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Where to get car, van, bus tours & transfers in Tokyo and Japan?

Coelho C.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Coelho C.

Last updated : Apr 28, 20223 min read

Travel Tips

Most people who visit Japan, prefer doing their tours using the reliable public transportation, which includes trains, subways and busses, with occasional use of taxis. However, many tourists prefer doing the tours with a nice and comfortable car instead, especially people with short time tot ravel, big luggage, or special needs.

Private Cars, Van, Transfers, and Bus Tours

If you decide that other options are the best for your trip besides a private tour guide, here are some other options you can consider:

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Private cars, vans, and transfers

Companies such as Japan Van, Green Traffic Travel ASKATours, GRT, CAB and Tokyo Chartered Cars can provide you a safe trip with a great driver, who often speaks only simple English.

These companies are very trustworthy and provide a great service with comfortable cars for a smooth ride taking you to any of the spots you'd prefer or that they recommend for you.

View here: Car, vans tours and transfers in different areas of Japan.


Here is also a few excellent guides who have a license to drive and can arrange transportation for you: 

-Tour guide Nobu. For the areas of: Tokyo , Kamakura , Kanagawa , Hakone , Mount Fuji , Yokohama , Tochigi , Nikko , Chiba , Saitama , Ibaraki , Iwate and Narita.

-Tour guide Ai. For the areas of: Tokyo , Hakone and Yokohama

-Tour guide Takehiko. For the areas of: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara and Wakayama

 These guides and companies can also provide you with transfers from the airport (Tokyo Narita Airport, Tokyo Haneda Airport, Osaka Kansai Airport and more). You can contact each of them if you need details or special requests.


Bus Tours for Tokyo

If you want a more standard kind of bus tour, I also have some recommendations. In the links below, you can find some convenient bus tours in Tokyo shared by other travelers, for customers who want to see many spots in one day, seeing most of what the city has to offer without spending much time in each place.

Here you can see:

1-day Mt.Fuji Bus Tour


View also: One Day Bus Tours in Japan


Multiple Day Package Tour Tours in Japan

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Finally, as a last recommendation for you who are looking for guided tours in Japan, there's the option of Package Tours! Package tours are multiple-day tours with set itineraries and transportation that you can conveniently book and not worry about anything else, everything is already included: Food, Guide, Transportation, Accommodation and more.

View here: Multiple Day Package Tour Tours in Japan


I hope this article has helped you find the right transportation for your Japan tour and give you some insight on how to book a transfer from the airport or hiring a package tour with everything included, from cars to guides and accommodation. Have a great time in Japan!

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Hello, my name is Yasuro (Mr). I was born and brought up in Kansai, graduated from a univ in Kobe city, after moved into Kanto, 30 years in Tokyo, 2.5 years in Nagoya city, 7.5 years abroad (KL & S'pore) as a rep of a construction company and I got the National Guide Certificate in 2011. My hobbies are making Haiku poems, singing various songs (voice-training for 18 years), playing the folk-guitar, trekking in mountains like Takao and Okutama in the West of Tokyo, visiting museums like in Ueno Park and travelling around Japan to make Haiku poems. Thank you for your attention.                                                                                                                                 

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I’m so excited to have a chance to show you around my favorite spots in Kanagawa prefecture. I was born in Kanagawa. I spent my whole school life, including university, here in Kanagawa. I worked as a high school English teacher here for 40 years. I love Kanagawa so much. We have many interesting tourist spots, like Hakone, Kamakura, Enoshima and Yokohama. I got my tour guide license in English in 2009. I am still an English teacher. To give an interesting and impressive lesson to young high school students, I’ve learnt and gathered many kinds of information. I also have a license to teach social studies, so I have a wide range of knowledge about Japanese culture and history. I’m sure to provide you an interesting tour.                                                                                                                                 

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My name is Grant I lived more than 10 years in Japan. I graduated University and translation school in Tokyo. I am fluent in Japanese. I have a degree in Asian studies and have expert-level knowledge of Japanese culture and history. I have memorized the JR rail system across all of Japan, I use the same train timetable calculators as the station staff, and I have experience using bullet train passes that are exclusive to foreign visitors. I can optimally navigate the Tokyo underground and maximize value from a Tokyo metro pass and also understand Tokyo above ground which will allow for seamless transitions between different metro stations and landmarks with minimal backtracking. *There will be a price revision at the end of June* My tour fee is Half-Day Tour: 20,000yen for 1-5hours Full-Day Tour: 40,000yen for 5-10hours The time transiting to and from your hotel for pick up or drop off within Tokyo 23wards does not count towards the time. I am also able to guide historical sites and cities such as Kyoto, Kanazawa, Nikko, and Kamakura on request if you pay my rail fare.                                                                                                                                  

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