This is basically a short tour of Tokyo for approximately 4 hours.
Please let me know one or two places/areas that you would like to visit, and I’ll make a special plan for you.
I’m flexible that you add more hours if you want to visit more places!
At your hotel, or starting point of the tour.
Please let me know one or two places you are interested in, for example:
1. Sensoji Temple / Asakusa / Skytree
2. Meiji Jingu Shrine / Harajuku / Omotesando
3. Imperial Palace East Garden (Closed on Monday & Friday)
4. Ueno (museums or zoo)
5. Roppongi (Tokyo City View / Mori Art Museum / The National Art Center)
6. Shinjuku (Metropolitan Government Office)
7. Tokyo Tower / Zojoji Temple
9. Ginza / Yurakucho / Marunouchi
10. Yanaka (Yuyake Dandan / Asakura Museum of Sculpture)
11. Ikebukuro (Planetarium / Aquarium / Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan)
12. Shibamata (Taishakuten / Yamamototei garden)
13. Fukagawa (Fukagawa Fudou / Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine / Fukagawa Edo Museum)
If there’s any other place you would like to visit, please feel free to let me know. Then I’ll make a special itinerary for you.
At your hotel, or final destination of the tour.
If you are a first-time visitor to Tokyo, I would recommend some major sightseeing places.
If you already have come to Tokyo before, you might want to try something new. There are still many attractive places. You can choose scenic or historical places, unique museums or facilities, or modern shopping areas.
You might want to take your time to explore one place and have enough relaxing time, or you might want to visit as many places as possible.
I'll try to make a best plan for you to match your needs and interests.
Hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23 wards.
- Transportation* (for you and your guide) : approximately 1000 yen per person
* Taxi is sometimes cheaper (per person), and you can save time depending on the situation.
- Lunch (for you and your guide) : approximately 1000 to 2000 yen per person
- Admission for some facilities (for you and your guide)
*** I recommend you bring cash in Japanese yen, too, because some restaurants and shops still don't accept credit cards, and we need it for transportation.
We walk a lot, so please wear comfortable shoes.
Aki san was always on time and could suggest places that is interesting. She will visit the locations that you have interest in beforehand to ensure your trip is as smooth as possible. She also makes the effort to interact with my toddlers which is very helpful at times.
Thank you for your review. I hope you enjoyed your trip with your family in Japan. I understand it’s extremely hard to travel with a toddler and a baby, and we also had a heavy rain day, which made your trip even more difficult. I tried to do the best I could, but I’m sorry we had to skip some of the destinations. Maybe we should have thought more about the balance between what you wanted to do and what you could actually do with taking children’s pace and energy into consideration. I enjoyed the company of your “kawaii” daughters, by the way;-) I hope they liked my “origami” toys. It was a long trip, so please take a good rest!
Aki was the best tour guide! From the moment I inquired of her availability, she was responsive, curious about our trip, and eager to help us have the best day—and she completely succeeded. She managed to do the impossible and pack 3-days’ worth of sight-seeing into one day, all accompanied by her charming personality, interesting factoids about Tokyo and Japanese history, and overall lovely demeanor. I will absolutely ask Aki to be our guide again. We now consider her our friend! See you in Oregon, Aki!
Dear Erin, It was such a lovely day yesterday! It was a little cooler than the past couple of days, and no rain. More than that, I really enjoyed your company and our conversation during the tour. I also felt this one-day trip would become a special one from the beginning. I’m glad you liked all my favorite places although we were a little too busy(^-^; Actually, there are more places I would like to take you to, so I’ll wait for you to come back! I hope I can go to Oregon someday, too. Thank you so much for the 5 stars and wonderful review!! Best, Aki
We had a very nice tour with Aki , she had listened very well what we like to see and do in Tokyo. She told us a lot of interesting things according typical japanese things. I really would recommend her.
I hope my tour helped you explore Japan for the rest of your trip;-) The tour was short, but I enjoyed it very much. I wish the dream your daughter wrote at the Meiji Jingu Shrine comes true!! Best, Aki
Aki was so helpful and friendly!!! She absolutely went above and beyond and did everything in her power to make our visit spectacular!!! She was unbelievable thoughtful and helpful beyond anything I could have expected. I don’t think it would be possible to find a better guide and wholeheartedly recommend her and cannot possibly express how thankful we are to have met her and worked with her!!!
I enjoyed our communication from the very beginning, and learned a lot from you, too. If this trip became a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience for you, I’m *super* happy!! Thank you for finding me as a guide, and it means a lot for me. I hope I can see you again someday either in Japan, US, or maybe in other country!? Please take care and enjoy the rest of your trip!! Aki