Tokyo, Japan

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clock-o8 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Overview

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
  • Select Tokyo hotel pickup and lunch included

Why Travelers Choose 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.
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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h
, Oct 2018

Tokyo Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise was a very nice experience. All sites visited are very interesting, the Tour was very good organization, the Guide was very nice person. Lunch was enough and the restauant has a very nice view. In summary, I recommend 100% this tour

j
, Oct 2018

We were very disappointed with this tour. We saw a few locations for a very short time - not enough to enjoy the sites. The company did not pick us up at the requested location and we were forced to get an expensive taxi to another location in order to make the tour. Lunch was borderline horrible. Bus seats are not comfortable for a larger person.

r
, Oct 2018

We enjoyed the beautiful sceneries of Bay Cruise and Aqua City Odaiba. However, we were disappointed at our seats in the back of the bus even though we booked 6 months ahead. We were mostly over 80 years old who are slow but we were always the last to get off the bus. In addition, the tour guide did not give clear instructions. Thus 1 couple were left behind at Meiji. 11 were lost at Odaiba, only 8 managed to return to the bus OK. Unfortunately the 3 oldest of the 6 of us were left behind and had to take taxi back to Ginza. Worse yet, the tour guide asked the other 3 on the bus to get off the bus to take taxi home with the 3 who were left behind. We were so unhappy at the end of the tour. Also the tour guide did not walk to the back of the bus when she showed photos, we did not see any thing. I think the tour guide must give clear instructions at the pointed locations instead of giving instructions at the remote locations. She must keep in mind that we are first time visiters, pointing to is much clearer than describing from some where else. Other tour guides gave clear instructions on the bus or at the pointed locations, we were not lost. This tour guide knows the history of Japan very well. If she learns to give better instructions she will become a very good tour guide.

T
, Oct 2018

This is a good tour to get an overview of Tokyo in a day. You visit many attractions, however the time at each is brief, but enough for a quick overview. Tour guide was pleasant.

c
, Oct 2018

Very informative. Our guide was excellent and spoke very good English. Tour was a bit rushed through some attractions. They try to offer too much in one day. Not enough ‘personal time’ at attractions.

H
, Oct 2018

This Tokyo Day Tour covered a lot of territory stopping at two major cultural attractions. We also had a pleasant cruise of the bay on a very nice vessel. Lunch was very good as well. The amount of time allotted for each part of the tour was just about perfect. Our tour guide Fuji was very knowledgeable and helpful. We would give the tour a 5 rating except Fuji was sometimes difficult to understand due to a combination of his accent and the PA system on the bus having too much bass and not enough treble.

G
, Sep 2018

This tour was great, the tour conductor Nobu was wonderful,she was very informative,spoke good English and had
Control of the group so we were always in time and were able to make the most of the tour. The lunch at the 21st floor overlooking the bay was very nice. We were able to see a lot and learned a lot. I highly recommend this tour.

t
, Sep 2018

The tour gives you a great overview of Tokyo in one day. Our guide was very nice and gave us a lot of tips troughout the trip. I am not giving it 5 stars, because I didn’t like the lunch options. It was a western meal that was very bad (nice view though) and we didn’t have an option for Japanese food, which I would have preferred since I am in Japan.

S
, Sep 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.

A
, Sep 2018

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


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