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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including LunchKid-Friendly

Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including Lunch

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Experience the magic of Studio Ghibli during an enchanting tour to the Ghibli Museum and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain insight into the history of the magical movies during the comfortable journey to Mitaka, and then set out to explore the Ghibli Museum independently. Convenient transportation from Tokyo is included on this tour, as well as entrance fees and lunch. On Mondays, your visit to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum will be substituted by a visit to Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$133.17
From
US$133.17
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Watch Morning Practice at a Sumo Stable in TokyoMulti-day Tours

Watch Morning Practice at a Sumo Stable in Tokyo

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Visit a sumo training center in Tokyo to observe the morning practice. Spend approximately two hours watching the sumo wrestlers train and observe the rules and regulations of sumo. It’s a rare chance for visitors to glimpse this exclusive world, and a fascinating window into a Japanese tradition.
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  • 2 days 12 hours to 7 days 12 hours
From
US$90.36
From
US$90.36

Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Viewing TourHalf-day Tours

Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Viewing Tour

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Witness one of Japan’s most iconic cultural expressions at an exhilarating sumo tournament in Tokyo. Set the scene before the tournament by visiting the informative Sumo Museum to see fascinating collections of memorabilia then feel the energizing pre-match atmosphere on the subway as you ride to the ‘kokugikan’ (sumo amphitheater) to see a selection of atmospheric sumo matches. Enhance your experience by upgrading to include a delicious dinner of traditional Japanese dishes at a local restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.12
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US$95.12
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Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch / DinnerDining Experiences

Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch / Dinner

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Eat, train, and fight like a real Japanese sumo wrestler during this sumo demonstration and authentic ‘Chanko Nabe’ (hotpot) meal. Discover the history, training, and rules behind the typical sumo match as you watch real clashes. You can even try it yourself during a skirmish with a retired wrestler. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, dig into a tasty Chanko Nabe, a filling meal of hotpot, rice, miso, salad, French fries and more, used by these hulking fighters to gain weight. Admission to the demonstration and meals are both covered.
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  • 2 hours
From
US$136.01
From
US$136.01

Official Street Go-Kart Tour - Shinagawa ShopBus Tours

Official Street Go-Kart Tour - Shinagawa Shop

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This will be a tour you never forget. You'll get to choose a costume from a wide selection of sizes and styles, based on comics, games, and anime characters. You won’t have to worry about getting lost, as your guide will lead the way, and give a full safety briefing at the start. Drive past top attractions such as Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Roppongi, and Shibuya Crossing. A fun and memorable way to tour Tokyo.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$80.85
From
US$80.85

Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking TourCity Packages

Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour

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Get an inside look into Japan’s ancient, traditional national sport: sumo wrestling. Travelers can find it hard to gain access to the wrestlers’ stables without local help. On this morning training tour you’ll see the athletes practicing, close up. Enjoy this exclusive insight into Japanese culture and history through this fascinating sport.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$91.92
Price varies by group size
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US$91.92
Price varies by group size
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Expert Led Tour of Tokyo: Japanese Aesthetics & ArchitectureHalf-day Tours

Expert Led Tour of Tokyo: Japanese Aesthetics & Architecture

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Explore the modernist architectural heritage of Japan during this small-group walking tour covering the Tokyo neighborhoods of Harajuku, Omotesando, and Roppongi. Follow a local scholar as you learn the principles behind Japanese design philosophy, touching on its influence across architecture, fashion, and art. Along the way, you’ll visit some of Tokyo’s most interesting modern skyscrapers, explore the subcultures of Harajuku, and stop by the Meiji shrine for an example of traditional architecture. This intimate tour, limited to just six guests, ensures a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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US$85.00

Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Take a deep dive into the world of Japanese seafood during this tour of the outer Tsukiji Fish Market. Rub shoulders with Michelin-starred chefs as they shop for ingredients at this sprawling, 80-year-old market for all things aquatic. Investigate the various stalls selling fish, shellfish, and everything in between, and sample Japanese favorites such as sushi, fresh Tuna, and sake. A local guide and all food on the tour are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$99.00
From
US$99.00
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Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guideDay Trips

Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide

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Discover Tokyo accompanied by an experienced, private guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese capital. Navigate the city's complex, yet efficient, subway system with your guide as you visit famous sites including the outer Tsukiji fish market, the traditional town of Asakusa, the Meiji Shrine. Stroll down Takeshita Street in Harajuku — home to Japan's youth and pop culture, and indulge in lunch on route (depending on option selected). This private tour can also be customized to suit your interests.
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  • 2 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$157.00
per group
From
US$157.00
per group
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Kabuki TourCultural Tours

Kabuki Tour

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Kabuki is a type of traditional Japanese theater, dating back to the Edo period and included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. On this tour, experience an authentic Kabuki performance with a kabuki-trained guide. Gain a fascinating insight into the history and evolution of Kabuki, as well as the music, dance, and costumes of the unique artform.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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US$228.05
per group
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US$228.05
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Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Walking Tour

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Get pumped for the Olympics with this insider’s walking tour of Harajuku and Omotesando, covering landmarks like Yoyogi Stadium. Tours are fully customizable, offering a mix of top attractions and under-the-radar sites, overlooked by most tourists. Browse the boutiques along Tokyo’s own “Rodeo Drive,” stop for a coffee along atmospheric backstreets, and listen to an enriching primer on the city’s vibrant architectural history from your own private guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$100.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$100.00
Price varies by group size

Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

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Step back in time to ancient Tokyo during this exploration of the city’s historic Yanaka district. Discover a different side of the sprawling Japanese capital that dates back to its Edo period of the 16th through 19th centuries, admiring the area’s charming mix of temples, springtime cherry blossoms, and timeless ‘reien’ (cemetery). A guide accompanies you on your visit, providing additional details about Japanese history and local culture.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$91.46
Price varies by group size
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US$91.46
Price varies by group size
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Introduction to Tokyo & highlights private walking tour with a localHalf-day Tours

Introduction to Tokyo & highlights private walking tour with a local

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Orient yourself on your first day in Tokyo, and see the city through the eyes of a local. During this customized tour with your personal host, learn how to navigate and use Tokyo’s transport system. Choose from the city’s most famous attractions, or explore up-and-coming neighborhoods. Understand cultural practices, find the best places to eat, and get advice on Tokyo’s nightlife scene.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$76.09
Price varies by group size
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US$76.09
Price varies by group size
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Kamakura Highlights Tour with Tea Ceremony and Enoshima Bay Drive from TokyoDay Trips

Kamakura Highlights Tour with Tea Ceremony and Enoshima Bay Drive from Tokyo

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Get a taste for beautiful landscapes and serene religious monuments as you visit the city of Kamakura and Enoshima on this guided day trip. Visit Kotoku-in Temple featuring the Great Buddha and Hase-dera Temple. Enjoy green tea at Jomyo-ji Temple overlooking a rock garden and dine on a Japanese lunch. Learn about Japan’s long history before returning to Tokyo. Round-trip coach transport from selected hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$118.90
From
US$118.90
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Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYACity Packages

Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$63.41
Price varies by group size
From
US$63.41
Price varies by group size

1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from TokyoDay Trips

1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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See the highlights of Kyoto on a full-day tour from Tokyo. Learn about the history of the region from your guide as you visit top attractions including Mt Fuji, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Sanjusangen-do Hall, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Kyoto, and take a round-trip ride on the super-speed bullet train.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$313.90
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US$313.90
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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kanCity Packages

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

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Experience the traditions of Japan at a tea ceremony in Kyoto and learn the origins of this ancient practice. Choose from one of two different tea ceremony options—one is hosted in a machiya (typical wooden house) and the other ceremony is complete with kimono dress. Your ceremony includes a guide, who provides translation.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$40.78
Price varies by group size
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US$40.78
Price varies by group size
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Private tour - All City Packages

Private tour - All "Must-Sees"! Enjoy your First-Time Visit Tokyo!

