Tokyo Tours By Locals: Private & Tailored to You, See the City Unscripted

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From $306.40

23 reviews   (4.83)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Tokyo, Tokyo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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You couldn't possibly see all of Tokyo’s must-sees in one day but you can see what you think is unmissable. Get lost amongst the madness of Shibuya Crossing, feast on sushi at the top of a skyscraper, take in the views from the top of the Tokyo Skytree or pay your respects at Sensō-ji. Feeling peckish? There are dozens of noodle outlets and sushi dens. Just tell us what you’re into, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

After booking, you'll receive a short questionnaire about your interests and what you are looking for from your local host. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host who will create a personalized itinerary for your Tokyo adventure.

What's Included

6 or 8 hour private and personalised experience with a local Host

Accommodation or Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Tickets to any attractions

Transportation costs

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 6
  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • 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 (
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Start your Tokyo's adventure from Marunouchi district, where you can catch a beautiful view on Tokyo Station from above (ask your host for the best spots) in an area where locals love to go shopping and dining.

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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Tsukiji Fish Market
Discover the Tsukiji Fish Market and all the delicacies it has to offer (spoiler alert, it's not just seafood!)

• Admission Ticket Free

A beautiful Japanese garden facing Tokyo Bay.

Important: Admission tickets not included.

• Admission Ticket Free

Visit some landmarks such as the Seiko Clock Tower, Wako or Mitsukoshi, the most refined department stores in town.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ueno Park
Check out Ueno Park (not to be missed during cherry blossom season), where you will find a delightful zoo and lots of museums, such as National Museum of Science and Nature and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

Important: Admission tickets not included

• Admission Ticket Free

Meiji Jingu Shrine
Learn about Japanese religion while visiting Tokyo's most famous shinto shrine.

• Admission Ticket Free

Shibuya Crossing
It's time to see for yourself why Shibuya is considered one of the most crowded districts in the world. Ready to dash through its famous crossing?

• Admission Ticket Free

Shibuya Stream
One of the newest building in Shibuya, it has a restaurant floor with an amazing view on the city landscape. Ask your host for the best dining recommendations.

• Admission Ticket Free


Everything was phenomenal !
cindygX3003LK, 27-10-2022
Patrick was a great tour guide !! We loved every minute we spent walking around Tokyo gaining a lot of knowledge throughout the day. Patrick was very attentive, knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. We asked to see some hidden gems and he was able to provide. Thanks to Patrick we were able to gain a good local experience by tasting high quality sake and other local foods. I recommend Patrick as a tour guide to anyone seeking a great experience in Tokyo.
Exploring a great city
Neil_R, 23-03-2020
We had a great day with Hirotake, whose superb English enabled us to learn a lot more about the city on our day out. We visited a wide variety of places, from shrines to a matcha café, posh department stores to a shop selling cheap second hand kimonos (well, we had to buy one!) and a boat trip on the river. We walked all day and enjoyed every minute.
Excellent way to see the city
E7662OZrobertl, 03-03-2020
Highly recommend this way of getting to know the city. Fulvio was a terrific guide and was totally flexible in planning a day's outing that suited our needs. Of course you can't see everything in a day but this is a perfect way to focus in on your interests, while gaining some great local insights on the culture and way of life along the way. We did the tour on our first day in Tokyo, leaving us time during the rest of our stay to re-visit some areas in greater detail and other areas suggested by Fulvio (during our day tour and a follow-up email he promptly sent afterwards). While Fulvio was always mindful about pacing to meet our needs, it's fair to say you need a good pair of walking shoes! Also, if you're not confident with the subway, this is also a great way to get to know it as you spend the day hopping on and off lines to get to your destinations.
Great time in Tokyo
Brion_N, 29-02-2020
Fulvio did a great job of customizing the day for my teenage daughter and I. It was a great combination of history, culture, and touristy and non-touristy sites. It is a long day and a lot of walking - we logged more than 25,000 steps and 11 miles on the tour - but we saw a lot of stuff. But don't worry - he asked multiple times if we were OK with the walking and that there are ways to reduce the walking if needed.

We only had 48 hours in Tokyo and it was our first time there and this was a great way to see a lot of different places as we plan our return trip.
Awesome day
kanane, 06-12-2019
A full day tour with Noriko. Just a great day. She was very knowledgable and personable. Took us all over and fed us local foods. Highly recommend Noriko. Thanks again for an awesome day.

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