Kantō Region
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From Tokyo: Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

1. From Tokyo: Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

Depart by bus on a full-day trip from Tokyo to see the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji.  Board the ornately decorated pirate ship for a cruise on Lake Ashi, formed by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. Gaze out at the surrounding greenery and the idyllic views of Mount Fuji. See the landscape from another perspective and ride in a cable car on the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley. Take in the panoramic views of Hakone from above. Learn more about the region's nature and traditions. Opt to try the local delicacy, Kuro Tamago, black boiled egg, which according to local legend will extend your life for seven years.

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Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

2. Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

Be picked up from your hotel, relax in a chartered car, and explore the city at your own pace with a friendly chauffeur on a completely customizable day tour. If you are not sure what you want to see, you can choose the default itinerary. Choose to explore the sights on your own, or select the option including an English-speaking guide. With the set itinerary, be picked up from your accommodation within Tokyo's 23 wards at 9:00 AM. The first stop is the Asakusa District where you will see Tsukuji Market, Sensoji Temple, and the Tokyo SkyTree. Afterwards, see the Imperial Palace before traveling to Ginza and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Visit Harajuku Takeshita Street and see Japanese street culture for yourself. Go to the Shibuya Area and witness the famous scramble crossing. Enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo Bay in the futuristic area of Odaiba before being dropped off at your hotel or place of your choosing within the 23 wards at 8:00 PM.  Suggested places to visit include the Traditional Cannon Shrine in Asakusa, the Giant instagramable Kaminarimon Gate, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and the fancy Ginza area. You could choose to walk through the beautiful Imperial gardens, enjoy the magnificent views from Tokyo Tower or Skytree and stroll around the futuristic Odaiba area.

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Tokyo: Imperial Palace Walking Tour with Local Guide

3. Tokyo: Imperial Palace Walking Tour with Local Guide

Meet your guide at Otemon Gate, the main entrance to the palace. From there, explore the East Garden situated to the east of the Imperial Palace, where you can visit facilities such as the Imperial Tokagakudo Music Hall and the Museum of Imperial Collections.  Continue exploring Kitanomaru Park, home of the Nippon Budokan Hall; and Kokyo-gaien, large outer gardens to the southeast of the Imperial Palace. Learn about the palaces history from your licensed guide as you explore this natural beauty.

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Tokyo: Full-Day Japanese Garden Private Guided Tour

4. Tokyo: Full-Day Japanese Garden Private Guided Tour

Discover the traditional and historic gardens of Tokyo on a fully customizable tour. Visit various gardens arranged various styles with native and non-native plants. Start your day by meeting your guide at your hotel or chosen location, then choose the gardens you wish to visit depending on your preferences. Example 6-hour Itinerary: Meet your guide at your hotel in Tokyo and first visit the garden of the Imperial Palace. Enjoy a stroll through this typical stately Japanese-style garden. Next, move to Meiji-Jingu Shrine then visit a quiet garden with a charming teahouse and pond. Have lunch in Harajuku where you have a lot of choices of food. Take a short train ride and arrive at Shinjuku Gyoen Garden which is one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo. Explore a vast park with a variety of different sections including a typical Japanese garden, a formal French garden with roses en masse, and an English landscape garden. Choose to visit other recommended gardens such as: • Koishikawa Korakuen Garden • Hama Rikyu Gardens • Yoyogi Park • Rikugien Garden • Ueno Park • Koishikawa Botanical Garden • Kiyosumi Teien Garden • Former Shiba Rikyu Gardens • Nezu Museum • Happo-en Garden

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Tokyo: Private Cherry Blossom Experience

5. Tokyo: Private Cherry Blossom Experience

Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. To begin your experience, you’ll need to first buy your picnic. Together with your host you’ll visit an impressive local department store where you’ll head straight to the “Depachika”, the incredible underground food halls that can be found in most Japanese department stores which are a paradise for any foodie. You'll browse the aisles, being amazed by the incredible food such as sushi, bento boxes, and Japanese sweets. You can also taste sakura mochi, which are traditional spring sweets which you’ll find in almost every wagashi shop in Tokyo at this time of year. They are delicious pink rice cakes wrapped in sakura leaf and the classic cherry blossom season sweets. Next, your Host will take you to a park such as the Shinjuku Gyoen National Park which they will choose according to where the best blossoms are. The dates of the cherry blossom season vary each year, so your host will choose a park based on where the blossoms are in full bloom and at their best. You will likely arrive before midday in order to secure a good picnic spot, as it can get extremely busy. You can choose to stroll along the Meguro River, wandering along the canal and appreciating the beauty and tranquility of the trees along the water’s edge. You may also like to stay in the park and make the most of your spot under the sakura. You will see some of Tokyo’s iconic hanami spots such as the Sensoji temple and the beautiful Meiji-jingu Shrine, which are even more breathtaking at this time of year.

