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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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Introduction to Tokyo Tour: Aesthetics and Architecture
3 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Introduction to Tokyo Tour: Aesthetics and Architecture

Meji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, and Omotesando

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$493
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$67/pp
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Tokyo in a Day, with Context
8 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo in a Day, with Context

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$1,232
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Tokyo custom tours and trip planning starting at $757.
Otaku: From Geek to Chic
3 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Otaku: From Geek to Chic

Akihabara

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$493
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$95/pp
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Tokyo Evening Sake Tasting Experience
2 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Evening Sake Tasting Experience

A local bar in Shitamachi

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$360
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Tokyo Food Tour: Savoring Tsukiji Outer Market
3 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Food Tour: Savoring Tsukiji Outer Market

Tsukiji Outer Market

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$548
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$100/pp
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From Play to Pray: Exploring Asakusa
2 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

From Play to Pray: Exploring Asakusa

Senso-ji

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$360
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Tokyo After Dark: Night Food Tour
3 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo After Dark: Night Food Tour

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$548
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$100/pp
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Tokyo for Kids: World of Pop Culture
2 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo for Kids: World of Pop Culture

Shibuya and Takeshita Street

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$369
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Tokyo Day Trip: Kamakura Excursion
4.5 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Day Trip: Kamakura Excursion

Engaku-ji and Kotoku-in

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$825
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Tokyo National Museum Tour: Crash Course
2 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo National Museum Tour: Crash Course

Tokyo National Museum

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$360
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Tokyo Briefing: Coffee and Stroll with a Local Expert
2 hrs • Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Briefing: Coffee and Stroll with a Local Expert

Your neighborhood

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$369
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Custom & Multi-Day Tour of Tokyo
From 1 Day to 6+ Days • Tokyo, Japan

Custom & Multi-Day Tour of Tokyo

Your choice of sites

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$757 and up
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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
493 Reviews (4.65)

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Provide subway exit, meeting place hard to find. Also provide address in Japanese. Very disappointed. Evening did not match the itinerary on the website. We spent over an hour in a food hall eating cold food at a bench. OK to see this for 5 minutes but this did not provide the street vibe. We stopped in one bar in Drunken Alley to have a drink, no food. We overstayed our welcome and locals did not call in. Stand up sushi bar was good. This tour did not deliver as per website. Would not recommend to friends
Maciej shared his enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of Tokyo during our private briefing. He came prepared with thoughtful and complete answers to questions we posed prior to the tour. Now, we are better equipped to thoroughly enjoy our time in Japan. Special thanks to Maciej as he came out in Typhoon Hagibis to keep our appointment!
We found this tour by searching family tours in Tokyo. We quickly realized that this was not the best tour for kids and Aquiles did a good job of altering the content. As a whole, I think this could’ve been 2 hours.