Tokyo Private Tours and Tokyo Small Group Tours

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 Tours and Tokyo Small Group 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
551 Reviews (4.65)

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The subject matter covered by the tour was detailed and excellent—an interesting look into a subculture I otherwise knew nothing about. Kara did a great job allowing us to experience all different aspects of the subculture and she was very knowledgeable. I would definitely take this tour again.
Our guide, Rafael, provided us with exactly what I requested: someone deeply knowledgeable about the tour’s topic, skilled in communicating effectively, and generous in spirit. Suggested improvements: 1) offer an option to have the guide meet us at our hotel, even if it means we pay more for time and a taxi and/or 2) provide a method for guests to communicate directly with the guide—it’s easy and natural to get lost or to misunderstand meeting instructions, even with the best of planning. For example, the instructions I received were to meet our guide at a certain exit. Thank goodness we were 15 minutes early, as that gave us time to figure out in time that what appeared to be an exit was not the right one. We found it only after asking the station staff.
Very knowledgeable, organized, and friendly, she went out of the way to help us get to the right platform!