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Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!

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The perfect tour for first-time visitors to Tokyo where you visit all the must-see sites in one day!
Travel around Japan's capital, Tokyo, which has prospered as the center of economic, social, and cultural growth since the Edo era, 400 years ago.
Tokyo is replete with fabulous sites. The imperial household stands where the Edo castle used to be; Tokyo is full of temples and shrines, fish markets, a radio tower and much more.
A fun-filled plan with a variety of categories: history, culture, and food! The guide will take you around and provide interesting explanations. Just relax even if you're new to Tokyo.
At the end of this tour, you will be just as familiar with Tokyo as the Japanese!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Please wear comfortable clothing as this tour involves a lot of walking.
- This tour involves a lot of walking and taking public transit.
- The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
- If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled
- This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.
- Most travelers can participate
- The travel expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 2000)
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Meiji Jingu Shrine, 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

Meiji Jingu is a shrine which has the most worshippers in Japan and is one of the most popular sightseeing spots. Its vast temple is surrounded by greenery and is the city's oasis which is enjoyable for both locals and tourists. Enjoy the spiritual atmosphere.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tokyo Tower, 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato 105-0011 Tokyo Prefecture

Tokyo Tower was built in 1958 and is Tokyo's symbol. It has a strong presence amid the crowded buildings, even in a city as large as Tokyo. Although the newer tower, Skytree, is a taller building than Tokyo Tower, people are still attracted to Tokyo Tower's majestic appearance.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tsukiji Fish Market, 4-14-2 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

Tsukiji fish market used to prosper between 1935 to 1983 as the largest wholesale fish market in Japan. It closed down in 2018 and moved to Toyosu but the historical land of Tsukiji is still appreciated by the locals. There are still many shops in this old market which are busy with tourists looking forward to eating the delicious seafood.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111 Tokyo Prefecture

This is a place where Edo castle used to be and it is now the Emperor's home. There are many places to see in the vast 1.15 million square meter area. Enjoy learning about the journey of Tokyo, once called Edo, becoming the center of Japan.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Sensoji is Tokyo's oldest temple with the large red lanterns that have become the symbol of Asakusa. The gorgeous red buildings are worth seeing and the temple is a famous sightseeing place where a majority of people visit when they come to Tokyo. On the way to the main temple at Nakamise street, you will find a variety of stores that sell souvenirs found only in Japan. The area is always crowded with people, no matter the season.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Harajuku Station, 1 Chome-18 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

Departure time:

Duration:

6 to 7 hours

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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pebassette

Yoshida was an incredible tour guide. Her personality was very warm and friendly. She took us to all of the locations we requested and even made a few extra stops along the way. Showed us the various foods to try, helped us with communicating, and showed us different customs to show respect. Her English was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and explained the history of different sites very well. She went above and beyond to help make our trip enjoyable and even stayed a little longer than required. Would love to go back and tour with her again. She is truly a blessing and made our trip exceptional!

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Robin J

It was a wonderful tour where we got to see everything we wanted to and at the pace we wanted. Our guide got us through Tokyo easily and we would’ve been lost without her and it would taken 3x as long. She was knowledgeable, sweet, helpful, and a joy to spend the day with. We are so happy to have taken this tour for our first time to Tokyo

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Kevin R

Mr Yoshi Susuki, representing OTOMO, was exactly where we had been instructed to meet him and this was a great start to a marvelous tour. Yoshi asked us where we wanted to go, what we wanted to see and offered his suggestions also. We visited Shinto and Buddhist temples, were educated in the history and rituals of both, went to Japanese gardens, markets, city area's, the amazing subway (used several times to move around) enjoyed a delicious Japanese lunch, walked the busiest pedestrian crossing in Tokyo, went to little known observation decks (free) and had a rest in a cat cafe. Yoshi then assisted us in train travel back to Yokohama. What an incredible day with a gentleman who knew his city intimately. A big THANK YOU to Mr Yoshi Susuki for our whirlwind education,

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Deborah N

This tour is the perfect one for a first visit to Tokyo and you visit a number of the top tourist sites during the day. It was a one to one tour with my amazing guide Mr Yoshio, who was the perfect guide. He was willing to tailor the tour based on my interests, was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and was a genuinely lovely man. He went out of his way to give lots of background information about every site we visited and to explain the relevant history, customs and traditions.
Be warned you will definitely do a lot of walking - on the day we did over 25,000 steps as well as traveling on the subway but it was definitely worth it and a great way to see Tokyo and to learn about using the subway. Mr Yoshio even made sure I got back safely to teh nearest station to my accommodation which was very kind of him.
I would highly recommend the tour to anyone.
One slight issue was with the information given about the meet up - the email and ticket I received told me the meet up point was Shibuya Station at 9am and I was at the main station entrance 10 minutes prior to this. When no-one had turned up by 9:05 I tried calling the company but got no response for over 10 minutes. Apparently I should have been emailed a photo the day before of a meeting point outside the station but this was never received. They did then give me the phone number of the guide who then came to find me once I had spoken to him. This was not the guide's fault at all even though he was very apologetic - please ask the agency to ensure clear meet up instructions are provided. However, this was a minor issue at the start of the day and certainly did not spoil the overall tour or experience.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it was very good value.

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Suh Hui C

great way to see tokyo especially when you do not speak japanese. my guide Chie was on time, very informative, helpful and accommodating. a personalised tour which allowed me to see the things i was interested in. her english is very good and explanations/introductions clear. was also fun hanging out with her.

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Rod L

Lots of walking on this tour but it’s the best way to see and experience the city. Mr Nakayama was our guide and we found him very engaging and knowledgeable. He kept us on schedule to make sure we took full advantage of the tour and even showed us areas not included in the itinerary. My only regret is that we weren’t able to view the imperial palace because our visit coincided with the coronation of Japan’s new emperor. Great experience overall.

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garo

The guide, whose name I don't want to mention since he was a very nice guy, should not work as a english guide, because his knowledge of english was not sufficient to transmit the knowledge that he had (if he had any since we could not understand what he was saying) to us.


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Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!
Overview:

The perfect tour for first-time visitors to Tokyo where you visit all the must-see sites in one day!
Travel around Japan's capital, Tokyo, which has prospered as the center of economic, social, and cultural growth since the Edo era, 400 years ago.
Tokyo is replete with fabulous sites. The imperial household stands where the Edo castle used to be; Tokyo is full of temples and shrines, fish markets, a radio tower and much more.
A fun-filled plan with a variety of categories: history, culture, and food! The guide will take you around and provide interesting explanations. Just relax even if you're new to Tokyo.
At the end of this tour, you will be just as familiar with Tokyo as the Japanese!

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$105.94

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