We meet at your hotel, and visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku Takeshita street & Ura-Hara area, walk through Omotesando luxury brand shops street, and use metro to go to Asakusa Sensoji Temple. The tour ends at Asakusa station.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At your hotel in central Tokyo
Meiji Jingu Shrine : serene shinto shrine
Harajuku: birthplace of Kawaii pop culture (Takeshita street, Ura-Hra area)
Omotesando: luxury brand shops street
Asakusa: Kaminarimon gate with the big red lantern, bustling Nakamise shopping street and Sensoji Temple
At the station near our last visiting spot (Asakusa station, Ginza line or Tobu SkyTree line)
Is this your first time to visit Tokyo?
Then, why don't we visit must see places of Tokyo with using a public transportation!
This tour is designed for first-timers to see some of the popular tourist spots in several hours.
We will visit one of the major Shinto Shrine and Buddhist Temple in Tokyo, so it could be your help to know basic manners to visit these places.
And Harajuku, one of the place in the itinerary, is the birthplace of "Kawaii" culture. There is one of the biggest 100 yen shop in Tokyo, rainbow-color cotton candy shop, and many colorful instagrammable things or places! On weekend, sometimes you can see some girls are in the Harajuku fashion outfits.
Also, you can't miss Asakusa Sensoji Temple! Its red big lantern is must see. And you can enjoy Nakamise shopping street! Asakusa is one of lively local town in Tokyo!
In addition, you will know the overview of the public transportation systems in Tokyo through the tour. It will be your help when you look around the city on your own for the rest of your stay.
I hope your stay in Japan would be wonderful!
Hotel pick up (limited in Tokyo 23 wards)
Transportation fee (you and guide)
Offertory at shrine and temple (you)
Meals and drinks
Entrance fee (you and guide)・・・Meiji Jingu Shrine irises garden's entrance fee is ￥500 per person (we can add it in the tour if you like.)
・This is walking tour. Mainly we walk along a paved road, but also we walk pebble road and slop, and use stairways. So please wear comfortable shoes.
・Please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and Japanese sweets. Some small shops doesn't have much credit card acceptances.
・In the tour we walk though some crowded area, so please make sure to keep your eyes on your valuable things.
・Meeting & ending point, and starting time can be customized to your request as much as I can. Please let me know when you book the tour.
・If you stay in Airbnb, the meeting point will be the nearest station from your place to stay. Please let me know when you book the tour.
We had a very interesting and fun afternoon at Yanaka Ginza with Mariko, and then some very tasty grill food for dinner, folowed by a very nice sake brewery bar, where you could try many of their excellent sakes. Thankyou Mariko! We all had a great time!
Thank you Vicky! I'm very happy to hear from you that you all had a great time! It was a wonderful day for me, too! I can't forget the conversation between you and old lady at liqueur shop in Yanaka, both speaking in each native language but understanding each other. And I want to say thank you for the present that you gave me. The aroma is great! I love it! I hope you have fun during your rest of your days in Japan. And hope see you again some day!
Despite the rainy weather Marino was an excellent guide. She showed us everything on our list and then even more. She was prompt and knowledgeable! I strongly recommend her to anyone wanting a private tour with a great guide !
Dear Kathleen, thank you for your warm comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, and also it was wonderful time for me. I hope I can guide you again on a fine day! Thank you!
We planned Mariko for one day to guide us from out hotel in Tokyo to our Ryokan in Hakone and show us the highlights there. Upon our meeting in the hotel the first thing she had to tell us was the Ryokan in Hakone could not be reached due to the heavy snowfall. She helped us to make new plans for that day. She is very friendly, speaks good English and is a pleasant personality. Thanks Mariko!
Thank you Joop! It was nice meeting you! I really wanted to show you around Hakone if it wasn’t heavy snow. When you visit Japan next time, I’m happy to be your guide. Please enjoy rest of your days in Japan!