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  • Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

    1. Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

    Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Japan’s electrifying capital city. Get a personalized tour of the city’s fascinating history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets – and a few off the well-trodden tourist trail. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. First, meet your guide at the 1300-year-old Sensō-ji temple, the oldest in the city, in the heart of the historic Asakusa district. Get a lesson in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist history, and see the awe-inspiring Asakusa Shrine, which honors the three founders of the Sensō-ji. Then, walk the traditional streets to the neighboring Ueno district, an old downtown area that’s home to several attractions like museums, historical monuments and the po...

    Our guide was very knowledgeable , an Italian guy who has lived in Tokyo for several years, we had a day and he maximised our time. Super flex and always asked what next to make sure our family was enjoying the experience

  • Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

    2. Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

    Meet your private guide at your Tokyo accommodation and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. Customize the itinerary to suit your interests and schedule. Be spontaneous and choose where you want to go. Make the most of your time with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that aren’t in the guidebooks and that are popular with the locals. If you’ve just arrived in the city, start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Experience the city like a resident, get recommendations for the best places to eat and shop, and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions, wander through the charming old town, or indulge your senses at local food markets. Learn more about sights that you can visit on your own after the tour.

  • Tokyo: Off the Beaten Path Private Guided Tour

    3. Tokyo: Off the Beaten Path Private Guided Tour

    Explore 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. If you want to experience authentic local life, the backstreets of Yanaka, Shibamata, Fukagawa, and Asakusa are recommended. 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 specific places you want to visit. See a suggested itinerary below.  First stop is the Shibamata neighborhood, where many historical shops can be found. Some have even been there for over a hundred years. It’s a great place to sample some classic Japanese snack...

  • Highlights of Tokyo Private Tour with a Licensed Guide

    4. Highlights of Tokyo Private Tour with a Licensed Guide

    Start by visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market. See a busy market with lots of fresh seafood and also try foods you have never seen before. If you would like to, you can also enjoy a small breakfast. Next head to the Meiji Jingu Shrine, one of the biggest in Tokyo. If you are lucky, you might see a traditional Japanese wedding. After the shrine, stroll around the Omotesando and Harajyuku shopping areas famous for teenage pop fashion. You can have lunch there or in Asakusa later. In the afternoon, visit Asakusa where a big Sensoji Temple is located. There are many shops called Nakamise so you can enjoy shopping typical Japanese souvenirs. If you need more shopping after the tour, you can stay in Asakusa.

    My son and I had absolutely amazing time in Tokyo. Our guide, Kaori, was fabulous and she gave us a great overview of the old and new in Tokyo. We have enjoyed the trip and successfully covered all the places which we had planned. She is knowledgeable person about Tokyo's history and the Japanese culture. She was keen to make us feel comfortable and has answered the many questions we were asking her about the modern life-style in Tokyo, culture and traditions. Kaori was very friendly, professional and passionate about her work. She has also recommended us to visit other sightseers in Tokyo. We have enjoyed her accompany in this tour. We recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Tokyo for the first time, it is really worth doing that. You will get to know a lot more with the local guide. Thank you Kaori Rasmus and Fayez- Denmark

  • Tokyo: Personalized Private 6-Hour Tour

    5. Tokyo: Personalized Private 6-Hour Tour

    Spend a day discovering some of Tokyo’s attractions. Let a professional guide design a tour in line with your interests. You can visit 3 or 4 attractions, depending on your pace! Visit a Meiji forest shrine and explore the Harajyuku pop fashion shopping area. Head to Asakusa to see the oldest Sensoji temple. Take in a fish market, explore busy and popular Shibuya and visit the east garden of the Imperial Palace. Visit the Tokyo Sky Tree – the highest broadcasting tower in the world. Shop at department stores in Shinjyuku or in the small shopping street in Yanaka’s old town. Try out a restaurant in Ginza or visit Hamarikyu Garden and try some green tea.

  • Tokyo: Kabuki-za Gallery Guided Tour and Concierge Service

    6. Tokyo: Kabuki-za Gallery Guided Tour and Concierge Service

    Kabuki performances tend to be between 4-5 hours long and often involve long queues for one-act tickets, so before you go to all that effort, join this tour of the Kabuki-za Gallery and learn everything you need to know about Kabuki!  With this essential background information, your Kabuki experience will be much more understandable and enjoyable. Your expert guide, who has been watching Kabuki since the age of 5 and running Kabuki tours for nearly 7 years, will be sure to give you all the information you will need or want to know about this Japanese tradition. The tour begins with a "What is Kabuki?" presentation over Japanese tea and sweets before exploring the museum. You will be shown many props and costumes used for the shows throughout the years, and enjoy short films about this classical Japanese dance-drama. There are even hands-on activities such as a chance to play the classi...

