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Tokyo
Private and Small Group Guided Tours

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Underneath Tokyo's electric lights, buzzing arcades and lively otaku culture is a sprawling labyrinth of a city that honors its past and embraces its future.
Tokyo is a fascinating mix of modern and old Japan. Its shrines, temples, and parks, many in the Asakusa area, lie alongside the city's futuristic skyscrapers and pulsing neighborhoods, joined together by its vast metro system. Tokyo's massive growth began under Emperor Meiji's reign in the 19th century, when Japan emerged as an industrial power on a global scale, and has continued, in varying degrees, ever since. In the 21st century, Tokyo has become an energetic 24-hour city, whose incredible food scene and fascinating otaku (fan) subcultures for manga (comic books) and anime (cartoons) only scratch the surface of what the city has to offer. Explore Tokyo's many sides with Context's private and small group guided tours.

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Tokyo Private and Guided Tours

Our group of 20+ guides in Tokyo have put together a diverse array of private and small group guided tours. Our most popular tour is our Tokyo Architecture Tour, which not only strikes a path along some of the most notable structures in this architectural wonderland, but also dives deeply into the fundamentals of Japanese aesthetics and design, allowing for a fuller meaning behind some of the choices made in the city's built environment. Clients rave about our day trips from Tokyo, particularly our Kamakura excursion, which takes in a host of shrines, as well as one of Japan's most famous religious monuments: the 13.35-meter-tall Great Buddha of Kamakura. Meanwhile, our Tokyo National Museum Tour looks at Japan's history through the lens of art, helping western audiences better understand works outside of their typical purview.
What Context Tokyo Travelers Say
550 Reviews (4.65)

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Our guide was great. so knowledgeable. this was a perfect first day orientation to tokyo. covered so much territory. i would suggest though, that that audience be read a little more.. there were only 3 of us, and there was one section that no one was paying attention to, and very visibly bored, but because it was 'part of the tour plan' our guide kept going on about it. just a thought!
Jay was terrific. Not only did he share his expertise, he also shared his honest opinions. He was flexible and helpful, as well. It would have been helpful if he had our cell phone number or email to coordinate our precise meeting place.
Our guide was outstanding. In the space of 3 hours he gave us a speed course in Japanese culture and architecture. We found this afternoon that we saw a lot of things that we would have missed or certainly misunderstood without his explanation. As an immigre he brought a particularly interesting take on the culture and as a practicing architect and professor his commentary on the distinctive way in which Tokyo has been built up was fascinating. We would highly recommend him.