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Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

6. Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo is so beautiful, and even more so in the evening when lanterns and lights turn the tree-lined streets into a magical fairyland. Nakameguro is a trendy, beautiful neighborhood, very famous for its 2 kilometer route along the Meguro River/Canal. This entire route is lined with cherry trees and it must be seen in person to really get a feeling for how beautiful the sakura (cherry trees) are. Join this tour walking along the canal and around the vibrant restaurant and shopping areas. Taste local treats and beverages, explore the history of the district and finish up with dinner at an amazing Udon noodle based pub that features local seasonal dishes, Japanese rice wine and other of course amazing handmade noodles.  Sakura season is short, about one month from the first tiny buds to the finish of the season with the peak time lasting only two weeks. It is impossible to predict exact dates each year but this tour will be offered during the time period most famous for the Hanami celebrations. With your guide, learn about the area, the meaning and reason behind the sakura season, and taste local specialties that are bound to be pleasing to the eye and to the palate.  Nakameguro is a very fashionable district with many small boutiques, and during the sakura season, there are lots of stalls selling yummy snacks and street food. 

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Tokyo: Meiji Shrine Walking Tour with Local Guide

7. Tokyo: Meiji Shrine Walking Tour with Local Guide

Explore the Meiji Jingu Shrine with a guide who holds the Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. Issued by the Japanese government, this license requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. Meiji Jingu Shrine is located in the heart of Tokyo’s metropolitan area and is rich in natural beauty, with over 100,000 trees donated from all over Japan. From your guide, learn about the Shinto religion and how to respectfully visit Japanese shrines. This shrine is known as a “power spot”, or a place with strong spiritual energy. Throughout your visit, you can offer prayers for happiness, success, or healthy relationships.

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From Tokyo: Private Day Trip to Nikko

8. From Tokyo: Private Day Trip to Nikko

Travel to Nikkō and enjoy the small city nestled in the foothills of gigantic, snow-capped mountains north of Tokyo. Meet your host in Tokyo and head to your destination on the Tobu Railway Limited Express.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Immerse yourself in centuries of Japanese culture and see two grand mausoleums and an array of Edo relics adding to Nikkō’s rich history. Visit the Buddhist temple of Rinnō-ji and Toshogu Shrine, a 17th-century treasure with a stunning five-story pagoda, that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  You can take a trip up to the mountains, which are home to Nikkō National Park. It is one of Japan’s most spectacular protected areas, where Lake Chūzenji drains through Kegon Falls, a 97-meter natural marvel. With your host by your side, lace-up and tackle some of its mesmerizing walking trails, some of which lead to hidden waterfalls and secret Shinto shrines. Once you leave the forests, before heading back to Tokyo, quiet the tummy rumblings at a local eatery, and crunch down on some yuba, or tofu skin, a local delicacy, and wash it all down with some locally-brewed sake.

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Tokyo: Shinagawa Temples and Gardens Private Walking Tour

9. Tokyo: Shinagawa Temples and Gardens Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour with an expert guide through the peaceful and narrow streets of the Shinagawa district. Discover hidden temples, traditional gardens, and gain an insight into ancient Samurai culture. Start from Shinagawa station, one of the busiest stations in Tokyo, and head off to a city district famous for its contrasting landscape consisting of high-class residences and vast Japanese gardens and temples. Follow your guide on a wonderful walk exploring old, picturesque narrow streets. Experience a sense of tranquility as you stroll through different gardens, where there is something special to see every season. Admire the beautiful bonsai landscapes in Happo-en, a garden whose name means "beautiful from every angle". Along the way, feel free to stop for a snack or drink at any of the cozy cafes. Gain a better understanding of samurai life as you visit a unique temple, which is a hidden gem only known to a few locals. Learn about warrior loyalty and transcribe sutras (ancient text) in a memorial hall.

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Roppongi: Private Cultural Walking Tour with Viewpoint Stop

10. Roppongi: Private Cultural Walking Tour with Viewpoint Stop

Walk around Roppongi, the city known for its vibrant nightlife scene. Your expert guide will show you around some of the best art and culture locations including impressive architecture sites, rich nature spots, and cultural museums. There are many global companies, international shops, and unique places to dine. You will be guided through Roppongi from day to night and at the end of the day, your guide will recommend a great place to eat.

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What people are saying about Kantō Region

We did a sightseeing tour around Tokyo, visiting Meiji Shrine, Imperial palace, Akihabara and enjoying a lovely dinner in Tokyo City. Our driver Bhalil spoke English well enough to give us great advice. He was kind, respectful and helped us enjoy a great day. Thank you for helping us enjoyed our first time in Tokyo!

I would highly recommend this company. Our group was picked up by our driver who was also our guide. He helped us organized our customized tour, suggested great restaurants and filled our day with activities...in other words, he spoiled our group. At the end we were dropped back at our hotel very happy and satisfied.

we had a great day, Bhatti our driver/guide picked us at our hotel on time and he drived us to all our requested destinations and brought us back to our hotel after our tour

The guide & Driver (Aadil) was very good. Multi Lingual and having good knowledge. Car was excellent. Overall trip was very good.

Our driver accommodated our requirements very well .