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Must See Tokyo in a Day


41 reviews
8 hours | from $123.00 pp
Discover Tokyo’s must see places, shrines markets and the most famous tourist sights as you explore the city with a local by your side to navigate. You’ll see the very best of the city and tick Tokyo’s top spots off your bucket list, but your local will show you a few secret local spots along the way too! See Tokyo through the eyes of a local who knows the city inside out and can show you a unique side to the main tourist sites that you’d never find in a travel guide - so ditch the guidebook and get ready to discover the real Tokyo!
8 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a Local Host to discover Tokyo’s top attractions and explore its most famous neighbourhoods - all through a local lens of course!Read more +


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. 


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)


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.


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.

Experience Highlights

* 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 

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.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


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.

Maria V

Muy recomendable

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.

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.

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!