What you'll do
Join a like-minded Local Host to explore a neighbourhood or two of your choice or to visit the most famous sights, discovering hidden local gems nearby so you can see the city through the eyes of the locals.
Stop to refuel at one of the local’s favourite eateries, cafes or street food markets; a hand picked place 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.
- Spend half a day with a local who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you'd most like to see
- See Tokyo's iconic attractions or off the beaten path spots
- Discover the highlights of the area or neighbourhood that you explore
- See the real Tokyo that you wouldn't find in a guidebook
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 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
* 4 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 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.
Personalised half day with a local | TokyoReview by: Fokko K
Personalised half day with a local | TokyoReview by: Manish G
Daniela is your perfect Tokyo guide!
Daniela is great! She is knowledgeable, flexible and engaging. She can easily customize the tour based on your needs or constraints. In 4 hours we covered a lot of Tokyo. I highly recommend her for your Tokyo tour.
Personalised half day with a local | TokyoReview by: Carla Z
Giuliano è stata una grande guida in solo 4 ore è riuscito a farci vedere i siti più importanti di Tokyo. Disponibile e cortese. Con tanta pazienza ci ha accompagnato e mostrato un po' di vita giapponese. Arigato Giuliano!
Personalised half day with a local | TokyoReview by: Samantha H
The perfect layover
Michael met up with my friends and I to show us around Tokyo in a short amount of time. We had about 4 hours and Michael was a great help in showing us a few excellent sites. He was well versed on the history and culture of Tokyo which supplemented our outing well. He gave us tips on general rules of being a citizen of Tokyo and where to find the best snacks. Overall, I’m very glad we booked a tour with Michael, he showed us as much of Tokyo as we could pack in during our short visit.