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Enjoy a comprehensive Tokyo one-day tour, covering its best gardens, temples, shopping areas and a Tokyo Bay cruise over the course of your 8.5-hour trip. Check out Meiji Temple, the city’s most famous Shinto site before visiting the Imperial Palace and Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist site, Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji). You’ll also get to do some shopping in Tokyo’s Nakamise and Ginza districts before enjoying a 50-minute cruise on Tokyo Bay. This Tokyo excursion also includes a guide, coach transport, pickup from select hotels, entrance fees and lunch.


  • Full-day guided sightseeing tour of Tokyo's highlights
  • Visit important places of worship including Meiji Shinto Shrine and Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji)
  • Stroll the grounds of the Imperial Palace East Garden
  • Shop for souvenirs and snacks on Nakamise Shopping Street
  • Get great harbor views on a 1-hour boat cruise around Tokyo Bay
  • See hyper-modern shopping districts such as Ginza and Aqua City Odaiba
  • Includes pickup at selected hotels, lunch, entrance fees, transport by coach, and professional guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You won't believe how much you'll see in less than nine hours! Learn about Tokyo's history and culture on this tour that has plenty of shopping and photo opportunities.

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What You Can Expect

Tokyo Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Nakamise Shopping street

See the best of Tokyo in one day as you visit some of the city’s top shrines and shopping areas before taking a short cruise on Tokyo Bay. It’s a great way to get a quick taste for the unique blend of modern and ancient sites available in this fascinating city during a short visit.

Start your Tokyo excursion with a pickup from select hotels in the early morning, continuing on to the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to meet up with the group and begin your tour. Head by bus to the Meiji Shrine, an key Shinto religious site that was dedicated to the Imperial Family in 1926. Walk among the serene gardens that surround the shrine as you listen to more details about its importance from your guide.

Head back to your bus, driving past the Japanese House of Parliament as you continue on to the Imperial Palace East Garden. This idyllic outdoor space, home to a traditional Japanese garden, tea pavilion, stone walls and a moat, is situated within the complex of an Edo-era castle.
Continue on food to Nakamise Shopping Street, a brightly-colored thoroughfare of food vendors and souvenir stores that leads to Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), one of Japan’s most important Buddhist sites. Stay with your guide as you check out the elaborate gardens, architecture and shrines that surround the site.

Leave Asakusa Kannon Temple, heading by bus for the neon-tinged streets of Tokyo’s Ginza district, a premier shopping destination of department stores and movie theaters. From there, join in on a Japanese dance experience in the Yurakucho area before a buffet lunch.

When you complete your lunch, board a nearby boat for a 1-hour excursion on the city’s Tokyo Bay. From the boat’s vantage point, you’ll have excellent views of the Tokyo skyline, along with the nearby Rainbow Bridge. Finish your cruise and spend some time checking out the shopping at the waterfront Aqua City Odaiba complex. You’re likely to spot nearby architectural highlights like the Telecom Center, Tokyo Big Sight and TC Building while you shop.

End your tour at Tokyo station, where you make your own way back to your hotel.

Please note: On Mondays, Fridays and other instances when the Imperial Palace East Garden isn't open, you will explore the Imperial Palace Plaza as an alternative.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very good opportunity to see the city during one day. A lunch with typical Japanese food was a very pleasant experience as well.

RZ United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Tokyo is a big city. Either you are staying for a day or a week, I highly recommend this tour. The guide was very informative and provided us with good information about every stop. She also explained each district and what to see there. By the end of the tour, she took her time to help everybody with the route back to a hotel.

Pallavi M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Tokyo day tour was excellent. It was the best way to spend first few days in Tokyo. The English speaking guide was very good. Meiji Shrine, Imperial lawns and Asakusa Temple were interesting historical places. Tokyo Bay tour in the afternoon gave opportunity to see Tokyo skyline. The guide took care of each one by providing directions at the end of the tour.

Rodolfo Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very enjoyable tour around Tokyo. Also loved the buffet lunch that was included.

Moshe M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic tour for the money. Our guide Ninja was unbelievable. We really felt that we saw Tokyo after the tour. Well planned. No wasted time. It helps that Tokyo is the greatest city on the planet...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

First rate way to see all the major Tokyo sites if you have only one day to spare. Great guide with excellent English. Good value for money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

very nice trip fully detaiied.... enjoyed thank you and guaranted value for your money


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour, well planed out and covers a lot, well worth the money spent on the tour.

Alyssa Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a great tour. A little rushed, but very informative and we can got to see a lot of the sights of Tokyo!

Pegleg Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent full day. Our guide Ono was terrific, very knowlgedable, friendly, approachable and excellent English. Loved the Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Gardens. The Tokyo harbour cruise was another highlight. The lunch was not as good, there were so many people there by the time we got to the buffet, a lot of the food was already gone they did replenish many of the plates and we had limited time as we needed to get to the cruise. OVerall great way to learn about key elements of Japanese culture.

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