A wonderful mixture of tradition and modernity where East meets West with a private guide
I will show you around Tokyo that has been the de facto capital of Japan for more than 400 years since 1603 when the Tokugawa Shogunate came into power, with Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first Tokugawa Shogun being given by the Emperor full authority to administer Japan. As such, Tokyo has a great number of historic, religious and cultural attractions for visitors. Selecting the most attractive places of interest from among them, this tour is a fantastic way to discover Tokyo. Of course, items in this itinerary are all optional and it would be my pleasure to take your wishes and needs into consideration for a customized tour. We can even make changes on the day!
You can select one of the following options. You may add or delete any locations indicated below.
(1) Starting at 9:00 AM from your hotel in Tokyo, we visit Imperial Palace Plaza/Nijubashi(double bridge)/East Gardens(Gardens are closed on Monday and Friday), Meiji-jingu Shinto Shrine, Harajuku/Takeshita Street/Omote-sando fashion district, Shibuya(scramble crossing, etc), Ginza and Asakusa-sensoji Kannon Buddhist Temple/Nakamise souvenir shopping street, and go back to your hotel at around 5:00 PM. Duration: 8 hours.
(2) Starting at 9:00 AM from your hotel in Tokyo, we visit Tsukiji Fish Market(closed on Sundays and on some Wednesdays), Asakusa-sensoji Kannon Buddhist Temple/Nakamise souvenir shopping street, Imperial Palace Plaza/Nijubashi(double bridge)/East Gardens(Gardens are closed on Monday/Friday), Meiji-jingu Shinto Shrine, Harajuku/Takeshita Street/Omote-sando fashion district, and go back to your hotel at around 5 PM. Duration: 8 hours.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, or any other location you appoint.
End location: A location that is convenient for you.
Duration: 8 hours
Subway, train, walking.
The tour price includes my transportation, admission/entrance and lunch fees.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2200 JPY - 1,000 yen for transportation fees for you (per person), and 1,200 yen for lunch per person.
**Please note: This tour is designed and priced to meet you in Tokyo. If you want to meet me at Narita Airport or a hotel in Narita, please refer to my tour "Discover Tokyo starting from Narita Airport/hotel in Narita." Also, if you want me to meet at Haneda Airport, Yokohama cruise pier, Odaiba Island, Tokyo Disneyland, or Makuhari Messe in Chiba, please message me for a customized tour.
As I do not drive a car, I take you to tourist destinations using public transportation like subway, train and taxi.
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Kenji did an excellent job of getting us a quick tour of Tokyo including the Imperial Palace. He is extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Highly recommended :-)