What you'll do
Join a like-minded Local Host to be introduced to Tokyo’s top attractions, get your bearings and start exploring the city!
Your Local Host will share insider insight and tips so you can get acquainted with Tokyo’s culture, and will share hidden local gems as well as famous sights with you.
You could start the day by visiting Asakusa with famous its Senso-ji Temple and nearby Asakusa-jinja Shrine, or perhaps take the subway across town to Shibuya, walk across the famous Shibuya Crossing and up into one of the city's best shopping districts - the possibilities are endless!
Eat like a local when you stop for lunch at an authentic spot recommended by your local that suits your tastes and budgets. Snack on delicious local street food along the way too - your local will explain the different options and any dishes you may be unfamiliar with!
Your Local Host will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, helping you to discover other areas of Tokyo that you will 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 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.
- Spend a day with a local who will customise an experience to your interests and preferences
- See the real Tokyo through the eyes of a local
- Explore local neighbourhoods or the most famous areas of the city, the choice is yours!
- Get tips and tricks from your local for other places in the city to visit
- Eat and drink like a local - stop for an authentic meal and try local street food along the way
* 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)
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.
Personalised full day with a local | TokyoReview by: Christina B
Touring Tokyo with Giovanni
Giovanni showed Peter and I around Tokyo setting a cracking pace but always so generous with his insiders view of Tokyo! I highly recommend an evening or day with Giovanni.
Personalised full day with a local | TokyoReview by: Nina Y
Nice local host
Shenling is a very nice host. She is an international student here for more than 2 years. She is of similar age and background to me so my parents feel comfortable. Overall she is very nice.
Personalised full day with a local | TokyoReview by: Christine G
Excellent experience with Michael!
We had a fabulous time exploring temples and modern cityscapes with Michael. His knowledge of Buddhism and of Japanese culture, from the perspective of a Colombian living in Tokyo, was really interesting and entertaining. Thanks, Michael!!
Personalised full day with a local | TokyoReview by: Aisha J
Amazing first time Tokyo experience with Daniela
It was my first time visiting Japan and Daniela was just the perfect guide, giving me the lowdown on all things Japan from the country’s history, culture, lifestyle to how to use the metro and subway system. She ensured that I understood how to navigate the lines to get to the destination which helped me a lot on days when I was on my own. She also curated an itinerary that was highly in line with what I wanted to experience out of this trip - exploring old vs new Tokyo area, walking down quaint & aged shopping streets and out of the beaten path. As I am on a halal diet, Daniela kindly took me to a halal ramen place which was amazingly delicious! Daniela is a warm, friendly and informative guide. In fact, she felt more like a friend than a guide to me! Highly recommended! Thank you Daniela for making my first visit to Tokyo a memorable one! xx