First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City
Kid Friendly: Yes. Using a buggy/pram is a bit difficult as there are lots of steps in subway stations and at some stations there are a few elevators.
Maximum travelers: 6
Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)
Let's be a Tokyo expert traveller!
At the beginning of the tour, I will give you some explanation and tips to use public transportation so that you can travel around by yourselves without any concerns. First, you take subway lines to go to Asakusa. In Asakusa, you can look around Sensoji Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo in the morning. After that, moving to Tsukiji. You can look around the outer market which has lots of shops selling sea products, and street food. (*The outer market is not the wholesale market. ) And then you visit the Imperial Palace, which is quiet and beautiful. The last destination is Meiji Jingu Shrine surrounded by dense forest where you can enjoy a surprisingly quiet atmosphere. The tour ends around the Harajuku area so that you can start your own adventure!
Place 1- Sensoji Temple in Asakusa
Place 2- Tsukiji Fish Market
Place 3- The Imperial Palace
Place 4- Meiji-Jingu Shrine
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the front desk of some hotel in central Tokyo, or at some station convenient to meet. (We can discuss when you book the tour. )
End location: At the Harajuku area
Duration: 6 hours
As Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Sundays and Wednesdays, if you go on a tour on Sunday or Wednesday, you would visit another place instead, such as Tokyo Tower or Hamarikyu Gardens.
Public transportation (Subways and JR Lines) and walking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 JPY - Transportation fees, lunch, and drinks during the tour. ( Per parson )
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Naoko was a wonderful tour guide. It was our first day in Tokyo (and for most of us, the first day in Japan) and her introduction to the city set us up for a wonderful experience during our travels. Despite rainy conditions, Naoko was able to move us through many areas of the city, teach us the ins and outs of the metro system and allow all of us to learn not only about Tokyo but also about the Japanese culture. She was great with our two teens as well. I would recommend her to friends planning a visit.