We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tokyo: Explore the City with a Local

  • Private tour for just you and your party
  • Your guide customizes your tour to your interests and personality
  • Get a deeper insight into Tokyo life than possible alone
Tokyo: Explore the City with a Local
From US$ 64.91
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Book a Local: 3 hoursMost Popular
3 hours Tokyo Exploration Private and personalised itinerary
US$ 64.91
Book a Local: 5 hours
5 hour Tokyo Exploration Private and personalised itinerary
US$ 77.90
Book a Local: 7 hours
7 hour Tokyo Exploration, Private and personalised itinerary
US$ 103.86
Show 1 more
Understanding Tokyo can seem like an impossible wish to foreign travelers. Take the mystery out of your visit on this guided tour with a local. Before your tour, your guide contacts you to get a feel for what interests you. On your customized tour, they take you to see the city's must-see sites, as well as under explored local neighborhoods and hidden gems. Along the way, they share insights into local life giving you a better sense of Tokyo culture.
What to Expect

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Local Host to explore a neighbourhood or two of your choice or to visit the most famous sights, discovering hidden local gems nearby so you can see the city through the eyes of the locals. Stop to refuel at one of the local’s favourite eateries, cafes or street food markets; a hand picked place that suits your preferences, budget and dietary requirements. 

As well as visiting the places you most want to see, stop by local spots and places of interest along the way to get an authentic insight into local life in Tokyo. Your Local host will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of Tokyo that you will love and revealing other hidden gems that they know you’ll love. 

Experience highlights

  • Spend timey with a local who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you'd most like to see 
  • See Tokyo's iconic attractions or off the beaten path spots 
  • Discover the highlights of the area or neighbourhood that you explore
  • See the real Tokyo that you wouldn't find in a guidebook

What to expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who will create a bespoke experience for you. Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do. 

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.  Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. 


Write a Review
Reviews (14)

1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A wonderful way to spend half a day

Marcus was a wonderful guide, full of knowledge about the walk we did, pointing out small details that I would have missed and inspiring me on with his enthusiasm when I was hot and tired and didn't feel like walking up a long flight of...More

Thank rachelclare2018
Reviewed 30 June 2018
Family friendly tour with Marcus

Our first day exploring Tokyo was made so much easier with Marcus. Our 10 and 8 year old couldn’t stop talking to him but he was engaging with our kids and happy to listen. We saw so much more with Marcus than we would have...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Touring Tokyo with Giuliano

From the moment we met our guide for the day, the wonderful Giuliano(spot on time, expect nothing less in Japan) in our hotel foyer, we all appeared to ‘click’ and we knew that we would have a great day with in Tokyo. Giuliano has enthusiasm...More

Thank Darrall_Wilson
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Great way to discover the city

My partner & I actually did two City Unscripted tours on our recent visit to Japan; a half-day in Tokyo & a full day in Kyoto. Both were great, with fantastic guides. Whenever we travel to somewhere new we always like to do a walking...More

Thank Andrew L
Nick W, Owner at CityUnscripted, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us on your last trip to Japan. Both Tokyo and Kyoto are fascinating cities and there is so much to be discovered beyond the main tourist attractions too! I hope your Local Host shared...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

We booked a 4 hour guide to Tokyo, which was superb! So much so, it was quickly apparent that Yuji was going to be invaluable, so we had (hoped) to book him again the next day - but regrettably, my wife was ill. Yuji is...More

Thank MartLondon
Nick W, Owner at CityUnscripted, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Hi Martin, The team and I are so happy to see you had a good time with Yuji in Tokyo! Yuji is one of our latest additions to the network of Local Hosts, but from the first time we spoke with him we knew he'd...More

Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tokyo: Explore the City with a Local staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Travellers Also Viewed
Frequently bought together
Likely To Sell Out
Tokyo Robot Evening Cabaret Show
934 Reviews
from US$ 66.60*
Likely To Sell Out
Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train...
4,285 Reviews
from US$ 143.40*
Tokyo Robot Restaurant Cabaret Show...
119 Reviews
from US$ 55.50*
Tokyo Bar Hopping Tour in Shinjuku...
42 Reviews
from US$ 91.60*