The tour hits some of the core elements of contemporary Japan as well as showcasing bits of Japanese traditional culture and history. I am flexible and we can customize this tour to fit what you are most interested in!
At your hotel in Tokyo
meet up at the lobby of the hotel
Walk through Shinjuku's neighborhoods: see how the locals live, a Godzilla statue, red light district, etc.
dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife
Takeshita-dori Street, street snack, cat cafe, hedgehog cafe, owl cafe, snake cafe etc.
You can choose from the following options; Sushi, Savory pancake (okonomiyaki) , Tonkatsu (fried pork). Please let me know if you have any allergies, or specific food you would like to try.
Shopping at Cat Street, Omotesando
Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Shibuya sky (optional)
At your hotel in Tokyo
In this tour, we will hit the main parts of Shibuya, Harajuku, and Shinjuku. It includes a lot of walking and sightseeing, however it can be customized to fit your needs and interests. If you tell me what you would like to experience, I will provide plenty of suggestions, especially in terms of attractions and restaurants. Please leave everything to me!
Guide fee, hotel pick-up (in the 23 wards of Tokyo),
Transportation fee: we will mainly be walking, unless you wish to take the train or taxi
Meal costs: probably from ¥1,000~
Extras: Entrance fees, snacks, drinks, shopping, etc.
For places where the whole group must enter such as restaurants, cafes, transportation, etc., I kindly ask that my fee be covered as well.
I will make adjustments upon request.
It might be somewhat long walking tour (we definitely walk for three hours at least), so please prepare the comfortable shoes and clothes.
Ai was great! She met us at our hotel in Shinjuku. We really packed a lot in during our 7 hours with her. She did had an itinerary but was flexible about changing this. We went to a pet cafe, Meiji Jingu shrine, Shibuya crossing, etc. She taught us how to use the subway system as well. We had lunch at her favorite Shabushabu restaurant which was excellent. I would highly recommend her as a guide.
It was my great pleasure to show you around! I'm honored to spend with your amazing family together as your guide. Have fun with the rest of your trip! Ai
If you want to get a glimpse of Tokyo through the eyes of a young local- go with Ai. Highly recommend- she was very accommodating and flexible with our requests. She found the best sights for us to see during our tour, and recommended shops according to our tastes. Ai was knowledgeable but not overbearing. Go with Ai !
Gray, it was my great pleasure to show you around. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the places we went together! I am so honored to be your guide. Thank you so much! Ai
Ai was very kind, knowledgeable and friendly. She met us near Shinjuku and guided us through the busy streets, showing off the various sky scrapers and some of their history. We visited a lot of the locale, including shrines, back alley restaurants and bars, and ended the night with a beautiful scenic view of the city from the Government building. It was very fun exchanging stories and she has the answer to many of our questions. Highly recommend!
Zoltan, it was my great pleasure to show you around. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the places we went together! You were really amazing guests and I would love to guide you again if you are every back in Tokyo! Have fun with the rest of your stay in Japan :) Ai
She is very nice and flexible
I am so honored to have shown you around. Thank you so much!