88(17) reviews
Tokyo
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

This tour covers popular sightseeing spots; Hamarikyu garden, Sumida river cruise, Asakusa, Meiji-jingu shrine and Shibuya. Through this tour, you can see old and modern Tokyo, and traditional culture especially at Sensoji temple and Meiji-jingu.

It is possible to modify the itinerary according to customer' interests.

Note: From late March to early April, you can enjoy cherry blossoms.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in central Tokyo or Makuhari, or JR Shinbashi station

Hamarikyu garden (beautiful Japanese garden, green tea)

Sumida river cruise (one hour to Asakusa, enjoy fresh air and relax)

Asakusa (Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Japanese food restaurants)

Meiji-jingu (the largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo, sacred forest)

Shibuya (scramble crossing, Hachiko dog statue)

Ending Point

At JR Shibuya staion

What to Expect

We start a tour at 9AM. (recommended)

(1) Hamarikyu garden

It is a large Japanese garden located by the Tokyo Bay. Walking slowly in the quiet and beautiful garden while seeing flowers and plants is very refreshing. After strolling, it is a good idea to rest at the tea house that offers green tea and sweets in a tea-ceremony style.

(2) Sumida river cruise

From Hamarikyu garden to Asakusa, we cruise along the Sumida river.

You can relax and enjoy beautiful scenery including 12 bridges, the Tokyo Sky-Tree, water front buildings, and traditional neighborhoods of old Tokyo.

(3) Asakusa

A landmark of Asakusa is “Kaminari-mon Gate” of the Sensoji temple which is the largest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. At the temple, we will pray for something at the beautiful main hall. Nakamise shopping street is an ideal place to see local snacks and souvenirs. There are many restaurants including Japanese food and western food. We will have lunch there.

(4) Meiji-jingu

It is the largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo. In 1920, it was founded to commemorate Emperor Meiji who took a lead in making Japan a modern and industrialized country. The shrine building was constructed in the traditional style. Many old trees in the forest add the sacred atmosphere. Young couples like to hold wedding ceremonies here.

(5) Shibuya

The final destination is Shibuya which is famous for a busy scramble crossing and a dog stature called Hachiko.

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.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Tokyo or Makuhari

What‘s not included

subway or taxi fare: from your hotel to Hamarikyu garden (you)

subway fare: from Asakusa to Meiji-jingu, and from Omotesando to Shibuya: about 500 yen (you)

entrance fee of Hamarikyu garden: General: 300 yen--65 or over: 150 yen-- Child: free (you)

Sumida river cruise fare: adult:800 yen-- Child:400 yen (you)

food and drink(you)

lunch(you)

Important Information

I am not available after 6pm. Thank you.

It is possible to modify the itinerary according to customer' interests.

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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Jane D.

Jan 31, 2020

Very Enjoyable experience

Eddy provides a very enjoyable experience. He tailored the tours to points of interest to me and educated me about Japan

Eddy M.

Dear Jane, Thank you very much for your kind review. I was very pleased to hear that you enjoyed my tour around Tokyo. I hope that you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy

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Julie H.

Jan 27, 2020

City Tour in Tokyo.

We booked a city tour with Eddy in Tokyo a few months ago. Eddy was very responsive when we contacted him. He was punctual, flexible, and helpful. He gave us background information on Japanese culture, history, and language. He was very patient waiting for us to shop for souvenirs and was also very accommodating when we asked to deviate a little bit from our general tour plan. He answered all of our questions and pointed out interesting sights along the way. He spoke good English and was friendly. We enjoyed spending time with Eddy and we thank him for his wonderful service.

Michael C.

Oct 29, 2019

Trip to the RyuKyuKan Flood Control Network

Eddy was an absolute joy as a guide. We had a very unique request, of going to the Tokyo area flood control system, a huge underground cavern used to protect outer Tokyo. He gladly accepted such a unique tour. My wife an I were really surprised and pleased to see he even faxed our hotel to make sure we knew where to meet him! He also filled our long train rides with all kinds of fun activities, like learning about Japanese writing, history, and important phrases. Over lunch, he even taught us how to make oragami! He was very kind and patient, and we had a wonderful time. Thank you so much Eddy!

Eddy M.

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I was pleased to guide you, a nice young couple from US. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your honeymoon in Japan. Eddy

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Chun hoong F.

Oct 12, 2019

Very good and interesting tour with Eddy

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Eddy who not only showed us what was described on the itinerary like the Castle Museum , the Shinto Shrine and the shopping centre (where we bought excellent sashimi at ridiculous low price) but also enlightened us on Japanese culture. He showed us the correct ways to pray at the Shinto Shrine for example which was interesting. As it was our first time navigating the public train and bus system his patience and guidance was invaluable especially if we plan to travel further in Japan. Travelling with a local really broadens the experience.

Eddy M.

Dear Chun and Gwen, Thank you so much for the warm review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy

$264/ per group

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