This tour is designed for first-time visitors to Tokyo. You will visit the most popular tourist spots, Meiji shrine and Asakusa and take a water bus.
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At your hotel in central Tokyo
Asakusa Sensoji Temple
At your hotel or final destination
1. Meiji Shrine: Sacred Shinto shrine situated in the forest in the middle of Tokyo. You might be able to see Japanese style wedding if you visit on weekends.
2. Harajuku: Takeshita street, a mecca for teenagers and Omotesando street, a fashionable street with brand shops and fancy cafes
3. Asakusa: Sensoji Buddhist temple which is famous for the main gate with a big red lantern and Nakamise shopping street, one of the best places in Tokyo to buy traditional Japanese souvenirs. In addition, Tokyo sky tree can be seen from Sensoji Buddhist temple!
4. Water bus: Sumida river cruise from Asakusa to Hamarikyu-garden (about 40 minutes)
5. Hamarikyu garden: Traditional garden where you can enjoy powdered green tea and Japanese sweets looking at a beautiful pond
Through this tour, you can enjoy both old and new Tokyo in one day.
In addition, you will get to know how to use the transportation systems. That will help you walk around the city on your own for the rest of your stay.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Tokyo, admission fee of Hamarikyu garden for guide, transportation fee for guide
transportation fee (approx. 1,000 yen/person) , your admission fee of Hamarikyu garden (300 yen/person), water bus fee (680 yen/person for you and guide), your lunch
*Please wear comfortable shoes.
*Please carry Japanese yen with you to buy train tickets and souvenirs since many small shops don't accept credit cards.
Motoko was very friendly right off the beginning. She didn't make it seem like it was a chore to to tour us, she made us feel like we were hanging out as friends. Very knowledgeable when asked several different questions at the museums and shrines we went to. She even above and beyond for some souvenirs that we were looking for! Thank you Motoko for the wonderful experience.
Hello Edgar, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!! I had a great time and enjoyed talking with you. I laughed a lot! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay, sumo, playing soccer... I think you did since you two got “Good fortune” for fortune telling slip! Please visit Japan again. I would like to show you other cities. Hope to see you again. Thank you!!
Motoko is a very good guide.
Hello Stanley, Thank you very much for your kind review!! I enjoyed talking with you on many topics. It was too hot and humid to walk around the town. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Have a wonderful cruise and please be careful of summer heat. Thank you!
We recently had the pleasure of Motoko's guidance on our free day in Tokyo. She was a great guide and showed us some wonderful sites. Her command of English was very good and made it very easy for my wife and I to communicate with the locals. I would recommend her very highly. We had a great day.
Hello Bob, Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review. I am glad to know your enjoyed my tour. I had a great time with you, too. Beautiful garden, Odaiba and Owl Cafe!! Also I enjoyed talking with you about your country, Japan, family, etc. It was a pleasant time. Say hello to Lynne. I hope to see you again! Thank you!!
We really enjoyed our tour with Motoko exploring Tokyo. Her knowledge about the places that we visited was outstanding. We were able to see all the places we wanted to see and Motoko was very flexible about the places to see during the tour. The restaurant we had lunch was fantasic and very enjoyable. Overall Motoko is a fantastic tour guide that really made us appriciate the Japanese culture. The tour also gave us the confidence to use the Tokyo subway system which we found to be reasonably easy once we were shown how to use it. We would highly recommend Motoko if you are visiting Japan and Tokyo especially for the first time.
Hello Trevor-san, Thank you so much for posting such a heartwarming review!! I also had a great time and enjoyed talking with you. It was really fun! I was amazed you know a lot about Japan and already planned a nice tour. I hope you are having good time in Tokyo and also will enjoy cruising around Japan! Also thank you very much for your gift. It was really good! Please say hello to Lyn-san. I hope to see you again. Thank you.