59 reviews of Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise
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Reviewed by Grenville F, April 2013
Was great for a look around when time was limited.
Views from the Tokyo Trade Centre helped orientation and a vist to "shopping street" was also a hilite.
Reviewed by jean h, April 2013
The tour was just OK. I would have liked spending more time at Nakamise street and skip the Sumida River cruise. For most of the cruise there was nothiung of much interest to see and then finally about 5 minutes of the cherry blossoms.
Reviewed by Robert H, March 2012
Guides not very interesting or interested. Views of Imperial Palace a bit of a joke. Boat trip ok.
Reviewed by Barrie C, United Kingdom, February 2012
We did this short tour on our arrival in Japan and it gave us a great feel for the city and the people. Our guide was interesting and spoke reasonable English. There was time for us to spend on our own, and seeing the Emperor's entourage leaving the Palace by horse and carriage was an unexpected bonus. The boat trip back to our starting point showed a different perspective on the City but added little to the experience.
Reviewed by Rose-Marie E, November 2010
Reviewed by Elisa L, March 2013
In all honesty, this tour is too expensive for what you actually get. The best part of the tour was the temple in Asakusa but that's something that is free anyway. The stop at the Imperial Palace was worthless - you can't even see the palace or the gardens. You see the moat and part of the old watchtower. The cruise down the Sumida River is really just a means to get you back towards Tokyo Station, not really very worthy of sightseeing.
Reviewed by Bethan, October 2012
Unfottunately there was a typhoon - without the river cruise this is a bit of a pointless tour as you can do the tour yourself quite easily on the metro.
Reviewed by Wayland B, USA, April 2010
Reviewed by Hugo G, United Kingdom, August 2009
Reviewed by Nicole S, Australia, May 2009
Reviewed by David D, Australia, June 2008
Reviewed by Johnny U, April 2012
It was terrible. There was a storm coming and it was raining hard all the time, and the wind was very strong, destroying our umbrellas. They cancelled the boat cruse and refunded us or that, but I would have preferred it if they had given us the option to cancel out of the tour altogether, considering the bad weather. We couldn't even get out of the bus without being drenched. It was the low point of my trip to Tokyo.
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