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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

By: Venture
  • 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
Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day
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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 (159)
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Reviewed yesterday
Tokyo Day Tour with Meg

We had a great day exploring Tokyo with Meg. We were able to choose the things we wanted to do and she also suggested other things that we would like and is very knowledgeable about the city and the history. This was a fantastic tour.

2  Thank chicagotravel9528
Meg_Y_from_Tokyo, guide at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for taking your time to let us know you enjoyed your tour! :) I'm really glad to know you had a fantastic tour and that's motivate me to work even harder! Come back to Japan soon! Meg

Reviewed yesterday
Great Tokyo Day Tour with Meg

We had such a great time on our private day tour with Meg. We had the best food i've ever had and got to see so much of Tokyo! We spent the entire day exploring new neighborhoods, trying new food, and learning about the history....More

1  Thank Lauren R
Meg_Y_from_Tokyo, Guide at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the kind review Lauren! It was such a short stay that I hope you can come back soon for more, now that you are already familiar with the city, the transportation system and the good food! Happy Travels, Meg

Reviewed 3 days ago
Perfect Way to Get to Know the City, Extraordinary Guide

Could not recommend this tour enough. Our tour guide (Misa T.) was beyond superb and helped us connect with Tokyo (language, sights, restaurants, shops, transportation, history) in ways that would have been very difficult to achieve within the short amount of time my girlfriend and...More

2  Thank Connector801860
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Thank you Mitch!!!

We had a great time on our tour, our guide Mitch was very informative and shared all his knowledge on our tour. Our young children loved him (so did we!) and he took some beautiful photos of our holiday for us to keep. He generously...More

1  Thank Matt C
VentureJapan, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Matt, Linda, Lesley, Lachlan and Elise, Thanks for your great review! I had a great time with you guys, too. You have such a wonderful family. Please come back to Japan someday and hope to see you again! Mitch

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warm welcome to a great holiday

I am giving 6 stars out of 5 for this tour, simply because Ayaka went beyond what was expected of her during our whole day private tour with my husband and myself. It was a very warm welcome to our first day in Tokyo. Thanks...More

1  Thank Escape36565389698
VentureJapan, Manager at Venture, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Rosario! Thanks very much for the kind for your review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour:) Thanks for letting me share your holiday!!! It was great to meet you guys:) please take care of all your future travels! Kindest regards, Ayaka

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We did this tour and had English speaking guide on public transport. She showed us how to use the public transport. We travelled around Tokyo on the metro and was easy to use. When I booked we got an email from the company... More
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