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A half day in Tokyo with a local: private & personalized

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$102.72

You’ll spend time with one of our hosts, uncovering Tokyo’s marvels as you explore the neon-lit city together. Every neighborhood in Tokyo has its own distinct flavor, so maybe try zoom in on one of these microcosms and absorb its unique sights and sounds. Maybe you’d like to discover the highlights of the neighborhood you’re staying in, or simply stroll through the lantern-lined lanes of Tokyo’s older districts. Action-lovers might be keen to catch a sumo match or alternatively, get sky high and enjoy sushi with a view.
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'll 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
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- City Unscripted and all City Unscripted hosts follow the WHO (World Health Organization) and local government’s health and safety recommendations at all times. To keep up to date with the latest news we recommend visiting these World Health Organization (WHO) website pages.

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Pass By: Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

Join this personalised experience and your host will create an itinerary for you based on what you would like to do. You won’t have time to see everything, so here are some ideas: From ultra-modern vs traditional to weird & wonderful this tour crams in the Tokyo you want to see

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 weird and wonderful world of otaku - the so-called ‘geek culture’ of gaming superfans - in Akihabara, the district famed for it. Your host’s insight into otaku is essential if you have a hope of deciphering its many subcultures, trends, and hotspots! You could discover Mandrake, an eight-floor archive of collectibles and comics, or if you’re more intrigued by Japan’s gadgets and gizmos, you might prefer Yodobashi Camera. Discover the true meaning of kawaii (cute) at AKB48 Cafe, a sweet treat paradise dedicated to Akihabara’s favorite J-Pop girl group, or grab a bite at a maid cafe, where costumed waitresses will treat you like royalty before you check out Nakano Broadway, Tokyo’s mecca to anything and everything anime!

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 City, Tokyo, Japan

In ultra-modern Shibuya, you’ll see iconic sights like Shibuya Crossing, Meiju Jinju shrine and Harajuku, a neighborhood that’s an explosion of rainbow-colored snacks, electric pink wigs and kawaii cute costumes - this is the epicenter of Tokyo’s youth culture.

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: Sangenjaya, Sangenjaya, Setagaya, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

Join a host and head southwest of bustling Shibuya, to Sangenjaya, a much more laid-back neighborhood where time slows down just enough for you to appreciate this very different side of Tokyo. Your local host will lead you upward from the local station, where Carrot Tower offers incredible views of the cityscape that’ll give you the lay of the land. Munch on local bites at places like Gyoza Shack, where delicious dumplings are served hot and cheap, or sip on some fine sake at Orbit, a live music joint packed with vintage arcade games. If it’s art you’re after, try to make sense of the exhibitions at the 233 Gallery and the performances at Setagaya Public Theatre, or spend your day sifting through record stores and thrift shops.

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: Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Join an insightful local host and work your way through the glamour of Ginza, the only place to be if you’re looking to show off in Tokyo. You could shop till you drop in mega-department stores like Wako, a luxury goods palace distinguished by an iconic clock tower, or you could splash out and savor some fine dining at The Grand 47, a modern take on classic Japanese cuisine. Absorb some culture at Kabukiza, a playhouse where Ginza celebrates the ancient art of kabuki theater, or, if you’re tired of the excess, let your host lead you to hidden gems like Yurakucho Gado-shita, a diverse collection of tiny restaurants built under the Yamanote railway line, which serve up everything from fine French wine to cheap local street food.
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: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

You could begin your day at Sensō-ji, the oldest temple in Tokyo which dates back to 645 AD, then fast forward a few thousand years into the city’s temple of youth culture that’s just next door: the Harajuku neighborhood where the streets are a catwalk sub-cultures from kawaii to cosplay.

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: Tsukiji Fish Market, 4-14-2, Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

Seafood is considered art in Japan and visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market is the best way to see this

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: YANESEN Tourist Information & Culture Center., 3-13-7 YANESENツーリストインフォメーション&カルチャーセンター, Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

Explore Tokyo’s Old-Fashioned Neighbourhood

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: Yoyogi Park, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

Stroll through the tranquility of Yoyogi Park, and burst out the other side into neighboring Shinjuku, the ‘Skyscraper District’, where you’ll discover even more top sights like Shinjuku Gyoen Gardens and Golden Gai, a ramshackle, retro alleyway that’s packed with 6-seater bars. From ancient to futuristic in just a few steps, thanks to the insider knowledge of 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: Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111 Tokyo Prefecture

Explore all that Tokyo has to offer, the iconic attractions as well as the more obscure hidden gems

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, Japan

Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience, so your host will meet you on foot

Departure time:

Duration:

4 hours

Inclusions:

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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Chris S

Great half day with Royce. Tour tailored to different regions of our choosing as well as his recommended sites. Best way to experience Tokyo. Get a very local perspective of Tokyo.


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A half day in Tokyo with a local: private & personalized
Overview:

You’ll spend time with one of our hosts, uncovering Tokyo’s marvels as you explore the neon-lit city together. Every neighborhood in Tokyo has its own distinct flavor, so maybe try zoom in on one of these microcosms and absorb its unique sights and sounds. Maybe you’d like to discover the highlights of the neighborhood you’re staying in, or simply stroll through the lantern-lined lanes of Tokyo’s older districts. Action-lovers might be keen to catch a sumo match or alternatively, get sky high and enjoy sushi with a view.
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'll 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.

From USD

$102.72

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