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Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!

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Shibuya City, Japan
Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!
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icon6 to 7 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

First-time visitors to Tokyo who want a comprehensive overview of the city will love this handy private tour. Experience both modern and ancient Tokyo at attractions like the Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace, and more. Foodies will be kept satisfied with lunch at the Tsukiji Fish Market, and shopaholics will love Asakusa and Ginza. Customize the tour to suit your needs.
  • Learn about the culture and history of Tokyo from your English-speaking guide
  • An easy way to see many places in one day of sightseeing
  • This tour includes architecture, food, landscapes, shopping, and more
  • Receive personalized attention on a private tour
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Private Tour
Necessary expenses for the tour guide
Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own
Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
The use of private van
Harajuku Station , 1 Chome-18 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

JR Harajuku station East Exit

Asakusa Sta. , 1-chōme-1-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please wear comfortable clothing as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • This tour involves a lot of walking and taking public transit.
  • The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
  • If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled
  • The travel expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 2000)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY otomo travel
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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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!?
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 Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!.
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What is the social distancing policy during Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!.

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  • "Prepare to be exhausted though as it's very compact, a lot of walking and train ride but super worth it." See review

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star-5
Once in a lifetime experience
Nereida_A
, Mar 2020
While we were in Japan during an unprecedented time which meant major attractions were closed due the virus and we had rained upon our tour. Our tour guides Eric and Sakurai were very considerate in attempting to give us our full experience in Japan and had to make some changes to our itinerary due to the weather and the crisis. We still had a great time and got to experience some of the temples without major people traffic. We got to see Japan in a way it has never been seen before and I look forward to returning to see it busy and full of life again..
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Nereida_A, Thank you so much for the comment. This is really an unprecedented time and we are sorry that you were not able to see all the attractions you wanted to see. We are happy that you like how Eric and Sakurai adjust the tour for you and we have shared your comment with them! We hope to see you in the future again! Again, thank you so much for choosing us. Best,
star-5
Great trip!
LorelieAnn_A
, Mar 2020
Sonoko our tour guide is absolutely love. She is on time, gives clear directions and suggestions and very professional. She made sure our itinerary is met and always so helpful with our toddler she even has treats for her. She is knowledgeable and speaks English really well. I would highly recommend this private tour in Tokyo specially with Sonoko as your guide. Prepare to be exhausted though as it's very compact, a lot of walking and train ride but super worth it. Thanks again Sonoko and Viator for a fun day in Tokyo!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi ELBamante, Thank you so much for the comment! In order to see as much as you can in a day is a little bit exhausting. This is great that you think it's worth it! We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed Sonoko's company! We will definitely let Sonoko know about this comment. Again, thank you so much for choosing us. Best,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing tour with friendly guide
Gino_W
, Mar 2020
The private tour was amazing. The tour guide did his best to explain everything about the Japanese culture and also made sure to go to all the places I liked to visit. The tour guide had good English skill and a fun and friendly personality. I would definitely recommend this to people who visit Tokyo for the first time and want to make sure that they see all the nice places with a good explanation.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi GinoW, Thank you so much for your comment! This is great to know you think the tour is amazing. We believe that it will always be valuable to let travelers know more about the places they visited. We will share your comment with the guide also. Again, thank you so much for choosing us. Best,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Really recommended
Beddy_S
, Feb 2020
The Tour was excellent. Katsunori Fujiwara, my tour guide was very knowledgeable, informative and enthusiastic. All areas of the City of Tokyo were covered, All questions that were asked were answered. Thank you so much for great day! We would really recommend the walking tour!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Beddy82, Thank you so much for the comment! We are really happy to know Mr. Fujiwara made you a great day in Tokyo and you are willing to recommend the tour to others! We will share your comment with Mr. Fujiwarea. Again, thank you so much for choosing us. Best,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best Day of My Trip!
Megan_P
, Jan 2020
This tour was by far the best thing I did on Tokyo. My guide, Mr. Katsunori, was communicative, knowledgeable and just fun to spend a day with! We saw all the “must sees” and he provided me with background information for all the sites. Our hotel was right by the Tokyo Tower (a spot on the planned itinerary) but he changed course according to my preferences. I highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi meganpuzen, Thank you so much for the comment! This is great to hear that Mr. Katsunori was able to adjust the course for you and guided you in a fun way. We will let Mr. Katsunori know about this comment! Again, thank you so much for choosing us. Best,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Exceptional Experience!!!
Lorraine_B
, Jan 2020
Yoshida was an incredible tour guide. Her personality was very warm and friendly. She took us to all of the locations we requested and even made a few extra stops along the way. Showed us the various foods to try, helped us with communicating, and showed us different customs to show respect. Her English was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and explained the history of different sites very well. She went above and beyond to help make our trip enjoyable and even stayed a little longer than required. Would love to go back and tour with her again. She is truly a blessing and made our trip exceptional!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi pebassette, Thank you so much for your comment! This is our greatest pleasure to know that Yoshida did such an amazing job of guiding you! We will certainly let her know about this. Again, thank you so much for choosing us. Best,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent
Robin_J
, Nov 2019
