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Private Full-Day Walking Tour of Selected Destinations in Tokyo

Tour feature and details

■It’s the perfect tour of strictly selected tourism destinations in Tokyo!!
1.Imperial Palace
“Walking tour of the Imperial Palace”
◆The imperial palace is the Japanese Emperor’s official residence located in the heart of Tokyo, and is approximately 5 kms around. Since it was Edo Castle, the official residence of the Tokugawa Shogun, the leader of the Samurai government during the Edo Period(1603~1868),even now there are Edo Castle remains including the castle gates and guard towers. We’ll take tour of them by walking!!

2.Tsukiji area
2-1. Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple
“Making a short visit here to see the temple of unique Buddhist Architecture”
◆The temple building of Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple originally founded in 1617 was destroyed twice by fires. The current temple rebuild in 1934 has the unique design of being a stone building as a Buddhist temple in Japan, which was based on an ancient Indian-style exterior and influenced by architectural styles drawn from Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. Its columns and wide stairs are reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture.
2-2.Tsukiji Market
【History of Fish Market in Tokyo】
Former Fish Market in Tokyo(at the time called Edo) was founded in Nihonbashi(Near Tokyo station) early 17th century. Since then, Nihonbashi Fish Market flourished as the center of food culture for 300 years until it’s in the devastation of The Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. Then 12 years later, current Fish Market was founded here in Tsukiji in the year 1935.

【Relocation of the Inner Market (October,2018)】(Important!!)
Only wholesaler area of Tsukiji Market,so called Inner Market will relocate to a new market site completed lately. However, Tsukiji Outer Market will stay current site filled with the nostalgic air of its long history !!

【Tsukiji outer market (Opened area for visitors)】
1:Shopping tour of the market
It’s an outer market adjoining to the inner market, where you can find anything from foods such as fresh fish, fresh meats, vegetables and dried foods, to food-related products such as knives and dinnerware, and start shopping tour of this fantastic spot.
2: Tsukiji Sushi Sei (Sushi restaurant in the market)
This market is also a famous gourmet spot. We’ll have Sushi lunch here!!
Tsukiji Sushi Sei noted for its Edo-mae Style(Authentic Sushi making style) will serve you great tasting sushi at reasonable price(around 2,000JPY/person)!!

3.Hama-rikyu Gardens
Walking tour of this garden & Take the water bus from the pier located in the garden to Asakusa!!
Unexpectedly,this garden has a pier for waterbus landing!!
【History of this garden】
”Hama-rikyu Gardens” respectfully dubbed ”Hama Palace where sea breeze blows as a reminder of the Edo era.” was the family garden of the the Tokugawa Shogun. It functioned as an outer fort for Edo Castle that retains a tidal pond of sea water drawn from Edo bay(present Tokyo Bay) called Shioiri-no-ike, 2 duck hunting grounds, and hawking sites.
After the Meiji Restoration (The overthrow of the Shogunate government and the restoration of the Emperor’s rule in 1868),this garden became a Detached Palace of the Imperial Family, changing its name to Hama-rikyu. And, it’s granted to Tokyo as a public park after World WarⅡ.
◆Walking through the charming bridge over the tidal pond named Shioiri-no-ike will provide you a relaxing time with the harmonious view of water and trees. The view that gives a contrast between typical Japanese garden and high-rise buildings is also impressive!!
【Special feature】Good news!!
With the aim of recreating the feel of a daimyo feudal lord’s garden and allowing visitors to experience the culture of the Edo period, a restoration project is underway at this garden to restore structures, including teahouses destroyed during World War II. Following completion of the restoration of the Matsu-no-Ochaya and Tsubame-no-Ochaya teahouses, restoration of the Taka-no-Ochaya teahouse was completed on April.2018!!
[Taka-no-Ochaya (Hawk teahouse)]
It’s one of teahouses built in the time of 11th Shogun Tokugawa Ienari at the end of 18th century. Unlike other teahouses, this teahouse was used as a special rest house where the Shogun take a break during his hawking. It’s opened to the public on April 20, 2018.
[Matsu-no-Ochaya(Pine teahouse)&Tsubame-no-Ochaya(Swallow teahouse)]
They’re also built in the time of 11th Shogun Ienari. By construction faithful to the historical resources,landscape redolent of bygone days has been recreated!!
[Nakajima-no-Ochaya(teahouse on Nakajima islet)]
It’s a rest house built in 1707,where Shogun and Court nobles enjoyed a view that they’re all very found of!! The teahouse restored in 1983 serves powdered green tea and Japanese sweets!!(720JPY/person)

4.Waterbus Cruise on the Sumida River
Take the waterbus at the pier of the garden to Asakusa(about 60 minutes).
◆You can enjoy 14 unique bridges and views of the heart of the city while passing under the bridges along the Sumida River. And also,from the river, you can see Tokyo’s new hot spot-the Tokyo Skytree!!

