Tokyo History & Culture Walking Tour - By Private Guide -

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Tour Number

Activity Level

206618


Categories

Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: No. This guide has extensive knowledge in Japanese culture, history, business and cotemporary social issues. The guide is not very much interested in shopping, pop music, sub culture or restaurants.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

Enjoy New and Old Tokyo with an experienced professional


Do you want to learn history and culture of Tokyo and Japan? Yes, this is your choice. We usually start walking in Meiji Jingu Shrine surrounded by serene and deep woods in the middle of down town. From there, we keep walking down Omote Sando Avenue (a. k. a. Tokyo Champs Elysees) and Takeshita streets (Teenager fashion hub) in Harajuku. Then, we take subway to famous 'Shibuya Crossing' and enjoy the atmosphere of the coolest capital of young Tokyoite. We further move to the Imperial East/ Outer Garden for some more stroll. Then, we drop by Tsukiji for the gorgeous Honguaji temple and the outer fish market for the world best sushi lunch or brunch if you'd care for. Finally, we visit Sensoji Temple (the oldest and arguably the most popular one in Tokyo) & its Nakamise Old Shopping Street. You may add/ replace one or more of these places by Akihabara electric town, Tokyo government observatory (202m high), Hamarikyu garden, Shinjuku gyoen park, Yanaka street, Edo museum, or others of your choice.

Itinerary

This is a standard itinerary.

0830 At Tokyo station or any of other meeting spots
0900 Meiji Jingu Shrine, Omote Sando Avenue, Takeshita Street (Harajuku)
1000 Shibuya Crossing
1100 Outer fish market/ Honganji temple (Tsukiji)/ Lunch break
1230 Sensoji Temple/ Nakamise Shopping Arcade in Asakusa
1330 Imperial Outer Garden/ East Garden *East Garden closes on Monday and Friday.
1400 End of the tour at an agreed upon spot in central Tokyo

*Lunch Break for 20-30 minutes is suggested to keep the quality of the tour.
** Any of above places can be replaced by some of the following ones.
- Akihabara electronics & anime town
- Ameyoko food and casual fashion street
- Yanaka old shopping street
- Hamarikyu Garden (yen 300 / person)
- Edo Museum (yen 600/ person)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: One of the following spots. - Starbucks Shibuya Crossing (Western Tokyo) - Apple store Shinjuku (Western Tokyo) - JR Tokyo station (Central Tokyo) - Apple store Ginza (Center South of Tokyo) *Hotel pick is not available.

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.

We usually visit three to five places depending on how much time you spend at each spot, how fast you walk, and how crowded the traffic and the places we visit are.

Transportation

This is a walking plus train/ subway tour. You usually walk 4 to 8 miles for this six hour tour. You can reduce the walking distance by cutting places to visit, using taxi/ cab, etc., as per your choice.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3500 Yen - Public transit : Yen 1,000 / person
Taxi : Yen 1,000 - 5,000 * only if you need one
Lunch : Yen 1,000 - 3,000
Refreshment : Yen 300 - 500 / person
Edo Museum : Yen 600 / person

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Admissions/ charges (if any) for the clients and the guide. This guide does not receive any cash tips.

Restrictions

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

A Recent Review of this tour

Great walking tour of Tokyo pqced so I could keep up.
Roger Fuller

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    321 USD(for up to 2 people) (duration: 5 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    206618


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No. This guide has extensive knowledge in Japanese culture, history, business and cotemporary social issues. The guide is not very much interested in shopping, pop music, sub culture or restaurants.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 2

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

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