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  • Location:Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Discover the highlights of Tokyo on a full-day guided tour, the perfect introduction to the city. Visit Meiji Shrine, Japan's most famous Shinto shrine, stroll the gardens of the Imperial Palace, and spend time at Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple. See shopping areas like Nakamise Shopping Street and the Ginza district, then enjoy a boat cruise on Tokyo Bay. Your experienced guide shares the history and culture of Tokyo as you explore the ancient and modern aspects of this bustling city.


  • Full-day guided sightseeing tour of Tokyo's highlights
  • Visit important places of worship including Meiji Shinto Shrine and Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji)
  • Stroll the grounds of the Imperial Palace East Garden
  • Shop for souvenirs and snacks on Nakamise Shopping Street
  • Get great harbor views on a 1-hour boat cruise around Tokyo Bay
  • See hyper-modern shopping districts such as Ginza and Aqua City Odaiba
  • Includes pickup at selected hotels, lunch, entrance fees, transport by coach, and professional guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You won't believe how much you'll see in less than nine hours! Learn about Tokyo's history and culture on this tour that has plenty of shopping and photo opportunities.

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What You Can Expect

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Nakamise Shopping street

After morning pickup from selected hotels, travel by comfortable coach to the Meiji Shrine, which was dedicated to the Emperor and Empress in 1926. Hear from your guide why the Meiji Shrine is Tokyo’s most popular and important Shinto shrine while you stroll around the buildings and gardens.

Return to the coach and drive past the towering Japanese House of Parliament en route to the Imperial Palace East Garden. Located outside the Imperial Palace on the grounds of a former Edo-era castle, the expansive grounds contain a tea pavilion, traditional Japanese garden, a moat and stone walls.

Next, walk along Nakamise Shopping Street, a colorful promenade lined with food stands and souvenir shops that leads up to Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple, Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji). Your guide takes you through the market to tour the magnificent architecture, shrines, and Japanese gardens around the temple.

Leave Asakusa Kannon Temple and drive by the celebrated Ginza shopping district with its eye-popping neon lights, department stores and giant theaters. Then sit down for a Western-style lunch at Pastel-Tei restaurant, which overlooks Hamarikyu Garden, Tokyo’s only surviving seaside garden from the Edo period.

When you finish your meal, board a large boat for a 1-hour cruise around Tokyo Bay. Snap photos of Tokyo’s skyline and iconic sights such as Rainbow Bridge. At the end of your cruise, check out the futuristic waterfront shopping district called Aqua City Odaiba. Keep an eye out for architectural fancies in this area, including the Fuji TC Building, Tokyo Big Sight, and Telecom Center.

Your tour ends at Tokyo Station as you make your own way to your hotel.

Please note: On Mondays, Fridays and other days when the Imperial Palace East Garden is closed, you will visit Imperial Palace Plaza instead.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A very well organised, worth taking tour to have a general idea of Tokyo. Excelent, for a short stay, the best tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour especially for anyone who will be in Tokyo only a few days as we were. The guide was excellent he spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Also, he was very well organized and kept things moving. We saw a lot and learned a lot. The lunch was very good. Also, the guide gave us very good directions on getting back from the final drop-off at Tokyo station to our hotel. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a great day to get a feel of Tokyo. Great tour guide Meni. Very informative and humorous. Saw a good cross section of tourist spots with the only minor criticism was that the Tokyo Bay Cruise only went under Rainbow Bridge and a slow return back to the port. We think a river cruise may have been more interesting. Delicious lunch with a fantastic view over the bay. Overall would recommend this tour to any visitor to Tokyo.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great day tour and helpful and informative tour guide. Lunch was at a great location with nice views and was delicious. Not enough time at each of the stops but understandable given there was a lot to fit into the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour is great. Only wish they could pick me up from my hotel. It was hard to find departure place on my first day in Tokyo. Also, the ladies restroom at departure place was so crowded so some people couldn't use it before going on tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I took my mother-in-law, wife, and 4 children on this tour. It was a great overall view of the city. The tour guide was extraordinary and all the sights were equally the same. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a day to spend in Japan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Highly recommended, our tour guide was very good, has lots of infos and friendly. We enjoyed the lunch with the view.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Highly recommended tour. So much to see with a good knowledgeable guide. Very well organized, the historical, the gardens, a great lunch and the cruise were all excellent.
We had a good global view of the city. Worth every penny.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really good overview of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Well informed guide. She was really friendly and was aware of my wife's physical problems. She looked our for her.

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