On this private tour, we'll see the most important temples, the most traditional neighbourhood and the modern face of Tokyo, the perfect introduction to the biggest megalopolis on the planet.
Private Tour of Tokyo
Having picked you up from the hotel where you're staying, we'll make our way to Asakusa, the Tokyo neighbourhood that retains most of its traditional flavour: totally unmissable to any visitor to the city. And here we'll see the Sensoji temple: the oldest and most important in Tokyo.
Here we'll pass thorough Nakamise street, one of the oldest shopping streets in the city, full of little shops packed with artisanal wares.
Then we'll jump on public transport, and in doing so jump ahead by several centuries, arriving at Shinjuku, the most modern section of the city. Here you can feel the beating heart of modern Tokyo, taking the pulse of its day to day life.
The tour takes in the Metropolitan Government Building, to climb up to the 45th floor, enjoying incredible views from 240 metres high. From here you can see the Tokyo Tower, the Sky Tree Tower, the Meji Temple forest and, if the weather is good, even Mount Fuji.
Taking the Yamanote line we'll fly over the city, landing in Harajuku, where we'll visit the Shinto Meiji Temple, built to commemorate the emperor upon his death in 1912. The temple was almost entirely destroyed by American forces in 1945, and reconstructed in 1946, and the enormous park surrounding it is these days an oasis of calm and quiet.
The guided tour ends in the Harajuku station, near to two of the most important areas of Tokyo, Omotesando and Shibuya.
Full Day Tour
If you would like to extend your private tour of Tokyo over the whole day, we'll stop to eat in a traditional restaurant, spending the afternoon visiting the neighbourhoods of Akihabara (the most tech-focused and 'geek-friendly' part of the city) or Odaiba (Tokyo's most modern neighbourhood, built on an artificial island and the location of the 2020 Olympic Games).
If you want to take advantage of this option, select the 9 am time slot and the 8-hour duration. The 1 pm start cannot be combined with the 8-hour tour.
Personalise Your Trip
As this is a private tour, you can modify the itinerary however you like. You simply need to indicate your preferences when making your reservation.
This tour takes place by foot and on public transport, as this is the quickest and most authentic way to explore Tokyo.
If you would prefer, you can book a regular tour to get to know Tokyo better, such as a guided tour of Harajuku, Shibuya and Omotesando
Or if you're looking to set your inner nerd loose, try our guided tour of Akihabara.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
|Up to 5 people||Up to 10 people||Up to 15 people|
|Private 4 hour tour||
|Private 8 hour tour||
Private 4 hour tour
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 251.7
Up to 10 peopleUS$ 290.4
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 367.9
Private 8 hour tour
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 377.5
Up to 10 peopleUS$ 426
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 542.1
4 or 8 hours.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up.
Official English speaking guide.
Entry to all free monuments.
Transport (between 300 and 2,000 yen per person depending on the duration and if you have the JR Pass).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).