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 and guide(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 had a lovely time with Chiaki. We saw a range of sights and were able to “see” much more than we could have on our own. If you are traveling to Japan for the first time, I highly recommend at least one experience with a guide to orient yourself. Tha n you Chiaki!
Dear Jill, thank you so much for posting a wonderful review! I really enjoyed being with you, talking about our countries and lives like eating lunch in a class is allowed or not. I'm looking forward to meeting you next time and talking about Haruki Murakami again! Thank you!
Ms. Chiaki is definitely one of, if not the best guides I've had. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She even helped with my Japanese. Any request you have, she'll do her best to accommodate. She can also help with obtaining Suica, Pasmo, JR Pass, etc.
Kenneth さん、すばらしいコメントをありがとう！your language skill is amazing! I can’t believe that you learned Japanese by yourself. We had good time talking in English and in Japanese. I’m glad to know that you and I like the same things such as cats and okonomiyaki. I hope you spend good time in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto and Osaka. Thank you!
We took 2 separate tours as we wanted to explore different areas of Tokyo. Chiaki was always on time and ever so friendly. Her tours were very informative and assisted in not only showing us around but explains the thinking . Chiaki also helped us with our overall plans such as arranging train tickets and showing us around the underground. Chiaki Is a lovely , happy and informative guide. Would book her without hesitating.
Thank you Ran, for taking time to write the fantastic comment! I was glad to get the e-mail from Anna and hear that both of you enjoyed Sumo yesterday. I appreciate for your kind support when I lost my iPad. Including this trouble, the time we spent together is unforgettably precious for me. We had a lot of fun together. I hope you and Anna are enjoying Hakone now. Thank you again!
We had a fabulous day with Chiaki. It was our third day in Tokyo and Chiaki was very flexible in that we did not know until that day what we had already experienced in the first two days. After meeting that morning she suggested a schedule. And then was able to modify on the fly when our daughter indicated an interest in various things as we were exploring (thrifting, ramen and a hedgehog cafe). Thank you Chiaki for a wonderful day!
Dear Susan, thank you for posting a great review! It was my honor to be able to guide a beautiful family like you. Your daughter is very cute! I hope you enjoy a precious time to travel with her and have fun in the rest of the trip in Japan. I’m sure you had good time in Kyoto and Kanazawa. I hope that her academic work in Amsterdam will be successful. Thank you Susan for the wonderful day!