What you'll do
Stop to try a Japanese cake and traditional tea, or grab some authentic local street food or a quick meal at one of your Local Host’s favourite spots, somewhere that suits your preferences, budget and dietary requirements.
Choose which of the city’s top attractions you most want to see, as well as stopping by local spots and places of interest along the way to get an authentic insight into local life in Tokyo.
Your local will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of Tokyo that you will love and revealing other hidden gems that they know you’ll 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 Host who will 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)
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.
Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.
* See the city's most famous sites in one day
* Your local will design a bespoke route for you which takes in the city's highlights
* Discover the main attractions as well as the hidden gems that are tucked away nearby and avoid the tourist traps
* Eat and drink great local food at places that are loved by locals
* Get tips and tricks for the rest of your stay
Must See Tokyo in a Day | TokyoReview by: John E
Excelente conocimiento sobre la ciudad, sus lugares de interés y la cultura. Nuestro guía supo combinar nuestros gustos con sitios que sin su ayuda no hubiéramos conocido. Muchas gracias pasamos un excelente día.
Must See Tokyo in a Day | TokyoReview by: Maria V
Sergio conoce la cultura e historias japonesas y organizó un tour de 6 h para visitar los principales lugares, también tuve la oportunidad de probar comida local y recomendaciones para los siguientes días. Una experiencia recomendable.
Must See Tokyo in a Day | TokyoReview by: Michael B
Great Service, greater guide
I booked two tours with CU on very short notice - a food tour and a private guided tour. Unfortunately, the food tour did not happen since no guide was available on short notice. However, CU did not only reimburse the price paid (that should go without saying) but offered two hours free of charge for my next tour with them. I did not expect that but that underlines the service minded culture of CU - and of course it will be reflected in my review here ;-) The booking was handled proper. Directly after booking I received an e-mail regarding my expectations and preferences. Afterwards I was introduced to my guide and communicated directly with him. My guide for the private guided tour was Marcus - he was great. Before the tour he said, that his USP is his passion, and he is right. One can feel that he really loves Tokyo and he really loves what he is doing. Well, guiding tourists to the Central Station and Post Office should be standard - visiting the local (free of charge) museum and the roof garden is not. With him I had several experiences like this. I highly recommend CU and Marcus for history, natural and cultural tours in Tokyo.
Must See Tokyo in a Day | TokyoReview by: Valeria C
Tour molto interessante e piacevole
Grazie alla guida Martina! Tour super interessante e piacevole tour. In 8 ore abbiamo visitato tanti posti previsti dalle mie preferenze e fatto una pausa mangiando una pietanza giapponese molto buona in un ristorante consigliato dalla guida. Grazie!