• 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

v_kanda09

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was a great tour. Nori, our guide, was an absolute sweet heart to be around. She was very knowledgeable and gave everyone on the tour enough time to really enjoy the sites!

- Vik

natalia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Highly recommended. Haru our guide was excellent always explaining everything, even during the bus trip. She was always worried about the participants even to take pictures. The visits to the temples were quite calm. the visit to the imperial garden and cruise were fantastic. The visit at the end of the day in Osaiba was one of the best places to take pictures of the city. the trip on the bus was safe and comfortable.

Monika O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Polecam, zwłaszcza w pierwszym dniu zwiedzania Tokio.

steeleclan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Absolutely fantastic! We loved this tour:

Jeremy V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Good value tour. You see a lot in one day. Must visit again!

jpm.8

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was an amazing experience and a 'must do'. Our guide, Junko san, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, funny and accommodating. The Imperial Palace, shrine and temple we visited were beautiful. We enjoyed our lunch, however, we wished that we had a Japanese meal instead of Western food. There's a lot of walking so be prepared. Overall, this tour was well worth it and highly recommended.

Kelly D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Well worth it!

Roxana G Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

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Roxana G Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

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Roxana G Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very informative tour by a knowledgeable guide. Yuko-san even taught us some Japanese words in a very funny way, with stories. History pearls were also appreciated. She did an excellent job explaining the itinerary and warning us in advance about various stops, availability of washrooms etc.

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