One day tour of traditional and modern Tokyo

Kumiko S.

5.00(1) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Tokyo is a gigantic city with many buildings, but there are many nice places where you can feel the good old Tokyo. In this tour, you will explore some sites with interesting historical backgrounds and at the end visit a state-of-art tower, Tokyo Sky Tree. You can enjoy the contrast of traditional and modern aspects of Tokyo and witness the size of the metropolitan area from the observatory.


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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

Hamarikyu Garden - Visit a Japanese garden like an oasis in the middle of high-rise office buildings

River cruise on Sumida River

Asakusa - Visit the oldest temple in Tokyo, enjoy waling through Nakamise shopping street. Lunch in Asakusa area.

Tokyo Sky Tree - State-of-art modern tower. From the observatory, you can see the 360 degree view of Tokyo Metropolitan area

Ending Point

At your hotel or any place convenient for you within Tokyo 23 wards

What to Expect

You can visit some of the most renowned sites in Tokyo with some historical aspects of Japan.

Hamarikyu garden was developed as a hunting yard for a Tokugawa shogun(top of all the samurai warriors) initially.

(If you wish to add Tsukiji Fish Market, we can go before Hamarikyu garden as it is nearby. )

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Every time it was burned down by fire, earthquake, war, etc., it was reestablished by donations and supports from common people, rich and famous people.

Tokyo Sky Tree is a state-of-art modern architecture, the highest self-standing tower in the world. From the observatory at 350m above the sea level, you can see the 360 degree majestic view of Tokyo on a clear day and feel the magnitude of the gigantic Tokyo metropolitan area. You can enjoy the contrast of old Tokyo and modern Tokyo.

Instead of Tokyo Sky Tree, you may choose to go to Ueno Toshogu, a shrine commemorating Tokugawa shoguns. You can see a beautiful Japanese building from the mid 17th century, one of the rare original building survived through the WW II in Tokyo. Also, as an optional, you can visit Ameyoko shopping street, a lively shopping area right by Ueno park.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up in the central area of Tokyo (within 23 wards of Tokyo)

What‘s not included

Transportation fees (you and guide), meals, drinks, entrance fees.

Depending on the location of your hotel, 600yen one-day metro pass can be used (if we can use Tokyo Metro lines only)

Sumida River boat cruise: 740yen/adult

Entrance fee:

Hamarikyu Garden: 300yen/adult (senior discount available for 65 or older)

Tokyo Sky Tree: 2060yen/adult same-day ticket (you need to cue) or 3000yen without cueing.

Important Information

Please wear comfortable shoes! The tour involves a lot of walking and taking trains would require going up and down the stairs.

- Included: Guide fee for up to 8 hours, hotel pick up within the central area of Tokyo (i.e. Tokyo 23 wards)

- Not included: Transportation fees, entrance fees ( 300yen for Hamarikyu Garden, 2060yen if going up on observatory on Tokyo Sky Tree), meals for guide and you

For public transportation, depending on the location of your hotel, 600yen one day metro pass can be used, if we can use Tokyo Metro subway only.

Fee for river cruise: 740yen per adult

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time



Sharon K.

Dec 31, 2017

wonderful guide

We had a great experience touring with Kumiko. She was very knowledgable and informative, as well as having a great nature. All of this made for a memorable and very enjoyable four hour tour of the local shrines, markets, park and temples. In addition her style was very flexible and accommodating which we truly appreciated. To sum it up, we could not have asked for a better guide. Thanks Kumiko :)

Kumiko S.

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Sharon! I also had so much fun hosting such a fun-loving family. In 4 hours, we visited Senso-ji, Asakusa-shrine, Tokyo Sky Tree and ended the tour in Harajuku. I trust you enjoyed Tokyo. Please give my best regards to your family. It was such a good surprise that your daughter got a No. 1 lucky at Senso-ji temple, wasn't it!

$232/ per group