"Modern and Old Tokyo" One Day Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Odaiba, River cruise, Asakusa, Imperial Palace

Through this tour, you will see modern and traditional faces of Tokyo.

1) Odaiba is a futuristic artificial island from where you can see skyscrapers of central Tokyo over the Rainbow bridge.

2) Sumida river cruise to Asakusa is good to relax with seeing the Tokyo Sky-Tree tower, water front buildings, and traditional neighborhoods of old Tokyo.

3) Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji Buddhist temple built in the 7th century. Along the Nakamise street, it is fun to see shops selling local snacks and souvenirs.

4) The Imperial Palace is the residence of Emperor's family. It used to be the castle of Tokugawa Shoguns and it is surrounded by moats and massive stone walls.

It is possible to modify the itinerary according to customer' interests.


Sample of tour time itinerary:

10:00 meet at your hotel 
11:00~Odaiba: visit TV company and water front deck and have lunch.
13:00~Sumida River Cruise to Asakusa
14:10~Asakusa: visit Sensoji temple and Nakamise shopping street
15:30~ Imperial Palace Plaza and Tokyo station front
16:30~ go back to your hotel by subway
17:00end of tour

Note: The times shown above can be changed according to customer's request.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel

Duration: 7 hours


Subway, boat

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: Transportation fare of the guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3500 Japanese yen (JPY) - Your Transportation fare (subway, monorail and river-boat): about 2200 yen
Your Lunch and drink: about 1300 yen

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks


I do not drive a car with customers due to local regulation. If a customer requests to use a car, I can arrange a taxi.

A Recent Review of this tour

what a tour!! He was so prepared and did an outstanding job of showing the 4 of us both old and new Tokyo. History, culture, language - Eiichi did it all. He was always punctual, polite and a wonderful sense of humour. We all agreed that he was a 10 plus!!! Thank you again for bending over backwards to make sure everything was perfect!!
Judy Varga

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