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Half Day private Tour of Off-the-Beaten-Paths in Tokyo

Off the Beaten Path

Yoshihisa O.

5.00(13) reviews
Tokyo
English, French, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

If you are a frequent traveller and love to find the secrets of the town you visit, here is your solution in Tokyo. We will visit only the places not visited by many tourists, but has it unique character, a place called Shitamachi, commoners districts.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel or at a nearest spot convenient

Yanaka; located in the backyard of Ueno, this is an interesting town, a mixture of traditional residential and temple town. As this is untouched by WWII bombing, there are many old wooden houses that bring you to the prewar period of Tokyo, some 100 years ago.

Fukagawa; a landfilled zone located in the eastern Tokyo, this is a historic area with so many places of interest. It includes a buddhist temple, Fukagawa-fudoh, a shinto shrine, Tomioka-hachiman. If time allows, we may stop at the buddhist ceremony of fire and drums before browsing through small back alleys. And also, we may have a chance to see the Sumo wrestlers morning training session.

Sunamachi Ginza; on both sides of this 700 m long shopping streets, you will have all kinds of Japanese traditional food shops, busily visited only by locals to by the groceries for the day. Also, as there are many good local restaurants, you will experience an authentic atmosphere of local market place in Tokyo.

Shibamata; a home town of a nation wide famous movie series called

Ending Point

At your hotel or at a nearest spot convenient

What to Expect

It is always interesting to browse through a district not visited by many tourist, but attractive. That is even more true in a city like Tokyo, with its long and unique history. We can jointly enjoy the joy of findind secrets in a typical, but scarcely visited areas of Shitamachi in Tokyo.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation expense (you and guide approximately 1k yen pp), we mainly use only the public transportation. luch or coffee (you and guide if any)

Important Information

My tours basically start and end in the Tokyo area. Please note if start from outside Tokyo, transportation fee (to and from) for guide incurred will be added. I would also appreciate being asked about the availability before booking.

We use public transportation system to move from one area to the other. Walking distance will not be longer than 15k steps. Sumo training can be seen only on certain days where wrestlers are in town, except for several days before and after the tournaments, which shall be confirmed the day before our travel.

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

Reviews

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Linda H.

Feb 13, 2020

Tokyo in a day

Yoshihisa put together a tailor made itinerary which worked perfectly incorporating the highlights of Tokyo. We communicated well, exchanging ideas and information all in a very prompt and timely manner given the time difference. Yoshihisa is well travelled, charming and informative, l wouldn't hesitate to book him again or recommend.

Yoshihisa O.

Thank you Linda for your generous words. It was really an exciting moment that I traveled with you in Tokyo. Your enthusiasm of knowing about this city and country encouraged me a lot and made me feel rewarded when we finished our tour. Though we have covered a good part of the city, there are a lot more to dig into, so I trully look forward to seeing you again and share this great moment again with you. Yoshihisa

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Ronel P.

Feb 1, 2020

A tour guide and a friend.

The weather is cold and its raining, but this guy never stops showing us the views of Narita. It was almost 7pm when the tour was over, we’re about to leave Japan at the departure lobby when i found out that my bag is missing and realized i forgot the bag in the restaurant where we eat ramen. Yoshihisa is the first person entered into my mind to ask for help. He answered quickly without hesitation, he took the train, went back to the restaurant and brought my missing bag within 30min. I dont know how i will thank this guy that time. It’s our first time in Japan with a good guide, very professional, he got knowledge, speaks very calm and friendly, Its unforgettable. I highly recommend Yoshihisa for those who wanted to visit Japan, you can’t go wrong. Thank you so much Mister Yoshihisa, I hope we will see each other again my guide, and my friend. Ronel

Yoshihisa O.

Thank you Ronel for having stopt over to Narita despite your tight Schedule and also for your generous words. The weather was wet and cold, but was warm in my heart. From the moment that we met at the gate, I didn't feel like we met for the first time. I was glad that you enjoyed every feature of the temple, the gate, the insence burner, the tower, the front market etc. Yes, the incident at the end was a bit surprise, but even pleasant. It even added a good memory of our friendship. Now I can't believe that it was such a short period of time that we were together. You stay always in my heart with a good memory of an evening in Narita, and I am looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you . Yoshihisa

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Serena D.

Jan 25, 2020

Very Helpful

I had Yoshihisa meet my family of 9 at the airport and get us to our accomodation in Shinagawa. He helped us get our train tickets, suica card and even hire a mobile phone. Fantastic commmunication. Highly recommend.

Yoshihisa O.

Thank you Serena for your generous comment. It was really a fun for me too to be with a family like yours. I hope you all had great time in Japan. Though it was unfortunate that we missed an Opportunity to spend a full day traveling in Tokyo because of the volcanic eruption in the Philippines, I am hoping that we have another Opportunity to meet and spend great time together like we did this time. Wishing all the best to you and your family, Yoshihisa

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Quennie W.

Jan 20, 2020

Very accommodating and friendly!

Thanks Yoshihisa for all your help!

Yoshihisa O.

Thank you Quennie. I hope your layover in Tokyo went smooth and all your family were happy. I look forward to the next Opportunity to meet and travel in Tokyo together. Wishinf all the happiness for you and your family, Yoshihisa

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