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Exciting Tokyo - One Day Tour

8 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

We will visit several places in Tokyo where you can experience traditional and modern Japan in one day.
Please select some places from the list below or just let me know what kind of attractions you are interested in, then I will propose a one-day tour itinerary for you.
This tour is so flexible that we can change our itinerary depending on your interests. If you are Muslim, we can visit Tokyo Camii mosque and Halal restaurant.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Hideaki.

  • 1. Asakusa area

  • 1.1 Sensoji temple and Nakamise-Dori

    This temple is Tokyo's oldest and most popular temple with a big gate and 5 story pagoda. Nakamise-Dori is a pedestrian street leading to the temple lined with many traditional shops and souvenir stands.

  • 1.2 Kappabashi Dougugai

    Kappabashi is a place full of restaurant supply stores. If you are interested in kitchen knives or potteries, This is the place to go.
    Each store has its own specialty ; dishes, furniture, aprons and hats, baking utensils, cooking utensils, lanterns and super-real plastic display food.

  • 2. Tokyo Sky Tree (Admission fee : Weekday 3,100JPY, Holiday 3,400JPY)

    It’s the tallest free-standing broadcasting tower in the world (634m ). Its higher observation room is at the height of 450m.
    I will wait at the bottom of the tower, if you think 3,090JPY for the guide is too much.

  • 3. Tsukiji area

  • 3.1 Fish market

    The outer market, a retail shop area, remains at Tsukiji, even though the inner market, that is an auction and wholesale area, has moved to Toyosu. You can enjoy fresh sushi there.
    Basically, it’s close on Wednesday, Sunday and national holiday.

  • 3.2 Honganji temple

    This temple is one of the biggest temples in Japan and quite unique.
    Its main hall is an Indian style not like a traditional temple.

  • 3.3 Hamarikyu garden (Admission fee : 300JPY)

    This garden is a typical Daimyo(Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond and two wild-duck hunting sites.

  • 4. Shinjuku area

  • 4.1 Shinjuku Gyoen national Park (Admission fee : 500JPY)

    It is considered one of the most important parks of the Meiji Era. It's wonderful for strolling because of the variety of its planed gardens; styles range from French and English to Japanese traditional.

  • 4.2 Observation room of Tokyo metropolitan city hall

    You can have a sky view of Tokyo at the height of 202m.
    It’s not as tall as the Sky Tree, but it's tall enough and free of charge.

  • 4.3 Samurai museum (Admission fee : 1,900JPY)

    The beauty of Samurai spirit is shown in Japanese swords and their costumes. You can see what samurai spirit is and feel their spirits still living in today’s Japanese people. As there are good guides in this museum, you don’t need to pay my admission fee.

  • 4.4 Robot Restaurant (Admission fee : 8,000JPY)

    Don't misunderstand! This is not a restaurant but a theater where you can watch a crazy show with simple food.
    If you want to go there, I will take you there and finish the tour. Because the show time is evening and night.

  • 5. Harajuku area

  • 5.1 Meiji Jingu shrine (Admission Free, Japanese garden : 500JPY)

    This is Tokyo's most venerable Shinto shrine, opened in 1920 in honor of Emperor and Empress Meiji. It has two big Torii, a traditional gate of shrines.

  • 5.2 Takeshita dori (Shopping street)

    This street is the center of Japanese Kawaii (Cute) fashion and very popular among young girls.

  • 5.3 Ota Memorial Museum of Art (Admission fee : 700JPY)

    Ukiyoe is a Japanese traditional wood-block printing developed during the Edo period. It affected impressionist artists in Europe like Gogh and Monet.

  • 6. Shibuya area

  • 6.1 Shibuya scramble crossing

    This is one of the most popular sightseeing spot for international tourists. Watch Japanese people’s behaviors here.

  • 6.2 Depachika (the food section in a department store basement)

    It's like a food museum. It carries many kinds of food from prepared delicacies to delicious imported confectioneries.

  • 6.3 Samurai Armor Photo Studio (Option 13,000JPY)

    You can wear Samurai Armor and take photos ( 2 poses / 10 shots). Reservation is required. Of course, you don’t need to pay for the guide.

  • 7. Akihabara

    Akihabara has two faces.
    The first one is electronics shops town and the other one is the center of Otaku culture. Otaku is a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime fandom. There are so many amine goods shops here and a maid café is one of the symbols of Otaku culture.

