I will escort you to Tsukiji Outer Market to see the lively atmosphere in the fish market. You can enjoy walking around the market and try some Japanese food. Then we walk to Hamarikyu Garden, the Japanese stroll garden with a 350-year history. Japanese sweets and tea served at the tea house. At the end of the garden, we will take a waterbus to bound for Asakusa to visit Sensoji Temple.
Your hotel in Tokyo
Waterbus on the Sumida Riveer
In the Tsukiji Fish Market, you can try some food and enjoy shopping. At Tsukiji Uogashi, a fresh food market separated into two wings, you will find seafood, fruit and vegetables on the 1st floor. I'd also recommend to have Sushi breakfast at the restaurant there.
Hamarikyu is a beautiful Japanese garden with a 350-year old history. The garden served as a detached residence for Tokugawa Shoguns before serving a villa for the Imperial Family. You can enjoy Japanese sweet with a cup of green tea looking at the garden.
A cruise on the Sumida River will take you underneath 14 bridges as you see the unique architectural landmarks of Asahi Brewery Company Headquarters and houses along the riverbank.
After disembarking from the waterbus, you will first see the Kaminarimon Gate with a big lantern. If you enter through the gate, the Nakamise streets extends from the front gate to Hozomon of a main hall. The Nakamise is lined with about 90 venders selling Japanese handicrafts and food. Then you will see Asakusa Shrine which attract more than 30 million people every year from all over the world. Asakusa was the center of the Edo culture and preserves the appearance of old Edo, Tokyo's downtown atmosphere.
- Guide fee
- Hotel pick-up
- Transportation fee (you and the guide)
* If you prefer to use 1-Day Tokyo Ticket , it costs JPY1,590/person, which allows unlimited rides on subways, JR trains and buses in Tokyo.
- Lunch, dinner, entrance fee
* Food expenses differ largely depending on where you decide to eat. If you go to a restaurant, you may need a minimum JPY1,000 for lunch and JPY2,000 for dinner.
If you go to convenience stores, thereare sandwiches, box lunches, pasta, yakisoba and udon at reasonable prices. Price range is about JPY300 ~ 600.
- Breakfast, Lunch and snacks, beverages
- Admission to the Hamarikyu Garden
- Waterbus (1 way, 1 adult JPY740). The schedule is subject to change depending on the weather.
We spent our first day in Tokyo with Kumiko. It was a great experience and one I would highly recommend. She helped us get Suica cards which were very useful as we navigated the Tokyo transportation system. Kumiko enabled us to efficiently see the highlights of Tokyo (Temples, Shrines, Harjuku and other areas) without spending time getting lost and trying to figure out directions in train stations. Her English is very very good and she explained the history and background of the places we visited. Thank you Kumiko!
Dear Susan and Tim, Thank you so much for your feedback. I certainly enjoyed the time with both of you. It's easy to catch a cold in between seasons and be exhausted because of jeg lag, different cultures, and the environment. Please take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan! Kumiko
Kumiko was an amazing guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about Tokyo. She took us to many places and some that tourist don’t know about. We had a great day experiencing the city. Thank you Kumiko!!
Generra, John, Candace and Ryan, Than you very much for your feedback. I was really happy to see you and enjoyed the time together. Please enjoy the rest of your tour and Generra, take care of your shoe sore. Best regards, Kumiko Kawai
Thanks to Kumiko for getting me around while it was raining. We managed to see the Senso-ji temple and walk through the laneways before the rain got heavy. Then we made our way to a few shopping centers to stay dry before returning. The rain made for some great photos!!! I thoroughly enjoyed my day!!
Thank you for your feedback. I WAS reallu lucky to have an opportunity to see you and show you Tokyo in a rain! Please come back with your daughters ! Best regards, Kumiko
Kumiko was my guide for a day in Kamakura. I found her to be very pleasant, warm, and interestng. Her knowledge of the are was impressive. She is very much a great lady and I was fortunate to have her as my guide.
Bruce-san, I really appreciate your feedback. I was fortunate to have such a nice gentleman like you as my guest. It was fun to talk with you all the way to Kamakura. Please take care of yourself and come again! Kumiko