Tokyo Welcome Cutomizable Tour with Haruka

Planning to visit Tokyo for the first time? Your head must be spinning with questions and concerns!

  • What are the most useful Japanese words/phrases
  • How do I navigate without getting lost?
  • How do I prevent committing social faux pas?
  • How do I order food at restaurants?

Don’t worry! Even if it’s your very first time setting foot in this megalopolis, you can explore Tokyo like a true native if you learn the basics at the start of your stay from a friendly and knowledgeable local guide.

This tour is led by beloved guide – Haruka; born and raised in Tokyo, she will use her rich experience and perfect English to guide you through all the must-sees and hidden gems of Tokyo, all whilst educating you with fascinating facts about history and culture, and equipping you with everyday-life Japan survival tips that will rescue you afterwards (should you wish to stay longer).

Skip the planning pains and leave it to our professional guide Haruka – you can rely on her to create some unforgettable Tokyo memories. You can learn more about Haruka here and reach out to her at [email protected]

Our recommended day visit area for first-timers:

  • Tsukiji(Fish market gone but still fascinating and must-see place
  • Waterbus ride(40min river cruise from Asakusa to Hamarikyu garden)
  • Asakusa(Home to Tokyo’s oldest semso-ji temple)
  • Tokyo station(beautiful station building with over 100 years of history
  • Imperial palace East garden(where the great shogun of the Edo Period resided)
  • Ginza(high-end shopping district)
  • Meiji shrine(magnificent shrine in an enormous manmade forest
  • Ueno(Peaceful large park with museums and known for cherry blossom drinking party under Sakura in Spring)
  • Yanaka(Peaceful Old Tokyo neighborhood with small galleries without high-rise building)
  • Tokyo skytree town(Tallest tower in Japan and second tallest tower in the world)
  • Akihabara(Paradise for anime, figurines and games)
  • Harajuku(the famous Takeshita Street full of Kawaii fashion)
  • Shibuya(where the iconic scramble crossing is)
  • Kawaii Café monster café(meet cute and colorful monsters and bizarre food)
  • Owls, Birds or Hedghog café(You can pet and they will bring whatever you request to your table.)
  • Shinjuku(The large entertainment, business and shopping area)

We look forward to welcoming you to Tokyo!

Suitable for:

  • Solo-travelers, senior citizens, families with naughty kids, and large groups.
  • Travelers who are keen to experience and understand Japanese culture.
  • People who want to make a local friend in Tokyo!

Includes:

  • Hotel pickup service is only available for visitors based in central Tokyo or within a 8-minute walk from a station. Please let us know the location of your hotel so that we can check your eligibility for this service.
  • The best recommendations and tips for the rest of your Japan adventure!

Excludes:

  • Transportation fees e.g. car, taxi, bus, waterbus, subway, and train.
  • Entrance fee for museums, gardens, or other facilities which are not free of charge.
  • Meals.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
*A full refund will be provided within 7 days (Japan Standard Time) prior to your booking.

*A 50% refund will be provided within 6-3 days (Japan Standard Time) prior to your booking.
*No refund will be provided if you fail to turn up on the day of the experience or if you cancel within 2 days (Japan Standard Time).

Cancellation

If a reservation has to be cancelled, customers will be charged a fee depending on how far from the tour date the cancellation takes place.

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  1. Chris Murthy

    Mrs Haruka is a sweet lady!

    Chris Murthy

    Haruka knows lot about Tokyo and excellent tour guide for family or group. She speaks good English and very professional. She came to our hotel on time and showed us all important places to visit in Tokyo. She needs to make a list of good different restaurants in the regions and take the tourists when asked their desire of kind of food they want to eat. She took us to famous mall shopping and spent more time with us. I Strongly recommend her as young tour guide.

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  2. Darren Merlob

    Haruka was fabulous!

    Darren Merlob

    She is very knowledgeable & found everything our teenagers were looking for in Tokyo. I would highly recommend her!

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  3. Keith Cunningham

    Keith Cunningham

    As a fabulous guide, Haruka made Tokyo seem very approachable with a thoughtful, exciting day. My wife was slowed by an injury and Haruka made small adjustments to assist her–taking elevators and escalators when available and (most likely) walking a little slower than usual. The result was perfect. Haruka also tailored our visit perfectly for us. Finding pufferfish, strange vending machines, specialty shopping, and make-your-own okonomiyaki! She also made great suggestions for the rest of our stay.

