Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores

Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores

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

  • Private &

  • 5 hours

  • From
    $46.00  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Join an insightful host and get ready to discover Tokyo’s most unique stores! From the gadgets and collectibles of geeky Akihabara, or the bric-a-brac of 100-yen shops (no prizes for guessing why they’re called that), this isn’t shopping as you know it back home. Delve into the weird and wonderful stores of Harajuku, the epicenter of Tokyo’s youth culture, and experience the most out-there fashion on Takeshita-Dori, the street known for its myriad boutiques. Deeper into the city, you could browse traditional curios in Sangenjaya, Tokyo’s hippest neighborhood, or discover hidden gems in bohemian Shimokitazawa, where thrift shopping thrives and you could pick up a vintage kimono at the same time as a stash of vinyl!

Where you’ll go

Immerse yourself in Tokyo’s kaleidoscopic world of shopping with a local host leading the way, and discover big brands and mini boutiques that stock everything you could ever want - and the things you never knew you needed, until now! In Harajuku, the city’s fast-paced fashion capital, you could blend in with the cool kids and explore a huge variety of specialty stores, or get lost in the mega electronics stores of Akihabara Electric Town - who knew camera stores could be so huge?! Depending on what you’re looking for, your host could also show you quirky districts like Koenji, a rustic cultural hotspot where vintage vendors sling their oddities at super low prices. 

  • Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
  • Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores
  • Explore Tokyo’s trendiest shopping districts with a host, from quirky Koenji to fashionable Harajuku.

  • Whatever you’re looking for, your host will take you exactly where you need to go to find the best deal.

  • Discover the kind of quirky, pop-culture-themed shops you could only ever find in Tokyo.

  • Bask in the high-fashion glory of Harajuku, where Tokyo’s youth define modern trends.

  • Get tips from your host about other shopping experiences for the remainder of your trip.

This experience will be personalized to you!

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)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

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

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Reviews for this experience

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.

April 2018

Reviewed by Marcie I , hosted by Martina


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!

October 2017

Reviewed by Helmut R , hosted by Giovanni

Reviews for Tokyo

Tokyo Private Tour: Shibuya to Harajuku

Mon guide qui parlait en anglais a tenu compte de mes souhaits en modifiant le sens de la visite avec un crochet à la Fondation Louis Vuitton pour voir l'exposition de Christian Boltansky comme je le souhaitais. J'ai aimé le fait que l'on laisse la foule pour prendre un chemin plus "confidentiel" avec la rue des créateurs…

Reviewed by Sylvie P, hosted by Kenji

Genau das was ich wollte!

Dies Tour bietet einen tollen Unterhaltungswert und man bekommt genau das zu sehen was einem interessiert. Kento war ein super Guide! Würde ich jedem weiterempfehlen der nur begrenzt Zeit hat und doch einiges von der Stadt sehen möchte.

Reviewed by Simon V, hosted by Kento

Kento was the best guide!

We had Kento as a tour guide for the morning before the World Cup rugby game. He showed us around the city seamlessly. We learnt so much about the city but especially about Japanese culture and food etc. His English is perfect!

Reviewed by Debbie S, hosted by Kento

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