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Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide

Marunouchi, Japan

From $363.00

per group (up to 6)

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Free cancellation
Up to 7 days in advance.
  • 2 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Travel on foot and by metro to see the best of Tokyo
  • Choose between multiple tour times to best suit your travel schedule
  • Private tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Receive more personalized attention for your group on a private tour

What's Included

  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide,about 1,000JPY per person)
  • Entrance fee (for yourself and your guide,it depends where you visit)
  • Lunch (for yourself and your guide,normal lunch is 1,000~3,000JPY per person)
  • Other personal expenses (depends to the guests)
  • Hotel drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Please let us know your hotel in Tokyo in advance. If you will stay at a local house, please send us an exact google URL or your preference meetup place. 【Note】If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel meetup. (In this case, we will change to Tsukiji Honganji Temple)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is included. Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • If Tsukiji fish market is closed, we change to another place such as Imperial palace. Sundays and Wednesdays - closed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:I am a vegetarian / I have allergies / I am gluten or lacto free.

A:Just let us know any dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


Yuko was a super guide and I highly recommend taking a guided tour with her if you want some help finding your way around Tokyo.
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Private tour of Tokyo w/ local guide
Bradley_K, Dec 2020
Very personal tour of city by Mami Who has lived in Zealand and Us Personalized suchi meal after touring fish market was a highlight in addition to restart recommendations near our hotel Many cultural aspects of Japanese was a highlight as well
Perfect First Day
Alexis_G, Feb 2020
This was our first day in Tokyo and Eri was the perfect guide. After booking, the tour company was very responsive via email to make sure we were seeing all the sites we wanted to see. A lot of walking, but we were thrilled to have covered so much ground on our first day. Wear your comfy shoes this day of your trip. Eri, our guide, was what made the day so special. She was personable and thoughtful - and spoke perfect English. We did the tour for three - including my sister and boyfriend. I couldn’t recommend this experience more.
Tokyo in a day, good times
Craig_D, Feb 2020
Amigo was awesome. Tailored the tour to suit and showed us other things as we went along. Great tour from a great guy. Hey your walking shoes on as went all over. Had some stops to eat and drink in non touristy spots. Super day. 🤣
The amazing tour!
Galina_B, Dec 2019
Thank to my guide Yoko for such interesting excursion around Tokyo! A lots of fan in the fish market and a lot of the information about the anime district in Toky! i loves the cafe with hedgehogs was lovely)))) And thanks for the fotos!
Half-day tour of Tokyo
Web W, Nov 2019
Nice tour. Tour guide Tak very accommodating and knowledgeable. Took special requests for specific locations and found them for us. Best part was huge cotton candy store. Recommend for families. Really enjoyed it.
Good guide was able to accommodate our needs
Dave0912, Nov 2019
Tak did a great job of showing us Tokyo's sights while still working with us to accomplish some things we needed to do. We saw a beautiful park that was overlooked by the new city. It was great. Then we went to the Olympics store which was a desire to get some things for our family. Since it was our last day in Tokyo, we needed to get some cut glass and Tak took us directly to the most impressive place we have been in in years. Good guide (and very patient).
Large Group Private Tour
BoardingPass305523, Nov 2019
Our guide, Skip, was terrific. Our private group had 10 people, and he was very informative and handled all of our questions. Also he was simply a genuinely nice person who was concerned about us enjoying ourselves and wanting us to learn about Japanese history and customs. The tour operator was easy to work with and they offered as much flexibility on shaping the agenda as we wanted.
A terrific introduction
Jeanne_F, Oct 2019
Our guide Kazu was a terrific host. His English skills were very good, and he asked a lot of questions to make sure we were seeing things we didn't want to miss. He first took us to the subway and taught us everything we needed to know about this terrific mode of transport in Tokyo. That gave us a lot of confidence to travel alone later. He had a deep understanding of the Tokyo landscape, and took us to areas that suited us. Also, he spent extra time with us at the end. He was informed, friendly and cared deeply that we experienced Tokyo as efficiently as possible.
Recommend tour for Tokyo newbies
David_G, Sep 2019
Tomo our guide for the day took us to the main Tokyo sites. Very informative and professional. We got opportunities to try and taste food at the fish market. We had a fantastic lunch in a small cafe which we would have never found on our own.
Had a blast with our private tour guide!
Titus_G, Sep 2019