It was a wonderful tour where we got to see everything we wanted to and at the pace we wanted. Our guide got us through Tokyo easily and we would’ve been lost without her and it would taken 3x as long. She was knowledgeable, sweet, helpful, and a joy to spend the day with. We are so happy to have taken this tour for our first time to Tokyo
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi, Thank you so much for the comment! As we always tell the tour guides to be flexible to address the needs of the guests like adjusting the pace or skipping places, we are so happy to hear that your guide did a great job! We are going to let her know your comment. Your satisfaction is the greatest compliment for us! We are waiting for you to visit Japan again! Again, thank you so much for choosing us. Best,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Around Japan
Thys_V
, Oct 2019
We had the best, most informative, friendly guide for this trip!! Ted took as around Japan to see all the amazing attractions - good understanding of english... and a excellent history knowledge. We had one awesome experience - thank you Ted
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi 20vzyl10, Thank you so much for your comment! It is glad to hear that our tour guide Ted made your day! We hope you could fully enjoy this tour and you will visit Japan again. It is our honor to enrich your travel experience during your stay. Thank you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
The guide - a nice guy but should not work as a guide
Garo_Y
, Oct 2019
The guide, whose name I don't want to mention since he was a very nice guy, should not work as a english guide, because his knowledge of english was not sufficient to transmit the knowledge that he had (if he had any since we could not understand what he was saying) to us.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry about that. Based on your feedback, we are going to train our tour guides to fulfill customers' expectations. Again, we are sorry about that and we will take your feedback into account. Regards,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Seeing Tokyo with a private guide is a must do experience. Definitely filled our day to the max.
Laurel_R
, Sep 2019
Mr Yoshi Susuki, representing OTOMO, was exactly where we had been instructed to meet him and this was a great start to a marvelous tour. Yoshi asked us where we wanted to go, what we wanted to see and offered his suggestions also. We visited Shinto and Buddhist temples, were educated in the history and rituals of both, went to Japanese gardens, markets, city area's, the amazing subway (used several times to move around) enjoyed a delicious Japanese lunch, walked the busiest pedestrian crossing in Tokyo, went to little known observation decks (free) and had a rest in a cat cafe. Yoshi then assisted us in train travel back to Yokohama. What an incredible day with a gentleman who knew his city intimately. A big THANK YOU to Mr Yoshi Susuki for our whirlwind education,
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi kevlaur1, Thank you so much for your comment! We, as a company otomo, are glad to hear that you had an amazing day with our tour guide. All the spots you have visited this time is "Must-Sees" in Tokyo, yet some of the locations are Yoshi's original idea which is tailored only for you. Again, we are so happy about your comment, and we are going to let Yoshi knows! If you have a chance to visit Japan again, why not try something more niche or focusing on your particular preference. Thank you so much from otomo.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Super tour
deborahnP7285AG
, Jun 2019
This tour is the perfect one for a first visit to Tokyo and you visit a number of the top tourist sites during the day. It was a one to one tour with my amazing guide Mr Yoshio, who was the perfect guide. He was willing to tailor the tour based on my interests, was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and was a genuinely lovely man. He went out of his way to give lots of background information about every site we visited and to explain the relevant history, customs and traditions. Be warned you will definitely do a lot of walking - on the day we did over 25,000 steps as well as traveling on the subway but it was definitely worth it and a great way to see Tokyo and to learn about using the subway. Mr Yoshio even made sure I got back safely to teh nearest station to my accommodation which was very kind of him. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone. One slight issue was with the information given about the meet up - the email and ticket I received told me the meet up point was Shibuya Station at 9am and I was at the main station entrance 10 minutes prior to this. When no-one had turned up by 9:05 I tried calling the company but got no response for over 10 minutes. Apparently I should have been emailed a photo the day before of a meeting point outside the station but this was never received. They did then give me the phone number of the guide who then came to find me once I had spoken to him. This was not the guide's fault at all even though he was very apologetic - please ask the agency to ensure clear meet up instructions are provided. However, this was a minor issue at the start of the day and certainly did not spoil the overall tour or experience. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it was very good value.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi Deborah Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear that you like the tour and your tour guide Mr. Yoshio. This is very encouraging and we will share your words to Mr. Yoshio. Regarding the issue of the meeting up, we are very sorry for that. For every booking we have accepted, we will send a photo of the meeting point through the messenger function of Vator. But we now understand that is not enough to make sure a smooth meeting up every time and we will keep on working on it. We really appreciate your comment for us to improve our service! Have a good day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
worth every penny
SuhHui_C
, May 2019
great way to see tokyo especially when you do not speak japanese. my guide Chie was on time, very informative, helpful and accommodating. a personalised tour which allowed me to see the things i was interested in. her english is very good and explanations/introductions clear. was also fun hanging out with her.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
It is our honour to hear that you enjoyed the tour plan and the time with your tour guide! We will let her know how you commented about her! Thank you so much for choosing otomo.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Comfortable shoes is a must!
Maps49615718806
, May 2019
Lots of walking on this tour but it’s the best way to see and experience the city. Mr Nakayama was our guide and we found him very engaging and knowledgeable. He kept us on schedule to make sure we took full advantage of the tour and even showed us areas not included in the itinerary. My only regret is that we weren’t able to view the imperial palace because our visit coincided with the coronation of Japan’s new emperor. Great experience overall.
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Thank you for the feedback! I hope you had a great travel experience with your otomo tour guide! Please visit again to see around the imperial palace as it is worth to visit! Again, thank you so much for choosing us!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Buen guía y buena ruta
Jaime_S
, Mar 2020
Todo muy bien. El guía era agradable, simpático y con amplio conocimiento de la zona a visitar. Repetiría la experiencia.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Jaime_S, Thank you so much for the comment! We are glad to know that you like the places you visited and the performance of the guide. We hope that we will have a chance to see you again in the future. Again, thank you so much for choosing us. Best,
1 traveler found this review helpful

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