🇯🇵🏯🙌 Tokyo Centre: Discover the origins of the city and the Imperial Palace

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Oca
Quality Verified Registered on November 09, 2022

Hi! I'm a city planner that gets to work on the most amazing city in the world: Tokyo! I guide architecture students and visiting professionals to discover the culture behind modern Tokyo by diving deep into its origins. Join for a unique tour full of history, culture, Japanese trains and bizarre vending machines!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Get ready to travel through time on this walking tour of Tokyo's Central district! From its medieval roots as a castle town to its modern skyscrapers, this area is a unique blend of Japanese and Western architecture.

Our journey will take us through time, from Marunouchi's medieval roots as a small castle town, its key role in Imperial Japan, and well into the modern skyscrapers topping the sky.

We'll start our adventure at Tokyo Station and end at the Imperial Palace, the residence of the Emperor of Japan. Prepare to be amazed by the stunning gardens and grand architecture that surround you!!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    1-chōme-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City,...
    1-chōme-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
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    The meeting point will be the entrance of the Tokyo Station Gallery located at the Marunouchi North Exit (outside the gates but inside the station building)I will be the long-haired male wearing a blue and pink backpack and a high-visibility band

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Tokyo Station
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hibiya Park
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ministry of Justice Red Brick Building
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Imperial Palace

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jorge 04 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Flexible y pragmático. Muy interesante, se nota que ha convivido durante años con la cultura japonesa.
Miguel Angel 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Tour fantástico y guia increíble, Oca nos ha enseñado todo sin prisas, bien y detalladamente todo explicado Imprescindible para conocer Tokio
Pradeep 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
all amazing and had a lot if energy to explain all to us . really impressed
Kasturi 23 Jul 2023

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
I actually did Shibuya with Oca and missed out on attending this one - he was fabulous on that tour, so certain that he would have been the same here. Thanks for your energy, enthusiasm, positivity, friendliness and openness, Oca!
Leticia 26 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Hemos tenido la GRAN suerte de pasar todo un día con Oca y salir con una visión totalmente diferente y especial de Tokio. Inicialmente solo íbamos a hacer un tour y al finalizar ese seguimos directamente al siguiente (con derecho a compartir la comida con él en un local super rico y de buen precio - que seguro no habríamos encontrado por nosotros mismos). Los dos tour son muy distintos y uno acaba complementando al otro. Particularmente nos gustó mucho el Nihombashi ya que vimos más de cerca un barrio más local y menos turístico. Y la cereza del pastel fue que después de los dos tours Oca nos llevó por un largo - y especial - paseo por Ueno. No podemos estar más agradecidos. Fue todo genial!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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