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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including Lunch

Experience the magic of Studio Ghibli during an enchanting tour to the Ghibli Museum and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain insight into the history of the magical movies during the comfortable journey to Mitaka, and then set out to explore the Ghibli Museum independently. Convenient transportation from Tokyo is included on this tour, as well as entrance fees. On Mondays, your visit to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum will be substituted by a visit to Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple.Please note: The order of the tour itinerary will be changed from January 2019. You'll visit the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum after lunch first, and then head to the Ghibli Museum. Time at Ghibli Museum will be extended to 2.5 hours.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Manga Lesson with a Professional Japanese Manga Artist

Learn to draw manga from a professional manga artist in Nakano. During this class, use the manga tools provided to you, such as screen tone, manga pens and ink and manga paper. Whether you're just starting out or a practicing manga artist who would like to hone your skills, the instructor will tailor their teaching to your skills. Take home your completed piece of art as a souvenir.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience with a Calligraphy Master

Learn the traditional art of Japanese calligraphy, called ‘shodo,’ in Tokyo. Under the expert eye of a master calligrapher, you’ll practice using the tools of the trade: brushes, ink and paper. Settle into a quiet studio, where the ambiance encourages a contemplative mindset, and try your hand at writing Japanese characters in an artistic style once indispensable to nobles and samurai.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Gallery hopping in Tokyo: Ginza-stylish architectures and hidden charms

It would be easy to visit famous museums like MORI ART MUSEUM on your own, but how about small but nice art galleries hidden in a town? Actually so many galleries reside in Ginza approximately passing through Such galleries are really entertaining modern art works while appreciate stylish architectures on our way. Such galleries just want to nurture artists or introduce their works, so no admission fee is required. surprised to discover unexpected Ginza!If you like, I can also take you to shops selling Japanese pottery, cloisonne, swords, paper, stationary and so on, since Ginza offers almost everything you want!Let's enjoying exploring Ginza together!Note: Each gallery shown in the magazine can be closed irregularly between exhibitions. I select several galleries which are open on the day.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Tour - Explore Modern and Historic Art in Omotesando

Art lovers visiting Tokyo—this is the tour for you! Save hours of research time and get a guide’s shortlist of modern and historic art spots in Omotesando. Explore multiple neighborhoods including Harajuku, and Aoyama, and stop off at museums, attractions, and exhibitions along the way. Highlights include visiting Ota Memorial Museum of Art, Design Festa Gallery Harajuku, and the Spiral Garden.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Private Tour - A Tour of the 'Must-See's in Akihabara

Check out the quirky Tokyo enclave of Akihabara, where Japanese otaku (obsessional geek culture) rules the streets. As you explore with a local guide during a private tour, you’ll gain insight into Tokyo’s love of anime, maid cafes, games, and electronics. Visit the cafes and shops that the locals go to, and have ample time to browse for souvenirs through the tour. Be sure to bring cash to cover your transport and entrance fees.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Create Japanese name just for you

Watch as a professional calligrapher inks your name in ‘kanji,’ the characters used in modern Japanese writing. After finding a suitable name based on your personality and other factors, the calligrapher performs this age-old tradition called ‘shodo.’ This 15-minute experience takes place in Asakusa and includes your framed name wrapped in traditional Japanese cloth — a perfect souvenir to take home!
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  • Flexible
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Flexible
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Private Tour - From the Classic to the Secret Photo Locations in Shinjuku

Tokyo’s Shinjuku district is home to the world’s busiest train station, so it can be overwhelming as a visitor to find your way through the crowds. This tour is your shortcut to finding the best photo locations in Shinjuku. You’ll discover secret spots that you wouldn’t find alone, as well as the classic sites, such as the Godzilla statue, and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Deck. Traveling with a guide means you’ll learn about the area’s history as you explore.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Film Portraits Photowalk in Japan

Avoid the hassle of taking selfies during your adventures in Japan, and opt for a higher quality, more professional option. This photowalk not only helps you uncover interesting places to see in Tokyo, but you’ll also enjoy the rare opportunity to have photos taken with a 40-year-old film camera that are developed by hand in a dark room, and then sent over as digital scans.
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  • 150 to 210 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.00
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  • 150 to 210 minutes
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Samurai Calligraphy Class

Immerse yourself in Japanese calligraphy, an art form practiced through the centuries by samurai and nobles. Calligraphy is considered by many to be the supreme art form, more able to express the highest thoughts and feelings than words. Learn the fundamentals, including how to hold a brush, how to write characters, the meanings of characters, and your name. Take your work home as a souvenir.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Tour - An Exploration of Tokyo Station's Labyrinth

Even for locals, Tokyo Station is a notoriously difficult place to navigate. This private tour, however, unravels the mysteries of its layout and introduces you to the fascinating history behind the station, as well as its important sites and exclusive souvenir shops.
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  • 180 to 210 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 180 to 210 minutes
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Japanese Calligraphy Experience with a Professional Shodo Master in Tokyo

School yourself in the fine art of Japanese-style ‘Shodo’ calligraphy during this class with a professional calligraphy artist. Try your hand at the Japanese versions of this uniquely artistic writing style, learning how to write your own name as well as the meaning behind each ‘kanji’ (Japanese alphabet) character. Best of all, you can select a special ‘data included’ option, providing you with a computer file you can use to reprint your calligraphy work on other items like t-shirts or mugs.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

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Be a real Tokyo local! Exploring trendy places tour with a young local.

