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Odaiba & Toyosu Market - Half Day, 4hrs - Daytime or Evening

Highlights

Toshi H.

4.95(93) reviews
Tokyo
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Odaiba (or Daiba) is one of the trendiest places in Tokyo. It features breathtaking Tokyo Bay views, unique museums, fashionable shopping malls, amusement parks, etc. The digital art museums and trick art museum yield a lot of selfie moments! Visit the brand new Toyosu Fish Market has just opened (Oct. 11, 2018)! Fresh sushi at a very fresh price! The area has early- blooming cherry blossoms in late February! [NOTE] I give discounts if you book two (2) 4-hour tours in one day.

Meeting Point

Your hotel (Central Tokyo or Yokohama) OR a train station (Central Tokyo).

The area has early- blooming cherry blossoms! The following correspond to the numbered photos. Please choose two or three places for a 4-hour tour.

1. Digital art museum

Epson teamLab ( 2hrs = extra 3,200 JPY)

2. Walk around Odaiba

View of the Rainbow Bridge, a replica of the Statue of Liberty, and a statue of Gundam (anime robot)

3. Elevated self-driving train ride

Great view of Odaiba ( 30min = extra 380 JPY train fare)

4. Rainbow Bridge walk

Walk to Tokyo Bay (30min 1.5km walk)

5. Shopping at malls and outlet stores

6. Dentsu Bldg

Bay area view from the 46th floor (free entrance; lunch = extra 1300++JPY)

7. Toyosu Market tour

The modern wholesale market. Sushi lunch, shopping for Japanese knives (1hr or more; sushi = extra 2,000++JPY) Recommended visiting time = 8:30AM (No tuna auction)

8. Trick Art Museum

Joke and optical illusion museum - perfect place for your photo opps. (1hr = extra 1,000 JPY)

9. Miraikan Museum

Science exhibits. 2hrs = extra 620++JPY, the guide has a pass.

10. Pet stores and pet supplies for animal lovers

Shiba puppies, pet toys, costumes, etc.

11. Water bus ride

To Hinode Pier = extra 480 JPY; To Asakusa = extra 1,260 JPY

12.Retro game arcade

You will feel as if you are in the back in the 80's

The itinerary (time and/or order) may change depending on the weather, our pace, and the conditions on the day itself.

Ending Point

At the final destination OR at a pre-agreed place in Central Tokyo

What to Expect

It’s the perfect tour for people of all ages! It's particularly popular with the young people and families with children.

Odaiba is a futuristic island town.

Have fun taking photos for your SNS!

SAMPLE TOUR 1 (4hrs)

14:00 Meet at your hotel in central Tokyo

14:30 Dentsu building - 46th floor view deck (#6)

15:00 Elevated self-driving train ride (#3)

15:40 Walk around Odaiba (#2)

16:30 Shopping (#5)

18:00 Tour ends at the entrance of the digital art museum (#1)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

The following are PAID IN CASH on the day/s of the tour.

= Transportation (you and guide: approx. 1,200++JPY / person)

= Entrance fee (you and guide: Guide has a pass for some attractions.)

= Lunch / dinner / food / drinks (you and guide)

Tour extension

= 4,500JPY/hour

Important Information

Multiple-day bookings are encouraged. I might have greater flexibility in opening closed slots in this case. Let's talk about it. Send me a message! :‑) MORE INFO: = We use public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) in my tours as it's the best way to see the city. = Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour. = The meet-up time marks the official start of the tour. = Hotel pick-ups = only in Central Tokyo, Yokohama, and a few hotels in Kawasaki. = Tour extension (extra hour service) = 4,500JPY/hr = Four-hour tours available = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama, and antique flea market. Please check out the corresponding tour pages. = HAKONE TOURS = Requires close coordination with the guide BEFORE BOOKING. It takes more time to plan this trip. = MT. FUJI TOURS = Only available as an ADD-ON to a Tokyo tour (at least 4-hr Tokyo tour on a different day). Guests should book their own private car or van prior to book a guide.

(1) The area is very crowded on weekends and holidays. (2) We may have to queue up at the digital art museum on weekends and holidays. (Online booking is required.) (3) TOYOSU market = Early hours are recommended to view fish dealers from the observatory window. (No tuna auctionn for this tour.) I recommend going to both Toyosu and Tsukiji fish market. (Please check out my Tokyo Your Way tour.)

