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Private Tour

Totally Tokyo: Full Day Highlights

A grand day-long highlights tour of Tokyo
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Things to know

Duration:

8 hrs

Suitable for:

Chinese, Culture Vulture, Family, Intellectually Curious, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets are required for this tour 

Type of tour:

Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.

Other inclusions:

Free concierge service if you need any advice  
Meeting points: Hotel pick-up is preferable to the meeting point mentioned above

What makes this tour special

Tokyo’s Imperial past and neon present are shown in this immersive full-day highlights of the city. Seeing all the highlights on a personal tour with your private guide, it will leave you with an inspiring glimpse of a global city with a unique feel. 

A Seafood Start

Starting early in the Tsukiji Fish Market, you will experience the high-octane energy of this huge wholesale market where every move has a purpose. With a personal guide to tell you all about the site, from the sign language used by vendors and buyers to agree a purchase, to the three-wheel delivery vehicles hurtling through, it is a great place to appreciate the Japanese approach to food and business.

Religious Dynamism

Going to Asakusa the north of the city, your guide will show you around the Senso-ji Shrine. This popular Buddhist temple has a past reportedly going back to the 7th century and, although much of it has been rebuilt at different stages of its history, it retains a certain aged mystique. Entering through the Thunder Gate, you will go through a shopping alley selling traditional Japanese products to the main temple where, to name a few highlights, you will  see the five-storied pagoda and Asakusa Shrine.


Moving on to the Meiji Shrine, your guide will explain the Japanese custom of dedicating shrines to dead emperors. Commemorating Emperor Meiji (and his wife), the ruler who oversaw Japan’s lightning-speed transition to industrial power in the 19th century, it is entered through an enormous torii gate. A bucolic retreat from the city, it holds around 10,000 trees within the premises as well as a small museum about the Emperor and a special Inner Garden. 

Bustling Finale

Delving into the electric heart of modern Tokyo, your guide will take you to the city’s Western side. Walking along the shopping districts of Harajyuku and the spacious tree-lined Omotesando avenue, you will see the consumerist side of modern Japan as you make your way to the famous Shibuya Crossing. Here hundreds, and occasionally thousands, of people regularly cross at the same time. Watch then join them before being accompanied by your guide back to your hotel.  

Touriocity Tip: Try to coordinate your trip during the sakura season (cherry blossom). Cherry blossoms are seen as symbols of serenity, vitality, and beauty, with the Japanese philosophy of mono no aware originating from this concept. The perfect chance to see cherry blossom is set to be March - April in Tokyo.

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
Shibuya Crossing
Neon-lit intersection outside Shibuya Station where hundreds of people scramble across every minute
Hachiko
Statue of Professor Ueno‘s very loyal Akita dog
Sensō-ji Shrine
Very popular and impressive Buddhist temple with a history dating back to the 7th century

FAQ

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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