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  • Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

    1. Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

    Enjoy a day out on the town feeling the breeze of the city from a custom-built go-kart. This tour takes you through the center of Tokyo, namely the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas, and allows you to experience Japan in a unique way.  Before you begin the tour, you'll have the option to dress up in a costume of your favorite character. Then, zoom off into the Shinjuku area. Drive to see Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and then head to the iconic Shinjuku Love Sign. Zip along through the famous nightlife district area near Shinjuku Station and then to the shopping district of Harajuku. After that, head to one of the most iconic places in Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing. Return to the meeting point following Shibuya Crossing.  Your guide will lead the way, so you don't have to worry about missing any important sights. They will also take plenty of fun photos of and for you during the experienc...

  • Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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.

  • Shinjuku: Golden Gai Food Tour

    5. Shinjuku: Golden Gai Food Tour

    Start your tour by walking through the busy streets of Shinjuku heading straight for Omoide Yokocho (literally “Memory Lane”) as your first stop. Omoide Yokocho is rightfully named as it is littered with rustic bars from the 1950s. Anyone of the older generation will feel as if they stepped back in time to the middle of the 20th century. Many of these bars still stay true to their roots, serving roasted giblets with beef and pork, which was a staple when food was scarce after World War II. From there you will make your way to Kabukicho, Asia’s largest, yet safest, red light district stopping at a kushikatsu stall for some authentic regional cuisine called kushikatsu (specialty food from Osaka of deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables). Each of the guests will get 4 kushikatsu and 1 drink. From here you will walk through the rest of Kabukicho, weaving in and out to give guests a sense o...

    The food and history lessons were great! The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Only wish it had been easier to find the guide outside the station, but overall great experience!

  • Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour from Tokyo with Lunch

    6. Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour from Tokyo with Lunch

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo on a full-day tour to Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi. Transfer in comfort along the highway for approximately 2 hours. Then, go to the Fuji Visitor Center for the start of your Mount Fuji tour. See exhibitions that tell the history and ecological background of Japan’s most iconic mountain. Travel up the mountain to the Mount Fuji 5th Station, the highest level reachable by car. Enjoy some free time to soak up the panoramic views of forests and lakes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive through the mountains to Lake Ashi in Hakone. Here you will board a boat for a 30-minute cruise across the water. Take in the splendid views of Mount Fuji and its surrounding lakes from a different perspective. Transfer back to Tokyo for a drop off at Shinjuku, Giza, or Tokyo Station.

  • Tokyo: Private Japanese Cooking Class in a Local Home

    7. Tokyo: Private Japanese Cooking Class in a Local Home

    Learn to prepare an authentic Japanese meal in an apartment in central Tokyo. Roll up your sleeves as you enter your host's kitchen to make dishes based on traditional family recipes from miso soup to nikujaga and chirashi sushi. Get an introduction to the essential ingredients of Japanese cuisine like dashi, miso and mirin and prepare a meal that will be served on beautiful, Japanese dishes. After cooking together, you will share a delicious homemade meal with your host at the dining table over conversation about food and life in Japan. Feast on authentic Japanese home-cooked dishes such as nikujaga (a dish of meat and potatoes stewed in soy sauce) or seasonal fish (slow-cooked or grilled), eggplant with dengaku miso, dashi egg rolls, homemade miso soup, and dessert. Menu varies based on season and dietary preferences. Leave with new recipes, a full stomach, a true glimpse into a loca...

  • From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

    8. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

    By joining the Fujisan day tour, you will be able to experience the most famous sightseeing spots nearby Mount Fuji. At 8:00 AM, depart from Shinjuku to Yamanashi prefecture, where Mount Fuji is located. Around 10:00 AM, arrive at Kawaguchiko Oishi Park where you will spend around 30 minutes. If the weather is good, you can capture a beautiful photo with the lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji in the background. Take a walk around the lake, buy a special souvenir from the shop or just sit down and enjoy the incredible view. In different seasons, you can also enjoy different flowers including lavender and kochia. At 12:30 PM head to Oshino Hakkai, one of the most famous spots in the Fujisan area, for around 1 hour. "Hakkai" means "Eight lakes" as you can find 8 different lakes located there. You can also taste the water from Mount Fuji, shop at one of the souvenir shops and grab some food for...

    Really well organised trip which visited really excellent locations at a bargain price. Fuji views were awesome. We were left in no doubt as to what time to meet back at the mini bus too during stops. I would suggest though dropping the trip to the shopping outlet as it meant that those of us who went to the peace shrine instead had less time there and it was rushed. It also took nearly four hours to get back to Tokyo, which was a shame. This was caused by a car accident, so it was out of anyone's control.

  • Japan: Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Router Rental, Hotel Delivery

    9. Japan: Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Router Rental, Hotel Delivery

    Enjoy the convenience of an unlimited portable Wi-Fi router, charger and USB cable delivered to your hotel along with a prepaid envelop for return. If you would prefer to pick up the device at the local partner's Harajuku office, please refer to the meeting point. With your router able to connect up to 10 decides at one time, stay fully connected on your trip. iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphones, PC and Mac laptops and other portable consoles are all supported. The device enables a Hybrid 4G LTE high speed connection and the battery can last up to 10 hours (usually about 8 hours, depending on usage). At the end of your trip, use the prepaid envelop included with your order to return your Pocket Wi-Fi. Mail the envelop from any Japanese postal box as well as an airport postal box. Please note that ONLY hotels and hostels are eligible for delivery. AirBnB or other accommodations sadly CANN...

    Pocket wifi was waiting for us when we arrived at hotel. Extremely easy to get set up, and has been an absolute blessing having unlimited internet access on the move. Highly recommended!!

  • Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, and Owakudani Tour

    10. Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, and Owakudani Tour

    Your tour departs from the Shinjuku Cocoon Tower at 8:30AM. From there you will get ready to set foot for the highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji. Registered by UNESCO as Cultural World Heritage not only in terms of natural beauty, Mount Fuji also provides beautiful culture. You can explore the whole area of the Subaru Line 5th Station, witnessing it all at your own pace. Then, continue with a buffet lunch at the Fuji Matsu View Restaurant. The restaurant offers delicious food and beverages, and will allow you to observe Mount Fuji at the same time. You will then enjoy a pirate ship ride at Lake Ashi, Hakone. The duration of the cruise is approximately 30 minutes, and while on the ship you will enjoy the panoramic views offered by the surrounding nature. Soon after you get off the ship, a rope-way will take you towards the Owakudani Crates. The ride is sure to be thrilling, and the v...

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What people are saying about Shinjuku

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,356 reviews

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!

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.

Pocket wifi was waiting for us when we arrived at hotel. Extremely easy to get set up, and has been an absolute blessing having unlimited internet access on the move. Highly recommended!!

Definitely worth it and also absolutely necessary because some don't speak English or often look through maps themselves for where and how they're going

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.