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

Reviews

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Pradeep C.

Sep 20, 2022

One day layover

I had a one day layover in Tokyo with Toshi and had a great time! She gave me plenty of suggestions that would work with the limited time I had and created an itinerary that allowed me to see a lot in that little time. She provided great insights into the culture of Japan and pointed out many interesting things in the areas we were in. A highlight was us going to a sumo wrestling tournament that she mentioned was taking place! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a tour guide in Tokyo.

Toshi H.

Thank you for your kind words, Pradeep. Glad to know you had fun. The sumo tournament happens only 45 days a year in Tokyo. You came on the right day! I am sure your photos with three sumo wrestlers made your friends say “wow”. Hope you can come back soon. There's so much more to see and experience in Japan!

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Malini S.

May 15, 2022

Kamakura review

Excellent tour with Toshi as she is very knowledgable and could share much more than information related to just the sights

Toshi H.

Thank you, Malini! So happy to know you like our Kamakura tour. The fresh green leaves in the gardens were really relaxing while Great Buddha was so outstanding. Don’t you think so? I hope this tour was a good introduction of Japan’s history and culture to you. Let’s visit North Kamakura next time since the atmosphere there is a bit different from what we saw on May 5th. I look forward to seeing you again!

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Karyna V.

Feb 5, 2020

Extraordinary day in Tokyo with excellent guide Toshi-San

Thank you T-Chan (Toshi-San) for an amazing day in Tokyo. I was a solo traveler with one day in Tokyo. T-Chan made it a truly unforgettable day. My day with Toshi started when she picked me up promptly at my Shinjuku hotel. She then took me to experience TeamLab Planets - a spectacular body immersive digital arts experience - in Odaiba. Along the way, we rode the fully automated train and she showed me different sights along the train line. Second stop was the Onsen in Odaiba. This was a most unique experience I wouldn’t have been able to manage without T-Chan with me. We enjoyed the onsen, the shops and the bath. It felt like a relaxing afternoon with a good friend. Next, T-Chan showed me the shops in Odaiba, where we walked around and she helped me find the items I was looking for. T-Chan knew where to shop and was willing to adjust the schedule to accommodate my interests. I was truly happy with my shopping purchases. Then we proceeded to Shinjuku where she showed me the interesting sights and places unique to the area. She gave me more information for the rest of my stay, before we parted ways. My day with T-chan was unhurried but filled with memorable sights and experiences. I only had a day with her in Tokyo but the memories will last me a lifetime. Thank you very much T-Chan for everything. I highly recommend Toshi-San. She is efficient, articulate and accommodating. She will work with you to make the best of your time in Japan.

Toshi H.

Thank you Karyna-chan! So delighted to hear you had a relaxing layover. I felt like you were one of my old friends, too. We, Japanese, have the Onsen culture. Even in the heart of Tokyo, we could soak in the natural hot spring. Amazing, isn’t it? As we are both dog-person, exploring pet stores was so fun! I hope your dogs will love the kimono costumes which you bought for them. How did you like sake? We sampled 5 varieties. I liked the sparkling sake the best. There are more trendy spots in Tokyo. Let’s go to Shibuya next time! Hope to see you again.

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Annette T.

Jan 21, 2020

Fantastic tour!

We had a wonderful tour with Toshi today. It was very interesting, informative and entertaining! Toshi modified our tour to add in all of our requested inclusions and the tour flowed easily. I really appreciated her encouragement to join in the Kawaii Monster Show and this was an absolute highlight! Toshi also gave us lots of information on what to do for our remaining time in Tokyo and she pointed out lots of things during our time, that you would miss not being a local. I highly recommend Toshi as a guide and this was a great experience for our family. Thank you Toshi x

Toshi H.

Arigato, Annette! Harajuku was fun, wasn't it? So glad we managed to hit all the spots you wanted. We felt as if we were surrounded by an explosion of color and ultimate cuteness at Kawaii Monster Café. So glad to hear you enjoyed dancing on the giant pink cake! You now have quite a collection of memories: dog café, the rainbow-colored food, the cosplay store, the dazzling display of products in the stores, the surreal mirror escalator, etc. (I can stare at this all day long!) Ukiyoe museum was very impressive, wasn’t it? They change the exhibit every two months. You need to come back and check other collections. Enjoy the rest of your Tokyo stay! Hope to see you again soon!

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