Tokyo is a very huge city. Towns and stations are always crowded. Transportation system is convenient but complicated. To move from one place to another, it takes more time than you have expected. To enjoy Tokyo well, I divided the city into some areas and made a tour in each of them. In this tour, I will show you popular spots of central Tokyo area; Tsukiji, Shiodome, and Ginza
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
Tsukiji station or any place of your request.
Tsukiji; Tsukiji Market, Tsukiji Uogashi building
Shiodome; Hama-rikyu Garden, Shiodome Shio-site
Ginza; Chuo-dori main shopping street
Developed as an outer market of the former Tsukiji fish market , shops have dealt with various kinds of foods or kitchen tools. Even after fish market moved to Toyosu, the outer market stays and visitors still enjoy eating snacks or meals and buying kitchen tools and souvenirs.
Tsukiji Uogashi Bildg, 60 intermediate wholesaler's shops are lined in the 1st floor. I will explain the system of distribution and sales of fish market in Japan.
by 15 min. walking
A huge traditional Japanese garden centering a pond with rocks and trees arranged around it. I will explain the features of Hama-rikyu Garden, and for your reference, three types of traditional Japanese gardens (feudal lord garden, dry landscape garden, and tea ceremony garden).
by 5 min. walking
To redevelop Shiodome Freight Station, Shiodome Shio-site was created as an urban complex area about 15 years ago. It is a business, commercial, cultural and residential district and looks like a future city . We can enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo bay from Caretta Shiodome. A big clock designed by a famous animation movie directer Hayao Miyazaki is placed in Nippon TV building.
by 15 min. walking
The most famous and luxurious shopping district in Japan. Department stores and high-end brand shops are placed along the main big shopping street of Chuo-dori Street .
Harumi Dori Street is also a big street with many shops and restaurants. New buildings such as Tokyu Plaza, Ginza Six, and Ginza Place have sprung in rapid succession.
hotel pick-up(in 23 ward of Tokyo)
transportation fee and entrance fee (both you and guide)
We use public transportation(no seat reservation) and walk quite a lot. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
It's better to have certain amount of Japanese yen cash. Some shops and restaurants do not accept credit cards.
Tsukiji Uogashi building closes when Toyosu fish market closes. Usually on Sundays, Wednesdays and National Holidays. But sometimes closes on other days.
Lunch is not included in this tour.
We had a wonderful time going around with Noriko. She was patient and helped us make a tour suited for the family. We went around Tsukiji Market and was able to eat some really good fresh seafood. My little girl was able to wear a Kimono around Asakusa and spend the day like a cute little Japanese Girl. We wish we had more hours and days to go around with her. I think going around other parts of Tokyo with Noriko would be fun! Until the next trip to Tokyo!!
Thank you so much for your great review, Michelle. I was very happy to spent time with you, especially with your cute kids. Your girl was fascinated by the people around her in Asakusa. I hope you will come to Japan again and if you'd like, let me introduce you other interesting spots. Japan is full of attractive things and places. I'm looking forward to seeing you again.