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  • Location:Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise

See the highlights of dynamic Tokyo on this afternoon sightseeing tour, perfect if you have limited time. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the 40th floor of the World Trade Center building, visit Asakusa Kannon Temple (aka Senso-ji) and Nakamise shopping street, stop outside the Imperial Palace and peek at the bustle in the Ginza district, then relax on a 40-minute Sumida River cruise. Your professional guide provides informative commentary throughout your tour, which includes hotel pickup, entrance fees and transportation by coach.


  • 4-hour afternoon tour of Tokyo’s highlights and Sumida River cruise, from central Tokyo
  • Take in aerial views of Tokyo from 40 stories high at Seaside Top
  • Stop at the plaza outside the Imperial Palace for photo ops
  • Drive through the Ginza district, famous for high end shopping
  • Tour the revered Asakusa Kannon Temple and check out small traditional vendors on Nakamise Shopping Street
  • Cruise along the Sumida River for a fresh look at Tokyo
  • Includes expert guide, hotel pickup, transportation, entrance fees and souvenir map

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A great introduction to Tokyo, with a taste of both the traditional culture and modern day life of the city. Get an informative overview and suggestions from your guide, then receive a complimentary map that helps you discover the city on your own.

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What You Can Expect

Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise

Senso-Ji Temple, Tokyo

After hotel pickup in the early afternoon, travel by by air-conditioned coach to your first stop, the towering skyscraper of World Trade Center Tokyo. Take the elevator up 40 stories to Seaside Top, an observation deck with 360-degree views of Tokyo.

From Seaside Top, your guide points out sights such as Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Bay. On a clear day, you might even spot Mount Fuji on the horizon. After about 20 minutes, return to your coach and head to the Imperial Palace, where you make a brief photo stop at the outer garden of the palace.

Next, drive through the bustling Ginza district, known for its luxury shopping with huge department stores and brand name shops.

Your coach then takes you to Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo’s oldest and most significant Buddhist temple. Built in the year 645 AD, the temple combines magnificent architecture, elaborate Japanese gardens, beautiful shrines and grand gates. Follow your guide through the temple and learn more about its history. Then walk out of the Hozomon Gate to the shopping streets of Nakamise where you take in lanes packed with vendors who sell traditional crafts and Japanese snacks.

After browsing in Nakamise, head to the river to board your boat for a relaxing 40-minute Sumida River cruise. You'll glide through Tokyo and go underneath 12 bridges, providing a different perspective on the city. Listen to recorded commentary about the sights you pass as you cruise along this historically significant waterway.

When your boat arrives at Hinode Pier, reboard your coach for drop- off at Tokyo Station where your tour ends. You’ll receive a complimentary souvenir map of Tokyo so that you can explore the city further on your own.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The castle was off limit and it rained on us but love every minute of it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tokyo is an amazing city stayed at Royal Shiodome hotel with a view of Tokyo Tower and located near metro and rail network for convenience. Hotel pick was aTokyo is an arranged for the Tokyo tour highlights included Meiji Shrine, Asukasa Temple. Followed by Tokyo Bay Cruise for amazing city views of sky line and the Sky tree in the distance. After disembarking at city centre went up the towering Sky Tree telecom tower for breathing views of the iconic places. Later went to Tokyo museum and the Sumo stadium by metro. Overall, I had fantastic time Tokyo especially at Tjsike market and Sushi restaurants where sushi masters served selection of delightful sushi. Returned to the amazing night time views of Tokyo tower and night cap.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great guide and get to see only a glimpse of what Tokyo has to offer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was a great experience to see different sites in Tokyo! Very knowledgable guide!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was awesome and our guide was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Wonderful tour! Mai was a great tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was our first introduction to the city. A good guide, well informed about Tokyo. The trip down the Sumida River was relaxing after riding on the bus.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This is wonderful tour to take as you get to see Tokyo in a short timeframe. Although it rained for most of the tour the sun came out as we cruised on the Sumida River.

Our tour guide was wonderful

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