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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 July 2015

This tour was great, it was exactly what I expected. You get a little introduction to various places in Tokyo, and the tour guide was great! Be mindful of the weather

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We really enjoyed our tour of Tokyo. It was a great way to an introduction to the city. They were very organized and informational. We had a great time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Well organised and very enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent Tour and well informed Guide. Be aware the Bus that picks you up from your hotel drops you at the Bus Terminal where you change to a new Bus. Go to Counter A,B,C or D to pick up your pass, board your numbered Bus and relax. From that point on, enjoy the Tour and the better than expected lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Beyond our expectations! The tour guide was fantastic and the lunch had a splendid view--not to mention the quality of the food was beyond what we expected from a day tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was the best way to see Tokyo in one day. This is a big city with 13 million people and lots of buildings, avenues and bridges. It is like 10 Manhattans in one big city. The guide was excellent, like all the other people working in the travel industry in Japan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful sightseeing tour. Well worth it. Guide is excellent. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Nice, tour guide is very accomodating,speaks well in english, nice trip, the bus and the driver is ok, the places visited are wonderful. I love japan. Exciting experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about everything we did and spoke English very well. The sites we visited were beautiful and lunch was an unexpected surprise...a view and great food. I have nothing bad to say about anything!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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