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Personalised Full Day with a Local

Tokyo

62 reviews
8 hours | from $123.00 pp
Discover Tokyo as you would if you were visiting a friend who lived there! With a full day to explore, discover the real Tokyo with a like-minded local who will create an experience customised to include the famous attractions you’d most like to see, as well as revealing a few hidden gems along the way! See the city’s highlights or discover local neighbourhoods (or do both!), get oriented and immerse yourself in Tokyo’s unique culture with a local by your side to navigate. Ditch the guidebook and see Tokyo like a local!
8 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised
Walking

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Local Host to be introduced to Tokyo’s top attractions, get your bearings and start exploring the city! Your Local Host will share insider insight and tips so you can get acquainted with Tokyo’s culture, and will share hidden local gems as well as famous sights with you.Read more +

 

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, 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 that suits your tastes and budgets. Snack on delicious local street food along the way too - your local 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

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree 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. 

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. 

Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.

 

How This Benefits You

Tokyo can feel like a a tricky city to get to grips with, but with a Local Host by your side the city will feel less intimidating. You’ll be able to go beyond the superficial, connect with Tokyo and its people and immerse yourself in its unique culture.

With a Local Host to navigate, you’ll be able to get oriented in the city and get to grips with Tokyo’s transport system, learning how to use the metro system and how to get around as well as understanding cultural practices you may be unfamiliar with. 

See the main attractions with the benefit of local knowledge, skip tourist pitfalls and experience life like a local. Your Local Host will help you explore off the beaten path areas as well as the most famous (and busy!) spots, and introduce you to the local cuisine. 

Our Local Hosts in Tokyo can all speak English and Japanese, but many also speak Italian, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, Indonesian, Russian and Polish so they can connect with you culturally as well as with your personality. 

 

 

What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 8 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)

 

What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)

 

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.

Experience Highlights

* Spend a day with a local 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

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can specify your preferred start time after booking

Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Languages
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free

Reviews

Gail M

Tokyo Unscripted

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Tokyo with Fulvio. He was very considerate and so good at pacing the tour to our abilities and interests. He made a cold,somewhat snowy day fun! We saw and learned many things we would not have if just touring on our own. While touring Fulvio also gave us a good introduction to the subway system so we feel comfortable enough to go to some museums and sites on our own. I’m already hoping to book Fulvio on my next stop in Tokyo and am inspired to try a tour with Cities Unscripted in other cities we may visit.

Declan F

5 star service

Fulvio, is a complete gentleman. He was informative, fun, insightful, patient and opinionated. Really enjoyed the time with Fulvio and would highly recommend employing him if you're lucky enough to get time with him taking some time out in Tokyo

Giuseppe  B

Look like local

Devo dire che è stata una esperienza molto interessante e frizzante, perché anche se in poche ore, mi ha fatto vivere la città al difuori dai soliti schemi da turista, facendomi scoprire piccole perle di realtà locale che sono di per sé molto affascinanti e che senza Daniela non sarei riuscito a trovare o a vivere nel modo giusto, ovvero sentendomi a mia volta uno di loro.

Carla M

Personalized Full Day with a Local-Tokyo

Two of us had a great day with Maddy. We used public transportation with her just like a local so we got to visit the places we requested without sitting in a tour bus in traffic for hours. Highly recommend this sweet lady.