• 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

Elizabeth L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great day! I only had one free day while visiting Tokyo for business and this tour was a great way to see several different things. The guide Mia was very knowledgeable and gave just the right amount of commentary. We were lucky enough to catch 2 traditional wedding ceremonies at the shrine and had the right amount of time to shop at the temple market. The imperial gardens are amazing and I would love to go back when they are in bloom. Lunch was good though it would have been nice to sit as a bit group rather than in small tables. We didnt necessarily see or learn much on the boat tour but it was nice to be out on the water. Overall a great value and a nice way to easily see a few sights in Tokyo.

JEROME M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was an amazing tour. Worth the money and the time. Good way to spend the day in Tokyo.

Marie-Josee L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was the best investment I could make for a one-day visit to Tokyo. The tour was very well planned to cover as much as possible in the short one-day time span. The English speaking guide was simply amazing - tons of insights into Tokyo and Japan life - always willing to answer any question, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour!

Janine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved this tour. Kaori-san was a great tour guide. Very organized and knowledgeable. Would love more time at the Meji temple. Great spots in Tokyo and I definitely recommend this tour!

Christian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour of many major key points in Tokyo. Our tour guide was very informative and friendly.

Sally-Ann G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful day. Knowledge guide. Great sites

J. RC

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved it. Highly recommended. We stayed in an airbnb in Shinjaku and it was very close of the bus terminal the tour leaves. Very easy and informative.

annabykov

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very informative tour and great tour guide. Tokyo Bay Cruise was simply breathtaking!

fabifernandez89

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I highly recommend this tour.

Margaret N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a fabulous tour, our guide was very informative about this beautiful city. It was well organised and covered many highlights of the city, finishing with a Geisha dancer.

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