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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).

Highlights

  • 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

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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.

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Customer Reviews

Thomas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Meg was an awesome tour guide. We customized a full day tour using public transit. Meg is delightful and insightful helping us to make the most of our time inclusive of an amazing luncheon! Highly recommend this customized tour if your time in Tokyo is limited!

Marie-Therese D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A good way for a first contact with this city and to be autonomous after particularly with the public transport.

petedurrant1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent insight into Tokyo culture and areas.
Picked up from our hotel and taken to many very interesting areas, streets,shops and parks including lunch in a small Japanese restaurant.
Meg our guide spoke really good english, and gave us lot's of background all day.
Showed us the subway and helped us buy bullet train tickets for later in the week. Gave us lot's of advice on where to go and what to do from our hotel as well as showing us shrines, wacky photo booths, Nissan cafe where they print your face on the coffee and cars for the boys, deep into the fish market, tea ceremony, bonsai shops, pretty parks, buildings etc
Brilliant

David E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide, Meg, was very knowledgable and flexible for our group of eight. A great introduction to Tokyo, it's history and culture.

Dr Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Simply brilliant. Silvia was an amazingly friendly and knowledgeable guide and I learnt so much about Tokyo in a very short time although much much more to learn still. Before I left Meg gave me a list of suggestions for the day from which I chose 4 things - all quite different. This was very helpful! I could not have asked for a better day.

johnson.cj101

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the various sites that we went to see. We chose the half day tour, which was set at a nice pace for us. It was our first day in Tokyo and our tour guide helped explain the subway and rail systems which was very helpful since we used subway's for our entire trip. We chose to see the fish market and the gardens and topped it off by riding the monorail. She explained facts about Japan and Japanese life all along the way. It was a great tour.

Becky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic and well worth the money. Meg was knowledgable, delightful and flexible. She spent extra time answering our questions and showing us the metro.
A great thing to do the first day in Tokyo. We got a flavor of Tokyo and Meg helped us pick places to return to another day. She was making sure we were comfortable giving us water and finding a place to just relax and take in the culture.
Yeah Meg!

Gianni S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We booked this private tour for our first full day in Tokyo and are so glad that we did! Our guide was super friendly and accommodating we went during the hottest season, and the temperature was around 97 degrees that day we made multiple cafe stops to cool off. She toured us through Akihabara, Ginza, Shinjuku, Kabukicho, and Yanata. The tour was super helpful is orienting us to Tokyo's subway system, which proved very useful for the rest of our vacation. Our lunch that day soba noodles was super delicious as well, and we wouldn't have found it without our guide.

Kathy Jan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Ikumi was the perfect guide. We only had one full day in Tokyo and she managed to squeeze as much as possible into 8 hours. We couldn't have done it without her. She met us at our hotel and she spoke perfect Japanese and English. She took us to a shrine, a temple, an authentic Japanese lunch of soba noodles with chopsticks and a taste of sake, showed us how to ride the trains, some shopping and much more. We would definitely recommend the custom tour to see exactly what you want to see.

Suzette F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It's a bit pricey but is definitely worth it especially in my case travelling with 2 young kids 6 and 1 yr old. Meg guide and Tanaka san driver were excellent and very friendly!

If you are visiting Tokyo or Japan without a travelling companion who can speak/ understand Nihonggo and wants some personal touch in your Tokyo experience, this is a must! Meg helped us big time to have a better appreciation of Tokyo- the city, food, culture, and its people!

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