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Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) Tours

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Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)
The Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) is the most important and popular Shinto shrine in Tokyo. Dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken, in 1926, the shrine comprises buildings of worship, gardens, and a forest where each tree was planted by a different citizen of Japan wanting to pay respects to the emperor. A highlight of the shrine is the Meiji Memorial Hall, where visitors find more than 80 murals dedicated to the emperor.

The Basics
As one of Tokyo’s most famous attractions, the Meiji Shrine features in most city tours, including both full- and half-day sightseeing tours of Tokyo, that might also include sights like Asakusa Temple, Senso-ji Temple, Harajuku, the Imperial Palace East Garden, and Tsukiji Fish Market. Entrance to the shrine is free, but you’ll need to pay a small admission charge to enter the shrine’s inner garden.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Meiji Jingu is a must-see for first-time visitors to Tokyo, especially those into religious or traditional Japanese architecture.
  • Visit the shrine as part of a private or small-group city tour of Tokyo.
  • This is a sacred place so follow the rules of etiquette when visiting a temple.
  • Photos and video are prohibited inside the halls.
  • Bring along some mosquito repellent, especially during the summer months.
  • The shrine is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
The easiest way to get to the Meiji Shrine is by subway. It is a few steps away from the Harajuku and Meiji-jingumae stations.

When to Get There
The Meiji Shrine is open daily throughout the year between sunrise and sunset. From late May to late June, the shrine’s garden is at its most spectacular as its irises begin to bloom. If you’d like to see a traditional ceremony or wedding at the shrine, plan to visit on Sunday.

Festivals at Meiji Shrine
This popular shrine plays host to several festivals throughout the year, the biggest of which is Hatsumode. Commemorating the first visit to the shrine of the new year, the festival sees millions of people crowd into the grounds on January 1. The second Monday in January is Seijin-no-hi (Adults’ Day or Coming of Age Day), when costumed 20-year-olds come to celebrate their coming of age. Young children aged three, five, and seven enjoy their own festival here in mid-November to celebrate their growth and well-being.
Address: 1-1, Kamizono-chō, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan
Hours: Open Daily, hours change every month.
Admission: Shrine admission free. Other attractions within may have admission fees.
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Meiji Jingu Shrine Highlights Tour with National Licensed Guide

Meiji Jingu Shrine Highlights Tour with National Licensed Guide

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Japan is known for its spectacular temples, and this tour helps you see a more peaceful side of Tokyo—Meiji Jingu Shrine. Exploring the shrine with a guide ensures you won’t make any cultural mistakes, and you’ll be taught how to respectfully visit shrines. Discover more about the Shinto religion, and how to make prayers for success, happiness, or healthy relationships.
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  • 1 hour
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US$24.87
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1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

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Discover Tokyo's must-see landmarks on this full-day coach tour including a cruise along the Tokyo Bay. Drive past the National Diet Building and other major attractions en route to the Imperial Palace East Garden for a stroll. Then explore the sights of Asakusa, including Senso-ji Temple, with commentary from an audio guide. Hop aboard a short cruise on Tokyo Bay. Opt to include a buffet lunch if you’d like, with views of the Bay and the Rainbow Bridge from your seat.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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US$119.36
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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

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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).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$220.14
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US$220.14
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Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide

Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide

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Discover Tokyo accompanied by an experienced, private guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese capital. Navigate the city's complex, yet efficient, subway system with your guide as you visit famous sites including the outer Tsukiji fish market, the traditional town of Asakusa, the Meiji Shrine. Stroll down Takeshita Street in Harajuku — home to Japan's youth and pop culture, and indulge in lunch on route (depending on option selected). This private tour can also be customized to suit your interests.
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  • 2 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$157.00
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Private tour - All

Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!

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First-time visitors to Tokyo who want a comprehensive overview of the city will love this handy private tour. Experience both modern and ancient Tokyo at attractions like the Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace, and more. Foodies will be kept satisfied with lunch at the Tsukiji Fish Market, and shopaholics will love Asakusa and Ginza. Customize the tour to suit your needs.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$106.68
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Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour

Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour

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Get an intimate look at Tokyo during this bike tour. Discover the city’s hidden paths and top landmarks, cycling beneath the skyscrapers of Shinjuku to a local shrine and exploring neighborhoods like Ginza and Roppongi Hills. Pass landmarks like Meiji Jingu Shrine, Yoyogi Park, and the Imperial Palace before ending at the top of the 48-story Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. A guide, bike, and helmet are included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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US$89.52
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Freely set up plans Guided Private Tours in Tokyo