  • Tokyo: Ginza Architecture Tour

    7. Tokyo: Ginza Architecture Tour

    You will start the tour from Tsukiji Hongwan-ji temple, a very unique building with an Indian style exterior and European church like interior. (Tsukiji is not only for the fish market!) Visit the newly built Kabuki theater (2013) next, which inherited the traditional style from past generations. You then continue on to Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Maison Hermes, Tokyu Plaza Ginza, Mikimoto Ginza 2, the Okuno Building and finish up at the intersection of Ginza 4-chome where the Wako (SEIKO watch) building stands. You will also take a secret side trip to see the backstreet neighborhood to appreciate the different aspects of the area.

  • Tokyo: Tsukiji and Asakusa Food Tour

    8. Tokyo: Tsukiji and Asakusa Food Tour

    Eat and shop like a Japanese local during this immersive, 3.5-hour, food-themed trip inside Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market. If you want to gain a sense for Japanese culinary culture, you couldn’t possibly start at a better place. You will meet up with your guide at Tsukiji Honganji Temple, just outside the market’s main gate in the morning. As you navigate your way through this labyrinth of all things seafood, learn from your guide about the market’s history, and why many of Japan’s top chefs visit here daily to pick up the freshest-quality ingredients. You never know what you might find as you stroll past the stalls of this amazing food center. You might see piles of sea urchin (uni) stacked neatly in boxes, watch as vendors carve massive bluefin tuna or spot puffer fish floating in tanks. The tour takes you to vibrant stores, selling the best quality foods at the outer market. You will...

  • Tokyo: Private Sightseeing Tour

    9. Tokyo: Private Sightseeing Tour

    Delve into the heart of Tokyo on a sightseeing tour, and get the most out of the city with a private guide. Customize your experience to cater to your tastes and preferences. Choose from different tour durations to suit your schedule. Visit one area or point of interest with the 2-hour tour, or select the 4-hour tour to discover 2 monuments or neighborhoods. With the full-day experience you'll enjoy the company of a private guide for a whole day of sightseeing.   On the full-day tour, following pickup from your hotel you'll head to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Stroll around the stalls at the world's biggest seafood market, which can be difficult to understand without a guide. Continue to the Asakusa area to visit the Senso-ji temple, the largest temple in Tokyo. Next, walk along Nakamise shopping street before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to the Meiji shrine to ...

    Sachimi was a wonderful guide. She took us around the popular spots and gave us a great flavor for Tokyo. She also took us to a veggie ramen place which we all enjoyed. Overall would do this again with Japan wonder.

  • Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tour with Tastings

    10. Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tour with Tastings

    Explore the culinary wonderland of the Tsukiji Outer Market with a knowledgeable local guide and sample some delicious local treats along the way.

    Learn about the outer market as you make your way through its maze of narrow lanes lined with 400 shops. Listen as your guide explains the tricks of the trade and reveals the market's best-kept secrets.

    Chat to vendors and sample the local delicacies. Once your tour is over, stay at the market and continue shopping or visit one of the restaurants. Ask your guide for recommendations on the best areas and restaurants to visit.

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What people are saying about Chuo City

I met my guide at the designated meeting place near the station. She was early so we had extra time to get acquainted. I was the only on the tour so Kazumi was very flexible to my interests. She was informative, engaging, and warm - all along expressing her genuine love for the city and showing non-locals the insiders’ way around the market. She was prepared with literature, graphics and pictures. We had fantastic treats - exceptional quality of ingredients. I recommend this tour with Kazumi. One small recommendation: I would suggest shifting the tour time slightly to bridge the lunch time opening of some establishments in order to timely spread the tastings before, during, and after the lunch period.

My private tour trough Tokio was just awesome. Together with my guide Yoshi we explored Tsujiki Fish Market, Meiji Shrine and also some local shops. She gave me so many insights about Japan, the culture and daily life that it felt like exploring the city with a friend. Great day. Great memories. Thanks for this experience!!!

We had a fantastic tour with an extremely informative guide. Highly recommended and would happily take the tour again next time I'm in Tokyo.

Thanks to Toshi-san. He gave us a lot of interresting information about the market during the tour. Arigato gozaimasu!

Absolutely fascinating and informative. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. A wonderful tour!