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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

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This is a fully customized private tour, either 8 hour full day tour or 4 hour half day tour. We will create your tour based on your interests and of course we will give you some suggestions. You will experience the best of Tokyo on foot or by car. See Tokyo highlights, from shrines and museums to the world’s largest fish market - Tsukiji Market, or explore distinct neighborhood shops, and sample Japanese cuisine.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Additional expenses will be advised upon discussion with our tour operator, based on the customized itinerary
- Operation dates for attractions are subject to availability
- Visiting optional attractions may incur an additional fee. Please consult with tour operator for any questions
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Tsukiji Market, 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

The most famous Fish Market in the world

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hama Rikyu Gardens, 1-1 Hamarikyu Teien, Chuo 104-0046 Tokyo Prefecture

Japanese garden

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

Famous for brands, also have traditional shops.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Asakusa, Taito Tokyo Prefecture

The most important temple in Tokyo and one the post card photos of the city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Meiji Jingu Shrine, 1-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Shibuya 151-8857 Tokyo Prefecture

The most important Shrine in Tokyo

Duration: 50 minutes


Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure time:

9:00 AM


8 hours



Terms and Conditions:

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


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Joe F

My wife and I had a scheduled 8 hour layover at Haneda Airport. Too long to wait in the airport but not long enough for a day tour using public transit. We decided to book a half day private tour since we had never been to Tokyo. I was a little concerned that we could get stuck in traffic and not have time to see a lot. Our tour guide, Silvia, met us at the airport at a designated spot so we didn't have to navigate the public transit system and felt confident about getting back to the airport on time. In 4 hours we were able to see Meiji Jinga Shrine, Imperial Palace, the 2020 Olympic buildings, Shibuya Crossing and more. No issues with traffic. Silvia was an excellent guide - very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Our driver was a former cab driver so knew exactly how to get around in Tokyo!

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Kim T

Mitch was our secret weapon to having the best day possible in Tokyo! He was such a kind, thoughtful, and knowledgeable guide. We couldn’t have asked for more! He helped us navigate the streets and train stations easily and quickly. We were able to sample the best boba (mine was brown sugar tapioca with milk), a delicious okonomiyaki lunch at Tsurujiro, and yummy tayaki cakes filled with custard and strawberry cream. The highlights were Takeshita Street in Harajuku, where we took funny photos at the photo booth (Purikura), the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, where we got to witness two separate wedding parties, and a visit to Sensoji Buddhist Temple. The best part was getting to experience both the traditional and modern Tokyo. Traveling with a local, instead on a standard bus tour, afforded us a much more in depth and varied look at Japanese culture. He personalized the trip t accommodate our interests. We can’t thank Mitch enough for helping us maximize our one day visit to Tokyo.

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Andy M

This was the perfect full day tour in Tokyo. With the ability to customize as needed, we were able to hit all the spots we wanted to. and spend more time on things that interested us. Mitch was a great guide, and was able to provide plenty of useful information about everything we saw. We used public transportation and the tour included a rechargeable IC card that we have been topping up and using for the remainder of our trip. The included lunch was based on our preferences and was a local place we never would have found on our own, and it was delicious. A fantastic experience all round. Highly recommended.

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david e

Not sure how to express just how much we enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Silvia, became a friend by the end of the day. We wanted her IN our pictures, not taking them of us. Because of some travel/life logistics we only had a couple days for our first visit to Tokyo (after 3 weeks in SE Asia) and we thought this tour would be the way to go. The price seemed steep at first but I assure you we received every penny and more in value! We saw so much of the city. Places and things someone on a big tour (or on their own) would never see. Using public transport is a great way to do it. You move around briskly without delays and really get a feel for the culture. We absolutely fell in love with the city and are already dreaming of our return. Meg (owner) and Silvia are a BIG reason why.

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James B

Thanks to Meg for a wonderful day out in Tokyo.

We gave her our itinerary and she worked the timings so that we did everything we wanted and then some.

Even managed to fit in a journey on the bullet train......thankfully the day before the typhoon !

Would highly recommend

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Meg did a fantastic job meeting us at our hotel and taking us to the sites we selected. She helped us learn to use the subways and trains. We had a wonderful sukiyaki lunch, visited a shrine and a temple. Her English was great and she explained how we could accomplish our other travel goals. We would highly recommend her to family and friends. She was everything we hoped for.

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Booking this tour with Meg was the best decision we made. This tour was our favorite tour that we did during our trip. Meg tailored the tour to our specific interests and was so knowledgeable about all of the questions we had about Tokyo. On our next trip to Japan, we plan to contact Meg for another tour. We learned so much and had a fantastic time.

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Scott W

Our guide, Meg, made this entire day one that we will never forget. She is knowledgeable about every aspect of life in Tokyo and took care of us in an exceptional way. Not only did she guide us but she took photos for us throughout the day. At her suggestion we ended our tour with a street festival that we would have never known existed. One of the best tour experiences we have ever had!

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Howard P

We were very fortunate to have Aya as our guide for our visit to Tokyo. She’s a GEM! In addition to visiting tourist sites, shrines, temples, and the royal garden we wanted to see the “real” Tokyo, so Aya guided us through neighborhoods visiting small shops and eateries, engaging us in banter with the clerks and trades people. Her English is excellent and she enjoyed sharing the history and background of what we were seeing. It was a fine day and an outstanding beginning to our vacation in Japan.

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leszek w

This was a private tour of tokyo with Yoshi san. I highly recommend this as it was custom and we picked the top attractions to our liking. The tour was relaxed and tour guide was knowledgeable answering all our questions.


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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

This is a fully customized private tour, either 8 hour full day tour or 4 hour half day tour. We will create your tour based on your interests and of course we will give you some suggestions. You will experience the best of Tokyo on foot or by car. See Tokyo highlights, from shrines and museums to the world’s largest fish market - Tsukiji Market, or explore distinct neighborhood shops, and sample Japanese cuisine.

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