Casual Tokyo full day tour by private guide

Highlights

Akira.k K.

4.88(8) reviews
Tokyo
English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 7 people

This is an in depth tour in Tokyo. Visit 4 to 5 spots walking 4 to 6km( 2.5 to 4ml), using public transportation. We can organize our own private and customized itinerary based on your group interests.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

Your hotel front desk in Tokyo/Yokohama, or any agreed spot.

Sumo morning training:Squat on the floor and watch wrestlers practice in the morning of 1 hour session. After practice, you can take photos together and have a chat with them.

Shibuya: The loyal dog Hachi stature and world busiest scramble crossing. Harajuku: Takeshita street (girly paradise), Meiji shrine. Shinjuku: Omoide Yokocho steet (post war taverns in barracks). Akihabara:Elctric gadgets town and deep subcultural nerd town.

Yanaka/Ueno: Old fashioned residential area and old grave yard/temples.

Shinjuku: The busiest train station in the world. 4 million passengers per day! Omoide Yokocho street reflects post war chaos. Kabukucho is still a dubious entertainment area with little surprise.

Tsukiji market: chaotic market with food shops and kitchen goods.

Asakusa: Sensoji temple and it’s surrounding streets.

Ending Point

Same as above

What to Expect

Visiting today's most charming spots in Tokyo, feel the beat of this attractive city with a local private guide..

Using Tokyo's meticulously organized train/subway system, we will cover today's hot spots: Asakusa, Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ueno/Yanaka or Akihabara district.

Tsukiji inner market and tuna auction moved out to Toyosu. But the place is still attractive with many food shops and kitchen goods. The new fish market in Toyosu turned out to be much less attractive due to much tighter hygiene control.

Sumo morning training availability depends on their schedule. Minimum 10 day prior notice is required. No kids under 11 years old can be admitted. Also, the patronage finance of 3300jpy per PERSON is asked by the training stable house.

Indulge yourself in deep culture and subculture here in Tokyo!

Want to personalize this tour?

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

My guide fee, my transportation and my meals only.

What‘s not included

Your transportation fare, lunch/beverages and admission fees when required.

Important Information

For transportation, we use both JR trains and Tokio subways. I can let you use my PASMO/SUICA cards up to 7 people and collect what you have used by the end of the tour.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is local transportation cost?

Around 1500jpy per person.

What is patronage finance to the Sumo training stable?

It is a custom to offer a patronage finance when you visit the training stable. It is asked to be 3300jpy per person.

The guide will collect the money before knocking on the stable door.

Reviews

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John L.

Sep 20, 2019

History, Culture, Religion and Shopping - Expertly handled in under 5 hours

My family and I were enjoying our time in Japan, but struggled to really take in the culture and history of such a wonderful country and city (Tokyo). We chose to do an English tour to help us better immerse ourselves. Akira was responsive and worked with me to cover the things I thought myself and my family would enjoy most. Akira communicated well and I never had a problem speaking the entire time in English. We met Akira on time at a metro station five minutes from our hotel, which was very convenient. Akira walked us through the agenda again and we were off, navigating the metro like pros. We chose first to go to a temple, then the Imperial Palace gardens, then to Hirijuku for a special treat and all the shopping we wanted. Throughout the trip Akira talked about the Japanese history, the history of Tokyo and the Imperial Palace. We spent a lot of time talking about culturing and the religions and practices of the Japanese. Akira was fantastic and showed us everything we asked, and more with some surprises. If we had more time, the motorcycle tour sounded like a blast!

Akira.k K.

Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I’ll make my maximum efforts to improve my tours even further.

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Billy S.

Sep 16, 2018

Mt Fuji Motorcycle Tour

As the weather was on and off Arti kept in constant communication on go/no go. Everything was a breeze from getting to the Kofu bike shop from Tokyo, renting the bike and the tour itself. Arti is extremely knowledgeable and very kind to stop and explain the history and culture of what we are viewing. 5 star day all around. Next time we will definitely go again with Arti for tours if we are around Japan. Pleasure to have had Arti lead our family on the motorcycle tour.

Akira.k K.

Thank you very much for your favorable comments. The weather wasn’t perfect but we could enjoy Mt. Fuji area. I will keep improving my tours.

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Rj M.

May 28, 2018

Awesome Mt. Fuji Tour

Akira (aka Arti) is a great guide. Very knowledgable of the area, kept on schedule, and provided us all of the points in the itinerary. He had fun stories and was great with conversation. He even provided some pointers for shopping for specific souvenir items. Although it is an extra few hundred dollars, the private taxi is worth his recommendation for the Mt. Fuji area - we wouldn't have been able to see everything without it.

Akira.k K.

Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my efforts to make my tours even better for the future.

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Alison M.

Apr 12, 2018

Day trip to Mt Fuji

What an amazing day and what and amazing Tour Guide. We met Akira on the train and he had arranged a private driver and car as per our request. Akira made the day so run smoothly and made the day very interesting. He was happy to answer all our questions and more than happy to make changes during the day as the weather was spectacular. We were a group of 4 adults who enjoy seeing the amazing mountains. Our tour meant that we did not see many other tours despite it being peak season which just made the day all the more special.

Akira.k K.

Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my future tours even better.

$486/ per group

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