5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

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  • Location:Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:4 or 8 hours

Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Discover Tokyo at your own pace on this 4- or 8-hour private, custom tour with guide. Design a tour that’s perfect for your interests. There’s a world of options, including the fish market at Tsukiji, the city’s temples and shrines, shopping excursions and food or sake tours. Your private custom tour includes a guide, entrance fees at select attractions, snacks, round-trip transport from your hotel with meet-and-greet and a car (for the private transfer option), or public transport (for the public transfer) and optional lunch (for the full-day tour).


  • Customized private tour of Tokyo
  • Let an experienced guide help you create a half-day or full-day sightseeing itinerary
  • See city attractions like Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, or discover Tokyo neighborhoods, depending on your interests
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (if full-day tour selected)
  • Explore the city by train and subway, or upgrade for transport by comfortable, private vehicle

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What You Can Expect

Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Create your dream tour of Tokyo during a 4- or 8-hour private, custom tour with a guide. Whether you’re into food, Japanese culture, history, shopping or something more specific, you can design an exploration that’s right for you.

Select your desired tour length of either a half-day tour (4 hours) or a full-day tour, (spanning 8 hours) and how much sightseeing you’d like to fit into it. The choice is yours, ranging from leisurely walking tours, utilizing Tokyo’s excellent public transport system, to an upgrade with  private vehicle to whisk you between the city’s top sights. 

Read below for some potential options you might visit during your custom designed trip.

Customer Reviews

Brittany T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Phenomenal experience, so glad that I invested in this tour for my only free day in Tokyo during a business trip! Sylvia was wonderful it was like having a friend show me the sights of her hometown. Thank you!

Stephen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I would definitely recommend the private custom tour Tokyo in a day. Especially if you are short on time as I was, only three nights in Tokyo. My tour guide Meg was great, it was more like a friend showing me around the city for the day. Awesome time in Tokyo, can't wait to go back to Japan.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Lot of walking. 25000 steps. That's the hard part. But our guide was simply superb. She knew the books and crannies of Tokyo. The itinerary was customized right at the start of the day. We had delicious hot ramen at a noodle bar. Great coffee on a cold morning in a scenic cafe at Akihabara. She shared a lot of history related to the Meiji shrine and the Asakusa area. Much better than a bus ride sightseeing.

Navpaul G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was EXCELLENT. Meg was an unbelievable tour guide, so helpful and fun to be around.

We were able to choose where we wanted to go, adjust our sights based on weather/timing restrictions, and she was very accommodating. If you are in Tokyo - you MUST use this private tour service.

SueLyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Meg is an outstanding guide. She is very knowledgeable, fun to be with, and considerate of the client's wishes and comfort. I did not feel rushed by her in anyway. I wish I could have afforded to have her guide me a second day.

Maria Eugenia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour, efficient and energetic guide who was really sympathetic! Would recommend !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Meg was terrific. We felt like we were family members who she was showing the sights. She was knowledgeable, friendly and very easy to be with. Her understanding of Japan and its culture greatly enhanced our enjoyment and we learned a lot.

Janice H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The day tour in Tokyo was simply wonderful. Our guide Yuka was great. There were 7 of us and the tour took us through great places with sufficient time to see things.

Working with Meg at Viator was a delight. She was very helpful. I would use and recommend Viator to friends and family!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is a great one day tour to know as much as you can in 1 day in TOKYO and Sylvia is a great tour guide with great English and experience.

Gregory D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Meg, my tour guide, did a great job of tailoring a tour to my tastes and interests. I would highly recommend both the tour and tour guide!

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