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 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 the 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.
There are about 400 specialty stores in the Tsukiji outer market, 80 of which are eating and drinking establishments. In the Tsukiji outer market there are all kinds of food related products such as fishery products, vegetables, fruits, processed products, seasonings, cookware, Tsukudani, pickles, sweets, souvenirs and so on. Enjoy shopping in the Tsukiji outer market!
2. Boat Cruise
You can enjoy the boat cruise from Hinode pier to Asakusa. It takes about 40 minutes. You have nice views from 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 finest part of Asakusa is centered around the several blocks surrounding the 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
4. Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree was established as a radio tower to replace the 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 Tokyo Bay, Shinjuku Deputy Tokyo Metropolis, Asakusa, etc. On a sunny day you may see Mt. Fuji also.
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 of the guide. The guide will wait for you at the exit of Tokyo Skytree.
Hi Horoshi SAN.... you made our day and did more then a guide ??. Thank you so much for the time and your guidance and explanation on our tour and not forgetting the insight you gave us on managing the train, food, tour in Tokyo for the next 4 days. We had a marvellous time and we have safely reach Kyoto as per your guidance from Odawara. I want to welcome your wife and you to our country please contact me to be your guide.? Back home I will definitely recommend to family and friends on you good hospitality and tour. Once again Arigato tosai masu
Thank you very much for your review, Vasanthi-san. We had a tour to Hakone. It was unfortunate we were not able to see Mt. Fuji because it was covered by clouds although the weather was fine. But I am relieved to know that you enjoyed the tour. At Owakudani we bought black eggs. We didn't have time eat them there, but I hope you enjoyed eating them in Shinkansen or Kyoto. I am sure your life has been extended! We parted at Odawara Station. I am also relieved to know you arrived in Kyoto safely. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan, and look forward to seeing you again in Japan or Malaysia! Hiroshi
Hiroshi-san is sincerly an excellent guide-a lot of knowlige,pleasent,helpful in any situation and helpd us to enjoy 3 wonderful days.
Thank you very much for the review. On the first day we enjoyed hiking on Mt. Takao. Red and yellow leaves were very beautiful. On the second day we went to Yakohama and Kamakura. It was a lovely day, and we were able to see a bride and bridegroom in kimono. On the last day it was unfortunate we had rain. We had to change our plan, but we learned a lot about the history and the way of life of the people in Edo period at Edo Tokyo Museum. And Planets Tokyo was a fantastic experience. At the next time to come to Japan I would be very happy if you choose me again. Japan has a lot of places to visit. Let's enjoy Japan together again!
Hiroshi guided my wife and I through a one day tour of the Hakone area. We communicated back and forth multiple times ahead of the trip as Hiroshi helped us work out an itinerary. He was very helpful with suggestions and working around some issues of closed areas due to the recent typhoon. Hiroshi also worked with us organizing the logistics of a morning arrival to Odawara by train, getting bulky luggage dropped at our hotel, and still managing a full day. We had an excellent day touring with Hiroshi.
Thank you very much for your review. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Hakone. But it was unfortunate we were not able to walk around Owakudani area although we were able to see Owakudani from a ropeway. We took a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and visited the old Hakone Checkpoint. We learned a lot about a checkpoint in Edo period. Hakone has a lot of nice places to visit besides the places we visited. So if you have a chance to come to Japan in the future, let's enjoy Hakone again. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Japan.
Hiroshi is very knowledgeable and very considerate and kind. He was happy to explain Japanese customs and answered all questions regarding history in customs of Japan. The day was well planned out and and we were not rushed to maintain the schedule. Our lunch at Tsukiji market excellent!!!!!! Highly recommend Hiroshi for your next adventure.
Thank you very much for your review. Although at first we were planning to go to Hakone, I am sorry we were not able to visit Hakone because of the damage by the typhoon. But I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo. We visited Meiji-jingu Shrine, Tsukiji, Asakusa, etc. We saw Shichi-go-san ceremony, an annual event which celebrates growth of children, and Japanese traditional wedding at Meiji-jingu Shrine. We also visited Yanaka and felt the atmosphere of the old shopping street after the war. I hope we can get together again and visit Hakone in the near future.