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Explore Old and New Tokyo in one day (7 hours)

Haruko S.

4.93(30) reviews
English, Japanese
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

What is the charm of Tokyo? I would say well mixed atmosphere of modernity and tradition. Let's find old and new Tokyo through this one day trip! Please select 3-4 destinations from the list so that we can make your customized itinerary together depending on your interests or pace!

Meeting Point

Meet at your hotel or your desired location (within Tokyo 23 Wards)

Imperial Palace Ground

Tsukiji Fish Market

Hamarikyu Garden




Meiji Shrine

Harajuku Omotesando area

Shibuya Crossing

Nezu Museum

Tokyo National Museum

Yanaka Ginza( Shopping alley for locals)


Ending Point

At the last spot we visit or your hotel

What to Expect

Is this your first time to Tokyo? Whenever I travel to a new city for the first time, I try to figure out the city size, must -see spots, culture, food, transportation, etc. and always think that it will be nice if someone guides me to know the city's outline quickly. Here I am! I'm your guide.

If you are a repeater to Tokyo,no problem! When I travel abroad, I always encounter many intriguing traditions, cultures, places, food and people. If there is someone who explains what I see and want to know, my understanding of the city will definitely deepen. I would like to offer you such experiences to make your travel rich with memories.

Let’s explore Tokyo with me!

This is just one sample tour:

Imperial Palace Ground - Now Royal Couple's residence and used to be Edo Castle.

Tsukiji Fish Market - The world famous and one of the biggest fish markets. You will find many intriguing seafood, vegetables and processed food.

Hamarikyu Garden - Tea Break! Let’s have a bowl of powdered green tea with Japanese seasonal sweets at the Shogun’s garden

Asakusa - Department store of religion? Let’s learn little bit about Shintoism and Buddhism which have formed our cultural base.

Ginza - Let’s stroll through high-end shops alley and food floor of department store

Please let me know your requests and interests!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Making your original itinerary,

Guide fee,

Reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only, if we decided to go particular restaurant.),

If you are planning to stay in Tokyo more than one day, it may be a good idea to buy your Suica or PASMO.

Those are prepaid e-money cards for travel on trains and buses in the Tokyo area , and for shopping , too.

What‘s not included

Your transportation fee (you can get a one-day ticket for Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway for 1000 yen.

Guide transportation fee

Taxi fare

Water bus


Entrance fee for you and a guide

Important Information

I am able to give you tours not only Tokyo but also other places such as Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan, etc.

In this tour we will mainly use public transportation and walk all the way. Please put on comfortable walking shoes. Especially at the Tsukiji Fish Market, closed-toe shoes is strongly recommended for your safety. If you have any concern with your fitness, please do not hesitate to consult with me. I will think through a tour that matches with your pace. Please bring along some Japanese Yen in cash since not all of the shops, especially small shops, accept credit cards.

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



Maria S.

Oct 18, 2018

Imperial palace Ginza and Shibuya Crossing Tour

Excellent informative guide! I highly recommend Haruko.

Haruko S.

Hi, Maria! Thank you for taking your time to write a wonderful review! Hope you are enjoying cruise with your lovely family;) Bon voyage! Haruko

Sharalyn S.

Sep 16, 2018

Above and beyond!

Haruko-san was such a wonderful guide. She knew interesting historical information off the top of her head, she was glad to answer any questions we had, happy to make unexpected stops, always pleased to take pictures for us, and even took the time to help me improve my Japanese! I feel like I have made a great friend today. I couldn't have found a better person to introduce us to Tokyo. We had such an amazing day with Haruko-san! お疲れ様でした!

Haruko S.

Sharalyn-san, thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful and warm review for me! It is my honor to be a part of your special occasion. I truly enjoyed the tour with you and I am happy to get to know you. Please enjoy rest of your stay and have a great time! お疲れ様でした! ありがとうございます?


Lee D.

Sep 7, 2018

5 hour personalised tour

A big thank you Haruko for guiding us around Tokyo and personalising the tour to areas we wanted to see. Also your help with negotiating subway and rail which subsequently enabled us to give it a go ourselves. Overall a wonderful experience.

Haruko S.

Lee, thank you for a wonderful review! I also enjoyed strolling around the area with you and Steve. Hope the boys liked the t-shirts and see you again! Haruko


Brenden D.

Aug 13, 2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable!

My family and I met Haruko for a morning at Meiji Shrine followed by a nice Tonkatsu lunch. We were impressed by not only her knowledge but also that she talked to each of us (ages ranged from 11 - 79). Would definitely recommend her!

Haruko S.

Hi, Brenden! Thank you for taking your time to write such a kind review! I truly enjoyed every single conversation with each of you! Hope that your wonderful family revisit Japan again! Please send my regards to everyone! Thank you! Haruko

$311/ per group