What’s the Tokyo City Guide Club?

What’s the Tokyo City Guide Club?

Tokyo City Guide Club is Non profit organization(NPO), which consists of volunteer members passed the examination of Tokyo city guide license. We walk around and guide spots in Tokyo. TCVB, Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau supports and authorizes us.

Gotokuji Temple in Setagaya, Tokyo

Tour style

Welcome to the Tokyo city guide club. We offer guide service according to your own request. We perform tour-guide only in Tokyo area for you to enjoy walking and experiencing Tokyo. It is possible to offer connecting several areas, such as Asakusa, Imperial Palace Garden and Meiji Jingu Shrine moving by Tokyo-Metro or by Taxi. In this case, you are requested to pay for the transportation expenses of the guide. If you have special interests such as temples, shrines, Japanese gardens, pop culture, please let us know. We will convey your order to the nominated guide who have sufficient knowledge which matches to your interest. Please inform us the details such as the purpose of the trip, how many people are joining, if children are included, etc. Please contact us from “Inquiry form”. TCGC is a Non-profit Organization. However, we and each guide need minimal amount to cover expenses of preliminary study. You are requested to pay for the expenses.

Guide Fee

■ Guide fee per guide is 4,000 yen for ”Regular guide” and 5,000 yen for “Long-time guide”
 ・Regular guide: within 3 hours (within 4 hours if lunch is included),
 ・Long-time guide: over 3 hours and within 5 hours
■ Guide hours: 9:00 to 17:00
■ One guide will guide up to 10 customers
■ Additional fee (when there are 11 or more customers per guide): 400 yen per customers for “Regular guide”, 500 yen for “Long-time guide”
■ Extra charge 1:Entrance fee for guide, transportation expenses for guide during the tour
■ Extra charge 2: Meal expenses when lunch is included in the guide time (1000 yen in cash or cover guide’s meals)
■ Cancellations are accepted up to noon two business days in advance. After that, the full amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

Sample Cources

COURCE 1 : Ginza & Asakusa

Ginza is a modern shopping district lined with department stores,world-class designer boutiques and well-established stores,while Asakusa exists with traditional culture. Ginza and Asakusa had developed during Edo period(samurai period). You can historically developed over the past 400 years.

COURCE 2 : The east garden of imperial palace and Marunouchi

The Imperial palace has been handed down from generation to generation for over 400 centuries by two main powers and authorities, the Tokugawa family and the Imperial family. Around the east garden of the Imperial Palace, you can experience traditional Japanese architecture along with moats and stone walls. As you leave the garden, you can simultaneously see a modern business district with various commercial facilities. The spectacular development of this area, which truly embodies the unique way Tokyo has transitioned from the Edo period to the modern times, will surely to impress you.

COURCE 3 : Meiji shrine and Omotesandou

In ancient Japan, the gods were believed to reside in the mountains, trees and all of nature. People beleived that there are eight million gods. We will take you to this oasis in Tokyo were you can experience such sacredness. Just a short walk away, in the mecca of pup culture, Omotesandou. You will be surprised that the hustle and bustle of city life can exist so near the quiet stillness of the forest.

COURCE 4 : Shinjuku

Shinjuku station is the largest in Japan and the busiest in the world, serving 3.5 million passengers a day. Here you can find the Tokyo Metropolitan building, along with an array of high-rise office buildings, symbolizing the rapid economic recovery which occurred after WWII. Additionally, you can see another aspect of Pre-war Japan by walking down a street lined with Yakitori stands and architecture that reminds people of the old days. We will also introduce an amusement and entertainment district, Kabukicho.

COURCE 5 : Tsukiji and Tsukudajima

The topography of the shoreline along Tokyo Bay is interesting because it has been changing since the Edo period due to ongoing land reclamation projects. We wii take you to fresh, lively markets selling various marine products, vegetables and kitchen utensils. Then crossing the Sumida River, you will find yourself in a series of small islands called “Tsukudajima”, some of which survive the big earthquake and WWII. YOU can witness a unique contrast between modern high-rise buildings and the old atmosphere.

COURCE 6 : Japanese Garden

Japan has four distinct seasons, all of which mark a unique(and often abrupt) change in the atmospheres of each town. Each season has its own set of festival and activities. In spring, the cherry blossoms are in bloom and it’s customary to sit in the park with your friends and observe the beautiful scenery together. In autumn, you can observe the vividly colored autumn leaves. Even the wintry Iandscapes are exceptional. We will introduce you to some Japanese gardens, where people so often fully enjoy each season.


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Toei Transportation Information

JR-EAST – East Japan Railway Company

Haneda Airport(Tokyo International Airport

Contact us

Tokyo City Guide Club  Inquiry form