This will be a tour you never forget. You'll get to choose a costume from a wide selection of sizes and styles, based on comics, games, and anime characters. You won’t have to worry about getting lost, as your guide will lead the way, and give a full safety briefing at the start. Drive past top attractions such as Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Roppongi, and Shibuya Crossing. A fun and memorable way to tour Tokyo.
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.
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.
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.
See Tokyo like a local with this trip around town, complete with a local host. You'll get to visit many of the city's top attractions and off-the-beaten-track gems, with stops to eat and drink at local cafes. Your guide will also be on hand to give you advice and recommendations as you plan for the rest of your trip.
Tour Tokyo’s highlights in an unforgettable way—dressed up in costume, traveling by go-kart. Your tour is both fun and safe, you’ll get a safety briefing, and travel with a guide so you won’t get lost. During the tour, you’ll drive past many Tokyo landmarks such as the Gate Bridge, Odaiba, Tokyo Tower, Roppongi, and Shibuya Crossing. Get a souvenir photo of this magical tour to take home too.
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.
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.
Explore Akihabara in a unique and fun way—traveling in a go-kart dressed as a character of your choice—from comics, to games, or anime. No need to worry about getting lost, as you’ll have a guide to lead the way. It’s the perfect way to spend time in the fresh air, and see multiple sites in a short space of time, such as Rainbow Bridge, Asakusa, Tokyo Dome, Imperial Palace, Sky Tree, and much more.
Learn the ancient arts of the ninja during this fun-filled introduction to key ninja techniques, culture and weapons. Get suited up in an authentic ‘ninja gi’ outfit as you begin your mental and physical training with an instructor in the ways of the ninja. Among the skills you’ll learn during your session are meditation and ‘Kuja-kiri’ (well-wishing), the ‘Embu’ (ancestor dedication) and an introduction to ninja weapons like the blowgun and ‘shruiken’ (ninja star), among others. You’ll also gain a newfound appreciation for key ninja philosophies like protecting others, community and freedom and have plenty of time for photo-taking at the end.
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.
Savor authentic Tokyo food on this "izakaya" tour of Sangenjaya, a vibrant neighborhood that’s away from the city tourist trail. You’ll tour the Japanese pubs, known as izakaya, where after-work drinkers and friends go to socialize over local snacks and beer. Giving you an insight into Tokyo culture, the experience is perfect for those looking for a taste of local life with delicious Japanese food that won’t be found on any tourist menus.
Embrace your inner samurai during this immersive 1-hour swordsmanship and shuriken workshop in Tokyo. Under the guidance of a trained professional, you’ll learn traditional warrior stances such as Hasso, Johdan, and Gedan and practice sparring with a partner. Your instructor will also explain the history behind samurai swordsmanship and its role in Japanese culture. The class will be offered in a traditional ‘dojo’ and you will use a real wooden sword as you learn.
Embrace Tokyo’s weird and wonderful side on a private go-karting tour of Akihabara, perfect for travelers seeking an alternative sightseeing experience. This custom tour allows you to select your own start time, duration, and itinerary, and lets you explore downtown Tokyo with a local guide. Plus, you can choose to wear costumes of your choice. Please note, a Japanese driving license or international driver's permit is required.
Enjoy a memorable rickshaw ride through the streets of Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s most picturesque and historic neighborhoods, on this easily-customizable, private tour offering several different ride lengths. Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable dedicated driver peddles you past some of the city’s iconic sites, lovely gardens, towering skyscrapers, and historic shops, passing cherry and maple trees as you go. It’s a great way to take a relaxed, informative, ride through this atmospheric area of Tokyo.
You’ll explore Shinjuku with one of our friendly hosts, sampling different varieties of Japanese rice wine - better known as sake! Whether you’d prefer a tiny izakaya (traditional Japanese bar, which actually means ‘stay in sake shop’) or a standing bar (a tachinomiya) where only 10 can squeeze in at a time, the choice is yours! Discover the different temperatures, varieties and ways of enjoying sake with your host!
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 host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll 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.
Refine your cooking skills and enrich your knowledge of Japanese cuisine during a kaiseki ryouri (haute cuisine) cookery class in Tokyo. In a small group, limited to a maximum of 10 people, prepare up to eight different dishes featuring Wagyu beef, Japanese vegetables, and traditional seasonings. Then, sit down to feast on the fruits of your labors, accompanied by sake and green tea.
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.
In 4 hours, you will experience Japanese culture and hospitality at home. Experiences include origami, handmade udon, Japanese food, sushi and tempura. Experience matcha and Japanese sweets after meals. We make with you. Drinks (sake, beer, shochu and soft drinks) are free. As a souvenir, Keiko writes your name on colored paper in calligraphy. Through this experience, you will become a member of your home (homecoming TAKA) and make friends all over the world. The next time you visit our home, we welcome you as a family!
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.
From scenic harbor views and tranquil temples to neon-lit amusement parks and buzzing neighborhoods- there's so much to see in Yokohama and while it is impossible to see it all in half a day, with one of our hosts by your side you certainly can try! You could discover the historic Sankeien Garden or seek your thrills at the neon-lit amusement park of Yokohama Cosmoworld. Wander the winding alleyways of Chinatown or eat the best ramen in town at the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum- the choice is yours.
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 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.
Master the basic techniques of Japan’s most famous food during a 3-hour sushi making class in Tokyo. In a small group limited to eight, you’ll prepare sushi fillings and toppings, such as fish, soup stock, and sushi rice, before rolling three varieties of sushi. Then, feast on the fruits of your labors accompanied by grated wasabi, miso soup, and green tea.
Have an authentic Japanese experience by trying on a traditional Kimono. You won’t have to worry about wearing it the wrong way, as a Kimono fitting is included. There are plenty of different styles to choose from, so you’ll have the flexibility to choose your favorite design. See Tokyo highlights while dressed in a Kimono, and then have a photoshoot at Shibuya crossing. You won’t forget your day as you’ll get a souvenir photo at the end.
Learn to make two styles of sushi during a cooking lesson that ends with a delicious sushi lunch. Your sushi chef-instructor shows you how to prepare ‘gunkan maki’ and ‘nigiri’ sushi with simple utensils that help you easily make sushi. Hear insightful commentary from the instructor throughout the lesson, then enjoy the meal that you helped to prepare. Upgrade your experience to include a sake tasting session (additional cost).