Freely set up plans Guided Private Tours in Tokyo

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A guided private tour that will make your tour time and itinerary the way you want! You can choose from 4, 6, 8 and 10 hours for the tour. It will tour 4 hours (2 places of tourist attraction), 6 hours (4 places), 8 hours (6 places), 10 hours (8 places). You can choose from Tokyo's standard and popular attractions. Make it your own way! Destination list Tsukiji Outer Market,Senso-ji Temple,Tokyo Sky Tree, Ueno Zoo,Shibuya Scramble Crossing,Meiji Jingu Shrine,Tokyo tower,Shinjuku Gyoen,Owl Cafe,Hedgehog Cafe,Hamarikyu Garden,Imperial Palace. This is a private tour using public transport. You will receive an email after booking your tour from this web page. Please reply to the email with the tourist sites (destinations)you want to visit. For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.72
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Tokyo Private Tour by Car / Van - Guide Option Available

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Tokyo Private Tour by Car / Van - Guide Option Available

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Skip the hassle of waiting for others and spending too long at places of little interest on this private tour of Tokyo. In the company of just your party and a driver, you have the flexibility to customize your time to your own interests. Enjoy hassle-free pickup from your hotel and explore Tokyo at your own pace, spending as long as you wish at such landmarks as the Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace, and Tsukiji Fish Market.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$377.97
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US$472.46
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Tokyo Private Food Tour: From Ramen Bars, Vending Machines To Cat Cafes

Tokyo Private Food Tour: From Ramen Bars, Vending Machines To Cat Cafes

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Go beyond the typical dining establishments frequented by tourists and get a real taste of local life on this guided food tour in Tokyo. In the company of a local host, discover local ingredients and dishes you have never heard of, and visit eateries you'd never find on your own. Eat your way around the city, visiting 6-8 different places that might include from side street yakitori, tiny sushi joints, and lively izakaya, while your host shares insights into Tokyo food culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$164.43
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Tokyo Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Tokyo Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$101.95
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Meiji Shrine and Tsukiji Sushi Making Private Tour

Meiji Shrine and Tsukiji Sushi Making Private Tour

You can enjoy a guided tour only with your family and friends. This is a Tokyo tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour includes Sushi making experience, Tsukiji outer market, Meiji Jingu Shrine. Enjoy the famous shrine , Sushi making experience and traditional fish market with knowledgeable explanations by professional guides. Let's make sushi with a professional sushi chef in a long-established restaurant! For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 6 hours
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US$264.21
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Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Tokyo

Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Tokyo

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Spend a morning or afternoon sightseeing in Tokyo by comfortable coach. Select your departure time then motor past multiple landmarks, such as the National Diet Building, and stop to explore significant sites including the Imperial Palace East Garden and Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa. Your Tokyo tour includes round-trip transport and headsets so you can clearly hear your guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.63
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Tokyo Private Tour to Learn History and Shinto

Tokyo Private Tour to Learn History and Shinto

A professional guided private tour where you can explore ancient temples and shrines and learn about Japanese history, culture and Shinto. Not only for adults but also for learning about different cultures and history of children. A majestic atmosphere, ancient Japanese architectural techniques, colorful and delicate sculptures and decorations will also make you admire. The destinations for the tour include Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine and Nezu Shrine. During the tour, use the public transport such as the subway. Including hotel pick up. Check the Inclusions, what to expect section at the bottom of this page for more information on the tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$159.79
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Private tour Tokyo - The Harmony of Modernity and Tradition

Private tour Tokyo - The Harmony of Modernity and Tradition

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An intimate walking tour is the perfect way for your small group to experience Tokyo. Make the most of your time as your private guide takes you to the attractions on your list and shows you sights most tourists don’t get to see. Enjoy the pace of a walking tour that showcases the diversity of Tokyo, from its high tech present to its traditional roots. Customize the tour to your must-see locations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$292.18
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Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto

Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto

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Shintoism is an ancient religion that originates in Japan. On this tour, you’ll gain a better understanding of Japanese culture, and religious beliefs by exploring the city with a Shintoism expert. By traveling with a guide, you won’t have to worry about navigating, and you’ll learn things that you wouldn’t find out otherwise. It’s ideal for travelers with limited time as you’ll see three shrines on one tour. As you explore the shrines, you’ll learn how to purify yourself, pray for good fortune, and attract success.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.11
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One Day Highlights Tour of Tokyo including Shibuya Sky Tickets

One Day Highlights Tour of Tokyo including Shibuya Sky Tickets

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Enjoy a Muslim-themed tour of Tokyo during this 7-hour guided excursion covering some of the city’s top sights and Halal-friendly eateries. Absorb the historic architecture and elegant temples of the Asakusa neighborhood, visiting the renowned Senso-ji and a Japanese garden before enjoying a Halal-certified ramen restaurant for lunch (own expense). Spend your afternoon strolling among thousands of pedestrians at the famous Shibuya Crossing and exploring Harajuku’s Meiji-jingu shrine, finishing your day with ‘Salat’ (ritual prayer) at the country’s biggest mosque.Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 1,000 yen per person, per halfan hour, payable in cash.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$167.85
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Harajuku Kawaii Fashion & Pop-culture Tour

