What you'll do
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.
* 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)
Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.
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.
* 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
Personalised Full Day with a Local | TokyoReview by: 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.
Personalised Full Day with a Local | TokyoReview by: 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.
Personalised Full Day with a Local | TokyoReview by: Don M
Best thing we did in Tokyo
We were hoping to find someone to show us good photography spots in Tokyo and we hit the jackpot with Mutz. She's a great photographer who knows where to go for capturing images of the real Tokyo. Mutz met us at our hotel and guided us to some scenic areas that we wouldn't have found otherwise. She listened to our requests and made sure it all happened. Over the 8 hour period we spent with Mutz, she showed us great local eating venues, spectacular shrines, and brilliant architecture. We saw the modern, the traditional, the spiritual, the unique, and the surprising elements of Tokyo. And we loved it all. We were exceptionally happy with Mutz as our tour guide to Tokyo. We felt like we were spending time with a friend who wanted us to experience the best of her home town.
Personalised Full Day with a Local | TokyoReview by: Ghina B
Tokyo in 1 day
Martina, thank you for making us discover Tokyo the way your did. We had short stay in Tokyo and Martina made sure we see the highlights of Tokyo and discover the local side as well.