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Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

1. Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

Meet your private guide at your Tokyo accommodation and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. Customize the itinerary to suit your interests and schedule. Be spontaneous and choose where you want to go. Make the most of your time with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that aren’t in the guidebooks and that are popular with the locals. If you’ve just arrived in the city, start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Experience the city like a resident, get recommendations for the best places to eat and shop, and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions, wander through the charming old town, or indulge your senses at local food markets. Learn more about sights that you can visit on your own after the tour.

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Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

2. Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Japan’s electrifying capital city. Get a personalized tour of the city’s fascinating history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets – and a few off the well-trodden tourist trail. 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 1300-year-old Sensō-ji temple, the oldest in the city, in the heart of the historic Asakusa district. Get a lesson in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist history, and see the awe-inspiring Asakusa Shrine, which honors the three founders of the Sensō-ji. Then, walk the traditional streets to the neighboring Ueno district, an old downtown area that’s home to several attractions like museums, historical monuments and the popular Ueno zoo, all found inside the sprawling 150-year-old Ueno Park. Intrigued by Tokyo’s national sport? Head to the riverside Ryogoku district, the heartland of professional sumo. See all sorts of fascinating sumo paraphernalia, small statues of yokozuna (the highest-ranking sumo wrestlers), and Ryogoku Kokugikan – Tokyo’s famous sumo stadium. There’s really no limit to what you can see and do in Tokyo, and there’s something for absolutely everyone. Whizz around on a go-kart, play retro arcade games in the Anata No Warehouse, and grab a quick bite at the Robot Restaurant – where you’ll be entertained by robotic monsters, dancers, and flashing lasers! 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 supplier's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

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Tokyo: Geisha Dinner Experience

3. Tokyo: Geisha Dinner Experience

After arriving at at the venue at 6:00PM, you will be greeted by your English-speaking guide and host. Before your food is served, you will be free to mingle with the other guests from around the world and to make new friends. Following this, you will be introduced to Geisha, and as you indulge in your scrumptious meal, your interpreter will introduce you to the culture and history of this fascinating tradition. You will then enjoy traditional dances and songs as performed by the Geisha. Following this, there will be time for a Q&A session, as well as some games. You will be free to ask questions, learning more about the Geisha and having some fun playing a few traditional Japanese games with them. At 7:30PM, you can have fun stirring up some conversations with the Geisha as they pour you your drinks (you will be able to converse with them with the help of your English interpreter). At 8:00PM your dinner will end, and after making some new friends and learning about the Geisha culture, you can take photos and say “Sayoonara” before your evening concludes.

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Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

4. Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

Enter the renowned Edo Wonderland in the beautiful city of Nikko to learn about one of the most defining eras of Japan. After entering, feel like you have traveled back into the Edo period as you navigate the town constructed with traditional Edo architecture. Choose to wear a traditional kimono from a selection of various ranks and take the opportunity to become an Edo citizen for the day. Become a lord, samurai, princess, farmer or a different kind of citizen, making for great photo opportunities. Be immersed in the culture and experience the complex beauty of being dressed in kimono.  Enjoy a variety of live performances including the popular ninja performances, oiran cultural shows, water magic shows, and a variety of other traditional plays. Try authentic cultural experiences. Learn the basics of how to handle a samurai sword or traditional archery. Take a lesson on how to play the musical instrument Shamisen, how to apply traditional handmade beni lipstick, how to do ukiyo-e woodblock printing or aizome indigo dying.  Learn unique facets about Edo culture through various exhibits including the Edo firefighters exhibition and swordsmith exhibit. Discover fun unique amusements including a mechanical maze, a ninja house filled with secrets, and the mysterious ninja training house, where the laws of physics seem to not apply. Taste authentic seasonal Edo cuisine at various restaurants in the park. 

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Geisha Encounter: Cultural Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

5. Geisha Encounter: Cultural Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

Arrive at the ochaya where you will be greeted by geisha that are representing a number of okiya (geisha houses) in Tokyo. An ochaya, while literally meaning “tea house,” is not actually a place to go for drinking tea. An ochaya, traditionally, was a place for customer to be entertained by Geisha, with history dating as far back as the Edo Period of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Ochaya are typically very exclusive, invitation-only establishments in a hanamachi (Geisha district). As you are seated, you will be provided with information that will introduce you to the culture and history of Geisha (a tradition and practice of Japanese female entertainers that have been around for centuries). Throughout the 90 minute event, the Geisha will perform traditional dances and songs and will converse and play traditional Japanese games with guests. On some occasions, there may be English-speaking Geisha who may converse with English-speaking guests. The entertainment provided by Geisha is through the form of song, dance, games, conversation, and sometimes even poetry whilst making sure everyone’s glasses are filled. Guests may mingle with others at the ochaya, including locals who often frequent the ochaya to support the Geisha in their community. At the end of the event, guests may gather and take photos with Geisha before leaving.

