• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Take a whirlwind sightseeing tour of Tokyo as you visit the city’s top landmarks, observe a tea ceremony and enjoy a river cruise during this 8.5-hour day tour. Follow your guide to attractions including the Imperial Palace, Nakamise shopping street, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Tokyo Tower observation deck. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and take a 40-minute cruise on the Sumida River. This excursion in Tokyo, perfect for those with limited time, also includes lunch, all entrance fees, pickup from select hotels and a souvenir city map.


  • Full-day tour of Tokyo highlights with Sumida River cruise
  • Take in the panoramic views from Tokyo Tower with an informative and friendly guide
  • Pass under a dozen bridges during a 40-minute riverboat cruise
  • Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and Japanese-style lunch
  • Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple
  • Make a photo stop at the Imperial Palace Plaza and stroll the Nakamise shopping street
  • Pickup from select Tokyo hotels are included

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Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day Tour

Asakusa Kannon Temple

Get a taste for all the amazing sights Tokyo has to offer, plus learn about Japanese cultural traditions at tea ceremony, during this 8.5-hour tour of the top attractions in the Japanese capital. If you’re short on time and looking for an easy way to sample this fascinating Japanese capital city, this is the tour for you.
Start your Tokyo experience with a pickup from select hotels or at the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal in the morning. Continue by coach bus on day-long tour of the city, making stops for around 30-40 minutes at each site.
Proceed first to Tokyo Tower, a towering landmark of the city skyline that provides incredible views of the greater metropolitan area. Ascend to the Tower’s 476-foot (145m) observation deck, sitting atop the second-tallest structure in Tokyo as you get a bird’s eye view of the city. Make sure to check out the transparent-floored ‘lookout window,’ affording heart-pounding views down to the ground below.
Continue your tour by taking part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Visit a serene garden, filled with bonsai trees and carefully-preserved architecture from the Edo-era, as you watch this intricate ritual that is as much art form as it is a beverage preparation.
Take a break from your tour to refuel with an included lunch before heading next to central Tokyo to view the Japanese Capitol, which houses the country’s Parliament, and to the front of the Imperial Palace, where you’ll make a short photo stop. Your tour continues across the double-arched Niju-bashi Bridge, which at one time led to Tokyo’s Edo Castle (also known as Chiyoda Castle). Listen as your guide explains the history of this site, which the Japanese Emperor claimed as his residence in 1863.
Move next to Hinode Pier, where you’ll enjoy a short cruise on the Sumida River as you head towards Tokyo’s Asakusa neighborhood. Your ride on this historically significant body of water will take you underneath 12 bridges as you enjoy the unique architectural landmarks along the riverbank.
Disembark from your boat and spend some time strolling the streets of Nakamise, a thoroughfare that’s packed with vendors selling handicrafts and food. Head on from Nakamise to Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji), where you’ll have the chance to explore Tokyo’s oldest and most important Buddhist temple. This sacred site’s history spans nearly 1,300 years.
Finish your excursion with a ride through Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood, a high-end area of department stores and luxury boutiques. Stop with your group at Tokyo station, where your tour ends and you receive a souvenir map that allows you to continue your discovery of the city on your own.

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Customer Reviews

Chamaria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

Gregory H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Enjoyed all of it. Excellent organisation and wonderful host. An easy way to see some highlights of Tokyo, lunch was great too.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Every single part of this day tour was great. Our guide Minna san was fantastic, very knowledgeable, nice, and funny. We would've loved to have her as our guide all the time we were in Japan. Arigatou Gozaimasu!!!!

Amy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was spectacular! Way more than I expected. I got to see some of the top sights in Tokyo and thoroughly enjoyed the things the guide taught us about Japanese history and culture. The lunch was spectacular and the tea ceremony unforgettable! I highly recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a very enjoyable day tour despite it raining for most of that day which did reduce visibility from the Tower!! The highly entertaining Tea Ceremony was in a small building set in beautiful Japanese gardens with a pond full of colourful koi. A special garden feature was several dozen exceptional bonsai trees, just stunning to enjoy. Lunch was a sumptuous Japanese BBQ in a delightful garden restaurant section of a lavish 5 Star hotel. Added bonus was seeing the stunning Japanese couple being photographed after their wedding.

Roslyn f slade S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Absolutely amazing. Hotel pick up prompt and all attractions listed in brochure visited. Despite my fear of heights the visit to the Tokyo tower was indeed wonderful. Being able to photograph the tea ceremony gave me memorable photographs as well. The view from the Edo Castle was spectacular despite the 105 steps to the balcony.With my interest maritime the high point of the day was the Sumida River cruise.In terms of history the visit to the Asakusa Kannon temple ticked my Tokyo bucket list. I would highly recommend this day tour to anyone visiting Tokyo as a prelude to further investigate this magnificient city.

Thomas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an amazing tour and far exceeded or expectations. Tour guide, Tomoku, was charming and spoke fluent language. She had many jewels and tidbits of info and was able to answer every question.

Kelly W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was such an enjoyable tour! The guide was really great and made every stop a lot of fun. I felt like I knew Tokyo much better. Perfect for a quick overview of the city!

Philip C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very good tour giving a good flavour of Tokyo

Peter G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Loved Japan great food, clean polite one of my favourite places

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