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Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

1. Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Explore the best of Tokyo on this 1-day, fully customizable, and private tour. Select which must-see locations you’d like to visit from the list below and your knowledgeable, licensed guide will customize an itinerary for you based on your preferences. The most popular, must-see attractions available on this tour: Asakusa, Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Akihabara, Hama Rikyu Gardens, Harajuku, Takeshita Street, Nezu, and Shinjuku Golden Gai. On the day of the tour, your guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your full-day tour. Using either public transport or walking to get around, why not start your day with a visit to Asakusa to see the famous Senso-Ji Temple. Your next stop could be to take a walk through the Outer Garden (Gaien) of the Imperial Palace, followed by lunch in trendy, ‘Kawaii’ Harajuku. Then, maybe, spend your afternoon at the Meiji Jingu Shrine forest, between the busy neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

2. Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

Explore the famous outer area of the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo on a guided tour. Learn about the culinary culture of Tokyo and what the top chefs do on their daily visits to the market. Enjoy a variety of traditional Japanese foods as you explore the market. After meeting your guide, begin your day eating and shopping like a local outside Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Market. Discover why so many of Japan's top chefs visit here daily to pick up the freshest ingredients. Navigate your way through the maze of seafood and learn from your guide about the market's history. Stroll past the many stalls and discover local Japanese foods. Watch as vendors carve massive bluefin tuna. Head to the vibrant stores selling the best quality foods at the outer market. Eat a variety of local foods, ranging from finger foods to delicacies. Learn from your knowledgeable guide the tips about local culinary culture. End the tour at an authentic sushi restaurant with a serving of fresh sushi before heading back to Tsukiji Station.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Discovery Tour

3. Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Discovery Tour

Spend your morning exploring Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest market of its kind in the world. The wholesale portion of the market where the famous tuna auction takes place has moved from the original Tsukiji site, a few kilometers across the water to Toyosu, but Tsukiji still is the best place to check and try all the products sold in Toyosu. Start by wandering through Tsukiji’s outer market brimming with vibrant food stalls and retail shops. This is the place to be if you’re looking for the freshest and dare say, most delicious sushi breakfast one could ever hope for. With over 2,500 tons and 450 types of fish coming through the market every day, you’re bound to come across some foods and fish you’ve never seen before. Squid jerky, anyone? Or perhaps scrambled eggs on a stick? No matter what kind of unusual snacks you may encounter, Tsukiji promises to be an experience for all five senses. Along the way, your tour guide will explain about the history of the market, all the different seafoods on offer, the legendary tuna auction (not included in the tour) and what a typical day is like for all the vendors who work inside the inner markets. Stop to sample a couple of fresh foods and you’re free to try any additional snacks at your own expense that may catch your eye or make you drool. Of course, it can be difficult to know where to start so your guide will point out some recommendations as well. Once you’re finished snacking, make your way to a nearby sake shop for a tasting and be introduced to Japan’s beloved beverage of choice. Learn how to taste the difference between different sakes and about the role it has played in Japanese culture. Be sure to make your favorite known. As tour groups are prohibited from entering the inner markets, you’ll be left at the door to Tsukiji’s inner markets, where you can go explore on your own. Watch your step because things can “get a little fishy” as you carefully maneuver through the market’s chaotic, narrow and wet streets. Though visitors are not allowed to take photos inside the inner market, you won’t forget this extraordinary experience. But before you go off on your own, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on where else to visit during your stay in Tokyo.

Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

4. Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

Be picked up from your hotel, relax in a chartered car, and explore the city at your own pace with a friendly chauffeur on a completely customizable day tour. If you are not sure what you want to see, you can choose the default itinerary. Choose to explore the sights on your own, or select the option including a driver-guide. With the set itinerary, be picked up from your accommodation within Tokyo's 23 wards at 9:00 AM. The first stop is the Asakusa District where you will see Tsukuji Market, Sensoji Temple, and the Tokyo SkyTree. Afterwards, see the Imperial Palace before traveling to Ginza and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Visit Harajuku Takeshita Street and see Japanese street culture for yourself. Go to the Shibuya Area and witness the famous scramble crossing. Enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo Bay in the futuristic area of Odaiba before being dropped off at your hotel or place of your choosing within the 23 wards at 8:00 PM.  Suggested places to visit include the Traditional Cannon Shrine in Asakusa, the Giant instagramable Kaminarimon Gate, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and the fancy Ginza area. You could choose to walk through the beautiful Imperial gardens, enjoy the magnificent views from Tokyo Tower or Skytree and stroll around the futuristic Odaiba area.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

5. Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

Get to know seafood's impact on Japanese cuisine on a guided tour of the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and during a sushi rolling class. Meet your guide and tour the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and experience its lively and messy and charmingly authentic atmosphere. Follow your guide and learn interesting things about the market and about Japanese seafood cuisine. Then, continue to the cooking school and learn how to prepare some of the most typical Washoku (traditional dishes) at Japan’s largest cooking school. Prepare authentic dishes, such as rolled sushi, Temari sushi, egg omelet, and miso soup. A professional instructor will show you various cooking techniques. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.

