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!

Basic 
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Start  9:00 (or 10:00 if preferred)
Meeting point Your hotel or any preferred spot in Tokyo 23 wards
Ending point  Akihabara or Your hotel 

Highlights

Imperial palace

Imperial Palace

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. On closing days, we visit Nijubashi Double Bridge instead, which is a very popular photo spot at Imperial Palace ground.

*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. 

Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Market has become more bustle as street food paradise even after Fish Market has moved to Toyosu in 2018. You can experience Japanese people’s food life here.

Tsukiji Market
Sushi

Sushi lunch

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. 

Asakusa – Senso-ji temple

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. 

Nakamise

Nakamise street

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.

Akihabara (or Ginza instead)

Japanese people call it “Akiba” for short. Known as electrical town. Countless electrical appliances shops. Also famous for otaku (geeks) culture, manga comics, anime, gaming. Unique cafes such as maid cafes with stuff in costumes. You see very unique side of Tokyo.

*If you are not interested in Akihabara, Ginza (the latest district in Tokyo) is possible instead.

Akihabara

Recommended arrange

Below spots can be arranged with extended hours.


Ginza

(Option) Ginza

High-end shopping district has a lot more to explore with the latest technologies, sophisticated stationary stores and such.

(Option)Kappabashi

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.

Kappabashi
Ameyoko

(Option) Ameyoko

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. 

local dinner
*I can customize the itinerary based on your request. Feel free to ask me any arrangement.

Notes

・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)

Options 

Extra Hours

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)  : 41,850 JPY
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.

Inquire with Quick Estimate

Make an injury with quick estimate for the cost on tour day. *required

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