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: 3



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 central Tokyo
0930-1030 Meiji Jingu Shrine, Omote-sando Fashion Avenue, Takeshita Street
1100-1130 Shibuya Crossing
1200-1300 Imperial East garden *East garden is closed on Monday and Friday except national holidays.

You can add/ replace any of above places by one/ two of the following ones.
Tsukiji Outer Fish Market (Inner market has been closed already)
Sensoji Temple/ Nakamise (Asakusa)
Happoen garden for tea ceremony experience*
Yanaka traditional shopping street, or
Akihabara Electronics & Anime Town
Akasaka Palace
* 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

Other: Included in this tour are my knowledge, my experience, and my guiding fee.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 YEN - Transit fares, refreshment and admissions per person.

What’s Extra

Other: Transit fares, refreshments, snacks or personal purchases. Admissions/ charges for the clients and the guide. This guide does not accept any tips.


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

A Recent Review of this tour

We just completed a lovely tour this morning in Tokyo with Hiro. He was very gracious and informative and gave us a good overview for first time visit. He is a gentleman and great representative of his homeland!
Bonnie Backes

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Private tour guide Hirohisa

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