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Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

1. Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

Enjoy a day out on the town feeling the breeze of the city from a custom-built go-kart. This tour takes you through the center of Tokyo, namely the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas, and allows you to experience Japan in a unique way.  Before you begin the tour, you'll have the option to dress up in a costume of your favorite character. Then, zoom off into the Shinjuku area. Drive to see Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and then head to the iconic Shinjuku Love Sign. Zip along through the famous nightlife district area near Shinjuku Station and then to the shopping district of Harajuku. After that, head to one of the most iconic places in Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing. Return to the meeting point following Shibuya Crossing.  Your guide will lead the way, so you don't have to worry about missing any important sights. They will also take plenty of fun photos of and for you during the experience. On returning to the meeting point, your guide will airdrop or email you all the photos taken.

Shibuya & Harajuku: Hidden Gems & Highlights Private Tour

2. Shibuya & Harajuku: Hidden Gems & Highlights Private Tour

Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Tokyo’s quirky underbelly on a personalized tour of bustling Shibuya and pop culture paradise Harajuku. Get a snapshot of the city’s weird and wonderful attractions as you’re led down its liveliest streets (and those only locals know about). You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. First, meet your guide in bohemian Shimokitazawa, an area that’s off the Tokyo tourist trail where local artists and musicians move between cool thrift shops and vintage record stores lining tightly packed streets too narrow for cars. Peer into the tiny shops on your way to Tomigaya, a quiet oasis filled with cafes and artisanal coffee shops not far from frenetic, flashy Shibuya, then stroll through Nabeshima Shoto Park – once a tea plantation in the late 1800s, today the park is a popular spot for locals to kick back on a bench and watch the world go by. Next, stop off at the strangely out-of-place Moyai Statue, a massive landmark modeled on the Moai of Easter Island, then make the mad dash across Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world (and certainly the busiest in Japan). Jostle your way through hordes of locals on your way to the zelkova tree-lined avenue of upmarket Omotesando, and pass cool designer stores – and even some urban farm animals – on your way to bright and bustling Takeshita Street, a pedestrian shopping exploding with colorful boutiques, cafes, and eateries. Then, why not grab a bite (or several)? Catch your breath with a drink at the whimsical Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku, a quintessential snapshot of the area’s obsession with all things adorable. Check out the Purikura (print club) shop, where 25 retro photo booth machines make a great alternative to a selfie stick, and end your day in one of Tokyo's largest city parks, Yoyogi, with a peaceful stroll to the century-old Meiji Shrine. Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local tour operator's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

Tokyo: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

3. Tokyo: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

The tour provider will organize the locations for your photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends.  Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the information you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on location in Tokyo and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Your highly experienced Tokyo vacation photographers are handpicked local experts, who will share their knowledge of the city with you like an old friend. When your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. Create mementoes that will last a lifetime, and look back over your travels with fond memories.

Tokyo: Private Eat & Drink Like a Local Tour

4. Tokyo: Private Eat & Drink Like a Local Tour

Enjoy 6 authentic, delicious tastings and a drink included in this unforgettable personalized food tour of Tokyo with a friendly local guide. Explore the food scene in the electric streets of Shibuya and Shinjuku, Tokyo’s fast-paced commercial hubs and a foodie havens. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. First, meet your guide at the iconic Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world, and make the mad dash across to a depachika – expansive food halls in the basements of luxurious department stores – to stock up on traditional snacks like Gyoza dumplings for a quick picnic in Yoyogi Park. Explore Cat Street, a quiet backstreet with limited car traffic where well-heeled locals move between high-end fashion boutiques and cool cafes, then indulge in super-fresh kaiten sushi (sushi on a rotating conveyor belt) in the city that made it a culinary icon. After that, give your stomach a break with a peaceful stroll down the zelkova tree-lined avenue of upmarket Omotesando, and pass quirky designer stores – and even some urban farm animals – on your way to Takeshita Street, a pedestrian shopping exploding with colorful shops, cafes, and popular eateries. Next, why not stop off somewhere for a bowl of ramen? Tokyo has varieties that don’t exist anywhere else in the world! Quench your thirst with a drink from a vending machine, and hop on the train to Shinjuku’s Omoide Yokocho, a quintessentially Tokyo labyrinth of alleys crammed with tiny bars and food stalls. Sample food like Dango, a rice flour dumpling drenched in sweet soy sauce, or crunch on surprisingly delicious fried chicken from a local convenience store! Finally, head to one of the area’s super-trendy cafes or dessert bars for something utterly delectable, and end in Tokyo’s Korean corner, Shin-Okubo, where – unlike in Japanese cuisine – spice and strong flavors are the name of the game. Your itinerary will be fully personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local operator's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

Japanese Street Food Tour

5. Japanese Street Food Tour

Try the delicious side of Shibuya, a place more known for being at the forefront of culture and fashion, and rarely known for its food.  This tour will show you the places to go in Shibuya, the places the locals go, so the next time you visit you can do so as a local. Get the chance to visit 5 food stops and try: Kobe Beef Skewers, Osaka Takoyaki, Hiroshima Okonomiyaki, 5 types of Sushi and Taiyaki (Japanese dessert). Nestled in the back alleys, these places are unforgettable and an experience you wont want to miss. End your journey with a tour of Shibuya Depachika (underground food market).

