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Tour code: 2142TYO_A070
Enjoy a comprehensive Tokyo one-day tour, covering its best gardens, temples, shopping areas and a Tokyo Bay cruise over the course of your 8.5-hour trip. Check out Meiji Temple, the city’s most famous Shinto site before visiting the Imperial Palace and Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist site, Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji). You’ll also get to do some shopping in Tokyo’s Nakamise and Ginza districts before enjoying a 50-minute cruise on Tokyo Bay. This Tokyo excursion also includes a guide, coach transport, pickup from select hotels, entrance fees and lunch.


  • 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

See the best of Tokyo in one day as you visit some of the city’s top shrines and shopping areas before taking a short cruise on Tokyo Bay. It’s a great way to get a quick taste for the unique blend of modern and ancient sites available in this fascinating city during a short visit.
Start your Tokyo excursion with a pickup from select hotels in the early morning, continuing on to the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to meet up with the group and begin your tour. Head by bus to the Meiji Shrine, an key Shinto religious site that was dedicated to the Imperial Family in 1926. Walk among the serene gardens that surround the shrine as you listen to more details about its importance from your guide.
Head back to your bus, driving past the Japanese House of Parliament as you continue on to the Imperial Palace East Garden. This idyllic outdoor space, home to a traditional Japanese garden, tea pavilion, stone walls and a moat, is situated within the complex of an Edo-era castle.
Continue on food to Nakamise Shopping Street, a brightly-colored thoroughfare of food vendors and souvenir stores that leads to Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), one of Japan’s most important Buddhist sites. Stay with your guide as you check out the elaborate gardens, architecture and shrines that surround the site.
Leave Asakusa Kannon Temple, heading by bus for the neon-tinged streets of Tokyo’s Ginza district, a premier shopping destination of department stores and movie theaters. From there, proceed to a Western-style lunch overlooking Hamarikyu Garden, a seaside garden from the Edo period, at Pastel-Tei Restaurant.
When you complete your lunch, board a nearby boat for a 1-hour excursion on the city’s Tokyo Bay. From the boat’s vantage point, you’ll have excellent views of the Tokyo skyline, along with the nearby Rainbow Bridge. Finish your cruise and spend some time checking out the shopping at the waterfront Aqua City Odaiba complex. You’re likely to spot nearby architectural highlights like the Telecom Center, Tokyo Big Sight and TC Building while you shop.
End your tour at Tokyo station, where you make your own way back to your hotel.
Please note: On Mondays, Fridays and other instances when the Imperial Palace East Garden isn't open, you will explore the Imperial Palace Plaza as an alternative.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Ill give it five stars. We had a great time although the day was cold and raining, not the fault of the tour operator or guide.

Anthony P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

You get to see so much in one day! It is really well organised and the guide is great!

Gloria F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was the most value packed tour I have ever taken . We were unexpectedly treated to a most delightful lunch overlooking Tokyo Bay, before our beautiful five star cruise on Tokyo Bay. As everything in Tokyo, this was superb in every way!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour! Lunch was very good and unexpected. The only issue was that we were told to meet in the lobby of The New Sanno Hotel and that was wrong.We should have met in front of the hotel as access to the lobby is prohibited by security.

Sulochana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Patrick B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jacqui C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Really enjoyed this tour. Great snapshot of Tokyo as we were only there a day and a half. Very informative helpful, friendly guide

Steve L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful overview, a good way to start our visit to Tokyo. Our guide was informative and welcoming.

Joanne U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The variety of stops and the stories the tour guide provided during the day was informative and enjoyable! Our guide, nicknamed Ninja, spoke flawless English and gave us a lot of information, not only about the locations, but about the Japanese culture. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants an overview of Tokyo!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour is great for those who have limited time to spend in Tokyo. We were able to see the main places that one needs to see in Tokyo such as the Meiji Shrine, the Asakusa temple and shopping place, Ginza district and view of the Imperial Palace. The Tokyo Bay cruise was scenic. Our tour guide Sushi was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We are glad that we picked this tour.

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