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Popular Tokyo Private Tours

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Personalized Tokyo Journey

Tokyo
7 hours

This is a customized tour that is designed based on your interests. Before you book me, let me know about you, your age, things you like, your interests etc.. If there is somewhere you want to visit in the city, or something you want to do, please let me know. Let's make your journey memorable one together.

FROM$303/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Akira N.
Akira N.
4.94 / 5
(305 reviews)
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Tokyo tour à la carte

Tokyo
6 hours

This tour covers my favorite places in Tokyo.You can choose three places from the list of more than 30 places in Tokyo, classified as Temple&Shrine, Garden, Shopping, Observatory, Museum, Experience, and Others.

FROM$188/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.77 / 5
(356 reviews)
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Efficient One Day Tokyo Tour

Tokyo
8 hours

Efficiently visiting various popular sightseeing spots in central Tokyo like Buddhism temple, Shinto shrine, palace, park, market and entertainment district by using public transportation. Schedule of this tour is flexible. Below itinerary is a standard sample. It is possible to change the place to visit by requests of tourists.

FROM$175/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Toshihiro Y.
Toshihiro Y.
4.87 / 5
(272 reviews)
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Tokyo Must-See Places One-Day Tour

Tokyo
8 hours

You can make your own itinerary as you like. Tokyo has many interesting and beautiful places. You can select 5 to 6 places out of these. I can show you around Tokyo as much as possible. By using Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket, you can visit anywhere you want. Also, you can learn about Japanese history, culture and lifestyle. And of course, you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisines, such as Sushi, Soba, Tempura, Ramen and more.

FROM$288/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Dai A.
Dai A.
4.91 / 5
(233 reviews)

Popular Kyoto Private Tours

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1 day special customized tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
7 hours

Kyoto has many beautiful places to visit. I especially would like to take you to the most exciting spots in Kyoto in 1 day. Please pick a few of the options from the following sightseeing places and I will take you as many places as possible at a reasonable price.

FROM$200/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Toshiyo O.
Toshiyo O.
4.67 / 5
(241 reviews)
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My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

This tour is designed for those who would like to visit major scenic sites in Kyoto and off-the-beaten spots as well in a single day. The route is the one that has been favored and admired by many of my guests for the past few years. The itinerary mainly consists of three areas; Kitayama, Arashiyama and Fushimi areas. You will surely have unforgettable memories through the tour with me.

FROM$206/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshihisa T.
Yoshihisa T.
4.96 / 5
(197 reviews)
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Kyoto's most popular sightseeing spots tour and enjoy a various kinds of Kyoto's specialities

Kyoto
8 hours

This tour covers 3 must-see sites and Nishiki Market. You can experience the most renownd sites such as the Golden Pavilion, the rockGarden at Ryo-anji Temple where you may find an elegant beauty in its simplicity Nijo-castle ,the luxurious palace of the Tokugawa Shoguns. Sanjyu-sangendo is one of the three must -see sightseeing spots in kyoto.The thousand life-size statues and the Principal statue( height 3.5 meters) lining along the longest corrider in Japan , with a length of 120meters or 390 feet make you feel like you are in a forest of Buddhas! Every one who visits this temple says " Woow ! , It's amazing ! It's awesome ! It's awful ! " . Lastly visit Nishiki Market,where you can enjoy Kyoto’s specialities such as charming sweets , high quality tohu and Sake etc.

FROM$113/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi Y.
Hiroshi Y.
4.66 / 5
(312 reviews)
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The tour covers 4 must-see sites in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

This tour covers 4 must-see sightseeing spots in Kyoto. Firstly, we visit Fushimi Inari Shrine. If you walk through in the countless Trii-gates in the late evening , you must be feeling getting into a mysterious world. Sanjyu-sangendo temple where you can see the magnificient main statue and one thousand life sized Kannon statues. Every people says " I'ts awesome !" "I am in a forest of Buddha!!" Kiyomizudera-temple is one of the most oldest and famous temples in Kyoto. About 4mllion tourists visit this temple every year ! Lastly, we visit Nijyo-jyo Castle where you can enjoy the finest architecture and artworks and Shogun's private life in the Edo period. them we head for Gion area or flower town . If you have a good chance, you can meet a Maiko-san or a Geisya-san walking around the town.

