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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

By: Venture
  • As you like it: Create a custom half-day or full-day private Tokyo tour
  • Unique sightseeing itineraries: gardens, museums, neighborhoods, and more
  • Your choice: cover must-see sights or under-the-radar attractions
Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day
From US$115,13
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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.

What to Expect

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.

Reviews (150)
1 - 5 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely, insightful private tour.

Our guide Ayaka was brilliant. She was very knowledgeable, polite, fun to be with and showed us some lovely sights and the lunch was fabulous. We were met on time and with a day pass on their tube system travelled to the sights in Tokyo...More

Thank stanley1912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Patient, insightful, wonderful Mesa

Mesa was the best tour guide I have ever encountered. She was patient and kind - explaining culture and customs while sharing her own personal experience growing up in Japan. She made suggestions for my kids and matched our interests with areas of the city....More

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Private Custom Tour

Wonderful, efficient tour. I have been to Tokyo a number of times but never had a chance to see some of the major sights. This was a great way to see some areas in depth while skipping other standard attractions completely. Our guide was excellent...More

Thank bobI6543OH
VentureJapan, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Bob, wonderful to hear you had a great trip in Tokyo with us and enjoyed our leader and the whole experience. Thank you for recommending us and please take care of all your future travel. Kind regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Well worth the price!

Our guide was amazing. She was personable, polite, and fun to talk with. After explaining what we were interested in, and some basic areas of the city we wanted to visit, she took us to places we would neither have found, nor have decided to...More

Thank TrailBlazer817834
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greatest Tour of Tokyo

Our guide Yuko was amazing from the start. Being a Japanese Native her English was clear and we never had language barrier. She was so helpful in helping us learn terms and we could tell she enjoyed teaching us as much as we enjoyed learning...More

Thank Anitta M
Yuko K, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much once again for joining our tour, Anitta! We are very happy to hear that you had a great time in Japan, and experienced what "local" experiences! Hope to see you again in a near future! Now that you have seen the...More

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Yes, we were asked to choose any 4-5 areas of the city. Once we the tour started the guide even suggested some we hadn't considered and went there as well.
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