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Tokyo Highlights Walking Tour: Asakusa, Ueno, Tsukiji & More

Highlights

Eiko S.

4.92(48) reviews
Tokyo
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Explore the best of Tokyo in One day! Join me in this private walking tour that covers Tokyo's must-see spots in a day! See the authentic Japanese cuisine at the Tsukiji Market, pray for good fortune at Asakusa Sensoji Temple, take a selfie in front of Tokyo station, Enjoy fun, food, and fashion at Harajuku Takeshitadori and see the world’s busiest intersection at Shibuya Scramble Crossing. You can do it all in one day. And I'm sure you will be satisfied and smiling at the end of the tour!

Meeting Point

At your hotel lobby (in central Tokyo)

09:00 AM

hotel lobby

Your personal guide is waiting at your hotel lobby. (*Hotels in the 23 cities of central Tokyo only)

09:30 AM

Tsukiji Outer Market

Explore Japanese unique food culture in the outer market and try out some sushi, mochi, fruits etc - the most sought-after experience at Tsukiji’s outer market!

10:40 AM

Choose one spot from (A)Kiyosumi Garden, or (B)Kabuki-za theater

(A)Kiyosumi Garden --- Small but a beautiful Japanese garden with a pond in the center.

(B)Kabuki-za theater --- See a single act of the exciting Kabuki play at a reasonable price! Or visit Kabuki Gallery to admire kabuki costumes and props up close when Kabuki-za theater is closed.

11:50 AM

Asakusa Sensoji temple

Pray for good luck at one of Tokyo's oldest and the most popular temple and find the exotic gifts from Japan at Nakamisedori shopping street-Tokyo's biggest souvenir market!!

01:00 PM

Ueno Park and Ameya Yokocho

The park has the oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national museums and definitely the center of art! It is also a very popular place for cherry-blossom-viewing in spring and lotus flowers in summer among the locals and you may not believe there was an important battle between samurai and Meiji government about 150 years ago.

You'll find unique shops along this small street. Would you like to sip sake and eat yakitori a little?!

02:10 PM

Tokyo station

It is one of the leading terminal stations in Japan with approximately 3,000 train arrivals and departures per day. It has the largest number of platforms in Japan.

02:40 PM

East Garden of the Imperial Palace Plaza

Imperial Palace is built on the former Edo castle compound and some of its original moats, stone walls, entrance gates are still remains in the central Tokyo in this modern days! You can definitly enjoy the contrast of modern and traditional here!!

03:50 PM

Meiji Shrine

Pay a visit to this peaceful shrine surrounded by a lush green forest right in the heart of Tokyo and hit Harajuku Takesihtadori/Omotesando shopping street, one of the busiest & brightest shopping streets in Tokyo.

05:00 PM

Harajuku Station

End of the tour. This station is convenient to get to Shibuya, Shinjuku and Roppongi which are perfect to enjoy the city's nightlife!

Ending Point

Harajuku station

What to Expect

Exploring the Tsukiji Fish Market, you will enjoy seeing and eating the freshest sushi at its outer market’s food stalls and restaurants. (A)Strolling a beautiful Japanese garden. (B)Immerse in authentic traditional Japanese culture as you see one short Kabuki play.

Then you will find serenity inside Asakusa Sensoji as you pray for good fortune. With Eiko’s help, no doubt you will find the most unique souvenirs for your loved ones at any shopping store on Nakamise street. After that, you will find yourself in the busy Tokyo Central Station, and enjoy the modern Tokyo! You will also see the remains of gates, moats and stone walls of the Edo castle which was where the Shogunate government had been placed for more than 250 years back in Edo period(1600-1867). But now it is the residence of Japanese Emperor. Learn more about the history of the Japanese Royal family as Eiko introduces the two places that are related to the Imperial family - the Imperial Palace Plaza and the Meiji Shrine. Lastly, this tour will take you to Harajuku, and Shibuya - the heart of youth, diversity, technology, and culture of present Tokyo.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up fee, Guide's entrance fees to Kiyosumi garden/Tokyo National Museum

What‘s not included

Transportation fee during the tour(you and guide), entrance fees(you), lunch (you and guide),


Important Information

Foreign guests should be vaccinated or tested negative on COVID-19 before leaving for Japan.

1.) In this walking tour, we will use public transportations

2.) Low rates for solo travelers. Please send a message about the guide fee.

3.) Many shops and restaurants of Tsukiji outer market close on Wednesdays and Sundays.

4.) Kabuki is a traditional Japanese drama play. One short Kabuki play lasts about 45mins and costs about 800 - 1000yen. They have headsets for interpretation if needed. Kabukiza theater is closed from the end to the month to the beginning of the following month for the preparation.