FROM$113/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi Y.
Hiroshi Y.
4.66 / 5
(312 reviews)

Popular Osaka Private Tours

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Osaka Highlights, Best for the first timer

Osaka
7 hours

There are a lot of places to visit, a lot of things to do in Osaka. From historical sites to food venders hopping. CHOOSE 3-4 places you want to visit from the list below and let me know. I will customize a tour for you.

FROM$236/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(108 reviews)
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Osaka One Day Tour with history & local food

Osaka
8 hours

Osaka is one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan. It has a mix of unique cultures which are traditional and modern. It has developed and flourished for geographical reasons. This tour includes Osaka Castle and Shitennoji Temple, which have a long history in Japan, and the Sky Building, which has a remarkable modern architecture. Osaka is also famous for delicious foods. You can enjoy eating local and special food in Osaka. Let's enjoy the tour together !

FROM$188/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Atsuko T.
Atsuko T.
4.96 / 5
(49 reviews)
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Your most memorable tour in Osaka

Osaka
8 hours

The city of Osaka flourished around the eponymous Osaka Castle during the Edo era, and is now the third largest city in Japan. It is said to be the center of commerce and is a vibrant city with an atmosphere distinct from that of Tokyo or Kyoto. Please visit Osaka and get to know a different side of the country.

FROM$200/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kazuhiko G.
Kazuhiko G.
4.75 / 5
(167 reviews)
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One day tour of Osaka

Osaka
7 hours

Osaka has been developed as international commercial city historically. People have developed the special culture in food, entertainment. This tour covers the historical sight-Osaka castle, Downtown-Dotonbori, and new Osaka station area with Umeda Sky building. We may add some more spots depending upon the interests of the customer. You enjoy the local gourmet dining, entertainment, and historical sights. You will catch the energy of Osaka people as the international city.

FROM$144/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Makoto Y.
Makoto Y.
4.96 / 5
(97 reviews)

Popular Kamakura Private Tours

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Best Memories of Kamakura

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura used to the capital of Japan during 12th to 14th century. It was the first period governed by the samurai warriors; Shoguns.Since samurai practiced Zen Buddhism, there are many Zen Temples which were built before those in Kyoto.

FROM$219/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.77 / 5
(356 reviews)
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Bamboo Temple, Sugimoto Temple, and three other attractive spots in Kamakura

Kamakura
6 hours

Once the samurai capital of Japan, Kamakura is visited by as many as 20 million people a year. Some of the most popular spots among visitors are Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Great Buddha, and Hokokuji Temple nicknamed Bamboo Temple. On this tour, along with the three places, I would like to offer two more attractive spots to visit. We first visit three places in the north-eastern area of Kamakura, Bamboo Temple, popular for its bamboo glove with a teahouse serving powdered green tea, Sugimoto Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Kamakura dating back to the 8th century, Egara Tenjin, a shinto shrine enshrining deified Sugawara Michizane, the god of learning and scholarship. We take a bus to visit Bamboo Temple, but after that we enjoy strolling around the local residential areas while visiting two other places and the fourth destination, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Srine which was constructed by the first Shogun of the Kamakura Government. After coming back to Kamakura station, we take the Enoden Line to Hase station to visit the last destination, Great Buddha, an open-air Buddha sitting under the sun for some 750 years. This tour covers history of Kamakura from much before the establishment of the samurai government to just after the end of it, and of course, shopping in Komachi-dori street and at Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop by request.

FROM$134/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Eri Y.
Eri Y.
4.97 / 5
(36 reviews)
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One day trip to Kamakura

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination and has a lot of beautiful places such as Buddhist temples with gardens, and Shinto shrines. The city has a lot of Japanese restaurants which offer lovely dishes. We’ll visit some of the most popular spots in Kamakura, such as Hokoku-ji temple (with a bamboo garden), Hase-dera temple (one of the oldest temples in Kamakura), and Kotoku-in temple which is well known for the Great Buddha. I hope you have a lovely day in Kamakura!

FROM$269/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko I.
Yoko I.
4.90 / 5
(78 reviews)
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Flowers in Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hasedera & Eishoji Temple

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura is a very healing city, which became the capital of Samurai at the end of the 12th century, and has a lot of temples where we can see lovely flowers. We will ride a train for approximately an hour or so from Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki area to visit there. Appreciating the flowers, some temples and shrines, we can also enjoy the beautiful twilight seaview.

FROM$206/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
4.84 / 5
(131 reviews)

Popular Nara Private Tours

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Let's enjoy walking around the ancient city called Heijyokyo or Nara established in 710.

