Enjoy the essence of Tokyo's history and culture in 300 minutes
Join me on a tour of Tokyo's best - spots with incredible contrasts!
As a model course, we first take a walk in Meiji Jingu Shrine surrounded by serene and deep woods in the middle of noisy down town Tokyo. From there, we walk down Omote Sando Avenue (Tokyo Champs Elysees) and Takeshita streets (Teenager fashion hub) in Harajuku district. Then, we walk or take the subway to famous 'Shibuya Crossing' and enjoy the atmosphere of the coolest capital of young Tokyoite. Then, we move to Tsukiji outer fish market / the Imperial East Garden. If you like, you can enjoy the world best sushi lunch or brunch in Tsukiji. Finally, we drop by Sensoji Temple (the oldest and arguably the most popular one in Tokyo) & its traditional Nakamise Shopping Street. You may replace one or more of these places by Akihabara electric town, Tokyo government observatory, Hamarikyu garden, Shinjuku gyoen park, Yanaka street, Edo museum, or others of your choice.
This is a standard itinerary.
0830 Meet at Tokyo station or any of other meeting spot options
0900 Meiji Jingu Shrine, Omote Sando, Takeshita Street
- Walk (1km+) or subway/ train (15 minutes+)
1000 Shibuya Scramble Crossing
- Subway/ Train + walk (20 minutes+)
1100 Tsukiji outer fish market (Tsukiji inner market has been closed) or *Imperial East Garden
* East garden closes on Monday and Friday
- Subway/ Train + walk (40 minutes+)
1230 Sensoji Temple/ Nakamise Street (Asakusa)
** As Asakusa is far north east of Tokyo, 30+ minutes subway/ train ride one way is needed.
1330 End of the tour
- A short lunch break is suggested to keep the quality of the tour as we walk a lot.
- Any of above places can be replaced by some of the following ones.
Akihabara electronics town / Tokyo GOV building observatory (202m high)/ Yanaka old shopping street
Hama rikyu park (yen 300/ person) / Yanaka old street / 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 up is not available.
Duration: 5 hours
We usually visit two 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.
We meet and start our tour at one of the meeting spot options. You've got sense of accomplishment before starting the tour. This is a walking plus train/ subway tour. We usually walk 5 to 7 miles. We can reduce the walking distance by cutting places to visit, using taxi/ cab, etc., as per your request.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 JPY - Transit fares, refreshment and admissions per person. Lunch cost varies from JPY 1,000 to 3,000 per person.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I'm not a driver but can accompany you in your vehicle.
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Great English and excellent Tour guide. Had excellent grasp of history and managed our time and visits well.