Efficient One Day Tokyo Tour


Toshihiro Y.

4.84 / 5
(199 reviews)
Japanese (Native), English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Efficiently visiting various popular sightseeing spots both east and west area in central Tokyo by using public transportation. Schedule of this tour is flexible by the requests of the tourists. Transportation to next spot is mostly a single line subway ride without transit. Time loss by transportation is minimized.

Meeting Point

At your hotel

09:00 AM

Hotel pick up

09:30 AM

Imperial Palace: Nijubashi (Double Bridge)

10:10 AM

Tsukiji: Honganji Temple and Outer Fish Market (retail area)

11:30 AM

Ueno Park: Statue of Saigo, Kiyomizu Kannondo, etc.

12:30 PM

Lunch (your favorite dish)

01:30 PM

Asakusa: Kaminarimon, Nakamise Street and Sensoji Temple

03:00 PM

Meiji Jingu Shrine

04:00 PM

Shibuya: Crazy Crossing and Faithful dog Hachiko statue

05:00 PM

End of tour at your hotel

Ending Point

At your hotel

What to Expect

Various popular tourist sites like temple, shrine, palace, park, market and entertainment district are covered in this tour.

Time schedule is typical sample. According to your requests, itinerary is flexibly adjustable.

If your hotel is accessible from Tokyo Metro subway station, total transportation fee on this tour is only 600 JPY per person by using 24 hours ticket. No entrance fee is required for all the destinations in this tour.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23-ward area

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), drink, lunch, dinner

Important Information

If your hotel is located in 23 wards of Tokyo, pick-up fee to the hotel is free.

Tours are basically done by using public transportation like trains and subways.

Tsukuji Inner Fish Market (wholesale area run by government) moved to Toyosu in October 2018. But fish shops, various local food stands and sushi restaurants are still in Tsukiji called as Outer Market. This tour visits Tsukiji Outer Market.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Ronald J.

5 / 5
Jun 4, 2023

Ultimate Guide

Toshihiro was the ultimate guide. When he says “Efficient Tour” he means it ! My family had the best experience with his tour. He is knowledgeable and gives as much information as you request. He does not rush you but utilizes time efficiently. I highly recommend using Toshihiro as your guide in Tokyo

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the splendid tour review, Ronald-san. I felt that your family is very friendly like American TV drama. It was like that I introduced Tokyo to my friends. I highly appreciate challenging spirit of your son to try Japanese food. I enjoyed the tour with you. I hope that Japan will be a favorite and unforgettable country for your family.


Dee M.

5 / 5
Jun 4, 2023

So glad we had Toshi-San as our guide!

We’re from Silicon Valley, U.S.A. and Like most visitors, we have a limited time in Japan and Tokyo especially since the city has the most complex transit system (what lines using which payment system). Toshi-San came on time to meet us and showed us about the different lines in Tokyo. He suggested that we bought Tokyo Metro day pass (JPY 600) which essentially saved us money vs usig our IC cards to do our all day tour. He even showed us a secret old subway entrance in Asakusa.. really cool! Tsukiji market was a blast - he patiently waited for us while we tasted some yummy food and tea, and of couse shopping in Harajuku, Akihabara, Shibuya and the Buddhist temple on our way to Tsukiji. If we were going to do it ourselves, I don’t even think we could do so much in such a little time! The information that was provided along the way by Toshi-San was very valuable. Go hire him, he is great!

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the marvelous tour review, Dee-san. You are a very talented family with an excellent artist and a great athlete. I enjoyed walking and talking with your family. You clearly informed me about your family's interests like an animation and food. It was easy to make a customized itinerary for you. Unfortunately it was rainy in the early morning. I suggested a slight change of itinerary. I know I must appreciate your cooperative attitude for new itinerary and especially for finding a lunch place. You investigated well about touristic spots in Tokyo like which area has what kind of characteristics. I think that you purchased really valuable items as a souvenir according to the features of each spot. I felt that you truly understand the taste of good sushi and Japanese green tea. I am delighted to be able to get excellent tour comments from a person like you. Enjoy the rest of days in Japan!


Ram I.

5 / 5
Jun 2, 2023

Highlights of Tokyo Tour

I booked 2 tours - half & full day with Toshihiro San, a local guide in Tokyo. He took us around Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya , Tsukiji Outer Market, Akhiabhara, Asakusa to some of the main attractions in these areas. He was very friendly & flexible, he communicates effectively during the planning of our trip. His English is reasonably fluent but we understood everything he was trying to communicate. He navigates around the city very well , through the Metro maze & provides bits of information at the sites when we reach. The tour was informative and enjoyable. I think Toshihiro San is a good guide for people who want to quickly see the highlights of Tokyo and explore these places later in detail.

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the wonderful tour review, Ram-san. You understood well about characteristic feature of areas in Tokyo. Late afternoon half-day tour and full one-day tour were done according to attractive spots of each area. Some spots are better to visit in the evening, some other spots are better to visit in the morning. I guess that you have travelled various countries in the world, and know how to enjoy in the big city. I know I must express my gratitude for your cooperation to finalize itineraries. You showed me your interests clearly and compromised sometimes. I am truly relieved to hear that the tour was informative and enjoyable. I hope that your family will come to Japan again in near future and stay longer like several years.


Charlotte K.

5 / 5
Jun 2, 2023

Tour with Toshihiro

Toshihiro was a perfect guide. His English is superb and his knowledge of all the sites and their history excellent. He made our day very enjoyable whilst also visiting many wonderful places of interest. He managed to get my brother briefly interested in Japanese history, which is a miracle in and of itself! He went above and beyond by helping us to visit one final location on our bucket list after our official tour had ended. I can’t recommend him enough.

Toshihiro Y.

Thank you for the excellent tour review, Charlotte-san. You know Japanese history and speak basic Japanese language well. It was a great honour for me to guide an intelligent person like you. And I am very happy as your brother took an interest in Japanese history. I remember that he ate various kinds of Japanese cuisine. You are both familiar with modern Japanese culture, must be important guests for a Japanese citizen. I hope that you will stay in Japan for several years.

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