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Tokyo tour of traditional and modern spots (case2)

Day Trip

Kashima H.

4.57(53) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
9 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

This tour include several essential sights such as scenic & historical spots, traditional and modern culture spots, the most advanced atmosphere exeperience of both graceful & sophisticated town and the most crowded amusement town. You will be impressed with the combination of Japanese traditional old town atomosphere and the most bustling area with advanced modern culture & entertainment.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

09:30 AM

Imperial Palace

The Edo Castle, formerly the Tokugawa Family’s residence, became the Imperial Palace as the Emperor moved to Tokyo from the Kyoto Imperial Palace after the Meiji Restoration. The main residence of the Emperor open only twice a year such as beginning of each year. We visit the East Garden of the Imperial Palace. We see two main spots such as the main tower of the former Edo castle and the Ninomaru Garden. Many kinds of seasonal flowers and plants are planted. You can enjoy the scenery all year around. It's very a beautiful Japanese garden. Also we visit Nijyubashi bridge (Front entrance of Imperial palace).

11:00 AM


Tokyo Station was completed in 1914, designated Important Cultural Property, and it is said to have been modeled after Amsterdam’s central station. This station is constructed by using red-bricks which express the essence of Europe. Marunouchi is one of the Japan’s most famous business districts. The Mitsubishi group bought up the primal land sandwiched between Tokyo station and the Imperial palace moats and made it into a business district.

KITTE is a commercial facility handled by Japan Post. You can find lots of shops that have you experience Japanese craftsmanship as well as restaurants that serve delicious food from all over Japan.

12:30 PM


To see around the area where Thunder gate ,Nakamise survenir shop street, two stort treasure house gate, and Asakusa shrine. Sensoji temple was founded in 628 and the oldest temple in Tokyo. Around 30million people come to pray every year.

Kaminari-mon or Thunder Gate is the best symbol of Asakusa. There is a famous huge red lantern in the center of Kaminari-mon.

The souvenir shops of Nakamise-street are lined up from Kaminari-mon to Hozo-mon for around 205 meters. The number of the shops is 89 and they are selling souvenirs such as Kaminari okoshi, Ningyo-yaki, folding fans, beckoning cats, lanterns and Japanese Kimonos including light cotton Kimono called “Yukata”.

03:00 PM


To ride up to Tokyoskytree observatory floor and overlook the view of Tokyo from there and to do shopping at Tokyoskytree Soramachi. Tokyo Skytree is the tallest self-standing broadcasting tower (634meters) in Japan and is located about 1km east of Asakusa which is one of the main amusement center where the atmosphere of Shitamachi/old Tokyo (traditional shopping, entertainment and residential district in Tokyo) is still preserved.

05:00 PM


Ginza is the best graceful and sophisticated town in Japan where a lot of brand name shops are lined along the street and all kind of luxurious and delicious food restaurants and bars are gathered. Kabuki Theater is located in the eastern end of Ginza that was built in 1889. You can enjoy not only attending a performance but also lots at the atmosphere including the Kabuki gallery on 5th floor.

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

What to Expect

This Tokyo tour is suitable for the tourists from various world wide countries who visit Tokyo for the first time. I will try to help you to make exciting experiences which include the unbiased true stories. For example, during this Tokyo tour I can explain why Japanese Emperor and Empress have began to take up their residence in the Imperial Palace. This story include the important historical event of Meiji restoration which dramatically has changed Japan from the feudal country to the modenized one in late 19th century. Main tour route: 9:00 am departure at your hotel and to take train arriving at Imperial Palace at 9:30am to see Nijyuubashi and to walk inside Imperial Palace East Garden to see various style of traditional houses, remains of Edo castle and various type of flowers, tree and ponds. ->10:45am - 11:00pm: To walk to Marunouchi-district -->11:00am - 12:00pm: To see Tokyo station built of brick, Mitsubishi-ichigokan-meseum also built of brick, Kitte of shopping mall, a lot of large and tall marunouchi-buidings standingin the district and so-on. -->12:00pm - 12:30 pm: To move to Asakusa. --> 12:30pm-01:30pm: To have a lunch at restaurant with mostly consume by locals in Asakusa. -->1:30pm-02:45pm: To see around Asakusa where "Thunder Gate", "Nakamise survenior shop street", “Two-story Treasure House Gate”, “Five-story Pagoda”and “Asakusa Shrine” and so-on are located. -->02:45pm-03:15pm: To move to Tokyo Skytree. -->03:15pm-04:15pm: To ride up to Tokyoskytree observation floor and overlook the view of Tokyo from there. -->04:15 pm – 04:45 pm: To do shopping at Tokyoskytree Soramachi shopping mall. -->04:45 pm – 05:30 pm: To move to Ginza. -->05:30 pm – 06:15 pm: To see around Ginza where the best sophisticated and fashionable town including shops , restaurant , night bar, Kabuki theater and so-on are located.--> To return to your hotel.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000,

