Both traditional and modern Tokyo!
If you are coming to Tokyo for the very first time, this could be the best option for you. You can visit some traditional spots and some modern spots within a day. As a licensed guide and professional photographer, I'll be able to tell you a lot of interesting stories about each place while capturing the best moments of our day.
We are visiting a temple and a shrine, taking a boat to a Japanese garden, going up to the observatory of the Tokyo Government Building, and checking out the very famous intersection in Shibuya. Also, I'll give you a mini Japanese lesson if you're interested in languages. You could be a Tokyo specialist by the end of the day!
Kumi will meet you at your hotel lobby and take you to the following spots. An ideal meeting time will be sometime between 10:00am-11:00am.
Asakusa (approx. 40-60 minutes)
--- 35-min boat cruise ---
Hamarikyu Gardens (approx. 40-60 minutes)
---10-min walk and 12-min Yurikamome (train) ride ---
Lunch in Odaiba area (approx. 90 minutes)
Explore Odaiba area (approx. 2 hours)
--- 20-min Yurikamome (train) ride to Shimbashi area---
We can end the tour at your hotel, or if you would like to visit places like Ginza, Shibuya, or Shinjuku for additional shopping, dinner, or personal sightseeing, I can provide you with directions.
*Instead of going to Odaiba, we could visit Tokyo Government Building in Shinjuku and the famous intersection in Shibuya.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet at your hotel or any other city location that is convenient for you.
End location: We can end the tour at your hotel or any other location that is convenient for you.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
*Depending on where you're staying, the tour duration could be somewhere between 7 hours and 8 hours.
Subway and a boat cruise, unless otherwise requested.
- 1 full day of joyful and professional guiding!
- Tour photos (JPEG data delivered to you via Dropbox)
- A mini Japanese lesson for traveling (if you're interested in languages)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4500 JPY - *The following prices are per person.
A boat cruise + garden admission: 980 yen
Green Tea and a cake at the Japanese garden: 510 yen or 720 yen (*optional)
Lunch (approx. 1,500-2,000 yen)
Yurikamome line: 320 yen + 380 yen
Subway to from your hotel to Asakusa & subway from Shimbashi to Your hotel (*price may vary)
- Transportation (trains and a boat)
- A photo book (3,000 yen a copy)
In Japan, Tours guides are not allowed to give a ride unless the one has a commercial license (taxi license). Also, tour guides are not allowed to arrange a car and pay on behalf of clients unless the one has the License for Travel Agency Service.
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Kumiko was The Best tour guide I ever had thus far since I started with ToursByLocals services whenever I go out of country. She was not only knowledgeable and professional but had the kindest warm heart. (1) I had a train ticket that needed to be adjusted. Kumiko wrote a letter for me to show the ticket representative instructing the necessary adjustment. (2) I took lots of photos but Kumiko also had her own camera and took 92 photos of our tour. This was a gift for me.