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Introduction to Tokyo & highlights private walking tour with a local

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$81.77

Exploring a new city can be daunting but with one of our hosts by your side you will soon feel at home. Tokyo has so much to offer but how can you discover it when you can’t read the street names and you’re not sure how the subway works? Never fear! Your host is here to help you feel at ease. Once you’ve found your feet, you’ll be ready to step out on your own and navigate the sprawling metropolis like a savvy local.

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so you’ll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses you’ll be matched with a like-minded Local Host
- Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Tokyo National Museum, 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007 Tokyo Prefecture

Visit the National Museum of Tokyo where you can view more than 100,000 important works of art

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Akihabara, Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

Explore the Akihabara district - a shopping and electronic hub

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111 Tokyo Prefecture

Discover the Tokyo Imperial Palace and its manicured parks

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Tokyo Tower, 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato 105-0011 Tokyo Prefecture

Find Tokyo's Eiffel Tower- the Tokyo Tower, where you can take in the city's skyline

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014 Tokyo Prefecture

Relax at the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Minato, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

Discover Minato with your host

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

Discover Shinjuku with your host

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya 150-8010 Tokyo Prefecture

Discover Shibuya with your host

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Akihabara, Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

Discover Akihabara with your host

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: The Tsukiji Market, 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

Discover the Tsukiji Market

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Departure:

Departure point:

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, 2 Chome Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Departure time:

Duration:

3 hours

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Marla K

My guide was Jordyn and she was an excellent guide for introducing me to Tokyo - I learned how to navigate the subway - saw several unique neighborhoods and had an amazing lunch in a place that no tourist could ever find on their own! She was friendly and informative and I can't say enough good things about her! Highly recommend

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lori

Kento was awesome! There were 6 of us and he helped us get our JR passes and Suica cards up and running and got us familiarized with the train system. We even had time to see a couple of sites and then had lunch at one of his favorite sushi restaurants. Money well spent and a great way to kick off our first day and get situated for the rest of our trip.

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Cynthia F

This review is long overdue, but I wanted to leave an excellent rating! It was our family of 5's first trip to Japan and I was worried about navigating Tokyo. We had a list of places to visit on our 10 day trip and wanted to get a good start with the intimidating transportation system, so I booked the "Kickstart Your Trip to Tokyo" tour. Our tour guide, Patrick, met us at our Shinjuku hotel and I had emailed the items and places that we would like to cover the first day. After introductions and a quick review of the itinerary, we started down the list. First, Patrick helped us to arrange for transfer of our luggage from our first hotel to our last hotel. We would be traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto and then back to another Tokyo hotel and did not want to lug our suitcases to Kyoto. Most of the staff at our hotel spoke some English, but I wanted to make sure that our suitcases could be transferred and held until we arrived at the hotel. Patrick spoke Japanese and helped to confirm our request.

Patrick also speaks French, German, and some Korean well. His English is great too! Next stop was to the Japan Rail office to reserve our tickets for activation (on another date) and to reserve our seats on the bullet trains for our trip to Kyoto and back. The staff at the JR office spoke perfect English and we would have been able to explain what we wanted to do, but Patrick helped to confirm everything. Outside the office Patrick helped us to purchase our Suica cards and we caught our first "regular" train to Shibuya. He showed us how to navigate with Google maps and to determine the different routes, placement numbers to wait at for the train, and how to reroute if you catch a different train. We had read about the crowds of people and variety of shops in the train stations and would have been lost and distracted for the whole day at the stations if Patrick did not gently try to keep us on schedule. After our tour of the Hachiko dog statue, Meiji Jingu shrine and the famous Shibuya crossing, we enjoyed a nice lunch and some shopping. Patrick guided us back to Tokyo and directed us back to our nearby hotel.

Would we book this tour again? Absolutely! We would have eventually figured out how to navigate the train system, but coming from a place that public transportation is not used, it was nice to be able to ask questions and learn more quickly to "jump start" our list of things to see. Patrick also taught us a lot about the Japanese culture.

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Rae-Anne D

We were staying in a Tokyo for a week and wanted to learn how to use the trains. Our guide Lauren was very personable and to start with we sat over coffee to work out the travel arrangements for the things we wanted to see over the week. Then she came with us to buy the train card and go into a Tokyo centre to the Imperial Palace so we were able to immediately practise what we told us. This personalised tour gave us the confidence to travel effectively for the week and made our time in Tokyo a great success.


Summary

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Introduction to Tokyo & highlights private walking tour with a local
Overview:

Exploring a new city can be daunting but with one of our hosts by your side you will soon feel at home. Tokyo has so much to offer but how can you discover it when you can’t read the street names and you’re not sure how the subway works? Never fear! Your host is here to help you feel at ease. Once you’ve found your feet, you’ll be ready to step out on your own and navigate the sprawling metropolis like a savvy local.

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

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$81.77

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