Hamarikyu is a spacious Japanese garden, where used to be part of the sea.
Strolling around at a relaxing place, I'll explain some historical events that occurred there.
We would also visit Ueno Park, which also has some historical buildings and wonderful museums.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At the lobby of your hotel in Tokyo/Yokohama or at Shimbashi Station
At your hotel or the places in Ueno Park if you prefer to
Hamarikyu Garden, which was built in the 17th Century by the Shogun family, has many scenic views.
Even surrounded by many modern skyscrapers, the beautiful flowers and the view would give you a relaxing time.
If you would like to, we could taste Matcha at a teahouse, where retired President Grant of the US and the Meiji Emperor met, overviewing a pond at Hamarikyu Gardens. Prince Williams also had tea with the former Tokyo Governor in 2015.
Instead of taking the water bus, which you might feel quite long at this season without cherry blossom views, we'll go to Caletta Shiodome to have a view of the Tokyo Bay area.
Ueno Park was owned by a temple four hundred years ago. It has a taste of Mini Kyoto and mini Nikko. We will visit those historical Kiyomizu Kannondo Temple, Hanazono Inari Shrine, and Ueno Toshogu Shrine.
We would also see the building the National Museum of Western Art, which is acknowledged as one of the World Heritage.
If you would like to visit the Tokyo National Museum or Ueno Zoo, I will guide you to the entrances and give an overview where to go to see the things of your interest, so you could take your time on your own if you would like to, but it is also possible to only visit the toll-free spots at Ueno Park.
If you would like to have lunch during the tour, I can recommend some good restaurants.
Guiding fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo, The Guide's Admission fee for Hamarikyu,Tokyo National Museum,and Ueno Zoo
Transportation fare (You and guide)
Admission fee for Hamarikyu ( ¥300/ 65 years old and over: ¥150)
(No charge for primary school children)
meals (If you have a full breakfast, the tour can go on without a lunch break. It's up to you.)
Matcha with a sweet (720 yen),
beverages (Soft Drink-Vending machines are available at several places if you get thirsty)
Admission fee of your options (Ueno Zoo, Museums etc.)
We are supposed to walk a lot, so PLEASE WEAR WALKING SHOES.
Highheels or sandals might give you a hard time.
The places to visit in Ueno Park is up to you and your interest. I would appreciate if you would tell me what you are interested in: history, art or Zoo etc.
Great day out visiting Mount Fuji. Yoko was very helpful with the booking and anticipating all needs prior to the tour. On the day, Yoko met us at the lobby of our hotel and off we went to see Mt Fuji! Great day with the weather on our side. Yoko was very knowledgable, thank you for sharing your experience with us! I was traveling with my 7 year old son, we both really enjoy the day out and everything went smoothly. If you want a personalised tour, go for it, it makes a huge difference with no hassle, great learning experience, worth everything. Yoko is very flexible. Merci beaucoup Yoko!
Ne de rien!! Thank you so much for such a great review, Sophie. The pleasure was mine that I could share the great view of Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko. I enjoyed the conversation with you a lot about France, UK and yourself even the temperature difference seemed to be quite tough for Rye. I hope you and Rye remember how to do the origami of Kabuto, the samurai helmet. I will practice the frog based on the site you told me. I hope you're enjoying Kyoto and please enjoy the rest of your stay. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt!!
Yoko was an excellent tour guide. She devised a tour with our interests as well as “must sees” as a newbie to Japan. Yoko is extremely organized and knowledgeable. Our time with her was well spent. We learned a lot and would definitely recommend Yoko for an enjoyable tour of Tokyo.
Thank you for a wonderful review. I had a great day with both of you. When I see works of Yayoi Kusama, I will remember you and the wonderful conversations we had that day. Nikko is also an amazing place to visit for an art fan like you, so please come again. Thank you again!!
As stated in earlier review. Perfect guide for perfect trip
Thank you so much for your review, Mr. McGuire. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you, Kelly, Kirsten and Jordan, Tokyo, Nikko and Lake Kawaguchiko. All of you were so intelligent, beautiful and so sweet, so I had a great time during the three days. I'll be looking forward to seeing you coming back with them or your other grandchildren. Please take care till then. Thank you again for the wonderful days!!
We had a good day with Yoko exploring all aspects of our local surroundings as per an itinerary we had designed. The day was cold and eventually wet, but we continued through our itinerary despite the elements. It was a long day but we managed to see everything that we had set out to see and explore. Yoko was very knowledgeable and was able to provide the context details that made the journey more interesting.
Thank you very much for your review. It was too bad it started to rain but we dropped by to get umbrellas even though some of you didn't like to use them. I hope you could find something interesting at Sekaido and enjoyed your stay in Japan. Sakura (Cherry blossoms) are very beautiful in Spring, so please come to see them in the future. Please take care!!