I moved to Tokyo because of my love for Japanese Culture...I am a European who has lived in here for 20 years. I am “your Local” in this very exciting great city. Happy to make your vacation the most interesting and creative one, since I am also a promoter of the “Intercultural” lifestyle. So, I am happy to explain to you many aspects and tradition of the old and modern Japanese lifestyle. Happy to show you also the Tokyo`s coolest neighbourhoods (near the sea and the mountain) that not many tourists know about

Great For
First time visitors, Off the beaten-path, New residents, Foodies


English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian


Art, Food, Culture, Shopping, Outside Spaces, Live Events


Akihabara, Asakusa, Daikanyama, Denenchofu

Basic info

Tokyo resident

10 years


History, Music, Art, Food, Culture

My most exciting things to do in Tokyo

Tokyo today, is a fantastic city with a population of more than twelve million where the old traditional Japan and the high modern technology Japan coexist. I am great For: Learning the Ancient, Tradition and Culture of Japan; Solo or Group Travellers; Wedding`s Vacation, Shopping; Teaching basic Japanese communication sentence; Visiting the best genuine Japanese Restaurants; To guide you to Gallery and Museum; To assist you finding a potential business partner, too.

From: $35.00 / hour
How many hours should you book?
Choose a date above to see available times.
To book, select your start time above.


Charles K
Charles K
April 2017

Amazing Day in Tokyo with Giovanni!

Giovanni picked us up at our hotel and gave us such a great experience, we wanted to hang out with him the whole time. A patient man, he was so good with our children and incredibly knowledgable about the city. He gave us reccos that we used for our whole stay in Japan! We cannot thank him enough!

venson g
venson g
April 2017

very good

our guide was very good and he planned well for our requested itinerary ans time was well managed . came early to fetch us too means he takes his job seriously. 2 thumbs up for giovanni !

Mohanrajh B
Mohanrajh B
April 2017

A memorable day in Tokyo

He had a vast knowledge about Tokyo and its history, he fulfilled my requirements, he took me everywhere where I wanted to be, gave me advices and ideas, he guided me how to use the public transport. Thank you.

Diana D
Diana D
January 2017

Guida eccellente

Giovanni è stata una guida fantastica, ci ha accompagnato per le vie di Tokyo come se le conoscesse da una vita nonostante sia italiano e per la precisione sardo. È stato un ottimo cicerone e infatti abbiamo replicato con lui anche una seconda volta. Peccato la breve permanenza perché avremmo voluto visitare molte più cose in sua compagnia. Grazie Giovanni

Ben & Sarah S
Ben & Sarah S
January 2017

Great Experience

Thank You Giovanni, for the showing us Tokio.

How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Local Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Local Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Local Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Local Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Local Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Local Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Local Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way