About Us

Tokyowalkingtours.com, a captivating portal to the hidden gems of Japan, is powered by Explorers Japan Inc., a dedicated team passionate about crafting unforgettable experiences for discerning travelers.


We believe that every traveler deserves an unforgettable journey. That’s why we’re committed to providing exceptional experiences that showcase the best of Japan, while exceeding the expectations of our valued guests.

Our Values

At Tokyowalkingtours, we prioritize quality over quantity.  Our goal is not to be the biggest tour operator, but to be the best.  We carefully curate every experience to ensure our valued clients have the most enriching and memorable trip possible.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Expert Guides: Our meticulous selection process ensures each guide possesses not only a deep knowledge of Japan but also an abundance of hands-on guiding experience. Their passion shines through as they navigate the city’s hidden corners and share insider insights.
  • Unmatched Customization: We understand that every journey is unique. Our tours provide the perfect balance of structure and flexibility – a carefully crafted itinerary paired with guides who skillfully adapt to your interests and preferences on the spot.

  • Unrivaled Commitment: We are passionate about providing exceptional service and exceeding expectations at every turn.

Our Journey:

  • Founded in 2011 by Taro Okano and Koichiro Akahori, whose diverse backgrounds shaped our approach: Taro’s supply chain management consulting at Accenture instills operational efficiency and meticulous tour design, while Koichiro’s airline experience and MBA background ensure service excellence and a focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Launched a membership-based information sharing service for professional licensed guides in 2012, supporting the provision of high-value guiding.
  • In 2014, we unveiled our own brand, Tokyowalkingtours, specializing in small-group private tours in Tokyo. This unique service set us apart from the competition, allowing us to focus on maximizing customer satisfaction.
  • By 2016, we had expanded our services to Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Nara. Our unwavering commitment to excellence has earned us consistent praise, including a top-10 ranking on TripAdvisor for Tokyo tours.
  • We further expanded our offerings to include interpreter dispatch services for select high-end hotels, solidifying our position as a premier interpreter agency dedicated to employing only the highest-quality interpreters.