If you have only one day for Tokyo, I recommend this tour, including・Asakusa （Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine）・Sumida Boat Cruise ・Hamarikyu Gardens ・Tsukiji Outer Fish Market (lunch)・Ginza （see the latest in Japan)・Shibuya (Shibuya Crossing, Hachi-ko dog statue, Tokyu Food Show)(Option) Below can be arranged upon your request.・Imperial Palace ・Meiji-jingu Shrine
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At your hotel in Tokyo, or any preferred place in central Tokyo
Asakusa （Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine, Kaminari-mon Gate, Nakamise shopping arcade,）
Sumida River Boat Cruise (You can rest and relax while moving between Asakusa and Hamarikyu Gardens.)
Hamarikyu Gardens (Boat arrives at (or depart from) one of the best Japanese-style gardens in Tokyo.)
Tsukiji Outer Fish Market （Lunch）
Ginza （see the latest in Japan)
Shibuya (Shibuya Crossing, Hachi-ko dog statue, Tokyu Food Show)
One option below is available (＋1hour or instead of Shibuya)
(option) Imperial Palace （East Gardens of Imperial Palace or Nijubashi Double Bridge)
(option) Meiji-jingu Shrine (One of the most important shrines in Japan dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress)
At your hotel in Tokyo, or any preferred place in central Tokyo
This tour offers the major highlights of Tokyo we can do in a day. This tour is basically walking tour, using public transportation such as subways and trains. As an option, you can ask the arrangement for hired taxis or vans with additional fee.
I made up this tour, because I found out some visitors don't get a clue which places are worth visiting in a limited time. So I've chosen the must spots to make it simple. If you're first timer and have only one day in Tokyo, take this tour!
If you don't like seafood, I'd love to suggest other options to fit for you. Please feel free to ask any arrangements.
guide fee, hotel pick-up, hotel drop-off
transportation fee (you and guide), food and drink (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)
Sumida Boat Cruise ¥1,040/ adults ¥400/kids (including Garden admission)
For guide, One day Subway Ticket for guide : ¥900
For you, One day Subway Ticket : ¥900 per person or if you’re staying in Tokyo for a few days, getting below at the airport makes your travel easier.
●Tokyo Subway Ticket（24h / 48h / 72h)
Unlimited travel ticket for Tokyo Metro & Toei Metro (Not available for JR). Best value for Tokyo visitors, needs passport for purchase.
●Welcome SUICA for travelers (transportation IC card) ←Getting this at airport is recommended!
If you want the easiest way, Welcome SUICA will make you free from concerns, as it's available for most major trains and buses in major cities of Japan. Can be purchased only limited places in Tokyo district. Purchase at the airport is strongly recommended.
For more information for transportation system in Tokyo, refer to below blog.
"What's the best ticket for Tokyo transportation?"
Hired taxi or van : ¥34,800 up to 6 people (including a guide). Plus parking fees.
Advanced booking is needed. Please make an inquiry as soon as possible if you would like to use hired cars.
・East Gardens of Imperial Palace is closed on Mondays and Fridays. We visit Nijubashi Bridge of Imerial Palace instead.
●Tuskiji Outer Fish Market
・Tuskiji Inner Market has moved to Toyosu. But we can still enjoy Tsukiji Outer Market for street food and Sushi restaurants.
・Some shops are closed on Sundays and Wednesdays at Tuskiji Outer Market.
We spent the day with Kaori going off the beaten track in Nikkō. From the start, Kaori has been very responsive and clear in her communications. We knew exactly what to expect. We had a lovely day learning more about Japanese history and culture which was made fun because Kaori has a great sense of humour. She is very perceptive and caring as well. Thank you very much Kaori-San for a memorable day and many lovely photos - we only realised when we got back that we didn’t have one with you. Hopefully, we can spend some time together again on another off the beaten path trip and maybe we can take one then. Wishing you all the best.
Thank you for giving me an excellent review on me and my tour, Sasibha-san. We had a really beautiful relaxing day in Nikko's great nature. Your requested spot in Nikko was a hidden gem of Nikko even for Japanese people. We (our driver and I ) also enjoyed this tranquil onsen village wth you. Your family is so warm, beautiful family to be with. I enjoyed talking with each of you. And I was amazed how experienced you are as traveler in Japan. I'm so happy you love Japan so deeply. I should have taken a photo all together! I'm looking forward to hearing you from again for another adventure! Take care. Hugs and kisses, Kaori
We really like our tour with Kaori. She was very accommodating. An excellent photographer. She brought us to a great place for lunch. That was an unexpected but surprisingly good choice. Kaori knows the history of the places we went really well. She taught us how to use the subway. We appreciate her for taking an extra hour in order for us to complete the tour.
Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Rowena-san. I'm so happy you liked photos I took for you. And I'm also happy that you all liked okonomiyaki lunch. I hope your sister makes okonomiyaki and yakisoba well at home! I was impressed that you all are into Mori museum exhibition. I'm glad we could have enough time for you to enjoy the exhibition at your own pace. I'm really looking forward to your coming back to Japan and seeing you again. Of course, your families, relatives and friends are welcome anytime! Hugs and kisses, Kaori
Kaori was fantastic. We are a family of 6 travelling to Japan for the first time. Kaori made our first day in Tokyo so easy. We learnt how to navigate the rail system & experienced so many things & places just like the locals. Kaori set us up for the next few days with maps & train information. She was a blessing. We would recommend her to anyone travelling to Japan.
Thank you for the kindest review, Liz san. And thank you for taking time for writing review while you’re still on holiday here. I’m glad to hear you feel easy to get around Tokyo after my tour. Your family are all bright and so friendly to me. I really enjoyed talking with each of you. I hope you have a lot of fun in skiing in Hakuba! Looking forward to meeting you again some day. Hugs and kisses, Kaori
First day with Kaori was super good even though we just met, it was like we were best friends. We talked anything and she brought me to a shopping haven which was not in the itinerary for the first day and i was very grateful that she brought me there the "Nintendo shop" that was recently opened last Nov. 2019.
Thank you for the warmest review even while we’re still having tours, Sulina san! For me, it felt like same. I’m so grateful you have been friendly and enjoying time with me since first time I met you at the airport. I’m happy you loved Nintendo shop. It was lucky for me to know your favorites as you happened to tell me you like Nintendo games. I’m sure we’re having a wonderful time today, too. Thank you for your friendliness. Hugs and kisses, Kaori