Eastern Tokyo Highlights

Highlights

Kaori S.

4.96
(53) reviews
Tokyo
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

This is private tour for you and your group, basically using public transportations. My Tokyo Eastern highlights includes・Imperial Palace ・Ginza (see the latest in Japan) ・Tsukiji Outer Fish Market (lunch) ・Hamarikyu Gardens ・Sumida Boat Cruise ・Asakusa (Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine) Akihabara electric town can be arranged upon your request. (+1H)

Itinerary

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Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo, or any preferred place in central Tokyo

Imperial Palace (East Gardens of Imperial Palace or Nijubashi Double Bridge)

Ginza (see the latest in Japan)

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market (Lunch)

Hamarikyu Gardens (Boat departs from(or arrives at) one of the best Japanese-style gardens in Tokyo.)

Sumida River Boat Cruise (You can rest and relax while moving between Asakusa and Hamarikyu Gardens.)

Asakusa (Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine, Kaminari-mon Gate, Nakamise shopping arcade,)

(option) Akihabara electric district(+1H)

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo, or any preferred place in central Tokyo

What to Expect

If you have more than 2 days for Tokyo, I recommend one day for East and one day for West, as Tokyo is a quite big city. It takes some time (30-40min) to move from East to West even in the central Tokyo.

This tour is basically walking tour, using public transportation such as subways and trains. As an option, you can ask the arrangement for hired taxis or vans with additional fee.

My 2 tours (One day Eastern highlights and One day Western highlights) cover most highlights of Tokyo. Eastern one is more with tradition and samurai history, and Western one is more with modern, young culture, Kawaii culture and night life. I have Western Highlights tour. Please check it out too!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, hotel drop-off

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), food and drink (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)

【Main fee】

Sumida Boat Cruise ¥1,040/ adults ¥400/kids (including Garden admission)

For guide, One day Subway Ticket : ¥900

For you, One day Subway Ticket : ¥900 per person or if you’re staying in Tokyo for a few days, getting below at the airport makes your travel easier.

●Tokyo Subway Ticket(24h / 48h / 72h)

Unlimited travel ticket for Tokyo Metro & Toei Metro (Not available for JR). Best value for Tokyo visitors, needs passport for purchase.

https://www.tokyometro.jp/tst/en/index.html

●Welcome SUICA for travelers (transportation IC card) ←Getting this at airport is recommended!

If you want the easiest way, Welcome SUICA will make you free from concerns, as it's available for most major trains and buses in major cities of Japan. Can be purchased only limited places in Tokyo district. Purchase at the airport is strongly recommended.

https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/welcomesuica/welcomesuica.html

For more information for transportation system in Tokyo, refer to below blog.

"What's the best ticket for Tokyo transportation?"

https://triplelights.com/blog/whats-most-efficient-tran-3994

【Optional】Hired vans.

Hired taxi or van : ¥34,800 up to 6 people (including a guide). Plus parking fees.

Advanced booking is needed. Please make an inquiry as soon as possible if you want to use hired cars.

Important Information

--- For Online tours --- ● I'm available from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on JAPAN STANDARD TIME. ・Please be mindful of the time differences in the world. ● Zoom and device ・Please have Zoom installed into your device. ・I'll send you Zoom invitation after completing booking. * I'm afraid I cannot take any responsibility for connection failures due to the system that guide cannot control. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - For real tours, ● If tour starts/ends outside Tokyo My tours basically start from Tokyo and end at Tokyo. If starts/ends outside Tokyo, I need to ask you to cover my transportation fee to/from Tokyo. Thank you for understanding. ● About Car Use in Japan Guide fee doesn't include hired cars and transportation fee. Tour guides are not allowed to use their own cars by national regulation. Only certificated drivers with registered cars for business-use can offer paid transportations in Japan. Sorry for inconvenience.

●Imperial Palace

・East Gardens of Imperial Palace is closed on Mondays and Fridays. We visit Nijubashi Bridge of Imerial Palace instead.

●Tuskiji Outer Fish Market

・Tuskiji Inner Market has moved to Toyosu. But we can still enjoy Tsukiji Outer Market for street food and Sushi restaurants.

・Some shops are closed on Sundays and Wednesdays at Tuskiji Outer Market.

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

Reviews

Sasibha S.

Feb 17, 2020

Caring Professional Friendly Guide ??

We spent the day with Kaori going off the beaten track in Nikkō. From the start, Kaori has been very responsive and clear in her communications. We knew exactly what to expect. We had a lovely day learning more about Japanese history and culture which was made fun because Kaori has a great sense of humour. She is very perceptive and caring as well. Thank you very much Kaori-San for a memorable day and many lovely photos - we only realised when we got back that we didn’t have one with you. Hopefully, we can spend some time together again on another off the beaten path trip and maybe we can take one then. Wishing you all the best.

Kaori S.

Thank you for giving me an excellent review on me and my tour, Sasibha-san. We had a really beautiful relaxing day in Nikko's great nature. Your requested spot in Nikko was a hidden gem of Nikko even for Japanese people. We (our driver and I ) also enjoyed this tranquil onsen village wth you. Your family is so warm, beautiful family to be with. I enjoyed talking with each of you. And I was amazed how experienced you are as traveler in Japan. I'm so happy you love Japan so deeply. I should have taken a photo all together! I'm looking forward to hearing you from again for another adventure! Take care. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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Rowena B.

Feb 14, 2020

Tokyo One-day as You Like

We really like our tour with Kaori. She was very accommodating. An excellent photographer. She brought us to a great place for lunch. That was an unexpected but surprisingly good choice. Kaori knows the history of the places we went really well. She taught us how to use the subway. We appreciate her for taking an extra hour in order for us to complete the tour.

Kaori S.

Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Rowena-san. I'm so happy you liked photos I took for you. And I'm also happy that you all liked okonomiyaki lunch. I hope your sister makes okonomiyaki and yakisoba well at home! I was impressed that you all are into Mori museum exhibition. I'm glad we could have enough time for you to enjoy the exhibition at your own pace. I'm really looking forward to your coming back to Japan and seeing you again. Of course, your families, relatives and friends are welcome anytime! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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Liz C.

Feb 6, 2020

Senso-Ji Temple Harajuku Meiji shrine Shibuya

Kaori was fantastic. We are a family of 6 travelling to Japan for the first time. Kaori made our first day in Tokyo so easy. We learnt how to navigate the rail system & experienced so many things & places just like the locals. Kaori set us up for the next few days with maps & train information. She was a blessing. We would recommend her to anyone travelling to Japan.

Kaori S.

Thank you for the kindest review, Liz san. And thank you for taking time for writing review while you’re still on holiday here. I’m glad to hear you feel easy to get around Tokyo after my tour. Your family are all bright and so friendly to me. I really enjoyed talking with each of you. I hope you have a lot of fun in skiing in Hakuba! Looking forward to meeting you again some day. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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Sulina Y.

Jan 18, 2020

Kaori 1st day

First day with Kaori was super good even though we just met, it was like we were best friends. We talked anything and she brought me to a shopping haven which was not in the itinerary for the first day and i was very grateful that she brought me there the "Nintendo shop" that was recently opened last Nov. 2019.

Kaori S.

Thank you for the warmest review even while we’re still having tours, Sulina san! For me, it felt like same. I’m so grateful you have been friendly and enjoying time with me since first time I met you at the airport. I’m happy you loved Nintendo shop. It was lucky for me to know your favorites as you happened to tell me you like Nintendo games. I’m sure we’re having a wonderful time today, too. Thank you for your friendliness. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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