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Tokyo: Personalized Private 6-Hour Tour

1. Tokyo: Personalized Private 6-Hour Tour

Spend a day discovering some of Tokyo’s attractions. Let a professional guide design a tour in line with your interests. You can visit 3 or 4 attractions, depending on your pace! Visit a Meiji forest shrine and explore the Harajyuku pop fashion shopping area. Head to Asakusa to see the oldest Sensoji temple. Take in a fish market, explore busy and popular Shibuya and visit the east garden of the Imperial Palace. Visit the Tokyo Sky Tree – the highest broadcasting tower in the world. Shop at department stores in Shinjyuku or in the small shopping street in Yanaka’s old town. Try out a restaurant in Ginza or visit Hamarikyu Garden and try some green tea.

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Tokyo: Private Sightseeing Tour

2. Tokyo: Private Sightseeing Tour

Delve into the heart of Tokyo on a sightseeing tour, and get the most out of the city with a private guide. Customize your experience to cater to your tastes and preferences. Choose from different tour durations to suit your schedule. Visit one area or point of interest with the 2-hour tour, or select the 4-hour tour to discover 2 monuments or neighborhoods. With the full-day experience you'll enjoy the company of a private guide for a whole day of sightseeing.   On the full-day tour, following pickup from your hotel you'll head to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Stroll around the stalls at the world's biggest seafood market, which can be difficult to understand without a guide. Continue to the Asakusa area to visit the Senso-ji temple, the largest temple in Tokyo. Next, walk along Nakamise shopping street before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to the Meiji shrine to marvel at the biggest shrine in Tokyo. Continue to the renowned Takeshita Street to explore local pop culture, before finishing your tour at approximately 4 PM.

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Shinjuku: Private Guided Tour of Shinjuku’s Top Sights

3. Shinjuku: Private Guided Tour of Shinjuku’s Top Sights

Start your experience at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a beautiful park with vast grounds. Head to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building observation deck to admire the panoramic view over the city. Stop at Himawari Sushi for lunch, before continuing to Omoide Yokocho, a street lined with traditional bars called Izakaya. Browse the boutiques in the BICQLO shopping center and visit Kabukicho Ichiban-Gai, Japan’s best shopping district. Marvel at the fire-breathing Godzilla Head, then explore Japanese heritage at the Samurai Museum. Wander through the historic Golden Gai neighborhood to reach the Hanazono Shrine, an impressive red building surrounded by trees.

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Tokyo: Private Shinjuku District Photography Tour

4. Tokyo: Private Shinjuku District Photography Tour

Shinjuku is a famous district for shopping and eating. This tour will introduce you to the most scenic spots of the area. First stop is Odakyu Department Store. Here you will take a picture from the west side of Shinjuku Station of the many office buildings located nearby. From the 12th floor of the department store, you can admire views of the modern city of Tokyo. Continue to the Shinjuku Eye, a piece of public art near Shinjuku Station. It has the shape of a large eye and is 10 meters in length. Capture images of this artwork that has been watching over Shinjuku City for over 50 years. At the Shinjuku Sumitomo skyscraper, capture an interesting view of the geometric patterns at the new plaza and shopping space. Next, head to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, where there is an observation deck on the 45th floor. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Tokyo Tower, the Sky Tree, and even Mt. Fuji when the weather is nice. Next stop is the popular Yodobashi Camera store. Take pictures against the backdrop of this store which has a unique design. At night, the light has a stronger impact, and on rainy days, the road surface gets wet and the light is reflected, so you can take fantastic pictures. Continue to the Shintoshin Pedestrian Bridge, a famous photography spot that is often posted on YouTube. Admire the scenery of the office district on the west side of the station and the chaotic scenery of the downtown area on the east side. Then, head to Omoide Yokocho, a bar area with small taverns. It is a very popular photo spot where you can take atmospheric pictures in narrow alleys. Final stop is the downtown area of Kabukicho Ichibangai, home to various shops and restaurants. Take some final photos of the buzzing neon lights and busy street scenes.

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What people are saying about Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Our guide Naoko was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and accommodated our requests for specific things and areas to see. She navigated the metro for us and moved fast so we saw a lot. She is very passionate about her job and it shows. She even looked after our two boys ages 10 & 7 when crossing a street and in crowded areas. We have a friend for life!

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!!!

Our guide Sachimi was excellent. Spoke excellent english and was very informed regarding all the places of interest we visited. Would highly recommend Sachimi. She emailed us pre tour so we could tailor the tour to our interests

Sachimi was a wonderful guide. She took us around the popular spots and gave us a great flavor for Tokyo. She also took us to a veggie ramen place which we all enjoyed. Overall would do this again with Japan wonder.

I absolutely loved my lovely guide was helpful and knowledgable I would recommend her to anyone travelling to Tokyo