  • 8. Ueno area

  • 8.1 Ueno Park

    It's a cultural mecca with a number of museums including the prestigious Tokyo National Museum and the delightful Shitamachi Museum with its displays of old Toyko, Ueno Zoo and so on.

  • 8.2 Ameyoko (Shopping Street)

    This street is crowded with stores offering clothes, fresh fish, dried food and so on.

  • 8.3 Yanaka

    You can feel an old style traditional town. There are many small temples, boutiques and ateliers.

  • 9. Tokyo Camii

    It’s the largest mosque in Japan and known as the most beautiful mosque in all of Asia.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo.
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee
Transportation cost of the guide

What‘s not included

Your transportation cost (Approx. 900JPY per person)
Lunch (you and the guide)
Admission fee (you and the guide)


For Nikko tour, I would like to meet up in tokyo or chiba area. If you want to meet up in Nikko, you need to pay for my transportation fee to Nikko.

We will use public transportation during this tour.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 20 )
4.7 (20) Reviews
Very Good
Inez Inez United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Attentive guide ”

Hikeaki showed up at our hotel lobby early. He was very well prepared. He is attentive and gracious and will match his pace to what his clients like, which is nice. He showed us all the interesting aspects of Nikko. We enjoyed his company and felt well taken care of.


Inez-san, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed the Nikko tour. I also had a good time talking with you and your sisters. Especially, your sister invented a new Japanese cuisine. That is Tonkatsu Udon. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

M M United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Visiting Hakone with Confidence ”

Hideaki San is indeed very professional, prompt with correspondence, detailed in his itineraries, and accurate in his estimate of out of pocket expenses, just like what others said. He is gentle, caring, and knows how to lead us well. Among the nine of us, some wanted to linger around taking photos while others could not wait to move on. Hideaki San managed that. Ours was a one day tour in Hakone. We started out from Tokyo. Later, we enjoyed the cruise on Lake Ashinoko, the view of Mount Fuji, the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, walking the trail to Mototsumiya Shrine, and the stroll through the Open Air Museum. At the end of the day, Hideaki San gave us instructions on how to get to our ryokan and saw us off at the bus stop. We are very pleased and highly recommend him to anyone.


Myra-san. Thank you very much for your review. As your family is so nice, I also shared a pleasant time. We were so lucky that day that we could view beautiful Mt. Fuji together with Lake Ashi. Actually, it’s often foggy and cloudy there. Did you enjoy hot spring that night? Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

R Ramesh R India ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Niko and Mt Fuji ”

Hideaki is a very professional guide with excellent manners. He answered every question that we asked prior to our visit very promptly. He is a very detailed person and he gave us complete details of every expense that we are likely to incur apart from the guide fees with accurate details. He speaks well and quite easy to communicate and does not hurry you up while gently hinting the time limits at various places. He talked a bit about the culture of Japanese while at the same time contrasting with other cultures. He is quite flexible and was very helpful to getting us tickets for return to airport , money exchanges, showing us the easiest way to reach the express bus stand , how to reach by the easiest way to the hotel from airport ( though he was not the guide for that), how to take a m... read more


Ramesh-san. Thank you very much for your review. I hope you enjoy the tours to Nikko and Mt. Fuji. I also had a good time chatting with you and your wife. We were very lucky that we could see a full view of Mt. Fuji. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

Jeffrey Jeffrey United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Our Guide to Fujiyama ”

Hideaki was a stellar guide from the very beginning as he helped us organize the lengthy transportation towards Mount Fuji. To each site that we stopped and each meal we had he never stopped being respectful and supportive to our experience. Hideaki was easy to talk to and a great person to spend our final day in Tokyo with. He was a wonderful guide.


Jeffrey-san. Thank you very much for your review. As your family is so nice, I also shared a pleasant time. I think we enjoyed a peaceful time at the Mt. Fuji viewing spots, even though we, unfortunately, were not able to see a full view of Mt. Fuji. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

Paola Paola United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Mount Fuji, Hakone Open Air Museum ”

Very organised, punctual. Everything was extremely well planned. We have been extremely happy to have Mr Hideaki as our guide.


Paola-san. Thank you very much for your review. As your family is so nice, I also shared a pleasant time. We enjoyed a peaceful time at the Open Air Museum. Especially, at the foot bath. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

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