Tatsuro Eguchi was an amazing guide for my first time in Tokyo. I was there for only 6 days and wanted to see as much as I could. He took my recommendations and delevoped a perfect itinerary. He taught me out to use the metro...More
Once a small castle town, Tokyo is now one of the world’s most populous and visited cities. Dive deep into the history and culture of this fascinating metropolis during a private, customizable tour of the Japanese capital. From Meiji Shrine—Japan’s most popular Shinto landmark—to the trendy shops of Harajuku, your very own local guide helps you discover incredible sights that suit every taste and time frame.
Opt for a half-day or full-day guided tour and craft your own one-of-a-kind sightseeing itinerary. For history and culture buffs, you might choose to begin a half-day tour with a visit to Meiji Shrine and its famous massive torii (gates), then move on to the beautiful, expansive gardens of the Imperial Palace. Or you could opt for an in-depth neighborhood tour for an insider’s look at fashion hot spots like Harajuku, Omotesando, or Shibuya.
On full-day tours, you have time to take in even more of the city. Possibly begin by observing sushi chefs haggle for fish at Tsukiji, the world’s largest seafood market. Stroll through gardens like 17th-century Koishikawa Korakuen or Shinjuku Gyoen, once the grounds of a private Edo mansion, and stop into some of the city’s world-famous museums.
For custom excursions on foot, you and your guide use the city’s public transportation system, giving you time to explore neighborhoods at a leisurely pace. If you’ve upgraded to the private vehicle option, enjoy door-to-door pick-up and time to cover more attractions.
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We are so happy with our choice to do the full day private tour. We chose the public transportation option so that we could get accustomed to the subways and trains. We are also very lucky to have gotten Ayaka as a tour guide. She...More
Private tour guide Misa Tashiro is fluent, friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. It was our first trip to Japan. We asked if she could instruct us on how to use the Tokyo subway and Japan rail system. She patiently walked us through...More
We choose the public transit tour, which was relatively inexpensive and customized the itinerary to what we wanted to see: Hamarikyu (Japanese garden), Ginza (Nissan Crossing), Asakusa area (Sensouji temple), and Harajuku area (Meiji Jingu Shrine). Our guide (Ayaka Tsukamoto) met us at our hotel...More
My husband and I did a private custom tor with Akaya. We spent half a day exploring Tokyo. Akaya was fun and enthusiastic the whole time. Nothing was a problem and we learnt heaps. We really enjoyed our time with Akaya and would have no...More