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!
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Outside Metro Tsukiji station on the ground level
9:00 AM: Tsukiji Market: Explore Japanese unique food culture in the outer market and try out sushi breakfast or lunch - the most sought-after experience at Tsukiji’s outer market!
10:00 AM: Kabuki-za theater: Watch a single act of the exciting Kabuki play at a reasonable price or visit Kabuki Gallery to admire kabuki costumes and props up close!
11:15 AM: Pray for good luck at Asakusa Sensoji temple and find the most exotic gifts from Japan at Nakamisedori shopping street - Tokyo's biggest souvenir market.
12:30 PM: Visit Tokyo National Museum at Ueno Park - The oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national museums.
1:30 PM: Tokyo station: Try out some of the city's best ramen at Ramen Street and stock up on a bunch of cute Japanese characters at Character Street - all in the underground of Tokyo Station!
2:15 PM: Enter the East Garden of the Imperial Palace Plaza and take photos of seasonal flowers and ancient Japanese gardens surrounded by original moats, walls, entrance gates.
3:00 PM: Pay a visit to the Meiji 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.
4:00 PM: Blend in at the world’s busiest crossings - Shibuya Scramble Crossing and snap a picture of the statue of Hachiko, a statue honoring the most loyal dog in Japan.
5:00 PM: End of tour.
Exploring the Tsukiji Fish Market, you will enjoy seeing and eating the freshest sushi at its outer market’s food stalls and restaurants. Immerse in authentic traditional Japanese culture as you see one short Kabuki play. After the Kabuki play, 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 beautiful garden of the Imperial Palace Plaza, which provides a stunning view of flowers and woodlands. 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.
Guide fee only
- Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide), entrance fees when needed.
- Hotel pick-up fee is not included. Please refer to the extra fee section below.
1.) In this walking tour, we will use public transportations, mainly the JR Line and subway Lines.
2.) Kabukiza theater is closed at the end and the beginning of each month for the preparation. One short play lasts about 1 hour with about 800 - 1000yen. They have headsets for interpretation if needed.
3.) Tokyo National Museum closes on Mondays. The entrance fee is 600yen/adult.
4.) Animal cafes are available in the Omotesando area. There are hedgehog cafes, cat cafes, owl cafes, and more. If you are interested, please let me know and I will give you some recommendations.
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!!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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