Private tour

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

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80 reviews

Activity provider: JGA Inc.

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

Activity provider: JGA Inc.
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From US$ 90.46 per person

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Enjoy an efficient, one-day tour of Tokyo accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide. Discover both modern and traditional aspects of this dynamic Japanese capital.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Your guide will be waiting in the hotel lobby or train station that you request 10-minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore Tokyo’s top sights in one day
  • Learn about the city from a nationally-licensed and experienced guide
  • Discover fascinating insights about Japan’s history and culture
  • Enjoy a personal experience on a private tour
Full description
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 your afternoon at the Meiji Jingu Shrine forest, between the busy neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku.
  • Licensed local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Free photos
  • Other personal expenses
  • Entrance fee (for yourself)
  • Transportation fee (for yourself)
  • Lunch (for yourself)
  • Private transportation

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please select your must-see spots from the list in the tour info to create your customized itinerary.
  • The nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government and requires good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
  • Tour will be conducted with public transport and cruising taxi. This tour does not include a private vehicle and pickup at the meeting point will be on foot.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 80 reviews

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We chose a private guided tour on our first day in Tokyo which appeared to be a splendid idea. Our guide picked us up in the lobby of our hotel and from there she took us through Tokyo with the subway from place to place. Tokyo is not easy to overview for a first timer but after having this first day with a guide we know how to use the subway and how to find our way through Tokyo the next few days. We managed to experience many spectacular monuments of Tokyo. We also went up in the Tokyo skytree. That was amazing. We could see Fuji mountain and got an overview of the big city. Good to do on your first day in Tokyo. We can only recommend a guided private tour. We had 6 hours. We would not recommend less since it’s a very big city

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January 26, 2023

Our guide A was beyond exceptional! We just loved her. She is kind, generous, helped us to navigate a complex ticket purchase that had stumped us (which was not easy), and took us all over Tokyo in a day. An also took us to the most delicious sushi lunch I’ve ever had. This was a ten-star tour thanks to a top-notch and friendly guide. Thank you so much for everything An!! From Zoila, Tyler, and Luke

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January 13, 2023

The start to our family's visit to Tokyo was made perfect by the time we spent with our guide, Suzuki-san. He gave us a thorough introduction to the old (e.g., Senso-ji, Meiji Jingu) and the new (e.g., Tsukiji Market, Harajuku) of the great city of Tokyo. He was, of course, very knowledgeable about his city; but beyond this, he was organized, friendly, and efficient - we definitely got the most "bang for our buck" as possible. In addition, he helped us learn the world class, but potentially overwhelming, Tokyo subway/train system, and helped us learn about the value of the ever-useful Pasmo card (possibly the most important thing to get when visiting Tokyo - seemingly accepted everywhere as payment, not just the public transportation). We toured ourselves around this magnificent city for the next few days - but our experience would not have been nearly as excellent without meeting Suzuki-san, who is a perfect ambassador for this great city.

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January 12, 2023

Product ID: 393715