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.

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
From US$114.25
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Tour options (4)
Full-day Tour+Public Transfer
Most Popular
Full-day custom tour with public transfer services
From US$120.27
Half-Day Tour+Public Transfer
Half-day custom tour with public transfer services
From US$114.25
Full-day Tour+Private Transfer
Full-day custom tour with private transfer services
From US$216.49
Show 1 more
Lowest Price Guaranteed

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 (166)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Full day tour ticked all the boxes

Our guide was patient and competent. He took us to locations we'd requested using the local subways, and answered any questions we had. He assisted us with our lunch choices at an upmarket tempura restaurant, and was a pleasure to accompany throughout the day. At...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bradandleonie
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Half Day Tour to see the Meiji Shrine and Asakusa - Lots of Walking!

I really enjoyed this tour and I'm so glad I took the public transportation option. I really appreciated that the tour company gave me a list of 5-8 things to do and then had me select the 2 I most wanted to see. I wanted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank DinaH417
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic full-day private tour with Misa

By far the BEST way to see this amazing place! Misa exceeded my expectations by taking my wish list of sites to see and creating a perfect agenda for visiting everything on my wish list and more. She truly made my visit to Tokyo a...More

Thank caseyh872
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Half day tour of the Meiji Shrine and Shinjuku area with Meg

Meg was a fabulous tour guide - friendly, knowledgable and willing to tailor the half day tour to our needs while suggesting things we never would have thought of. We saw the Meiji shrine, as well as the shopping area and park in Shinjuku. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank lisbongirl2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
3 days tour with misa

Misa was amazing i had a 3 days tour with her ( tokyo , hakone and kamakura) and she made each one very enjoyable and memorable , the tour was costume made per my request yet she was very understating and considering when i wanted...More

1  Thank nourkhanum
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
12 December 2018|
Response from markpP5371OR | Reviewed this property |
It can start as early as 8am or as late as you like. Tours were typically 8-10 hours including a lunch break
3 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Dide O | Reviewed this property |
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
Travellers Also Viewed
1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour
222 Reviews
from US$90.20*
Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour
61 Reviews
from US$150.00*
Tokyo Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa...
1,162 Reviews
from US$89.30*
1 Day Tokyo Private Sightseeing Tour...
10 Reviews
from US$342.80*
Frequently bought together
Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train...
4,381 Reviews
from US$139.80*
Likely To Sell Out
Tokyo Robot Evening Cabaret Show
961 Reviews
from US$59.50*
Special Offer
Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour
371 Reviews
from US$85.70*
Walking Food Tour of Shibuya at Night
147 Reviews
from US$139.00*