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Tokyo Panoramic : Meiji Shrine,Asakusa Temple,Tokyo Bay Cruise & Odaiba Day Tour

Chiyoda City, Japan
  • 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Tokyo, covering its best gardens, temples, shopping areas and a Tokyo Bay cruise over the course of a day. 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 also get to do some shopping in Tokyo’s Nakamise before enjoying a cruise on Tokyo Bay. This Tokyo excursion also includes a guide, coach transport, 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 boat cruise around Tokyo Bay
  • See hyper-modern shopping districts

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour includes a cruise on Tokyo Bay, unlike similar tours.

What's Included

  • Tokyo Bay cruise
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tokyo Station
    1 Chome-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan

    Tokyo Station Marunouchi Exit HATO BUS waitingroom#7, Departure time 8:30am Following is the link for directions. https://www.hatobus.com/int/en/departure/

Start time

End point

  • Tokyo Station
    1 Chome-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan

    Drop off point:Tokyo Station Marunouchi south Exit

What To Expect

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 excursion in central Tokyo to meet up with the group and begin your tour. Head by bus to the Meiji Shrine, a 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, 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.

When you complete your lunch, board a nearby boat for a cruise on the city’s Tokyo Bay. From the boat’s vantage point, you have excellent views of the Tokyo skyline, along with the nearby Rainbow Bridge.

End your tour at your original departure point

Please note: On Mondays, Fridays and other instances when the Imperial Palace East Garden isn't open, instead you explore the Imperial Palace Plaza.

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)

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40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Senso-ji Temple

