T-003 : Eastern Tokyo Private city tour
If you have more than 2 days for Tokyo, I recommend one day exploring the Eastside and one day for the Westside, as there is much of Tokyo you can’t miss.
My 2 tours, one-day Eastern highlights and one-day Western highlights, cover most highlights of Tokyo. While the Eastside is famous with more traditional and fascinating samurai history, the Westside is rich with modern, youth culture, Kawaii culture, and the best nightlife activities. If you are interested, please check out my Western Tokyo Private city tour too!
|Start||9:00 (or 10:00 if preferred)
|Meeting point||Your hotel or any preferred spot in Tokyo 23 wards|
|Ending point||Ginza or Your hotel|
One of top must-see spots in Tokyo. A huge red lantern makes the way to Senso-ji Temple, one of the oldest, biggest temples in Tokyo.
About 90 small shops on both sides to the main hall of Senso-ji temple, where you can enjoy shopping Japanese items and street food.
Sumida river cruise
Water bus on Sumida river connects Asakusa, Hamarikyu Garden and Odaiba district. Rest and relax while you’re moving!
Water bus arrives inside one of the best Japanese-style gardens in Tokyo. Contrast between natural beauty and surrounding high-rise buildings is impressive.
Tsukiji Outer Market is busy with foodies trying fresh seafood, even after Inner Market has moved to Toyosu.
Lunch can be arranged according to your preference. I can take you to traditional sushi restaurant if you’re OK with raw fish. If not, I can arrange casual ones with more choices.
A former Edo Castle has been turned into Imperial Palace ground near Tokyo Station. East Gardens of Imperial Palace is open to public except Mondays and Fridays.
＊Noted: Palace building itself cannot be seen by private, since it's in the restricted area. Only official guided tour can take you to the palace building (only from outside) twice a day.
High-end shopping district has a lot more to explore with the latest technologies, sophisticated stationary stores and such.
Below spots can be arranged with extended hours.
With extra hours, I can take you to Akihabara, electric town, a center of sub-culture. Anime, Manga comics, games are all here.
If you’re fan of Japanese kitchen cutleries, we can stop by Kappabashi kitchenware town, nearby Asakusa with extended hours. Food replicas are popular as unique souvenirs. ＊Except Sundays.
Ameyoko is short term for Ameya-yokocho, a bustling shopping street originated in black market after WWⅡ. Packed with vendors selling daily items from seafood, snacks to discounted clothes, shoes and bags.
(Option) Local dinner
Local dinner experience is available with extended hours. Why don’t we grab a drink at local Izakaya? Or enjoy excellent Wagyu beef, authentic Japanese Kaiseki course meal or such? Feel ask me any arrangement.
*I can customize the itinerary based on your request. Feel free to ask me any arrangement.
・This tour is basically a walking tour, using public transportation such as subways and trains. Please join with comfortable walking shoes.
・We can go for taxis based on your request at your expense, anytime if you wish.
・If someone in your group needs special care for long walking and stairs, let me know in advance.
・Please bring some cash in Japanese yen, since credit card is not accepted for vending machines, small shops and restaurants in Japan.
Expenses Not Included
・Transportation fee (you and guide)
・Food and drinks (you and guide)
・Entrance fee (you and guide)
Main Fee (on tour day)
- One day Subway ticket for guide : 900JPY
- For you, the best ticket depends on your itinerary and hotel location. Refer to my blog. What’s the best ticket for Tokyo transportation?
- Sumida Boat Cruise (including Hamaikyu admission) : adult /1,040JPY, children 400JPY
Extra hours are available to enjoy dinner, from the very local Izakaya for grabbing a drink, to authentic Japanese cuisine. Feel free to ask me whatever you wish to try.
|Extra hourly rate :|
Hired car option
Hired car arrangement is available upon your request. Ask me availability as early as possible, preferably at least 2 weeks prior to the tour.
8H hired taxi (up to 6 people including guide) : 34,800JPY
I don’t take any charge. I make a booking, and you can pay the cost to driver at the end of tour day. Credit card is available on payment.
Green days are available.
Inquire with Quick Estimate
Make an injury with quick estimate for the cost on tour day. *required