Private tour

Tokyo: Customized Private Tour with a Local Host

4.6 / 5

62 reviews

Activity provider: City Unscripted

Tokyo: Customized Private Tour with a Local Host

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 72.33 per person

Discover Tokyo with a local host and see the landmark attractions and some hidden secrets on a private and personalized itinerary. Make a new friend in the city and get recommendations about what to see and do.

About this activity

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Duration 3 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests
  • See the main attractions such as Shibuya and Asakusa
  • Discover off-the-beaten-path locations known only to locals
  • Focus on the things you enjoy with a personalized itinerary
  • Get recommendations on places to eat or shop
Full description

Join a 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 may choose to explore Tokyo’s high-energy central districts like Shibuya, the iconic area known for its dining, shopping, and entertainment, or venture further into Harajuku, a neighboring district renowned for its cutting-edge street and sweet street food. Then travel back in time to explore 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.

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 popular Ueno zoo, all found inside the sprawling 150-year-old Ueno Park.

Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the activity provider's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

Includes
  • Pick-up from your hotel, if within reasonable distance
  • Drop off at a place of your convenience
  • Private and personalized itinerary
  • Meet-up with a local host
  • Advice on booking tickets, attractions and venues as required
  • Walking tour. Other transportation can be arranged for an additional cost
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to attractions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Transportation, unless requested

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Saya Christina was our host and she was amazing and our 10 & 8 year old boys fell in love with her. Saya was very knowledgeable and helpful with teaching us our navigation skills needed to get around to other activities after our time with her. We had such a good time at the Shrine and then visiting Harajuku and the Totti Candy factory. We finished our tour at the Shibuya Crossing and watched some people on a Mario Cart tour. I highly recommend using Saya she’s very fluent in English and is awesome with little ones. Thank you Saya for an amazing morning!

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December 25, 2019

Saya was a friendly local guide who gave a good overview of the local sights visiting Meijii shrine, Akihabara, Shibuya and Shinjuku. It was great to learn to use the train system before embarking on the rest of our trip. She gave us great food recommendations and found this a excellent way to begin our time in Tokyo.

December 6, 2019

It was a great day with Misha.She met us at our hotel with a plan which we were happy with.It was great that she got us our Suica card and showed us how to navigate the JR train line.The sun was shining which was great not too hot so we did lots of walking. Fitness is needed to get the most out of this tour,even though we are a couple in our late sixties we are use to walking. Misha explained a lot about Japanese culture and customs so we had some lovely experiences there was eventime for me to quickly shop for my grandchildren Thanks Misha we both slept well that night

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October 10, 2019

Product ID: 95856