Typical walking tour in Tokyo

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This summer I guided many family groups, a couple of honeymooner, and individuals mainly in Tokyo, plus Hokone, Mt. Fuji, and Nikko.

The place my guests visited most was Tsukiji, and Asakusa for the second most. This is is one model plan we did this summer.

9:00 am Meet at the hotel lobby and move to Tsukiji by metro.
10:00 am Visit Tsukiji inner professional market. If arrived earlier than 10:00 am, we visit outer market first.
11:00 am Move to Hamarikyu Garden Park on foot. It only takes about 10 minutes. Here usually enjoy green maccha tea in the little tea house on the pond.
12:20 pm Take a river cruise ride to Asakusa. About 50 minutes. It is especially good to sit in the air conditioned room after being heated under the sun for about two hours.
1:10 pm Arrive Asakusa and take a lunch break. Asakusa can offer various kinds of lunch, sushi, unagi-eel, tempura, noodle, etc and cheaper than central Tokyo.
2:00 pm Start sightseeing in Asakusa temples and shrine. You can spend a day visiting all small temples and Buddhas if you like. Also there is a famous Japan’s oldest shopping arcade called Nakamise. We only stay here one hour to 90 minutes most as we need to visit other places as well.
3:30 pm Option 1) Visit Imperial Palace, Nijubashi gate or East Garden
Option 2) Travel to Harjyuku and visit Meiji Shrine
Option 3) Visit Ueno or Yanesen to see old residential area
Option 4) Visit Tokyo Sky Tree
5:00 pm Finish the walking tour in the hotel or in other locations.

This is a very typical one day 8 hours walking course. Some guests said they had enough of temples/shrines and garden, and visited Ginza. With a family with two lower primary children, I went to Mirai Science Museum to see Ashimo and learn about earth, space, etc.

We are flexible! We can arrange one day walking course according to your interests. Just ask us, send us a request!

Chika K, August 2017