Be a real Tokyo local! Exploring historical / trendy places tour with a young local. (6 hours)I want to have friends living in Shinjuku area for over 25 years I'm so familiar with Tokyo and its "complicated transportation system ". So you do not have to worry about anything, just trust me!Please select two or three places:- Meiji Jingu in Harajuku (Imperial shrine)- Tsukiji Fish Market. * You can eat fresh sushi and lots of street food.- Tokyo Tower or Mori Tower or Tokyo Sky Tree.- Ginza (Famous shopping street for high-end fashion and food)- Harajuku (young people's fashion district) * I can take you to secondhand shops in there.- Akihabara (Japanese anime and game district)- Shibuya (the Busiest City in Tokyo, young and trendy district)* You can request places which are not on the list above! Let me know your preference!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Tour - A Special Tour for Stationery Lovers

Nobody makes stationery like the Japanese do! Travel to Japan and go stationery store hopping for high quality Japanese stationery in Omotesando. Visit ASOKO and Tokyu Plaza along with many other recommended stationery stores!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Bustling streets of Tokyo - 1 Day customizable Private Tour

Set off towards the Tokyo area after being picked up at your hotel.Make the first stop at one of Japan's most busiest area: Shibuya. Go to the famous scramble crossing. It's exciting just trying to cross over the Shibuya scramble crossing. Continue on from Shibuya and proceed to the Harajuku area. You can go to the Takeshita streets. There are many fashionable shops and cafes. In Harajuku, you can see people dressed in creative, cool, and sometimes crazy outfits.After this, head to the bustling streets of downtown Shinjuku. Take your time to have a look around the Japanese traditional Izakaya(pub) on the Kabukicho street.After arriving at a sightseeing spot, you will be exploring the place on your own. The driver will be giving simple instructions such as departure time and other practical information.If you wish to have an English-speaking guide accompanying you throughout the whole day, please select the 'Tour Guide' option when making a booking.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Guided Tour of Seikado Bunko Art Museum and Futako-Tamagawa Area in Tokyo

First of all, please check Instagram: #wasabijpwalk  #wasabijpwe are "wasabi experience project"This project provides Japan's carefully selected superb experiences.Join this 3-hour walking tour of Futako-Tamagawa, one of the most popular shopping districts in Tokyo, accompanied by a knowledgeable and engaging museum guide who is fluent in English and Spanish. Explore the town that combines modern sophistication with a good-old Showa feeling, and enjoy precious works of art including national treasures at Seikado Bunko Art Museum. Discover Tokyo’s hidden attractions you can’t find in your guidebook!
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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Tokyo Private Tour: Lighting craft experience & Tsukiji sightseeing Plan

This tour allows you to tour Lighting craft experience & Tsukiji sightseeing with your own car.In addition, English correspondence is possible.Without the heart of the word, you can enjoy the whisper.In addition, Wi-Fi and translation tools are fully equipped in the car. You can use it free of charge.※ Experience fee and meal fee will be charged separately. Please pay directly and locally.【Schedule】-----------------------------------9:00 Pickup HotelYuu Kobo(180min)Tsukiji(110min)16:00 Dropoff Hotel※Some time will go back and forth.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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Expert Led Private Tour of Tokyo's National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum is one of Japan’s largest museums, and home to over 110,000 objects. Its huge size can make it overwhelming as a visitor to shortlist the best things to see, so have a stress-free visit by exploring the museum with a guide. An expert in Japanese art and history leads the way, and provides fascinating insights about the museum’s best artifacts. See Meiji paintings, scrolls, woodblocks, and more at this incredible Tokyo art museum.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Kabukicho Night Play Tour

・ Characteristic and interesting attendant・ We can drink delicious liquor・ You can drink sake・ Can experience Japanese culture・ We can enjoy Japan more・ A place where you can only guide you・ I can show off to my friends・ We can have a very enjoyable experience
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  • 180 to 210 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 180 to 210 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Essential tour for fashion and art in Tokyo for 6 hours with local lunch

It is time-efficient tour for first visitors in Tokyo. You can enjoy fashion street from teens to adult in Harajuku, Omotesando and Aoyama area. Also you can taste sweets and foods in street like a crepe, a cotton candy, a shaved ice and ice cream and so on.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Tour - A Day in the hub of Contemporary Art, Kiyosumi-shirakawa

Enjoy a wander around a unique town filled with fancy shops!Travel to Japan and visit Kiyosumi-shirakawa in Tokyo. Stroll around the area, popping into its number of art galleries and shops that sell unusual and unique products!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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J-Rock Tours

This is one and only tour that introduce cutting edge Japanese music liveshow.I'll show it that you can't find by yourself.I'm familiar with many Japanese famous musicians personally so none of tour guide in Tokyo never can do like this.You can find entirely unique,different experience in this tour.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Robot cabaret show and Asakusa Private Tour

You can enjoy a national qualification guided private tour only with your family and friends.You will enjoy your day at your own pace.It is a tour using public transport.The departure of this tour is in the 23 wards of Tokyo. Hotel pick up included.This tour itinerary includes Sensoji Temple (Asakusa temple) and robot cabaret show.Enjoy the famous temples in Tokyo while listening to the historical and cultural details of the guide. The robot show can be enjoyed both visually and aurally. It's a tour that will make you feel that time is going too fast!For more tour details, please check the inclusions and what to expect section of this web page.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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YES, VEGAN! Shibuya Crossing Lunch Tour

YES! Vegan tour brings together both amazing vegan food and unique spins on otherwise touristy places during this three-hour walking tour. Take a stroll with us through the legendary Shibuya crossing and snack your way around the funky and trendy back streets of Harajuku! Our mission is to bring you to the most local & authentic VEGAN spots! In this experience we will:-Eat a traditional Japanese lunch at a true local gem-Find out the secrets to the crazy expensive fruits here in Tokyo-Join the scramble at the world's busiest intersection!-Take in the madness from a view above the rest, plus enjoy an original Japanese treat!-Stroll through the hip and trendy backstreets of the famous Cat Street-Munch on the most wonderful vegan donut
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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