Private Tokyo Tour With A Local Guide: Tailored To Your Interests

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    To be confirmed at time of booking. Please confirm your preferred starting time upon booking. Experiences usually start hourly from 8am until 10pm. If you prefer an earlier or later start time, pleas.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Sarutahiko Coffee The Bridge Harajuku Station, Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingūmae, 1-chōme−18−20 原宿駅 2階
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spend some time with one of our local insiders exploring the neon-lit city of Tokyo together. Maybe youd like to discover the highlights of the neighborhood youre staying in, or simply stroll through the lantern-lined lanes of Tokyos older districts. Action-lovers might be keen to catch a sumo match, or alternatively, get sky high and enjoy sushi with a view. There's no place quite like Tokyo, trust us.

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded local host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

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What you'll do

On this personalised experience, join a like-minded Local Host who will share insider insight and tips so you can get acquainted with Tokyos culture. They'll also introduce you to Tokyo's famous sights as well as local hidden gems.

You could start the day by visiting Asakusa with famous its Senso-ji Temple and nearby Asakusa-jinja Shrine, or perhaps take the subway across town to Shibuya. Maybe you'd like to walk across the famous Shibuya crossing and up into one of the city's best shopping districts - the possibilities are endless!

Eat like a local when you stop for lunch at an authentic spot recommended by your Local Host that suits your tastes and budgets. Snack on delicious local street food along the way too - your Local Host will explain the different options and any dishes you may be unfamiliar with!

Your Local Host will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, helping you to discover other areas of Tokyo that you will love. 

What To Expect

* Spend a day with a Local Host who will customise an experience to your interests and preferences
* See the real Tokyo through the eyes of a local
* Explore local neighbourhoods or the most famous areas of the city, the choice is yours!
* Get tips and tricks from your local for other places in the city to visit
* Eat and drink like a local - stop for an authentic meal and try local street food along the way


Private and personalised experience

3, 4, 6 or 8 hours with your host

Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)

Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)


Food and drinks

Tickets to any attractions

Transportation costs


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so youll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses youll be matched with a like-minded Local Host

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.

Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

City Unscripted and all City Unscripted hosts follow the WHO (World Health Organization) and local governments health and safety recommendations at all times. To keep up to date with the latest news we recommend visiting these World Health Organization (WHO) website pages.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Nov-2022

    My husband and I enjoyed this private tour with Keiji. We have done more things in Kawaguchiko lake area in one day by hiring a car than taking public bus.

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Elina was a super guide! She planned a great trip for us that included samurai experience, a temple and markets. She helped us understand how the subway worked and was really informative about Japanese culture and history. We had a great morning! Highly recommended.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Our tour guide Patrick showed us an excellent time. He really crafted the tour to fit our interests and gave a locals perspective to a lot of questions that we had about life in Japan/Tokyo. We had our 2 year old with us and Patrick was very accommodating, helping us traverse stairs/escalators with our stroller.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Marco was an excellent tour guide. We were looking for a low-stakes tour for our group of grandparents and younger kids. He came up with the perfect tour for us, that included history, outdoor space, food and architecture. Marco is extremely knowledgeable and so patient with us. Highly recommend!

  • 04-Nov-2022

    Patrick was very knowledgeable of the area and showed my wife and I some amazing spots! One of the best things about Patrick was how charismatic and down to earth he was, it was a pleasure spending our afternoon with him! Plus, he knew his way around the trains which was a huge help!

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Had a really fun day with Fulvio. He took us to see everything we wanted to see and more. From the Buddhist fire ritual in Fukugawa to the craziness of Akihabara to the wonderful Ueno area which I hadn’t originally planned on seeing but am so glad I did. It was one of my favourite parts of the day, although truthfully, we loved every minute. Great day! Thanks so much Fulvio!

  • 27-Oct-2022

    Apy was awesome! She was nice to talk to, fun and made sure we did all the things I was looking for. The trip went longer than anticipated and she was accomodating. Highly recommend her! She's the best!

  • 24-Oct-2022

    We did the tour with mike, it was amazing!!! The food choices were spot on! 😎, he took us to amazing places! And in addition mike is super friendly and you can tell that he loves what he’s doing, it’s a lot more then your regular food tour 😁 Highly recommend!

  • 20-Oct-2022

    I really enjoyed my time with patrick. He took me to many good sights. Most importantly for me he got me familiarized with how to move around tokyo and got me a sim card qnd even got it installed for me because i guess its not as simple as putting in a new chip.

  • 06-Jul-2022

    We arrived in Tokyo as first-time visitors to Japan on Sunday night and Yuko picked us up at our hotel on Monday morning for a tour. My 17yo daughter is very interested in the pop culture of Japan and Yuko had done her research to show us all the great spots in Harajuku. She balanced that out with a trip to Meiji-jingu shrine where we learned about more traditional Japanese culture. I wish I had Yuko with me for the rest of this trip! I highly recommend City Unscripted trips and Yuko.

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