Nara
8 hours

Nara is the most ancient city in Japan. You can see one of the most biggest images of Buddha in Japan called"Daibutu-san", and You also see many deer roaming freely around in Nara park. We visit Kasuga-Taisya Shrine ,founded to protect the Heijyokyo, which is also the deity of Fujiwara family is enshrined.

FROM$113/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi Y.
Hiroshi Y.
4.66 / 5
(312 reviews)
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One Day Tour in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nara

Nara
8 hours

Nara was once the ancient capital of Japan. There are many historical sites, artefacts, relics, temples and shrines. There is a proof that the capital flourished in the 8th century. Nara is also rich in nature. Mountains, primitive forests and parks enhance the attraction of Nara. This tour includes Kofukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine, which are World Heritage Sites. We will also visit the Nara Park which is famous for deer. Let's enjoy the tour in Nara together !

FROM$200/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Atsuko T.
Atsuko T.
4.96 / 5
(49 reviews)
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One day trip of Nara Park

Nara
6 hours

-Nara Park is famous and known as Deer Park, and more than one thousand deer roam freely in the park.-Numerous important temples, shrines, gardens and museums are within minutes of one another within the park.-The most famous sites are Todai-ji temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and Kofuku-ji temple.-These temples and shrines were originally built in Nara period, 1,300 years ago.

FROM$124/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Makoto Y.
Makoto Y.
4.96 / 5
(97 reviews)
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Dear deer Nara! ~Nara Park & Nara-machi~

Nara
5 hours

We will visit Nara Park, where historic monuments and nature create calm and peaceful atmosphere. You'll see wild deer roaming hear and there. Walking in Nara-machi district will give us a chance to see an old merchants' townscape.

FROM$128/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Michiko T.
Michiko T.
5.00 / 5
(43 reviews)

Popular Fukuoka Private Tours

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Fukuoka One day City Exploring Tour

Fukuoka
6 hours

In this tour, we will visit some famous sightseeing spots in the city by using subway, major transportation here. We will visit Kushida-Shrine and Tocho-ji Temple in the historical area of Fukuoka, where some temples and shrines are closely located. Also we will visit Ohori Park and Fukuoka Tower, which are the symbols of present Fukuoka. Through this tour, you can see traditional & modern aspects of Fukuoka.

FROM$88/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshiharu S.
Yoshiharu S.
4.77 / 5
(57 reviews)
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Hakata (Fukuoka) Port 5-Hour Day Tour with a Private Car(9-passenger car)

Fukuoka
5 hours

Experienced local taxi drivers will cordially show you around the area so that you can visit both must-see and hidden sightseeing spots and enjoy local food.

FROM$340/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tr taxi R.
Tr taxi R.
4.87 / 5
(224 reviews)
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Explore Exotic Nagasaki Tour from Fukuoka

Fukuoka
10 hours

Let's take a train and a bullet train to Nagasaki city from Fukuoka! We visit Glover garden, Oura church(over view), Spectacle bridge, Suwa shrine, Atomic bomb museum and Peace park. We use street car to visit those places. We have delicious Chanpon noodle for lunch at my recommended local restaurant.

FROM$244/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hitomi T.
Hitomi T.
4.90 / 5
(49 reviews)
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Beppu Hell tour from Fukuoka

Fukuoka
9 hours 30 min

Beppu is one of the most famous and popular onsen (hot spring) in Japan. Beppu onsen boasts the largest number of hot spring in Japan! In this tour we take a limited train to go to Beppu from Fukuoka. We hire a professional local driver and he'll take you to spots you don't want to miss. For lunch we have healthy steamed food. At Bamboo crafts center you can try making a small bamboo craft for your souvenir of Beppu! If you prefer to see wild monkeys, we go to the mountain!

FROM$241/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hitomi T.
Hitomi T.
4.90 / 5
(49 reviews)

Popular Sapporo Private Tours

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Sapporo Private Day Tour (Up to 15 passengers)

Sapporo
8 hours

With a multitude of electronic stores, ramen and crab restaurants, you surely wont be disappointed. Buy an authentic kimono or some chopsticks to take home. Visiting Odori Park, JR Tower, Fish Market, Crab Market, Susukino, Chocolate Factory & Mitsui Outlet.

