Private Tour

Half Day Highlights: A Journey Around Sensoji and the Fish Market

Experience the contrasts of Japan's past and its futuristic hustle in its prime shopping district and traditional shrines.

Things to know


5 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Intellectually Curious, Looking for Local

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets are required for this tour

Type of tour:

Excursion tour - private transfer to/from your hotel. Transfers via public transport between sights.

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Your hotel

What makes this tour special

Tokyo’s boutique ward has a great deal for those who want to experience Japan’s coexistence between tradition and futurism. Visiting the main sights in the company of your private guide will leave you with an appreciation of how this great city is facing the future. 

Entering the Meiji Shrine with your guide, you will find this Shinto temple set within extensive gardens. Built to honor the divine spirit (or kami) of Emperor Meiji and his wife, your guide will take you around its buildings. Rebuilt after heavy bombing damage during the Second World War, it remains a working shrine which is popular with locals.

You will then transfer to Tsukiji  Market, to explore the sights, smells, and tastes of one of the largest fish markets in the world. Next, you will venture towards Tokyo's old downtown, where the Sensoji Temple is. As the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, it is full of cultural importance. Just in front of the temple, is the Nakamise shopping street. Here, you will have the chance to explore unique souvenir shops and purchase gifts to take home.

Travel Curious Tip: Carry your passport with you (provided you keep it safe), and show it at any shop advertising tax-free products. The taxing policy varies for individual shops, but if you are planning a big shopping trip then be sure to have the chance of tax exemption. 

We built this tour because it invites travellers to explore Tokyo's highlights in a short space of time.

What you'll see

Meiji Shrine
Large Shinto Shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji that is very popular with Japanese worshippers
Tsujiki Fish Market
Enormous fish market which is a great place to see the Japanese relationship with the sea
Sensō-ji Shrine
Very popular and impressive Buddhist temple with a history dating back to the 7th century


QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AThis tour has a unique cancellation policy, as follows: If you cancel up to 21 days before departure, there is cancellation fee outside of the transaction processing fee. With 8-20 days out, you are charged 30% of the total fee, including the transaction processing fee. With 2-7 days out from tour departure, you are charged 50% of the total fee, including the transaction processing fee. Within 24 hours of the tour, you are charged the full cost of the tour.
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QIf I cannot find my guide on the day of the tour or have an emergency, who do I call?
AAs this tour is run by True Japan Tours, please call +81-3-6432-0196 in case of emergency or if you are late for the tour.

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