Tokyo: Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

6. Tokyo: Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

Learn more about Japanese views on religion on this tour, as well as getting a thorough introduction to the country's best seafood dishes at Tsukiji Market. After meeting your guide, head to a 300-year-old Buddhist temple and learn more about Japanese worship traditions.  Next, head to Tsukiji Market, the cradle of seafood in Tokyo, and the place where famous sushi chefs buy their seafood every morning. Soak up the lively atmosphere of this revered location as you wander around the various stalls. Feel free to sample some dishes from street food vendors and ask your guide for recommendations. Before lunch, pay a visit to the market's observatory and witness all the hustle and bustle from above. Finish your tour with a delicious seafood lunch. Sit down to a yummy donburi bowl at a seafood restaurant. Vegetarian options are available as well. Sip on a glass of Japanese beer or sake with your finger food or seafood bowl. This is one of the Japanese' favorite ways to enjoy Tsukiji—a cold beer with excellent seafood.

Tokyo: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Breakfast

7. Tokyo: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Breakfast

Enjoy a tasting of Japanese street food for breakfast as you walk through the busy streets of the famous Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo on a guided tour. Savor a variety of freshly prepared fish and meat specialties while learning about the local culture. Begin your tour at the main gate of Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple and admire its unique ancient Buddhist-inspired architecture from the exterior. Venture to Tsukiji Outer Market, one of the largest wholesale fish markets in the world and a popular destination among food lovers. Marvel at the market's charismatic workers and unusual products as you pass by restaurants, shops, stalls, and other businesses. During your visit, delight your palate with 7 tastings that will include grilled seafood or beef skewers, a Japanese-style omelette, tuna sandwiches, fried fish paste skewers, a drink, a sample of Japanese tea, and a sample of dashi soup stock.

Tokyo: Food and Culture Private Guided Tour

8. Tokyo: Food and Culture Private Guided Tour

Explore the food and culture in Tokyo in your own way with a private licensed guide. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. This tour feature a morning pickup at your hotel in Tokyo, then a visit to any number of possible sites. You can customize your itinerary according to the places you want to visit. See a suggested itinerary below.  First stop is the Tsukiji Fish Market, where lots of the raw materials for Tokyo’s food scene come from. If you want to try fresh sushi for breakfast, this is the place to do it. There’s nothing like beginning your day with fresh, sweet, raw fish. Next, explore the neighboring Toyosu market.  Ameyoko Shopping Street is a bustling street that is jam-packed with everything you could need including clothes and electronics. A lot of the products already have a good discount, but if they don't, you can test out your negotiating skills. By the time you arrive at Kappabashi Street, you will already be a big fan of Japanese food, and will now be wondering how to cook it. Kappanashi Street is where you can buy all the cooking tools and kitchenware needed to prepare Japanese food.

Tokyo's Upmarket District: Explore Ginza with a Local Guide

9. Tokyo's Upmarket District: Explore Ginza with a Local Guide

Strut your way into the sparkling, luxurious world of Ginza, Tokyo’s glitziest district, where streets feel like catwalks and you can wine and dine your way through the city’s top cuisine.  The possibilities are endless in Ginza and your local host will design the best experience for you and your group, all based on your interests and desired length of your adventure.  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. If you are traveling with kids, or just young at heart, and fancy exploring one of Japan's most famous toy stores, go to the Hakuhinkan Toy Park and discover giant stuffed toys and tons of other goodies to indulge your playful side. Pop into some of the countless designer stores or follow your host to one of the less-expensive shops to save some cash. You will be contacted within 24 hours to discuss your interests and requests, so that you will be paired with a like-minded local host. A bespoke itinerary will be built based on what you would like to see and do. Benefit from an itinerary that is fully flexible and change direction at any point during your tour.

Tokyo: Half-Day Cycling and Cruising Tour

10. Tokyo: Half-Day Cycling and Cruising Tour

You will meet up and start at Toranomon Hills. Your guide will await you in Family Mart convenience store at 15:30, on the third floor. You will start your bicycle tour after giving you a brief instruction. First, you will stop by Hibiya flower park in Ginza. There are different type of flowers, the fountain, the English Garden. Next, you will go to Kabukiza which is a theater for Kabuki. You'll enjoy seeing the detailed architecture features, before heading for Odaiba, which is an artificial island surrounded by modern buildings. You'll have tea break in Odaiba beach park, and from Odaiba, take a cruise ship for 25 minutes. Check out the famous rainbow bridge while enjoy cruising. After cruising, ride your bicycle out towards Tokyo Tower, which lights up at night. The guide will tell you the best view point.  The tour then ends at Toranomon Hills around 19:30.

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What people are saying about Chuo City

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Μrs Aki-san was an amazing guide! She told us about history of shrines and temples and during the tour she explained us everything!!! She was very polite and kind with us!!!! Amazing woman! I definitely recommend to go for it!!! Beautiful experience! Arigato Gozaimasu

Our guide Hideki was able to optimize his time well and present several tourist attractions in Tokyo. For those who are short on time and unfamiliar with Tokyo's train and subway lines, we recommend this customized tour.

100% recommended. We had a lot of fun, we met, ate and lived the experience like a local riding a bike around the city. Hiro was very kind and careful, we loved the tour with him.

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He made our experience very positive and memorable. He did an amazing job!!!

Comprehensive and illustrative insights on the market and Japanese food - we really enjoyed it!