Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: No. This guide has extensive knowledge in culture, history, politics, and cotemporary issues. He is not very much interested in pop music, sub-culture or shopping.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

A four hour Tokyo trip full of attractions

After meeting at your hotel in central Tokyo, we'll first visit the vibrant fish market, the biggest in the world. Then, we'll enjoy taking a walk in the Imperial East Garden in the compound of Imperial Palace. After that, we'll head for Sensoji temple, the oldest one in Tokyo, with the famous Nakamise 'traditional' shopping street in front of it. You can try an authentic but simple tea ceremony trial at Happoen, one of the most elegant Japanese style gardens in Tokyo, if you like it. Instead, we can visit the world famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Omote Sand Avenuve (dubbed as Tokyo's Avenue des Champs-Élysées), the 202m high observatory at Tokyo GOV building, etc.


This is a basic itinerary subject to changes. Please see notes as well.

0900 Meet up at your hotel lobby in down town Tokyo
0930-1015 Tsukiji fish market *The inner market closes on Wednesday/Sunday, etc. Nearly half of the the outer market opens.
1030-1115 Imperial Palace/ East garden *East garden is closed on Monday and Friday except national holidays.
1130-1300 Please pick a couple of out of
Meiji Jingu Shrine (Harajuku),
Sensoji Temple/ Nakamise (Asakusa),
Tokyo Met. GOV Building observatory at 202m high(Shinjuku), Happoen garden for tea ceremony experience*,
Yanaka traditional shopping street, or
Akihabara Anime/ Otaku Town

* Tea ceremony experience is held between around 11am - 3pm subject to availability for yen 3, 240/ person.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel or any other agreed upon place in central Tokyo. Otherwise, the guide's additional out of pocket costs are to be borne by the tourist.

End location: Your hotel or any other agreed upon place in central Tokyo. Otherwise, the guide's additional out of pocket costs are to be borne by the tourist.

Duration: 4 hours


This is a walking plus train/ subway tour. We usually walk 3 to 7 miles for this four hour tour. We can reduce the walking distance by cutting places to visit, using taxi/ cab, etc., as per the client's request.

What’s Included

The guide fee. This guide does not receive any tips.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 YEN - The clients' transit fares and refreshments. Admission fees for the clients and the guide is needed for some places.

What’s Extra

Transit fares, refreshments, snacks or personal purchases. Admissions/ charges for the clients and the guide if needed. No tip is accepted by this guide.


I'm not a driver but can accompany you in your vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Had a lovely morning, Hiro is very knowedgable, speaks good english and answered my million questions!! Definitely recommend him
Montserrat Costa

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