One-day tour (7 hours) to explore Tokyo with me in a more personal and up close way. Attractions to see and experiences to have are so many in the city. How about visiting Tsukiji, Asakusa, Harajuku, etc? This tour can be customized due to your preferences.
Please let me know what you like to do and where you want to go. The following itinerary is an example, which will be flexible. Please contact me for details.
At your hotel or anywhere you like
Stroll around the market and try Japanese foods such as Sashimi, Japanese omelet, and Japanese sweet.
Visti one of the beautiful traditional Japanese gardens.
* Try Matcha tea if you like and if we have time.
**After the garden, we can take a Sumida River cruise if you like. It takes abt. 50 minutes from Hamarikyu Garden to Asakusa.
Stroll around the area including the oldest temple in Tokyo Sensoji and Nakamise Shopping Street with an traditional atmosphere.
Stroll around the area, visiting Meiji shrine, Takeshita Shopping Street and Sophisticated Omode Sando Street.
Finish the tour.
At final destination or anywhere you like
hotel pick-up in 23 words of Tokyo
transportation fee (guests and guide) *abt. 1000JPY/person
entrance fee (ex. Hamarikyu Garden 400JPY/person)
This is a walking tour using the public transportation. Comfortable shoes for walking are recommendable.
Expenses vary depending on where to go and what to do
ex. Hamarikyu garden :300JPY/adult (*free for licensed guides)
a set of Matcha tea and confectionary (850 JPY)
Credit cards are unavailable for some local shops.
ex. transportation (subway and JR train) ....1000JPY/adult
Sumida River Cruise (Asakusa to Hamarikyu)... 1,040JPY/adult
Lunch can be arranged as needed. If you have any allergies, please let me know.
I spent a wonderful day with Junko. What a lovely lady and such great company. The correspondence beforehand was great and I had wanted advice on how best to get to Narita airport (I’d arrived at Haneda) and how to catch a boat to Asakusa, as I’d planned to go the following day. I also had a couple of additions to the itinerary, which were accommodated. Junko met me in the lobby of my hotel and was there waiting for me before the allotted time, with a copy of the itinerary and a useful guide book. It was a very full day and I felt that I’d covered so much and learned such interesting things from Junko about the traditions and culture. We started our day with a tea ceremony in beautiful Hamarikyu gardens and then along to the fish market. What a fabulous place that was! Junko showed me where locals buy sushi and we ate our snack on the roof terrace in the sunshine. Then on to Asakusa and the Senso-ji temple, with lots more interesting facts from Junko. Time was then spent on helping me familiarise myself with places I wanted to visit the following day. Off to Shibuya crossing next and finally the peace and beauty of the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Throughout the day Junko kept me entertained with historical facts and conversation was relaxed and informal. My phone battery died before the end of the day and Junko kindly took photos on my behalf and sent them on to me. She also accompanied me back to my hotel at the end of the tour, which was very thoughtful. I cannot recommend a tour with Junko enough. She made my visit to Tokyo! Thank you!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Amanda! I am very glad I could help you create good memories in Tokyo. Hope to see you again. Take care and have a good day. Junko
Junko was great leading our family (2 adults and 2 kids) on a half-day Tokyo tour. She was attentive to our needs and understood that having kids meant being flexible and responsive.
Thank you so much for such a nice review, Sanjay!. I am very glad to have helped you know Tokyo. I hope you and your family will make great memories in Japan. Thank you again and take care. Junko
Junko was an excellent guide. She provided a lot of backup historical information, which was very helpful. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Thank you so much for such a great review, Eva. I am very glad to have helped you know Nezu and Yanaka and the history. There still remain beautiful traditional gardens and quiet places even in Tokyo. I hope you would come to Japan again in the cherry blossom season. Thank you again and take care! Junko
From initial emails to hugs goodbye, we enjoyed our time with Junko. She was accommodating in our itinerary choices and flexible through tour time. My wife is diabetic and Junko was understanding of her need for breaks and meals. We wished to experience the off the beaten path food places and our first night we enjoyed two for beer, sake and food. She’s very passionate about her city and it showed. You will be educated, enlightened and inspired by her.....thank you Junko! Rory and Sandra
Thank you for such a wonderful review, Rory and Sandra! I am very happy to have helped you have a good time in Tokyo. It was nice to have exchanged information about our families including our dogs Diego and Coco. They are rescued dogs. What a coincidence.!! I hope you will make great memories in Japan. Thank you again and take care. Junko