Private tour

Shibuya & Harajuku: Hidden Gems & Highlights Private Tour

Activity provider: City Unscripted
Private tour

Shibuya & Harajuku: Hidden Gems & Highlights Private Tour

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 110.04 per person

Explore the best of Tokyo’s quirky underbelly at your own pace. Get a personalized introduction to the cool Shibuya and Harajuku neighborhoods with a local guide. Enjoy a drink and food tasting at an eccentric café.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
From your hotel or accommodation in Tokyo.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Get a private tour of Tokyo’s coolest neighborhoods: Shibuya and Harajuku
  • Make the mad dash across the iconic Shibuya Crossing
  • Enjoy a drink and food tasting in a quirky café
  • Explore Takeshita Street, full of colorful kawaii boutiques
Full description
Explore one or two of west Tokyo’s eclectic neighborhoods on a guided tour, where the weird and wonderful is never far away. Discover Shibuya, the enormous entertainment district, and Harajuku, the epicenter of Tokyo’s youth culture. 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. Jostle your way through hordes of locals on your way to the zelkova tree-lined avenue of upmarket Omotesando, and pass cool designer stores on your way to bright and bustling Takeshita Street, the epicenter of Tokyo’s youth culture exploding with colorful boutiques, cafés, and all things adorable. 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). Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences.

  • 1 drink in a café or izakaya
  • 1 food tasting along the way
  • 3, 4, 6 or 8-hour experience (depending on option chosen)
  • Private and personalized walking experience
  • Local host
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Entrance into ticketed attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please book at least 48 hours in advance so that the activity provider can craft the best experience for you
  • Once you’ve booked, the activity provider will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements
  • Tours are fully personalized so any additional requirements like tickets, transportation, and food & drinks can be arranged for an additional cost
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 16 reviews

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This tour was fantastic! Mariana was so friendly, kind, knowledgeable and fun. We only had 21 hours in Tokyo on a layover, and the four hours spent with Mariana were put to fantastic use! She showed us around all of the main areas that we wanted to see, as well as took us to some local spots and brought us to fantastic food locations. Would absolutely recommend this tour and Mariana!!

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March 25, 2023

It was great—I just wish I had booked a longer tour! Our guide, Royce, was really informative and took the time to explain lots that I might not have even noticed. He also got my kids (6, 10 and 12) to sample takoyaki filled with octopus, which they loved and which I would not have thought to try.

March 25, 2023

My local guide did honestly feel like I was going round Tokyo with a friend. She took me to all the places I wanted to and all the places she thought I would like to aswell. So many hidden gems that I didn’t know were there. Highly recommend anyone going to Tokyo to do this.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 75408