Tokyo Must-See Spots Half-Day Tour


Dai A.

4.90(179) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

You can make your own itinerary as you like. Tokyo has many interesting and beautiful places. I can show you around Tokyo, maybe 2 or 3 spots of these. By using Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket, you can visit anywhere you want. Also, you can learn about Japanese history, culture and lifestyle. And of course, you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisines, such as Sushi, Soba, Tempura, Ramen and more.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

09:00 AM

At your hotel in Tokyo

I will pick you up at your hotel

09:30 AM

Tsukiji Outer Market, Imperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge, Asakusa

At Tsukiji Outer Market, you can try some seafood, such as Tuna Sushi and Steak, Grilled Scallop and Eel, Wagyu Beef and more.

At Imperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge, you can see beautiful landscape of the former Edo Castle and learn about Japanese history.

In Asakusa, Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo, you can learn about Japanese history, culture and religions (Shinto and Buddhism).

Also, you can buy some traditional Japanese souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street and have many varieties of Japanese cuisines in Asakusa.

11:00 AM

Akihabara, Ueno

Akihabara is Electric and Geek town, famous for anime, manga, games and animal cafes such as cat, owl, rabbit or hedgehog.

Ueno Park is one of the most popular Cherry Blossoms viewing spots in Tokyo and Ameyoko Market Street is an open-air market, you can find anything you need or just enjoy browsing.

12:00 PM

Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku

Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Tokyo, dedicated to the Emperor Meiji.

Takeshita Street in Harajuku is famous for pop and Kawaii (cute) culture, you can try some sweets such as Rainbow Cotton Candy and many varieties of Crepe and Bubble Tea, also the longest Tornado Potato.

Shibuya Scramble Crossing is the busiest intersection in the world and the Dog Statue of Hachi is also famous for a movie.

Shinjuku is one of the most exciting entertainment spots in Tokyo, famous drinking streets such as Omoide Yokocho (Piss Alley) and Golden-Gai district.

01:00 PM

At your hotel in Tokyo

I will drop you off at your hotel

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

What to Expect

Tokyo has many sightseeing spots. You can select 2 or 3 spots of these.

1. Asakusa - You can visit Senso-ji Temple famous for its main Kaminari-mon Gate (Thunder Gate), where a red huge lantern hangs. There is a shopping street called Nakamise Shopping Street, best place to buy traditional Japanese souvenirs and sweets. Also, you can visit Asakusa Shrine just next to Senso-ji Temple. You can learn about temples and shrines, or Buddhism and Shinto there.

2. Tokyo Skytree - The tallest freestanding broadcasting tower in the world boasting 634 meters high. There are two observation decks located 350 and 450 meters above the ground.

3. Ueno Park - You can visit Shinobazu pond, Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Toshogu Shrine and Ameyoko Shopping Streets where you can buy anything you want.

4. Akihabara - Famous for many shops offering electrical equipment and manga, anime-related subculture goods, also animal cafes, such as cat, owl, hedgehog and more.

5. Ginza - Here is a shopping district lined with luxury boutiques and latest fashion shops as well as casual fast fashion stores.

6. Tsukiji Outer Market - Here is just next to (former) Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market (now located in Toyosu) which is the largest market in Japan. You can find anything from foods such as fresh fish, fresh meats and vegetables, and dried foods, to food-related products such as knives and tableware. It's also a famous gourmet spot.

7. Imperial Palace - The Nijubashi Bridge in front of the main entrance is so famous. If you have much time and interests, also you can visit East Gardens of the Imperial Palace.

8. Shibuya - Famous for Shibuya scramble crossing in front of the Shibuya Station, Hachiko dog statue and fashionable buildings.

9. Meiji Jingu Shrine - Shinto shrine where the spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken are enshrined. It was built in 1920. The sacred forest was created by the plantation of 100,000 trees donated from all over Japan. Here you can enjoy Japanese culture and nature.

10. Harajuku - Just next to Meiji Jingu Shrine, here is famous for Takeshita Street which has a lot of shops of " Kawaii (cute) " fashion. Also, you can visit KIDDY LAND (toy store) and more.

