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Private Tour: Edokko Guided Tours of Tokyo

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Address: Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture
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First time to Tokyo? Let us show you around. We create personalized tours...

First time to Tokyo? Let us show you around. We create personalized tours for individuals, couples and small groups. What we are best at: cultural experiences such as Washi (Japanese paper making), tea ceremony and Aizome (traditional Japanese indigo-dyeing).

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Have a better understanding of Tokyo

We had been to Tokyo before but decided this time to learn more about this amazing city and culture. Ayako customised our tour to our interests and included some traditional... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2014
HappyFlaneur
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We had been to Tokyo before but decided this time to learn more about this amazing city and culture. Ayako customised our tour to our interests and included some traditional activities (tea ceremony) as well as walking around the old part of Tokyo, having lunch with the locals and answering our numerous questions about the Japanese way. We did a... More 

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Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

We have been to Tokyo many times and wanted to experience something different. We contacted Ayako and we planned a custom itinerary. Ayako is a very personable guide and we liked spending time with her. Like the other reviews said, she picked us up at our hotel lobby and we were off from there. Even though our trip was to... More 

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10 Thank arabellakline
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

I found Ayako Watanabe from reviewers at Trip Advisor and emailed to ask if she was available to guide us( walking tour, cash payment, up to 4 people) of Tokyo. Maximum time is 6 hours. I was very pleased that she was available, and we emailed back and forth to determine our itinerary. We paid her a base fee (... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

Tokyo is a city for experienced travellers since it is very big city and few people can speak english. I sent an e-mail to Ayako and she designed a custom itinerary for me. She was in our hotel`s lobby a little bit before the scheduled time and we began exploring the old and the new Tokyo for 6 hours. We... More 

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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

Our day with Ayako was the perfect first day in Tokyo. We had written back and forth about our interests, and she designed a custom itinerary for us that was a great blend of old and new Tokyo. We learned so much about Japanese history, culture and food. Our day included the Meiji Shrine, Ukiyo-e woodblock print museum, the Ginza,... More 

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4 Thank Bostonian23
Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

We arranged this tour before our trip to Tokyo. Ayako customized the tour to what we wanted to do for the day. Having a local guide made a huge difference. She not only explained everything to us, but was able to translate when we could not understand or read something. She is great at what she does and would definitely... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

We're so glad we made the choice to have a personalised tour with Ayako. Having a local to guide you around really makes such a difference, and makes for a much more intimate, immersive experience. Highlights included having Ayako translate for us at the Tsukiji Fish Market so that we were able to ask the father-son team who ran one... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Ayako asked about our interests and carefully tailored the day based on our answers. I was travelling with my two young teens and we had an unforgettable tour that included papermaking at a wonderful paper museum, lunch at a popular ramen restaurant, and travelling to various parts of the city we never would have navigated on our own. We really... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Edokko Guided Tours. Ayako is an excellent tour guide and is just great at what she does. She is very kind, thoughtful, well organized, and communicates very well. If you're thinking of going it on you're own or with a tour group, let me just say that you won't have... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

My father and I visited Tokyo at the end of February 2012. I have contacted Ayako well ahead of our arrival to Tokyo to set our itenary, once in Tokyo. Ayako's involvmenet in setting our common itenary was extremely helpful. Ayako will tailor made the content and length of the itenary based on your (not her) interests. This is by... More 

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