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Shibuya & Harajuku: Hidden Gems & Highlights Private Tour

Product ID: 75408
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Explore the best of Tokyo’s quirky underbelly at your own pace. Get a personalized introduction to the cool Shibuya and Harajuku neighborhoods with a local guide who knows the city intimately. Enjoy a drink at the Monster Cafe and 3 food tastings.
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Duration: 3 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese

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From your hotel or accommodation in Tokyo.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Choose the length of your experience: 3, 4, 6 or 8 hours
  • Get a private tour of Tokyo’s coolest neighborhoods: Shibuya and Harajuku
  • Kick your feet up in the urban Nabeshima Shoto Park and make the mad dash across the iconic Shibuya Crossing
  • Enjoy a drink at Monster Cafe and 3 food tastings, all included
  • Explore boho Shimokitazawa off the tourist trail
Full description
Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Tokyo’s quirky underbelly on a personalized tour of bustling Shibuya and pop culture paradise Harajuku. Get a snapshot of the city’s weird and wonderful attractions as you’re led down its liveliest streets (and those only locals know about).

First, meet your guide in bohemian Shimokitazawa, an area that’s off the Tokyo tourist trail where local artists and musicians move between cool thrift shops and vintage record stores lining tightly packed streets too narrow for cars. Peer into the tiny shops on your way to Tomigaya, a quiet oasis filled with cafes and artisanal coffee shops not far from frenetic, flashy Shibuya, then stroll through Nabeshima Shoto Park – once a tea plantation in the late 1800s, today the park is a popular spot for locals to kick back on a bench and watch the world go by.

Next, stop off at the strangely out-of-place Moyai Statue, a massive landmark modeled on the Moai of Easter Island, then make the mad dash across Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world (and certainly the busiest in Japan). Jostle your way through hordes of locals on your way to the zelkova tree-lined avenue of upmarket Omotesando, and pass cool designer stores – and even some urban farm animals – on your way to bright and bustling Takeshita Street, a pedestrian shopping exploding with colorful boutiques, cafes, and eateries.

Then, why not grab a bite (or several)? Catch your breath with a drink at the whimsical Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku, a quintessential snapshot of the area’s obsession with all things adorable. Check out the Purikura (print club) shop, where 25 retro photo booth machines make a great alternative to a selfie stick, and end your day in one of Tokyo's largest city parks, Yoyogi, with a peaceful stroll to the century-old Meiji Shrine.

Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local tour operator's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.
Includes
  • 1 drink at the Monster Cafe
  • 3 food tastings along the way
  • 3, 4, 6 or 8-hour experience (depending on option chosen)
  • Private and personalized walking experience
  • Tips and recommendations for the rest of your time in Tokyo
  • Local host
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Entrance into ticketed attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
Please book at least 48 hours in advance so that the supplier can build the best experience for you.

Tours are fully personalised so any additional requirements like tickets, transportation and food & drinks can be arranged for an additional cost.

Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made).

From £60 per person

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Product ID: 75408