Book a Local Friend

2 hours | from $30.00 per person

Discover an authentic side of Tokyo with a like-minded Local Host by your side to reveal the hidden gems that are loved by locals as well as showing you iconic attractions. Your Local Host will help you unlock the real Tokyo, so with a friend in the city you can get a taste of local life. By telling your Local Host what your preferences and interests are, they’ll create a unique experience and show you a side of Tokyo you’ll love.

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Languages
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Local Host to wander through the city with, discovering the main attraction as well as a few hidden local gems along the way. 

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. 

As well as visiting the places you most want to see, stop by local spots and places of interest along the way to get an authentic insight into local life in Tokyo. 

Your Local host 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 personalities 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
* 2 hours with a Local Host
* Pick-up from your accommodation (within a reasonable distance)
* 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 48 hours before your experience and get a 90% refund. 

 

Meeting point

 

 

To be agreed with your Local Host.

2 hour experience

from
$30.00
per adult
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