Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Our guide spoke English well since she had studied in Canada. She gave a little humorous side to the shrines and temples ("when passing through the gate of a shrine, you are said to be cleansed, but some people have to go back and forth several times before they are clean enough to move forward...") which made it fun. It was our first day so we didn't mind sitting in the bus for 30 minutes to get to the starting point, we just people watched all the little kids going to school, people on foot, etc. We had a little free time at Asakusa Buddhist Temple which was fun. Bring snacks with you as you have little time to sit and have a coffee, etc. We saw 3 things that morning, including the Imperial Palace which was super cool because we heard the guards practicing their martial arts behind a fence and could see them jumping high and shouting, etc.
Excellent. We were lucky to be able to walk around the Imperial palace gardens and see the cherries in full bloom. A lovely way to get an idea of the city in a short time.
Friendly tour guide, informative and relaxed tour. Highly recommended!!
The tour was very informative! The tour guide had a great sense of humor and was extremely pleasant. She was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. The bus was comfortable and everything was conducted in a timely manner. We really enjoyed it.
My tour was very enjoyable and informative.Your bus was air conditioned and I know all passengers enjoyed that. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, quite funny, and kept all informed as to time restraints when we had to be back to the bus. I really enjoyed the way he conducted the tour.
Nice morning tour, if you have the time I would recommend the full day. But stretched for time or traveling with small children like us then this is great. Also, the area you end the tour I recommend eating and exploring the area.
What a wonderful tour. Our guide Mai was superb. Meiji Shrine was beautiful, as were the gardens of the Imperial Palace. Loved the Senso-ji Temple and then being given some time to shop for souveneers. I've previously done the Dynamic Tokyo full day tour and this half day tour showed me different things. I was with 3 young children so the half day tour was an ideal length for children. Mai was just the best tour guide! She gave a wonderful insight into Japan. The tour was so well organised and efficient. Thanks for a great experience.
I had decided to tag along on my hubby's biz trip and wasn't sure if I would be able to manuever around Tokyo alone without speaking Japanese so I signed up for this tour. Mina, our guide, was charming and very knowledgable. I enjoyed it so much I decided to do the afternoon tour with her as well. I enjoyed the shrine and temple so much, I brought my hubby back on his day off to see them again. Thank you Mina for a great day! Tokyo is amazing!!
Took the tour with my brother who was visiting Japan for the first time. I've lived in Japan for about 16 years now, but I'm not a student of Japanese history so I learned a lot on this tour. Very pleasant older Japanese man with a good sense of humor. My brother really enjoyed him too. He repeated a lot of important facts and dates for those of us with poor memories. Highly recommended!
Our guide was wonderful. Engaged, kind and knowledgable. It was well organized and perfect for a business traveler who has limited time but wants to see some of Tokyo's beautiful sights.
Excellent introduction tour to Tokyo. Guide was good and tour was well organised. Shrines are well worth the visit. Leaves afternoon to explore the shopping areas of Asakusa or Ginza. Good value package
Highly recommended if you only have half a day to tour around Tokyo. Excellent and very friendly tour guide.