• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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
  • Select Tokyo hotel pickup and lunch included

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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

Shannon D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Great tour! It hit many of the Tokyo highlights and the lunch was good with a nice view of the bay. Our guide Sushi was friendly and informative, providing a historical narrative complimented by a locals touch.

Aaran H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Very happy with this tour. We were shown the sights and had plenty of time to explore.

Al K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Excellent tour. It would be impossible to see all these locations in just 8 hours on your own. Lunch was excellent with a great high floor view of Tokyo Harbor. Great commentary by our tour guild. Started on time and got back on time. 5-Stars!!!

Shan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Was great! Would like to have some more free time at Meiji Shrine but I enjoyed it regardless.

janellmbaldwin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great tour!

Leah L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Wonderful tour with great tour guide.

Pamela O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

It was a really fantastic well put together tour. Really love the cruise. Met some awesome people on the tour.

Machelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great way to see most of Tokyo with an english speaking guide. They picked us up on time. It is well worth the money and is a must do.

Jerry United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Well organized tour going to numerous sights within the City including Temples, Palace garden, shrines and the bay boat tour. All highly informative and interesting to see. Well worth the cost..

Ian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

What an amazing tour this was! The guide WS informative, knowledgeable and friendly! Saw so many amazing things in just one day. The harbor tour was relaxing and beautiful. A great way to visit Tokyo!

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