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  4. Esther Lee

    Esther Lee

    Haruka was great! We saw a lot of Tokyo. We were overwhelmed with so much goings on in Tokyo but Haruka made it fun. She was well organized and at the same time flexible enough to accomodate everyone’s wants and wishes. We stopped to get all out bucklist items done. Exhausted but wonderful day with Haruka!

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  5. Esther Lee

    Esther Lee

    Haruka made a custom itinerary based on our “wanted to do in Tokyo” list. She met us at our hotel so that we won’t be lost. She was accomodating to our fatigue from traveling and yet we saw a wonder Meji Shinto Shrine and she explained the history behind the shinto and its customs. She made the tour informative and yet not too much info overload. She is tiredless and full of energy. We had a great first day with Haruka and saw more the next day of full day tour.

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  6. Michelle Roque

    Haruka was an amazing tour guide.

    Michelle Roque

    I’m so thankful to have been able to see Tokyo for the first time with her. Haurka was kind enough to show me things only a local would know. She is very flexible and willing to work around your schedule (which I appreciated). She was even willing to pick me up and drop me off at my air bnb to make sure I got there safe. I would highly recommend booking with her!

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  7. Jeff Sobel

    Haruka was a wonderful guide for the day

    Jeff Sobel

    we spent a fantastic day touring Tokyo. Haruka was a wonderful guide for the day. she was friendly, professional, and an overall nice person to spend a day with in Tokyo.

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  8. Josselin Hebert

    She speaks perfect English!

    Josselin Hebert

    I guess you could say it was a perfect day. Haruka was very good with preparing a custom itinerary according to what I wanted to see. She was very enthusiastic throughout the whole tour and made it very special. She went above and beyond so I would not hesitate to recommend her wholeheartedly.

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  9. Diane Kennedy

    Diane Kennedy

    The whole family really enjoyed the tour with Haruka. She spent time answer questions for each of us and went out of her way to personalize the tour for our children (16 and 20 yrs old).

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  10. Debbra Thomson

    Haruka was the perfect guide for us.

    Debbra Thomson

    She is so friendly and as a native of Tokyo, knows the city quite well. She took us to so many places in such a short period of time. Haruka made our first trip to Tokyo very special. She was able to share the Japanese culture and history with us and we came away with a much better understanding. Haruka was invaluable when it came to maneuvering the trains! She was very flexible with our itinerary as well as our pace. Great experience all around!

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  11. Peter Guy

    Peter Guy

    I couldn’t ask for a better or more experienced guide to Tokyo than Haruka san, she is a great communicator and was able to quickly put me at my ease. She knows the city inside out and, though I’ve been here before, she was able to tailor the tour to suit my preferences, and show me things that were new and interesting. Whether you’re new to Tokyo or a seasoned traveler, I would highly recommend her as a guide!

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  12. Dwight Proteau

    What a JOY Haruka was!

    Dwight Proteau

    We spent a full day exploring Tokyo AND stopping for numerous food experiences with a devoted Foodie …. Haruka provided a wealth of information about her city throughout the day and always was up for another eating challenge whether it was on the schedule for the day or not! It seemed that I wished to stop at so many little street food places and she was always accommodating and always joined me in whatever snack we found. Haruka is a delight… you must meet her!

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  13. Nancy Holme

    Haruka exceeded what we were expecting,

    Nancy Holme

    Having hired local guides for years around the world. She was engaging, clear, did not sound like she had memorized a script. Her English is perfect with a N. A. accent. She filled the day with interesting facts, context and historical depth. She was considerate of the two “slower” people in our group. And she followed up that night with a very helpful note on a health issue one of us had with a written statement in Japanese that we could use in restaurants.

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  14. Kevin Kern

    What a JOY Haruka was!

    Kevin Kern

    We spent a full day exploring Tokyo AND stopping for numerous food experiences with a devoted Foodie …. Haruka provided a wealth of information about her city throughout the day and always was up for another eating challenge whether it was on the schedule for the day or not! It seemed that I wished to stop at so many little street food places and she was always accommodating and always joined me in whatever snack we found. Haruka is a delight… you must meet her!

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