Our experienced 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 may never find on your own. Whether you are interested in Tokyo's fashion scene or trying your hand at zen archery at a thousand year-old temple, we appeal to those who value authentic, immersive experiences and are seeking to connect with the local community on an intimate level.

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 $250/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 knowledgeable and passionate Guides who can answer any questions you have about their culture, while getting you beneath the surface to truly feel the heartbeat of their city.

Starting at $500/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 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 (or multiple days) 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 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 showing our clients both popular and little-known places. Our freedom to curate various experiences with our Guides means you get the benefits and amenities of a personal experience prior to your trip!



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


What makes us the top choice for conscious travelers?


We keep each and every interaction, from our VTA sessions to guided tours, intimate, educational, and oriented around a well-defined community with its primary focus directed toward the concerns of the population in that community.


We believe that every traveler is a steward of the world and that being a good one means being sustainable, respectful and conscious in how we choose to travel and interact with the destinations and communities we visit. 

See the Whole Picture

Our team recognizes that most travel by its nature does not just involve industry businesses, but the destination as a whole—its ecosystems, natural resources, cultural assets and traditions, economies, communities, and built infrastructure.

We also take health, hygiene and safety very, very seriously.