Yokohama is a beautiful harbor city with mix of historical and modern buildings, and Chinatown with its genuine Chinese flavors .Excellent views and plenty of photo opps. It's just only 30 minutes away from Tokyo by train. Tour A is a walking tour with some options. Tour B (Sankeien Garden) is highly recommended if you're not going to either Kamakura or Kyoto. Additional options D, E , F, G & H are very unique, too. Combination of A & B (7 hours tour) is available. See you in Yokohama!
JR Sakuragicho station or Osanbashi-international terminal in Yokohama. NO MEET-UP at Daikoku Pier. Please ask the guide about meet-up in Tokyo.
We will take a beautiful walking path (flat) which was the old railroad. Very instra-worthy.
The area is just 20 years old. Dockyard Garden is a historic site of Japan's oldest commercial shipping dock. A Pokemon manhole cover is found.
Option A: Landmark Tower Observation Deck (69F) Entrance fee = 1,000 JPY /person (the guide has a pass for it.)
Option B: Free observation deck (46F)
Option C: Yokohama Sky Cabin - Fare = 1,000JPY/person (you and guide)
No Tokyo Drop-Off
Going back to Yokohama station by boat or by bus
Sankeien Garden & Minato Mirai area
Entrance fee = 600JPY (the guide has a pass for it.) Japanese architecture and a garden; not found in Tokyo's old town. If you want to save your time, using a taxi is recommended (2,000JPY++ fare).
The area is just 20 years old. Dockyard Garden is a historic site of Japan's oldest commercial shipping dock.
No Tokyo Drop-Off
We will see the area with cheap accommodations that housed workers that lived hand to mouth. Then there would be a unique riverside building with 60 small bars and some artists' studios (outside only). We may use a taxi for a short ride to save time and energy.
It's like a mini-national museum (in Ueno Tokyo) with variety of arts and historical artifacts. In case of rain you can choose this as an alternative to an observatory deck. May require an extra hour service.
Fun place for young people. In case of rain you can choose this as an alternative to an observatory deck. May require an extra hour service.
In case of rain you can choose this as an alternative to an observatory deck. May require an extra hour service.
Feel a nostalgic vibe of traditional mom and pop stores. One of the oldest wooden structured shopping mall in Japan. Require one hour extension.
Customized Yokohama tour = please ask the guide.
Yokohama Station or Sakuragicho Station (easy to go to Osanbashi-international terminal in Yokohama )
= Scenic historic spots and good food only 30 minutes away from Tokyo.
= Excellent views and plenty of photo opps.
= Perfect for people of all ages!
The following are PAID IN CASH on the day/s of the tour.
= Transportation fee(you and guide): approx. 1,000JPY / person (bus , ferry)
= Food / drinks (you and guide)
= Entrance fee (you and guide).
*Guide has a pass for Landmark tower observation deck and Sankeien garden .
= Meet-up in Tokyo (tour extension is required.)
= Tour extension 5,000JPY/hour
Multiple-day bookings are encouraged. I might have greater flexibility in opening closed slots in this case. Let's talk about it. Send me a message! :‑)
= We use public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) in my tours as it's the best way to see the city.
= A custom tour = Please book at least SIX HOURS = 38,000JPY
= The meet-up time marks the official start of the tour.
= Hotel pick-ups = only in Central Tokyo, Yokohama, and a few hotels in Kawasaki.
= Four-hour tours available = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama, and antique flea market. Please check out the corresponding tour pages.
= HAKONE TOURS = Only available as an ADD-ON to a Tokyo tour (at least 4-hr Tokyo tour on a different day).
In case of rain, you can choose one or two indoor options from E, F or G as an alternative to an observatory deck.
= Luggage : You can send it to your hotel in Tokyo at the tourist information center. Coin lockers are available.
= Daikoku Pier: Cruise ship companies often offer the guests free shuttle bus to JR Sakuragicho station.
= Sankeien: takes 20 to 30 minute by bus. For travelers who don't have time to visit to Kyoto and Kamakura, it is the best place to see traditional buildings arranged in the Japanese garden. Tea ceremony is available.
We highly recommend Toshi. We asked for a customized tour for me and wife. A tour that would match our preferences and abilities. Toshi planned and executed just the right tour for us. She even adjusted it on the fly when needed. Toshi proved to be a knowledgeable guide well versed in the history of Japan in general and Tokyo in particular. She is also great fun to spend time with.
Thank you very much, Ami! I'm truly delighted to have you here in Tokyo. We were able to see a variety of places in one day. Our day began with a sense of reverence at Meiji-jingu Shrine. At Harajuku, we witnessed the vibrant fashion trends among the youth. Asakusa provided us with a unique blend of traditional charm and bustling energy. The Imperial Palace stood majestically beside the business district. Tokyo is full of surprises, isn't it? I sincerely hope you continue your Japanese adventure filled with joy and excitement. Enjoy the rest of your Japan adventure! Please take care of yourself.
My family and I spent two days with Toshi touring the east and west side of Tokyo. Toshi communicated very well with us in English and took very good care of my 79 year old mother-in-law. We traveled primarily with the trains and I learned how to navigate the train system. Toshi took very good care of us and I would encourage others to take her tour.
Thank you so much, Ray! I had a wonderful time with your family. I felt like a member of your family and I quite enjoyed your company. I am happy that we were able to visit all the places you wanted to see. Asakusa is a traditional town while Shibuya is a hot spot in Tokyo. It was fun to see your family enjoying the local delicacies. Sushi, beef, mochi, crapes, etc. I hope you'll take home a treasure trove of wonderful memories. Enjoy the rest of your stay! Hope to see you again.
We had the pleasure of experiencing Toshi's fantastic tour of Tokyo, and I can't say enough about how amazing it was. Toshi thought of every detail, making the entire experience smooth and enjoyable. Her knowledge of the city was evident as she guided us through the vibrant streets, sharing interesting facts and stories along the way. What truly set Toshi apart was her thoughtful suggestions for additional activities in Tokyo, ensuring we made the most of our time in the city. Without a doubt, we wouldn't have been able to see and appreciate Tokyo to the fullest without Toshi's expertise and guidance. Thank you, Toshi, for an unforgettable tour!
Thank you for your kind words, Emily. Glad to know you had fun; I did too! Our day started in Tsukiji Fish Market – which was the best, fatty tuna, different flavored sake or wagyu beef steak? Harajuku is fun place young couple like you. Did you take amazing photos at Shibuya Sky? We barely scratched the surface of Tokyo. Hope to see you again.
Toshi is such a great person. She was very flexible. Thank you so much for a fun time.
Thank you for your kind words, Koki san. I was honored to be chosen as your tour guide. Yokohama has many beautiful and interesting places to see. I hope you'll have more time to explore Yokohama next time. Hope to see you again.