T-002 : Western 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 Eastern 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||Shibuya or Your hotel|
Tokyo Metrpolitan Government Building
Enjoy panoramic view of Tokyo from free observatory. Famous landmarks such as Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower can be seen. Even Mt.Fuji, if you’ve got lucky!
Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens
One of Tokyo’s largest, most popular parks, consisting of three different types, Japanese, British and French style. Also, one of the best places in the city to see cherry blossoms in spring.
Admission : 500JPY (adult), children free
One of the most important shrines in Japan, where you can escape the busy streets of Tokyo, sense the shrine’s sacred atmosphere surrounded by 100 year forest.
Takeshita street – the center of Japan’s Kawaii culture. Discover Tokyo’s most fashionable place for young Tokyoites.
Developed as main approach road to Meiji-jingu Shrine. High-end shopping street today. Stop by at Oriental Bazaar, a long established souvenir store for reasonable priced Japanese items,(*closed on Thursdays) and Kiddy Land to amuse kids.
Lunch is flexible in the area. Okonomiyaki Japanese savory pancake, ramen noodles, soba noodles with Tempura, circulating sushi restaurant and such.
The back street of Harajuku, a narrow road connecting Harajuku and Shibuya. Countless sophisticated shops are attracting fashion-conscious young generations.
Be part of the world busiest Shibuya Scramble Crossing. Take a picture with Hachi dog statue, honoring the most loyal dog in Japan. Experience Japanese people’s food life at Tokyu Food Show, called Depa-chika.
Various types of animal cafes are spotted in the area. Cats, dogs, hedgehogs, awls and even pigs! We can visit some if you’re interested in.
Kawaii Monster Cafe
“Kawaii” themed cafe restaurant. Its unique colorful food and sweets are popular among Kawaii lovers. Ask me in advance for booking.
2D/3D latte art
Some cafes are specialized in 2D or 3D latte art on your drink. You can try with your favorite picture.
(Option) Local dinner
Local dinner experience is available with extended hours. Why don’t we grabbing a drink at the end of tour?
*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 upon 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?
- Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden : 500JPY/adult, Free/children(15 and under)
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