Harajuku Kawaii Fashion & Pop-culture Tour

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-Get insights into Harajuku pop-culture and fashion!- we'll head to a shopping street filled with Harajuku pop culture. Here, you can 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. -Enjoy a colorful lunch in the Kawaii Monster Café- 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! -Take a peaceful walk around Meiji Shrine- Meiji shrine is the embodiment of tranquility, with 365 different species of trees to be found among the 100,000 that dot the grounds. It acts as a relaxing contrast to the fast-paced, busy streets of Harajuku. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$93.10
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Private Custom Day In Tokyo: Secrets And Highlights Of The City With A Local

Private Custom Day In Tokyo: Secrets And Highlights Of The City With A Local

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Spend some time with one of our hosts exploring the neon-lit city of Tokyo together. Maybe you’d like to discover the highlights of the neighborhood you’re staying in, or simply stroll through the lantern-lined lanes of Tokyo’s older districts. Action-lovers might be keen to catch a sumo match, or alternatively, get sky high and enjoy sushi with a view. There's no place quite like Tokyo, trust us. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded local host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$167.04
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US$167.04
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Tokyo Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Tokyo Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$127.44
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US$127.44
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Tokyo in One Day! See 15+ Top Sights!

Tokyo in One Day! See 15+ Top Sights!

Tokyo is a vast city with plenty of exciting places to visit, so much so that you might feel a little overwhelmed at first. In that case, this fun-packed one-day tour is the way to go! During this tour, you'll visit over 15 must-see tourist spots, accompanied by a dedicated local guide. Marvel at the full view of Tokyo from meiji temple, walk around bustling streets of Harajuku and Akihabara, and let's not forget awesome food and drinks at a sushi restaurant and a lively izakaya bar! Since you'll be moving around the city by metro and on foot during this tour, you get to know your way around the city quickly, making it a go-to first-day tour. This is also a great way to learn about Japan in depth, as the knowledgeable guide will give you a wealth of insights into Japanese society, culture, history, lifestyle, etiquette, way of thinking and much more. *If you have any food allergies, please let us know in advance. *Please wear shoes comfortable for long hours of walking.
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  • 10 hours
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US$116.38
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Private Customizable Walking Tour of Tokyo

Private Customizable Walking Tour of Tokyo

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Private Customized Walking Tours combine Tokyo’s must-see sights with hidden gems. Morning, afternoon and evening start times available. Choose your tour length; 4 to 8 hours. Our ethos is ‘like-a-local’. This is a culturally immersive walking tour, meaning that you will travel around Tokyo on foot and using the excellent public transport system….like a local! Throughout the tour you will learn about Japan’s culture, customs, history and local way of life. Feeling hungry? We’ll get you eating like a local too! Your tour is flexible and will be paced to your speed and requirements. Specialist topics of interests can all be covered; architecture, religion, politics, street art, general history, WW2 history, food, instagramable highlights, pop/movie/anime culture. Ideal for people with limited time, or those who want a comprehensive overview of Tokyo prior to exploring further on their own. Simply indicate your interests and enjoy an itinerary specific to you.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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US$202.18
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Travel Tokyo with Your Own Personal Photographer

Travel Tokyo with Your Own Personal Photographer

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Whether you are travelling solo, with your significant other, or with friends/family, it is always hard to get a spontaneous photo to truly capture the moment. Don't leave it up to a stranger on the street, let me show you some of my favorite spots around Tokyo whilst snapping some great shots along the way. Don't worry if you feel a little awkward in front of the camera - I will make you feel comfortable! (And we will walk around together as travel-mate! So don't worry!) This tour will show you some well-known spots plus some hidden gems around Tokyo. Just bring your smiles! If you have a Suica/Pasmo/Rail pass, make sure you have this with you. Please note this is a walking tour so please wear some comfortable shoes! *if you have any question about the photo-session, contact me thru whatsapp or imessenger
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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Tokyo Custom Half Day Tour

Tokyo Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Tokyo is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
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US$132.10
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US$132.10
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Tokyo Great Cycling Tour

Tokyo Great Cycling Tour

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The guided bike tour visiting the major tourist sites in Tokyo. We run 8 different routes and this is one of them suitable for the people who come to Tokyo for the first time and who is in good shape (as there are a few hills on the tour route).
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  • 6 hours
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Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) hours of operation: Open Daily, hours change every month.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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