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First-time visitors to Tokyo who want a comprehensive overview of the city will love this handy private tour. Experience both modern and ancient Tokyo at attractions like the Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace, and more. Foodies will be kept satisfied with lunch at the Tsukiji Fish Market, and shopaholics will love Asakusa and Ginza. Customize the tour to suit your needs.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$118.90
Price varies by group size
From
US$118.90
Price varies by group size
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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with OptionsDay Trips

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. Save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. Travel in an air-conditioned coach for a hassle-free day. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$136.58
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US$136.58
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Private Tour - Must-Sees in Himeji - Tradition in a Castle and Yamadera!City Packages

Private Tour - Must-Sees in Himeji - Tradition in a Castle and Yamadera!

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Located 1-2 hours from Kyoto and Osaka, Himeji has 2 major spots symbolizing Japanese culture. That is Himeji Castle, Japan's first world heritage site, and Yamadera/Enkyoji with a history of more than 1000 years. If you come to Japan and Kansai, this is a not to miss! Himeji Castle, feel the history of Samurai and see the remains from the war. Don't forget to admire the castle from the outside too! Next is Enkyoji, a traditional temple, a cultural property designated by the country. The municipal hall, large auditorium, and dining hall are all spiritual places with a harsh atmosphere. It has been used as a Hollywood location set. If you spend enough time here, you may reach enlightenment.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.39
Price varies by group size
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US$109.39
Price varies by group size
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Private Dinner with a GeishaDining Experiences

Private Dinner with a Geisha

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Immerse yourself in quintessential Japanese culture during a private tour and dining experience with a geisha. In Kyoto, considered the birthplace of geisha culture, you’ll explore the historic Gion area and dine on a multi-course meal at either a Japanese restaurant or tea house, accompanied by a ‘maiko’ (apprentice geisha) or ‘geiko’ (fully-trained geisha).
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  • 2 to 3 hours
From
US$352.44
Price varies by group size
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US$352.44
Price varies by group size

1-Day Mt Fuji Bus Tour with 4-D Mt.Fuji movie Ride and Ninja ExperienceDay Trips

1-Day Mt Fuji Bus Tour with 4-D Mt.Fuji movie Ride and Ninja Experience

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Travel to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station, situated at an elevation of 7,545 feet (2,300 meters) on the UNESCO-listed mountain. This coach tour departs Tokyo for a full-day itinerary that includes stops at Lake Kawaguchi and Oshino Hakkai in the Fuji Five Lakes district. Snap a photo with a ninja at the Oshino Ninja Village and experience unforgettable 4D views on the Fuji-Q Highland flight simulator. Opt to include a Japanese-style lunch if you’d like.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$136.58
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US$136.58
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Traditional Japanese Woodblock Print City Packages

Traditional Japanese Woodblock Print "Ukiyo-e" in Asakusa

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Try your hand at ‘Ukiyo-e,’ the traditional Japanese art of woodblock printing, during this family-friendly class in Asakusa. Follow the lead of an English-speaking woodblock master as you learn the skills and techniques of this art form dating to Japan’s Edo period in a studio with decades of printmaking experience. Leave your session with new knowledge, plus a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
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  • 1 hour
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US$35.20
per group
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US$35.20
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Nikko Private Tour by public transportationFull-day Tours

Nikko Private Tour by public transportation

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You can enjoy a guided sightseeing tour only with your family and friends. This tour is a tour using public transportation. Guides and you go to the destination by the Tobu limited train or Shinkansen bullet train. You can choose transportation after booking. It is also good to use JR Pass or Nikko Pass. This tour includes Shinkyo Bridge,Nikko Toshogu shrine,Chuzenji Lake and Kegon Waterfalls. If you want to add other places, you can consult with the guide. Why do not you plan a special tour exclusively for you? Enjoy ancient structures and sculptures of Japan at Shinkyo Bridge and Nikko Toshogu shrine. Kegon Waterfalls:Enjoy the scenery and sounds of the waterfall that rushes down from a height of 97 meters Chuzenji Lake:The height of the sea level is 1296 meters. It is a lake in a high place in Japan. For details, please read [what to expect][inclusions,exclusions] page
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$279.88
Price varies by group size
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US$279.88
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