Tokyo on Shore Tour from Yokohama

Shore Excursion

Aki T.

4.78(49) reviews
Yokohama
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Tokyo is one hour away from Yokohama by train. There are a lot of attractive places and things to do. We'll go around the city by the world's most reliable public transportation, visiting bustling areas and cool sites, seeking traces of feudal ages and getting in touch with cultural aspects.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

Your hotel or Cruise Ship Pier in Yokohama

Marunouchi area - Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Market, etc.

Roppongi area - Art Triangle Roppongi, etc.

Akihabara area - Kagurazaka-dori Street, Akihabara Electric Town, etc.

Asakusa area - Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, etc.

Ryogoku area - Edo-Tokyo Museum, Fukagawa Edo Museum, etc.

Ueno area - Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, Yanaka Ginza Street, etc.

Shinjuku area - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, etc.

Harajuku area - Meiji Jingu Shrine, Omotesando Street, etc.

Shibuya area - Shibuya Crossing, Hachiko Statue, etc.

Odaiba area - National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation, etc.

Please refer to What to Expect for more details

Ending Point

Your hotel or Cruise Ship Pier in Yokohama

What to Expect

This tour can be customized according to your request, taking you to the most fascinating areas in Tokyo. Those areas have various attractions including futuristic and atmospheric townscapes, contemporary architectures, traditional temples, shrines and gardens, outstanding museums, and so on.

I recommend choosing 2 to 3 areas for one day tour. The city has excellent public transportation, so we can move to the other destinations efficiently.

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Areas:

Central Tokyo

1. Marunouchi area – The Heart of Tokyo

Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station, Ginza shopping district, Tsukiji Market, Hamarikyu Garden, etc.

2. Roppongi area – Modern Architectures and Arts

Art Triangle Roppongi [Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown, National Art Center, Tokyo], Tokyo Tower, etc.

3. Akihabara area – Traditional cultures and Subcultures

Kagurazaka-dori Street, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Akihabara Electric Town, Maid Cafes, etc.

Eastern and Northern Tokyo

4. Asakusa area - Entertainment area from Edo to Tokyo

Sensoji Temple, Nakamise-dori Street, Kappabashi Kitchenware Street, Sumida River, Tokyo Sky Tree, etc.

5. Ryogoku area – Traces of Edo Culture

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Kiyosumi Garden, Fukagawa Edo Museum, etc.

6. Ueno area – Arts and Atmospheric streets

Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, Ameyoko Shopping Street, Yanaka Ginza Street, etc.

Western and Southern Tokyo

7. Shinjuku area – Hustle and Bustle quarter

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Japanese Sword Museum, Tokyo Camii, etc.

8. Harajuku area – Sacred, Pop and Luxurious

Meiji Jingu Shrine, Takeshita-dori Street, Omotesando Street, Nezu Museum, etc.

9. Shibuya area – Japan’s busiest crossing and the vicinity

Shibuya Crossing, Hachiko Statue, Center Gai, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, etc.

10. Odaiba area - Water Front Towns

Odaiba Kaihin-koen Park, National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation, Oedo Onsen Monogatari, etc.

Want to personalize this tour?

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up and send-off (in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel too)

What‘s not included

transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide), meals

Important Information

I can guide you in Okinawa and Kagawa including Naoshima and the other venues of Setouchi Triennale. If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?

Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is 6,000 to 8,000 JPY per person.

For example, if you watch a live event and visit a museum, the total cost comes to 7,000 JPY approximately.

- transportation fare: 2,000 JPY

- lunch: 2,000 JPY

- watching a live event: 2,000 JPY (Kabuki single-act)

- admission fee to a museum: 1,000 JPY

For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.

How much is the fare of transportation to get around Tokyo?

We use public transport systems. The total cost is about 2,000 - 2,500 JPY per person in one day.

I recommend purchasing a discount ticket for one day tour at stations. The following are our options.

