Tokyo: Meet Owls at the Owl Café in Akihabara
- Skip the line
- Duration: 1 hour
Experience an amazing close encounter with the natural world on a visit to an owl café in the Akihabara district of Tokyo. Avail of a 1-hour time slot, reserved for you, and spend precious time with the birds without having to wait in line. Upon arrival, the staff will take you to your reserved seats, where you can interact with the beautiful creatures up close. Touch the owls and feel their soft feathers following the instructions of the café staff. Learn how to communicate with the owls and hear what you should not do in order to protect their welfare. Take souvenir photos with a variety of owls, and decide which is your favorite! Say goodbye to the birds and make your way to the neighboring shop, where you are free to stay at your leisure.
Amazing place to visit! The staff is really nice and the owls are treated very well
Experience some of Japan’s most amazing flavors and develop a deeper understanding of why Japanese cuisine is so exquisite and unique. Learn about the food from the different regions of Japan, the process of how to make them and why they come from those areas. On this tour, you will visit 7 shops, each representing the different regions of Japan. Your experience will include a samplings of Dashi (Japanese soup stock), Tamagoyaki, (egg roll), Anago (saltwater eel), Kamaboko (fish cake) Katsuoboshi (fish flakes), satsumaimo (sweet fried potatoes) and Wagashi (Japanese dessert). You will enjoy exploring a special regional food shop and taste some amazing green teas from an innovative and yet traditional shop. Enjoy lunch with choice of soba, tempura and sashimi set, grilled fish, chicken sukiyaki in a very serene, authentic place. Next, you will enjoy an authentic Japanese must do”activit...
Get up close to the Sumo wrestlers of Tokyo with a morning tour of an authentic Sumo stable. See how the wrestlers start their training early in the morning, and learn more about the development of these athletes. Learn more about this uniquely Japanese sport from your knowledgable guide, who will teach you the rules of Sumo as well as the training and diet regimen that the wrestlers follow. You'll have the opportunity to see just how big these athletes are, and you may even get to chance to talk to a Sumo wrestler (not guaranteed).
Begin your tour with a local sweet treat from a shop that has been in the area for about 100 years. This charming location has a great friendly atmosphere and creates original snacks and classics with a twist found no where else in Tokyo. Next, head on to Jizo Dori - the famous local shopping arcade where you will have a chance to visit regional shops celebrating prefectures across Japan. Following that, stop at a famous temple to learn about this haven for older Tokyo residents who are still quite young a heart. As mentioned, the district’s popular 800-meter-long street is also affectionately known as the “Old People’s Harajuku”. This is done as a fun comparison to the Harajuku district’s status as one of Japan’s foremost youthful shopping and fashion destinations. Browse pickle stores, snack stalls, and interesting shops, and take in the local vibe on your way to a favorite spot for ...
Meet your guide, then set off on an adventure through Ueno, one of Tokyo’s most popular areas for sightseeing. Stroll through the bustling streets, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere as the locals go about their day. Start off with a walk around Ueno Park, famous for its cherry blossom trees. Admire the park’s many ponds, then stop by a historic temple and a shrine. Later, enjoy a visit to the National Science Museum. Arrive in Ameyoko, one of the city’s best shopping destinations. Wander around the many shops, and pick up a few souvenirs to remember your visit. There’s also time to grab a bite to eat, and sample some traditional delicacies. Throughout the tour, learn about local history, life, and culture from your guide.
Book this tour and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Tokyoite. He or she who will become your guide. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together anitinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. The day revolves around your wishes so ...
Enjoy a day out on the town feeling the breeze of the city from a custom-built go-kart. This tour takes you through the center of Tokyo, namely the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas, and allows you to experience Japan in a unique way. Before you begin the tour, you'll have the option to dress up in a costume of your favorite character. Then, zoom off into the Shinjuku area. Drive to see Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and then head to the iconic Shinjuku Love Sign. Zip along through the famous nightlife district area near Shinjuku Station and then to the shopping district of Harajuku. After that, head to one of the most iconic places in Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing. Return to the meeting point following Shibuya Crossing. Your guide will lead the way, so you don't have to worry about missing any important sights. They will also take plenty of fun photos of and for you during the experienc...
Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Japan’s electrifying capital city. Get a personalized tour of the city’s fascinating history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets – and a few off the well-trodden tourist trail. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. First, meet your guide at the 1300-year-old Sensō-ji temple, the oldest in the city, in the heart of the historic Asakusa district. Get a lesson in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist history, and see the awe-inspiring Asakusa Shrine, which honors the three founders of the Sensō-ji. Then, walk the traditional streets to the neighboring Ueno district, an old downtown area that’s home to several attractions like museums, historical monuments and the po...
Our guide was very knowledgeable , an Italian guy who has lived in Tokyo for several years, we had a day and he maximised our time. Super flex and always asked what next to make sure our family was enjoying the experience
Embark on this tour, taste some ramen, and experience Ikebukuro, one of the most distinctive ramen districts. Meet your guide and learn about the history and all the different types of this delicious meal. Your first stop will be where the original Tsukemen was invented. This ramen restaurant with its wooden vintage interior is a must for all ramen lovers. Learn from your local guide how ramen is ingrained in Japanese culture and enjoy a bowl of a classic Ramen. Your next stop is a rising star in the ramen industry. This restaurant is a relatively new ramen spot and offers uniquely crafted ramen. Choose between modern types of ramen and pick according to your taste. The final stop is a local, yet popular Tonkotsu ramen place. Tonkotsu ramen was created from boiling pork bones, this savory bowl is starting to become the 4th ramen after Shoyu, Shio, and Miso.
Depart by bus on a full-day trip from Tokyo to see the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. Board the ornately decorated pirate ship for a cruise on Lake Ashi, formed by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. Gaze out at the surrounding greenery and the idyllic views of Mount Fuji. See the landscape from another perspective and ride in a cable car on the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley. Take in the panoramic views of Hakone from above. Learn more about the region's nature and traditions. Opt to try the local delicacy, Kuro Tamago, black boiled egg, which according to local legend will extend your life for seven years.
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I met my guide at the designated meeting place near the station. She was early so we had extra time to get acquainted. I was the only on the tour so Kazumi was very flexible to my interests. She was informative, engaging, and warm - all along expressing her genuine love for the city and showing non-locals the insiders’ way around the market. She was prepared with literature, graphics and pictures. We had fantastic treats - exceptional quality of ingredients. I recommend this tour with Kazumi. One small recommendation: I would suggest shifting the tour time slightly to bridge the lunch time opening of some establishments in order to timely spread the tastings before, during, and after the lunch period.
Tour was fantastic! Naow was a great guide - informative, kind, great English, very helpful and went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed ourselves such as by being our personal photographer!! We were very lucky with the weather and had great views - would recommend checking the weather in advance to booking. Ps. At the lake, get bento boxes or the like from a 7 eleven and enjoy the views of the mountain whilst eating!! Better than the restaurant!
This was a wonderful day trip with extraordinary sights of breathtaking Mt. Fugi. Even though our driver Was limited English speaking, (private van tour) he was kind and caring beyond belief.
We had a fantastic tour with an extremely informative guide. Highly recommended and would happily take the tour again next time I'm in Tokyo.
The spots our guide took us to we're amazing. We took lots of pictures and hope to go back and see a few more.