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Tokyo Highlights - One day Customized Tour -

Highlights

Aki T.

4.78(49) reviews
Tokyo
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Tokyo is a city visitors never tire of exploring. There are numerous attractive places and things to do. We'll go around the city on foot and by the world’s most punctual public transportation, visiting bustling areas and tranquil sites, viewing cityscapes, seeking traces of feudal ages and getting in touch with cultural aspects - located on the main and back streets – like Tokyoites do.

Meeting Point

Wherever in Tokyo and Yokohama, including your hotel

10:00 AM

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine located in the peace and calm forest.

We stroll in the vicinity such as Takeshita-dori Street - teen's fashion street, Omote-sando Street - a cutting-edge fashion area.

12:00 PM

Imperial Palace East Garden

The beautiful garden in the ruins of samurai castle.

02:30 PM

Asakusa

Visit Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Street lined with various shops, which is the most popular tourist destination in Tokyo.

You can feel the vibrant and traditional atmosphere continuing from old Edo to Tokyo.

Ending Point

Wherever in Tokyo and Yokohama within the duration of this tour, including your hotel

What to Expect

This tour can be customized according to your request, taking you to the most fascinating areas in Tokyo. Those areas have various attractions including futuristic and atmospheric townscapes, contemporary architectures, traditional temples, shrines and gardens, outstanding museums, and so on.

I recommend choosing 2 to 3 areas for one day tour. The city has excellent public transportation, so we can move to the other destinations efficiently.

Furthermore, based on your interest, I can include activities on an itinerary. Please let me know your requests in advance. I’ll take it consideration into making an itinerary.

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Areas:

Central Tokyo

1. Marunouchi area – The Heart of Tokyo

Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station, Ginza shopping district, Tsukiji Market, Hamarikyu Garden, etc.

2. Roppongi area – Modern Architectures and Arts

Art Triangle Roppongi [Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown, National Art Center, Tokyo], Tokyo Tower, etc.

3. Akihabara area – Traditional cultures and Subcultures

Kagurazaka-dori Street, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Akihabara Electric Town, Maid Cafes, etc.

Eastern and Northern Tokyo

4. Asakusa area - Entertainment area from Edo to Tokyo

Sensoji Temple, Nakamise-dori Street, Kappabashi Kitchenware Street, Sumida River, Tokyo Sky Tree, etc.

5. Ryogoku area – Traces of Edo Culture

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Kiyosumi Garden, Fukagawa Edo Museum, etc.

6. Ueno area – Arts and Atmospheric streets

Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, Ameyoko Shopping Street, Yanaka Ginza Street, etc.

Western and Southern Tokyo

7. Shinjuku area – Hustle and Bustle quarter

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Japanese Sword Museum, Tokyo Camii, etc.

8. Harajuku area – Sacred, Pop and Luxurious

Meiji Jingu Shrine, Takeshita-dori Street, Omotesando Street, Nezu Museum, etc.

9. Shibuya area – Japan’s busiest crossing and the vicinity

Shibuya Crossing, Hachiko Statue, Center Gai, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, etc.

10. Odaiba area - Water Front Towns

Odaiba Kaihin-koen Park, National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation, Oedo Onsen Monogatari, etc.

Activities:

Entertainment and other Experience – Watching Kabuki, Singing at a Karaoke Box, Soaking in hot-spring baths, etc.

Cruise on a river and Tokyo Bay – Boarding on a boat and enjoy viewing scenes for 1 and half hours


Want to personalize this tour?

  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs and preferences
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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide), meals

Important Information

I can guide you in Kagawa including Naoshima and the other venues of Setouchi Triennale. If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?

Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is 8,000 JPY per person.

- transportation fare: 2,000 JPY

- lunch: 3,000 JPY

- admission fee, etc.: 3,000 JPY

For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.

What's a recommended itinerary for this tour?

For example:

9:30 am

Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Harajuku area by train.

10:00 am

In Harajuku area, we visit Meiji Jingu Shrine located in the peace and calm forest.

You can learn Shinto, Japan's native religion, while walking in the spacious grounds.

10:45 am

We stroll in the vicinity such as Takeshita-dori Street - teen's fashion street, Omote-sando Street - a cutting-edge fashion area.

You will see the pop and modern aspects of Tokyo.

11:30 am

Move to Marunouchi area by train.

12:00 pm

Arrive at Marunouchi area and have lunch.

Having Japanese dishes such as soba - buckwheat noodles, tempura - deep fried food, might be a good idea.

01:00 pm

Visit the Imperial Palace East Garden which is opened to the public.

02:00 pm

Move to Asakusa area by train.

02:30 pm

Visit Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Street lined with various shops, which is the most popular tourist destination in Tokyo.

You can feel the vibrant and traditional atmosphere continuing from old Edo to Tokyo.

04:00 pm

Move to your hotel by train. I can escort you to a place besides the hotel.

04:30 pm

The tour ends at your hotel.

Can you escort me to my hotel or other places?

Yes, I can. If the time is likely to exceed the duration of a tour, please pay the extra fee.

The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra fee when you book.

Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.


Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?

Yes, I can arrange a private car, and van according to your request.

The cost varies, depending on the type of car, time and mileage.


Reviews

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Jerome G.

Mar 21, 2020

Delightlful ....

Aki was very easy to work with and accomodating to our group of 6. As requested, he put together a 3 day itinerary for us based upon our interests and desired activity level. He is quite knowledgeable about "all things Tokyo" as well as the Japanese culture and history. He is a master of the Tokyo transit system and without him we would have had a difficult time navigating around. We asked Aki to join us during our lunches to show our appreciation and to be able to converse with him on a more personal level. He was always early to arrive at our hotel for pick up. I would highly recommend him.

Aki T.

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. It was my pleasure to have guided you and your friends. I enjoyed touring and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing me as your guide! Sincerely, Aki

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Jerry M.

Oct 14, 2019

Invaluable

We spent three days with Aki, exploring the Setouchi Trienniale , using Takamatsu as a home base. We never could have done this without him. We had a great time. Thanks again Aki.

Aki T.

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! I enjoyed touring around the Setouchi islands and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Takamatsu and having me as your guide! Sincerely, Akio

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Jerome E.

Sep 7, 2019

Aki gave us a great opportunity to experience Kamakura in a tight schedule

We had only 5 hours to visit Kamakura....and gave Aki an almost impossible mission. He succeeded! We saw all of the major sites and enjoyed the wonderful explanations that Aki provided with clear and nuanced English.

Aki T.

Dear Jerome, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. I hope you are all fine after the tour on a hot day. It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kamakura. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Robin M.

Jun 1, 2019

Aki provided all we had hoped

Aki was a great guide. He took us to all the places we were interested in and was flexible in his plans given our interests and needs. He clearly knew his way around the island and all the museums. Couldn't have asked for more.

Aki T.

Dear Robin, Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Naoshima. I enjoyed touring with you too. It was fun to bike around the island! I hope you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

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