This tour is designed for visiting the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo in a limited time.
You 'll be able to watch both sides of Tokyo, Traditional and Modern in a day.
A guide gives you a detailed information of public transporatiation system, how to buy/use IC transportation card etc, so that you can go around Tokyo by yourselves easily after the tour.
At your hotel
meet at your hotel in Tokyo
The vivid and exciting market place where more than 400 various kind of small shops and restaurants are line with each other
In narrow lanes.
The best place to watch and try fresh Japanese food in Tokyo.
Enjoy walking and eating BBQ (or skewered) of oyster, prawn, eel, scallop, tuna, squid, beef etc.
And delicious Japanese ramen, udon and Sushi, as well.
One more popular item in Tsukiji is a world-famous "Cooking Knife" made in Japan.
High quality and sharpness inherit a traditiion of producing Samurai sword.
It's fun just to watch Japanese cooking knives.
I hope you enjoy the nice and very unique atmosphere in Tsukiji to the full.
*Walk from Tsukiji Outer market to Hamarikyuugarden
Typical Japanese circuit style garden during the Edo period built in 1654.
It locates along side of Tokyo Bay, only 10~15 minutes walking distance from Tskiji Outer market.
Many features in old days still remain throughout the garden, a unique wild duck hunting fields for Shogun, tea-houses etc.
At one of the tea-houses, you can enjoy Japanese maccha-tea & sweet on tatami-mat room or at table/chair outside terrace.
* If you'd like, we can visit other Japanese garden instead of Hamarikyuu gardenm,
which is one of the major Japanese gardens in Tokyo.
We visit Asakusa sensoji-temple (the oldest temple in Tokyo date back to the middle of 7th century) and interesting area around, too.
Here, you can see and experience Japanese traditions, customs and cultures which we are still follow even today.
Visit must-see spots such as Kaminarimon gate (the gate of thunder), huge paper lantern, Nakamise shopping street, the main hall etc.
We drop in interesting souvenir-shops (sweets, maccha-cafe, kimono-shop etc.) as you like.
**** Lunch at Asakusa*****
Japanese food, Sushi, Tempura, Unagi(eel) Ramen, Udon, Okonomiyaku (Japanese pizza), Oden, Beef-cutlet (recommend),
Yakitori (grilled chicken skewer ) etc.
*** Halal lunch is available. (Please request me) I have many experience to guide for people of the Islam.
Cross a famous Scramble-Crossing and walk around a back street of Shibuya for a while.
Take a photo with a faithful dog HACHI in front of Shibuya station.
Please choose from (A)or (B)
If there's enough time left, I take you to both (A)and (B)
(A) Visit Meiji shrine: Built to be dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Maiji and Empress shoken.
More than 10 millions of people visit this shrine per year, on new years days, new born babies' baptism, wedding ceremonies etc.
You may come across Japanese style of wedding groups in the precincts.
(B) Just take a photo in front of the big gate of Meiji Shrine and then move to
Takeshita Stree : a mecca of girls' KAWAII-fashion.
Omotesado street: Comfortable nice shopping street, Kiddy land, Cat street, high-end brand shops.etc.
End the tour at 16:30.
Hotel drop off (at 16:30) is available (free of charge within 23 words of Tokyo)
JR Harajuku station or where you would like
hotel pick-up fee in Tokyo
guide's lunch and drink
* Transportation fee for you and a guide during the tour.
* your lunch and drink
* admission fee (garden) Hamarikyu garden 300yen/12~64years old, 150yen /over 65 years old, free/under 11years old
* optional maccha-tea & sweet service at the tea-house at Hamarikyuu Garden 850yen
* Hotel Pick-up service outside of Tokyo (contact me)
Only for you and your group
1. Admission fee of Hamarikyu garden
( 300yen /person over 12 years old , 150yen/over 65 years old, free under 12 years old )
2. Halal lunch is available.
3. We move to Asakusa by subway.
We took a tour on May 14 with Shizuko and highly recommend her. Her English is very good and she is patient. We are a family of 5 but my kids are in their 20s. We toured with her the 1st full day in Tokyo which was great. She explained in detail how to navigate using the metro and JR lines and even gave us instructions how to get around to our other excursions and hotels. She catered the tour to see all the featured places in Tokyo but also carved out time to see areas they wanted to see. She responds quickly before arriving so if you have any questions or requests feel free to contact her.
Dear Samantha, Thank you very much for writing the great review for me. Your kindest review encouraged me and gave me a great motivation for the job. I’m so glad to hear that you were satisfied with my tour. I really enjoyed touring and sharing nice time with you and your family. I suppose you are in Kyoto or Nara today. Both cities were once old capital of Japan. Please enjoy their history and ancient charms. Thank you again for having me as your guide for this time. I hope you enjoy the rest of your days in Japan and come back again someday in the future. Shizuko
Shizuko is a wonderful guide! She is very knowledgeable, very attentive, very well prepared and very friendly! She prepared the tour for us in accordance to our wishes, which very few guides are ready to do! She always let me know, if she won’t be able to answer in advance, while we planned the tour together! I can recommend her without doubt!
Der Olga, Thank you very much for your kind and heartwarming review. I’m so glad to know that you were satisfied with the tour. We’ve been to many places in Tokyo in three days. And I understood why you chose those places. I believe you’re the specialist of child education. I learnt many things from you during the tour. It was nice meeting you and your family. Your very nice mother, so beautiful 5 multilingual daughter and cute and charming son with a bright future. If I have a chance to see you again in the future, it would be great. As the Suica, that your son took it as a memory of Japan, is available to use for 10 years, he’ll be able to use it for the next time. (^^) I appreciate for having me as your guide this time. Please take care of yourselves and continue the nice trip. Thank you very much again. I enjoyed the tour with you, too. Shizuko
Can not more highly recommend her. She goes over and above to meet your needs and your schedule. She is a wealth of knowledge and easily shares it with you. Don’t hesitate to use Shizuko you will be very happy you did so. She is a real gem
Dear Rosanne, Thank you very much for your kindest review. It encouraged me very much. The tour to Kamakura must have been tough for you as it’s the next day of your arrival. I'm very happy to know that you've enjoyed the tour. It 's a lovely time with you. I learned lot about American society during the tour. Especially I was very impressed with the rescue activity of the community. It’s so great. I hope you to come back to Japan some day in the future. Since the validity of "Suica Card" is 10 years. (^ ^) Best regards, Shizuko
We did back to back days with Shizuko on our recent trip to Tokyo She is a wealth of information and answers all questions you have about what you are seeing and experiencing . She is punctual which we very much appreciated She went out of her way before and during the the tours to meet our needs We would definitely use her when we return to Tokyo and highly recommend her for a customized experience to others.