Experience authentic local interactions and experiences beyond the scope of any guidebook or Google search.

Don't Just Hear the Pulse of Your Destination.

Get Closer To It's Heartbeat.

Our experienced, handpicked guides reveal a local's daily life, informed by decades, if not a lifetime, of first hand experience. ZI works exclusively with local residents of your destination who can help you uncover the secrets of their homes, exposing you to "hidden treasures" you'd probably never find on your own. Whether you are interested in Tokyo's famous fashion scene or trying your hand at zen archery at a thousand year-old temple, we appeal to those who value authentic, immersive experience and are seeking to connect with the local community on an intimate level.

Full or Half Day Private Tour Guiding - On Foot, By Mass Transportation, By Bicycle or By Car...

Half Day Tour

Enjoy an efficient yet culturally immersive half-day tour with one of our experienced multilingual Guides! Whether you are interested in fashion, gastronomy, art, history or religion, we offer a range of tours that allow you to see the city from the locals eyes while having a portion of your day to get lost and discover the city yourself.

Starting at $200/day

Full Day Tour

There are some many dimensions to Asia; its people, the transport, the different districts, the history, culture and food...The list goes on. ZI works with fantastic, fully licensed Guides who can answer any questions you have about life in their city, while getting you beneath the surface to truly feel the heartbeat of their city.

Starting at $400/day

Custom Private Tour

There is no better way to get that extra insight into your destination than to have the company of a local guide for a specific span of time. Once we carefully pair you with your Guide they will come to your accommodation to take you on a day of sightseeing and immersive experiences. Your Guide will have some recommendations of their own for you, which surely includes some of their personal highlights.


Our Guides

Our Local Guides are true experts in their fields (think chefs, models or kimono artists) who have a Zest for travel and offering insights into their unique worlds. Each one has a personal passion and knack for providing seamless, quality, reliable tours and travel experiences, as well as show our clients both popular and little-known places. Our freedom to curate various experiences with our Guides means you the benefits and amenities of a personal experienced prior to your trip!



We love our clients!

ZI will offer you a made to measurement “off the beaten track program” of Tokyo according to your interests and time available. Lauren has loved Tokyo since her childhood and she speaks Japanese which facilitates logistics tremendously. With her enthusiasm, lively personality and down to earth approach, I enjoyed her guidance in helping me discover Tokyo at my own pace.  

Willem van der Zee

Founder, Willem & TOO