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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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

Why Travelers Choose 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.
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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D
, Oct 2018

Very good tour. Tour guide spoke very good English and the tour covered a lot for just a half day tour.

C
, Oct 2018

Our guide Tomoko was the best! We learnt a lot about Tokyo in our very short time with her.We really appreciated her help to get back to our hotel too.

A
, Oct 2018

We spent a lot of time in traffic and the boat ride was just that...a ride in a boat. It was covered and it was raining, so hard to see much. The tour was a lot of money to pay for just 3 sites. The tour guide could have given a lot more historical information during the drive.

D
, Oct 2018

If you just have an afternoon this is a great way to get an overview of the city of Tokyo. You can be picked up at many locations even your hotel. The guide is knowledgeable and speaks English very well.

S
, Sep 2018

Very nice tour with very good guide. Would recommend this tour. We used it to fill in an afternoon. The Temple was great.

W
, Jul 2018

Tour was rushed. Enjoyed the sights and river cruise but would have liked more descriptions and details of what we were seeing.

D
, Jul 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.

J
, Jul 2018

We were taken by taxi from our hotel pick-up point to the first stop which was the World Trade Centre. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable and even taught us some Japanese on the way to Marounouchi Station at the end of the tour. However, due to traffic, we spent a great deal of time on the bus and never had enough time to visit the sights. We thought we would go inside the Imperial Palace to see the inner gardens, but all we did was walk around the moat. The Asakusa stop did not leave enough time to explore the shops if we also wanted to learn about the five-storied pagoda and visit the Kannon Temple. The most disappointing was the Sumida River Cruise. The narrator seemed to announce the bridges we were passing under, but the speaker system was awful and we couldn't hear anything. We had also expected to learn about the buildings and walks along the river. We were very disappointed with the cruise.

M
, May 2018

Nice tour for your first day in the city

J
, Apr 2018

Great place and very knowledgeable tour guide!


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