5. Tokyo: Custom Hidden Gems & Highlights Tour with Local Guide
Set off on a completely customized Tokyo journey, influenced by your curiosities and desires, with a host who is a true insider to the city's renowned sights and secret spots. Begin your exploration in Asakusa, where the grandeur of Tokyo's history is embodied in the Senso-ji Temple. Your host will guide you through the captivating tales tied to these landmarks. Next, consider a stroll down Kappabashi Street for a unique perspective on Tokyo's gastronomic heritage via its myriad of kitchenware and restaurant supply stores. If that's not up your alley, you might be drawn to the awe-inspiring views from Tokyo's towering Skytree instead. For a glimpse into old Tokyo, head to Yanaka, a neighborhood retaining a charming "shitamachi" atmosphere. Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, with its lovely shops and galleries, is an ideal setting for a relaxed lunch. As the day advances, you might want to immerse yourself in Ginza's high-end retail heart, venturing into the venerable Mitsukoshi department store, especially its basement floor, known for a wide variety of gourmet food options and traditional Japanese delicacies, along with the traditional Kyukyodo stationery store amidst its contemporary splendor. Your next stop could be Shinjuku, known for its panoramic city views from the Metropolitan Government Building and the nostalgic atmosphere of Omoide Yokocho. Alternatively, you might favor the energetic pulse of Shibuya with its iconic crossing. As twilight descends, Harajuku comes alive with quirky fashion on Takeshita Street and tranquility at the Meiji Shrine. Your host is dedicated to creating your perfect Tokyo experience, delivering a taste of Tokyo's fusion of eras in a day you'll always remember.