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Discover Shibuya, the most popular youth culture destination in Tokyo with the most populated metro station in the world! Explore this iconic area with a walking tour.
- On this tour you will see the famous Shibuya crossing. You will also explore the latest shopping hotspots, super cute cafe's and some very high tech sushi!
- Walk along 3 streets including a famoust Takesita street at Harajuku
- Eat recommendable Ramen or Shushi
- Basically on weekends
Meet in the Shibuya area. Exact meet up location will be available upon booking.
food and shopping costs are not included.
What you need to bring
- 日本語 (Fluent)
- English (Intermediate)
Hi, I'm Makoto. Just call me Mac or whatever you would like to call. I've been in Singapore for 2 years, in Vietnam for 6 months and in Philippine for 1 month. Then finally I went back to Japan in December 2012.
Unfortunately it's tough to take long holidays as a typical Japanese worker, so I decided to guide and communicate with foreign people staying Japanese.
Let's go a Japanese local culture tour together.
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Mac was a friendly and helpful guide who knew his way around the area very well. Would recommend if looking for a guided tour!
Makoto is funny and helpful. He's also flexible to customize our tour.
We went to many places I didn't even know they existed.(That was fun!)
I really enjoyed a lovely day around Harujuku and Shibuya.
More than a tour, a great day out!
Mac was a lovely guide to spend the day with. He was really friendly and had a lot of great recommendations for shops and restaurants. He took us to the main tourist spots but also to some great streets we would have never found on our own. Mac made sure the tour was geared to our interests and kept us very entertained with great facts along the way. The time flew by!
Thank you so much for our tour! He went way beyond the scheduled time period and really showed us all around to places we wouldn't have found on our own. We had a great time! Thanks!
Makoto was an awesome host. We originally set a tour for a different day but he was kind to reschedule.. considering it was a busy time in Japan (Golden week). I enjoyed taking the sticker photos and stopping by many stores. My favorite part was when he took us to a store that sold Lolita/cosplay outfits which I wouldn't have known since it was hidden. We also got to try a popular ramen shop that serves "ninja style" in a booth. Thanks for the experience!
We were so thrilled to meet Makato during our brief stay in Tokyo. It was our first day as complete tourists and he met us in Shibuya with our two teenage boys (15,18) and simply showed us around, shopped with us, had lunch and took us to two Japanese unique cafes- a Cat Cafe and a Maid Cafe. The lunch was memorable as it was your typical Noodle bar restaurant which we never would have attempted or known about. It's required to use a machine outside, buy your noodle lunch, go inside and then choose how you like it and sit in a row and eat it. the whole thing was hilarious to us! The Cat cafe and the Maid cafe were equally hysterical (to us Americans!) and we had so much fun with Makato. He was easy-going, fun to be with and showed us a bit of Japanese "young"culture! We definitely recommend this tour for those seeking to see what this is all about. Our best Regards, The Richards Family
It was awesome meeting Makoto, (nice genuine guy) for my first voyagin experience. He took my friend and I for a nice stroll from Harajuku to Shibuya. Along the way he explain the significance of things and the culture and custom of Japan. His English is good and improving. The reason the does these tours is to get a better grasp of the English language as there are not of people he can speak English to. He was able to guide us to the location of many shops and translate any questions we were curious to ask to other Japanese people. The 3 hours on tour with him was invaluable and value for money. I highly recommend his tour as I have made a friend from Japan. I will be recommending my friends to his tour when they go to Japan. Thanks Makoto, it was an experience I will not soon forget.
P.S. try the maid service, its more corny and fun than you would expect it to be.
Meh. Some language barriers...
I'm torn on how to review. We gave Makoto a list of things we wanted to see, and that made quite a Difference. He was very amenable to our list. He even sat in line at Hedgehog Cafe for us so that we could run to another place. Very nice guy. However, I would say that he doesn't really inform you (doesn't give you a typical informative tour), and does not speak English strongly. Luckily I speak Japanese but I had to translate for my family. We had a great time but beware you should email him about what you want to do, otherwise he just points at things and takes you around.
Harajuku/Shibuya Walking Tour
We had a great time on our Harajuku walking tour with Makako. He met us at Harajuku station and then showed us the highlights of Harajuku and Shibuya. He took us inside interesting places we probably never would have ventured on our own, including a "maid cafe" and a photo booth store where you are encouraged to put on costumes and add special effects to your portraits. Makako is very knowledgeable about the area and provided a lot of interesting information. He allowed us time to shop along the way and customized the tour according to our interests and pace. We also went on some of the "back streets" not frequented by tourists where there were interesting and unique shops and people. I would recommend this tour.
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