Visit Tokyo town to see old and modern phases with a private guide
I chose the most exciting & interesting spots for non-Japanese travelers visiting Tokyo.
(The tour doesn't include Toyosu market because the access is not good and fishes can't be seen closely. )
Tsukiji market: No. 1 fish-market in the world, an experience of tea ceremony in the traditional feudal lord created garden named Hamarikyu garden, Asakusa-Sensoji Kannon-oldest temple in Tokyo, remain of historic Edo-period (1600-1867) castle of Imperial Palace, sophisticated shopping zone of Omotesando street, a quiet residential area in the back street of Harajuku district, then Shibuya crossing, all is worth while to visit and see.
Meiji Shrine, 100yrs-old solemn and beautiful Shintoism Shrine dedicated to Meiji Emperor and Empress, Harajuku(famous for Cosplay gangs). At the last, visit Shibuya where is the famous town for the busiest crossing in the world.
The tour is flexible and the itinerary can be changed as per your requests.
9:00 meet at your hotel, take subway
9:30 visit Tsukiji market, retailers and outer market. Enjoy street food and various fishes
10:30 visit Hamarikyu Japanese traditional garden, experience of tea ceremony
11:30 take a cruise boat along Sumida -river to Asakusa
12:30 visit Oldest temple of Tokyo, Sensoji, browsing Nakamise souvenir shopstreets, have a lunch of Sukiyaki, Shabushabu, Tempura whatever you want.
14:30-15:00 take a subway to Ginza
Visit food department at ground floor of Mitsukoshi
15:30 Imperial Palace, visit Imperial Palace , Nijubashi bridge and say hello to Emperor and Empress.
16:00 Shibuya crossing, it is said to be "Times Square" of Tokyo
End of the tour.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 7 hours
Mostly you walk and take a subway and boat.
If you would like to travel by a private car, I can get a cruising taxi or arrange a one-day hired private car. Please feel free to ask me if any questions.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 JPY - Per person: Entrance fee of Japanese garden 300 yen, charge of tea ceremony 720 yen, river cruise 800 yen, lunch & public transportation.
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Yumi was an excellent guide throughout Tokyo. It was our first day in Japan. Yumi met us at our hotel and proceeded to guide us through a wonderful day of sights across the city. She helped us understand how to use the public transportation system such that we were confident to do it on our own afterwards. My family was diverse in ages and interests (me, my wife, our sons ages 20, 17, and 12). Yumi engaged us all and kept both our sights and conversation flowing. I highly recommend her.