Tokyo Essential One-Day Tour

Day Trip

Michiko S.

4.63(35) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

We visit essential visiting spots in Tokyo, such as Asakusa, Hama-Detached Palace, Tsukiji Outer Market, Ginza, Meijijingu Shrine and Shibuya.I can show you around traditional and modern areas in Tokyo.


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Meeting Point

JR Tokyo Station or at your hotel within 23 wards in Tokyo

Let's check the most famous dog in Japan, Hachi's statue and

Meiji-jingu Shrine is a fine example of restrained Shinto architecture.

The Imperial Palace: You can see a beautiful keep which was relocated from Kyoto and reconstructed in the 17th century, old formidable gates, stone walls, moats and an elegant bridge behind the spacious manicured lawn and pruned pine woods.

Ginza is the essence of Japan. Articles of the highest quality are collected from not only all over Japan but also all over the world. We drop by some long established stores and modern popular places.

Tsukiji Outer Market: Every food here is delicious, fresh and reasonably priced. We can go to Tsukiji Honganji Temple instead of the market.

Hama-Detached Palace used be a Shoguns' villa which has a beautiful Japanese garden and an old duck hunting areas.

Asakusa has the oldest temple in Tokyo, Sensoji. We can enjoy its festive approach, Nakamise and traditional craftworks sold there.

Ending Point

JR Tokyo Station or at your hotel within 23 wards in Tokyo

What to Expect

You can experience "Tokyo: Then and Now" on this tour within 8 hours.

You can enjoy both traditional and modern Japan.

During the tour you can learn rough history of Japan and ordinary people's life style in Tokyo.

About lunch:

You can have delicious lunch:

#1 at Tukiji Outer Market

#2 at a popular restaurant in a business area near Tokyo Station (You can experience Japanese office workers' lunch on weekdays.)

#3 You get your favorite deli-food or a lunch box (The Japanese have lunch box culture.) at the market or a huge food hall in the basement of the famous department store in Ginza and have it on the roof garden.

I think you will have a meaningful and pleasant day with Michiko

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee:¥10886

transportation fees and entrance fee for yor guide:¥1114

What‘s not included

transportation fees and entrance fee for each guest:¥1114

*If you'd like to take a boat (The Sumida River Cruise) between Asakusa and Hama-Rikyu Detached Palace. You need to pay extra ¥800 in cash on the day as a boat fee for your guide.

*if you'd like to start and end the tour at your hotel within Tokyo 23 wards, you need to pay extra ¥1000 in cash on the day as a hotel pick up fee.

food and drink

Important Information

* I'm afraid I cannot guide my guests until the eradication of COVID-19 in Japan. I’m looking forward to helping you make your dreams come true in your sightseeing tours in beautiful Japan. * I can't work as a guide after 5 p.m. * I can't guide solo male guest or a group of all male members. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

We visit Tsukiji Honganji Temple instead of Tsukiji Outer Market, if you like. On Wednesdays and Sundays, all shops and restaurants in the official buildings and some shops are closed in the market.

*Official shops and some restaurants in Tsukiji Outer Market is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

*We can go to Asakusa from Hama-Rikyu Detached Palace by boat (The Sumida River Cruise:¥800) or by train ( the new transportation system called "Yurikamome + subway:¥409)

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


Dorothy S.

Feb 19, 2020

A Wonderful Experience!

We spent two days with Michiko in Kamakura and Nikko. She did a fantastic job of organizing our time and sharing her knowledge and love of these beautiful places! It was a pleasure to work with Michiko.

Michiko S.

Thank you for your kind review. I was impressed by your excellent empathy skills being based on your attitude trying to see things from a different perspective. I believe people like you make the world peace!


Narendra G.

Feb 9, 2020

Very Efficient and Friendly

Michiko met us promptly at the start of our tour and showed the schedule and said she is very flexible and can move things around. This actually happened because of bad weather conditions and with our approval, she suggested changes that reversed the morning itinerary with the evening. It was a long and busy day and crammed with activities as per my suggestions and Michiko kept us on track and allowed a lot of time for us to enjoy each site. Though English is not her native language, we were able to communicate with her fairly effectively. I would definitely use her services the next time I am in Japan.

Michiko S.

Thank you for your kind words! They encouraged me a lot. I’ve not been confident in my English. However, I’m a nationally licensed English tour guide and medical interpreter with a certificate of the highest grade in the English proficiency test. Come to think of it, I have no time to despair. I’ll continue practicing English everyday slow but sure to help my guests make their dreams come true. Again, thank you for your kindness!


Somsri C.

Jan 16, 2020

A wonderful

Michiko is a heart warming person. She is very attentive , kind and generous. She took us to all the places we requested. She is fun and knowledgeable. We were happy to have her as our guide.

Michiko S.

Thank you for your review. It’s encouraged me a lot to carry out nice tours for future guests. I’m on the Shinkansen to go back home from the final route check in Hakone (near Mt. Fuji) for the tour expected the next week. Hakone has an amazing “onsen”, hot springs. Let’s go there next time!


Veronica L.

Jan 3, 2020

Tries hard

Michiko tries very hard and does her homework to prepare for her tours. Her lunch suggestions were really great and we appreciated that very much.

Michiko S.

Thank you for your review, Veronica. It will be my great motivation for future tours! I always do my best for my guests. I hope you all have refreshed yourselves at the magnificent views of waterfalls and architecture in Nikko and a sea breeze in a Japan’s old capital, Kamakura.

$111/ per group

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