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Tokyo First Time Visitors Tour: Shinjuku, Tsukuji, Asakusa

Highlights

Chipa M.

Tokyo
English (Native), Japanese
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Visiting a famous spot in Japan is interesting, but taking part in an experience is an unforgettable memory. Let me show you the hidden secrets of Tokyo, and unmask a Japan that you won’t find in guide books. See the city from the breathtaking view of the Tokyo Metropolitan Building Observation Deck. Explore Japanese cuisine at Tsukiji Market. Learn about culture and history at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. Enjoy the batting cage and end the day relaxing in a Japanese bathhouse.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Shinjuku Station (Odakyu Shinjuku West Exit) - FLEXIBLE

10:00 am - Meet up the Shinjuku station Odakyu West Exit and do a pre-departure Briefing

10:30 am - Depart for the Metropolitan Government Building Observation Deck (10 min walk)

11:45 am - Depart for the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market (22 mins by subway train)

12:30 pm - Arrive at the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market (Lunch optional)

1:30 pm - Depart for Sensoji Temple in Asakusa (6 min walk to the subway station & 11 mins by subway train)

2:00 pm - Arrive at Asakusa (Lunch optional)

3:30 pm - Depart to Higashi-Shinjuku and enjoy the batting cage (22 mins by subway)

4:30 pm - Optional: Bathhouse experience (TATTOO OK), and/or walking tour of Kabukicho area, Golden Gai and Omoide Yokocho

7:00 pm - End of tour

Ending Point

Shinjuku Station (Odakyu Shinjuku West Exit)

What to Expect

Being in a concrete jungle such as Tokyo for the first time, one can find it quite hard to grasp the grand scale of this massive place at eye level. Gazing at landscapes or cityscapes from rooftops or observation decks has always been a passion of mine so, this tour starts off from an observation deck 202 meters high. Experience a breath-taking view of the Tokyo Metropolitan area, have the chance to see the Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Meiji Shrine Yoyogi park and if the weather is perfect, you can see Mount Fuji in the distance. Next, getting accustomed to the Japanese food may be nerve wracking, but the oldest fish market ( Tsukiji ) offers various options and many free food samples that you can try. My personal favorite is the juicy smoked tuna steak prepared right in front of you! Now that your body has been refueled with food, going to the oldest and most famous temple in Tokyo called the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa will connect you to the spiritual side of Japan. Since I come from an Architectural studies background, you will learn how to distinguish between a Temple, a Shrine and understand what each place focuses on. The Asakusa area used to be an entertainment district back in the day and now you can also find many stores that offer different foods and wonderful desserts such as Macha flavored ice-cream. Moreover, this is a good place to buy gifts such as Kimonos and Japanese style clothing for your pets ! With all the food and desserts that you have probably filled up your stomach with by now, the best way to lighten yourself is with an activity! We will head over to a local batting cage where you get a chance to hit baseballs in a safe and controlled environment. We are now, getting close to the end of the day and now is the best time to take it easy and relax at a public bath house. Don't worry, tattoos are okay and males and females are separated. Before, we bid farewell, we will have a night time walk through some hidden and narrow alleys such as " Omoide Yokocho or Memory lane " and Golden Gai.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- Transportation (train only)

- Entrance fees for activities

- Hotel pick up

What‘s not included

- Meals (not more than 1,000 JPY)

- Taxi fees (around 5,000 JPY)

Important Information

- Transportation and entrance fees are included.

- Lunch, dinner and gift shopping cost are to be handled by the traveler/travelers.

- As this is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes. If you would like to change to outfits in order to get a picture, that is perfectly okay.

- With all the narrow alleys, walking around is actually the best way for me to show hidden local spots. In the situation where you would need to use a taxi instead, this can be arranged at the expense of the customer.

- Have cash and your credit/debit card.

- As I will have my professional camera with me, high quality photographs of you can be taken for an additional fee: 10,000 yen for 20 digital photos that will be sent to you via email.

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
$271/ per group

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