If you are interested in both traditional and pop culture of Japan, this private tour will be the most suitable one for you!
For pop culture spots, you will visit Harajuku and Omotesando district and Shibuya town. Harajuku is well known for teen's fashion and the town is full of small boutiques with Japanese teens donning their unique styles influenced by cosplay, gothic, lolita, hip hop, punk, and other subcultures. Being adjacent to Harajuku, Omotesando has a different atmosphere with high fashion brand shops and eye-catching designed buildings by prominent architectures. Shibuya is known as the center of youth culture. You can also experience the famous zebra crossing there!
For traditional cultural spots, you will be in Meiji-jingu shrine. Meiji-jingu is Tokyo's largest Shinto shrine in a large forest area. At Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building's observation deck, you can enjoy a panoramic view of this never-ending citiscape.
Let's fully enjoy the city like a local, with a national licensed English speaking guide!
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo's largest Shinto shrine established in 1920 to enshrine Meiji Emperor and the Empress Shoken. Meiji Emperor is the first Emperor of modernized Japan after the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
The shine is famous for the large wooden Tori Gate. Many wedding ceremonies are held at the shrine and visitors may be able to come across a traditional wedding procession led by a Shinto priest.
Harajuku and Omote-sando District
Well known internationally for teen's fashion. The town is filled with small boutiques for Japanese teens donning their unique styles influenced by cosplay, gothic, lolita, hip hop, punk, and other sub-cultures.
High fashion street with upscale boutiques housed in prominent architectures
One of the biggest entertainment districts in Tokyo with restaurants, bars, theaters, shops and fashion complex buildings like 109. Famous for the world’s busiest scramble crossing near Hachii-ko dog statue.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory
Looming gigantic like an over-sized Notre-Dame Cathedral and standing 243.4m tall in the heart of Shinjuku, Tokyo Metropolitan Government building is an icon of this ever-evolving city. The building was designed by the world-renowned post-modern architect Kenzo Tange and completed in 1991. The twin tower hoses two identical observation deck at 202 m above the ground and you can enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo. On a clear day, you can even capture the view of Mt. Fuji at its background.
Operated on: Mon. through Sun.
Suggested Start Time: Between 09:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Tour Duration: 6 hours
Tour Starts at: Your hotel or other form of accomodation in Tokyo*
Tour Ends at: Your hotel in Tokyo, or the last destination if you prefer
*Please contact us for remote start-off options
Subway and local train
Tour fare per group (up to 6 guests): ¥31,000 (+ 10% consumption tax)
- An English-speaking guide service provided during sightseeing and transfers
- Guide's transportation (unless itinerary changed per customer's request)
- Guide's admission (unless itinerary changed per customer's request)
- Admission: none
- Transportation: approx. ¥1,000 yen depending on where the tour starts
- This is a walking tour. Although subways and trains are used most of the time, you'll be walking a few miles/kilometres during the tour. Please dress casually and wear shoes comfortable for walking.
- Every tour is arranged per each request regardless of the number of guest in a group up to 6 and there won't be any mixed group.