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Tokyo Private Guide Tour for Family with Kids

Looking for private guide for your family trip to Tokyo?

Japanese local mom, Miyoko might able to make your Tokyo visit easier, and memorable.

Overview

  • Short-time private guide by Miyoko (Native Japanese)
  • Specifically best to families with kids aged 0 to 12
  • Fully customized
  • Duration: 2–6 hours
  • Date,Time,Schedule : Decide through discussion
  • Walking tour, basically using public transportation
  • Language : English

Who is your guide, Miyoko?

Hi I’m Miyoko, writer of this blog, living in Tokyo for almost 20 years & raising child in central Tokyo.

I know Tokyo well especially kids-friendly places from my own experiences. ( include bad&good) .

I started this informational blog about 6 years ago to help mom&pops who are struggling at new city just like me (especially for non- Japanese mom&pops – there were so limited information in English at that time ),
and then started rental stroller businesses about 5years ago, from my reader’s request.

After meeting with many wonderful families from overseas – Now I am ready to support a little deeper in parson as private guide.

Miyoko is …

  • Mom of 7yo daughter
  • Born in Iwate prefecture
  • Living in Tokyo for almost 20years
  • Spend 1year in Vancouver (2001)
  • Traveled more than 20countries with backpack (Europe, Australia, Asia, USA etc. )
  • Writer of “Traveling Tokyo with Baby/Kids
  • Interior-Coordinator, Interior-Planner, Furniture procurement specialist

Introduction page


What’s good about this?

  1. Kid-Friendly Itineraries, & Flexible : This would be flexible based on the mood and conditions of your little kids, ensuring they remain happy and engaged throughout the tour. also no worry about finding diaper changes area & sudden toilet call.

  2. Fully Customized by your interests: I understand that every family is unique. We’ll discuss in advance about what interests your children and where the parents would like to visit.

  3. Miyoko knows well : Miyoko would provide valuable advice about shops where you can buy what you want, delicious food place, as well as the quickest routes for moving around with a stroller and young children.

  4. Short-term, between 2-4 hours : Spending just a few hours together on the first day can be quite beneficial. For example, navigating from the maze-like Tokyo Station to the reserved hotel, accompanying shopping, and experiencing the best of Asakusa, Odaiba, Shibuya, and Ginza. You can decide how you’d like to spend it.

  5. Save valuable time : By obtaining various information from me about Japan, the efficiency of your future stays in the city will be enhanced.

  6. (Option) Baby stroller rentals : Single-seaters, double-seaters, to accommodate different family sizes ( Reservation required in advance )





Sample plan ideas

  • Visit Tokyo’s famous spots smoothly
  • Shopping support for something good only in Japan.
  • Shopping support for Kids clothing, toys, mom’s & Dad’s anything.
  • Support smooth transfer from Tokyo station to your hotel
  • Short tour to your desired place – Tsukiji, Harajuku, Asakusa, Kapabashi, Akihabara, Shibuya, Tokyo tower, Skytree?

*Important Note – As a personalized tour, the sites you visit may differ based on your interests and preferences.


Price

Start from 10,000 yen / 2hours (Up to 6hours)

2 hours 10,000yen
3 hours15,000yen
4 hours 20,000yen
5 hours25,000yen
6 hours 30,000yen

*Up to 8people in group (please let me know if it’s over 8)

*Cash payment only
( Timing : when you done private tour )

*Basically we enjoy inside central Tokyo area.

*If you would like to meet at airport, need additional fee 10,000yen for Narita airport, 8,000yen for Haneda airport.

*For Stroller rental option, Please see detail HERE


Service Details

Transportation

  • Public transportations (Subway, train) and walking
  • If your kids have difficulty in walking, we might use taxis.

