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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
See Tokyo's highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour — a perfect introduction to the first-time visitor or someone with limited time. A professional guide escorts you by comfortable coach to cultural attractions such as Meiji Jingu Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden and Asakusa Kannon Temple (aka Senso-ji). You'll also spy colorful Nakamise shopping street and drive through the Ginza district on your morning city tour through Tokyo, which includes pickup from selected hotels.

Highlights

  • Half-day morning tour of Tokyo highlights
  • Hear an informative guide introduce you to significant landmarks of Tokyo
  • Explore Meiji Jingu Shrine and Imperial Palace East Garden
  • Stroll along Nakamise shopping street to Asakusa Kannon Temple, or Senso-ji
  • Includes hotel pickup with drop-off at Ginza station

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Get a glimpse of Tokyo's rich history on this roundup tour, which features famous temples and shrines and ends in a prime shopping area. Keep your eyes open for a geisha as you drive through the Ginza district.

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What You Can Expect

Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District

Ginza Shopping District, Tokyo

After hotel pickup from your selected hotel, depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal aboard your comfortable coach in the morning. Your knowledgeable guide provides informative commentary at each stop on your half-day tour, including several significant cultural sites in the city.

Hop off the bus at Meiji Jingu Shrine for a 30-minute tour of Japan's most famous Shinto shrine, dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his consort. Learn about Japan’s ancient religion as you visit the sanctuary, treasure house and other structures built of Japanese cypress with copper plates for the roofs.

Your guide points out the National Diet Building — where sessions of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors take place — en route to the Imperial Palace. Here you’ll find the stone foundation of an old Edo castle, which is all that remains of its central keep. Take a stroll through the impressive East Garden, just one among the vast Japanese gardens of the Imperial Palace, which features a tea pavilion, moats and stone walls.

After 45 minutes of meandering, continue by coach to Nakamise shopping street, a colorful shopping arcade crammed with traditional food stands and souvenir shops. Walk with your guide along the promenade leading up to Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji), Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple dating back more than 1,300 years.

Admire the golden image of Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, before you’re driven through the famous Ginza shopping district, Tokyo's most celebrated shopping and amusement area. With a provided souvenir map of Tokyo in hand, bid farewell to your guide at Ginza station, where your half-day tour concludes in this fun neighborhood of restaurants and stores.

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

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

All good excellent guide. No complaints.

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