Private Tokyo Tour: Personalized Adventure with a Knowledgeable Local Guide
718 Ratings
Shibuya City
Embark on a personalized adventure in Tokyo with a knowledgeable local guide. Uncover hidden gems, explore iconic landmarks, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of this dynamic city.
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Sensō-ji - Asakusa (Senso-ji Temple): Start your day in Asakusa, home to the historic Senso-ji Temple, where your host will share the fascinating stories behind these famous landmarks. Important Note - As a personalized tour, the sites you visit may differ based on your interests and preferences.
  • Kappabashi Dougu Street - Kappabashi Street or Skytree: Take a stroll down Kappabashi Street for a unique insight into Tokyo’s culinary tradition. Alternatively, you may opt to visit the towering Skytree for a breathtaking panorama of Tokyo. Important Note - As a personalized tour, the sites you visit may differ based on your interests and preferences.
  • Yanaka Ginza - Yanaka (Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street): Uncover old Tokyo in Yanaka, a neighborhood with a charming “shitamachi” atmosphere. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, dotted with quaint shops and galleries. Important Note - As a personalized tour, the sites you visit may differ based on your interests and preferences.
  • Ginza - Dive into Ginza’s upscale retail scene, where you can discover landmarks like the classic Mitsukoshi department store and the traditional Kyukyodo stationery store. Important Note - As a personalized tour, the sites you visit may differ based on your interests and preferences.
  • Shinjuku City - Shinjuku (Metropolitan Government Building, Omoide Yokocho): Visit Shinjuku, known for panoramic views from the Metropolitan Government Building and the nostalgic Showa-era atmosphere of Omoide Yokocho. Important Note - As a personalized tour, the sites you visit may differ based on your interests and preferences.
  • Shibuya City - Shibuya: You may choose to experience the bustling energy of Shibuya and its famous crossing. Important Note - As a personalized tour, the sites you visit may differ based on your interests and preferences.
  • Harajuku Station - Harajuku (Takeshita Street, Meiji Shrine): End the day in Harajuku, a hub of eclectic fashion on Takeshita Street, or find tranquility at the nearby Meiji Shrine. Important Note - As a personalized tour, the sites you visit may differ based on your interests and preferences.
What's Included
  • Optional meet-up at your central location accommodation
  • Walking tour, though public transport may be utilized
  • 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours with your host - Pick your preferred duration when booking!
  • 100% Private and personalized experience
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Tokyo is a vibrant metropolis, bustling with a mix of tradition and modernity. Experience it to the fullest with your personalized, flexible tour led by an approachable and well-informed local guide. Be it exploring the culturally rich Senso-ji Temple or uncovering the lesser-known corners of the Yanaka district, your guide will create a unique itinerary based on your unique wishes.

Kindly bear the costs for tickets, food, drink, and transport during the tour.

The tour includes these exciting aspects:
Discovering the city’s renowned landmarks and hidden gems that many tourists overlook.
A bespoke experience tailored to match your particular interests and preferences.
We’ll couple you with the most compatible guide who can design your ideal Tokyo journey.
Select from multiple lengths of tours that best suit your agenda.
A range of starting times are available, covering morning, afternoon, and night - pick what fits you best!
Immerse yourself in Tokyo’s dynamic culture and deep-seated history in a tour especially designed for you.

  • Confirmation: You will receive confirmation of your booking immediately after making the reservation.
  • Questionnaire: After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire to tell us more about your interests and preferences. You will be matched with a like-minded local host based on your responses.
  • Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested if centrally located.
  • This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Most travelers can participate.
  • This is a private tour. Only your group will participate.
NewDays Harajuku
(The host will be waiting in front of the convenience store, located inside JR Harajuku Station) After booking, you can adjust the meeting point to fit your preferences with the help of our Experience Planners.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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May 29, 2024
Great experience with Amir - Amir was an excellent guide, taking us to key spots in Shibuya and Harajuku at a good pace. He told exciting stories, was vibrant and kept the whole group captivated for 4 hours. Bonus for the lovely pictures and videos he helped capture in Yoyogi Park and Shibuya Crossing. We had a great introduction to Tokyo. Even more special, he left us with lovely gifts.
Review provided by Viator
May 28, 2024
Great tour! REQUEST LOCAL GUIDE - We had a wonderful half-day tour of Tokyo on our layover! Ayaka was perfectly fluent in English and an engaging and informative tour guide who accommodated our interests and was great company in general. *A note to would-be customers - we were originally paired with a non-Japanese tour guide who spoke “some” Japanese according to his bio. When we requested City Unscripted to change to a native Japanese person, they could not guarantee it or agree to give us a refund as the tour was within 24 hours. Fortunately, they were able to pair us with Ayaka. In my opinion they should not have non-local guides at all. Be sure to request a local if you sign up for a tour.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 28, 2024
Asakusa tour with Amir - It was a wonderful 4 hour tour with Amir. He excitedly shared history and culture and food information. He is knowledgeable and we'll read. He was a true gem to have a tour with. I'm positive you will be happy if you book with him
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May 28, 2024
Good intro to Tokyo - We saw many different shops and 2 temples. The guide Amir was very informative and his wife was very knowledgeable about Tokyo.
Review provided by Viator
May 27, 2024
Great day - Our guide Nobu was terrific. We shared what we had seen the day before and he was incredible at finding an area to visit about an hour away with a beautiful shrine, wood carvings, gardens and a tea house. There were also street stalls with local delicacies. It was incredible. He showed us all around. Highly recommend Nobu.
Review provided by Viator
May 26, 2024
Tokyo Tour - My wife, daughter and I did a 6 hour walking/subway tour of Tokyo. Our guide, Ack, was excellent. He showed us everything we wanted to see plus much more. He was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. I would highly recommend him!
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May 26, 2024
Amazing service, information, and experience - Amir was a fantastic tour guide. He gave us a 4 hour long tour around Tokyo taking us to unique spots we would have never found otherwise. He knows a lot of history about Tokyo and its culture. He spoke English very well, was polite, friendly, and attentive to our comfort. Highly recommend!
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May 26, 2024
Fun tour of different areas in Tokyo - Mariana is very personable and provided historical facts about Tokyo and the districts. She made the tour fun and provide opportunities to take some cool pics. Would highly recommend her as a tour guide!
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May 26, 2024
A day in the life of Tokyo - Fabulous day, Toshi was great at English , we learnt he had spent 20 years in Australia. Was great for him to show us his Japanese heritage through the shrines . The pop culture in harajiku, the fish market . He walks fast which suited us perfectly!
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May 26, 2024
Wonderful experience - We had the pleasure of being shown around Tokyo by our wonderful guide Ayaka. Not only did she communicate with us prior to the tour to help gauge what we wanted to see and do but she was extremely personable, knowledgeable and lots of fun! Helping us navigate the trains, different parts of Tokyo and more! We have a lovely meal at a fantastic ramen place called Ippudo and saw so many different sites! We walked over 15,000 steps but it felt perfect! Thank you so much to Ayaka for making our first day in Tokyo a memorable one!
Review provided by Viator
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up to 8 guests
1 Adult
June 2024