11. Shinjuku - Japan's greatest entertainment district where tall buildings are lined up next to each other. You can visit Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories (free of charge), Kabukicho known as the town that never sleeps, Shinjuku Golden-gai (1950's nostalgic narrow drinking streets) and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden famous for its cherry blossoms viewing.

12. And much more,

Ikebukuro, Tokyo Tower, Zojo-ji Temple, Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Rikugien Gardens, Roppongi, Odaiba, Yanaka and so on.

I can show you around some of these. By using Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket, we can visit anywhere you want.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area, hotel drop-off in Tokyo area

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide)

Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket is 600 yen for adults, 300 yen for children.

Important Information

My tour is a walking tour using public transportation, mainly Tokyo Metro (Subway).

Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket is 600 yen for adults, 300 yen for children.

Please remember that all transportation fees for you and guide are not included in my tour price.

I don’t do the tour using arranged cars and buses.

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

Please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and Japanese sweets, some of touristy places don't have much credit card acceptances.

Please take care of your own valuables, some of places are always crowded.

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


Aerin N.

Mar 17, 2023

Patient and Respectful guide

Dai was very patient with our group that, among others, contained two teenage boys who derailed our tour partway through and wanted to go elsewhere. He managed to find a vegan restaurant that was amazing for our group, navigated us through the beautiful, busy streets of Asakusa (I would love to go back), and then switched up and took us over to Akihabara so the boys could anime it up. Thanks for putting up with us, Dai!

Dai A.

Thank you so much for giving me such a considerate review, Aerin. I was afraid that your children might not like my tour. I was worried about it all the time. But I had such a great time thanks to you. Also, I was very surprised that all of you, especially your sons could speak some Japanese and tried to communicate with local people. That was amazing. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your wonderful children. Thanks a million!!!

Anthony M.

Mar 12, 2023

Excellent one day tour in Tokyo

Our guide for the day "Dai" was excellent. He met us right on time and guided us through the Tokyo metro system; seeing all the sights we had agreed prior to the tour. We would never have been able to see as much as we did without him. Even though we used the metro to get around the city there was still a lot of walking, so glad we all had suitable footwear. If you are only in Tokyo for a short time and want to see as much as you can, then this tour is spot on.

Dai A.

Thank you, Anthony for giving me such a thoughtful review. I'm so glad to hear that you had an excellent day. It was nice talking to you during the tour. I learned so much from all of you. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your lovely family and friends. Have a great cruise trip!!! Thanks a million!!!


Glenn W.

Mar 3, 2023

Fun tour of Asakusa and Ueno

Thank you Dai for the fun tour today! We enjoyed traveling with you and appreciated your additional information and context. Very good guide.

Dai A.

Thank you so much for a kind comment, Glenn. I also enjoyed traveling and talking with both of you. I hope you will have a wonderful time in Tokyo. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your wife, Mary. Thanks a million!!! Good luck in the Tokyo Marathon 2023!!!


Marc jason N.

Feb 20, 2023


Dai was very punctual and met us up on time at our hotel. Prior to this, he sent messages to confirm that our plans would push through. We also requested some of the places in the itinerary be omitted since we were not interested in purchasing items from those places. We requested emphasis on getting to know the history and detailed background about the places we visited, and were not disappointed at all. Dai was thorough and very complete with describing the culture, the stories behind the temples and the landmarks. He even brought pamphlets and maps on the areas we were visiting. For lunch, we requested to be taken to an unagi restaurant. Dai brought us to a spot known to locals and we had such fun enjoying the freshly grilled unagi meal. It was a treat and the whole tour did not feel rushed. We had plans later in the afternoon but Dai made sure to drop us off a location we requested before ensuring we were knowledgable enough not to get lost on the way to our next destination. Will definitely recommend Dai to anybody looking to enjoy a visit to Asakusa!

Dai A.

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write such a thoughtful review, Marc. It was my great pleasure to show you guys around Asakusa and Ueno area. I had a wonderful time together with you. It was super fun to be able to talk with you guys. And that UNAGI lunch was amazing! I'm so glad to hear that you could enjoy my tour. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your smart cool friend. Thanks a million!!!

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