Tokyo City Highlights in 8 hours - a Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Mandarin (advanced), Japanese (fluent), Cantonese (basic), English (fluent)

Tsukiji, Hamarikyu Garden, Sumida River Cruise Asakusa, Imperial Palace or Meiji Shrine

This comprehensive tour will cover the main tourist attractions by public transportation. First in the morning, you will be guided to the world's largest fish market, followed by a walk to Hamarikyu Garden Park where we will take a Sumida River cruise to Asakusa. From Asakusa, we will stop in the middle of the city to explore the Imperial Palace or Meiji Shrine, feeling the tranquility in the busy city.

*Depending on the location of your hotel, or day of the week, you may not access some places mentioned above but I will make sure you will visit at least four main popular spots in eight hours.


*Note, the times shown below may vary depending on our agreed starting time.

- 9:00: Pick up at your hotel lobby
- 10:00~11:00: Tsukiji
- 11:00~12:00: Hamarikyu Garden Park
- 12:00~13:00: Sumida River Cruise to Asakusa
- 13:00~13:40: Lunch Break
- 13:40~14:30: Asakusa and Nakamise shopping streets
- 14:30~16:00: Imperial Palace East Garden or Meiji Shrine
- 16:00~17:00: Travel back to your hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The Guest's hotel lobby

End location: The Guest's hotel lobby or a spot requested by the guest

Duration: 8 hours


Public transportation utilizing the very convenient metro network.

What’s Included

- My time and service as your guide for 8 hours, as well as my own transportation and admission fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2100 yen - Public Transportation for Metro one day pass, Sumida River Cruise boat, and admission fee to Hama Rikyu Garden

What’s Extra

- Public transportation
- Lunch Fee of your choice
- Omikuji, fortune strips in a temple/shrine
- Sumida River Cruise boat
- Admission fee to Hama Rikyu Garden

*I can arrange for a car if you like, but there would be an added cost. Please contact me for details.


I cannot carry your heavy bags during the tour; instead I can take you to a coin locker where you can keep them.

A Recent Review of this tour

Chika organised a great tour for us for our first day in Tokyo. We were able to flex a few things as we desired throughout the day. She also provided us with a number of suggestions and ideas for our forthcoming days including museums and restaurants. She took us to a great authentic restaurant for lunch and we would thoroughly recommend using her if you are in Tokyo. Her pre-tour communications were good with great instructions on where to meet.
Louisa Marks

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