Tokyo Skytree is not so easy to visit alone, because of the entrance process. It can take time, you can wait a lot and this tour makes it easy and confortable.
The Asakusa Temple is a must-see place in Tokyo. There are shops nearby for food and souvenirs. The tall pagoda is also nice for photo ops. The Tokyo Skytree is the latest attraction in Tokyo and the highest tower in the world. We went up the view deck in the super fast elevator and enjoyed the sight of Tokyo and its surroundings from high above. People can also choose to go to the higher view deck for an additional fee, but we did not go there anymore. The Central Tokyo sightseeing was just from the moving bus. Our tour guide was fluent in English and very knowledgeable about the place and its history.
Contrasting the fantastic old with the amazing new in 'must sees' in Tokyo is the theme of this tour. The temple and shopping at Asakusa are absolute 'musts' in Tokyo, especially if you don't have the time to get to Kyoto when you are in Japan. I know lots of business and conference visitors have very little time for sightseeing, but this is the beauty of this tour: you get to see ancient and modern Japan in a very short time and still have plenty of time for those fantastic souvenirs. The temple at Asakusa is amazing, and the guide provided great background information which really introduced you to the culture and religions of Japan. Near Asakusa, is a great, very old shopping strip full of very good quality souvenirs. There is your usual tourist souvenirs, but if you want that high quality Kimono at a teasonable price, you'll find it here in no time. Everything was of excellent quality. After seeing the old and ancient Japan, you get to see the amazing Tokyo SkyTree. If you went by yourself, you could wait a very long time in queues, but the beauty of this tour, is that you don't wait long at all, as they have a group booking. This is really great when you are on a tight schedule. The view from the SkyTree is amazing, and the building itself is a wonder of Japanese design, technology and engineering. The guide on this tour also provded ,any insights into Japanese culture durimg the tour, and was very pleased to answer all of your questions about Japan or where to buy that special item. If you only have an afternoon to spare in Tokyo, this is the tour for you!
Was good - especially in terms of the Tokyo Skytree which you have to queue endlessly for if you weren't on this tour.
However for everything else, you could probably see for free and with a tour book.
This was an excellent tour for what I really wanted which was priority entry to the Skytree. Not only did I not have to stand in a long line to get tickets but as a pre-booked group we also by passed a very long line waiting to board the elevators. The group also had priority parking right behind the temple in Asakusa which meant we had more time to see the sights.
I was a little disappointed that these were the only two actual stops. I had not realised we would just drive past the other sights on the coach. Not very good for photos especially if you are on the wrong side! It did mean I had to make a trip to go see the Imperial Palace another day.
There is an option at the end of the tour to stay at the Skytree. I recommend this as there are many shops and food options (as well as an Aquarium which I did not visit) The Skytree has access to the subway so easy to get back under your own steam. Also a shuttle bus which went straight to Tokyo Station if you are staying in that area.
Rushed but good tour very good guide. Stay at skytree the views at night are fantastic
I had originally booked this tour so that I could guarantee a place to go up the Tokyo Skytree, and was willing to deal with the extra 2-3 hours on a coach touring around if necessary.
The tour itself was rather a surprise and turned out to be extremely enjoyable, partly due to the tour guide Kouri (I think I spelt her name wrong). She was extremely entertaining and what I thought would be an average day accomplishing my goal in the end to go up the Skytree, turned out to be an excellent day.
Great tour. If you get a chance spend more time in Asakusa! Also the extra 1000 yen to go to the upper level of the Skytree is totally worth it! Skytree is amazing!
The tour guide was really lovely however there were so many people inside Tokyo skytree it was a bit full on! Amazing sights though.
Tokyo Skytree was similar to the Empire State Building in New York City, United States. Asakusa was very crowded due to the festival the weekend we went on this tour. I was expecting a little more on the Central Tokyo portion of this tour and was thinking that we'd get off bus to view some of the sites.
The weather was terrible and this may have a bearing on my rating but I'm trying not to let this cloud my judgement.No I did not enjoy the Tour,and there is much that could be improved on this particular tour.It was disorganised from start to finish and in fact I'm glad we left it at Tokyo Skytree and made our own way to our hotel.
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