Tokyo Customized Tours

My standard half day tour can be booked from Viator or ToursByLocals. They are both reputable reservation sites that I work with.

The terms and conditions of the respective sites apply, so please go through them before agreeing to book through these platforms. 


In principle, these are how the tours are conducted:

Included in tour fee: Meeting at your accommodation in central Tokyo. Transportation fees for the guide.


Not included in fee: Your transportation/admission fees


Mode of transport:  We always use public transport in addition to walking. The option to hire a private vehicle is not available.)


Suggested itinerary: A popular program on these websites is where we see some of the lesser visited areas of Tokyo while going over the ways to use the city's public transport. This is ideal for visitors who want some advice prior to attempting to see the city on their own.


*KAGURAZAKA - the quiet neighborhood that was once the geisha district
*HIGO HOSOKAWA GARDEN - traditional Japanese garden with roots from the Edo period
*Taking the city's only remaining tram system to ZOSHIGAYA, another unknown neighborhood famous for the temple and huge cemetery.

*Finish anywhere within central Tokyo, but following this itinerary we will be in a convenient location from SHINJUKU or SHIBUYA, the major commercial areas of Tokyo.

Of course, we can also visit the more usual sites such as the Tsukiji Market (closed on most Wednesdays and all Sundays), Imperial Palace East Gardens (closed on Mondays and Fridays), and the Asakusa area with the Sensoji Temple.


Most tourist attractions allow for the licensed tour guide to enter without a fee. The exception is the Tokyo Skytree or the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. In these places, you are kindly asked to cover the entrance fee for the guide also.