Tokyo is a beautiful, unique and exciting city. It has various kinds of charms of both traditional and modern aspects.
This is a customized tour just for you. I listed popular places to visit below. Please let me know 3 - 4 places you would like to visit. I will make your itinerary and I may suggest some places that you might be interested in.
At your hotel in Tokyo
Temples/Shrines - Sensoji temple in Asakusa, Meiji Jingu Shrine in Harajuku, Dojoji temple in Shiba koen, Hie jinjya Shrine in Akasaka
Shopping areas - Ginza, Omotesando/Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Roppongi, Marunouchi, Odaiba
Gardens/Parks - Hamarikyu Garden, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Rikugien Garden, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Kiyosumi Garden
Tokyo City View Points - Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory, The World Trade Center Observatory, Roppongi Hills Observation Deck
Museums - Edo Tokyo Museum, Tokyo National Museum, Hokusai Museum, Ota Museum, Samurai Museum, Nezu Museum
Other interesting places - Imperial Palace and its East Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, National Diet of Japan, Kabukiza Gallery, Experience of tea ceremony, Strolling Kagurazaka area / Yanasen area
At your hotel or a last destination of the tour
You can visit the places that you are interested in and spend time as you like. I will try to make your day special and enjoyable.
Here are some must-see spots in Tokyo for first visitors listed below. Also there are many nice places other than major spots. I will make your own itinerary according to your interest.
Sensoji temple in Asakusa - the oldest temple in Tokyo and famous for a big red lantern and Nakamise shopping street
Meiji Jingu Shrine - one of the most important Shrine in Tokyo with tranquil forest
Imperial Palace and its East Garden - the formaer site of Edo Castle and the residence of the Imperial family
Tokyo Tower (333m) / Tokyo Skytree (634m)
Tsukiji Fish Market
Ginza - one of the most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district
Omotesando / Harajuku - Omotesand, known as Tokyo's Champs-Elysees with high-end boutiques, restaurants and cafes / Takeshita Dori (Harajuku), the center of youth fashion (Kawaii)
Hama Rikyu Garden - a large landscape garden
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23 wards
transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide), meal (you and guide) - at your expense
We use public transportation and we walk quite a lot, so please wear comfortable shoes.
If you would like to use a private car, I can arrange a car with a driver at a reasonable price. Please inquire the details.
Please bring some Japanese yen, some places don't accept a credit card.
*Please send me a message to confirm my availability before booking, thank you.
We had a great day in Tokyo with Makiko. We had a full day where we visited some of Tokyo’s highlights. This was our first day of a four day stay in the city and Makiko made us feel comfortable with transportations and helped us with the rituals at shrines & temples. We enjoyed lunch at a small local restaurant and had a wonderful time. This was the perfect way to start our trip. Thanks Makiko!
Thank you very much for a great review with five stars! So happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I had a lovely time with all of you. Hope you had a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko
Makiko is more than a guide, she is very personable and friendly. Her knowledge of Tokyo is excellent. After our time with Makiko we had a good understanding of the food, transportation and Japanese customs and culture. She will customize your day for what you want. Makiko is definitely a 5 Star guide!! and recommend her.
Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! So happy to hear you had a good time with me in Tokyo. I really enjoyed to talk about several subjects with both of you. Have a great time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Marilyn. Makiko
From the time Makiko met us on the morning of our tour to Kamkura until she dropped us off in the evening back at our hotel in Tokyo, she was fully engaged with us, helping us to understand Japanese history, language and culture while seeing to our needs and wishes. We enjoyed every temple, garden, train ride and meal on our itinerary and also the spontaneous stops into little shops that caught our eye. The bamboo forest was a highlight as was the food hall at the Kamakura train station where we tasted many delicious seasonal Japanese delicacies. Thank you, Makiko!
Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! I am so happy to hear you had a good time with me in Kamakura. It was such a pleasure to be your guide. I really enjoyed to spend a day with both of you. We talked a lot about so many things! Have a lovely time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko
We had one day in Tokyo and one day inNikko with Makiko and found her very helpful, informative, and punctual. She explained the railway systems clearly, so we found our way to the appropriate stations. She answered questions about Japanese history. She `took very good care of us in Nikko, where it was pouring rain.
Thank you very much for a great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour for 2 days. I had a lovely time with all of you to talk about several things. Please enjoy rugby games and traveling in Japan. Hope to meet you again! Makiko