Witness one of Japan’s most iconic cultural expressions at an exhilarating sumo tournament in Tokyo. Set the scene before the tournament by visiting the informative Sumo Museum to see fascinating collections of memorabilia then feel the energizing pre-match atmosphere on the subway as you ride to the ‘kokugikan’ (sumo amphitheater) to see a selection of atmospheric sumo matches. Enhance your experience by upgrading to include a delicious dinner of traditional Japanese dishes at a local restaurant.
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 outer 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).
Eat, train, and fight like a real Japanese sumo wrestler during this sumo demonstration and authentic ‘Chanko Nabe’ (hotpot) meal. Discover the history, training, and rules behind the typical sumo match as you watch real clashes. You can even try it yourself during a skirmish with a retired wrestler. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, dig into a tasty Chanko Nabe, a filling meal of hotpot, rice, miso, salad, French fries and more, used by these hulking fighters to gain weight. Admission to the demonstration and meals are both covered.
Take a deep dive into the world of Japanese seafood during this tour of the outer Tsukiji Fish Market. Rub shoulders with Michelin-starred chefs as they shop for ingredients at this sprawling, 80-year-old market for all things aquatic. Investigate the various stalls selling fish, shellfish, and everything in between, and sample Japanese favorites such as sushi, dried bonito, fresh Tuna, and sake. A local guide and all food on the tour are included.
Enjoy a full-day walking tour in Tokyo accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese capital. Visit famous sites including the outer Tsukiji fish market, Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, and the Meiji Shrine. Stroll down Takeshita Street in Harajuku — ground zero for youth and pop culture, then observe ‘The Scramble’ or Shibuya Crossing, billed as the busiest pedestrian crosswalk in the world. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 8-hour tour to your interests.
Seeking out the well-concealed back-alley bars of Tokyo's Shinjuku district is notoriously tricky for outsiders. Take the guesswork out of your trip on this guided tour that takes you barhopping to Izakaya bars in two different alleyways—a small group of no more than eight people means that you can easily access tiny bars with just a few seats. Between drinks and snacks (included) your guide shares insights into local culture in this atmospheric part of the city.
Get a taste of Japanese food and culture during this walking tour of Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Escape the tourist hordes as you eat like a Japanese local, sampling favorites like ‘okonomiyaki’ (savory egg pancakes), Wagyu beef skewers and more in the area’s off-the-beaten-path eateries and hangouts. Toast your adventure, and new friends, with an included glass of beer, ‘shochu’ (rice liquor) or soft drinks.
Orient yourself on your first day in Tokyo, and see the city through the eyes of a local. During this customized tour with your personal host, learn how to navigate and use Tokyo’s transport system. Choose from the city’s most famous attractions, or explore up-and-coming neighborhoods. Understand cultural practices, find the best places to eat, and get advice on Tokyo’s nightlife scene.
Combine the cultural delights and delectable bites of Tokyo on this 3-hour food tour of Japan’s capital. Accompanied by a guide, delve into the culinary scene of the city by visiting several popular bars and restaurants. Sample local specialties like succulent grilled meat skewers, sweet cakes and refreshing sake. Deepen your knowledge of Japanese culinary and cultural traditions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour limited to 12 people.
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Tokyo, covering its best gardens, temples, shopping areas and a Tokyo Bay cruise over the course of a day. Check out Meiji Temple, the city’s most famous Shinto site before visiting the Imperial Palace and Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist site, Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji). You also get to do some shopping in Tokyo’s Nakamise before enjoying a cruise on Tokyo Bay. This Tokyo excursion also includes a guide, coach transport, entrance fees, and lunch.
Take a closer look at the fascinating world of sushi, extending from the ocean to your plate, during this 4-hour sushi-making class and a visit to the outer Tsukiji fish market. Tour one of the world’s largest seafood markets with a guide as you learn how fish is caught, distributed, and sold. Then turn your attention to sushi-making, learning to prepare nigiri sushi with the help of a sushi master. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.
This tour starts from your hotel lobby. We on a luxury VAN pick you up to head to Toyosu Fish Market for watching the world famous Toyosu fish market.Our sushi mafia guide introduces the details of the activities take place there, having the access to the wholesale area, where only professionals masters visit to buy fishes and not open to public visitors. There we meet some fishmongers and have some time to talk about anything you will have in mind. After the Toyosu new market, our guide will lead you to the original site of the fish market: Tsukiji where old-good food stalls, lively shops and restaurants are operating in atmosphere of lively food market to walk around to sense the difference of two different markets. Then our guide introduces the best recommendation for breakfasting or lunching at the market.The course is about 2 hours of 7:00 am – 9:00 am and finishes at the market.
Step back in time to ancient Tokyo during this 3.5-hour exploration of the city’s historic Yanaka district. Discover a different side of the sprawling Japanese capital that dates back to its Edo period of the 16th through 19th centuries, admiring the area’s charming mix of temples, springtime cherry blossoms and timeless ‘reien’ (cemetery). A included guide will accompany you on your visit, providing additional details about Japanese history and local culture.
