First we visit the outer market of Tsukiji where you will find variety of fish and many delicious Sushi restaurants. Then we take a walk to Hamarikyu Gardens where used to be the family garden of the Tokugawa Shogun ( the Samurai miritaly government in the 17th century ）and it is now oasis in urban center. Then we take a waterbus to Asakusa where Sensoji, the oldest temple in Tokyo located.
Hotel you are staying (within 23 words of Tokyo ) or Tukiji Station or Tsukiji shijo Station
We will meet at your hotel (within 23 wards of Tokyo) or Tsukiji Station or Tsukiji Shijo Staition.
Tsukiji Market was the largest fish wholesale market in the world. Although Tsukiji inner market was moved to Toyosu, Tsukiji outer market is still running its operations and attracting not only professional buyers but also lots of visitors. Tsukiji Outer Market has manly sushi bars and shops dealing with fresh seafood, vegetables, fruits and so on. You can buy, sample some of them and enjoy the bustling atmosphere.
Walk to Hamarikyu Garden. In Hama-rikyu gardens, you can find representative garden of Edo period with a tidal pond, two duck hunting sites and tea houses. You can also enjoy powdered green tea and Japanese sweets (additional charge).
Walk to Waters Takeshiba and take a water bus. Viewing Tokyo from a waterbus in the Sumida River across several unique bridges can be enjoyable.
In Asakusa, you can visit the Sensoji Temple, Five-story pagoda and Nakamise, where the atmosphere of Edo period (about 400years ago) has still remained.
Tour ends at Asakusa
In Hama-rikyu gardens, you can find representative garden of Edo period with a tidal pond, two duck hunting sites and tea houses. You can also enjoy powdered green tea and Japanese sweets (additional charge).
Transportaion fee (you and guide) waterbus fee from Waters Takeshiba to Asakusa 700 yen for an adult, entrance fee for Hama-rikyu Gardens (300 yen per person), breakfast, lunch, green tea and Japanese sweet in Hama-rikyu Gardens (850 yen)
I mainly guid around Tokyo. I can't sometimes guide other places than Tokyo. If you contact me ealier, I may be able to guide you other places than Tokyo.
Waterbus dose not operate on Manday. Also, if the weather is bad, the waterbus may not operate, In that case, we will take a subway from Shinbashi to Asakusa.
Fumiko is a very kind tour guide. Very approachable and very warm. She has organized the tours well and went out of her way to explain to us the transport system of Japan. She made our tour very easy . Thank you so much Fumiko for making our tour memorable
Dear Lucille, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I am very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. I also had a very good time with you. I hope you and your husband will stay healthy and will meet some day in the future again. Best regards, Fumiko
Knowledgeable, flexible, easy to understand and lots of ideas to make the tour work
Dear Neil, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am very glad to hear that. I also very enjoyed the tour with you and your children. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the stay in Jpan and meet you again someday in the future. Best regards, Fumiko
Fumiko guided my family of 4 young kids through some highlights of Tokyo. She was super patient and accomodating to our needs. She was a joy to be with and I strongly recommend hiring her as your guide!
Dear Anais, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I had a good time with your family. I really hope you and your family members will enjoy the trip and stay healthy ‼️ Best regards, Fumiko
Fumiko is an exceptional guide & I’ve travelled to many countries & had other guides in Japan. She answered all messages very quickly in arranging our tour & meeting place as I asked many questions & wanted to visit certain places. For the tour she met us at a local station and gave us a handout of area we were to tour: Yanaka, Ueno, etc. Her English is excellent and the pace was good as one of our party of three has sore knees. I learned so much from Fumiko in a fun way - about Japan history, and culture/customs, food, etc.; and she helped us with purchases. Truly nothing was too much for her to assist with. A highlight was being shown special shops - with arts, crafts, food, local wares, we would have missed on our own. We ended the 6 hour tour with drinks & some food at a local izakaya. Thank you so much for facilitating a fantastic day in Tokyo. :)
Dear Helen, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I hope you will enjoy the rest of stay in Japan and have a safe journey! Best regards, Fumlko