Tokyo History & Culture Walking Tour - By Private Guide -


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Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: No. This guide has extensive knowledge in Japanese culture, history, business and cotemporary social issues. The guide is not very much interested in shopping, pop music, sub culture or restaurants.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

Enjoy Tokyo's BEST & MUST places with a seasoned professional guide

Do you want to learn history and culture of Japan? Then, this is your choice. We usually start walking in Meiji Jingu Shrine surrounded by serene and deep woods in the middle of down town. From there, we keep walking down Omote Sando Avenue (Tokyo Champs Elysees) and Takeshita streets (Teenager fashion hub) in Harajuku. Then, we take the subway to famous 'Shibuya Crossing' and enjoy the atmosphere of the coolest capital of young Tokyoite. We further move to the Imperial East/ Outer Garden for some more stroll. Then, we drop by Tsukiji for Honguaji temple and the outer fish market for the world best sushi lunch or brunch. Finally, we visit drop by Sensoji Temple (the oldest and arguably the most popular one in Tokyo) & its Nakamise Shopping Street. You may add/ replace one or more of these places by Akihabara electric town, Tokyo government observatory (202m high), Hamarikyu garden, Shinjuku gyoen park, Yanaka street, Edo museum, or others of your choice.


This is a standard itinerary.

0900 At your hotel lobby in central Tokyo
0930 Meiji Jingu Shrine, Omote Sando Avenue, Takeshita Street (Harajuku)
1030 Shibuya Crossing
1130 Outer fish market/ Honganji temple (Tsukiji)
1300 Imperial Outer Garden/ East Garden *East Garden closes on Monday and Friday.
1400 Sensoji Temple/ Nakamise Shopping Arcade in Asakusa
1500 End of the tour

*Lunch Break for 20-30 minutes is suggested to keep the quality of the tour.
** Any of above places can be replaced by some of the following ones.
- Akihabara electronics & anime town
- Ameyoko food and casual fashion street
- Yanaka old shopping street
- Hamarikyu Garden (yen 300 / person)
- Edo Museum (yen 600/ person)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: In case we meet up out of central Tokyo, the actual out of pocket transit fares are to be charged.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 6 hours


This is a walking plus train/ subway tour. We usually walk 4 to 8 miles for this six hour tour. We can reduce the walking distance by cutting places to visit, using taxi/ cab, etc., as per the client's request.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 Yen - Transit fares, refreshment and admissions per person. Lunch cost varies from 1,000 to 2,000 per person.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Admissions/ charges (if any) for the clients and the guide. This guide does not receive any tips.


I'm not a driver but can accompany you in your vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Hiro was very prompt, polite and professional. He guided us through the subway system to most of the top sites and gave great insight to each one and our questions. We also ate some great Sushi! We felt comfortable afterwards taking the subway on our own the next day with the knowledge and tools he gave us. Thanks!!
William Cahill

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