• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 4 or 8 hours
From USD $ 115.49 View price calendar

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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 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).


  • Customized private tour of Tokyo
  • Let an experienced guide help you create a half-day or full-day sightseeing itinerary
  • See city attractions like Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, or discover Tokyo neighborhoods, depending on your interests
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (if full-day tour selected)
  • Explore the city by train and subway, or upgrade for transport by comfortable, private vehicle

What You Can Expect

Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Create your dream tour of Tokyo during a 4- or 8-hour private, custom tour with a guide. Whether you’re into food, Japanese culture, history, shopping or something more specific, you can design an exploration that’s right for you.
Select your desired tour length of either a half-day tour (4 hours) or a full-day tour, (spanning 8 hours) and how much sightseeing you’d like to fit into it. The choice is yours, ranging from leisurely walking tours, utilizing Tokyo’s excellent public transport system, to an upgrade with private vehicle to whisk you between the city’s top sights.
Read below for some potential options you might visit during your custom designed trip.


Customer Reviews

Tony C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This tour was exemplary- congratulations to Kazu our tour guide. A must for everyone on first day in Tokyo. You see the best sights, get advice from the tour guide on how to navigate the subway, learn about the culture, Kazu even helped us plan the rest of the week and booked us tickets. Kazu- great English speaking, knowledgeable, respectful, sincere guide who kept in touch by email to make sure we were ok for the rest of the week in Japan- congratulations Kazu and Viator- this is a must do tour!

Joel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

My 13 year-old daughter and I were going to be in Tokyo for a week, so we spent our first full day on this tour so we could get an overview of the city. Our guide, Akemi, met us in the lobby of our hotel in Shinjuku, went over the plan for the day (we had chosen 4 areas of the city from a list the tour company had sent prior to arrival) and off we went. We chose the “public transfer” option, which meant taking the metro, and Akemi made navigating the sprawling system easy. The day was incredibly hot and humid (95 degrees Fahrenheit, humidity to match) but Akemi bought us waters as needed and even bought us cool handercheifs to deal with the perspiration. She also bought us tasty treats that seem to be everywhere in Tokyo and we had a great lunch of noodles and miso in Akhihabara. Akemi was the perfect guide. She let us set the pace for the day and gave us great tips for getting around
Tokyo. She gave us just the right mix of history and culture and had a good sense of humor. This tour was great. My daughter said it was her favorite part of the trip so far (we also took the Viator tour of Mt. Fuji and Hakone with bullet train (another good tour), went to Kabuki-za, saw the Lion King (in Japanese) at the Shiki theatre, went to a Tokyo Yakult Swallows baseball game, and went to Shibuya several times, so that is saying a lot!). We highly recommend this tour and Akemi!

Kelley S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was an amazing tour - our goal was to go on an adventure so we left a spot open for our guide to pick. During the tour we had interesting conversations and ended up going to places we hadn't even thought of. He was amazing and definitely made the experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Kim was an excellent guide through the highlights of Tokyo in a day. We used all public transportation and walking to avoid traffic so we were able to explore many different parts of the city in one day. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and spoke beautiful English as she was born and educated in the USA.

Teresa E P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Excellent tour. My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city, and very open to setting a schedule that I would enjoy. Great communication ahead of my trip. She provided a range of options and I told her what I found most interesting. In the end, the day was really fantastic and we saw a lot. It was great having someone there that could answer my questions is realtime. Nice way to see the city.

Jeffrey m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was an excellent tour! Our guide talked with us and our teenagers to customize our tour. Everyone enjoyed the tour which included the Hama-rikyu Gardens, fish market, Akasuka Temple, Meiji Shrine, Rainbow Bridge, Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace, a tour of a 100 year old Meiji era official's home, and neighborhoods of Tokyo. It heightened our curiosity to discover even more. We especially enjoyed the history of the places we went to and the traditional tea in the Hama-rikyu Gardensand lunch in a 160 year old traditional sukiyaki restaurant. Our teenagers, who are retro gamers loved the little time out from historic places to visit a wonderful shop full of older game systems, games and related items. Mitch, our guide through Venture, was great!
Our driver was very professional and kept us supplied with fresh water and a comfortable ride.

Soraya P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A wonderful day! Aikame was friendly, flexible and informative. We saw wonderful places, and it was a relaxing and enjoyable day. I really enjoyed the information, cherry blossoms and the diversity of Tokyo. I would definitely recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

we did this private custom tour the very 1st day we landed - and best decision. The tour guide Misa was extremely helpful in explaining us the ways and culture of Tokyo, she brought Tokyo's maps with her which was very helpful in understanding Tokyo's vast subway system. And once you conquer subway, you conquer Tokyo tourism. We started the tour with imperial palace, then Senso-ji temple and Asakusa shrine. Misa, our tour guide took us to local markets as well and helped with food tasting. Very helpful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our guide, Mesa, was very informative, kind and knowledgeable and showed us sites that are not normally seen by tourist. Mesa rapidly became a friend and we were sad when the tour ended. For a close-up look at Tokyo, schedule this tour, you wont be disappointed.

Merril B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We hoped to use this tour to give us some confidence in using the public transport. Our guide Meg was wonderful - she showed us the subway and helped us buy our train tickets to Kyoto. It was like touring around a new city with one of your friends showing you all their favourite haunts. Thumbs up!

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