Tokyo is a fantastic city with so many places to visit.
The city has it’s own history, culture, art, food and religion, and you will know better when you have a guide.
If you are interested in specific area like street food, Japanese architecture and garden, tea ceremony experience, animal cafes, anime figures or wearing kimono, I can help you.
At your hotel in Tokyo
Also known as Asakusa Temple, Sensoji Temple is one of the most popular tourist sites in Tokyo which dates back from the year 645. To reach the temple, you go in via an iconic gate called Kaminarimon. You also pass by a series of shops in a street called Nakamise.
Tsukiji Fish Market is the old and historical area which supports people's stomach. You can see and eat a variety of local food on the streets in Tsukiji, become familiar with the town.
Ginza is one of the highest-end shopping district in Japan. European luxury brand shops, department stores, and high-class restaurants are there. Kabukiza theater dedicated to Kabuki is just five minutes from the central area of Ginza.
Meiji-Jingu Shrine was built in 1920 to commemorate Emperor Meiji who changed Japan into a democratic industrialized country after a series of long feudal period. It is one of the most popular Shinto shrines in Japan where you will feel a special sacred Japanese atmosphere. Omotesando and Takeshita Streets are famous shopping streets especially for young girls.
Shinjuku is always exciting and have many faces. We can visit the beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen garden (admission ¥500), sophisticated department stores, a historical shrine, narrow back streets of bars and pubs and famous nightclub streets.
Akihabara is Japan’s largest electric appliance shopping district with its concentration of more than 600 stores selling exclusively electronic products. The recent trend of “otaku culture” has led to the introduction of animation-related establishments including “maid cafes,” where waitresses are dressed in anime characters’ costumes.
Odaiba is a reclaimed island made in Tokyo bay. You can see many futuristic buildings, the Rainbow Bridge, beach and big Gundam statue from the window of Yurikamome (a monorail that connects Shimbashi Station to Toyosu). There is also TeamLab Planets digital museum (admission ¥3200) here.
Shibamata Taishakuten Temple is famous for its beautiful Japanese garden (admission ¥400). The shopping street between the station and the temple have many food, souvenior and folkcraft shops and restaurants. The whole area shows the atmosphere of traditional busy downtown in 1960’s.
Any place you’d like
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up
Transportation fee for you (about 1,500 yen per person), Lunch for you and guide (about 1,500 yen per person), Entrance fee for you and guide (if any)
If you stay in the central area of Tokyo or Chiba, I will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or anyplace you like.
We will take public transportation and walk a lot so please wear comfortable shoes.
This is a flexible tour you can pick up places to visit upon your wish. I will make an itinerary customized for you, so you can fully enjoy the city with your limited time.
Because it is a private tour, you can change the route according to your interest, condition or the weather during the tour.
In this tour, we will take public transportation and walk a lot so please wear comfortable shoes.
If you have someone with allergies or dietary restrictions in your group, please let me know in advance.
My husband and I recently had a customized Tokyo day tour with Chiaki. She was an excellent and knowledgeable guide! I told her the places in Tokyo I wanted to go, and she made a wonderful customized itinerary and provided suggestions. We were able to see so much of Tokyo in one day! She also taught us how to use the train system, which was very helpful. Highly recommended Chiaki! ありがとう ございました!!!
Hayleyさん、すばらしいレビューをありがとうございます！I deeply appreciate your lovely words. I also enjoyed the day with you. I hope you and Jason will continue your travel safely and smoothly, and find a lot of delicious Japanese food in Karuizawa, Kanazawa and Kyoto, like ONIGIRI with UMEBOSHI you had in Okura. きをつけてね。Thank you again!
I was visiting Tokyo by myself and felt pretty intimidated by everything. Chiaki was incredibly nice and knowledgeable. She took me to all the places on my list as well as a few others and helped me understand the history. She made sure I understood how to use the public transportation and generally made Tokyo seem a lot less daunting. I would recommend her to anyone!
Thank you Sarah, for your lovely comment! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I also had memorable time with you, especially when we had tea ceremony lesson. Surely we shared “ICHIGO-ICHIE(once in a lifetime occasion) time together. I hope you will have a wonderful time in Mt.Fuji and in Yamanashi! Thank you again!
With Chiaki’s customised Tokyo tour we were able to visit several tourist attractions during our short stay in Tokyo, for which are most appreciative. She efficiently navigated us through the Tokyo train network and explained the system to us so that we became empowered from her “training” and capable of independent travel around Tokyo. Chiaki is a warm and generous person, she is an excellent guide and took good care of us and our safety, we enjoyed her lovely company and her tour. We had also requested Chiaki for a second shorter tour the following day. We presented her the challenge of some last minute changes and with her local knowledge she was able to accomodate these to her carefully planned itinerary. Making the tour a most memorable experience in a part of Tokyo that I would not have discovered on my own or from any guide books. We highly recommend Chiaki for anyone who is looking for a guide to explore Tokyo, especially if this is your first time to Tokyo.
Dear Bernice, thank you for posting a great comment for me! I really enjoyed myself guiding you and Steve around. We had beautiful two days together to see the autumn scenery and discussed many things like “Kangaroo Court Decision” and “Wabi and Sabi”, talked about what they mean. It was fun to talk with you. We also helped a Brazilian couple with luggages and had happy time with them. Thank you for the precious time. Now you must be back home in Australia safely. I hope Steve is OK by now. Please visit Tokyo again some day soon! I’m looking forward to seeing you next time. Arigato!
Chiaki is a knowledgeable, competent and pleasant tour guide. We had a fun and educational tour of Tokyo with her. I highly recommend her to others.
Thank you Sherif, for your wonderful review! It was my pleasure to guide such a nice and friendly guys like you. I had a great and fun time with you! Please say hello to Hany and Ned. Thank you so much!