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Take in some of the top sights in Tokyo during this 3.5-hour sightseeing excursion and river cruise perfect for those short on time. Get a sky-high view of the city from the 40th floor of the World Trade Center building, before exploring the sacred confines of Asakusa Kannon Temple, strolling the shops of Nakamise Street and then stopping by the Imperial Palace and Ginza district. Your experience finishes with a relaxing 40-minute cruise. This Tokyo exploration and cruise also includes a guide, all entrance fees and pickup from select hotels.

Highlights

  • 4-hour afternoon tour of Tokyo’s highlights and Sumida River cruise, from central Tokyo
  • Take in aerial views of Tokyo from 40 stories high at Seaside Top
  • Stop at the plaza outside the Imperial Palace for photo ops
  • Drive through the Ginza district, famous for high end shopping
  • Tour the revered Asakusa Kannon Temple and check out small traditional vendors on Nakamise Shopping Street
  • Cruise along the Sumida River for a fresh look at Tokyo
  • Includes expert guide, hotel pickup, transportation, entrance fees and souvenir map

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A great introduction to Tokyo, with a taste of both the traditional culture and modern day life of the city. Get an informative overview and suggestions from your guide, then receive a complimentary map that helps you discover the city on your own.

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What You Can Expect

Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise

Senso-Ji Temple, Tokyo

Get a taste for the top attractions in Tokyo as you explore some of its most iconic ancient temples, modern buildings and bustling shopping districts. Then cap off your day with a included scenic Sumida River cruise along the shores of Tokyo.
Start your Tokyo exploration with pickup from select hotels in the early afternoon, proceeding to the tour meeting point at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. For your first stop, head to Tokyo’s 40-story-tall World Trade Center building to enjoy magnificent 360-degree views from the skyscraper’s Seaside Top observation platform. From this unique vantage point you’ll have 20 minutes to spot the city’s iconic Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Skytree and, when the weather’s clear, even the majestic Mount Fuji. After returning to ground level, take a quick look at the nearby Imperial Palace, where you’ll have the chance to view its beautiful outer garden.
On your way to your next stop, your bus passes through Tokyo’s busy Ginza neighborhood, one of the city’s most famous for shopping and nightlife. 
Soon you arrive at Asakusa Kannon Temple, which dates to 645 AD, and is known as the city’s most famous Buddhist religious site. Listen as your guide details the temples fascinating history and then admire its idyllic gardens, intricate architecture and sturdy gates. Next exit the temple via the Hozomon Gate, continuing on to the Nakamise shopping area, a commercial district where you can browse the many vendors offering traditional Japanese souvenirs and snacks.
Finish your day by heading to the Sumida River to begin a 40-minute cruise. Climb aboard your vessel as you glide beneath 12 of the city’s many bridges, listening to a recorded audio guide that will add context about the history of this unique urban waterway.
Step back on land at Hinode Pier, where you’ll return to your coach for a drop-off at Tokyo Station and receive a complimentary souvenir map to continue your own explorations of this one-of-a-kind city.

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Customer Reviews

Lisa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a phenomenal guide, Andy. He spoke English very well and was both educated and entertaining.

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

good

Volodymyr K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Nice tour. I'd recommend it to all who have limited time to enjoy Tokyo!

ozgun k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Lisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing tour within 3 hours. A good entree to start an amazing degustation menu of Japan! The cruise was beautiful while the cultural tour was an insight. I enjoyed the drive by of key places without walking while our tour guide was so attentative and personalise in every single way. Best place!

cove

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic, Haruku was so helpful and easy to talk to. She was very knowledgable. This tour allowed us to get our bearings in Tokyo and learn so much about the history and culture. Thank you, we would definitely recommend this tour.

Thomas J B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Nice half- day tour of Tokyo. Tour guide very informative and insightful.

Rebecca M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My tour guide was very good. The process was very simple from booking to checking in. I had to depart the tour early to catch my fight and the guide took me to the subway station and showed me how to get back.
Very good tour.

Elizabeth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

WONDERFUL TOUR GUIDE! Spoke beautiful English. She was informative, interesting, insightful and super helpful. Enjoyed the entire tour and felt it gave a perfect overview of Tokyo without feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. Everyone at each sight was extremely kind and welcoming. We enjoyed every minute!

Jeremy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The river cruise was fun. We met some nice people. We also got a good idea of what we wanted to see again and investigate further.

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