5.) Kiyosumi garden is closed on Mondays. The entrance fee is 300yen/adult.

6.) Tokyo National Museum in Ueno closes on Mondays. The entrance fee is 1000yen/adult.

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

Is it possible to change some of the visiting spots on this tour?

Of course, yes, as long as the tour duration doesn't change. If you have any requests/special interests, please let me know before booking.

I'm a solo traveler. Will you give me some discount?

Yes. So please send a message first before booking.

Reviews

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Marge G.

Jan 25, 2020

Amazing experience!

High reviews for our day with Eiko! From meeting us in our hotel lobby to sending us on our way at the end, Eiko provided us with a tailored experience. She’s knowledgeable, flexible and made our first experience with Tokyo pleasurable and fun. Thank you Eiki!!

Eiko S.

Hi Marge and Annie, Thank you very much for this wonderful review! And I would like to thank you again that you allowed me to be a part of your memory of Tokyo. We ate delicious Japanese food, saw interesting archtectures, enjoyed souvenir shopping and moreover we talked a lot! I felt very comfortable throughout our tour maybe because we were just the three women! But maybe next time, please come back to Japan with the family! I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future! Take care, Eiko

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Kelley H.

Jan 14, 2020

Perfect day in Tokyo despite uncooperative weather!

I highly recommend Eiko! She took time to learn what I was interested in before my trip and made sure to include special stops to accommodate my interests. Eiko was very well organized and extremely flexible (because of heavy rains, she was able to adjust our plans so that we didn't get drenched). She even used our travel time to explain cultural influences as well as history of Japan. Due to her organization and quick thinking (changing plans due to the rain), I was able to learn more and see much more of Tokyo than I imagined possible.

Eiko S.

Hi Kelley, Thank you very much for taking time to write my review! I appreciate it because I know how busy you are at work and at home, and moreover this is GREAT with 5 stars!! Thank you. :-) I felt very comfortable from the moment I met you to the end of the tour. You must be a tolerant teacher over there. Because of the rainy weather, we could have our own seats while seeing a single act of Kabuki at the theater, we didn't need to wait for the table for lunch! We, since there were just the two of us, talked about many things, but the conversation about 'Umami', the 5th sense of the taste was the most interesting! I would definitly like to see you again in the future! Please come back to Japan wiht your family next time! Take care, Eiko

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Bruce S.

Dec 30, 2019

Very well done tour by Eiko

If I could give 4.5 stars I would. We (my family with two more or less grown sons) were a difficult group to handle, with differing interests and temperaments, but Eiko did an excellent job, with all of us being pleased with the experience. She pushed us a bit hard, but always politely, and for good reason. But she was flexible, altering the tour as circumstances dictated, spoke English very well, and had excellent local knowledge. I would certainly recommend her to most anyone.

Eiko S.

Thank you very much for the nice review. It was my pleasure to show you around my favorite Tokyo. I was looking at you as a very happy family even though each one has different interests. I hope you made a lot of nice memories! Again, thanks for having me as your Tokyo guide! Take care! Eiko

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Edward J.

Dec 19, 2019

Tokyo came alive with Eiko

My wife and I spent 3 glorious days in December with charming, energetic, flexible and knowledgeable Eiko. We are English speaking, and we were all able to understand each other with ease. Eiko tailored the itinerary for each day to either a central theme, or to a locale in the city. We were specifically interested in museums, architecture, significant shrines and temples, and culture, and she adapted the tours to fit our interests. When we got tired after walking and climbing 18,000 steps on one day, she found interesting spots for us to take breaks. She steered us to some of the most authentic and delicious restaurants to enjoy lunch. And because of her experience living in the US, she was able to help us compare and contrast the culture of Japan with that of the US, and the exciting city of Tokyo with that of our hometown, New York City. Eiko's warmth and personality made us feel that we had made a true friend in Tokyo. If a family member or trusted close friend were visiting Tokyo, we would 100% recommend that they try to connect with Eiko to guide them.

Eiko S.

Hi Edward, Thank you very much for your time and effort to write this wonderful review especially after a long Japan trip! It was definitely one of my most memorable tours in my career. And I cannot say thank you enough for allowing me to be your Tokyo guide for 3 consecutive days. I like Tokyo's beautiful architectures, and also the sceneries that show the contrast of modern and traditional. It was my pleasure to show you them and see Tobby and you smiling and taking pictures of them. You were such a generous, intelligent couple that I was also informed a lot of things though our conversations over 3 days. Thank you so much. And yes! We walked a lot! It was fun to check my smart phone at the end of the tour every day. :-) Please have a nice rest and enjoy the wonderful holiday seasons! I'm hoping to see you again in the future! Take care! Eiko

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