Private Customizable Walking Tour of Tokyo

Private Customized Walking Tours combine Tokyo’s must-see sights with hidden gems. Morning, afternoon and evening start times available. Choose your tour length; 4 to 8 hours.

Our ethos is ‘like-a-local’. This is a culturally immersive walking tour, meaning that you will travel around Tokyo on foot and using the excellent public transport system….like a local! Throughout the tour you will learn about Japan’s culture, customs, history and local way of life. Feeling hungry? We’ll get you eating like a local too! Your tour is flexible and will be paced to your speed and requirements. Specialist topics of interests can all be covered; architecture, religion, politics, street art, general history, WW2 history, food, instagramable highlights, pop/movie/anime culture.

Ideal for people with limited time, or those who want a comprehensive overview of Tokyo prior to exploring further on their own. Simply indicate your interests and enjoy an itinerary specific to you.

per adult from

$284

NZD

Duration

4 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Hotel meet-up and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Children aged 11 years and under are free of charge - just tell us they are coming!
    What's excluded :
    • Public transportation (subway) costs are excluded. You will need to purchase a travel pass.
    • Food and drinks
    • Please note that tours with hotel pick-ups, are still walking tours. Travel is on the subway
    • Entry/Admission - Sumidagawa River Terrace
    • Entry/Admission - Hama Rikyu Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Imperial Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Yurakucho District
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

    Soak in the view of the entire Tokyo metropolitan area from the observatory on the the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. On a clear day you can see Mount Fuji. Designed by Kenzo Tange, and costing US$1 billion, the building appears as a cross between a Gothic cathedral and an enormous microchip! Think Batman Begins vs Blade Runner.

    Explore the back streets of the Golden-Gai. Six narrow alleys packed with over 200 tiny bars , each measuring only 10 to 15 square meters. Built in the 1950s these wooden houses are architecturally significant as they give us an insight into the chaotic nature of the city post second world war.

    Take in the bright lights of Kabukicho. Tokyo’s liveliest entertainment and red-light district. Packed full of karaoke bars, girly bars, restaurants and home to the infamous ‘Robot Restaurant’ as featured on many travel shows.

    See the life-size Godzilla head peaking over the top of the Toho building!



    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, 2-8-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 163-8001 Tokyo Prefecture

    Soak in the view of the entire Tokyo metropolitan area from the observatory on the the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. On a clear day you can see Mount Fuji. Designed by Kenzo Tange, and costing US$1 billion, the building appears as a cross between a Gothic cathedral and an enormous microchip! Think Batman Begins vs Blade Runner.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kabukicho, Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

    Take in the bright lights of Kabukicho. Tokyo’s liveliest entertainment and red-light district. Packed full of karaoke bars, girly bars, restaurants and home to the infamous ‘Robot Restaurant’ as featured on many travel shows.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shinjuku Golden Gai, 1-1-6, Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

    Explore the back streets of the Golden-Gai. Six narrow alleys packed with over 200 tiny bars , each measuring only 10 to 15 square meters. Built in the 1950s these wooden houses are architecturally significant as they give us an insight into the chaotic nature of the city post second world war.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

    The frantic fashion first centre of modern Japan. Equally great to explore during the day or evening its a family friendly, neon infused shopping and entertainment hub.

    Join the crowds and make your way across the Shibuya Scramble; the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world!

    Meet the bronze statue of Hachikō the ‘faithful dog’.

    Check out the trendy stores of Centre-Gai.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shibuya Crossing, 2 Chome-2-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya 150-0043 Tokyo Prefecture

    Join the crowds and make your way across the Shibuya Scramble; the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world!


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hachiko, 1 Dogenzaka Shibuya Train Station, Shibuya 150-0043 Tokyo Prefecture

    Meet the bronze statue of Hachikō the ‘faithful dog’.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Shibuya Center-gai, Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042 Tokyo Prefecture

    Check out the trendy stores of Centre-Gai.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Harajuku, Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

    Explore the trendy backstreets of Harajuku. Packed full of street art, wacky youth fashion, animal cafes and instagramable food its the epitome of quirky Japan.

