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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

By: Venture
Highlights
  • As you like it: Create a custom half-day or full-day private Tokyo tour
  • Unique sightseeing itineraries: gardens, museums, neighborhoods, and more
  • Your choice: cover must-see sights or under-the-radar attractions
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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day
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Overview

Once a small castle town, Tokyo is now one of the world’s most populous and visited cities. Dive deep into the history and culture of this fascinating metropolis during a private, customizable tour of the Japanese capital. From Meiji Shrine—Japan’s most popular Shinto landmark—to the trendy shops of Harajuku, your very own local guide helps you discover incredible sights that suit every taste and time frame.

What to Expect

Opt for a half-day or full-day guided tour and craft your own one-of-a-kind sightseeing itinerary. For history and culture buffs, you might choose to begin a half-day tour with a visit to Meiji Shrine and its famous massive torii (gates), then move on to the beautiful, expansive gardens of the Imperial Palace. Or you could opt for an in-depth neighborhood tour for an insider’s look at fashion hot spots like Harajuku, Omotesando, or Shibuya.

On full-day tours, you have time to take in even more of the city. Possibly begin by observing sushi chefs haggle for fish at Tsukiji, the world’s largest seafood market. Stroll through gardens like 17th-century Koishikawa Korakuen or Shinjuku Gyoen, once the grounds of a private Edo mansion, and stop into some of the city’s world-famous museums.

For custom excursions on foot, you and your guide use the city’s public transportation system, giving you time to explore neighborhoods at a leisurely pace. If you’ve upgraded to the private vehicle option, enjoy door-to-door pick-up and time to cover more attractions.

Reviews (175)
1 - 5 of 61 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Full Day tour - Wonderful experience

My husband, daughter and I took a tour with Meg, a fascinating and knowledgeable guide who eased our transition to Tokyo like a pro. We learned how to navigate the labyrinthian subway system (sort of) and wandered all over the city to places we had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank melissahenken
VentureJapan, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your review Melissa. It was our pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. We am glad you loved the culture and enjoyed the day and the suggestions and Meg and her great style of leading in the area she knows and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Private family tour of Tokyo using public transport

Kanji our tour guide was lovely, knowledgeable, friendly and suited our English speaking family perfectly. We covered a lot of places in one day. It was a great way to spend our first day in a Tokyo.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Allisonmelbourne
VentureJapan, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alison. Thank you very much for your kind review. It was great to meet you and spend time in Tokyo. Happy you loved the places we visited and enjoyed the day. Happy travels, Kenji

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent half-day custom tour

Our family had a fantastic day acclimating to Tokyo on our first full day there with this custom guided half-day tour. Mitch, a local Tokyo resident, was our guide and was perfect in accommodating our interest and our family’s pace. Thanks so much for a...More

Thank pabblelane
VentureJapan, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review Pabblelane! We really appreciate you recommending us. Glad you thought it was good combination of fun and culture - that is what we aim for and Mitch is great leader! Happy Travels, Venture

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Customized day visit of Tokyo

Really enjoyed it. Mitch was great guide. Very flexible and very knowledgeable. Would recommend. Saw what we were interested in, learned a lot and had a great lunch.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Carla T
VentureJapan, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Carla. It was our pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. I am glad you loved the culture, the lunch and enjoyed the day. Looking forward to see you again, Kind regards, Venture Tokyo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Silvia is amazing tour worth every dollar

AMAZING! Silvia went above and beyond . Not only did she take us to the Shrines and temples but she taught us traditions and culture. She showed us things we about have absolutely missed on our own. She takes time to explain things and go...More

2  Thank 408elleng
VentureJapan, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Ellen. It was my pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. I am glad you loved the culture and enjoyed the day. Looking forward to see you again, Kind regards, Silvia

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Wazzam2015
January 12, 2019|
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Response from Holly G | Reviewed this property |
The half day can be mornings or at noon.
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IramA18
January 10, 2019|
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Response from ALiebens | Reviewed this property |
I suppose you are too far ahead, so I would suggest you try bppking this tour around 1 to 2 month ahead. I highly recommend this guided tour !
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