Departure and return

  • Start : at your Hotel, or anywhere in central Tokyo
  • End : Anywhere we decide

What’s included

  • Private Guiding Services

What’s not included

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks
  • All Transportation costs
  • Admission tickets to any facilities & attractions
  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities

Optional

  • Rental Stroller (please see here for details)
  • Picking up at airport (discuss details by your request)

Things I can not do

  • Babysitting
  • Booking/Purchasing any ticket like Disneyland/Disneysea, Universal Studio Japan, Ghibli Park/Ghibli museum, Legoland Japan, The Making of Harry Potter, etc. ( Reservations to be made by the individual themselves )
  • Driving for clients (for safety reason)

Cancellation policy

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 6 hours in advance of the start date&time of the experience.

Terms & Conditions

Please read through Terms and Conditions.
At the time of reservation agreement, it shall be deemed that you have agreed to these Terms and Conditions.

—> Terms and Conditions

Additional information

  • After your inquiry, you will receive a short questionnaire to tell us more about your interests and preferences. You will be matched with a like-minded local host based on your responses.
  • Confirmation will be make after our discussion via mail
  • This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it was raining, I can offer different places.
  • When cancellation occurs due to unavoidable circumstances such as illness, terrible weather, please inform us in advance. You’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • If it’s weekend, my daughter might join to the tour – if only your kids are ok with it. (she is 7yo, friendly character)





Reviews from my clients

I am so grateful to meet each of my dearest clients family, and very honored to receive reviews from them.

Please see here for review details :

REVIEW of Traveling Tokyo with Kids (Link to Google Map Review)

*It’s include rental stroller reviews.

Thank you very much especially J.L. san for opening up this opportunity…!!


Inquiry for reservation

Please fill in this form for inquiry. ↓

I will get back to you after checking schedule, as soon as possible.

  • Your inquiry at least 5 days before your desired day&time is appreciated as we need to set up timing & details via mail.
  • If you have any question or concern, please also let me know.
  • If you could not get reply from me in 3 days, it could be any e-mail server trouble. In that case happened, please re-send the mail to re-conform.
  • Sorry if your requested date was already full…

Others

Why I started this service

I have met many families from overseas through my baby stroller rental businesses.

During these period, I’ve received many questions like

“Could you provide private guiding services? We are not sure if other group tour would be enjoyable for my kids… “ 

I also understand later that many visitors have struggled about transportation system in Tokyo, caught up in the heavy crowds, hard to find baby/kids-friendly restaurants etc… then I thought I could have saved their day much better.

So, I decided to launch this service it little by little.

I hope I can be your strong local supporter through our meetings.


My Instagram

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FAQ

Q1: How much cash do I need if we go out for half day tour?

→ A : As average, estimated local cash needed : 4,000~5,000 Japanese yen per parson / adult
[Sample Details]
– Public transportation fee: approx. 1,000 yen /person,
– Your meal: 1500 to 3000JPY depending on your preference
– Local street foods : 600yen-1000yen /person

Q2: Do I need deposit for booking?

→ A : No, you don’t need it.

Q3 : Can I see Miyoko’s Certifications?

I have certifications of “Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor” published by ANTA (All Nippon Travel Agent Association).
Although it’s in Japanese, I can send you the document sheet if you would like to check in advance.

Q3 : What’s the recommendation in Tokyo ?

For examples …

  • Indoor : Visit Unique Museums Tokyo exclusive
  • Outdoor : Explore Tokyo’s parks and gardens
  • Animal Encounters : Zoo, Aquariums, Animal cafe
  • Find favorite Characters : Pokemon, Ghibli, Hello Kitty, Naruto, Dragon Ball,,, other many anime characters, or robots.
  • Experience Japanese cultures together : Kimono, Matcha, Temples, Sushi, Sake, etc.

We’ll discuss later via direct mail depends on your family’s interests.





Alternative Private guide tour in Tokyo

Here are some other alternative services ideas.

I suggest to check them and decide what is the best for your family.


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me anytime.
I hope your family trip to Japan would be wonderful !


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