Tokyo Half-day Exploration

English, French, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

This tour is suitable for busy guests who have limited time for sightseeing in Tokyo and for guests who like to know details of histories and precise explanations of places and buildings. The planned itinerary includes historical, famous and beautiful places so that you will have unforgettable experiences.

It's possible to visit three places in 4 hours.

Yuka S.
4.87 / 5
(30 reviews)

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

09:00 AM

At your hotel in Tokyo

Meeting in the lobby

09:30 AM

1. Imperial Palace East Garden

This is one of the most popular Japanese-style gardens in Tokyo, and you see the typical Japanese garden with good-shaped pine trees and flowers in the season. When entering an old gate, you see stone walls and feel the atmosphere of Samurai time because this is the former Edo Castle site. The East Garden is open on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. On Monday and Friday, you go to see Nijubashi double bridge and Palace site from pine-tree outer garden.

11:20 AM

2. Tsukiji Outer Market

This market area has more than 400 food shops. Though the inner market was moved to Toyosu in 2018, a lot of people still visit here in the morning and make the market a very popular and hustle-bustle place. You see local vegetables and traditional cooking utensils as well as seafood and Sushi you can taste.

12:30 PM

Options: 3.Asakusa / 4.Shibuya crossing / 5.Harajuku

You are accompanied to Asakusa, Shibuya or Harajuku area.

In Asakusa, you visit Sensoji Temple, which was originally built in 628, and Nakamise Street with 89 food and souvenir shops, that is the passageway leading from the famous entrance gate "Kaminarimon" to the main hall.

In Shibuya you see the world-busiest crossing and the statue of Hachi, loyal dog.

In Harajuku you can shop along Takeshita Street and Omotesando Street. Meiji Shrine, the most famous Shinto shrine in Tokyo, is also located here.

01:00 PM

At the place of your convenience

End of tour

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo or the place of your convenience

What to Expect

You will explore unique aspects of Japanese culture for a short time. In the planned itinerary, you will deepen your understanding of Tokyo and get more information of Japan. If you have already visited some, you can go to different places of your interest.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area

What‘s not included

transportation fee, meals and drinks, entrance fee of optional places (Tokyo National Museum 1000JY, Shinjuku Gyoen 500JY)

Important Information

I can guide you in Kyoto, Nikko, Hakone if you pay my tranportation fee.

Not available February and March in 2024

We walk and use public transportation basically. So please wear comfortable shoes.

The planned itinerary is just a plan I recommend, and it can be changed. Please inform me of your preference in advance so that I can make a route.

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



Angela W.

5 / 5
Sep 20, 2023

We loved Yuka showing us around Tokyo.

It was our first morning in Tokyo and we are so glad we found Yuka to show us around. She was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We learnt a lot about the history of Tokyo and Japan from her. Thank you Yuka!

Yuka S.

Thank you, Angela, so sweet. It was really nice meeting you and your family. Your trip has just started. I hope for good weather and lovely days for you! You must have already enjoyed Sumo.


Marion P.

5 / 5
Sep 12, 2023

Wonderful day with Yuka

I had a very pleasant day with Yuka The tour was well planned and adapted to my wishes We have visited many places:eastern gardens, tsukiji, Ueno park, sky tree and Yuka was able to answer all of my questions, she s very knowledgeable. She is also made me very confortable and explain me japonese traditions She likes her city and with her you will love it as well!

Yuka S.

Thank you very much for your kind and warm words, Marion. I also enjoyed walking with you. I'll always try my best to improve the tour.


Sally N.

5 / 5
Sep 10, 2023

Very helpful

We had a lovely visit with our guide. She was very helpful and informative. We especially liked the walks in the gardens

Yuka S.

I'm happy you liked the Japanese gardens with summer flowers. It was a lovely morning for me, too. Thank you for joining, Sally.


Thomas B.

5 / 5
Aug 2, 2023

Great guide

Attentive, very friendly, helpful, competent, highly recommended

Yuka S.

Thank you for sending your greatful comment. You will be in my wonderful memory forever.

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