Do you have a few hours for local art and tradition? Ueno is the perfect place for it!
It's a WALKING TOUR which involves a visit to a park, museums, temples, and shrines. We can start the tour any time between 10:00AM to 3:00PM.
Fans of history and old towns would love Yanaka.
Ameyoko Street, a maze-like market, is a must for shopping fans!
In early April, we can also take in the soothing sight of cherry blossoms.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
Your Hotel in Central Tokyo or Yokohama OR Ueno station.
National treasures, art pieces and Samurai armor: 1 to 2hrs = 1,000JPY entrance. Free for the elderly (70 and above) and minors (below 18) upon showing proper identification.
Gardens only due to time restriction (features sculptures, including Rodin's The Thinker) = free of charge
Buddhist temple on the island. Lovely lotus flowers in the summer.
Miniature of Kyoto's Kiyomizu Buddhist Temple.
Dozens of red torii gates - Shintoism
Golden gate and beautiful decorations, Shintoism = 500JPY entrance
Only the face of the original Buddha remains. It has a fascinating story behind it about surviving all odds.
Explore a traditional Japanese town that survived a fire in the 1940's. Museum = 500JPY/person (you & guide) Taxi from Ueno to Yanaka = 900JPY (approximately).
Panda bears, polar bears, and monkey mountains are popular attractions. Entrance = 600JPY.
Boat rental = 700JPY/ 30 mins.
Maze-like Asian market. Many people have lunch / the usual evening beer, too.
Showcases the history and life before WWII. Entrance = 300JPY
Subway from Ueno to Asakusa, only 5mins = 160JPY/person
Shrine, temple, and shopping street.
AKA Electric, Anime, and Game Town.
You have the option of enjoying the observatory deck on your own time (approximately 30 mins).Please visit the observatory deck by yourself, 30mins, around.250JPY = subway & train or bus fare
At the final destination or Ueno staiton.
We will see the best Ueno has to offer!
Cherry blossoms are an extra delight in March and early April.
We'll learn about our history and enjoy national treasures at Tokyo National Museum.
You can enjoy street food by Shinobazu pond or we'll have some scrumptious food at Ameyoko street for lunch.
In the evening, we'll grab a beer at an intimate old-fashioned pub.
Please choose morning, afternoon or evening tour, depending on your preference.
The following are PAID IN CASH on the day/s of the tour.
= Transportation fee(you & guide), guide transportation to Central Tokyo (1,000JPY = given to the guide directly on the day of the tour),
= Food/ drinks (you & guide, if necessary)
= Entrance fee (you & guide) i.e. Entrance fee for National Museum 620 JPY (Guide has a pass)
= Peak season premium per group (Mar20 to Apr30, Sep25 to Nov10) = extra 1,000JPY is charged.
Thank you T-Chan (Toshi-San) for an amazing day in Tokyo. I was a solo traveler with one day in Tokyo. T-Chan made it a truly unforgettable day. My day with Toshi started when she picked me up promptly at my Shinjuku hotel. She then took me to experience TeamLab Planets - a spectacular body immersive digital arts experience - in Odaiba. Along the way, we rode the fully automated train and she showed me different sights along the train line. Second stop was the Onsen in Odaiba. This was a most unique experience I wouldn’t have been able to manage without T-Chan with me. We enjoyed the onsen, the shops and the bath. It felt like a relaxing afternoon with a good friend. Next, T-Chan showed me the shops in Odaiba, where we walked around and she helped me find the items I was looking for. T-Chan knew where to shop and was willing to adjust the schedule to accommodate my interests. I was truly happy with my shopping purchases. Then we proceeded to Shinjuku where she showed me the interesting sights and places unique to the area. She gave me more information for the rest of my stay, before we parted ways. My day with T-chan was unhurried but filled with memorable sights and experiences. I only had a day with her in Tokyo but the memories will last me a lifetime. Thank you very much T-Chan for everything. I highly recommend Toshi-San. She is efficient, articulate and accommodating. She will work with you to make the best of your time in Japan.
Thank you Karyna-chan! So delighted to hear you had a relaxing layover. I felt like you were one of my old friends, too. We, Japanese, have the Onsen culture. Even in the heart of Tokyo, we could soak in the natural hot spring. Amazing, isn’t it? As we are both dog-person, exploring pet stores was so fun! I hope your dogs will love the kimono costumes which you bought for them. How did you like sake? We sampled 5 varieties. I liked the sparkling sake the best. There are more trendy spots in Tokyo. Let’s go to Shibuya next time! Hope to see you again.
We had a wonderful tour with Toshi today. It was very interesting, informative and entertaining! Toshi modified our tour to add in all of our requested inclusions and the tour flowed easily. I really appreciated her encouragement to join in the Kawaii Monster Show and this was an absolute highlight! Toshi also gave us lots of information on what to do for our remaining time in Tokyo and she pointed out lots of things during our time, that you would miss not being a local. I highly recommend Toshi as a guide and this was a great experience for our family. Thank you Toshi x
Arigato, Annette! Harajuku was fun, wasn't it? So glad we managed to hit all the spots you wanted. We felt as if we were surrounded by an explosion of color and ultimate cuteness at Kawaii Monster Café. So glad to hear you enjoyed dancing on the giant pink cake! You now have quite a collection of memories: dog café, the rainbow-colored food, the cosplay store, the dazzling display of products in the stores, the surreal mirror escalator, etc. (I can stare at this all day long!) Ukiyoe museum was very impressive, wasn’t it? They change the exhibit every two months. You need to come back and check other collections. Enjoy the rest of your Tokyo stay! Hope to see you again soon!
We spent a fabulous day with T-Chan! She was organised, knowledgeable, polite, expert and caring. She took us to the places we were interested in but enhanced our itinerary further with other suggestions and places. We fit a lot in the day but didn’t feel overly rushed. Our relatively young children also enjoyed the day very much which can be challenging. T-Chan even provided us with summary notes at the end of the day of everything we had seen. Really great! Thank you so much T-Chan!
Thank you, K-chan! So delighted to know that all of you enjoyed our tour. I did, too. We were so lucky that we were able to take group photos with two sumo wrestlers in Ryogoku! The atmosphere in Asakusa was still quite festive with its New Year decor. The highlight of the tour was Harajuku. The girls really liked the store and said “I want to buy everything here!” It was hard to leave as there were so many cute stuff, wasn’t it? Next time, let’s take a Purikura photo together! Hope to see you again.
Thank you so much Toshi for accomodating our large group during very busy times. You went out of your way to help us organise the bookings with our JR passes & then it was down to the fun stuff. We thoroughly enjoyed your tour & appreciated the maps you gave us at the end to help us. Your suggestions you emailed to us after our tour as to other activities the kids might enjoy and what train line to use when we returned to a different area of Tokyo were also greatly appreciated. You went above & beyond so thank you ?
Thank you, Wendy! I'm so pleased to hear my travel tips helped you. It was fun to see all of you enjoy our tour! The weather was very cooperative that day. The Meiji Jingu Shrine grounds was so serene that we totally forgot we were in the center of a big city. Don’t you think so? Harajuku has been my favorite place since I was a teenager. One day is not enough to check out all trendy stores. Did you go to Kabukicho at night? It’s quite different compared to what we saw in the morning. Please come back so we can explore more of Tokyo together. A different season is also good. Hope to see you again!