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      Tourists exploring the best things to do in Tokyo with a local guide
      Tourists exploring the best things to do in Tokyo with a local guide

      Wondering what to do in Tokyo?

      Tokyo is positively spilling over with entertainment and activities that can’t be found anywhere else on earth. The Japanese capital sprawls and stretches as far as the eye can see, with some neighborhoods harking back to the wood-built, lantern-lit Japan of old and others so mind-bendingly futuristic they could have been dreamt up in a sci-fi novel. In a city with such an effortless balance between the traditional and the modern, the best things to do in Tokyo span centuries. From exploring ancient temples and treasure-filled museums to walking down skyscraper-lined streets between neon-lit restaurants and karaoke bars, Tokyo is a feast of the unmissable.

      Local guide enjoying a meal with tourists while on a food tour of Tokyo
      From 100-yen sushi 1000-year-old Kaiseki

      Of all the things to do in Tokyo, soaking up the food scene should be top of the list. Tokyo may have more Michelin-starred dining spots than any other city in the world, but it’s the city’s unpretentious eating spots that make its culinary culture so incredible. You could sample humble street food at a night market, grab a bento box at a convenience store, then wash it down with a drink at a no-frills standing bar – or you could splurge on a multi-course traditional Kaiseki meal followed by drinks and small plates at an upmarket izakaya. The foodie things to do in Tokyo don’t disappoint.

      Tourists enjoying the beautiful cherry blossoms while on a boat ride in Tokyo
      Weird, wacky and wonderful

      The city is brimming with the uncanny, interesting, and just plain strange, with experiences and attractions that are unique to Tokyo. Its quirky underbelly isn’t hard to find. Wacky places to see and things to do in Tokyo range from entire streets dedicated to kitchen utensils to themed cafés celebrating otaku culture. Maybe you’ll get treated like royalty at a maid – or butler – café, get a tiny doll that looks exactly like you made at Clone Factory, or see the first hotel in the world to have holographic staff. The bizarre things to do in Tokyo are some of the most memorable.

      Tourists crossing a busy road with a local guide on a night tour of Tokyo
      Tokyo by night

      When night falls, the list of things to do in Tokyo only gets longer. The disappearing daylight is replaced with neon signs, lanterns, and LED screens, and the city has a totally different feel. Tokyo’s unique bar culture is ripe for exploration, from ramshackle izakaya to standing tachinomiya taverns to upmarket cocktail lounges. You could head to glitzy Ginza where the wealthy gather, or stroll down unassuming cobbled alleys between tiny restaurants packed with people snacking on small plates. It won’t be long before you’re cheering “kanpai!” with noisy locals over a sake (or several).

      Latest reviews from our guests

        We arrived in Tokyo as first-time visitors to Japan on Sunday night and Yuko picked us up at our hotel on Monday morning for a tour. My 17yo daughter is very interested in the pop culture of Japan and Yuko had done her research to show us all the great spots in Harajuku. She balanced that out with a trip to Meiji-jingu shrine where we learned about more traditional Japanese culture. I wish I had Yuko with me for the rest of this trip! I highly recommend City Unscripted trips and Yuko.

        July 2022

        Kathryn G

        I recently took my first trip to Tokyo and stayed in Akihabara. I can't praise them enough! I booked this tour for the 23rd, received a prompt reply and they even started answering questions before the tour date. During the tour, they were very great at conversation, enough to pull an introvert such as me out of my shell, helped me find specific figured from a specific anime that aired years ago, and it only got better from there. Their ability to ask a few simple questions and plan a four-hour tour that was interesting, fun, and exciting the entire time speaks wonders, and the next time I visit, I will definitely hire again! I can't wait to pick up where we left off and see more of what the area has to offer. Thanks for a great time!

        December 2021

        Matt B

        Me encanto armar personalmente el itinerario de esas 6 horas, pude conocer muchos lugares icónicos!!! (I loved putting together the itinerary of those 6 hours personally, I got to know many iconic places !!!)

        September 2019

        María I

        My guide was a perfect fit! He was friendly and very insightful to help better understand the local culture. We had a fun time together seeing some off the beaten path sites. I highly recommend Hiro-san!

        July 2021

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