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Our most recommended Tokyo Walking Tours

  • Flavors of Japan Food Tour

    1. Flavors of Japan Food Tour

    Experience some of Japan’s most amazing flavors and develop a deeper understanding of why Japanese cuisine is so exquisite and unique. Learn about the food from the different regions of Japan, the process of how to make them and why they come from those areas. On this tour, you will visit 7 shops, each representing the different regions of Japan. Your experience will include a samplings of Dashi (Japanese soup stock), Tamagoyaki, (egg roll), Anago (saltwater eel), Kamaboko (fish cake) Katsuoboshi (fish flakes), satsumaimo (sweet fried potatoes) and Wagashi (Japanese dessert). You will enjoy exploring a special regional food shop and taste some amazing green teas from an innovative and yet traditional shop. Enjoy lunch with choice of soba, tempura and sashimi set, grilled fish, chicken sukiyaki in a very serene, authentic place. Next, you will enjoy an authentic Japanese must do”activit...

  • Tokyo: 3-Hour Sugamo Foodie Adventure

    2. Tokyo: 3-Hour Sugamo Foodie Adventure

    Begin your tour with a local sweet treat from a shop that has been in the area for about 100 years. This charming location has a great friendly atmosphere and creates original snacks and classics with a twist found no where else in Tokyo. Next, head on to Jizo Dori - the famous local shopping arcade where you will have a chance to visit regional shops celebrating prefectures across Japan. Following that, stop at a famous temple to learn about this haven for older Tokyo residents who are still quite young a heart. As mentioned, the district’s popular 800-meter-long street is also affectionately known as the “Old People’s Harajuku”. This is done as a fun comparison to the Harajuku district’s status as one of Japan’s foremost youthful shopping and fashion destinations. Browse pickle stores, snack stalls, and interesting shops, and take in the local vibe on your way to a favorite spot for ...

  • Tokyo: Ueno Private Walking Tour with Shrine Visit

    3. Tokyo: Ueno Private Walking Tour with Shrine Visit

    Meet your guide, then set off on an adventure through Ueno, one of Tokyo’s most popular areas for sightseeing. Stroll through the bustling streets, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere as the locals go about their day. Start off with a walk around Ueno Park, famous for its cherry blossom trees. Admire the park’s many ponds, then stop by a historic temple and a shrine. Later, enjoy a visit to the National Science Museum. Arrive in Ameyoko, one of the city’s best shopping destinations. Wander around the many shops, and pick up a few souvenirs to remember your visit. There’s also time to grab a bite to eat, and sample some traditional delicacies. Throughout the tour, learn about local history, life, and culture from your guide.

  • Tokyo: Winter Illuminations Private Tour with a Local

    4. Tokyo: Winter Illuminations Private Tour with a Local

    Book this tour and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Tokyoite. He or she who will become your guide. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together anitinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. The day revolves around your wishes so ...

  • Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

    5. 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

    6. 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: Family Walking Tour

    7. Tokyo: Family Walking Tour

    Experience a rewarding adventure with your family on this exclusive walking tour. Listen to a local professional guide explain the many famous cultural and architectural sites of Tokyo. Stroll through the city center with your family on this two-hour tour at an easy pace. Have fun learning about Tokyo's fascinating history and hearing stories that both the adults and kids are sure to enjoy.

  • Tokyo: Sumida Private Walking Tour with Hokusai & Edo Museum

    8. Tokyo: Sumida Private Walking Tour with Hokusai & Edo Museum

    Join a private guide and discover the Sumida District, home of the famous painter Katsushika Hokusai. Learn about the artist’s life at his museum, step back in time at the Edo Tokyo Museum, and see iconic Ukiyo-e paintings. Start with a visit to the Sumida Hokusai Museum, which is dedicated to the artwork of Katsushika Hokusai and learn about his eventful life during the Edo Period. Admire samples of his beautiful Ukiyo-e artwork, which has greatly influenced great painters like Van Gogh, Degas, Lautrec, and other artists and musicians. Walk by the places that appear in Hokusai's paintings and stroll through traditional Japanese gardens and charming temples nearby. Go to Edo Tokyo Museum and be transported back to the streets of Edo Japan. Experience the time of Hokusai and how Ukiyo-e art was developed, illustrating the everyday lives of people and festivals.

  • Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

    9. 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.

  • Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

    10. Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

    Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo is so beautiful, and even more so in the evening when lanterns and lights turn the tree-lined streets into a magical fairyland. Nakameguro is a trendy, beautiful neighborhood, very famous for its 2 kilometer route along the Meguro River/Canal. This entire route is lined with cherry trees and it must be seen in person to really get a feeling for how beautiful the sakura (cherry trees) are. Join this tour walking along the canal and around the vibrant restaurant and shopping areas. Taste local treats and beverages, explore the history of the district and finish up with dinner at an amazing Udon noodle based pub that features local seasonal dishes, Japanese rice wine and other of course amazing handmade noodles.  Sakura season is short, about one month from the first tiny buds to the finish of the season with the peak time lasting only two weeks. It is impossi...

    Awesome tour! Our guide Ryan was very knowledgeable and friendly. I’m glad we did this on our first day because this is our first visit to the country and we got all our dumb tourist questions about Tokyo and Japan answered by Ryan, who speaks perfect English. This is a must see when the cherry blossoms are blooming along the river, illuminated by these traditional Japanese lanterns. So beautiful! We went to other famous Sakura viewing areas during our stay in Tokyo but this was the most impressive. The river area was packed with locals taking photos, so I would guess many locals would agree

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What people are saying about Tokyo

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 857 reviews

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.

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

Valentina was lovely! She was personable, engaging, attentive and so much fun!