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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.
Great tour with great structure and time-management. Tour guide was very helpful.
Had a great tourguide who just keept on talking about funny things that made the time in the bus fly! she always was very good att explain short but informative! and we had much time to explore ourselves! goodie tour!
The tour guide was very sweet and informative. The bus was comfortable.
Was good - especially in terms of the Tokyo Skytree which you have to queue endlessly for if you weren't on this tour.
However for everything else, you could probably see for free and with a tour book.
A good half day tour. If you take it on your first day then you feel way better oriented in this big city afterwards.
This was an excellent tour for what I really wanted which was priority entry to the Skytree. Not only did I not have to stand in a long line to get tickets but as a pre-booked group we also by passed a very long line waiting to board the elevators. The group also had priority parking right behind the temple in Asakusa which meant we had more time to see the sights.
I was a little disappointed that these were the only two actual stops. I had not realised we would just drive past the other sights on the coach. Not very good for photos especially if you are on the wrong side! It did mean I had to make a trip to go see the Imperial Palace another day.
There is an option at the end of the tour to stay at the Skytree. I recommend this as there are many shops and food options (as well as an Aquarium which I did not visit) The Skytree has access to the subway so easy to get back under your own steam. Also a shuttle bus which went straight to Tokyo Station if you are staying in that area.