Transportaion fee during this tour for you: yen1180 per person

Transportaion fee during this tour for a guide: yen1180

Lunch fee for you and a guide

Entrance fee for you and a guide: Tokyoskytree : yen 2060 per person

Important Information

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo. Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) For fairly long walking of sight -seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.

2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

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



Linda H.

Jan 28, 2020

Passionate about Japan

Kashima was flexible and knowledgeable. We had an itinerary we wanted and he made it happen. We had a group of 14 which included 8 kids. He handled it fabulously!

Kashima H.

Linda san, Thank you very much for your great and inspired review for me. It was great time for me to support you,your family and your friends with total 14 people for Mt.Fuji tour. We visited Mt.Fuji area such as Lake-Kawaguchi, Fugaku-Fuketsu, Mt.KachiKachi viewing by Ropeway, Ohhashi bridge hiking over Lake Kawaguchi, Ohishi park and Oshino Hakkai by using a Micro bus. The weather on the day was very fine and I was pleased that all your group could see no more beautiful Mt.Fuji at every visiting spots with the shape of different angle. Specially, I was very much impressed that all 8 kids enjoyed snow and throwing snowball each other which were piled up on the area because they saw actual snow at the first time there. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your group about Japanese history, culture, famous people and daily life comparing with that in your country. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima


Diane R.

Dec 31, 2019

Wonderful daytrip from Kyoto to Osaka

Kashima is very good guide who was extremely accommodating and took our U.S. family of 5 round trip from Kyoto to Osaka by train. He planned a very interesting day for us that we enjoyed immensely. A nice variety of sights and experiences at a good active pace. Definitely recommend!

Kashima H.

Diane san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support you and your family for Osaka tour. We visited Osaka castle, Dotonbori including river cruising, Kuromon market and Umeda sky building. I am very much pleased that you, your husband and your three children could have lots of experience and impression of these tour spots. Specially, Osaka castle related with Samurai top worriers with great historical background, the best eating streets in Japan by tasting various interesting foods and overwhelming Osaka night view from Umeda Sky building. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your family about Japanese culture and daily life comparing with that in your country. I hope that you continue to enjoy Japan tour and I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima


I-lin L.

Dec 6, 2019

Hiroshima Day Tour

I organised this tour on behalf of a teenager who is fascinated with the Yamato battleship so this tour had to be very customised and Kashima-San lived up to the challenge! The boy really enjoyed himself. The guide spoke good English, very polite and respectful and he was flexible with the schedule. In fact the family said that they would highly recommend Kashima-San to others who visits Hiroshima!

Kashima H.

I-Lin san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support your mother and your family for Hiroshima tour. We visited Yamato-museum where we could see the models (1/10) of Battleship named “Yamato” and lots of other ships and actual objects of submarine & airplane “Zero fighter plane”. There are many historical background explanations, photos and actual objects & ship models exhibited which are historically very important ones manufactured before and during World War2. Also, we visited Atomic bomb dome and Peace memorial museum. I am pleased that we could enjoyed a lot. Specially, your mother's young boy is so clever and has lots of knowledge about Yamato and related Japanese history. I am so much impressive for him. He has so strong curiosity about the tour spots history and we could exchange lots of information each other. I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima


May bn N.

Nov 11, 2019

A day at Miyajima/Hiroshima

Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.

Kashima H.

May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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