Japan is known for a lot of delicious food. This tour takes you to Tsukiji Outer Market (the old and historical area which supports people's stomach) and Ginza. During the tour, you will know the Japanese transportation system and how to find good and reasonable restaurants, etc. so that you can visit other places by yourselves. Please feel free to consult me concerning where to visit and see.
You can see and eat a variety of local food on the streets in Tsukiji, become familiar with the town.
Pick up at your Hotel in central Tokyo
You can see and eat a variety of local food on the bustling streets in Tsukiji.
The famous Buddhist temple with unique architectural design. You can sit in the main hall and see how people worship Buddha.
Kabuki is the traditional Japanese theatrical art. You will see how popular it is when you see the theater. You will find a small Japanese garden on the rooftop of it.
In the food floor of Japanese Department Stores (called Depachika in Japanese), you’ll find an incredible array of food item displays. It’s a food paradise! Everything looks yummy! You can buy your favorite food.
Ginza is the famous high-end shopping street. If you want to do shopping, I will show you the directions of shops you are interested in and leave you there to enjoy by yourselves.
Ginza or wherever you’d like
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in central Tokyo area, Guide's transportation fee
Your transportation fee
If you stay in the central area of Tokyo or Chiba, I will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or anyplace you like.
We will take public transportation and walk a lot so please wear comfortable shoes.
In Tsukiji Outer Market, many shops and restaurants are closed on Sundays, Wednesdays and holidays.
Also Tsukiji is the fish market open from early morning till early afternoon. Most shops are closed by 15:00. So you should start your tour in the morning, between 9 and 11 am.
We walk from Tsukiji to Ginza, which takes about 15 minutes.
If you want to do shopping in Ginza, I will show you the directions of shops you are interested in and leave you there to enjoy by yourselves.
This tour doesn't include lunch time.
The tour began with Chiaki conveniently meeting us at our hotel and providing a briefing for the evening destinations. Chiaki guided us with excellence as we weaved our way through crowded weekend streets, alleys, and building interiors. Trying to explore Kubukicho on our own would have been, in the least, overwhelming. What ai appreciated most was how long she spent finding a very specific bar in Golden Gai. I would not have been able to locate in on my own. I will recommend Chiaki to any friend that visits Tokyo. I could not have had a better experience.
Dear Devin, thank you for your great comment! It was fun for me to explore Shinjuku with you and gave me a precious experience to find the bar. The woman said you can take pictures when you visit there next time. I hope you will have a good time there. I'm glad to know that you are interested in Japanese culture, know it well and love it very much. Wish you will fully enjoy the 'real' Tokyo, not only in the video games. Please say thank you to your mother! Arigatou!
We have just spent a lovely morning in extreme heat with Chiaki. She is a delightful human being and a delight to spend time. For the 4 hours she was paid for , the pre work was amazing and making sure the time spent was as profitable as possible under duress of the summer heat. She supplied umbrellas and hats to try and make us as comfortable as possible. I could not think of a nicer person to help you around Tokyo and its complex rail system. Thank you Chiaki I will send friends and family to be helped discover Tokyo with you
Dear Rob and Jane, thank you for your fantastic review! I spent a joyful time with you, too. You gave me a precious comment. I will be careful not to say pork hunting instead of hawk hunting. And thank you for your text mails on my phone! I will be happy to guide your friends, too! I hope you will have a wonderful trip to the Northern Europe and safety go back home! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future, maybe 40th wedding anniversary! Arigato gozaimasu!
Chiaki was amazing. She took my daughters and me all around Akihabara -- from the chaos of GiGo to the serene riverside, along the old train station and to the quiet Kanda shrine. It was like having an auntie in Tokyo show us around in a whirlwind, insightful tour of her hometown. Note that the original plan was to jaunt around Shinjuku, but because of last minute plans we changed to Akihabara and Chiaki was incredibly flexible. We really appreciate her hospitality, kindness and great insights (in English) about the transformation of Akihabara over time, and I'm sure you'll have a great trip with her yourself!
Thank you Ryan, for taking time to write the wonderful review! It was great to hear what you felt and thought about my tour! I also had an enjoyable time with you and your cute girls. It was amazing to see them playing the rhythm game easily! And Kanda shrine looked more mysterious in the dusk. Japan is having the hottest summer this year so I was wondering if you fully enjoyed your trip. I look forward to meeting you again in the future! Thank you again!
Thank you Chiaki for showing my family all the wonders of Tokyo. I wish we could have spent more time with you. We loved how knowledgeable Chiaki was at all the beautiful sites. She was especially helpful in helping us navigate the transit system. We are novices since we hail from California ????. Although our 6 hour time expired, Chiaki went above and beyond and brought us back to our hotel. We had a fantastic start to our Japan family trip. I highly recommend enlisting in a local guide for all travelers.
Thank you Amy, for your wonderful review! I’m very happy to know that you enjoyed my tour. I loved every moment being with you and your family. Especially you and Ryan are fun and kind to be with. I’m so glad that we could spend a beautiful summer day together. Please tell Nolan to call me anytime when he needs help. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan! Thank you again!