Sachimi was our tour guide and she did such a great job tailoring our private Tokyo tour to our teenage son and daughter. She met us at our hotel in Ginza and from there we visited Tsukiji Fish market, Akihabara, Shibuya, Harajuku and Shinjuku. It was a fun filled day with her. Thank you so much Shachimi.
Great introduction to Tokyo
Andrew_G, Sep 2019
As a family of 5 from London, on our first full day in Tokyo we decided to arrange for an 8 hour guide. It was the best decision we could have made. We were so fortunate to be allocated Kazu Kato as our guide. As we were staying in an Airbnb apartment in Shimokitazawa, we arranged to meet at the Hachiko statue outside Shibuya Station. From the start Kazu-san really enhanced our experience of Japan. He took us to a back street for breakfast, very local and so delicious! We then headed for Meiji temple and were in luck that there was a festival that day. Highlight of the day was probably Tsukiji fish market. We spent a couple of hours walking around and best of all, trying the market food. Most of the rest of the day we spent in Ginza area. But doing things it would be difficult to discover on our own. Like walking through a pachinko gaming parlour, finding the best bonsai shop or getting my younger daughters photo perfectly replicated on a coffee. It was so cool to discover behind the glamorous shops a small alleyway with traditional shrine. Kazu-san made sure to introduce us to tips of travelling on the Tokyo subway. Also recommendations for the rest of our stay, including the best yakitori place to eat that night. Highly recommended.
Above and Beyond!
Sean_B, Sep 2019
Our guide was a joy! This was our first time in Tokyo, and we intended to use our tour not only to see the city but to learn to use the city. Naoko was an invaluable resource. She was knowledgeable, thorough and tireless! She added detail and enriched everything we saw. She taught us how to use the subway. She showed us fabulous and affordable sushi. She let us know about the most reputable merchants in the fish market. She even showed us where to buy the best socks in town! If this is your first time in Tokyo, absolutely book this tour and ask for Naoko.
Tokyo private tour
robertm-NY, Aug 2019
Great tour on our first full day in Tokyo and a great way to see some different parts of the city. Our guide Yuriko was absolutely top notch and one of the top guides we had during our entire trip. Very accommodating with our elderly mother who joined us on the tour. She took us to the Meiji Shrine and explained things very well as well as taking us through Harajuku and Takeshimaya street as well as Ginza (grapes for $100!) and Asakusa so we got a great variety. She also took us to a locals restaurant for panko breaded and very tasty selection.
Great way to find your feet in Tokyo!
oliviah1201, Aug 2019
Yuko was a super guide and I highly recommend taking a guided tour with her if you want some help finding your way around Tokyo. We visited lots of places (the fish market, significant temples and shrines etc). I was happy to leave the plan of the day up to Yuko and the plan did not disappoint. We fitted in so much in our day. It also really helped me get familiar with the amazing but initially daunting rail system. Yuko also assisted me with further plans and gave me terrific advice about where else I should visit.
Tomo tour
Allan_M, Jun 2019
Toni was great She was patient, flexible and informative Yes I would highly recommend her she spent time in USA and her English is very good She is flexible and patient
Melkesian Tskiji
Trail12688124195, Jun 2019
She was the best We hope she visits California so we can tour her Very informative and flexible as we changed
Excellent introduction to Tokyo
Trista_C, Jun 2019
We loved our tour with Eri the first full day we spent in Tokyo. Such a nice way to get to know Japanese culture, customs, daily courtesies and phrases that we needed for the following week there. With Eri leading the way and encouraging us to try new experiences and foods, we spent time enjoying our first day in this magnificent country vs. spending a day constantly looking at maps and looking for train stations. She made certain that we got to see what we wanted to see, like the late blooming cherry blossoms, and gave advice for the rest of our itinerary.
Amazing tour and guide
Michael_E, Jun 2019
Itsuko was awesome. She contacted me before I arrived to confirm and met me promptly at my hotel. She went through the itinerary she thought I would enjoy and it looked awesome and we were off! I would have never been able to see all of the ins and outs that Itsuko took me to; I am a avid photographer so she would take me to special vantage points where I could get amazing memorable photos. Thanks Itsuko for a day that I shall never forget, you made me fall in love with Tokyo!
We had such a great time!
Dreamer35795632079, Jun 2019
Our tour guide was Edy, she was so knowledgeable! She showed us how to get around using the Japan rail pass and she made sure we were able to see all the sights we could on our tour! We really enjoyed ourselves!
Outstanding introduction to Tokyo
Fearless37649629125, May 2019
Yuriko was an incredible guide! She gave us terrific and helpful travel tips for getting around Tokyo plus excellent historical and cultural information to get our vacation started. Having the private guide customized to our interest was incredible, she even dropped us off at the sumo tournament and gave us a briefing on what to expect.
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