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Tokyo Private Half-day Tour

4 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Tokyo is a beautiful, unique and exciting city. It has various kinds of charms of both traditional and modern aspects.
This is a customized tour just for you. I listed popular places to visit below. Please let me know 2 places you would like to visit. I will make your itinerary and I may suggest some places that you might be interested in.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Makiko.

  • Temples/Shrines - Sensoji temple in Asakusa, Meiji Jingu Shrine in Harajuku, Dojoji temple in Shiba koen, Hie jinjya Shrine in Akasaka

  • Shopping areas - Ginza, Omotesando/Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Roppongi, Marunouchi, Odaiba

  • Gardens/Parks - Hamarikyu Garden, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Rikugien Garden, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Kiyosumi Garden

  • Tokyo City View Points - Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory, The World Trade Center Observatory, Roppongi Hills Observation Deck

  • Museums - Edo Tokyo Museum, Tokyo National Museum, Hokusai Museum, Ota Museum, Samurai Museum, Nezu Museum

  • Other interesting places - Imperial Palace and its East Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, National Diet of Japan, Kabukiza Gallery, Experience of tea ceremony, Strolling Kagurazaka area / Yanasen area

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel or a last destination of the tour

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23 wards

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide), meal (you and guide) - at your expense


We use public transportation and we walk quite a lot, so please wear comfortable shoes.
If you would like to use a private car, I can arrange a car with a driver at a reasonable price. Please inquire the details.
Please bring some Japanese yen, some places don't accept a credit card.
*Please send me a message to confirm my availability before booking, thank you.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 75 )
4.8 (75) Reviews
Very Good
Gina Gina United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Wonderful 1 Day Tour in Tokyo ”

We had a great day in Tokyo with Makiko. We had a full day where we visited some of Tokyo’s highlights. This was our first day of a four day stay in the city and Makiko made us feel comfortable with transportations and helped us with the rituals at shrines & temples. We enjoyed lunch at a small local restaurant and had a wonderful time. This was the perfect way to start our trip. Thanks Makiko!


Thank you very much for a great review with five stars! So happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I had a lovely time with all of you. Hope you had a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko

Robert Joseph Robert United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ 5 Star guide ”

Makiko is more than a guide, she is very personable and friendly. Her knowledge of Tokyo is excellent. After our time with Makiko we had a good understanding of the food, transportation and Japanese customs and culture. She will customize your day for what you want. Makiko is definitely a 5 Star guide!! and recommend her.


Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! So happy to hear you had a good time with me in Tokyo. I really enjoyed to talk about several subjects with both of you. Have a great time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Marilyn. Makiko

Judith Kay Judith United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ A lovely day with a lovely person ”

From the time Makiko met us on the morning of our tour to Kamkura until she dropped us off in the evening back at our hotel in Tokyo, she was fully engaged with us, helping us to understand Japanese history, language and culture while seeing to our needs and wishes. We enjoyed every temple, garden, train ride and meal on our itinerary and also the spontaneous stops into little shops that caught our eye. The bamboo forest was a highlight as was the food hall at the Kamakura train station where we tasted many delicious seasonal Japanese delicacies. Thank you, Makiko!


Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! I am so happy to hear you had a good time with me in Kamakura. It was such a pleasure to be your guide. I really enjoyed to spend a day with both of you. We talked a lot about so many things! Have a lovely time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko

Tom Tom Australia ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Tokyo and Nikko with Makiko ”

We had one day in Tokyo and one day inNikko with Makiko and found her very helpful, informative, and punctual. She explained the railway systems clearly, so we found our way to the appropriate stations. She answered questions about Japanese history. She `took very good care of us in Nikko, where it was pouring rain.


Thank you very much for a great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour for 2 days. I had a lovely time with all of you to talk about several things. Please enjoy rugby games and traveling in Japan. Hope to meet you again! Makiko

Malcolm Malcolm Canada ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Tokyo and Nikko: Gardens, Shrines and Local Culture ”

Let me begin with my conclusion: Makiko is an excellent guide whom I would recommend highly. Here is why. My wife and I spent five days in and around Kyoto, visiting many significant historical and cultural sites. We traveled to Tokyo knowing we were going to a great world city, a modern metropolis. But, we maintained our interest in the historic and cultural. Makiko skillfully put together tours in Tokyo, espcially in the wonderful gardens. She also organized a very special day for us to visit Nikko, which was an exceptional experience, both from the cultural historic perspective and that of nature, with mountains, the lake and a wonderful waterfall. In short, Makiko put together a plan that worked well for us. I am confident that had we wanted to see other perspectives on Tokyo, she woul... read more


Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I truly had a lovely time with you and your wife. It was great pleasure to be your guide. Such a nice couple you are! Have a safe journey back home. Hope to see you sometime again! Please come back in different season. My warm regards to Mardi, Makiko

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