Private tour "My favorite Tokyo"

Mitsuru(mark) S.

(14) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Tokyo is a magnificent mega-city, probably you've already read a lot about it from many tour books.That's not enough.You have to experience it .... Touch it, smell it, taste it and feel it.To enjoy such a Tokyo, you need the certain guide who can handle it efficiently, informatively and delightfully.Let me be one of them.Let me help you enjoy your Tokyo.


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Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in the central Tokyo area,

Historical places such as Sensoji temple, Ueno park, Meiji shrine.....

Modern places such as Shinjyuku, Akihabara, Shibuya, Harajyuku...

Traditional garden such as Hamariku-garden , Kiyosumi-garden...

Great architectures such as in Ueno, Harajyuku .......

Ending Point

At your hotel in the central Tokyo area

What to Expect


I listed up the prominent sightseeing spots I think that must be visited as below..

Please pick up 4 or 5 places from below or just mention the place(s) which you would like to visit,

If you have your own places which is not listed in mine, please name them out.

I'll do my best to coordinate with your request.

I wrote down some sample tours below.

We can start from there and discuss.

(A) : The list of famous sights.

: Sky trees  634m tall broadcast tower. Next target for Godzilla.

Sensoji Temple (Asakusa) : Tokyo's iconic Buddhist temple complex

Harajyuku/Omotesando : The mecca of fashionable young girls .

Meiji Shrine : Shrine that is dedicated to deified spirits of Meiji emperor and his wife.

Shibuya' busiest x- intersection. :

Ueno park : First public park ever made in Japan. Great museums and zoo too.

Yanaka-area : Nostalgic neighbor of Ueno. You can visit last shogun's cemetery.

Akihabara : A center of subculture. Paradise for geeks and anime lovers

Imperial Palace and/or Higashigyoen (Imperial garden) : The relics of Edo castle.

Tokyo tower : Godzilla's favorite broadcast tower (333meter tall)

Tsukiji Fish market (No tuna auction), Still great place to experience Japanese foods.

Hamarikyu garden, :Traditional garden that lies along the seaside.

Kiyosumi Shirakawa garden, : Traditional garden in Tokyo. My number one choice.

Rikugien garden : Traditional Japanese garden famous for its autumn leaves light-up (seasonal)

Fukagawa Fudo : Rare temple that performs mysterious old Buddhist ceremony

Edo Tokyo Museum : Museum that has a taste of amusement park wit abundant historical exhibitions.

(B) FYG Sample tour routes.

(1) Sensoji Temple (Asakusa) - Ueno Park (or Akihabara) - Kiyosumi garden - Shibuya and Harajyuku area (Meiji shrine and/or Takaeshita street)

(2) Skytree - Sensoji Temple - Edo Tokyo museum - Shibuya and Harajyuku area (Meiji shrine and/or Takaeshita street)

(C) : Transportation and admission for your guidance.

Transportation fare : Somewhere around JPY 1,200- JPY1,600 per person (Adult), subject to where you stay and where you go.

Admission (Adult / per person ) :

Skytree : about Yen2,600- (350m deck), if you take a express lane it would be about Yen3,200-

Tokyo tower : about Yen 900 (150m deck)

National Museum at Ueno, Edo Tokyo Museum : about Yen 600

Hamarikyu, Kiyosumi Shirakawa garden: about Yen 150-300

Sensoji, Fukagawa fudo, Higashigyoen, Meiji Shrine : free (no charge)

Bunny cafe or hedgehogs cafe at Akihabara: about Yen 1,000-1,500 per person (30min)

Thank you.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee.

What‘s not included

(1) Admission fee for yours and guide's

(2) Lunch fee for yours and guide's

(3) Transportation fee for yours and guide's

(4) Meeting you at and escorting you to your hotel in central Tokyo is no charge. However, in rare case , extra charge can be charged depend on the accessibility

Important Information

(1) Since this is walking tour, please bring your best shoes easy to walk.

Also please do not bring your luggage.

Small back pack would be nice, if you need to.

(2) We can use taxi, but I'm sorry, it will be your account..

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



Mercedes S.

Sep 22, 2020

Visiting Temples was easier with Guide

I learned a lot about the history and culture of Kamakura. Mark explained all about the different shrines and the meanings. It made the experience of visiting the temples so much easier.

Mitsuru(mark) S.

Thank you so much for giving me the 5-stars. Due to the Covid-19, there were few restrictions we had to followed, however I hope you enjoyed my tour and had a good time. Arigato-gozaimasita.


Craig C.

Mar 2, 2020

One day tour

We only had one day to tour in Tokyo and Mitsuru did a great job getting us to the type of sites we wanted to see. He provided us with a list of top sites and and found our interests and set a custom tour to show us the most he could . Even with the closure of sites due to the Corona virus, with his knowledge of the city he was easily able to make suggestions at the last second for other sites. Mitsuru speaks very good English and can move around the city with ease due to his knowledge of the subways. He also has a good sense of humor and knowledge of Japanese history and religion. Great day Mitsuru! Thank you!

Mitsuru(mark) S.

Thank you very much for sending such a wonderful review of mine. Yes it was a kind of a day probably I would remember for years. Since all the museaums were closed and all the indoor activities had been canceled due to Corona-virus, what made worse was the misty rainy day that we couldn't enjoy the view of Tokyo from any observatory deck, our option was very limited. I'd really like to thank you for your big heart and give me a chance to do my architecture-tour which I was planning to perform someday. I hope I can see you again some day.


Robert P.

Jan 13, 2020

Wonderful, Informative and Friendly

I cannot day enough good things about our tour with Mitsuru (“Mark”). My wife and I have never visited Japan and relied on Mark to pick our schedule. He did and the tour was phenomenal. He gave us great information both historically and culturally. Also, some people may feel uneasy about what it’s like to spend a day with someone they’ve never met. Rest assured, Mark is great company! He’s friendly and the conversations were fun. He made sure we had interest in everything we were about to see, and also gave us great tips about how to spend the remainder of our trip. We had our tour with Mark on day 1 of our trip, and I highly recommend you do the same- he will give you great tips about other cool things to see.

Mitsuru(mark) S.

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. And also I'm sorry for my late response to it. I'm so happy to hear again you enjoyed my tour. It was a great ICHIGO ICHIE. Happy Anniverary ! I hope I can see you again .


Rosemary C.

Dec 6, 2019

Tokyo Day Tour

Mitsuru was a wonderful guide. We are a group of 8 older persons and he was a perfect guide for us His English is perfect, he is knowledgeable and provided us with outs of new information He was flexible to accommodate the needs of everyone in the group. I would highly recommend you use Mitsuri

Mitsuru(mark) S.

What a wonderful time I had with you all! I was able to see all of you smiling which encouraged me a lot. Telling the truth, I was a bit worried about your legs that someone might got really tired. But I was completely wrong. It was my great pleasure to have a chance to attend a such a wonderful people. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your journey.

$254/ per group