Tokyo "Essential" Half-Day Tour

Kumiko K.

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

I will escort you to Tsukiji Outer Market to see the lively atmosphere in the fish market. You can enjoy walking around the market and try some Japanese food. Then we walk to Hamarikyu Garden, the Japanese stroll garden with a 350-year history. Japanese sweets and tea served at the tea house. At the end of the garden, we will take a waterbus to bound for Asakusa to visit Sensoji Temple.


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Meeting Point

Your hotel in Tokyo

Tsukiji Market

Hamarikyu Garden

Waterbus on the Sumida Riveer


Ending Point


What to Expect

In the Tsukiji Fish Market, you can try some food and enjoy shopping. At Tsukiji Uogashi, a fresh food market separated into two wings, you will find seafood, fruit and vegetables on the 1st floor. I'd also recommend to have Sushi breakfast at the restaurant there.

Hamarikyu is a beautiful Japanese garden with a 350-year old history. The garden served as a detached residence for Tokugawa Shoguns before serving a villa for the Imperial Family. You can enjoy Japanese sweet with a cup of green tea looking at the garden.

A cruise on the Sumida River will take you underneath 14 bridges as you see the unique architectural landmarks of Asahi Brewery Company Headquarters and houses along the riverbank.

After disembarking from the waterbus, you will first see the Kaminarimon Gate with a big lantern. If you enter through the gate, the Nakamise streets extends from the front gate to Hozomon of a main hall. The Nakamise is lined with about 90 venders selling Japanese handicrafts and food. Then you will see Asakusa Shrine which attract more than 30 million people every year from all over the world. Asakusa was the center of the Edo culture and preserves the appearance of old Edo, Tokyo's downtown atmosphere.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

What's includedd:

- Guide fee

- Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

- Transportation fee (you and the guide)

* If you prefer to use 1-Day Tokyo Ticket , it costs JPY1,590/person, which allows unlimited rides on subways, JR trains and buses in Tokyo.

- Lunch, dinner, entrance fee

* Food expenses differ largely depending on where you decide to eat. If you go to a restaurant, you may need a minimum JPY1,000 for lunch and JPY2,000 for dinner.

If you go to convenience stores, thereare sandwiches, box lunches, pasta, yakisoba and udon at reasonable prices. Price range is about JPY300 ~ 600.

Important Information

What's excluded:

- Breakfast, Lunch and snacks, beverages

- Admission to the Hamarikyu Garden

- Waterbus (1 way, 1 adult JPY740). The schedule is subject to change depending on the weather.

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


Barry M.

Dec 3, 2019

Thank you Kumiko

Thanks to Kumiko for getting me around while it was raining. We managed to see the Senso-ji temple and walk through the laneways before the rain got heavy. Then we made our way to a few shopping centers to stay dry before returning. The rain made for some great photos!!! I thoroughly enjoyed my day!!

Kumiko K.

Thank you for your feedback. I WAS reallu lucky to have an opportunity to see you and show you Tokyo in a rain! Please come back with your daughters ! Best regards, Kumiko


Bruce A.

Apr 11, 2019

A day in Kamakura

Kumiko was my guide for a day in Kamakura. I found her to be very pleasant, warm, and interestng. Her knowledge of the are was impressive. She is very much a great lady and I was fortunate to have her as my guide.

Kumiko K.

Bruce-san, I really appreciate your feedback. I was fortunate to have such a nice gentleman like you as my guest. It was fun to talk with you all the way to Kamakura. Please take care of yourself and come again! Kumiko


Alina G.

Sep 25, 2018

Absolutely lovely

Lovely day with Kumiko. Would do again. Thank you.

Kumiko K.

Alina, Thanks so much for lovely message. Please come again. I'm always happy to show you something interesting in Japan.


Agnes G.

Jul 18, 2018

Kamakura, yokohama tour

She was excellent and anticipated our needs. I will surely recommend her to family and friends.

Kumiko K.

Agres, It was a great pleasure to see you and your family. I certainly enjoyed the time together with you. Thanks so much. Next time I will take you more interesting places in Tokyo or wherever you want to go. Take care!

$167/ per group

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