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Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hase Temple, & Komachi Street Tour

1. Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hase Temple, & Komachi Street Tour

Kamakura was the ancient capital of Japan and now a major day trip spot both for Japanese and foreign tourists. Start your tour in Tokyo so you do not need to worried about transportation from/to Tokyo! Take the JR train forabout 1. 5 hrs and Eno-den, the local lovely train in Kamakura. The Great Buddha is the second largest Buddha in Japan and surprisingly it is located in open air! Hase temple is famous for flowers especially hydrangea so you can enjoy various flowers in season. There are also many interesting Budda, Kannon, and gods of wealth so you can make a wish to be rich! For lunch, you can eat typical local foods there. Kamakura is famous for seafood but if you do not like it, other food can be arranged based on your request. Then visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and enjoy shopping at Komachi street. If you would like to stay longer for shopping after the tour, you can. If you would like to visit other places like Hokokuji temple with its bamboo forest or Enoshima island, plans can be changed.

Tokyo: Ramen Tasting Tour with Local Ramen Guru

2. Tokyo: Ramen Tasting Tour with Local Ramen Guru

At 3 award-winning ramen shops, sample 6 completely different mini bowls of delicious ramen. These are approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of the size of full ramen bowls, which allows you to eat a great variety of ramen on your tour. Choose 6 from a selection of 11 ramen mini bowls. Learn all about ramen, from its history to its preparation. Discover a different ramen topic at each of the shops, via colorful handouts and visuals.  The tour will take place in three unique Tokyo neighborhoods, including Shibuya. At shop 1 sample light fish ramen and learn about ramen origins and types. Head to a cozy little ramen shop with unique fish-based ramen that you would not find outside of Japan. At shop 2 savory curry ramen and learn about ramen preparation. Have perfectly balanced curry ramen with flavors that you will never forget. At shop 3 sample a fusion pork ramen and learn about ramen trends and the future for ramen. These are perhaps the best bowls for photographs. Enjoy this fun and delicious fusion tonkotsu ramen. 

Tokyo: Shinjuku and Shibuya Night Photography Tour

3. Tokyo: Shinjuku and Shibuya Night Photography Tour

Explore the electric nighttime atmosphere of Tokyo during this 2.5-hour night photography tour. Learn from a professional photographer guide how to capture the light trails of traffic with the neon signs and of the vast metropolis in the background. Wander the neon-tinged streets of Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Shibuya, learning tips for composition, framing, and timing along the way. Wander through the neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku after dark, receive photography tips and insider knowledge from an expert guide. Explore the area of Kabukicho and Memory Lane. After getting your fill of colorful Shinjuku’s traffic and back alleys, journey by train to the nearby Shibuya where you'll end your journey at the famous scramble crossing.

From Tokyo: Private Historical Day Trip to Kawagoe

4. From Tokyo: Private Historical Day Trip to Kawagoe

Meet your host in Tokyo and travel back in time to visit Little Edo, a reference to the grand, feudal Tokyo of old times located less than an hour north of the city. 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. Discover the relicts of the Japans Edo era and take in museums and the fascinating culture in Kawagoe. Here Japanese history and culture have been preserved in the shape of traditional wooden buildings, fascinating museums, and a festival that celebrates the glory of past eras.  Explore Kita-in Temple, where you find a room that once formed part of Tokyo’s iconic Edo Castle. Witness the power of the annual Kawagoe Festival when locals go to the streets on extravagant floats to celebrate the arrival of summer. If you’re not lucky enough to see it live, you can get a taste at the unique Festival Museum.  Marvel at the remnants of the centuries-old castle town preserved along the modern streets. Your host will help you navigate colossal stone walls to discover the Toki no Kane bell tower, a local icon.  Discover a world of sweet delights in a rustic setting at Penny Candy Lane. Wander along Kurazukuri Street where traditional, charcoal-tiled buildings offer a unique glimpse into the past. Your host will show you how to eat local delicacies like a boiled eel and if you are open all kinds of quirky sweet potato-infused treats before you head back to Tokyo.

