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Great tour and they were on time , very reliable tour even were only 3 passenger they 're still take it serious ! We were in Tokyo in February 12 off season and cold . Thanks VIATOR !
WOW!! What a great tour!!! We THROUGHLY enjoyed our day! From the prompt pick up at our hotel front door, to the smooth and comfortable ride, to our hilarious and awesome guide Atushi, we had a BLAST!!! My husband and I have been to Tokyo before, but we were blessed to bring our 22 year old son for a visit and decided on the tour to hit several of the "big" sites. We are soooo glad we did! We were protected from the elements (which turned out to be a beautiful day!!) and loved all the information and history Atushi shared with us!
Let me be honest....we had a fussy, crying out of control toddler and his INCONSIDERATE parents on board, who let him run around and scream like a maniac! I have NO idea why any respectful parent would subject EVERYONE else on holiday to the excrutiating torture of their childs constant crying for a 7 hour tour, but our suave guide Atushi handled it like a CHAMP!!
We saw many beautiful sites on our way to Senjosi temple and parked right behind temple for excellent access to everything. While a little bit more time would have been nice, we still had enough to quickly see the beautiful grounds and even enjoy the AWESOME shopping strip located directly in front of the temple. You will NOT find a better selection of souviners ANYWHERE else, THAT I promise!
We were then off to the Tokyo Sky Tree for a real treat! AWESOME! Parked in front and able to take a few pics of the incredible sight!! But the absolute best part of tour is being WHISKED past literally HUNDREDS of visitors, straight to the elevator for the lightning speed trip to the main views! WOW! So fast our ears popped! We paid a little extra to go all the way to top observation deck, but the view is INCREDIBLE from both decks! We even saw BEAUTIFUL Fuji, it was such a clear evening!
You will NOT be disappointed on this trip, ESPECIALLY if you have the Sky Tree on your "must see" list! I highly recommend this tour! Thank you Atushi!! Sayonara =)
Thought this was a good tour, not too long and not too short. Free time given is enough for you to see/do what you need to. Believe the "Sky-Tree" is the 2nd tallest structure on the planet, and is a "must see". At 60-some odd bucks this tour is fairly priced. Our guide Naomi was pleasant, and well spoken.
Great trip to do which gives you a run around the key sites in Tokyo (it doesn't stop - so if you want to visits these, you'll have to do that separately), to give you a good orientation.
Having been here before, it was nice to sit back and enjoy the view before getting to Asakusa for the first stop and a bit of temple viewing. There's also a great little row of shops to pick up some nice souvenirs of Japan.
The main reason I did this trip was for the Skytree and the fact the groups jump the queue!!! We we in, and up very quickly for stunning views, just at sunset for both a day and night view of Tokyo and beyond. The queue to go to the upper level was very short, so I paid the extra Y1000 (not included) to go up to 450m.
Great trip, with a very good guide throughout - I made my own way back so I had more time to enjoy the amazing shopping and restaurants below the tower. Do this trip, you won't be disappointed.
An interesting tour of the old and new. Outstanding male tour guide who is very knowledgeable and who keeps our ears glued to his commentaries by injecting anecdotes and humour.
Very nice tour with an enjoyable guide who had many details and stories to tell. And the best of all: The ticket to the Skytree is included. Hence, there is no queuing at all. Just straight to the top of this amazing tower. As the Skytree is the last stop of the tour, you are on top around 5:30pm. If you have time, I recommend staying at the Skytree until sunset. Tokyo is so adorable, when the lights turn on.
THIS TOUR IS ALSO FANTASTIC. IT A WHOLE DAY TOUR BUT ITS D WAY TO SEE MUCH OF TOKYO.
The tour was great the tour guide was was very informative highly recommend it
Tokyo Skytree is not so easy to visit alone, because of the entrance process. It can take time, you can wait a lot and this tour makes it easy and confortable.
The Asakusa Temple is a must-see place in Tokyo. There are shops nearby for food and souvenirs. The tall pagoda is also nice for photo ops. The Tokyo Skytree is the latest attraction in Tokyo and the highest tower in the world. We went up the view deck in the super fast elevator and enjoyed the sight of Tokyo and its surroundings from high above. People can also choose to go to the higher view deck for an additional fee, but we did not go there anymore. The Central Tokyo sightseeing was just from the moving bus. Our tour guide was fluent in English and very knowledgeable about the place and its history.
Contrasting the fantastic old with the amazing new in 'must sees' in Tokyo is the theme of this tour. The temple and shopping at Asakusa are absolute 'musts' in Tokyo, especially if you don't have the time to get to Kyoto when you are in Japan. I know lots of business and conference visitors have very little time for sightseeing, but this is the beauty of this tour: you get to see ancient and modern Japan in a very short time and still have plenty of time for those fantastic souvenirs. The temple at Asakusa is amazing, and the guide provided great background information which really introduced you to the culture and religions of Japan. Near Asakusa, is a great, very old shopping strip full of very good quality souvenirs. There is your usual tourist souvenirs, but if you want that high quality Kimono at a teasonable price, you'll find it here in no time. Everything was of excellent quality. After seeing the old and ancient Japan, you get to see the amazing Tokyo SkyTree. If you went by yourself, you could wait a very long time in queues, but the beauty of this tour, is that you don't wait long at all, as they have a group booking. This is really great when you are on a tight schedule. The view from the SkyTree is amazing, and the building itself is a wonder of Japanese design, technology and engineering. The guide on this tour also provded ,any insights into Japanese culture durimg the tour, and was very pleased to answer all of your questions about Japan or where to buy that special item. If you only have an afternoon to spare in Tokyo, this is the tour for you!
Our tour guide "Curry" was very nice. She went out of her way to make sure everyone had a great time. The tour began with a drive through various parts of Tokyo. Our first stop was the Senso-ji Buddhist temple in Asakusa. We had enough time to explore the area and even eat chow mein noodles. The next stop was Tokyo Sky Tree. The bus dropped us off a few blocks away and we walked about 5 minutes before arriving at the taxi drop off entrance to the tower. There we waited while our tour guide picked up our tickets. The wait to board the elevator wasn't very long compared to those arriving on their own. The views from the Tembo Deck are incredible. After an hour or so we returned to the bus and ended our tour at the Tokyo train station. Our tour guide was kind enough to escort us through the station to find the Keiyo line that would take us to Maihama. We all hugged her when we said goodbye.