Ultra-modern Tokyo still holds many old-fashioned surprises when you know where to go. On this 3-hour walking tour in the Ningyocho and Nihonbashi districts, your local guide shares hidden gems such as long-established shops that carry traditional musical instruments and incense. Learn about classic Japanese art forms and see vendors with stationery, calligraphy materials, gold-leaf decor and more. You'll also taste some favorite snacks while exploring a lesser-known side of Tokyo, traveling with a small group limited to 12 people for a personalized experience.
Explore the electric nighttime atmosphere of Tokyo during this 2.5-hour, small-group evening photography tour. Learn from a professional photographer guide how to use a tripod to capture long exposures of traffic light trails streaming through the city. Wander the neon-tinged streets of Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Shibuya, learning tips for composition and technique along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for great shots and you’re sure to capture some great images of both the city’s iconic and lesser-known sights. This personalized, small-group excursion, limited to just 6 participants, also offers an optional tripod rental upgrade.
Raise a glass as you experience Tokyo’s legendary nightlife and make some new friends during this city pub crawl. Get off the typical tourist ‘trail’ as you down a few drinks at three local bars and clubs, choosing between Friday and Saturday night trip options. All venue cover charges, one ‘welcome shot’ per bar, special drink discounts, and unlimited ‘bottle shots’ in between bars are included.
Discover the history and traditions of Asakusa on a half-day tour of this older part of Tokyo. Get an in-depth experience as you ride through the district by rickshaw, then stroll along the main shopping street where you sample traditional Japanese snacks. Stop into the famous Sensoji temple, then head to Kappabashi Kitchen street. Finish the tour at a traditional restaurant where you learn to make okonomiyaki (savory pancake).
This half-day tour is an ideal choice for time-tight travelers visiting Tokyo. Avoid the hassle of navigating by having a private guide to take you around the city. A perk of the tour is that you won’t waste time going to sights that don’t interest you, as the route can be customized. A sample itinerary may include Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Shibuya Crossing, Takeshita Street in Harajuku, Imperial Palace, and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
Eat and shop like a Japanese local and immerse yourself in this food-themed trip inside both of Tokyo’s two famous fish markets, Toyosu and Tsukiji. Quite possibly the best places to get a sense of Japanese culinary culture!Meet up with your guide at your hotel or Toyosu Market where you will experience the energy and excitement of the early morning tuna auction. With all this walking, you learn about the market’s history and why many of Japan’s top chefs visit daily to pick up the freshest-quality ingredients. Luckily, you’ll be able to sample a tasty assortment of Japanese foodstuffs like sushi, Japanese omelettes, tea, sake, fried fish cakes, and fresh oysters to help fuel your exploration.After the tour, you can stay in the market to enjoy the rest of your breakfast or lunch at your leisure.Note*1: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
Take a fascinating 'deep dive' into Japanese seafood cuisine during this combination walking tour of Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and cooking class. Shop for the freshest ingredients amidst the labyrinth-style aisles of Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, showcasing everything from sushi-grade tuna to octopus tentacles. Then head to the largest gourmet cooking school in Asia as you learn to prepare traditional-style ‘washoku’ food items like sushi and a Japanese omelet. An English-speaking guide, transport, cooking ingredients and tools and lunch with a beverage are all included.
Harajuku is known as the center of pop culture in Tokyo.However, if accompanied by a guide, you can explore the most entertaining spots in the most efficient way. You'll be able to visit shops that are recommended by locals without getting lost in translation, and you don't need to worry about getting confused about where to go and what to try. You'll easily see the contrast of beautiful Meiji shrine with the trendy pop culture, all in only three hours. After having our peaceful walk in Meiji shrine, we will go to the Kawaii Monster Cafe, which is based on the concept of the Harajuku monster. Here, you can have colorful pasta and cakes, and, if you are lucky enough, you can also watch a fun, entertaining show performed by “monsters” in the cafe!Lastly, we'll enjoy not only shopping, but also fancy sweets like crepes, pancakes, and cotton candy. At the end of the shopping street, you can snap fun purikura (sticker photos) with your guide!
Feel like you’re big in Japan during this 2.5-hour tour of Ryogoku (sumo town) and the historic Asakusa district led by a sumo wrestler. Follow your hulking host as you check out the Ryogoku kokugikan sumo stadium, see where the wrestlers practice and visit a sumo goods shop. Then head to Asakusa, where you’ll check out the iconic Senso-ji temple, sample some snacks and shopping on Nakamise Street and much more. A translator and sumo guide are both included.
Enjoy an efficient, one-day tour of Tokyo accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will introduce both modern and traditional aspects of this dynamic Japanese capital.Due to the enormous size of Tokyo, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, a one-day tour would probably focus on one small area, which would still leave you in awe at the scale of the city. Tokyo is where you can experience both modern and traditional, and your expepienced private guide will help you efficiently enjoy a full day in this dynamic Japanese capital. Let us know what you would like to experience, and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
In this two-in-one walking and food tour, explore Japanese shrines and through Tsukiji Fish Market for seafood that has satisfied the Japanese palate for ages. Tsukiji Market, perhaps the most popular fish market in the world is filled with various seafood and fish from all around the world. Here, guests will have a chance to visit the outer market of Tsukiji and come face to face with Tsukiji's food. After sampling more than 5 of Tsukiji's greatest offerings, a local, knowledgeable guide will make this food tour a blast. After more and more food, their trip will end with a glourious seafood bowl with sashimi fresh from the market. Enjoy the food paradise with your local guide.