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Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★

Shibuya City, Japan
Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★

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icon3 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Orient yourself on your first day in Tokyo, and see the city through the eyes of a local. During this customized tour with your personal host, learn how to navigate and use Tokyo’s transport system. Choose from the city’s most famous attractions, or explore up-and-coming neighborhoods. Understand cultural practices, find the best places to eat, and get advice on Tokyo’s nightlife scene.
  • Explore Tokyo at your own pace with a local guide
  • Customize your tour to your needs and interests
  • Get familiar with navigating the city on Tokyo’s transport system
  • See the most popular attractions in your chosen neighborhoods
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Private and personalised experience
3 or 6 hours with a Local Guide
Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
Food and drinks
Tickets to any attractions
Transportation costs

Departure Point

2 Chome-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0043, Japan

Upon booking your meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so you’ll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses you’ll be matched with a like-minded Local Host
  • Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY City Unscripted
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★.
What is the policy on sanitization during Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★.
What is the social distancing policy during Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Walking Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to You ★★★★★.

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38 Reviews
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Tokyo walking tour
, Feb 2020
Izumi is the best! She is very sweet and knowledgeable. Took us around to many places in a short amount of time. Highly recommended.
Tour review
, Feb 2020
One on one tour of some of the main tourist districts in Tokyo - Shinjuku, Shibuya and harajuku. Rui my guide was very friendly and easy to talk to. She spoke great English. She was willing to stop at any shops I wanted to. She helped understand the train system better. I would definitely recommend for when you first arrive in Tokyo.
Chiaki was brilliant!
, Jan 2020
Chiaki was great friendly and really put in a lot of effort to show us the main sites we wanted around Tokyo . She’s brilliant!
Perfect Intro to Toyko
Marla K
, Dec 2019
My guide was Jordyn and she was an excellent guide for introducing me to Tokyo - I learned how to navigate the subway - saw several unique neighborhoods and had an amazing lunch in a place that no tourist could ever find on their own! She was friendly and informative and I can't say enough good things about her! Highly recommend
Money well spent!
Lori V
, Nov 2019
Kento was awesome! There were 6 of us and he helped us get our JR passes and Suica cards up and running and got us familiarized with the train system. We even had time to see a couple of sites and then had lunch at one of his favorite sushi restaurants. Money well spent and a great way to kick off our first day and get situated for the rest of our trip.
Great Start in Tokyo
, Jul 2019
This review is long overdue, but I wanted to leave an excellent rating! It was our family of 5's first trip to Japan and I was worried about navigating Tokyo. We had a list of places to visit on our 10 day trip and wanted to get a good start with the intimidating transportation system, so I booked the "Kickstart Your Trip to Tokyo" tour. Our tour guide, Patrick, met us at our Shinjuku hotel and I had emailed the items and places that we would like to cover the first day. After introductions and a quick review of the itinerary, we started down the list. First, Patrick helped us to arrange for transfer of our luggage from our first hotel to our last hotel. We would be traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto and then back to another Tokyo hotel and did not want to lug our suitcases to Kyoto. Most of the staff at our hotel spoke some English, but I wanted to make sure that our suitcases could be transferred and held until we arrived at the hotel. Patrick spoke Japanese and helped to confirm our request. Patrick also speaks French, German, and some Korean well. His English is great too! Next stop was to the Japan Rail office to reserve our tickets for activation (on another date) and to reserve our seats on the bullet trains for our trip to Kyoto and back. The staff at the JR office spoke perfect English and we would have been able to explain what we wanted to do, but Patrick helped to confirm everything. Outside the office Patrick helped us to purchase our Suica cards and we caught our first "regular" train to Shibuya. He showed us how to navigate with Google maps and to determine the different routes, placement numbers to wait at for the train, and how to reroute if you catch a different train. We had read about the crowds of people and variety of shops in the train stations and would have been lost and distracted for the whole day at the stations if Patrick did not gently try to keep us on schedule. After our tour of the Hachiko dog statue, Meiji Jingu shrine and the famous Shibuya crossing, we enjoyed a nice lunch and some shopping. Patrick guided us back to Tokyo and directed us back to our nearby hotel. Would we book this tour again? Absolutely! We would have eventually figured out how to navigate the train system, but coming from a place that public transportation is not used, it was nice to be able to ask questions and learn more quickly to "jump start" our list of things to see. Patrick also taught us a lot about the Japanese culture.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear TravelingTeam9, Thank you for the lovely review. I’m glad we succeeded in matching you with a host who provided you with a unique insight to the city-life of Tokyo. Our Kickstart experience is the best one to help you navigate your way through the city. Patrick is also one of our top hosts in Tokyo, he has a lot of knowledge and passion to share. At City Unscripted we pride ourselves on offering private and personalised experiences designed specifically around our guests' needs, so it’s always very rewarding for me to hear that the itinerary fulfilled your wishes. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and do book with us again in Tokyo or in any other of our 40+ destinations worldwide. We’d love to join you on your adventure! Kind regards Anna Kerekes Co-founder, City Unscripted
Very helpful to be able to personalise your experience
, Apr 2019
We were staying in a Tokyo for a week and wanted to learn how to use the trains. Our guide Lauren was very personable and to start with we sat over coffee to work out the travel arrangements for the things we wanted to see over the week. Then she came with us to buy the train card and go into a Tokyo centre to the Imperial Palace so we were able to immediately practise what we told us. This personalised tour gave us the confidence to travel effectively for the week and made our time in Tokyo a great success.
, Dec 2019
Nous n'avions que 24hrs à Tokyo. Le tour guidé nous a servi à être initié aux métros de Tokyo et à faire un tour rapide de la ville. Ensuite, Anne-Laure nous a remis une liste de suggestions à voir pour terminer notre visite.

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