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Tokyo Imperial Palace Tours and Activities

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Home to Japan’s Emperor, the Tokyo Imperial Palace occupies the site of the original Edo Castle (Edo-jō), the Tokugawa shogunate's castle, which was once the largest fortress in the world. Located in the center of Tokyo, the palace is surrounded by moats and serene gardens.

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Tokyo Imperial Palace Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Tokyo Imperial Palace Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Take a short, value-packed trip to Tokyo Imperial Palace, accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Although Tokyo Imperial Palace is a required desitination if you're interested in the history of Japan, it can also be admired for its natural beauty as you stroll its wide grounds. Your tour will start by meeting your nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide at Otemon Gate, the main entrance to the palace. From there you will explore the East Garden situated to the east of the Imperial Palace. All of this and much more can be found on this historic site, formerly home of Edo Castle and the Tokugawa shogunate 400 years ago. 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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$24,50
Price varies by group size
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US$24,50
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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. See sights such as Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine and 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 the Japanese style 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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$124,32
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US$124,32
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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
per group
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US$157,00
per group
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$93,24
Price varies by group size
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US$93,24
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Tokyo Private Chauffeur Driving Sightseeing Tour - English Speaking Driver

Tokyo Private Chauffeur Driving Sightseeing Tour - English Speaking Driver

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Explore the best that Tokyo has to offer on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Choose from a set itinerary or customize your own with your English-speaking driver to see the locations of the most interest to you. Visit key landmarks like Sensoji Temple, the Skytree building, the Shibuya crossing and more as you listen to commentary about the history and culture of the city.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$537,98
per group
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US$537,98
per group
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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$76,51
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US$76,51
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Tokyo Private Tour by Car / Van - Guide Option Available

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$545,08
per group
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US$545,08
per group
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Private Tour - History, Art and Nature at the Imperial Palace

Private Tour - History, Art and Nature at the Imperial Palace

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This private tour takes you to many important places in Tokyo to experience incredible art, learn about Tokyo’s history, and appreciate scenic nature spots too. Save time planning your own itinerary and benefit from a guide’s expertise and local knowledge. The tour goes to the Imperial Palace, Wadakura Fountain Park, the National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery, Kitanomaru Park, and much more.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98,02
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US$98,02
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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$107,22
Price varies by group size
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US$107,22
Price varies by group size
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Tokyo Tours By Locals: Private & 100% Personalized- See the City Unscripted

Tokyo Tours By Locals: Private & 100% Personalized- See the City Unscripted

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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.  
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$181,68
Price varies by group size
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US$181,68
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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$98,76
Price varies by group size
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US$98,76
Price varies by group size
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Tokyo City Tour: Private Chauffeur Guide with Chartered Car

Tokyo City Tour: Private Chauffeur Guide with Chartered Car

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A chauffeured private tour is the perfect way to see Tokyo if you have a limited time or want to get your bearings in the city. Enjoy round trip transportation from your accommodation in a luxury vehicle. Relax on a full day excursion 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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1 099,72
per group
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US$1 099,72
per group
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$88,58
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US$88,58
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Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

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Get acquainted with a real-life geisha during a cultural experience in Tokyo. An intimate encounter designed for travelers interested in Japanese culture, this tour includes a geisha performance, traditionally featuring songs, dances, and games, and refreshments such as tea and sweets. Learn about the history of the geisha and upgrade to include lunch and unlimited drinks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80,27
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US$80,27
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Tokyo Private Short Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Tokyo Private Short Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Experience the top destinations of Japan’s capital city on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, customize the tour to suit your interests and learn about Tokyo’s culture and history with an experienced guide. Marvel at spots like the Tsukiji fish market, Takeshita Street, Meiji Shrine, and Shibuya Crossing, supposedly the busiest pedestrian crosswalk in the world.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$47,81
Price varies by group size
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US$47,81
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Tokyo Walking tour 6 hours (Tsukuji Fish Market, Asakusa, Ginza, Imperial Palace

Tokyo Walking tour 6 hours (Tsukuji Fish Market, Asakusa, Ginza, Imperial Palace

If you'd like to fully enjoy theTokyo, this private tour is the one you are looking for. In the morning, you will visit Tsujkiji, the world's largest fish market where you can enjoy watching and tasting a variety of seafood. After visiting Tsukiji, the tour will cover imperial palace, also known as the ruin of Edo samurai castle where you can feel the city with a history over 400. Then we will visit Ginza most prestigious shopping and dining district with department stores, high fashion boutiques, and many art galleries. Also included is Asakusa, the most popular touristic spot of classic Tokyo with Sensoji-temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo Let's fully enjoy the city like a local.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$284,25
per group
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US$284,25
per group
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121,93
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US$121,93

Private Tokyo Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized

Private Tokyo Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized

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Understanding Tokyo can seem like an impossible wish for foreign travelers. Take the mystery out of your visit on this guided tour with a local. Before your tour, your guide contacts you to get a feel for what interests you. On your customized tour, they take you to see the city's must-see sites, as well as underexplored local neighborhoods and hidden gems. Along the way, they share insights into local life giving you a better sense of Tokyo culture.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85,16
Price varies by group size
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US$85,16
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Walking Tours Tokyo with a Local Guide: Private & 100% Personalized ★★★★★

Walking Tours Tokyo with a Local Guide: Private & 100% Personalized ★★★★★

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85,16
Price varies by group size
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US$85,16
Price varies by group size
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Private Half Day Tokyo Tour with a Local: Highlights & Hidden Gems Personalized

Private Half Day Tokyo Tour with a Local: Highlights & Hidden Gems Personalized

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You’ll spend time with one of our hosts, uncovering Tokyo’s marvels as you explore the neon-lit city together. Every neighborhood in Tokyo has its own distinct flavor, so maybe try zoom in on one of these microcosms and absorb its unique sights and sounds. 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. 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$113,55
Price varies by group size
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US$113,55
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Adventurous Japanese Food Tour

Adventurous Japanese Food Tour

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Most culinary tours in Japan only cover classics like ramen and udon, but you discover out-of-the-box treats during this adventure lovers’ food crawl. Meet an expert foodie for a daring expedition through the savory streets of Ginza, packed with local eateries. Get a taste of only-in-Japan delicacies like blowfish (fugu) and horse meat, while also making time for standbys like sushi and yakitori.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$107,22
Price varies by group size
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US$107,22
Price varies by group size
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Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course Dinner

Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course Dinner

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Slip on a kimono and savor a multi-course kaiseki dinner while you’re entertained by a geisha performance. A host greets you at an authentic Japanese restaurant in Tokyo during this 3-hour evening experience. Settle in with a small group as you’re served traditional dishes and converse with the geisha who are trained in dance, music and the art of communication.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$282,67
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US$282,67
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Japanese Whisky Tasting Experience at Local Bar in Tokyo

Japanese Whisky Tasting Experience at Local Bar in Tokyo

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Learn the ins and outs of one of Japan’s most delectable spirits—Japanese whisky—during this small-group tasting experience. Join a private guide to drink like a true Tokyo resident at a locally-run bar, where you’ll get an insider’s run-down of Japan’s most esteemed labels. Enjoy samples that are usually costly and difficult to find, including award-winning bottles of aged whisky, in this under-the-radar watering hole.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$121,93
Price varies by group size
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US$121,93
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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$280,91
Price varies by group size
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US$280,91
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tokyo Imperial Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 101 Tokyo Imperial Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Tokyo Imperial Palace costs USD 11.19. Guided Tokyo Imperial Palace tours start around USD 11.19 per person. See all 101 Tokyo Imperial Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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