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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

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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.


Customer Reviews

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.


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.


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!

Charles L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a wonderful excursion around Tokyo with our guide. She guided us around the vast Tokyo metro system to many places of interest. One of the highlights was lunch at an authentic sushi restaurant in the sprawling fish market area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My fiance and I took this tour the day after we arrived in Tokyo, and honestly, it could not have worked out any better. We needed a day to recover/adapt to the time difference and when it was time for this tour we were still a bit tired. Nonetheless, our tour guide, Ikumi, was energetic, upbeat, and outstanding. She really made us feel welcome. The entire time felt more like, going out with a friend rather than being pushed facts and information about certain things. She took us to several locations including the Tuskiji Fish Market which sadly is being moved to make way for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. If you have not had a chance to see it, I HIGHLY recommend you do so before it is permanently moved. The experience you get there is literally, once in a lifetime. If you are considering going to Tokyo, please visit the Tuskiji Fish Market before it is gone!

For us, what really made our entire 2 week trip in Japan was Ikumi. WIthout her and this tour early on in our stay, we would have been lost, confused, and unable to communicate other than basic Japanese, she taught us some keywords which we are forever thankful for. If you can, definitely request her. She is one of those people that you may have only just met minutes ago, but you feel like youve known her your whole life.

Denise O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was wonderful. My guide Ikumi was great. She was very nice and knowledgable. She took me around Tokyo and made me feel as if I was touring around Tokyo with a friend. We went to the major highlights and she also took me to places I may be interested in. Thank you again Ikumi.


Charles V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a wonderful day in Tokyo. This is definitely the way to go if you're only spending a few days in Tokyo.

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