I'm just starting to plan our trip to Japan. We have our flights purchased and started booking our hotels. The travel agent I'm working with has put together private tour packages. The packages have priced out much higher than I thought. We are from the US, only speak English, and have never traveled to Japan. Here is an example of two days of tours the company has put together for us:
Imperial Palace Plaza
Tokyo National Museum
Tsukiji Fish Market
The Tokyo Tower
Boat Cruise on the Sumida River to Asakusa Temple
The Ghibli Museum
Ginza shopping area
My question is do we really need a private tour guide? Or can we easily get at taxi to the attractions and visit on our own?
Is it too much to see in one day?