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Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests

By City Unscripted Tokyo
Recommended by 97% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Tokyo can sometimes feel inaccessible to foreign visitors. Take the mystery out of your visit by exploring with a local on a private, customized tour. Your guide contacts you beforehand to get a feel for your interests and tastes to ensure that you only visit the places you are interested in. As you explore the city, your guide shares insights into local life forming a clearer picture of Tokyo's culture.
from
€158.50
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
€158.50
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99
Duration:3–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
Japanese, English

Highlights
  • Private tour, exclusively for your party: Ensures a personalized experience
  • Fully customized tour: Explore Tokyo your way
  • Get a deeper insight into Tokyo life than possible independently
  • Hassle-free meet up at your Tokyo hotel

  • 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)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.
  • Sarutahiko Coffee The Bridge Harajuku Station, Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingūmae, 1-chōme−18−20 原宿駅 2階 Upon booking your meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30791P157

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so you’ll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses you’ll 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests
  • City Unscripted and all City Unscripted hosts follow the WHO (World Health Organization) and local government’s 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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests?
How much is Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests?
Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests price starts from €160.50. Discover and book Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests cancellation policy?
Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests?
Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests is hosted by City Unscripted Tokyo. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City Unscripted Tokyo on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Tokyo Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30791P157

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sarutahiko Coffee The Bridge Harajuku Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Tokyo
    Akihabara
    Shibuya City
    Sangenjaya
    Ginza
    Senso-ji Temple
    Tsukiji Fish Market
    Yoyogi Park
    Imperial Palace
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Angélica P
Angélica P
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Must do in Tokyo
It is a must see in Tokyo. But what made my experience so special was my guide Apy, who understood what i wanted an
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Everything was phenomenal !
Patrick was a great tour guide !! We loved every minute we spent walking around Tokyo gaining a lot of knowledge th
heytaes
heytaes
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An insightful introduction to Tokyo!
Amazing! My daughter and I had Keiji, who gave us a wonderful and knowledge-filled introduction to Tokyo and variou
antioffysociety
antioffysociety
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Couldn't have asked for a better tour guide.
I recently took my first trip to Tokyo and stayed in Akihabara. I can't praise them enough! I booked this tour for
shell87124
shell87124
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Izumi Rocks
Our Japanese guide, Izumi, took us to all the hot spots of Tokyo in 4 hours! It was hard keeping us on track becaus
maggie44113
maggie44113
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Great Intro
Royce personalized our tour to accommodate my son’s request to show me Akihabara. Although we could have navigated
E7662OZrobertl
E7662OZrobertl
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Excellent way to see the city
Highly recommend this way of getting to know the city. Fulvio was a terrific guide and was totally flexible in plan
U1748ORcharliec
U1748ORcharliec
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Nice tour
I really enjoyed the tour with Jeff and appreciated his time and explanations of what we walked by. Most of it, I'm
Jacquie L
Jacquie L
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Complete waste of money and time
Anna is a lovely young girl however was the most uninspiring and disconnected guide we have ever met. She avoided e
Alexandra H
Alexandra H
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A must to get the most out of Tokyo!
Our tour guide was Hirotake. The tour we booked two days before was called “Must see Tokyo with a local twist - Tok
Kevin B
Kevin B
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Eat and drink like a local - just awesome!
My tourguide was Patrick. He showed me the parts of tokyo where aren‘t many (or even any) tourists. These spots wer
Ozdoctor
Ozdoctor
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Two four hour adventures with Royce and Sami
I had such a wonderful time with these four hour adventures that I ended up doing it twice! My first tour was a f
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kimberlybV9230CR
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Fun evening of eating & drinking!
We had a wonderful evening with Chika, wandering the small alleys in Shibuya.. excellent yakitori and sake.
706alisoni
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Eat Like A Local - Sushi Experience - Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo
We thought the experience was well worth the time and money. Patrick our guide did a good job in researching the a
thejetsetters2015
thejetsetters2015
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Custom Tour tailored to YOU
Truly personalized and absolutely worth it! What an excellent way to see Tokyo! It was as if I had a close friend w
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Cpfcfan13
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Yesterday was our first ever day in Tokyo. We therefore chose to spend it with a personal guide, to help introduce us to some sites and the workings of Tokyo. We could not have asked for a better tour or a tour guide. Our tour guide for the day was the wonderful Rui, who planned out a perfect itinerary for us and made us feel comfortable and at home very quickly. We cannot recommend this full day guided tour of Tokyo strongly enough and if you are lucky enough to have Rui as your guide you will have truly hit the jackpot.
Written 4 February 2020
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Linnae S
13 contributions
Mar 2020
I had a 9 hour layover in Narita, and I considered exploring Tokyo for a little bit on my own. Oh my goodness, I am glad I didn't! Even with some experience as a solo traveler, I would have never made my way around Tokyo.

