• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.


  • 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

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Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise

Enjoy the Sumida River Cruise to Asakusa,
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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

Diana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Quick, easy way to see the sights of Tokyo! Our favorite part was probably seeing the city from the top of the World Trade Center.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Nice tour for your first day in the city

Janine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great place and very knowledgeable tour guide!

Jose R S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was excellent. I recommend it to everybody.

Wesley D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great guide and really good trip to see a bit of Tokyo

Isobel Louise F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Good value, extremely informative and our tour guide lady was terrific. Thanks. Louise

Raymond K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

My first visit to Japan A real adventure. Wonderful tour guides wonderful places to see and photograph


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour was well organised with a likeable and extrovert guide. We learnt a lot and the mixture of walking , coach and boat travel was ideal.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was a great way to see Tokyo for the first time. Our guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. Wish the river cruise was narrated by our guide as well, but you're on the boat with other tours so there's some info being played over the speakers. Not very interesting, but you still get to see some beautiful angles of Tokyo.

James N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great, friendly English speaking tour guide introduced us to several interesting spots in Tokyo. Sumida River cruise was my favorite, as was the visit to Asakusa. Excellent intro to Tokyo when you have only a short time to spend in Tokyo.!

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