    Duration: 40 minutes

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

    Visit the Meiji Jingu Shrine in the heart of a beautiful 700,000 m2 forrest. Learn about Japan’s indigenous religion of Shintoism.



    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Aoyama, Minato City, Tokyo, Japan

    Stroll the streets of Aoyama; Tokyo’s executive class area where art, architecture and high fashion meet.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Omotesando, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    Stroll the streets of Omotesando; Tokyo’s executive class area where art, architecture and high fashion meet.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Takeshita Street, 1 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    Explore the trendy backstreets of Harajuku. Packed full of street art, wacky youth fashion, animal cafes and instagramable food its the epitome of quirky Japan.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Asakusa, Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

    The historic centre of Tokyo housing Tokyo’s oldest temple and many traditional craft shops. Best to visit during the day.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

    Visit Sensoji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest temple dating back to 628. Learn about Buddhism.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

    Shop for authentic souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street; a 250 metre stretch of fantastic stalls on the approach to the Sensoji Temple.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sumidagawa River Terrace, Both Side of Sumidagawa River Tokyo Prefecture

    Admire the waterfront view along the Sumidagawa River. Option to take a boat ride through the city to the beautiful Hama Rikyu garden (35 minutes cruise).

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Visit the beautiful gardens and learn about Japanese horticulture.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Akihabara, Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

    Tokyo’s anime, manga, video game and electronics centre. Prepare for a sensory overload!

    Stroll around Akihabara for a one of a kind cultural experience. The favourite hangout place of diehard fans of gaming, manga and anime you are sure to see some interesting characters wandering the streets!

    Learn about Japan’s famed Maid Cafes and subcultures.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Ginza, Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

    Visit Tokyo's sleek shopping district.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Explore the former home of the worlds largest fish market and world-famous tuna auction. The ‘inner market’ and auction has now moved to Toyosu but the ‘outer market’ remains. Packed with fresh fish, delicious cooked foods and cooking related homewares this is a bustling must-see market.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Marunouchi, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

    Tokyo’s sleek business district surrounding the Imperial Palace. Impressive architecture and great food. Equally good to see during the day or evening.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111 Tokyo Prefecture

    Visit the Imperial Palace East Garden and get up close to the some of the remnants of Edo Castle, including the moat walls. With advance booking we can take a 1 hour 15 minutes tour of the Palace’s inner compound.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005 Tokyo Prefecture

    Access one of Tokyo's most notable architectural highlights.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekimae Hiroba, 1-9, Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005 Tokyo Prefecture

    Access Tokyo's most notable architectural highlights.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Yurakucho District, Chiyoda Tokyo Prefecture

    Eat at a Gado Shita (small restaurant under the railway tracks) for an authentic foodie experience.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Nihonbashi, Nihonbashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

    The original centre of all trade and commerce from the Edo Period (1603 to 1868) Nihonbashi is steeped in history and packed with traditional food and craft shops.

    Learn about the foundation of Japanese cooking with an introduction to Umami and traditional Japanese ingredients like Dashi, Kombu and Katsuobushi. Feast on traditional Japanese snacks from long-gone times.

    Learn about speciality Japanese crafts like Lacquerware, Washi (traditional Japanese paper) and Sense (Japanese folding fans).


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nihonbashi Bridge, 1-chome, Nihonbashi, Chuo 103-0027 Tokyo Prefecture

    Cross Japans most important bridge; the Nihonbashi Bridge where the kilometre zero marker is located.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, 1-4-1 Nihombashi Muromachi, Chuo 103-0022 Tokyo Prefecture

    Visit Mitsukoshi, Japans first department store. A beautiful 1920s building with an outstanding food hall.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chuo, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

    Learn about speciality Japanese crafts like Lacquerware, Washi (traditional Japanese paper) and Sense (Japanese folding fans).

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bank of Japan Currency Museum, 1-3-1 Nihombashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo 103-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

    Visit one of Tokyo's most notable architectural highlights.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chuo, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

    Explore this local traditional neighbourhood which is home to many small shops and businesses dating back to the Edo period.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel or airbnb / apartment address within 'downtown' Tokyo.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Hello! Tokyo Tours

Activity ID: V-203632P3

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