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Tokyo: Explore the City with a Local

  • Private tour for just you and your party
  • Your guide customizes your tour to your interests and personality
  • Get a deeper insight into Tokyo life than possible alone
Tokyo: Explore the City with a Local
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Understanding Tokyo can seem like an impossible wish to foreign travelers. Take the mystery out of your visit on this guided tour with a local. Before your tour, your guide contacts you to get a feel for what interests you. On your customized tour, they take you to see the city's must-see sites, as well as under explored local neighborhoods and hidden gems. Along the way, they share insights into local life giving you a better sense of Tokyo culture.
What to Expect

What you'll do

On this personalised experience, join a like-minded Local Host who will share insider insight and tips so you can get acquainted with Tokyo’s culture. They'll also introduce you to Tokyo's famous sights as well as local hidden gems.

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. Maybe you'd like to 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 Host that suits your tastes and budgets. Snack on delicious local street food along the way too - your Local Host 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

* Spend a day with a Local Host 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

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Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed July 15, 2018
A wonderful way to spend half a day

Marcus was a wonderful guide, full of knowledge about the walk we did, pointing out small details that I would have missed and inspiring me on with his enthusiasm when I was hot and tired and didn't feel like walking up a long flight of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rachelclare2018
Reviewed June 30, 2018
Family friendly tour with Marcus

Our first day exploring Tokyo was made so much easier with Marcus. Our 10 and 8 year old couldn’t stop talking to him but he was engaging with our kids and happy to listen. We saw so much more with Marcus than we would have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kelly G
Reviewed June 19, 2018
Touring Tokyo with Giuliano

From the moment we met our guide for the day, the wonderful Giuliano(spot on time, expect nothing less in Japan) in our hotel foyer, we all appeared to ‘click’ and we knew that we would have a great day with in Tokyo. Giuliano has enthusiasm...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Darrall_Wilson
Reviewed June 10, 2018
Great way to discover the city

My partner & I actually did two City Unscripted tours on our recent visit to Japan; a half-day in Tokyo & a full day in Kyoto. Both were great, with fantastic guides. Whenever we travel to somewhere new we always like to do a walking...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Andrew L
Nick W, Owner at Tokyo: Explore the City with a Local, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us on your last trip to Japan. Both Tokyo and Kyoto are fascinating cities and there is so much to be discovered beyond the main tourist attractions too! I hope your Local Host shared...More

Reviewed May 30, 2018

We booked a 4 hour guide to Tokyo, which was superb! So much so, it was quickly apparent that Yuji was going to be invaluable, so we had (hoped) to book him again the next day - but regrettably, my wife was ill. Yuji is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MartLondon
Nick W, Owner at Tokyo: Explore the City with a Local, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Hi Martin, The team and I are so happy to see you had a good time with Yuji in Tokyo! Yuji is one of our latest additions to the network of Local Hosts, but from the first time we spoke with him we knew he'd...More

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