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Tokyo: Customized Private Tour with a Local Host

6. Tokyo: Customized Private Tour with a Local Host

Discover Tokyo with a local host and experience the city like a resident on a customizable walking tour. Choose what you want to see and do based on the recommendations of your guide. Visit the Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa-jinja Shrine, and enjoy lunch in the area in a traditional restaurant or from one of the street food stalls. Your local host will explain the options and make recommendations based on your requirements.  Take the subway to Shibuya to walk across the Shibuya Crossing and explore the best shopping districts. Travel to Harajuku to visit Yoyogi Park and the Meiji-jingu Temple, or head to Roppongi for dinner and to experience the nightlife in one of the many bars. You will be contacted within 24 hours to discuss your interests so that the best local host can be assigned. A bespoke itinerary will be built based on what you would like to see and do. Benefit from an itinerary that is fully flexible and change direction at any point during your tour. 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.

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Kabuki: Traditional Japanese Classical Drama Tickets

7. Kabuki: Traditional Japanese Classical Drama Tickets

Discover one of Japan's most important traditional art forms, Kabuki. Delight in the unique mix of theater, dance, and music as you expose yourself to an art form recognized by UNESCO as one of Intangible Cultural Heritage. See how Kabuki lives up to its etymological roots during the performance: derived from the verb “to lean,” it means something uncommon, out of the ordinary. Admire a tradition going back 400 years, and choose from different seating categories to find the right experience for you. The plays change every month and are presented in Japanese only, though audio guides are available to purchase. Depending on the show, the audio guide may simply cover the content of the play, or include explanations too. To enter the theater, please take the final voucher and confirmation that the local operator will send to your email after you have made your purchase. Tickets to this show are non-refundable.

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Sakura in Tokyo: Cherry Blossom Experience

8. Sakura in Tokyo: Cherry Blossom Experience

Book this meet-up with a Tokyoite, and the local partner will contact you within 24 hours to ask you questions about your preferences and interests. 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. They will build a personalized itinerary just for you.  Please note this will be outlined but flexible. Experiences can range from the sharing of advice over a coffee, to the discovery of a small neighborhood, or the exploration of the city as a whole. Your local host will show you the places and things that make Tokyo unique; they will replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there. The local partner believes that the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it through a local lens. The team will arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary.

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Discover Shimokitazawa: Tokyo’s Bohemian Neighbourhood

9. Discover Shimokitazawa: Tokyo’s Bohemian Neighbourhood

Book this tour and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Tokyoite. 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. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a bespoke itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, They will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local show you the Tokyo you will love.

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Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tour with Tastings

10. Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tour with Tastings

Explore the culinary wonderland of the Tsukiji Outer Market with a knowledgeable local guide and sample some delicious local treats along the way. Learn about the outer market as you make your way through its maze of narrow lanes lined with 400 shops. Listen as your guide explains the tricks of the trade and reveals the market's best-kept secrets. Chat to vendors and sample the local delicacies. Once your tour is over, stay at the market and continue shopping or visit one of the restaurants. Ask your guide for recommendations on the best areas and restaurants to visit.

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What people are saying about Tokyo

Saya Christina was our host and she was amazing and our 10 & 8 year old boys fell in love with her. Saya was very knowledgeable and helpful with teaching us our navigation skills needed to get around to other activities after our time with her. We had such a good time at the Shrine and then visiting Harajuku and the Totti Candy factory. We finished our tour at the Shibuya Crossing and watched some people on a Mario Cart tour. I highly recommend using Saya she’s very fluent in English and is awesome with little ones. Thank you Saya for an amazing morning!

Our guide was very knowledgeable , an Italian guy who has lived in Tokyo for several years, we had a day and he maximised our time. Super flex and always asked what next to make sure our family was enjoying the experience

Janet was wonderful and knowledgeable. The tour was completely customized to our liking and she was flexible throughout. This is a great way to see the city!

I liked it a lot. I am going to find more about the story told in the performance.

We had a great tour and it was well laid out for our time and interests.