Make the most of your layover at Narita with a private guide
If you have a 7 hour or more layover at Narita airport, why not let me show you the highlights of Tokyo! Downtown Tokyo is only a 1 hr to 1. 5 hr comfortable train ride from Narita.
I will meet you at Narita Airport arrival lounge (or your Narita area hotel), guide you to the train station and subway for a unforgettable tour of Tokyo from a local's point of view.
At the conclusion of the tour, I will take you to Tokyo or Ueno station and see you off back to Narita.
Day or night, this is a much better thing to do than sitting in the airport!
Please book me at least 1 day ahead for the day you want a tour because I have to check the train schedule.
Meet at Narita Airport (or Tokyo Station if desired)
Travel to Tokyo by express train
This is your day. I would recommend we see the Shinto shrine (Meiji Jingu) in Harajyuku and the most important Buddhist temple (Sensoji temple) in Asakusa.
You can choose a few places below,
1. Asakusa : the most colorful and nostalgic downtown (where Sensoji is located)
Traditional Japanese garden : Hama-rikyu gardens or Rikugien (you can try Japanese tea at the both) or Koishikawa garden
3. Akihabara : shopping district for electronics store & subculture
4. Imperial palace - you cannot see the palace itself
5. Tsukiji fish market until Oct 6
6. Harajyuku : Meiji jingu shrine and fashion street for young girls
Lunch or dinner at a wide variety of restaurants (from traditional Japanese cuisine to Japanese pancake for local people)
Drop off at Tokyo Station or Ueno station for your return to Narita (or Narita if desired, at an extra cost)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Narita airport or Narita area hotel ( if you are comfortable getting to Tokyo on your own, please send me a message and I'll create a customized tour for you)
End location: Tokyo Station or Ueno station (If you would like to finish the tour somewhere else, send me a message and I'll create a customized tour for you)
Duration: 8 hours
Time of tour is flexible, up to 8 hours depending upon your flight time.
We use train, public transit and walking. Note: Driving is not a good way to get around Tokyo as it is extremely expensive, the traffic is a nightmare and public transit is very efficient.
My time as your personal tour guide and assistant.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8000 Yen - Per person - cost of train to and from Narita, subway fare, light lunch or dinner.
Meals, entrance fees if applicable, cost of your transportation to and from Narita Airport, subway fare in Tokyo.
There are 2 trains to Tokyo from Narita. The Narita Express takes 60 minutes and costs about 3000 Yen.
You can also take the Skyliner for 2500 Yen.
If you would like to spend extra time or meet somewhere else, send me a message and I'll create a customized tour for you. For example you can go to Tokyo on your own or you would like me to escort to the airport.
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Chie met my wife and I at the airport in Narita and led us to Tokyo on the Express train and thenthrough a maze of subways to Yasukuni which I had wanted to see for years. We were there a long time as I wanted and filled in the rest of the day with interesting sites. Best was an antique sword shop. She was a knowledgeable and delightful guide who catered to my special interests.