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Tokyo Highlights for first timers

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If you have only one day for Tokyo, this is for you! Covering most major spots in your limited time.

・Asakusa - Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise

・Sumida Boat Cruise (as transportation on river)

・Hamarikyu Gardens

・Tsukiji Market (lunch)

・Shibuya (Or Ginza is possible)

Basically walking tour, using public transportation, but we can take a taxi occasionally upon your request.

Tokyo Tour Guide - Kaori S.
Kaori S.
4.97 / 5
(70 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel, or your choice in Tokyo 23 wards.

09:30 AM

Asakusa - Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise street

Stroll around Senso-ji Temple, one of the oldest and popular temples in Tokyo. Try Japanese delicacies and Japanese-style souvenirs at Nakamise shopping arcade. Don't forget to take a pic at huge red lantern at Kaminari-mon Thunder Gate, which is symbol of Asakusa!

11:40 AM

Sumida River Boat Cruise (35min water bus ride) *Depends

You can rest and relax while moving between Asakusa and Hamarikyu Gardens on water bus.

*Boat operation depends on conditions. The schedule will be announced on the 1st of the previous month. We take metro if boat is not available on the day.

12:10 PM

Hamarikyu Gardens

Boat arrives at one of the best Japanese-style gardens in Tokyo. This garden dates back to Samurai period with some history of hawk hunting by Shogun families (the leader of Samurai).

01:00 PM

Tsukiji Market (Lunch)

Enjoy sushi lunch! (lunch fee is not included)

If you don't like seafood, just let me know. I love to suggest other options for you.

03:00 PM

Shibuya

Shibuya Crossing, Hachi dog statue, Tokyu Food Show (Depa-chika experience)

*Ginza instead of Shibuya is possible.

05:00 PM

End of the tour : Your choice!

We end the tour in Shibuya. You can enjoy dinner in Shibuya afterwards, or you can move to Shinjuku for night life easily by JR. Also, I can take you back to your hotel if you like.

Ending Point

At your hotel, or your choice in Tokyo 23 wards.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, hotel drop-off in Tokyo 23 ward

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What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), food and drink (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)


【Major fees on tour day】

For guide, a one-day subway ticket costs 900 yen.

For you, depending on what you have. (Ex. Welcome Suica.) More info below.

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If take Sumida boat cruise :

・Between Asakusa and Hamariky-gardens (35min) :adult 1,180 yen / kids 470 yen (including admission for Hamariky-gardens)

Boat Box seat for a group of max 6 people : Weekdays 1,000 JPY, Weekends/Holidays 1,500 JPY / group


>Transportation Tips in Tokyo.

If you’re staying in Tokyo for a few days, getting either of below at the airport makes your travel easier. Both requires passport to purchase.

●Getting Welcome SUICA for travelers (transportation IC card) at the airport is strongly recommended to get around easily. Convenient in all major cities in Japan. *The issue of regular transportation IC card has been discontinued for unknown period due to shortage of semi-conductors as of 2024 June.

●PASMO PASSPORT has similar function with Welcome Suica. Still available to purchase at some places in the city, but finding ticket office in the city is difficult and time-consuming for most travelers. Getting either of Welcome Suica or PASMO PASSPORT is recommended as of 2024 June.

●Tokyo Subway Ticket(24h / 48h / 72h)

Unlimited travel ticket for Tokyo Metro & Toei Metro (Not available for JR). Best value for Tokyo visitor. But limited line availability.

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For more information for transportation system in Tokyo, refer to my blog.

"What's the best ticket for Tokyo transportation?"

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【Optional】Hired cars

I'm happy to work with hired car you arranged at your end.

Tour Important Information

>Tuskiji Market

・Tuskiji Inner Market has moved to Toyosu. But we can still enjoy Tsukiji Outer Market for street food and Sushi restaurants.

・Some shops are closed on Sundays and Wednesdays at Tuskiji Outer Market, due to Toyosu market's holidays.

・Please bring some Japanese Yen, because some small shops don't accept credit cards in Japan.


>Transportation Tips in Tokyo.

If you’re staying in Tokyo for a few days, getting either of below at the airport makes your travel easier. Both requires passport to purchase.

●Tokyo Subway Ticket(24h / 48h / 72h)

Unlimited travel ticket for Tokyo Metro & Toei Metro (Not available for JR). Best value for Tokyo visitor.

●Welcome SUICA for travelers (transportation IC card) Convenient in all major cities in Japan.

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For the latest info for transportation system in Tokyo, refer to my blog.

"What's the best ticket for Tokyo transportation?"

Cancellation Policy

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    Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
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    50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
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    No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Tokyo Tour Reviews

Angela H.

Angela H.

5 / 5
Jun 4, 2024

Tokyo One-day as you like

Tokyo
6 hours

Excellent Custom Tour!

My energetic family requested a custom tour to authentic local festivals and flea markets and around the busiest, most intimidating parts of Tokyo, Shibuya and Shinjuku. Kaori was an amazing and fun tour guide! She knew a lot of information about local events and landmarks, showed us how to get around on the train lines nearest our hotel and provided maps, and even lead us to some special landmarks she knew our group would enjoy. She put together a perfect itinerary and helped us make it in time to see everything we wanted to see and eat all the snacks we wanted. She also has great stories about her own travels. I'm very happy to recommend Kaori!

Angela H.

Hi Angela san, thank you so much for giving such a wonderful review! Also thank you for making a special request to enjoy festivals and flea markets! The complete different atmosphere of two different shinto shrines was so interesting to share with laugh. You and your family are such independent experienced travelers. I’m so happy that you found me and chose me as your guide to experience local life together. As you already know, I love guiding, but more than that, love meeting & talking with people like you from all over the world. Such fun to be a guide in Japan! Hope to meet you again for another local adventure! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

L

Leon S.

5 / 5
May 23, 2024

Private Hakone - one day trip from Tokyo

Tokyo
10 hours

A wonderful day

We had wanted to try and get a good view of Fuji and ride a bullet train while in Japan. We gave these two wishes to Kaori and she produced a unique itinerary that was a ton of fun. She guided our group of four through 5 different trains, a boat, bus, rope car and cable car. She knew all about the local area and at the end of the day even showed us a good spot for dinner. Kaori is a very happy, easy going, and super knowledgeable guide. There is no way we could have navigated this on our own and we would highly recommend Kaori for any tour in Japan.

Leon S.

What a surprise that you gave me the nicest review so quickly, just after the tour!! Cannot thank you enough. So glad we made it!! Fortunately, today’s Hakone was greatly better than expected with Mt.Fuji view. Also, thank you for your warmest word - I’m a very happy person. YES, I was happy to be with you all. I’ve got some memorable moments today, which will surely make me smile from time to time. Please pass "Arigato gozaimasu" to all of them! Enjoy your cruise trip! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

L

Leon S.

5 / 5
May 23, 2024

Tokyo off-the-beaten selection in one day

Tokyo
5 hours

Great local knowledge

Kaori gave us a guided tour of two famous Japanese gardens. Her knowledge of all the flora and trees was incredible along with the history behind many of the sites. She then suggested a fabulous local restaurant for lunch that was fantastic. We highly recommend Kaori!

Leon S.

Thank you, Leon-san, for an excellent review on my tour! It was such a lovely day to visit nice gardens. Satsuki azaleas were so pretty in pink in Rikugien garden. Roses were so beautiful in Shinjuku gyoen national garden. So glad you both enjoyed local lunch and the day with me together! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

$300/ per group

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