Meet a Local in Tokyo - Private Tour
- Know Tokyo like a local: Let your private guide teach you about the history of Tokyo, where all the main attractions are, the pace of life, and everything else about this incomparable city.
- Get around like a local: Using the maps, schedules, and other materials supplied by your guide you'll learn where everything is, and how to get there on your own. Learn how to use the subway system, and much more.
- Learn how to act like a local: Your guide will explain the local customs, teach you how to order food, tell you of local places to visit, help you absorb the local ambiance, and learn about eateries, shopping, and daily life.
- Small group = more personal: Share your experience with only the people you know; enjoy the luxury of deeper interaction with your guide and a more flexible itinerary.
About This Tokyo Tour
You and your group have an outstanding opportunity to learn to discover Tokyo like insiders. A chance to find out what the locals know about Japan's capital; to get the layout of the city, and gain insight into the local culture, so you feel less like tourists, and more like you've been here before.
Your Welcome to Tokyo tour begins with a meeting with a local expert who has a wealth of information you won't find in travel brochures and tour itineraries. Your guide will brings maps, schedules or events, and much more information to give you a leg up.
At this time ask your guide about specific things you want to do, whether it's a visit to the Imperial Palace's gardens, a walk through the city's history at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, a bird's eye view of the metropolis from the Tokyo Tower, or shopping at Tsukiji Market.
Part two of your Welcome Tour is going out with your guide on a walking tour of what is around where you're staying. Attractions to visit. Good places to eat. And the opportunity to practice the Japanese phrases you just learned, while your guide is still with you.
By the time you're done, you and your group will be ready to discover Tokyo in a fresh, new, and amazingly exciting way. Like a local.
Apparently, Tokyo is big on ghosts. Some believe that every street in the city has at least one or two houses with a grisly past, or a haunted mansion. According to legend, Komine Tunnel is the best place to spot a ghost. They say a girl dressed in red is often seen drifting from one end to the other of the tunnel, causing accidents to happen much too frequently there.
Please meet in the lobby reception area of your hotel - your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it. You must confirm the name of your hotel at checkout, so we know where to pick you up. Your tour begins there.
As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys.
Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. This itinerary can be modified for your private group to accommodate wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Let us know ahead of time at Hello@GoBe.com.
Walking Tour, Cultural, Scenic, Family Friendly, Private Tour
Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.
Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide
Any charges such as entry fees, public transpiration, food/drink and souvenirs are your responsibility.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
If you use a folding wheelchair, we'll do our best to accommodate you with at least 7 days advanced notice, providing you have someone along to assist you. Email us at Hello@GoBe.com. Accessibility at all venues cannot be guaranteed.
Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.
You cannot participate in this tour if you have not sent your passport number and name beforehand. Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide. No shows are treated as last-minute cancelations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within two business days need to be made directly with our local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancellations made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored.
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