5.Asakusa area
“Walking tour of Asakusa area”
◆Asakusa, Traditional Entertainment District
Asakusa is a typical tourist spot that inherits the energetic downtown area of the Edo Period. Once you walk under the large lantern of Kaminarimon(meaning Thunder Gate), there’re gift shops selling various kinds of Japanese goods on the street of Nakamise-dori. Many shrines and Temples still remain here, and this area is known for its historic atmosphere and warm hospitality!!
[Kaminarimon Gate & Nakamise-dori]
This gate is iconic to Asakusa and marks the entrance to Sensouji Temple. The paper lantern at the center of the gate stands 3.9m tall and weights about 700kg. Nakamise-dori, the approach to the temple, is one of Japan’s oldest shopping strips(250m, 90 stalls).
[Sensouji Temple]
This Tokyo‘s oldest temple reportedly built in 628 was designated by 1st Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu as a government facility in 1590. Dedicated to Bodhisattva Kannon, this temple consists of a main hall and a five -story pagoda. Many events and festivals including the famous”Sanja Matsuri” are held here throughout the year.
[Denbouin Street]
This street, which runs 200 m from East to West, is filled with the culture of Edo. Downtown souvenirs such as traditional Japanese accessories,sweets,and skillfully made crafts can be found here!!
[Marugoto Nippon](meaning “everything Japan”, ultimate one-stop souvenir plaza)
It’s 4-flour megastore with signature crafts and carefully selected delicacies from all of Japan’s 47 prefectures.
[Kappabashi Dougugai Street]
This shopping area with a proud history of over 100 years is the world‘s largest kitchenware town. The street runs about 800m long,selling every kind of Asian and Western kitchen related equipment. One of the enjoyable shops would be plastic food sample shops!!

Course(Visiting Spots)

Itinerary Sample
1. Your hotel in Tokyo(In the case of central Tokyo) (9:00)
9:00-Meet at hotel lobby & Take the subway from nearest station to Hibiya station(for Imperial Palace).

2. Imperial Palace (9:20~10:20)
9:20-Arrive at Hibiya station and head to the Imperial Palace by walking (10 minutes walk).
Walking tour of the Imperial Palace(9:30~10:30) & Take the subway from Hibiya station to Tsukiji station(for the Tsukiji Fish Market area)

3. Tsukiji area (10:50~13:00)
3-1. Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple (10:50~11:10)
10:50-Arrive at Tsukiji station and head to Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple by walking(2 minutes walk).
Making a short visit here to see the temple of unique Buddhist Architecture ,we’ll head to the Tsukiji fish market by walking (5 minutes walk).
3-2.Tsukiji outer market (Opened area for visitors) (11:15~13:00)
1:Shopping tour of the market
11:15-Arrive at the outer market adjoining to the inner market and start shopping tour of this fantastic spot about 60 minutes.
2: Tsukiji Sushi Sei (Sushi restaurant in the market)
12:15-Lunch at Tsukiji Sushi Sei(45minutes),
13:00-Leave Sushi Sei and head to Hama-rikyu Gardens by walking(10 minutes walk)

4. Hama-rikyu Gardens (13:10~14:40)
13:10-Arrive at Hama-rikyu Gardens and start the walking tour of this garden(90 minutes) & Take the water bus from the pier located in the garden to Asakusa!!

5. Waterbus Cruise on the Sumida River (14:40~15:40)
14:40-Take the waterbus at the pier of the garden to Asakusa(about 60 minutes).

6. Asakusa area (15:40~17:00)
15:40-Arrive at Asakusa and start the walking tour of Asakusa area(80 minutes)
17:00-Head to Asakusa station to take subway to back to your hotel(about 30 minutes)

7. Your hotel in Tokyo (17:30)
17:30-Arrive at your hotel !!

Departure Time 9:00AM
Duration 8.5 hours
Number of People 1~5
Meeting Point your hotel in Tokyo
Tour End your hotel in Tokyo
What's Included guide fee,pick-up from your hotel and drop off in Tokyo,transportation fee(guide)
What's Excluded ・Transportation fee (you) : around 1,500JPY/person(including waterbus)
・Admission Fee(you): 300JPY/person(Hama rikyu Gardens)
・Lunch(you and guide): around 2,500JPY/person(at Sushi the restaurant)
・Tea and sweets(you and guide): 720JPY/person(at the teahouse)
Reservation Deadline 1 days before the tour
Others ◆Important◆
◎Hama-rikyu Gardens, Cherry blossoms(EST Best Viewing : 3/26~4/6)
◎Waterbus cruise may starts from Hinode pier located 1.4km away from Hama-rikyu Gardens due to the extreme congestion during the cherry blossom viewing period(3/16~4/7).
◎While the inner market's wholesale functions and tuna auctions for businesses relocated to Toyosu Market in October 2018, the Tsukiji Outer Market for personal customers, a lively community of merchants and suppliers of food, kitchen equipment, and some of Tokyo's best restaurants, remains in business and boasts its bustling and nostalgic atmosphere as ever!!(All of images of Tsukiji are taken in late November!!) ◆Suggestion for the ending point◆
If you’ve still got the energy, the Tokyo Skytree is also good for the ending point.(About 10 minutes from Asakusa,Many of its staff can speak English!!)

The tallest selfstanding broadcasting tower in the world boasting 634m in height. A view of the entire Kanto region including Mount Fuji on sunny days can be enjoyed from the two observation decks located 350 and 450m above the ground!! (Admission:350m deck-2,060JPY/person, 450m deck-3,090JPY/person)
  • Hiroki
  • Language:English
  • Interpreter Guide Number:EN00962




My tour with Hiroki was so thorough. Before the personalized tour, he asked me what I have already seen and what I'm interested in. He catered the tour, accordingly and even had a documented itinerary minute by minute to ensure I got to my night time destination timely. I learned a lot about the history of Tokyo and was very pleased in every manner. Hiroki was very genuine and even adjusted the lunch plans for a seafoodless meal (in tsujki market) and the chicken place was absolutely amazing. Thanks again Hiroki!

Tour Fee

  • US$104 per group(1people)
  • US$139 per group(2people)
  • US$139 per group(3people)
  • US$156 per group(4people)
  • US$173 per group(5people)

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