FROM$588/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Skyx R.
Skyx R.
4.70 / 5
(10 reviews)
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Furano and Biei Private Day Tour (Up to 15 passengers)

Sapporo
10 hours

Explore the amazing colours of lavender and other flowers in this famous area. Visiting Furano Cheese Factory, Jam Factory, Anpan Man Shop, Tomita Farm and Patchwork Road. The Day Tours shown above Depart and Return to your Sapporo or Niseko Hotel. Tours Duration is approx 10 hours duration. This price is available for up to 15 passengers.

FROM$669/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Skyx R.
Skyx R.
4.70 / 5
(10 reviews)
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Private Transfer/New Chitose Airport<=>Sapporo (Up to 8 pax)

Sapporo
1 hour 30 min

Complement your holiday with our transfers tailored just for you. As the most experienced provider of transportation in Hokkaido dedicated to serving international visitors, you can be rest assured you’re in good hands with us.

FROM$275/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Skyx R.
Skyx R.
4.70 / 5
(10 reviews)
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8 Hour Private Day Hire (Up to 15 passengers)

Sapporo
8 hours

Discover Hokkaido with Our Private Day Hire. Let us take you anywhere you want to go across Hokkaido in our private and comfortable coaches, SUVs and current model vehicles. As the most experienced provider of transportation in Hokkaido dedicated to serving international visitors, you can be rest assured you’re in good hands with us.

FROM$588/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Skyx R.
Skyx R.
4.70 / 5
(10 reviews)

Popular Gifu Private Tours

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Seki City Highlights (Swords & Knives)

Gifu
3 hours

Day 1 in Takayama, Day 2 ... there are guests who would also like to explore other places from Takayama as a day trip. I'd love to help you plan & realize such an excursion. It's a 1.5 hour Highway Bus ride from Takayama. Seki is one of the top-quality cutlery producers in the world and historically blessed with its perfect surrounding for making samurai swords with a history of over 700 years.

FROM$141/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
5.00 / 5
(16 reviews)
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Walking tour in Seki city

Gifu
3 hours

About one hour bus ride from Gifu station or Nagoya bus terminal brings you to Seki city area. Seki city is small but very famous for its cutlery. In this tour we visit some museums related to cutlery , a temple, a shrine and Seki terrace where you can shop high quality cutlery.

FROM$75/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Akiko W.
Akiko W.
5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
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Discover Authentic Japan in Tsumago & Magome, Nakasendo

Gifu
9 hours

You hike an old highway Nakasendo walking through two posttowns. Strolling around the most famous traditional post towns, Magome & Tsumago, takes you back to nostalgic Japan. The moment you enter these towns along Nakasendo highway, you will feel as if you are in a time warp back in the Edo period, where local people spend their daily lives as well as welcoming tourists, preserving buildings and the landscape.

FROM$113/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tetsuji Y.
Tetsuji Y.
4.87 / 5
(38 reviews)
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Magome-Tsumago Nakasendo Hike One-day Private Tour

Gifu
7 hours

The Nakasen-do, or Central Mountain Road, is one of the five highways that connect between Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Kyoto. You can walk and experience the atmosphere of a way old travelers passed, Probably it is one of THE things to do in Japan. I will accompany you for exploration of beauty and nature from Japan's old times.

FROM$282/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
5.00 / 5
(16 reviews)

Japan Tour Reviews

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Susie L.

5 / 5
Jun 24, 2024

Once-in-lifetime experience in Hakone

Hakone
8 hours

Great Day with An Experienced Guide

Kochi planned our day well and according to our preferences. He was knowledgeable and very pleasant company as well. He arrived promptly and made sure we didn't miss anything on the itinerary. At times we would linger to take many photos, he waited patiently and even suggested locations with the best views. Kochi, thanks for a wonderful time in Hakone !

Tatjana S.

Tatjana S.

5 / 5
Jun 24, 2024

Highlights of Tokyo City Tour!

Tokyo
7 hours

Customized

Highlights of Tokyo City Tour!

Toshi really did his job great! He managed to change tour on the spot because of rain, and everything went well. You won't make mistake if you choose Toshi for the city tour! :)

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Derin A.

5 / 5
Jun 24, 2024

Shibuya and Shinjuku Tokyo Backstreets Tour

Tokyo
4 hours

Amazing tour of Shinjuku

Great evening tour with Tim in Shinjuku. This is a rather overwhelming side of Tokyo, however under Tim's impeccable guidance it became a rather exhilarating evening. I would never have been able to navigate this on my own. Thank you Tim for a lovely unique experience.

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