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Personalised Full Day with a Local


24 reviews
8 hours | from $123.00 pp
Discover Tokyo as you would if you were visiting a friend who lived there! With a full day to explore, discover the real Tokyo with a like-minded local who will create an experience customised to include the famous attractions you’d most like to see, as well as revealing a few hidden gems along the way! See the city’s highlights or discover local neighbourhoods (or do both!), get oriented and immerse yourself in Tokyo’s unique culture with a local by your side to navigate. Ditch the guidebook and see Tokyo like a local!
8 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

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.

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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. 



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)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.  


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.

Experience Highlights

* 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

Total: USD
per adult
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.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free


Carol L

Great time in Tokyo

We had a great time in Tokyo with Giovanni. He was flexible when we ended up changing up the itinerary on the go, and he was very helpful in giving us suggestions on what to see the next day and also the transportation options for our return to Haneda airport. Thanks Giovanni!

Mark and Joanne R

A perfect introduction to Tokyo and Japan - very recommended

Dear Rumi, thank you so much for helping us find our way around Tokyo! We enjoyed everything we did. We were very confidant after our day with you to use the underground and trains to get around, go into restaurants and sites and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Tokyo - after our time skiing (no injuries!), we changed our plans and had 3 more days there on our way home. Mark did eventually buy a knife on Kappabashi Street! He loves it but might have to return for a longer one! We walked there from the ferry stop at Asakusa and had food at the Culture Fest in Ueno Park. Without your thoughtful help we could have been a little overwhelmed, thank you again - we will come back to your beautiful country.

Aaron L

Tokyo full day walking tour

Yukiko-san was extremely knowledgeable and went out of her way to explain the historical significance of the Kabuki theatre, the good luck charms, the Tsukiji fish market shrines importance and much more - it truly reflected the deep historical roots of Tokyo which we would not have had the opportunity to savour if not for this walking tour. Thumbs up to Yukiko for being such a hospitable host to us!

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.