This was an excellent tour. Well organized and very informative. It touched several areas of Tokyo so it was a well rounded tour. After the tour, we felt like we owed them more money!
amazing tour and witty guide, made our trip memorable for me and my wife...
Excellent tour......professional staff....very good guide .....not only explains importance of sightseeing but also explains culture and history of Japan...........nice approach helpful .......
Basically, everything you wanted to see you get to see and you learn about the history and culture. I totally recommend this tour and the guide was great.
I think that this tour is a great way to tour some of Tokyo's attractions in a single day - IF you aren't the type that likes to venture out on your own and not afraid of getting lost. This tour goes to some of the most popular tourist attractions, but moves really fast. Every stop we went to, we only had about 20 minutes to walk around, take pictures, buy things, etc. By the time you observed one thing, it was already 10 minutes later, but there are about 10 other things to look at in one place. So, we had to move really fast. The only exception was the buffet, which was a lot better than I expected. We had 40 minutes at the buffet. It had a nice variety and was really nice inside. The Tokyo Bay Cruise was not as bad as some of the other reviewers had said. It was like 20-30 minutes of quiet time after all the rushed walking we had done earlier in the day, so I quite enjoyed it. We did see the Rainbow Bridge from this cruise, but because it was still daytime, the lights on the bridge weren't on. So, it took us some time to wonder why it was called the Rainbow Bridge we realized why it was called that when we drove by at night.
The tour guide was good she explained some of the basic things, like the difference between a shrine and a temple, what to do at the shrine, what certain things are and represent, etc. Her English isn't bad. I understood about 99 of what she said. I also enjoyed the very last part of our tour, which was at one of the information centers. They had a little performance. The guide had been talking about that since the start of our tour. Something about it taking the performer an hour or two to put on makeup every day. Well, the dance was pretty :. The guide also ensures that we all know where we need to go when the tour ends. For us, we had to go to another night time tour, so our guide directed us to the nearest station. Some were going back to their hotels, so she directed them to the nearest station to take.
What you should be wary of is how fast you have to move from one venue to another, so if you are a slower-moving person, you may want to put on your best walking shoes or be prepared to get left behind. You may think that because you're a paying customer that they will wait for you no matter what and they will wait to a reasonable time, but if you get lost and you're making everyone late, I'm sorry to say that it's not always the right choice, but it is the best choice that you get left behind. It is what had happened on our particular tour an older couple didn't return for 20-30 minutes. The daughter eventually made the decision to search for them, at the urging of all the other whispering and staring customers on board and the guide, and our bus left. The guide did exchange information with the daughter so that the company would know if they made it back safely. I'm sure it was disappointing for them, but people like us still had a different non-refundable tour to go onto after this tour ended, so it was important that the guide knew when to move on. Well, it is Tokyo. It is a safe city. Also, you won't get lost for long as long as you have good enough problem-solving skills. Or just ask people. I swear, they all very helpful.
We are actually 3 capable young travelers on this trip. Although we still got lost once or twice AND Google Maps wasn't always reliable, we realized that it was probably better if we chose our venues and ventured there ourselves. I don't regret booking this tour at all, but I believe that if you are adventurous, capable, somewhat smart, and have the time, you should definitely visit these venues on your own rather than book a tour, because you will get more out of it on your own. Or do a private tour if you have the money. There is nothing like getting one-on-one face time.
A really good way to see Toyko if you have limited time. Sites visited give you an insight of the different cultures and the past, whilst the bay cruise illustrates the modern Toyko. Included lunch excellent. A good day out.
Wonderful guide. Fun introduction to Tokyo. The wooded area around the Meiji Shrine was beautiful. The East Garden of the Imperial Palace was also lovely. The Asakusa Temple area was extremely crowded, but there are lots of things to see there. Be sure to do your fortune in the temple. If it is bad, you don't have to take it with you. You can tie it to the wires and leave it with the temple. We had a nice lunch and then went on the Tokyo Bay Cruise. It was a nice cruise, and one of the people from the boat was on deck to take pictures for you with your camera with the Rainbow Bridge in the background. Then we went to Odaiba and saw the giant Gundam Statue and the Statue of Liberty. We felt like we covered a lot of Tokyo in a day's time, and it left us eager to see more.
A very good tour to get an idea of the beaty and importance off Tokyo. Enjoy it very much !!
Very good opportunity to see the city during one day. A lunch with typical Japanese food was a very pleasant experience as well.
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Tokyo is a big city. Either you are staying for a day or a week, I highly recommend this tour. The guide was very informative and provided us with good information about every stop. She also explained each district and what to see there. By the end of the tour, she took her time to help everybody with the route back to a hotel.
Tokyo day tour was excellent. It was the best way to spend first few days in Tokyo. The English speaking guide was very good. Meiji Shrine, Imperial lawns and Asakusa Temple were interesting historical places. Tokyo Bay tour in the afternoon gave opportunity to see Tokyo skyline. The guide took care of each one by providing directions at the end of the tour.
Very enjoyable tour around Tokyo. Also loved the buffet lunch that was included.
Fantastic tour for the money. Our guide Ninja was unbelievable. We really felt that we saw Tokyo after the tour. Well planned. No wasted time. It helps that Tokyo is the greatest city on the planet...
First rate way to see all the major Tokyo sites if you have only one day to spare. Great guide with excellent English. Good value for money.
very nice trip fully detaiied.... enjoyed thank you and guaranted value for your money
Excellent tour, well planed out and covers a lot, well worth the money spent on the tour.
This was a great tour. A little rushed, but very informative and we can got to see a lot of the sights of Tokyo!
Excellent full day. Our guide Ono was terrific, very knowlgedable, friendly, approachable and excellent English. Loved the Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Gardens. The Tokyo harbour cruise was another highlight. The lunch was not as good, there were so many people there by the time we got to the buffet, a lot of the food was already gone they did replenish many of the plates and we had limited time as we needed to get to the cruise. OVerall great way to learn about key elements of Japanese culture.
Brilliant tour, great way to see the highlights of Tokyo when time is limited, everything including Lunch exceeded expectations. Would recommend this tour as an introduction to this wonderful city but it should be noted that its a full and hectic day with an early start.
Very good start for the visit to Tokyo. Good overview about the city, to get back to your favourite sites
Great way to see Tokyo without having to drive a rental car, a real time saver. Our guide was excellent and he even sang us a Japanese song and shared a pic of his absolutely adorable baby girl. We now know which sites we would like to re-visit on our own in the future. Highly recommend !
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