Enjoy shopping and spectacular view, and feel the atmosphere of Buddhism and Shinto!
We will visit Tsukiji outer market and enjoy shopping and delicious sushi lunch. We also visit Namiyoke Shrine and Tsukiji Honganji Temple, which are the heart of Tsukiji people.
From Hinode pier near Tsukiji we will take a boat to Asakusa. You can enjoy the view of Tokyo from a river.
In Asakusa we will visit Kaminarimon Gate, Nakamise Shopping Street, Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Shrine, and Tokyo Skytree.
Pick up at your hotel. Go to Tsukiji by public transportation.
Tsukiji Fish Market moved to Toyosu in 2018, but the outer market remains. There are about 400 specialty stores in Tsukiji Outer Market, 80 percent of which are eating and drinking establishments. They have various kinds of food related products such as fishery products, vegetables, fruits, seasonings, cookware, sweets, souvenirs, and so on. If you like raw fish, we will have delicious sushi lunch. Enjoy shopping and dining in Tsukiji Outer Market!
We also visit Namiyoke Shrine and Tsukiji Honganji Temple, which are the heart of Tsukiji people. You can feel the atmosphere both Shinto and Buddhism.
Go to Asakusa by boat along the Sumida River.
It takes about 40 minutes. You have nice views from the Sumida River such as Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji, Tokyo Skytree, etc.
Asakusa is known for its old-town and historic Buddhist temples. Asakusa is one of the most traditional districts in Tokyo. The most popular area of Asakusa is located several blocks around Sensoji Temple, which itself is the main attraction of the area.
You can also visit the Nakamise Shopping Street which is the entrance road to Sensoji, and Asakusa Shrine which is a religious institution of Shinto, Japan's indigenous religion. You can feel the atmosphere of both Buddhism and Shinto in Asakusa.
Tokyo Skytree was established as a radio tower to replace Tokyo Tower for ground digital television broadcasting, multimedia broadcasting for mobile terminals, etc. It was opened in 2012. The height is 634 meters. You can see the Tokyo Bay, Shinjuku Deputy Tokyo Metropolis, Asakusa, etc. On a sunny day you may see Mt. Fuji also.
Go back to your hotel by public transportation.
End of the tour.
1. Guide fee
2. Hotel pick-up
* Hotel pick-up is included if your hotel is located near a station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line. If extra transportation fees are necessary for hotel pick-up, I will let you know.
1. Transportation fee (you and your guide): About 2,000 yen/adult including a boat cruise
2. Admission fee (you and your guide): About 2,500 yen/adult
3. Lunch (you and your guide)
4. Beverages (beer, juice, etc.)
Of course you can use public transportation such as subway. In this case you can save the boat cruise fare which is about 900 yen per adult.
Yes, you can. If you go up to Tokyo Skytree without a guide, you don't have to pay the admission fee for the guide. The guide will wait for you at the exit of Tokyo Skytree.
We were a group of 9 adults ranging from college aged to senior citizen. From the beginning, communication with Hiroshi was great. Meeting him in person was even more pleasant. He was patient with our group and so very accommodating. At our every request, he was so kind and polite. The epitome of Japanese hospitality. What really makes Hiroshi a 5 star guide is his willingness to take the initiative and go the extra mile. Not only did he help us get the Hakone pass, Hiroshi took it upon himself to provide us with the bus schedule & point out the correct bus stop for us to take the next day to Odawara Station to catch our train to Kyoto. We greatly appreciated this help as it helped us save 900 yen per person by using the Hakone pass on the correct transportation. We highly recommend Hiroshi and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Thank you very much for your review. I am now very glad and relieved to know that you and your group enjoyed Hakone. To tell the truth, I was worried if I could manage a group of 9 only by myself. But that concern was completely unnecessary. All the members of your group were so polite and punctual. I also really enjoyed the Hakone tour with all of you. Thank you very much for your cooperation. One disappointment was that we did not make it to the Heiwa-no-Torii of Hakone Shrine because there was a long line to get there. But I believe you enjoyed the story of the dragon with nine heads passed down in the shrine and the shrine itself! I hope we can meet again in Japan in the near future! Hiroshi
Our day tour to Kamakura was awesome Hiroshi our guide was excellent he helped us with our rail passes His knowledge and experience is great We felt like he was not our tour guide but our friend I would highly recommend the tour but more recommend Horoshi he was AWESOME Rhonda & Kerrie from Australia
Thank you for your review. We enjoyed matcha tea with Japanese sweets, sake at lunch, the experience of the inside of Great Buddha, shopping at Komachi-dori Street, etc. Kamakura was full of students on school trips. If it had been a little less crowded, we might have been able to relax a little more. But I am happy to hear you enjoyed our tour to Kamakura. I am looking forward to the next tour with you! Hiroshi
Hiroshi has been a marvellous tour guide and he gave us the best guidance throughout japan taking good care of me and my family. It’s been great spending time with him and I would look forward meeting him again in future
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your family. It was “Golden Week” when you visited Japan, so everywhere in Tokyo was crowded. However, I believe that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo, picking strawberries, riding a rickshaw, etc. Please contact me the next time you come to Japan. I would like to make an itinerary while consulting with you to make the tour more enjoyable. Hiroshi
We really enjoyed our full day tour with Hiroshi. We met Hiroshi at the meeting point in the JR Station as we came by Shinkansen from Tokyo! Still raining in the morning, we visited the beautiful outdoor sculpture garden. We then went back on the train up the mountain to the funicular and ropeway to see the volcanic valley (sulphur coming out of the rocks), unfortunately we did not get any view of Mount Fuji due to the rain and the fog. However, we had lunch and ate the black egg, which was fun! After lunch we took the ropeway back down the mountain to the pirate ship that sails on lake Ashi. It was delightful and relaxing. The only unfortunate part of the day was going to this beautiful Onsen. We failed to make a private bath reservation as most of them are public. That was my fault as I needed to be more specific. All in all it was a fantastic day.
Thank you for your review. It was a pity that the weather was not good on the day we went to Hakone. If it was sunny, I think we could see beautiful and majestic Mt. Fuji. We ate black eggs at Owakudani. I am sure that you have added 7 years to your life! I'm sorry that you couldn't get a private bath at Hakone's hot springs. I also regret that I should have asked in advance if you wanted a private bath or a public bath. I would appreciate it if you could come to Japan again and experience Japanese nature and culture. Hiroshi