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True Tokyo Private Tour enjoying several popular spots

Highlights

Toru K.

4.83(12) reviews
Tokyo
English
8.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

In this tour, we’ll visit three must-see spots in Tokyo today: areas around the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, and Meiji-jingu Shrine in Harajuku. Plus we enjoy delicious food in Tsukiji Outer-Market. This would be an ideal tour for first visitors to Tokyo. You can experience modern and traditional Tokyo through the tour. If you're not satisfied with the itinerary, it's OK to change it based on your interests. So the tour is also recommended to repeaters.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

at your hotel in Tokyo. If your accommodation is far away from a station or located in a place difficult to find, the meeting place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or the other appropriate spot.

09:30

Hotel

meet at the lobby in your hotel

10:00

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa

The history of the temple dates back to the 7th century, the oldest one in Tokyo. It's very popular for its main entrance gate with a giant red lantern, called Kaminai-mon Gate.

11:30

Sumida River Cruise

About 35 minutes cruise from Asakusa to Hamarikyu Garden, enjoying the landscape of Tokyo Bay, the most developing area in Tokyo today.

12:00

Hamarikyu Garden

This is a beautiful traditional Japanese-style garden built in the 18 century. Walkways, mounds, pine trees, and tea houses are beautifully arranged around a big pond.

13:00

Tsukiji Outer-Market

The best place to enjoy delicious sushi with a reasonable price in Tokyo. More than 400 shops and eateries of sea foods gathers in the district and always full of energy with visitors. If you prefer other foods, please let me know. There're various options for lunch in Tokyo.

14:30

Imperial Palace Outer Garden

The garden is a historical site of former Edo castle, which had been the seat of Tokugawa feudal government (1603-1868). There are two bridges over moats, a watch tower of the castle, and the main entrance gate of the palace.

15:30

Meijijingu Shrine

It enshrines Emperor Meiji, who had successfully led Japan to the modern country after Meiji Restoration in 1868. Surrounded by deep forests, it's an oasis in downtown Tokyo.

16:30

Shibuya

Shibuya is a popular spot for young people in their teens and twenties. Various brands, shops and restaurants are located in fashionable buildings. We visit an open-air sky deck on the top of cutting-edge high-rise with 200 meters high and Shibuya crossing.

18:00

Hotel

drop-off at your hotel

Ending Point

at your hotel in Tokyo. If your accommodation is far away from a station or located in a place difficult to find, the break-up place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or the other appropriate spot.

What to Expect

1.Tokyo is the metropolis that traditional and contemporary Japan coexists and also known as the food capital these days. You can fully enjoy them through the tour.

2. We mainly use public transportation like subways, railways, buses and river boats and enjoy walking in the tour. You can travel around vast Tokyo economically and efficiently.

3. You can learn travel tips in Japan during the tour from an experienced guide.

4. The tour is flexible. You can change the itinerary as you like. Please let me know the places you want to go, museums you're interested in, things you want to experience, and foods you want to eat. Let's make the best plan for you together.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pickup and drop-off

What‘s not included

transportation fare for you and guide, lunch for you and guide, admissions for you and guide

The transportation fare and admissions are about 3,800 yen per adult which includes one-day subway ticket, river boat and admission of Hamarikyu garden and Shibuya Sky. Lunch fee in Tsukiji is about 1,500 to 4,000 yen per person.

Important Information

1.This is a tour enjoying walking around the sightseeing spots like locals. You are recommended to wear shoes suitable for walking. We usually don't use tourist taxies.

2.If you have any food restrictions such as vegetarians, macrobiotics, gluten free, and no-fish, please let me know in advance to plan for your lunch.

3.The tour is not covered with any travel insurances. I'd recommend that you buy your own travel insurance in case of any unexpected accidents and losses. Of course, I'll do my best to keep you away from such accidents.

4. Your request of the tour is accepted 2 days before the tour.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the charge for transportation, lunch, and admissions on the tour?

The transportation fare and admissions are about 3,800 yen per adult which includes one-day subway ticket, river boat and admission of Hamarikyu garden and Shibuya Sky. Lunch fee in Tsukiji is about 1,500 to 4,000 yen per person.

Reviews

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Anthony T.

Feb 18, 2020

Best Tokyo guide

Courteous, knowledgeable, friendly etc etc. only positive words to describe him:. We are here from New York and are seeing neighborhoods and attractions and Toru explains everything. Highly recommend!

Toru K.

Hi Anthony and Maria, thank you very much for your warm comments and high rating on the tour. It's my great honor and inspiration for a next guide. Although the consecutive 6 days tour was challenging for me, I could enjoy guiding thanks to your cooperation. I also admired your lovely children. Please be careful for flue after you get back to NY. Looking forward to seeing you again without worrying about the virus.

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Irene D.

Feb 4, 2020

Wonderful day.

Excellent guide knowledgeable pleasant and lovely sense of humour. Has excellent English.would highly recommend him.. John and Irene

Toru K.

Hi Irene, thank you very much for your review and high rating on the tour. It’s my honor and a great motivation for future tours. I heard a news on your ship. I really wish the problem will be settled soon and your journey continues.

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Linda E.

Nov 21, 2019

Yokohama cruiseport to Kamakura

We really enjoyed our day with Toru. His English is excellent as is his knowledge of history, religion, and culture. We also recommend touring Kamakura, as it had a totally different vibe from the big cities. Toru also found us a great little tempura restaurant for lunch. We appreciated him escorting us back to the ship. Highly recommend.

Toru K.

Hi Linda, thank you very much for your review. As you say, Kamakura is a lovely city to explore for one day in terms of Japanese history, religion, and food. I'm happy to learn you enjoyed them through the tour. I was impressed with your interests and knowledge about Japanese history and literature. I enjoyed very much spending with you for one day in Kamakura. Thank you again and please say hello to Scot.

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Rose M.

Oct 31, 2019

A day in Tokyo

Toru was a great tour leader. He’s very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and courteous. We spent the day enjoying Tokyo on public transportation. We traveled distances and visited sights through the eyes of a local. Lunch was enjoyed at a typical local spot serving traditional food. I highly recommend Toru.

Toru K.

Hi Rose, thank you very much for your comment and high rating on the tour. It will be my great motivation for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and your group. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the season of cherry blossoms and hope you enjoy the continuing journey.

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