Half Day Tokyo Exploring with a Local Guide
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Half day tour to explore Tokyo with a knowledgeable private guide. Enjoy its contrast of modern Tokyo and old Edo.
Rate: $120+$30 (necessary expenses) per group, now 50% discount of original rate $240
*Overtime fee: JPY3000 per 30 min.
Number of persons: up to 5 or 6 persons (negotiable)
Below is a recommended itinerary.
We can flexibly adjust it as per your requests.
9:30: Meet at your hotel, and take subway
10:00: Visit Hamarikyu Japanese traditional garden, enjoy casual tea ceremony.
10:45: Take a water bus and cruise along Sumida river to Asakusa
11:15: Visit famouse Sensoji, take a stroll around Nakamise souvenir shop district.
12:30: Move to Harajuku. Visit Meji Shrine, (if we have time, Takeshita Dori, and Omote Sando).
13:30: Tour ends.
Where we will Visit:
| Hamarikyu|| Beautiful garden made by Ienobu, the 6th Shogun, as a place for social interaction of Shogun clan. After Meiji revolution, it was requisitioned by the government, and renamed to Hamarikyu as a garden of emperor's family. Maccha tea and sweats. |
| Asakusa-Sensoji Kannon|| Oldest temple in Tokyo, |
| Meiji Shrine|| Enshrines Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Built in Taisho period. |
Casual Tea Ceremony
Nakamise Shopping Alley
| Edo Museum|| Exhibits faithfully reproduced miniature model of Edo townscape..|
| Rikugien|| Beautiful garden designated as a cultural property of Tokyo. Made in 1695. |
| Sky Tree and Solamachi|| 634m high sky scraper and its complex facility containing more than 300 shops.|
| Ueno Park|| The park was made in 1873 on lands where once was the site of the temple of Kan'ei-ji.|
| Zojo-ji|| Founded in 1393. Once was a family temple of Tokugawa clan.|
| Tokyo Tower|| A symbol of Tokyo.|
| Shibamata Taishakuten area|| Set of the popular movie 'Otoko wa Tsuraiyo', Nostalgic townscape of good old downtown of Tokyo.|
| Akihabara|| Used be a shopping district lined with many small shops that sell electric parts. Now is a sacred place of Otaku calture. Birth place of a costume-players cafe. |
| Imperial Palace|| Emperor's residence. Once was a Edo castle. |
MEETING LOCATION & TOUR DURATION
Meeting location: At your hotel lobby. If your hotel is located ouside Tokyo, meet you up at some major station in Tokyo.
End location: Harajuku station
Duration: 4 hours
Use public transportation.
Guide fee and other expenses needed for escort.
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
JPY3000 per person: Admission fee for Hamarikyu ( JPY300), matcha tea and sweets (JPY720), water bus (JPY740), and public transportation fee, etc.
*Overtime fee will be charged: JPY3000 per 30 min. Please pay in cash to the guide at the end of tour (if any incurred)
Message from a GuideHi, Folks!I'm Kuni, your future private guide.Studied in Calif. and Hawaii.Worked for US interactive company as a strategic web planner. Am also a copywriter and editor. Love traveling myself, and go to Kyoto alone a lot. I feel so settled and comfortable there. Not only because I'm a temple enthusiast...but I'm fascinated with its high standard of culture.As a private guide, I presently offer tours to explore Tokyo, Kamakura, Kawagoe and Chicibu. Each course is assembled with attractive spots where I love to visit myself. With desire to make your excursion most memorable.... Look forward to seeing you soon!
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