Tokyo: Ramen Tasting Tour with Local Ramen Guru

6. Tokyo: Ramen Tasting Tour with Local Ramen Guru

At 3 award-winning ramen shops, sample 6 completely different mini bowls of delicious ramen. These are approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of the size of full ramen bowls, which allows you to eat a great variety of ramen on your tour. Choose 6 from a selection of 11 ramen mini bowls. Learn all about ramen, from its history to its preparation. Discover a different ramen topic at each of the shops, via colorful handouts and visuals.  The tour will take place in three unique Tokyo neighborhoods, including Shibuya. At shop 1 sample light fish ramen and learn about ramen origins and types. Head to a cozy little ramen shop with unique fish-based ramen that you would not find outside of Japan. At shop 2 savory curry ramen and learn about ramen preparation. Have perfectly balanced curry ramen with flavors that you will never forget. At shop 3 sample a fusion pork ramen and learn about ramen trends and the future for ramen. These are perhaps the best bowls for photographs. Enjoy this fun and delicious fusion tonkotsu ramen. 

Tokyo: Crazy Cute & Kawaii Harajuku Food Tour

7. Tokyo: Crazy Cute & Kawaii Harajuku Food Tour

Come make some delicious memories in Tokyo’s mecca for youth culture, pop art and fashion, and the home of Japan’s cutest characters, goods and yes even "cute food.” On this newest Tokyo tour, let your guide show you around the back streets of Omotesando. Harajuku is at the crossroads of international and local designers, artists, chefs and fashionistas. This area is so colorful and chaotic. Find out more than you can from the guidebooks and websites. Explore the hidden gems with local experts. This Kawaii Food Tour is great for families, cute culture fans, foodies and especially those with a bit of a sweet tooth.

Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Shibuya

8. Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Shibuya

Your tour begins in front of one of Tokyo’s most iconic sites, the Shibuya Crossing. This frenetic pedestrian crossing is the busiest in the world. Use the opportunity to take photos surrounded by the buildings of Shibuya as hundreds of people cross the street. At the first bar you’ll get a taste of Japanese beer alongside local grilled delicacies. Afterward, follow your guide through a ‘yokocho’ (indoor alleyway) down a street that is home to 30 ‘Izakayas’ (Japanese bars). You’ll encounter plenty of locals as they unwind after work. Izakayas tend to be small, intimate bars, but on this tour you’ll have reserved seating for enjoying local food and beverages. Follow the bar crawl through various stops as you sample world-famous Wagyu beef, Sake, beef sushi and melt-in-your-mouth Kobe beef. Vegetarian/vegan menus are also available.

Shibuya: Private Guided Walking Tour

9. Shibuya: Private Guided Walking Tour

Shibuya City is an area of Tokyo where young, hip people gather. Shibuya has been redeveloped since 2010 and on this tour, you will visit its new popular hotspots. Explore highlights such as Shibuya River Street, where you can enjoy its relaxing atmosphere. Discover Shibuya Niwa, a rooftop garden at the famous the scramble intersection. This tour takes you to the popular MEGA Don Quijote discount store, where you can find your favorite Made in Japan products. Dine at a newly opened restaurant where you can enjoy different local cuisines from around Japan. Discover Hachiko, featured in the movie, HACHI: A Dog's Tale, and a beloved spot by Japanese locals and tourists alike. Explore Shibuya Parco, with its 193 clothing stores, theater, rooftop garden, and its technology area, "CYBERSPACE SHIBUYUA". Visit Shibuya Yokocho in Shibuya Miyashita Park. This is a 24-hour yokocho that opened in 2020 as a new "hangout" spot. It has 19 shops in total, from Hokkaido to Kyushu and Okinawa, and you can also enjoy soul food from each region of Japan at this hip location.

Retro Shibuya Food Tour

10. Retro Shibuya Food Tour

Step back in time to visit spots and have experiences that locals have enjoyed for decades. Visit drinking and dining stalls that are hiding in plain site. Learn about the culture of Tachinomi bars, where diners snack on local seasonal dishes and drink with friends and coworkers. Try some of the best local Ramen at a shop that has stood the test of time - serving its local fans for over 60 years. Then, have a dessert experience that you will never forget - your inner child will have so much fun at this last dessert stop. You will start off the evening in a classic Tachinomi – Tachinomi are Japanese standing bars. Traditionally, they were a no-frills type of bar located around train stations or in working-class areas, where salarymen would come to unwind after a hard day’s work. Japanese ramen has taken the world by storm in recent years but there is nothing quite like a real bowl of ramen enjoyed in the back streets of the big city. You will be visiting a ramen shop with a lot of history that has even been featured in a Japanese manga (graphic novel). Please note on days when this shop is closed you will visit a back up shop serving amazing regional ramen. Wind your way along back streets and take a sneak peek inside one of the best spots to buy souvenirs as you head over to a hidden gem izakaya (Japanese pub) wonderland where your guide will help you enjoy some of the best local dishes and drinks in a retro atmosphere like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Choose your own sake, beer, or special mixed drinks at this spot (non alcoholic beverages also available). Afterwards, head off to a sweet finish with a surprise dessert experience.

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What people are saying about Shibuya City

Jordan was our guide and showed my husband and I an amazing experience! It was very personable and we got to experience some delicious food. it offered good. variety into different types of Japanese food, the history behind them as well as parts of Japan. We learned so much! We would highly recommend Arigoto food tours to anyone looking to taste various Japanese foods and learn about the culture here.

My tour guide was Patrick. I can only recommend him to everyone, he knows Tokyo very well and was able to show me many places that I would never have found on my own. The food, drink and the trip through the alleys - everything was just awesome!

My kids and I had a fantastic time with Ryan. He was really warm, informative and patient. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and learned a lot in the process!

Great tour guide with excellent English, very accommodating. Pleasure to work with. Highly recommend

Valentina was lovely! She was personable, engaging, attentive and so much fun!