Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple And Tokyo Bay Cruise

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Overview

Discover the highlights of Tokyo on a full-day guided tour, the perfect introduction to the city. Visit Meiji Shrine, Japan's most famous Shinto shrine, stroll the gardens of the Imperial Palace, and spend time at Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple. See shopping areas like Nakamise Shopping Street and the Ginza district, then enjoy a boat cruise on Tokyo Bay. Your experienced guide shares the history and culture of Tokyo as you explore the ancient and modern aspects of this bustling city.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included

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After morning pickup from selected hotels, travel by comfortable coach to the Meiji Shrine, which was dedicated to the Emperor and Empress in 1926. Hear from your guide why the Meiji Shrine is Tokyos most popular and important Shinto shrine while you stroll around the buildings and gardens.

Return to the coach and drive past the towering Japanese House of Parliament en route to the Imperial Palace East Garden. Located outside the Imperial Palace on the grounds of a former Edo-era castle, the expansive grounds contain a tea pavilion, traditional Japanese garden, a moat and stone walls.

Next, walk along Nakamise Shopping Street, a colorful promenade lined with food stands and souvenir shops that leads up to Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple, Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji). Your guide takes you through the market to tour the magnificent architecture, shrines, and Japanese gardens around the temple.

Leave Asakusa Kannon Temple and drive by the celebrated Ginza shopping district with its eye-popping neon lights, department stores and giant theaters. Then sit down for a Western-style lunch at Pastel-Tei restaurant, which overlooks Hamarikyu Garden, Tokyos only surviving seaside garden from the Edo period. (In 2017, you'll head to Yurakucho to join a traditional Japanese dance activity before enjoying a lunch buffet.)

When you finish your meal, board a large boat for a 1-hour cruise around Tokyo Bay. Snap photos of Tokyos skyline and iconic sights such as Rainbow Bridge. At the end of your cruise, check out the futuristic waterfront shopping district called Aqua City Odaiba. Keep an eye out for architectural fancies in this area, including the Fuji TC Building, Tokyo Big Sight, and Telecom Center.

Your tour ends at Tokyo Station as you make your own way to your hotel.

Please note: On Mondays, Fridays and other days when the Imperial Palace East Garden is closed, you will visit Imperial Palace Plaza instead.

Inclusions for Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple And Tokyo Bay Cruise

  • Tokyo Bay cruise
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup (select hotels in Tokyo only)

Exclusions for Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple And Tokyo Bay Cruise

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat; no meal will be provided

Please note hotel pickup is available from select hotels in Tokyo. No customized pickup location available. Please select a hotel/location from the drop-down list at checkout

Hotel pickup at New Sanno is only offered for guests of the New Sanno Hotel

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Great day! I only had one free day while visiting Tokyo for business and this tour was a great way to see several different things. The guide Mia was very knowledgeable and gave just the right amount of commentary. We were lucky enough to catch 2 traditional wedding ceremonies at the shrine and had the right amount of time to shop at the temple market. The imperial gardens are amazing and I would love to go back when they are in bloom. Lunch was good though it would have been nice to sit as a bit group rather than in small tables. We didnt necessarily see or learn much on the boat tour but it was nice to be out on the water. Overall a great value and a nice way to easily see a few sights in Tokyo.

  • This was an amazing tour. Worth the money and the time. Good way to spend the day in Tokyo.

  • This was the best investment I could make for a one-day visit to Tokyo. The tour was very well planned to cover as much as possible in the short one-day time span. The English speaking guide was simply amazing - tons of insights into Tokyo and Japan life - always willing to answer any question, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour!

  • It's a very ambitious tour.
    Good if: it's winter/summer and you want to spend most of the time in the bus traveling from one location to another location.


    Cons: It is a tour that offers visiting 5 different places that are relatively far from each other. Thus, we felt rushed ALL. THE. TIME. We spent more time in the bus than on the locations. Even though it was winter an it was a good thing, I still feel as if we could have more time at each location.

    Lunch place: Western lunch at Japan?!?!? I would have preferred a Japanese lunch. We traveled a long way to get an annoying western lunch. The view was nice but would have preferred some local food with local people. I was VERY annoyed that they get you to a really fancy hotel restaurant after 4-5 hours of walking and touring the city. Please don't do that. If we have been walking around the city we are tired and have walked/run after the tour guide. Which means we are sweaty. Why you give us lunch at a fancy place where people are nicely dressed and smell MUCH MUCH better than us. It makes us feel VERY uncomfortable.

    We were always left behind because we were trying to get photos and we never got to listen what the tour guide said. WE always had to ask what did she say? where are we supposed to meet?

    We truly liked the Asakusa Temple. The rest was just OK. As I said, it is a very ambitious tour yet I'm sure it could have been better planned. Near the Asakusa Temple there's the Tokyo Tower and Tokyo's Sky Tree. I would have preferred to visit those locations instead of the Meiji Shrine. For which we spent about one hour just traveling back and forth.

  • It was a great overview, hitting the highlights of the city.

  • Good tour and intro to the city. Nice boat trip.

  • Loved this tour. Kaori-san was a great tour guide. Very organized and knowledgeable. Would love more time at the Meji temple. Great spots in Tokyo and I definitely recommend this tour!

  • Great tour of many major key points in Tokyo. Our tour guide was very informative and friendly.

  • Loved it. Highly recommended. We stayed in an airbnb in Shinjaku and it was very close of the bus terminal the tour leaves. Very easy and informative.

  • Wonderful day. Knowledge guide. Great sites

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