Common One-day Ticket for Toei Subway and Tokyo Metro

- Valid on all subway lines in Tokyo, costing 1,000/500 JPY per adult/child.

Tokyo 1-Day Ticket

What is the price range of lunch in Tokyo?

There are various types of restaurants serving many kinds of cuisines.

The typical price ranges per person are, for example,

- A Western style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY

- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY

- A lunch in a Cafe: 1,500 to 2,500 JPY

- A Ramen and a noodle shop: 1,000 JPY approximately

How much are the admission fees of the museums and other facilities?

The prices vary according to a museum and facility, for example,

The Tokyo National Museum - 620/410 JPY per adult/student

Nezu Museum - 1,100/800 JPY per adult/student

Tokyo City View(Observation Deck) - 1,800/1,200/600 JPY per adult/student/child

What's a recommended itinerary for this tour?

For example:

9:00 Meet at your hotel in Yokohama or a pier in Yokohama Port

10:30 Tsukiji Outer Market - a lively food market, having a lot of shops and restaurants

12:00 Imperial Palace - used to be the largest samurai castle

(Lunch)

14:00 Meiji Jingu Shrine - a peaceful place surrounded by an amazing forest

15:00 Takeshita-dori and Omotesando Streets - pretty streets lined with various shops

17:00 Break up at your hotel in Yokohama or a pier in Yokohama Port

Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?

Yes, I can arrange a private car, and van according to your request.

The cost varies, depending on the type of car, time and mileage.

For example, it costs approximately $500 USD for 8 hours and 2 passengers.

How much are the costs of the activities?

The costs vary according to an activity, for example,

Watching Kabuki - 1,000 to 2,000 JPY for single-act tickets

Singing at a Karaoke Box - 1,000 to 1,500 JPY per one hour and person

Soaking in hot-spring baths - At Oedo Onsen Monogatari, 2,612/1,058 JPY per adult/child on weekdays

Cruise on a river and Tokyo Bay – 1,260/630 JPY per adult/child from Odaiba to Asakusa

Can I participate in the activities any time?

Some activities are not always held everyday and some require a reservation.

So, please confirm to me the schedule in advance.

Reviews

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Jerome G.

Mar 21, 2020

Delightlful ....

Aki was very easy to work with and accomodating to our group of 6. As requested, he put together a 3 day itinerary for us based upon our interests and desired activity level. He is quite knowledgeable about "all things Tokyo" as well as the Japanese culture and history. He is a master of the Tokyo transit system and without him we would have had a difficult time navigating around. We asked Aki to join us during our lunches to show our appreciation and to be able to converse with him on a more personal level. He was always early to arrive at our hotel for pick up. I would highly recommend him.

Aki T.

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. It was my pleasure to have guided you and your friends. I enjoyed touring and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing me as your guide! Sincerely, Aki

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Jerry M.

Oct 14, 2019

Invaluable

We spent three days with Aki, exploring the Setouchi Trienniale , using Takamatsu as a home base. We never could have done this without him. We had a great time. Thanks again Aki.

Aki T.

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! I enjoyed touring around the Setouchi islands and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Takamatsu and having me as your guide! Sincerely, Akio

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Jerome E.

Sep 7, 2019

Aki gave us a great opportunity to experience Kamakura in a tight schedule

We had only 5 hours to visit Kamakura....and gave Aki an almost impossible mission. He succeeded! We saw all of the major sites and enjoyed the wonderful explanations that Aki provided with clear and nuanced English.

Aki T.

Dear Jerome, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. I hope you are all fine after the tour on a hot day. It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kamakura. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Robin M.

Jun 1, 2019

Aki provided all we had hoped

Aki was a great guide. He took us to all the places we were interested in and was flexible in his plans given our interests and needs. He clearly knew his way around the island and all the museums. Couldn't have asked for more.

Aki T.

Dear Robin, Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Naoshima. I enjoyed touring with you too. It was fun to bike around the island! I hope you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

$345/ per group

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