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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Marunouchi, Japan
Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover Tokyo at your own pace on this 4- or 8-hour private, custom tour with guide. Design a tour that’s perfect for your interests. There’s a world of options, including the outer fish market at Tsukiji, the city’s temples and shrines, shopping excursions and food or sake tours. Your private custom tour includes a guide, entrance fees at select attractions, snacks, round-trip transport from your hotel with meet-and-greet and a car (for the private transfer option), or public transport (for the public transfer) and optional lunch (for the full-day tour).
  • Let an experienced guide help you create a half-day or full-day sightseeing itinerary
  • See city attractions like Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, or discover Tokyo neighborhoods, depending on your interests
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (if full-day tour selected)
  • Explore the city by train and subway, or upgrade for transport by comfortable, private vehicle

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This private, fully-customizable tour lets you choose between taking private or public transport.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (if by private vehicle)
Meet-and-greet service at hotel (if by public transport)
Professional guide
Transport by private vehicle (if by private vehicle)
Transportation fares (if by public transport)
Lunch (full-day option only)
Fees for optional tours, activities and lessons

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Create your dream tour of Tokyo during a 4- or 8-hour private, custom tour with a guide. Whether you’re into food, Japanese culture, history, shopping or something more specific, you can design an exploration that’s right for you.

Select your desired tour length of either a half-day tour (4 hours) or a full-day tour, (spanning 8 hours) and how much sightseeing you’d like to fit into it. The choice is yours, ranging from leisurely walking tours, utilizing Tokyo’s excellent public transport system, to an upgrade with private vehicle to whisk you between the city’s top sights.

Read below for some potential options you might visit during your custom designed trip.
Stop At:  
The Tsukiji Market
The most famous Fish Market in the world
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hama Rikyu Gardens
Japanese garden
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Famous for brands, also have traditional shops.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The most important temple in Tokyo and one the post card photos of the city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Meiji Jingu Shrine
The most important Shrine in Tokyo
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Additional expenses will be advised upon discussion with our tour operator, based on the customized itinerary
  • Operation dates for attractions are subject to availability
  • Visiting optional attractions may incur an additional fee. Please consult with tour operator for any questions
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Venture

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Using public transport is a great way to do it." See review
  • "I really recommend orienting yourself to the city with tour early in your visit and do the transit option (versus private transportation)." See review


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Excellent way to see Tokyo in a half day!
, Feb 2020
My wife and I had a scheduled 8 hour layover at Haneda Airport. Too long to wait in the airport but not long enough for a day tour using public transit. We decided to book a half day private tour since we had never been to Tokyo. I was a little concerned that we could get stuck in traffic and not have time to see a lot. Our tour guide, Silvia, met us at the airport at a designated spot so we didn't have to navigate the public transit system and felt confident about getting back to the airport on time. In 4 hours we were able to see Meiji Jinga Shrine, Imperial Palace, the 2020 Olympic buildings, Shibuya Crossing and more. No issues with traffic. Silvia was an excellent guide - very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Our driver was a former cab driver so knew exactly how to get around in Tokyo!
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A Local’s Look at Tokyo
, Feb 2020
Mitch was our secret weapon to having the best day possible in Tokyo! He was such a kind, thoughtful, and knowledgeable guide. We couldn’t have asked for more! He helped us navigate the streets and train stations easily and quickly. We were able to sample the best boba (mine was brown sugar tapioca with milk), a delicious okonomiyaki lunch at Tsurujiro, and yummy tayaki cakes filled with custard and strawberry cream. The highlights were Takeshita Street in Harajuku, where we took funny photos at the photo booth (Purikura), the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, where we got to witness two separate wedding parties, and a visit to Sensoji Buddhist Temple. The best part was getting to experience both the traditional and modern Tokyo. Traveling with a local, instead on a standard bus tour, afforded us a much more in depth and varied look at Japanese culture. He personalized the trip t accommodate our interests. We can’t thank Mitch enough for helping us maximize our one day visit to Tokyo.
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Great tour and great guide!
, Dec 2019
This was the perfect full day tour in Tokyo. With the ability to customize as needed, we were able to hit all the spots we wanted to. and spend more time on things that interested us. Mitch was a great guide, and was able to provide plenty of useful information about everything we saw. We used public transportation and the tour included a rechargeable IC card that we have been topping up and using for the remainder of our trip. The included lunch was based on our preferences and was a local place we never would have found on our own, and it was delicious. A fantastic experience all round. Highly recommended.
The ONLY way to see Tokyo!
, Nov 2019
Not sure how to express just how much we enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Silvia, became a friend by the end of the day. We wanted her IN our pictures, not taking them of us. Because of some travel/life logistics we only had a couple days for our first visit to Tokyo (after 3 weeks in SE Asia) and we thought this tour would be the way to go. The price seemed steep at first but I assure you we received every penny and more in value! We saw so much of the city. Places and things someone on a big tour (or on their own) would never see. Using public transport is a great way to do it. You move around briskly without delays and really get a feel for the culture. We absolutely fell in love with the city and are already dreaming of our return. Meg (owner) and Silvia are a BIG reason why.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am glad you could make a stop in Tokyo on your way back home and we could meet each other, you guys are awesome! I also had so much fun, thank you!! :) Silvia
Great day out in Tokyo
, Oct 2019
Thanks to Meg for a wonderful day out in Tokyo. We gave her our itinerary and she worked the timings so that we did everything we wanted and then some. Even managed to fit in a journey on the bullet train......thankfully the day before the typhoon ! Would highly recommend
Great First Day in Tokyo
, Oct 2019
Meg did a fantastic job meeting us at our hotel and taking us to the sites we selected. She helped us learn to use the subways and trains. We had a wonderful sukiyaki lunch, visited a shrine and a temple. Her English was great and she explained how we could accomplish our other travel goals. We would highly recommend her to family and friends. She was everything we hoped for.
Hands down the best tour I have ever done
, Oct 2019
Booking this tour with Meg was the best decision we made. This tour was our favorite tour that we did during our trip. Meg tailored the tour to our specific interests and was so knowledgeable about all of the questions we had about Tokyo. On our next trip to Japan, we plan to contact Meg for another tour. We learned so much and had a fantastic time.
An amazing day with a fantastic guide.
, Oct 2019
Our guide, Meg, made this entire day one that we will never forget. She is knowledgeable about every aspect of life in Tokyo and took care of us in an exceptional way. Not only did she guide us but she took photos for us throughout the day. At her suggestion we ended our tour with a street festival that we would have never known existed. One of the best tour experiences we have ever had!
Fine Day in Tokyo
, Oct 2019
We were very fortunate to have Aya as our guide for our visit to Tokyo. She’s a GEM! In addition to visiting tourist sites, shrines, temples, and the royal garden we wanted to see the “real” Tokyo, so Aya guided us through neighborhoods visiting small shops and eateries, engaging us in banter with the clerks and trades people. Her English is excellent and she enjoyed sharing the history and background of what we were seeing. It was a fine day and an outstanding beginning to our vacation in Japan.
Tokyo full day tour
leszek w
, Sep 2019
This was a private tour of tokyo with Yoshi san. I highly recommend this as it was custom and we picked the top attractions to our liking. The tour was relaxed and tour guide was knowledgeable answering all our questions.

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