Shinjuku City
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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

  • Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

    2. Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

    Climb aboard the shuttle bus or join the tour at the Shinjuku departure point, and set off towards the Mt. Fuji area. On clear days, you will already be able to see Mt. Fuji from afar during the bus ride. Make the first stop at one of Japan's most iconic spots: Arakurayama Sengen Park. Admire the picture-perfect view of the 5 symbolic pagodas with Mt. Fuji in the background. Continue on from Mt. Arakurayama and proceed to the Kawaguchiko craft park right next to Kawaguchi Lake. If you prefer, take time to enjoy your lunch and walk around the lake as you take in the scenic view of Mt. Fuji's reflection on the water. After this, head to Oishi park which offers seasonal scenery with various types of flowers. Finally, stop by Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba which is located on the banks of Lake Saiko. Take a stroll through the village and marvel at the houses with thatched roofs which will give...

    The spots our guide took us to we're amazing. We took lots of pictures and hope to go back and see a few more.

  • Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

    3. 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: Ramen Tasting Tour with Local Ramen Guru

    4. Tokyo: Ramen Tasting Tour with Local Ramen Guru

    At 3 award-winning ramen shops, sample 6 completely different mini bowls of delicious ramen. These are approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of the size of full ramen bowls, which allows you to eat a great variety of ramen on your tour. Choose 6 from a selection of 11 ramen mini bowls. Learn all about ramen, from its history to its preparation. Discover a different ramen topic at each of the shops, via colorful handouts and visuals.  The tour will take place in three unique Tokyo neighborhoods, including Shibuya. At shop 1 sample light fish ramen and learn about ramen origins and types. Head to a cozy little ramen shop with unique fish-based ramen that you would not find outside of Japan. At shop 2 savory curry ramen and learn about ramen preparation. Have perfectly balanced curry ramen with flavors that you will never forget. At shop 3 sample a fusion pork ramen and learn about ramen trends and the...

    Great tour guide with excellent English, very accommodating. Pleasure to work with. Highly recommend

  • Tokyo: Private Eat & Drink Like a Local Tour

    5. Tokyo: Private Eat & Drink Like a Local Tour

    Enjoy 6 authentic, delicious tastings and a drink included in this unforgettable personalized food tour of Tokyo with a friendly local guide. Explore the food scene in the electric streets of Shibuya and Shinjuku, Tokyo’s fast-paced commercial hubs and a foodie havens. 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 iconic Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world, and make the mad dash across to a depachika – expansive food halls in the basements of luxurious department stores – to stock up on traditional snacks like Gyoza dumplings for a quick picnic in Yoyogi Park. Explore Cat Street, a quiet backstreet with limited car traffic where well-heeled locals move between high-end fashion boutiques and cool cafes...

    Our guide Sergio was great! He was able to give us a unique mix of a food tour, history lesson, and sightseeing experience. This was a great way to start off our trip in Japan!

  • Tokyo: Customized Private Tour with a Local Host

    6. Tokyo: Customized Private Tour with a Local Host

    Discover Tokyo with a local host and experience the city like a resident on a customizable walking tour. Choose what you want to see and do based on the recommendations of your guide. Visit the Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa-jinja Shrine, and enjoy lunch in the area in a traditional restaurant or from one of the street food stalls. Your local host will explain the options and make recommendations based on your requirements.  Take the subway to Shibuya to walk across the Shibuya Crossing and explore the best shopping districts. Travel to Harajuku to visit Yoyogi Park and the Meiji-jingu Temple, or head to Roppongi for dinner and to experience the nightlife in one of the many bars. You will be contacted within 24 hours to discuss your interests so that the best local host can be assigned. A bespoke itinerary will be built based on what you would like to see and do. Benefit from an itinerar...

    Saya Christina was our host and she was amazing and our 10 & 8 year old boys fell in love with her. Saya was very knowledgeable and helpful with teaching us our navigation skills needed to get around to other activities after our time with her. We had such a good time at the Shrine and then visiting Harajuku and the Totti Candy factory. We finished our tour at the Shibuya Crossing and watched some people on a Mario Cart tour. I highly recommend using Saya she’s very fluent in English and is awesome with little ones. Thank you Saya for an amazing morning!

  • Tokyo: Full-Day Customizable Private Tour with Driver

    7. Tokyo: Full-Day Customizable Private Tour with Driver

    Set off towards the Tokyo area after being picked up from your hotel. Begin with a stop at Ameyoko Street, a shopping street with a special atmosphere thanks to its location under the train tracks. Proceed to the Asakusa area. Spend some time exploring the traditional Japanese shrine and temple. Then, head to the temple streets and the Old Town. Discover Shibamata, steeped in romanticism, and enjoy the world of the film, "Men Are Tough". After arriving at a sightseeing spot, take some time to explore the location on your own. Your driver will provide simple instructions, such as departure time and other practical information. Feel free to customize the itinerary if you have specific places you would like to visit. Popular places are Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ginza, and Asakusa. If you wish to have an English-speaking guide accompanying you throughout the entirety of the day, please select the ...

    The car and the driver were perfect... but the guide wasn't very knowledgeable. She had to google everything in order to give us some information. She was very nice

  • Tokyo: Personalized Private Tour

    8. Tokyo: Personalized Private Tour

    Escape the restricted schedules and itineraries of organized group tours and see the sights of Tokyo that you want to see! Benefit from the services of a private guide and explore at a pace to suit you. Use the time to do some shopping with local recommendations, or visit monuments such as the Meiji Shrine. Venture into the pop fashion district of Harajyuku, or visit the oldest Sensoji temple in the temple. Get a feel for everyday life at the Fish Market, or head to the busy Shibuya shopping area. Discover some of the city's imperial palaces, gaze in awe at the Tokyo Sky Tree, or get panoramic views from the observation decks at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Explore the old town of Yanaka, discover the unique maid cafes of Akihabara, or drink a green tea after a stroll in Hamarikyu Garden. Go to the high-end shopping area of Ginza, join the locals at the Zojoji temple, se...

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

    9. 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...

  • Tokyo: Private Sightseeing Tour

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Shinjuku City

Good value for money. We were very lucky to have an excellent full view of Mt Fuji the entire day. Among the places we went to Arakurayama Sengen Park was the best, Lake Kawaguchi came second, but it was a little too much time given to that place. Guide Ai was very polite; they provided disinfectant at the bus, which was very appropriate as I was a little nervous about going on a bus trip at the time of an outbreak. They changed the last stop to another village because the one on the original itinerary was temporarily closed. Overall it felt a little too long for such an easy tour, but I was satisfied thanks to great weather and perfect views of Mt Fuji.

Tour was fantastic! Naow was a great guide - informative, kind, great English, very helpful and went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed ourselves such as by being our personal photographer!! We were very lucky with the weather and had great views - would recommend checking the weather in advance to booking. Ps. At the lake, get bento boxes or the like from a 7 eleven and enjoy the views of the mountain whilst eating!! Better than the restaurant!

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!!!

This was a wonderful day trip with extraordinary sights of breathtaking Mt. Fugi. Even though our driver Was limited English speaking, (private van tour) he was kind and caring beyond belief.

The spots our guide took us to we're amazing. We took lots of pictures and hope to go back and see a few more.