Chantal was a gift! She showed me a sweet local market on the edge of Tokyo, and then into the heart of the city for a quick peek and a sushi lunch. She was able to communicate on my behalf because I don't speak Japanese. I wrongly assumed Tokyo would be English language friendly. It is not.

She was also great about answering my questions, talking about local custom, sharing about her home life, and even turned my shopping into a learning experience by telling me about the pottery and designs I was looking at.

I think Chantal made the most of what we did, but I don't feel like I got much of a flavor of the city. I kinda wish I had done a food tour or bus tour instead. I'm not sure if I gave carte blanche for City Unscripted to fully design a tour would have been better, or did more research and was very specific about what I wanted to do or see in the short time.

Any which way though, if you do not speak Japanese, I would say that having a guide is almost a must. I was very grateful to have Chantal!
Written 21 March 2020
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Chris
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I took this personal tour because I was very interested in having a local resident show me around Tokyo. This was my first visit so I did not know much about what I should go see. The tour guide Jeff was really great about me not having a set plan and showed me all around the city giving me a good overview of the main areas and how to get around. I had a few things I wanted to see which we did. If I did have a list of places he would have been able to just take me to those as well. Overall I was so grateful to let him lead me around!
He was very knowledgeable and really fun to hang out with. He even took us to an amazing food place that I got hooked on immediately! I especially liked that it was not a scripted tour with a large group. Considering this was a personal tour by myself the pricing was also very reasonable. Had I tried to see all the places we went by myself, it would have been impossible. He was even able to give me some tips for the rest of my trip and was willing to let me reach back out if I had more questions.
Overall it was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend anyone try it!
Written 11 February 2020
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932jackie
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Mar 2020
Valentina was a joyous, funny, very knowledgeable host who made us feel super relaxed and as if we were old friends meeting up in a new city. My son and I absolutely loved our time with Valentina and she gave us the courage to tackle Tokyo on our own for the rest of our trip. A great gal with great insights into this magical and a little bit mad city.
Written 11 March 2020
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David F
9 contributions
Oct 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.
Written 7 November 2022
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Michael S
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Our guide Kenji met us at our hotel in Shinjuku , we found him to be friendly and very knowledgeable.we visited a shrine, where he explained Japanese beliefs which was very insightful.Kenji covered a lot of territory including Shibuya,,a hedgehog cafe(wife’s idea) , subway travel and a 1950’s Japanese suburb the 7hrs went very fast,the robot dog was so life like I almost purchased one Finally Kenji pointed us in the right direction to the subway with directions for a easy ride back to the hotel
Written 2 February 2020
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Andy C
Shanghai, China265 contributions
Jan 2020
From the moment Patrick was in touch prior to our arrival in Tokyo until the end of our tour we had a fantastic time. Patrick was patient and accommodating with our two young children and catered to our needs extremely well. We saw some fantastic areas of the city, travelled using different modes of transport and also stopped at appropriate places to eat. Thank you Patrick, we loved our day together in Tokyo!
Written 16 February 2020
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Richard P
2 contributions
Mar 2020
Saya made us feel right at home and always made sure that our needs were met.
She picked us up at our hotel and explained to us how to use the public transportation.
We saw a mixture of modern and traditional sights.
Even when the time was up she still went out of her way to make sure that we would quickly find our way back.
It felt like spending a day with an old friend.
Written 7 March 2020
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nadiaf543
1 contribution
Mar 2019
Disappointing. Was totally unprepared. Didn't know that the main attraction that we wanted to see was closed on the day we were there. Knew we had a child with us, and that we wanted to scatter some play time and parks through the day. Walked us miles to an exercise park with one sad little swing. Fed us at a totally generic tourist restaurant really didn't show us anything we couldn't have done on our own
Written 20 February 2020
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Lisa W
Ongar, UK1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
Kenji was fantastic- travelled with my elderly mother and found this personalised way to see Tokyo was spot on. Tailor made to what we wanted to see and it didn’t disappoint. Would really recommend this for first time visitors to Tokyo.
Written 11 March 2020
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