At first glance, Tokyo’s modern urban landscape might look just like any other big modern city. If you scratch the surface however, you will see that Tokyo is a unique and diverse mix of traditional culture and cutting edge technology. It is unlike any other place you’d ever seen in the world.

The modern Japanese lifestyle you can see in Tokyo is a rich blend of our traditional culture based on Buddhism and Shintoism and Western influences. I will show you some of the most exciting things that Tokyo, my hometown, has to offer. You will have a close-up experience of Japan’s unique and memorable culture.

In this website, besides tours, I would also like to tell you more about some of the interesting aspects of Japanese society and life in Tokyo. Just click on any of the links above! And if you're a foodie like me, be sure to check out our book, Fine Dining in a Box, and all the info on my site about food, drink and restaurants in Tokyo.

FINE DINING IN A BOX - The World of Kyoto Bento (English) Kindle

Tokyo Tour Modules:

My tours are conducted mainly using subways and trains, and buses and taxis when needed. We can arrange a private car upon request.

Below you will see a list of my tour modules. The four-hour ones can stand alone as half-day tours, or you can combine any two of them into a full-day outing!

We can also make a custom tour for you according to your interests.

The tour, One Day Tour to Explore Old and New Tokyo can be customized according to your preferences. My suggestions for you are as follows: You can select 3 or 4 places to visit for the tour. My recommendaitons in Tokyo are Asakusa, Nihonbashi, Harajuku, Shibuya, Kagurazaka and Daikanyama. Other areas are Yokohama, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji & Hakone or Lake Kawaguchi, Nikko. I also recommend Museums and Galleries in Tokyo.


Tour Fee: 4 hours ¥15,000 for 1~2 people,

¥20,000 per group of up to 4 people ,

Special arrangement only for 6 or more people. Please contact me.)

8 hours ¥25,000 for 1~2 people,

¥30,000 per group of up to 4 people

Special arrangement only for 6 or more people. Please contact me.)

Reservation deadline: 2 days before the tour

Departure time: 8:00 ~ 9:00 a.m.

Duration: 4~8 hours


Where to meet: At your hotel

Additional costs not included in tour fees.

What's included:

・Guide fee

What’s excluded:

・Transportation cost : If you are in Tokyo for a couple of days or more, we recommend that you obtain an IC Card (PASMO or Suica) or 1-Day Tokyo transportation Ticket ¥1,590, which allows unlimited rides on subways, JR trains and buses.

・Lunch and snacks, beverages.

・Admission to museums and facilities and the Hama Rikyu Garden for the participants


・14 or more days before tour date 0%

・2 ~ 13 days before tour date 20%

・ 1 day before tour date 50%

・ On the tour date 100%


Individual Travel Insurance is compulsory for all tour participants. We do not provide any form of travel insurance for tour participants and you must purchase your own travel insurance.

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