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45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants using wheelchairs must be accompanied by a friend or family member in order to board/disembark all public transportation without assistance from tour guides.
  • Please contact us in advance when using a wheelchair.Electric wheelchairs are not available,folding is possible.
  • Lunch:Western-style Set Meal - The actual menu may vary due to seasonal and daily availability of ingredients. - Vegetarian meals are available and must be requested at the time of booking.
  • Children under age 6 may participate for free, but will not be provided with their own bus seats and must sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If a seat on the bus and lunch are required for the child, please make a booking at the child rate.
  • On Mondays, Fridays and other days when the Imperial Palace East Garden is closed, the tour will visit the Imperial Palace Plaza in front of the Nijubashi Bridge instead.
  • The Tokyo Bay Cruise will be aboard the Symphony, but may be changed to Atakemaru depending on conditions
  • The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations
  • Participants on this tour may ride along with customers on other tours.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tokyo Panoramic : Meiji Shrine,Asakusa Temple,Tokyo Bay Cruise & Odaiba Day Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Tokyo Panoramic : Meiji Shrine,Asakusa Temple,Tokyo Bay Cruise & Odaiba Day Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Tokyo Panoramic : Meiji Shrine,Asakusa Temple,Tokyo Bay Cruise & Odaiba Day Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tokyo Panoramic : Meiji Shrine,Asakusa Temple,Tokyo Bay Cruise & Odaiba Day Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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This tourist good if you have only a few days in Tokyo and wish to see many areas in one day.
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How viator can spoil one's holiday and leave you out of pocket.
Marilyn_O, Mar 2020
This particular tour was enjoyable because this tour wasn't cancelled without warning like the other tour we' d booked with Viator which left us grossly out of pocket and inconvenienced us terribly, and for which Viator refuse to reimburse or to even respond to emails (see their numerous bad reviews on trustpilot.com). I won't be using them again.
Getting to know Tokyo
Phillip_s, Jan 2020
This was a nice gentle tour around some of the sites of Tokyo..Led by the very friendly Kaori. She was a wealth of information and very helpful with our departing times and information about the places we visited. Starting at the Meiji shine then a walk around the imperial palace gardens. We had the pleasure of seeing the imperial horse carriages returning from Tokyo station. We then went to the Senso-ji temple with its souvenir packed Nakamise street. You can have some free time there or take a short walk to the temple with your guide and still have some free time. Then you go for a posh nosh lunch at a Tokyo bay hotel before taking a 50 minute boat ride around Tokyo bay. Then you visit the Odaiba area which is the new entertainment area and have some free time there.All these places can be reached by the metro which Kaori always informed us about but i think the tour is worth it if you have a short stay in Tokyo. Kaori was excellent and it was a nice day out
Awesome glimpse of Tokyo in a day
LEONARD_M, Dec 2019
Great tour and excellent tour guide. All destinations visited as planned. Tour guide speaks English well and she was very helpful.
See Tokyo in ONE day
K5433JBsharon, Nov 2019
Great tour to see Tokyo in one day. We had a knowledgeable tour guide and he made things very interested. Love our day.
Fun experience
jackie092490, Nov 2019
My daughter, my mother and myself had a fun time during the tour. We were 5min late due to getting lost in the JR, but they kindly waited for us . Kimiko-San was very informative and knowledgeable during the tour. We would definitely recommend this tour to friends and family.
Too rushed, too much time driving
Caitlin_A, Nov 2019
I travelled by myself for this tour and found that there was little information provided on the places we visited, we only had between 10-20 mins of free time at each stop, and found it difficult to find my way home after being left by the tour. This tour may be better suited to groups who are not wholly reliant on the tour guide to make the tour more interesting and enjoyable.
Interesting sites but not that informative
Getaway40572723849, Nov 2019
Sites selected were interesting, but not much insightful information was provided. Our guide did not bring much enthusiasm to the tour. Nice lunch venue, with a strong panoramic view of Tokyo Bay and to the east. Cruise was nice but a little brief, and not much value going to Odaiba.
Good day out
Wade1978, Oct 2019
If you're looking for an easy day out, this tour is great. Casual and insightful. Certainly recommend.
Disappointing Cruise
wilbyonclyde, Oct 2019
Our guide spoke good English and gave us the right amount of information she was very good. The lunch was Western cuisine and was very good. All of the attractions were interesting and worth visiting. The only disappointing aspect was the cruise on Tokyo Bay - we didn’t go anywhere or see anything. The cruise only lasted 40 mins and most of that seemed to be taken up with departing and then berthing. The boat was very comfortable but was very slow and didn’t go very far. Anything we saw from the boat we had a much better view of from the bus as it drove over the bridge.
An amazing day with an amazing guide
Navigator611061, Oct 2019
Full of interesting facts and history. Our guide was superb and ably helped us feast on the delights of Tokyo. I would recommend this scenic day trip with our particular lady guide
Wonderful tour with lots of information
mebbroberg, Sep 2019
We had the pleasure of going on the tour with Chizuka-san. The sights were gorgeous and the lunch is highly recommended! Delicious with a stunning view. Chizuka-san shared a lot of information about the sights and japanese culture in general.
PERFECT TOKYO DAY TOUR
DeeDeeUtah, Sep 2019
We had only one full day to enjoy Tokyo and are very happy we chose this adventure by Sunrise Tours. We had an excellent, English speaking guide, Chizuko, who brought history alive for us. Before we began, she expressed the need to be punctual at all times, in order to keep our schedule in place. Everyone listened, we were able to visit every site, as stated, in a timely manner. Our lunch was included and was exceptional. Chizuko took us to a hotel overlooking Tokyo Bay, where we had a private dining room on the top floor. Good food, great service, and every group was able to have a private table. Nice! Chizuko answered questions and offered history as we drove from site to site. Tokyo is an amazing city! This was a day trip/shore excursion for us. Our ship was at the Harumi Wharf, so a taxi was necessary to go to and from the bus terminal/meeting place. Make sure to allow time for traffic, etc., if you need to travel a ways to reach the bus terminal. Lots of traffic and construction going on - Olympics 2020!
Value for money and a great day
Roslyn_G, Sep 2019
We chose this tour and also the lunch option. We were really impressed with our guide, the tour ran smoothly and we saw and learned a lot. The Tokyo bay cruise was so relaxing and the lunch option was exceptional. We were treated to a meal with 5 star service. We were very impressed.
Sep 19
John_A, Sep 2019
Guide was very good, pleased we had the trip, otherwise half the time you haven’t a clue what you are looking at, lunch was ok, all in all thought it was value for money.
Bus bossy guide, little info, 20min stops.
Donald_D, Aug 2019
More time being told where and when to be on/off bus than Sightseeing info... Arduous transfer points shutlle to get to tour bus departure point, Then, at end of tour they drop you at station to buy own ticket home.!! More time to spend and more info on a hop on hop off us. Poor.
Good overview
Susan_L, Aug 2019
Mr Miya was very informative. We enjoyed all the sights. Lunch was reasonable and we saw a lot. I’m glad we choose this tour.
The guid provided very little information
SantaFeGuyz, Aug 2019
Our guide was nice enough, but provided very little information on the sites. Additionally, there was no audio equipment and it was often difficult to hear her. I woulda not recommend this tour.
TOKYO TOUR
Flyer39076782593, Aug 2019
A very friendly and informative tour guide. Saw alot of Tokyo highlights. Enjoyed the cruise on the Tokyo River. Lunch was included and well presented.
Slow in Japan
Odyssey723575, Aug 2019
To short time in the various sites. Felt rushed. Lots of old people couldn’t walk. Slowed the entire group
Highly recommend
Katelynn N, Jul 2019
Very nice trip! The tour guide gives good introduction and explanation about the shrine, temple, and all the culture. Lunch with Tokyo bay view is phenomenal. Tokyo bay cruise is perfect. Final view around the bay is very nice too.
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