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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, proceed to a Western-style lunch overlooking Hamarikyu Garden, a seaside garden from the Edo period, at Pastel-Tei Restaurant. (In 2017, 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

lisabadovinac

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Loved it. What a great day. We covered a lot of ground in one day and our guide was wonderful.

Mike S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour guide. Highly recommended

Olivia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Super handy city tour that covers the highlight of everything... highly recommended.

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This is an excellent Tokyo day tour, well balanced in terms of the number of locations visited and amount of time spent at each.
Our guide was exceptional in terms of historical knowledge and was pleasant and entertaining as well.
I would have to say that this tour is an exceptional value.

francoise s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Maybe some downtimes between visits that could have been be much shorter, leaving a feeling of time not well spent, but overall very good and superbly narrated by the tour guide.

Molly J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Experience tour guide and was providing a lot of historical facts which make our visit more interesting and enjoyable

Ashley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A good overview of the city with a chance to see many of the highlights in one day.

TJ R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

What a perfect way to see the beauty of the City. All the places included on this tour are post-card perfect! :
Price is reasonable considering that we get to try a cruise and we get to eat buffet lunch!
Highly recommended!

Rajan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Highly informative

barrie.slee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Another fantastic tour we had only a few days in Tokyo and wanted to see as much as possible and this ticked all the boxes, great guides sights, and food

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