Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores

100 yen shops, Harajuku and gadgets you’ve never seen before (and now can’t live without)

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 5 hours

  • From
    $49.67  USD per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Shopping in Tokyo is no ordinary experience. It takes tenacity, willpower, strong arms (to lift all your bags) and it takes… one of our local Tokyo hosts to show you where to find just what you’re looking for!

Depending on your style and budget, you could browse the creative district of Koenji, picking up odd retro curios, or perhaps the über cool Shibuya and Harajuku neighborhoods are more your style?

From cutting edge fashion boutiques to beautiful department stores, Tokyo has is all, and your host will ensure you cut through all the noise and find exactly what you want!

There are 100 yen shops, malls dedicated to all things anime and comic stores bigger than your local soccer field.

There’s high-end fashion, offbeat fashion, traditional crafts, vintage wares, all manner of ‘only-in-Japan’ souvenirs and that gadget you didn't know existed but now desperately want.

And need. Like we said, it takes tenacity! But we’re here to help, and by goodness, it’s going to be fun.

Experience highlights

  • Explore the best shopping neighborhoods in Tokyo, from quirky Koenji to stylish Shibuya to weird and wonderful Harajuku

  • Whatever you want to shop for, be it souvenirs or a new camera, your host knows exactly where to go and will take you to the ideal stores

  • Discover the quirky and unique shops that you’ll only find in Tokyo, like anime outfitters

  • Visit fashionable Harajuku to see the iconic street style and a mall that anime fans love

  • Get tips from your host about other great shopping areas in Tokyo

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 5 hours with a 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
  • Transport
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience

TOKYO, DISCOVER TOKYO'S UNIQUE & QUIRKY STORESMartina

4.9 average | 17 reviews

April 2018

Showed me Harajuku and more !

Martina was my guide in Tokyo last week for 2 hours and I couldn’t recommend her enough. I specified in my email when booking that I wanted to see Harajuku and the kawaii fashion. She met me at my nearest train station and showed me how to buy tickets and which lines to take then we headed to Takeshita and made our way down the busy street. She pointed out lots of things and provided facts and anecdotes about the culture of Harajuku within Japan. She also took me round to see the luxury shops not 5 mins from the whacky bargains of Takeshita which was an interesting contrast! Beautiful architecture and lots of dressed up doggies to watch. She then led me back to the station and left me with some tips on where to see cherry blossom as most of the city had passed the season. Martina was great help and good to chat to, I’d recommend using City Unscripted for an immersive experience of any nooks and crannies you wouldn’t normally see.

Review by Marcie I

TOKYO, DISCOVER TOKYO'S UNIQUE & QUIRKY STORESGiovanni

4.9 average | 29 reviews

October 2017

SuperDuper

A very interesting and entertaining tour thru Ginza, Giovanni was an excellent tour guide who also gave us many very helpful tips what to do here in Tokyo. Mille Grazie!

Review by Helmut R

Reviews for Tokyo

TOKYO, DISCOVER TOKYO'S OTAKU CULTURE

July 2019

Jordyn is a star!

It’s as if a good friend took you around town. Jordyn speaks perfect Japanese, English and French, knows a lot of fun places to go and will go out of her way to make this a truly memorable experience! Fun and easy to talk to and will make you feel welcome in Tokyo even if you don’t speak a word of Japanese.

Review by Beata H

TOKYO, MUST SEE TOKYO WITH A LOCAL

July 2019

Experience for the first time

Ask for Patrick. He was Such a positive guy with so much good energy. He spoke Korean, Japanese, French and English. Married to a Japanese woman so he knew everything about the culture. We had such an amazing time. He really did a great job with our private tour. He did it exactly based on our personality, our dos and donts and even asked us if we had any allergies to any foods. So detailed and boy did he do a good job!!! We were so happy and we have already told our family and friends to hire him when they come to Tokyo for the first time. Trust me you will not be disappointed. Make sure you get 6 hours min. Wished we had time to do more. Have fun.

Review by Nazila N

TOKYO, DAY TRIP TO COASTAL KAMAKURA

July 2019

Trip to see the the big Buddha in Kamakura

We took about an hour by Subway to get to Kamakura. Kenji met us at our hotel perfectly on time. He explained the difference and inclusiveness of Shinto and Buddhism and took us to the Engaku-ji temple - origin of Zen in Japan.

Review by Corne B

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