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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.

Highlights

  • 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

moltzd

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour.

kaisa.jaarva

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very good start for the visit to Tokyo. Good overview about the city, to get back to your favourite sites

Jerrie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great way to see Tokyo without having to drive a rental car, a real time saver. Our guide was excellent and he even sang us a Japanese song and shared a pic of his absolutely adorable baby girl. We now know which sites we would like to re-visit on our own in the future. Highly recommend !

Elise A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was amazing!

Andre B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent Tour and tour guide!
Would absolutely recommend

Krista S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A great overview of Tokyo for a first time visitor!

Douglas E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful tour of Tokyo. Highly recommend if you want to see the top spots in Tokyo

yvonneleeky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Enjoy very much, wonderful..

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Keiko was a fantastic tour guide. She was entertaining and informative, and the tour did a great job of covering Tokyo highlights.

Doug J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was an excellent tour! I appreciated that we covered so much of the city. The stops were brief, which I liked, and we spent just enough time to see the different attractions. Our guide went above and beyond, giving us not just great information but also tips on getting around and what else to see. The lunch buffet was great, as was the Tokyo Bay cruise. I think you can't go wrong with this tour. It's a great intro to Tokyo.

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