I am a certified tour guide. I started this tour guide in 2007.
I worked at a bank for 41 years including overseas assignments in NY & LA for 12 years. I would like you to enjoy your stay in Tokyo by experiencing a Japanese culture different from your own.
In the following case, please contact me for further information.
1, If you want to visit as many sightseeing spots as possible in one day ( Ambitious One
Day Tour )
2, If you want to enjoy the tour with your child
** Refer to Tour Guide Interest.
3, If you want to customize the tour ( not on the tourist spots) or make it flexible
4, If you need only a Half-Day Tour
5, If you want to experience Japanese culture such as wearing kimono,Japanese
swordsmanship,etc. ** Refer to Tour Guide Interest.
6, If you have 24 hours until the connecting flight and want to enjoy Tokyo sightseeing
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Junichi was excellent! He did a great job guiding us to the must-see sights in Tokyo, and the experience was delightful. He was thoughtful in the itinerary he created for us, and we got more than our money's worth of the 24 hours train ticket. Thank you Junichi! We enjoyed our time with you.
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
((Ambitious One Day Tour)) ---- You need to be as tough as I am. (Don't worry!? I'm 69.)
Hotel - Asakusa(temple town & souvenir shops) -- Sumida River cruise - Hamarikyu Garden - Tsukiji Outer Fish Market(lunch) - Imperial Palace(Main Entrance) - Meiji-jingu Shrine - Takeshita St./ Harajuku(culture of kawaii) - Shibuya scramble crossing - Hotel
** You can replace the above sightseeing spots for the following spots.
Ueno Park(historical site)/Ameyoko St., Yanaka (old Tokyo, unique shops,
museums, art studios ), East Gardens of Imperial Palace, Kagurazaka(A mixed
atmosphere of old and modern Tokyo,Geisha St.ect), Akihabara, Sumo morning practice, Hakone, etc.
You can add or delete, as you like. The tour is flexible.
**Cost: Your transportation/ subway one-day pass yen600 or 900,
cruise & admission yen980, tea ceremony yen510-
Please contact me for more detailed information.
Transportation by tour guide:
We take trains and subway trains which are fast,convenient,clean,economical and comfortable.
Tour guide interests:
1)Experience the Japanese culture(additional charge) --- wearing kimono, caligraphy,
Japanese flower arrangement, zazen(seated meditation), Japanese swordsmanship
2) Akihabara (famous for its many electronics shops and pop-culture--anime,figures,etc)
3) Harajuku : culture of kawaii -- Ura Harajuku(Back Street Harajuku), Takeshita St.
4)For children : Origami Center, Washi papermaking experience, Experience making
replica foods using wax, Toyota Megaweb.
How about Samurai Museum, rated excellent by my client with a 14 year old boy ?!
5)Ghibli Museum: Advance purchase of a reserved ticket is needed.
6)Kamakura : One-Day Tour : Hase-dera Temple - Great Buddha Image - Tsurugaoka
7)Watching Morning Sumo Practice through large windows along roadside(7:30-9:30a.m)
8) Robot restaurant , The front gate of State Guest House
9) Kagurazaka walk tour( a mixed atomosphere of old and modern Tokyo, Geisha
Shindo St., Kakurenbo- hide and seek alley, many narrow back streets, etc.)
10) Deep Shinjuku tour
11) Unique architecture in Tokyo (selected by overseas architects /TV program).
12) Are you interested in Snake Cafe, Cat Cafe, Owl Cafe or Maid Cafe ?
13) Nikko tour (You cover the guide's transportation cost.)
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Nakaya san is an excellent guide.
He is courteous, knowledgeable, flexible, patient, fluent in English and fit.
I can recommend including the visit to the cultural center to do swordsmanship or kimono wearing.
Would book again.