Tokyo: Off the Beaten Path Private Guided Tour

Tokyo: Off the Beaten Path Private Guided Tour

From $114.17 per person

Explore the best of Tokyo with a private guide. Enjoy the full freedom and flexibility of customizing your own itinerary.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Your guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or at the train station you request 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. You will set off on foot from there.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the best of Tokyo on a private guided tour
  • Enjoy a personal experience with your own licensed local guide
  • Customize your route or let your guide take care of the itinerary planning
  • See all of the most important highlights of Tokyo
  • Learn fascinating insights about Japan’s history and culture
Full description
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 snacks and street food, such as senbei, soy sauce crackers, and chewy rice balls. Next, head to the Yanaka Ginza neighborhood. Even among locals, it’s a lesser-known area that retains its old-Japan charm. Edo-era shops and restaurants line a small shopping street. Though the shops include modern 100-yen stores, there are many handicrafts, ceramics, and street food stores too. If you’ve become a fan of Japanese food during your travels, Kappabashi Street is a place to bring home something to cook or serve your own Japanese food with. Kappabashi is a long street lined with kitchen shops, plus the occasional kitchen clothing or fake food store. Other popular places you could visit on this tour include the Nezu and Sendagi areas, the Fukagawa Edo Museum, and the Asakusa district.
Includes
  • Private 6-hour tour
  • Services of a licensed local guide
  • Pickup from your accommodation on foot (if within reasonable distance)
  • Food and drink
  • Entrance fees
  • Public/private transportation fees during the tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Know before you go

    • This is a private guided tour using public transportation or private taxis. You will need to pay for the transportation separately
    • This experience will take place rain or shine
    • The local partner's team will communicate with you prior to the experience to confirm the logistics of your booking
    • This itinerary can be customized to meet your requests and preferences
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    Product ID: 393565