Excellent tour to see the "Highlights of Tokyo" in 1-day... Great sights, very comfortable bus, solid schedule...
, 6 2019
Our tour director, Liza was amazing - she was very informative on every place we visited, on Japanese history, customs, cultural nuances, and daily life in Japan. She was well organized, attentive to each of the tourists, kept us on time and on schedule, and we hit all the best places to visit in Toyko.... I give Liza and the tour itinerary a solid 5-stars!
We recently enjoyed this tour on our 1st day in Tokyo. We saw all the sites that were advertised through an air conditioned bus with assigned seating, that we appreciated. The tour guide, Ai, was very pleasant and managed to control the 25+ people that were in our group. She was very accommodating with taking our pictures at the numerous and gorgeous locations. The lunch stop was most delicious and filling! Overall, we were very pleased that we had selected this tour and we felt that we got our money's worth.
Great tour if you have a limited amount of time in Tokyo. Yoshi was our tour guide and did an excellent job. His English was very good, and he got us to just the right amount of sites .We initially started with a shrine to a previous emperor, then moved to the current emperor's residence/grounds, then we went to an ancient Buddhist temple, then lunch at a sumo wrestler gimmick restaurant, then to the Skytree, and finally a boat tour across the harbor. If you do the half day tour you'll miss out on lunch, Skytree, and boat tour.
Overall a great value especially if time is limited. It might leave out some key sites in Tokyo so if you're planning ahead be aware. It's also a very long day (both for adults and children) so you might be worn out at the end.
Be mindful of the weather (rainy season, heat, etc.) as you will be outside for a fair amount of time. Also, when in the Skytree, you will need to pay extra to go all the way to the top (recommend it especially if the weather is good; we were able to see the peak of Mt. Fuji clearly, which was something very special; but weather in Tokyo can often limit the views from that height). Also because of how rapid the tour is it might be a good idea to bring drinks/snacks to keep you tanked up throughout the day.
No regrets from us, other than wishing we had more time to explore. But because we were only in Tokyo for 2 days, this one day tour got us to the major attractions.
We enjoyed this tour in Tokyo, It was recommended to us by our daughter. Unfortunately we had a lot of rain and low cloud but that didn't dampen our spirits. We certainly got wet. Our tour guide, Levin, made the day interesting, informative and fun.
Mina, the guide tour was very knowledgebil persons, give us a good perspective of Tokyo and its hystory. Imperisl Gardens visit, even short, gave us an ideea about the imperial places and the live style.
The new part of the city, with its high modern buildings was also very well presented. The cruise was OK and we had a nice lunch.
Our guide, Giulia, was very informed, knew the places set down for the tour, happy to answer questions along the way from getting there on the bus to making our way to the various sites once we had arrived. The suggested lunch spot was okay but feel that the food could have already been cooking well before we got there as a large number could not eat it within the time set for the lunch (felt it was undercooked, especially the meat).