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Free -- English-Speaking Guides in Tokyo*

Sold out - This deal was published May 21, 2013 and sold out September 30, 2013
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By Travelzoo Staff

Why pay a pricey tour guide when you can have an enthusiastic, English-speaking local show you around Tokyo -- for free?

Tokyo Free Guide is a nonprofit organization made of up volunteers eager to introduce international travelers to Japanese sights and culture. They make an introduction to Tokyo easy (especially for travelers nervous about navigating a foreign city), building itineraries around what you want to do.

Visitors who have used this service rave about the personalized approach it provides -- as do respected publications such as The New York Times and Washington Post. When requesting a guide, just indicate what you're interested in seeing and/or learning and how many days you'll be in Tokyo. You'll get matched up with a guide, and can even begin corresponding over email ahead of your trip.

Note: You are expected to pay the costs of the volunteer's meals, admission fees and transportation costs. No tips are necessary, but they are always appreciated.

Book by Sept. 30.
Restrictions may apply.