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For the first visitor, Imperial Garden, Otemachi business area and Tokyo Station, Five hours

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The Imperial Palace Garden in Tokyo, Japan, is a serene oasis located in the bustling city. Located on the grounds of the historic Imperial Palace, the gardens provide a harmonious blend of natural beauty and historical significance. Spanning over 100 acres, the gardens are divided into various sections, each showcasing a unique aspect of Japanese landscaping.

Otemachi is the center of Japanese companies' activities. Tokyo station is the center of the hub of the Japanese train network.

Tokyo Tour Guide - Naoya U.
Naoya U.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel

09:30 AM

The Imperial East Garden

The Imperial East Garden in Tokyo is a tranquil oasis nestled within the bustling metropolis, offering a serene escape into nature and history. Located on the former site of Edo Castle, the garden seamlessly blends historical significance with natural beauty, making it a must-visit for both locals and tourists.


As you enter the garden, you are greeted by the majestic Otemon Gate, a reminder of the area’s feudal past. Walking through, you find meticulously maintained lawns, ponds, and traditional Japanese landscaping. The Ninomaru Garden, a classical Japanese landscape garden, is a highlight with its picturesque water features, carefully pruned trees, and seasonal flowers. In spring, cherry blossoms paint the garden in delicate shades of pink, while autumn brings vibrant hues of red and orange, making it a photographer’s paradise.


The garden's layout offers a harmonious balance between open spaces and more secluded, intimate areas. Strolling along its winding paths, you encounter historical remnants, such as the foundation stones of the former Edo Castle, offering a glimpse into Japan’s rich history. The contrast between the ancient stone walls and the lush greenery exemplifies the garden's charm.


Another captivating aspect is the variety of plant species, which are carefully labeled, making it an educational experience for botany enthusiasts.

11:00 AM

Otemachi; Business center in Tokyo

Otemachi, located in Tokyo, is indeed regarded as one of Japan's major business districts and a hub of corporate activity. Situated in the heart of Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, Otemachi is characterized by its towering skyscrapers, modern architecture, and bustling streets. It serves as a prominent financial and commercial center, housing the headquarters of numerous major corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies.


Upon entering Otemachi, visitors are greeted by a skyline dominated by sleek office buildings, such as the iconic Marunouchi Building and the imposing Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower. These structures not only symbolize Japan's economic prowess but also showcase cutting-edge architectural design.

12:00 PM

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station, a historic landmark nestled in the heart of Japan's bustling capital, holds a magnetic charm that beckons visitors and locals alike. Built in 1914, its architecture blends Western and Eastern influences, showcasing an exquisite mix of red brick and traditional Japanese elements. Here’s why Tokyo Station is a must-visit:


Firstly, Tokyo Station embodies Japan's rich architectural heritage. Its iconic Marunouchi building, with its red brick facade and domed roofs, stands as a symbol of the country's modernization during the Meiji era. The meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail in its design reflect an era when Japan was transitioning into a global powerhouse while preserving its cultural identity.


Secondly, the station is not merely a transport hub but a destination in itself. Its Grand Marunouchi South Entrance, often referred to as the "face" of the station, exudes an aura of grandeur and sophistication. Visitors are greeted by a vast, open concourse adorned with intricate ironwork, vaulted ceilings, and majestic chandeliers. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a bygone era, where every detail speaks to a time when railway travel was a luxurious affair.

01:00 PM

Over view from the roof top of KITTE

The rooftop garden at KITTE in Otemachi is undoubtedly worth visiting for its unique blend of tranquility, urban charm, and cultural significance. Situated amidst the bustling heart of Tokyo, this hidden gem offers a refreshing retreat from the city's frenetic pace while showcasing a harmonious integration of nature and modern architecture.

01:30 PM

Daimaru Department Store (Food Department or "Depachika")

In conclusion, Depachika in Japanese department stores are more than just food markets—they are cultural landmarks that celebrate the art of food, regional culinary traditions, and innovation in gastronomy. Whether shopping for gourmet ingredients, sampling local specialties, or dining in a vibrant atmosphere, a visit to Depachika promises a sensory journey through Japan's rich culinary landscape.

02:00 PM

Tokyo Station

The end of the tour

Ending Point

Tokyo Station; JR line

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What‘s included

Guide fees


We use public transportation. Location and time are subject to change depending on traffic conditions. Please feel free to contact me if you have any requests.

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What‘s not included

Transportation fees, admission fees, and meal fees during the tour.


Public Transportation fee from your Hotel to Tokyo station for you and your guide.)

(For example; The round trip from Shinjuku to Tokyo is about¥400)

No Admission Fee is required for this tour.

Tour Important Information

This tour involves a lot of walking, so please dress lightly. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Lunch is not included, so you can select to have lunch in "Depachika" or anywhere you like after the tour.

Imperia East Garden is closed on Monday and Friday.

But sometimes it closed temporarily.

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Tokyo Tour Reviews

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Sara K.

5 / 5
May 24, 2024

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Yamanashi
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Customized

Our day trip to Tokyo and Mount Fuji

Nao is a great guide. He was very communicative and planned our tours according to our interest. He is a very delightful and patient guide. We all enjoyed his tour and we strongly recommend him

Sara K.

Hi, Sara Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad I was able to share such a fun time with you. I hope to see you again soon.

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Carey E.

5 / 5
Mar 26, 2024

One-day tour in Nikko

Nikko
13 hours

Customized

Introduction to Japan with Naoya

We spent four wonderful days with Naoya exploring Japanese culture and history at various sites in and around Tokyo. Naoya was very knowledgeable and was able to easily explain this information in English. He was very professional, well prepared, and always on time. Because of his expertise we were able to come up with interesting itineraries over the four days we spent together. Restaurants suggested by him were great culinary experiences. The metro system in Tokyo can be very overwhelming so we were very thankful that he was able to make us feel comfortable using transit. We would not hesitate to recommend Naoya as your guide. He made our introduction to Japan a very fulfilling experience.

Carey E.

I was happy to spend four enjoyable days with you. Unfortunately, the weather was bad and it rained a lot. We couldn't get a good view of Mt. Fuji, which we were looking for. Also, the cherry blossoms had not yet bloomed, so we were unable to fully enjoy their beauty. However, I believe that the four of you were able to learn about some of the good things about Japan. I'm glad that you liked the meal. It seems that you will continue to travel around Japan after this, so I hope you will discover even more good things about Japan. Thank you very much for a truly enjoyable trip. Let's meet again. Take care. Naoya USUDA

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William L.

5 / 5
Jan 22, 2024

A half-day tour in Yokohama

Yokohama
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2 days with Naoya in Japan

Nao , as he prefers to be called, is a true gentlemen. We contacted Nao thru 'Go with Guide' and were not sure what experience we would have, as we never used a personal guide. We were pleasantly surprised . We used his services for a 1 day Mt Fuji tour and a 6 hr tour of Yokohama. We discussed options of what to see and combined our ideas. He meet us at our hotel (15 minutes before our scheduled time) and escorted us for the day. Having his service made traveling much easier and more efficient. We would have spent days figuring out the subway and bus system. He also suggested the best options for traveling. He also took us to unique places for eating typical Japanese food. His english was very good, so no issues communicating. He also provided background of Japanese history during our tour. Nao came prepared with an excel spreadsheet of the sites and times. We would definitely use Nao again in the future.

William L.

Hi Bill & Diane. Thank you for your review. I remembered that fun trip and felt happy again. Fortunately, the trip was blessed with good weather. I am glad that you have such a good impression of Japan and me. Please come to Japan again. I hope to see you again.

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