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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

By: Venture
  • As you like it: Create a custom half-day or full-day private Tokyo tour
  • Unique sightseeing itineraries: gardens, museums, neighborhoods, and more
  • Your choice: cover must-see sights or under-the-radar attractions
Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day
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Once a small castle town, Tokyo is now one of the world’s most populous and visited cities. Dive deep into the history and culture of this fascinating metropolis during a private, customizable tour of the Japanese capital. From Meiji Shrine—Japan’s most popular Shinto landmark—to the trendy shops of Harajuku, your very own local guide helps you discover incredible sights that suit every taste and time frame.

What to Expect

Opt for a half-day or full-day guided tour and craft your own one-of-a-kind sightseeing itinerary. For history and culture buffs, you might choose to begin a half-day tour with a visit to Meiji Shrine and its famous massive torii (gates), then move on to the beautiful, expansive gardens of the Imperial Palace. Or you could opt for an in-depth neighborhood tour for an insider’s look at fashion hot spots like Harajuku, Omotesando, or Shibuya.

On full-day tours, you have time to take in even more of the city. Possibly begin by observing sushi chefs haggle for fish at the outer Tsukiji, one of the world’s largest seafood markets. Stroll through gardens like 17th-century Koishikawa Korakuen or Shinjuku Gyoen, once the grounds of a private Edo mansion, and stop into some of the city’s world-famous museums.

For custom excursions on foot, you and your guide use the city’s public transportation system, giving you time to explore neighborhoods at a leisurely pace. If you’ve upgraded to the private vehicle option, enjoy door-to-door pick-up and time to cover more attractions.

Reviews (184)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent orientation to Tokyo

Our tour guide Misa as superb. We decided on a one day private tour of Tokyo the first day of our visit. That was a great decision since the orientation made such a difference with how we enjoyed Tokyo the balance of our trip. Misa...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jet212759
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
A Taste of Tokyo - old and new

Our tour guide Mitch did an excellent job! It was our first full day in Tokyo. He met us at our hotel and we started our journey. He spoke fluent English and was very knowledgeable about many areas of Tokyo. He explained the subway system...More

Thank Hillary E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Excellent Experience!

My family (over 60) and I (30’s) really enjoyed our tour with Taz, our guide! He is young, very patient and he cares of your needs. He speaks a fluent English, and he gave us many informations about the city, what we were visiting and...More

1  Thank woolfItaly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Tokyo Tour

Megan was awesome! Provided so much background information on Tokyo. Meg mixed in famous places, places where locals go, culture customs, and different types of food. I was only in Tokyo for a few days and taking a full day tour with Meg I got...More

Thank shanemiller80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Couldn't Have Been Better!

Our custom tour of Tokyo in a day was more than we expected. We made suggestions of several things we were interested in, and our guide helped us maximize our time and see such a variety of sites throughout Tokyo. In fact, out guide Mitch...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rossthejedi
VentureJapan, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ross Thank you for the great review and recommendation. Greatly appreciated and your kind words make me very glad to know that the delivered was enjoyed. It was great to meet you and share some time in Tokyo. Thanks very much Mitch

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We did the full day and walked about 7.5 miles total. That said, the guides are amazing at customizing your trip. If you mentioned you wanted to minimize waking I'm sure they would accommodate as much as they could!
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