What you'll do
Follow the unique route which your Local Host has designed specifically for you, either by walking or using public transport so you can get familiar with how to move around the city and how to use the metro (which can feel overwhelming at first!).
Your local will give your trip a kickstart, helping you to make the most of your time in Tokyo by showing you the highlights in the area you want to explore and helping you get familiar with the city and its unique culture.
Your Local Host will also advise you on the best way to spend the rest of your trip, helping you to discover other areas of Tokyo that they know you’ll love, as well as sharing their local travel tips and tricks so you won’t fall into the tourist traps!
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 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
* 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)
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.
* Get familiar with the best ways to navigate the city and use the transport systems
* See the most famous attractions in the area you would like to explore
* Get tips and tricks from a local about things to do during your stay
* Ask any questions you have about exploring Tokyo, cultural practices or where to eat
* Experience the real Tokyo with a local
Kickstart Your Trip | TokyoReview by: Maria M
Tokyo kickstart your trip with a local host
Fulvio was very prompt, pleasant and attentive. He even went out of his way to assist us exchange our Japan Rail pass. Such a good person.
Kickstart Your Trip | TokyoReview by: Isabel T
If I could give Martina a 10 star review I definitely would! The three hours I booked were priceless, Martina was very informative and made us feel more at ease of being in a metropolitan city. We felt so comfortable with her that my 8 year old son was sad when our time was over. She told us about an app for our phones to help us navigate the metro system in Tokyo & because of that app we were able to enjoy Tokyo at its fullest! Cityunscripted and Martina THANK YOU!
Kickstart Your Trip | TokyoReview by: Giuloa L
Poco tempo ma di qualità
Fulvio si è dimostrato molto gentile e disponibile. Il tempo a nostra disposizione era pochissimo, ma nonostante i nostri imprevisti dell'ultimo minuto è riuscito a valorizzare il tempo a disposizione. Con Fulvio abbiamo visitato Tokyo: abbiamo visitato due templi e un centro pokemon. La sua guida ci è stata utilissima per comprendere meglio la cultura giapponese; inoltre ci ha condotto lungo vie e percorsi meno trafficati dandoci la possibilità di vedere la Tokyo quotidiana e non solo quella turistica. Sicuramente quando torneremo, perché torneremo, lo ricontatteremo. Ci siamo trovati molto bene.
Kickstart Your Trip | TokyoReview by: Rachel B
A wonderful way to spend half a day
Marcus was a wonderful guide, full of knowledge about the walk we did, pointing out small details that I would have missed and inspiring me on with his enthusiasm when I was hot and tired and didn't feel like walking up a long flight of steps! I'm so glad we had lunch at the end of the walk, Marcus is such an interesting person to talk to!