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Yokohama your way (from 4 hours)

Highlights

Toshi H.

4.95(93) reviews
Yokohama
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

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.

For a 4-hour tour, please select two or three destinations from the Hightlights section. (all of which are my personal favorites.)

Sankeien Garden(#11) is highly recommended if you're not going to either Kamakura or Kyoto (extra two hours).

See you in Yokohama!


Meeting Point

Your Central Tokyo or Yokohama hotel OR at JR Sakuragicho station or Osanbashi-international terminal in Yokohama. I will ask the extra fee to pick you up at Daikoku Pier and a hotel in Tokyo.

This is one of our more popular tours. It has something for everyone.

The numbered photos correspond to the following, please choose two or three places for a 4-hour tour.

1: Landmark Tower Observation Deck (30 min = 1,000 JPY)

2: Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History (60 mins, 300JPY entrance fee)

It's like a mini-national museum (in Ueno Tokyo) with variety of arts and historical artifacts.

3: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse - shopping and cafes (30 mins to 2 hrs)

4: Chinatown - strolling, shopping, lunch, dinner (1 to 2 hrs)

5: Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery

6: Yanashita Park

7: Osanbashi International Ferry Terminal

8: Sky Duck Bus - amphibian mode of transportation that can go on land and water (1hr = 3,500 JPY)

9: Sea bus (Starts at 350 JPY)

10: Harbor cruise - Optional lunch, dinner, and night cruise. = Starts at 2,000 JPY for the Cruise Only option. From 2,000 JPY for the meal options.

11: Sankeien Japanese garden - Features 17 historic Japanese-style buildings (2 to 3 hrs = 600 JPY entrance fee)

12: Artric Museum - Joke and optical illusion museum (1 to 2 hrs = 1,300 JPY entrance fee)

13: Walking tour by the bayside walking path - Goes by the Landmark Tower (#1), Cosmo Clock 21, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (#3), and the Osanbashi International Ferry Terminal (#7) = 1 hr

[NOTE] I give discounts if you book two (2) 4-hour tours in one day.

Ending Point

Yokohama station or Osanbashi-international terminal in Yokohama

What to Expect

= Scenic historic spots and good food only 30 minutes away from Tokyo.

= Japanese architecture and a garden; not found in Tokyo's old town.

= Excellent views and plenty of photo opps.

= Perfect for people of all ages!

We can modify it to suit your preferred level of physical exertion.

For example, if you feel like walking, we'll go on a walking tour. But if you are not up to it, we can get a fun ride of Skyduck.

If you wish to go shopping, I am happy to help you with it.


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee


What‘s not included

The following are PAID IN CASH on the day/s of the tour.

= Transportation fee(you and guide): approx. 1,000++JPY / person (train, bus , ferry)

= Food / drinks (you and guide)

= Entrance fee (you and guide).

*Guide has a pass for Landmark tower observation deck and Sankeien garden .

= tour extension 4,500JPY/hour

Important Information

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! :‑) MORE INFO: = We use public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) in my tours as it's the best way to see the city. = Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour. = 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. = Tour extension (extra hour service) = 4,500JPY/hr = Four-hour tours available = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama, and antique flea market. Please check out the corresponding tour pages. = HAKONE TOURS = Requires close coordination with the guide BEFORE BOOKING. It takes more time to plan this trip. = MT. FUJI TOURS = Only available as an ADD-ON to a Tokyo tour (at least 4-hr Tokyo tour on a different day). Guests should book their own private car or van prior to book a guide.

(1) Guide transportation to Yokohama = 1,000JPY = Given to guide directly on the tour date.(2) Skyduck and cruises are cancelled in case of heavy rain and strong wind. (3)Meet-up at Daikoku pier = Please shoulder the guide taxi fare from the closest station (approx. 1,500JPY) Meet-up at Sakuragicho station is recommended. Cruise ship companies often offer the guests free shuttle bus to there.

= Luggage : You can send it to your hotel in Tokyo at the tourist information center. Cloak service is available, too.

= Daikoku Pier is a bit far from subway/ train stations. Meet-up at Sakuragicho station is recommended. Cruise ship companies often offer the guests free shuttle bus to there.

= 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.

SAMPLE TOUR (4hrs)

10:00 AM #7 Meet at Osanbashi International Ferry Terminal

10:00 #13 Walk toward #1 Landmark tower via #3 Red Brick Warehouse

11:30 #1 Landmark tower Observation deck

12:30 #4 Chinatown (lunch)

2:00 PM Tour ends at Yokohama station


Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Pradeep C.

Sep 20, 2022

One day layover

I had a one day layover in Tokyo with Toshi and had a great time! She gave me plenty of suggestions that would work with the limited time I had and created an itinerary that allowed me to see a lot in that little time. She provided great insights into the culture of Japan and pointed out many interesting things in the areas we were in. A highlight was us going to a sumo wrestling tournament that she mentioned was taking place! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a tour guide in Tokyo.

Toshi H.

Thank you for your kind words, Pradeep. Glad to know you had fun. The sumo tournament happens only 45 days a year in Tokyo. You came on the right day! I am sure your photos with three sumo wrestlers made your friends say “wow”. Hope you can come back soon. There's so much more to see and experience in Japan!

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Malini S.

May 15, 2022

Kamakura review

Excellent tour with Toshi as she is very knowledgable and could share much more than information related to just the sights

Toshi H.

Thank you, Malini! So happy to know you like our Kamakura tour. The fresh green leaves in the gardens were really relaxing while Great Buddha was so outstanding. Don’t you think so? I hope this tour was a good introduction of Japan’s history and culture to you. Let’s visit North Kamakura next time since the atmosphere there is a bit different from what we saw on May 5th. I look forward to seeing you again!

K

Karyna V.

Feb 5, 2020

Extraordinary day in Tokyo with excellent guide Toshi-San

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.

Toshi H.

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.

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Annette T.

Jan 21, 2020

Fantastic tour!

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

Toshi H.

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!

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