Our popular flexible 1-day and multi-day custom day tours from Tokyo let you experience the best of Japan including Mount Fuji (Lake Kawaguchi or Hakone), Kamkura, Nikko and the stunning Izu Peninsula. Experience the amazing worlds old worlds of Japan that are just next door to or a few hours from Tokyo. You choose what you want and we create the design you need. Tokyo and its surroundings are surprisingly rich in high-value destinations if you know what to do and what not to do. We know what you need to know to have a really great time in and around Tokyo from start to finish.
Our guided private Tokyo tours, Tokyo area day trips, and tour itineraries are flexible and focused on three travel advantages: 1) Personalized itineraries designed by a Japan travel specialist (since 1990). 2) High value tours at competitive prices for independent private or small group travel. 3) Helpful logistical and cultural guidance by a local Tokyo private guide (in English, Spanish or Chinese).
Our most popular day trips and 1-day tours from Tokyo
#1 Mount Fuji Wonder Tours: This very popular tour can include a hike from Mount Fuji’s 5th Station (along with Lake Kawaguchi below) or with perfect views of Fuji from the cultural wonderland of Hakone (everything from Heian period shrines to world class contemporary art museums). #2 Kamakura: Japan’s first shogun (from 1185) ruled from Kamakura and the area is also the first Zen culture capital of Japan. Kamakura is great for walking, biking and traditional setttings. #3 Nikko & Lake Chuzenji Gem Tour: Nikko is famous for the wooden carving of the three monkeys that see, hear or speak no evil. Edo’s all-powerful first shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, is buried here. The nearby forested shores of Lake Chuzenji feature ancient temples and the stunning Kegon Waterfall.#4 Izu Peninsula Adventure Tour: The Izu Peninsula is only an hour from Tokyo by fast train. Here you will find excellent countryside hiking, coastal vistas, and rustic magnificence. And easy to do as a self-guided or digital tour. #5 Tokyo Spiritual Journey Tours: An hour or two from Tokyo and you can be immersed in spiritual training centers that offer both extensive, serene surroundings and meditation or purification experiences.
Please enquire for other destinations and other themes of interest (handicrafts, tea ceremony, old street markets, ceramics and affordable and not so affordable luxury settings). We love to help our clients experience the Japan they have been dreaming of . . .
We offer Tokyo local private day trips & tours that begin very early in the morning (2-hour Dawn Picnics; usually self-guided; please inquire) and really creative 4-hour guided night tours that introduce tourists and visitors to the interesting (family safe) after dark worlds of Shinjuku, Roppongi and Odaiba featuring street food, lively shrines and stunning night views.
Are you and your family or small group short on time? Great planning requires great effort. We do all that but the options are all yours. Our guided and self-guided Tokyo private tours, city or day trip, can be designed to suit your pace: really relaxing and slow or fairly fast and busy . . . The options are all yours! And all of our private Tokyo tours can be tailored to your very specific and personal interests such as walking or focused shopping, art or theatre culture, cuisine, gardens & nature, manga & anime, handicrafts & antiques . . . And any guided tour can also be self-guided tour (a great cost savings & for ideal family or small group time).
Our Tokyo tour guides are knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and trained to follow the final itinerary approved by you and your family or group. Our local bilingual Tokyo guides add value to your trip through their personal insights and interesting cultural knowledge. They are also great introductory teachers and can teach you important logistical information (how to use the ticket machines and the almost-perfect Tokyo public transportation system) and answer any important questions you may have.
If you don’t want to be with a local Tokyo tour guide every day or just want to save money but still be in control don’t forget our very popular self-guided or digital tours.. Self-guided tours, ideal for independent travelers of any kind, are all customized to your individual or group needs and designed for good time flow, flexibility, and ease of travel. Digital tours are a great way to see and experience Tokyo or Mount Fuji or Kamakura on your own. They are also great for traveling to remote areas of Japan. With these smart, compact PDFs (downloaded to your smartphone), complete with maps, historical and cultural summaries, you can see and do a lot on a flexible tour schedule, and save between 58% and 76% compared with our private guided day and city tour rates.