Private Tokyo Tour: Personalized Adventure with a Knowledgeable Local Guide
649 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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Mar 31, 2024
Great outing to shibuya and harijuku - We had a great time with our guide, Coco, who took us to all the cool spots in Shibuya and Harijuku.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 30, 2024
Our Guide was wonderful. - Our guide was most informative and flexible. It was wind and rain the morning of our tour and he was kind enough to reschedule for the afternoon which worked out perfect. Took us to some beautiful places and introduced us to Tokyo’s subway system. I of course was amazed coming from NYC.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 29, 2024
Half day tour - Keiji was a great guide. He was very accommodating and flexible. I recommend a guide your first day in Tokyo if you are new to the city and want to understand how things work.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 29, 2024
Excellent Tour and Tour Guide - Mark was an excellent tour guide. He planned an itinerary based on our desires and adjusted as needed to ensure we were happy and excited. His choice for lunch was superb, his attentiveness to both our desires was greatly appreciated, and he became a friend quickly. So easy and so informative! Taking a personal tour was an excellent decision as we understood what we were seeing, the history behind it, and its importance to the Japanese culture. Cheers to Mark!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 28, 2024
Amazing guided tour - Keiji was absolutely fantastic, he met me at my hotel and we spent 6 hrs together in Tokyo. He was prompt, informative and we also managed to have lots of fun together too - highly recommended!! Thanks Keiji
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Mar 28, 2024
Nobu best tour guide - Our tour guide Nobu made our trip so special. He was so knowledgeable so personable and made us feel comfortable. He also helped us navigate Tokyo and taught us how to use the rail system. We couldn't have done it without him. I would recommend him to anyone visiting Tokyo as a guide he was fantastic.
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Mar 28, 2024
Tokyo with Maruf - Thank you to our tour guide, Maruf, we had a wonderful time in Tokyo. He made sure to meet us at our hotel and tailored the day to accommodate us. In six hours, we saw all the major attractions and had a wonderful time hearing about the city and Maruf’s experiences. A few days after the tour, Maruf sent us a summary of our day together. I highly recommend this tour and Maruf to fellow travelers!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 27, 2024
Tokyo in 4 hours - Going to Meiji Jingu park and temple seeing camphor trees. Walking across Shibuya crossing. Visualisation of Tokyo from an aerial view which was breathtaking.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 27, 2024
Tokyo was awesome but our tour guide Jonny was even better! - Our guide Jonny was awesome! My entire family loved our tour with him. He is not only knowledgeable of the area and culture, but he is also fun and easy to talk to. He kept us entertained the entire time. He is such a great person, I highly recommend requesting him if that is possible.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 28, 2024
Walking and Public Transport Tour - Maruf worked very hard to give us the best experience possible. Be aware though, there is A LOT of walking required. Lots of trains to catch and of course, wall to wall people everywhere.
Review provided by Viator
Select Date and Tickets
up to 8 guests
1 Adult
May 2024