What you'll do
We will collect you from Ikebukuro Station, where we will take a short fact-filled walking tour to a nearby private building, with 360° - 50th floor views of all of Tokyo. Once we have finished soaking in the amazing view and taking plenty of happy snaps, we head to a nearby play area, passing a beautiful park along the way, with flexibility to stop and play with the children. We will aim to arrive at the play zone for a one hour play session before lunch. After playing, and working up an appetite, we will head to a nearby popular restaurant. Reservations are a must, we will take care of that for you. The location is very 'kid-friendly' with a varied menu. During the tour, there will be plenty of time for conversation and questions about Japan, life in Japan, language, and any travel concerns you may have. Once lunch is finished, we will return you back to the station for our final experience, a sneak peak at the elaborate "Te-miage" gift giving culture of Japan, for a few 'Wow!' moments. We are a wealth of knowledge and have helped many of our guests with their Japanese travels, and assisting them wherever possible. I am sure we can help you too and have a lot of fun also.
Previously Airbnb super hosts, experienced tour guides and parents of a beautiful young boy with another along the way. Yuko was born and raised in the Ikebukuro area, and has specialized local knowledge of the area. Nick is an experienced tour guide and tourism coordinator from Australia. We have first hand knowledge of this often overlooked, but exceptional part of Tokyo, with private access to areas only locals can get to, we look forward to showing you around. We are avid foodies and love trying the many places in and around Tokyo to eat, come eat with us, the experts.
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Where you'll be
* Roof top view - Private access - residents only. 50th floor 360° views of Tokyo. * Give a tour of the area that once was the Sugamo Prison, one of the few sites in Tokyo that survived the war. Housed war criminals after the war. * 'Te-miage' culture tour, give insight into its bearing on Japanese culture and daily-life. * Every other location is open to anyone, but the play area and park are off the beaten tourist track of Ikebukuro.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. Tour is mostly walking - flat streets, but we don't go too far, and there are plenty of places to rest and stop, if required. About 3km of walking - spread out.
Tour is targeted at families, parents with young children. Other people are welcome, but we will focus on the children having as much fun as possible, while sneaking in as much adult fun as possible.
Family tour with view, play and lunch.
£33 / personNew experience
£33 / person