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Get a unique perspective on Tokyo on this 6-hour bus tour of the city’s top must-see sights, culminating in a visit to the Tokyo Skytree, one of the world’s tallest towers. Start in central Tokyo, where you’ll drive past the Imperial Palace Plaza, National Diet Building and State Guest House, then head to the city’s Ginza and Akhibara districts. Then check out Buddhist shrines of Asakusa before getting a sky-high view of Tokyo on top of its towering Skytree attraction. Your excursion also includes hotel pickup, a guide and Skytree admission.

Highlights

  • Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree tour
  • See the Imperial Palace Plaza, National Diet Building, State Guest House, Ginza and Akihabara
  • Visit the Asakusa district in Tokyo and discover the ancient Senso-ji Buddhist temple
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Japan’s highest structure at the Tokyo Skytree

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What You Can Expect

Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa and Central Tokyo Sightseeing Tour

Tokyo Skytree

Get a taste for all that Tokyo has to offer on this 6-hour bus tour, sampling the Japanese capital’s top sights and neighborhoods and finishing with unbelievable views from the top of Tokyo’s Skytree monument.

Start your excursion with pickup from select hotels, arriving at the Tokyo Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where you’ll begin your tour in the afternoon. Climb aboard and proceed to Tokyo’s city center, where you’ll get a taste for the city’s contrasting mix of ancient tradition and modern glamour. See the Imperial Palace Plaza, with its manicured grounds, then check out art deco-style National Diet Building and the sprawling State Guest House. 

Moving on, your bus passes through the commercial district of Ginza, one of Tokyo’s top spots for entertainment, shopping and eating, and the neon-lit Akhibara, where electronics vendors ply their wares. You’ll arrive next at the Asakusa neighborhood, home to many of Tokyo’s most famous temples and shrines. Stop by Asakusa’s Senso-ji temple, the city’s oldest Buddhist religious center, where you will admire its giant Thunder Gate and the striking five-story pagoda. On your way up to the temple, make sure to browse food stands and souvenir vendors lining the alley just out front.

Continue next to the Sumida district to experience one of Tokyo’s newest and biggest attractions, the Tokyo Skytree. This 2,080-foot (634m) tower has been designated the world’s tallest. Ascend to the Skytree’s Tembo Deck, reaching an altitude of 1,148 feet (350m) to enjoy an incredible bird’s-eye view of this sprawling urban center. Feel free to stop by the Tembo Deck’s on-site restaurant, café and shop, or purchase an optional extension to climb even higher up this giant monument to the Tembo Galleria. This upper viewing deck offers hyperbole-worthy views of Tokyo from a height of 1,476 feet (450m).

Finish your tour back at Tokyo Station, which provides easy access to the Imperial Palace Plaza and to nearby Ginza.

Customer Reviews

Glenda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

temple wasreally worth the visit, such a worth while trip views are amaizing from skytree, our guide Noritake fabulous

Doina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Splendid tour. It was our first day in Tokyo and we wanted to learn and see as much as we could. This tour gave us an insight into the history of the city, its spirituality and its demographics and a magnificent view of the city from the observatory located in the skytree.

Hanna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was a great introduction into seeing what Tokyo has to offer. The tour was very well organised and our guide Atushi was very knowledgeable and friendly. At each stop your were given your own time to explore and my Husband and I thought that it was well structured and also informative! 10/10 :)

Lynette T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour, guide and highly recommended!

i dewa nyoman w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

great guide.

we only 5 person on this tour. we got free candy too from guide, she is amazing guide. she took care all of us. bravo

Melvyn E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Had a blast in this place. The girls in Kimonos were great. Food around was excellent. Took a lot of pictures.

Louisa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

very courteous and online. I got so much info from the guide about Japan history and current events.

Celeste B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour offers a good view of Tokyo when you don't have much time to get to know the city. Our guide was very nice, knowledgeable and calm. Our group ended up being pretty small, which made the tour even more pleasant. Asakusa and Skytree Tower were very nice as well. I recommend!

Beatrice W United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were very lucky to have a super tourist guide . We cannot praise her more

Aaron I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing trip. We were lucky to see a traditional wedding at the temple too. Even better the sunset from the top of skytree. You HAVE to do this if your in Tokyo.

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