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.
Great tour and total package. Hotel pickup is a plus! Our tour guide knew very good English and good information about Tokyo. Would suggest doing this tour one of the first days you are in Tokyo to get a lay of the land.
Shrine and temple very interesting. Flowers at Imperial Palace gorgeous.
The tour guide was good and the places were neat. It shouldn't really say a tour of Ginza since they don't really give your a tour, but only drop you off at this location. Also, it seemed a couple people were unaware they were getting dropped off and didn't know their way back home. All in all it was pretty good tour.
The tour was good because you get to see the most famous tourist spots in Tokyo. Problem is the time was too limited in most spots. I remember our tour guide always rushing and reminding us of the time. All in all, it was good though.
This is a great few hours to show you a few interesting parts of Tokyo. As with some other tours they try to fit in a lot in the few hours you have but what they show you is beautiful. The Meiji Shrine is a stunning place to visit and we actually went back another day to spend more time there and to see more of it. During this tour we only got to spend 30 minutes here which isn't really long enough to take in what it has to offer and to explore everything else. Even though you spend a lot of time travelling to and from venues the tour guides are very knowledgeable about Tokyo and are constantly telling you what you are driving past and about the history of the area. You have a short walk through the Imperial Palace East Gardens which are beautiful and at this time of year the Cherry Blossoms are starting to come out. On the day we went id was raining which was a shame but we still saw the gardens and the blossoms. The tour ends in Ginza shopping district which is described as the New York of Tokyo. It has streets and streets of designer shops and department stores which you can spend hours in and thousands of yen! If you are interested here is where there is the Hello Kitty stores. There are about 4 Hello Kitty stores which have everything you could ever imagine! Very enjoyable but very busy!!
A very comprehensive and interesting tour. The guide was knowledgeable, interesting and professional with very good language skills. It covered a large number of areas which made the visits to individual places quite brief, but it did give you ideas of where to go again. Being able to leave the tour at Ginza was an excellent part of the trip as it allowed you more time to look at this area.
Good introduction to Tokyo. I was sitting near the rear of the bus and had difficulty in understanding the tour guide.
Wonderful experience, but not typical of functioning shrines!
This was a good tour that covered a lot of territory and included some great spots in Tokyo.
A very quick tour of Tokyo. If you have limited time, this tour is recommended!
If you've never been to Tokyo, this is a great way to get a quick overview. Our guide was very seasoned and shared a wealth of information. If you are not adventurous, you may be put off by being dropped off in the Ginza and having to find your own way back to your hotel, but we enjoyed this experience. It forced us to learn the subway system, which is relatively easy. People were very friendly and helpful. Once we got the hang of the system, we were hopping subways all over Tokyo.
During both tours we were subjected to extreme heat inside the bus at various times especially during the loading of passengers. Perhaps drivers could start up the buses sooner, which would allow the air conditioning time to cool the bus off and keep it cool. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed the tours.
This was an excellent way to see several of the major sites on our list quickly. If you want to spend a lot of time at each location, you should not take this tour. However, if you have a limited amount of time during your trip, I highly recommend it!
A great way to see a few of the sites of Tokyo in the morning. Not really for you if you can't do a lot of walking as the pace is quite fast, especially around the palace gardens. Our guide was great and knew lots about the city and the various areas and the place we weren't visiting. We chose the morning so we could do some shopping in Ginza. After this tour it was easy for us to find our way round the city and do the other sites ourselves.
Bottom line, this covers some nice sights all over Tokyo that you could see on your own, but not this quickly. Good sights, gives you a good overview of Tokyo's geography so you can figure out what to do yourself afterwards. Tour guide speaks good English. Tips: If you get the hotel pickup in Shinjuku, you waste 2 hours driving into Ebisu, where the tour "starts", and then right back to the Shinjuku area, where the first sight is - try to meet the tour at the first sight instead. If you have a few days in Tokyo, you could just find the sights yourself. You'll learn the subway system quickly, and it will take you everywhere this tour goes. But it's so cheap, you may as well do the tour.