Highlights of Tokyo Private Tour with a Licensed Guide

5. Highlights of Tokyo Private Tour with a Licensed Guide

Start by visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market. See a busy market with lots of fresh seafood and also try foods you have never seen before. If you would like to, you can also enjoy a small breakfast. Next head to the Meiji Jingu Shrine, one of the biggest in Tokyo. If you are lucky, you might see a traditional Japanese wedding. After the shrine, stroll around the Omotesando and Harajyuku shopping areas famous for teenage pop fashion. You can have lunch there or in Asakusa later. In the afternoon, visit Asakusa where a big Sensoji Temple is located. There are many shops called Nakamise so you can enjoy shopping typical Japanese souvenirs. If you need more shopping after the tour, you can stay in Asakusa.

From Tokyo: Private Day Trip to Nikko

6. 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.

From Tokyo: Private Scenic Day trip to Kawaguchi-ko Lake

7. From Tokyo: Private Scenic Day trip to Kawaguchi-ko Lake

Meet your guide in Tokyo and take the train to Kawaguchi-ko, famous for hot springs, museums, cherry blossoms, and views of the iconic Mt Fuji. 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. Begin your day in the resort town of Kawaguchi-ko by bathing in a local hot spring (known as onsen). Soak any stress away in the healing waters before heading to the Maple Corridor, which boasts beautiful red and gold maple leaves in autumn. Climb up the Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway for views from 1,075 meters above sea level. Follow your guide to offbeat spots such as the Fuji Omoro Sengen Shrine or Tanuki Tea Shop. Found atop Mount Tenjo this offers a new perspective of Mount Fuji. See popular attractions such as Kubota Art Museum and learn about the ancient art of fabric dying. If you need a snack before heading back to Tokyo, your guide can advise on the best houtou noodle restaurant with great views.

Tokyo: Harajuku Highlights and Meiji Shrine Private Tour

8. Tokyo: Harajuku Highlights and Meiji Shrine Private Tour

Discover the cultural center of Tokyo on a tour of Harajuku. Start by exploring the Meiji Shrine, set in beautiful gardens. Continue to Takeshita street to taste delicious sweets at the Totti Candy Factory, and experience kawaii youth culture. Take a break in Urasando Garden, before visiting the fashionable Omotesando area. Escape the bustle and head to Uraharajuku, a quiet neighborhood, to browse its boutiques. Admire antique art objects at the Nezu Museum, and relax in the Japanese garden.

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You will be hard pressed to ask a question that Frank will not be able to answer, he’s an incredible fountain of Ramen knowledge and the places he brought us were delicious. He has crafted a tasting experience that’s goes from exceptional to complex (in the best way possible). You will learn so much about Ramen your brain will be exploding as much as your gut, cause you’ll eat more Ramen then most people do in a week over a few hours. Highly recommend you do this.

Outstanding.

One of the highlights of our trip to Tokyo. My wife and I took this tour as we consider ourselves foodies and low level ramen enthusiasts....it did not disappoint. Franks passion for Ramen was infectious and is what separated this tour from other food tours we have done. The food selection was amazing and we most certainly did not leave hungry sampling 11 bowls between us over the three hours. Definitely recommend.

SUPER INTERESTING

Our guide Frank organized a great ramen tour with us (we were only lucky enough to be 2) in which we visited 3 different ram shops and each received the necessary information from ramen without going into theory too much Preparing no ramen yourself is well explained how to prepare it. A really successful, excellent, information-rich tour for absolute ramen fans or for those who want to become Mike & Vasco

Great food and fantastic guiding

Frank is an interesting guy that is very much into Ramen. He gave us good background story and told us about the basics of Ramen. We got to taste about ten different soups and felt that we got great value for money! Highly recommend!

Great tour guide with excellent English, very accommodating. Pleasure to work with. Highly recommend