From Tokyo - Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan

1 day private tour in/near Tokyo

Discover Tokyo area for 8-9 hours with a tour conductor/guide speaking English or French. The basic price of this 1 day personalized private tour is per group, not per person, so it is quite cheap if you are a family, group of friends…

We can meet early in the morning at your hotel or ryokan if needed 🙂

Tour reference: P14B

Consider reserving a 1-day private tour if you spend holidays in Japan with your family or friends, do a business trip in Asia with colleagues who do not speak Japanese, attend an international conference in Tokyo with researchers or students… Also consider reserving a 1-day private tour if you have only one day in Tokyo and are not sure how to get the best from it.

Family looking at carps in a pond at Happo-en (Tokyo, Japan) in April 2014.

During a 1-day private tour in Tokyo, you could for example eat great sushi at Tsukiji fish market, discover the recently renovated Kabuki-za theatre, savour a green tea in a nice tea house surrounded by trees and flowers, walk in small streets, meet shopkeepers, and end the day with a great night view or even live music! If the weather is not so good, you could instead admire Japanese samurai swords, traditional kimono dresses, Buddhist statues, Shinto lanterns at night, and the interior of a gorgeous wedding centre…

Kabuki-za theatre (Tokyo, Japan) in April 2014.

During a 1-day private tour near Tokyo, you can for example leave early for Hakone to see Mount Fuji, enjoy Japanese art, drink green tea while looking at a lake then relax at a hot spring. You could also enter a bamboo grove, see an impressive statue of Buddha and write a sutra in Kamakura! Of course, we can also accompany you to a Japanese festival or other special event.

Mount Fuji seen from Hakone (Japan) in April 2014.

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You can extend the tour beyond 8 hours per day if you wish (4.000 yens per extra hour). In addition to the basic price, you will also have to pay the transportation and entrance fees, food and drinks for your group and the assistant. Based on your your interests and requests, we will plan the tour and send you a final cost evaluation.
Try to make an early reservation, especially if you wish a tour conductor/guide at night, on week-ends, public holidays, or busy periods: New year (first week of January), cherry blossoms (March/April), Golden Week (end of April and beginning of May), and autumn leaves (October/November).
Autumn leaves in Japan near Tokyo in November 2005.

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Price: ¥30.000,00

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Insight Into Art: Origami? Shinto?

2~2½ hours walking tour in English in Tokyo for 1-8 persons.

Nice in any season with a blue sky, rain or snow, this walk was our most popular morning/evening walk in Japan from 2013 to April 2014: from France, Israel, Mexico, South Korea, the Philippines and the USA… everybody looked happy!

Feel the Japanese artistic sense through traditional and modern paper-based creations and through diverse religious designs… We will visit a dedicated centre and an exciting Shinto shrine where you may see many types of colourful “Washi” handmade paper, origami, Japanese paper dolls, Asian cut paper, statues of gods and horses, translucent and golden lanterns (wonderful when lit up at night)…

Insight Into Art: Crane-shaped Origami at an origami centre in Tokyo.

Insight Into Art: Statue of the god Ebisu at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo.

Insight Into Art: Roof of a Shinto shrine, statue of a guardian dog and lanterns in Tokyo.

Departure: Hotel Niwa Tokyo in Tokyo from Monday to Friday in May and June 2014.
Recommended starting times: 09:30 and 16:30.

Reservation recommended: 1 day before your tour.

Discount for children: 2.000 yens

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If you love Japanese art, traditions and religion, join “Insight Into Art: Origami? Shinto?” in Tokyo in 2014/2015! If you are lucky, you may even meet a holy horse, Japanese artist or origami master for a paper folding demonstration! An American participant could even try a gorgeous samurai helmet made from paper at the workshop of the origami centre! Unexpectedly, most participants do shopping during this walk, buying beautiful Japanese paper, cute prayer plaques or unique lucky charms…

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Price: ¥4.000,00

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