Let's discover the Japanese history or culture in/around the Ueno Park! The tour take you to the old temple and shrines, fancy traditional restaurant and nice and quiet museum. After that, we will go on the Ameyoko shopping street, which keeps you amused and excited! You can find unique food or clothes at discount price!
End of the day, drinking at a cozy Izakaya will refresh your tiredness.
JR Ueno Station
Ueno Park- Edo Downtown Museum/ Old Temple & Shrine / Lotus Pond
Kaiseki Bento Lunch-beautifully decorated Lunch Box
Shopping at Ameyoko Street or gourmet explore
Enjoy Drink at a cozy Izakaya Japanese Tapas Bar
JR Ueno Station
Walk around Ueno Park. visit temple, shrine and museum.
At lunch time, beautifully decorated Kaiseki Bento lunch at a traditional restaurant can be reserved (optional)
Go on a shopping spree at Ameyoko street (unique snacks, food or clothes/ shoes at discount price!)
Many Izakaya restaurants are around the area. I am sure you can enjoy a wide variety kind of food and drinks at very relaxing atmosphere!
Lunch, Entrance fee(JPY300), Izakaya Bar
Only available on weekends
•Museum entrance fee jpy300
•Drink at Izakaya will cost approx Jpy 2,000 (Optional)
•Lunch will cost Jpy 3000 (Optional)
This was our third tour with Hiroko san, and liked all of them, but this was probably the nicest. Kitain temple was beautiful and serene, and Hikawa shrine was also beautiful and fun. Hiroko san showed us some fun rituals that locals do at the shrine, and we had fun fishing for our omikuji (fortune slips)! The warehouse and sweet shop were fun - everything looked so delicious! Really need to return for a longer trip! Lunch at a Kamameshi place was delicious and Hiroko san helped us to reserve the place and order so that we could walk around the shops - thanks so much for that, Hiroko san! This tour indicated 5 hours but Hiroko san was with us for over 7 hours - so it’s really a full day trip. Again, thanks so much for a wonderful day and for showing us around during these tours in Tokyo!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review my tour. It was my pleasure to guide you two on this tour! Especially, I was delighted to see you two enjoying "fishing" at the shrine:) Since Kawagoe has a lot of food options, I know one day is not enough, next time, I hope you can have delicious shaved ice there! Hiroko
This was our second tour with Hiroko san, and again, we had an enjoyable day. We have never been to Ueno before and it would have been confusing without her - in particular, we liked Kiyomizu Kannon-do, and the park area - that was beautiful. Along the way, Hiroko san also provided lots of history and other miscellaneous information about the area. Thanks for the fun day, and for showing us around, Hiroko san!
I am so grateful for your kind words! Your positive comment here and on that tour inspires me to improve more. Again, thank you very much for your kindness. Hiroko
We booked Hiroko san for an Asakusa - Sensoji Temple Back Street Tour and we had an excellent day with her. On our meetup day, she met us at our hotel (made sure we don’t get lost), and came very nicely prepared with an English map, highlighting the areas of interest she was planning to show us for the day. We had been to the general Sensoji area before, but never realized how amazing the place is until this tour - Hiroko san showed us the main Sensoji temple hall, and the side temple areas. Then proceeded to show us countless popular eateries, unusual shops (like goldfish and shooting game shops, kitchen knives shop), an old amusement park and theatres in the entertainment district. All within minutes of Sensoji. Hiroko san speaks good English, and is very details oriented - I see her checking notes from time to time to make sure she brings us to the places she had planned before hand. In addition, she asked us what food we wanted to try and when my wife asked she would like to check try a crab shabu shabu and a rolled katsu place someday, she followed up by sending us recommendations for restaurants after our tour. A highly recommended guide - we have 2 more separate tours with her and I look forward to them. Hiroko san, thanks for the really nice day we had!
Thank you so much for your warmest words for me, Kenneth san. It was my great pleasure to guide such a lovely couple like you two. During the tour, I appreciated your curiosity and deep understanding of our culture! Thank you!! I hope I could be of any help for your next tour too^^
Hiroko was a wonderful guide in Tokyo for our first visit to Japan. She communicated several times through the TripleLights website ahead of our trip to find out what our interests were, and came up with a well thought out plan accordingly. She was very well-organized, and we accomplished everything she had planned in the time allotted. I was touring with my grown daughter, and we both were very pleased. We enjoyed Hiroko’s company, and felt like we were traveling with a friend! She is very patient, thoughtful, friendly, and good company. After our time with Hiroko, we felt confident to spend the remaining days touring on our own. She was very helpful in picking places to eat, and in navigating the transit system. We saw many neighborhoods that we would never have seen on our own. I would definitely recommend her!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Linda! I really appreciate you chose me as your first travel in Japan. I felt exactly the same way that I spent time with my friends! Especially it was fun to have lunch together at the Japanese restaurant and we all struggled with dumping;) I look forward to meeting you again in the future Hiroko