Traditional v Contemporary: Tokyo's Historic Fusion


4 reviews
3 hours | from $47.50 pp
Unlock Tokyo’s rich history and cultural heritage as well as getting a taste of contemporary life in the capital. With a Local Host by your side who is as passionate about history as you are, discover the secrets of Tokyo’s past as you explore together and see how the city’s history has helped shape it into the vibrant and modern metropolis it is today. Discover iconic historic attractions as well as getting a little off the beaten path, and see how the fusion of traditional and contemporary has helped to create the city's unique culture.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a Local host who is a fellow history lover to discover a culturally rich and diverse Tokyo, seeing how the city fuses the most cutting edge, modern styles with its traditional heritage.Read more +

Immerse yourself in Tokyo's culture and history through exploring famous sites as well as unique, less well-known venues whose history is known by the locals. 

Stroll through neighbourhoods famed for their ancient roots and learn about the different Japanese imperial eras. 

Spend time getting to know your local and learn about other historically significant and interesting things to see and do in the city as well as discovering some secret local spots!


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 Host who will create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly by email 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 Tokyo truly 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 like-minded Local Host by your side, discover the real history of the city through its people and go beyond simply seeing the main sights. 

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
* 3 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

* Discover Tokyo with a local who is passionate about history 
* Explore historic neighbourhoods and famous sites
* Get to know more about the periods in Japanese history that most fascinate you 
* Discover hidden historic spots and hear local stories that you wouldn't find in a guidebook
* See how traditional heritage still plays an important part in modern culture 
* Get tips and tricks for other historic area to visit during your stay 

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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


Colin R

Traditional v Contemporary: Tokyo's Historic Fusion | Tokyo

Review by: Colin R
December 2018

Great way to explore hidden parts of Tokyo.

Fantastic to see a part of Tokyo we didn’t know about and never would have found. Really enjoyed the company of our guide Sergio and his insights into Japanese culture. Ate lots of delicious things at lots of different and interesting places.

Vanda C

Traditional v Contemporary: Tokyo's Historic Fusion | Tokyo

Review by: Vanda C
July 2018

Grazie Edirs!!!

beautiful experience. our guide Edris Rahimi was very helpful and friendly, willing, informed on places, traditions, means of transport and very skilled in speaking the Japanese language. unfortunately it was the last day in Tokyo, otherwise we would have liked to have more toured the city with him

Michael D

Traditional v Contemporary: Tokyo's Historic Fusion | Tokyo

Review by: Michael D
May 2018

We had a great time with Marcus.

From Honmonji Temple to Kappabashi Street to the Imperial Palace, we have seen and heard many great things about Tokyo, its history and attractions. Even the spiritual side was not too short! Marcus has a lot of knowledge about temples and religious customs, as well as history in the area of Tokyo and gave us unforgettable insights into the culture of Japan.

Laura L

Traditional v Contemporary: Tokyo's Historic Fusion | Tokyo

Review by: Laura L
October 2017

Visita di Tokyo

Siamo stati due giorni piacevolissimi a Tokyo con Daniela! Una guida molto preparata disponibilissima, con una grande conoscenza della città. Ci ha fatto vivere Tokyo come se fossimo giapponesi. Una ragazza deliziosa sotto ogni punto di vista.