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Tokyo: Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Tokyo: Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover 18 Tokyo must-see places and activities on the deluxe coach in 1day. On this tour, be taken to the most famous places in Tokyo such as Meiji Shrine, Asakusa, and Imperial Palace. Enjoy popular activities such as going up to the 350-meter observatory at the Tokyo Sky Tree, drinking matcha, and even Tokyo Bay Cruise. Start the tour from the center of Tokyo, Shinjuku (Love statue). A comfortable air-conditioned coach will pass by Kabukicho, which is a popular Japanese pub hopping area. The bus will first take you to “Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine”, one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Japan. It was made for the emperor Meiji and it is surrounded by beautiful forest that you will forget that you are actually in the middle of Tokyo. Pass by Harajuku, Omotesando shopping district and National Diet Building which is the Japanese parliament house with beautiful Symmetrical building built in 1936. Stop at Imperial Palace where the current residence of the Imperial family, also it is the site of Edo Castle, a castle in Tokyo. We will visit either the East Garden (traditional Japanese Gardens) or the Niju-bashi Bridge (historical Japanese structure) in the Outer Garden, After learning about the history of Japan, the bus will drive through Akihabara, Ueno, and Kappa-Bashi market street where you can see lots of kitchen items such as Japanese dishes, knives and very real looking food replicas. And then it is time to explore Asakusa. One of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo. Shop at Nakamise avenue and don’t forget to take photos at Kaminari-mon Gate, that iconic red lantern. At Asakusa, the tour offers 2 unique Japanese experiences. Authentic Uji Match experience Enjoy the “Not Bitter Matcha Green Tea” known as “Premium Matcha” which uses “Ichibancha” (first flush) from Uji, Kyoto. There are also options of Sweet Matcha Gelato or Matcha Beer. “IZAKAYA” Japanese Pub Lunch experience (If lunch selected) Experience eating “KARAAGE” (Japanese Fried Chicken JFC) and “TOFU” set meals, which are the most common national dishes for Japanese people! Tofu here only uses locally produced soybeans, and it is made at the store every day. *When booking, please indicate the number of customers requesting vegetarian meals or gluten-free meals. *Muslim-friendly meals, Allergy-friendly meals, lactose-free meals, etc. are not available. Please book the tour without lunch. The tour led you to Tokyo Sky Tree & Sora-machi shopping mall. It is the tallest broadcasting tower in the world! Benefit from Skip-the-Line admission to go up “Tembo Deck” observatory! Stop at Odaiba and get ready for the last activity which is Tokyo Bay Cruise! Enjoy the ride going under the gorgeous Rainbow bridge and gaze at the skyscrapers of Tokyo. **On every Tuesdays you will visit Fukagawa museum or the Hamarikyu Gardens, no cruise due to a company suspention. After the nice refreshing cruise, the bus will return to Shinjuku station.

Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

2. Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Explore the best of Tokyo on this 1-day, fully customizable, and private tour. Select which must-see locations you’d like to visit from the list below and your knowledgeable, licensed guide will customize an itinerary for you based on your preferences. The most popular, must-see attractions available on this tour: Asakusa, Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Akihabara, Hama Rikyu Gardens, Harajuku, Takeshita Street, Nezu, and Shinjuku Golden Gai. On the day of the tour, your guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your full-day tour. Using either public transport or walking to get around, why not start your day with a visit to Asakusa to see the famous Senso-Ji Temple. Your next stop could be to take a walk through the Outer Garden (Gaien) of the Imperial Palace, followed by lunch in trendy, ‘Kawaii’ Harajuku. Then, maybe, spend your afternoon at the Meiji Jingu Shrine forest, between the busy neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku.

Tokyo: Top 10 Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour

3. Tokyo: Top 10 Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour

Welcome to "Tokyo in a Day," an experience crafted for you, where you'll feel the city's heart beating in sync with yours. With a knowledgeable host at your side, we offer a flexible 8-hour journey designed around your interests. This is our suggested itinerary, but remember, your wishes guide our path. Begin your day at Asakusa's Senso-ji Temple, a tranquil reminder of Tokyo's historic charm. Then, the lively pulse of Ameya-Yokocho Market awaits, offering a bustling panorama of sights, sounds, and flavors. Next, navigate the tech and pop culture wonderland of Akihabara, a playground for your imagination. When hunger calls, we recommend the Tsukiji Outer Market, a culinary delight showcasing Tokyo's thriving seafood scene. Moving on, we propose the Imperial Palace East Gardens, a serene oasis amidst the urban landscape. After this peaceful interlude, embrace the sophisticated allure of Ginza, Tokyo's upscale shopping district. Hama-rikyu Gardens offer a moment of reprieve, a world where nature and tradition converge amidst the city's skyscrapers. As evening approaches, Shibuya Crossing, an epitome of Tokyo's vibrant spirit, beckons. Nearby, the Meiji Shrine stands as a testament to Japan's spiritual heritage. And as twilight descends, let Harajuku's Takeshita Street guide you through a kaleidoscope of fashion and street food. "Tokyo in a Day" is not just a tour; it's your personalized journey through Tokyo's multifaceted charm.

Shibuya & Harajuku: Hidden Gems & Highlights Private Tour

4. Shibuya & Harajuku: Hidden Gems & Highlights Private Tour

Explore one or two of west Tokyo’s eclectic neighborhoods on a guided tour, where the weird and wonderful is never far away. Discover Shibuya, the enormous entertainment district, and Harajuku, the epicenter of Tokyo’s youth culture. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Jostle your way through hordes of locals on your way to the zelkova tree-lined avenue of upmarket Omotesando, and pass cool designer stores on your way to bright and bustling Takeshita Street, the epicenter of Tokyo’s youth culture exploding with colorful boutiques, cafés, and all things adorable. Next, stop off at the strangely out-of-place Moyai Statue, a massive landmark modeled on the Moai of Easter Island, then make the mad dash across Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world (and certainly the busiest in Japan). Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences.

Tokyo: Custom Hidden Gems & Highlights Tour with Local Guide

5. Tokyo: Custom Hidden Gems & Highlights Tour with Local Guide

Set off on a completely customized Tokyo journey, influenced by your curiosities and desires, with a host who is a true insider to the city's renowned sights and secret spots. Begin your exploration in Asakusa, where the grandeur of Tokyo's history is embodied in the Senso-ji Temple. Your host will guide you through the captivating tales tied to these landmarks. Next, consider a stroll down Kappabashi Street for a unique perspective on Tokyo's gastronomic heritage via its myriad of kitchenware and restaurant supply stores. If that's not up your alley, you might be drawn to the awe-inspiring views from Tokyo's towering Skytree instead. For a glimpse into old Tokyo, head to Yanaka, a neighborhood retaining a charming "shitamachi" atmosphere. Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, with its lovely shops and galleries, is an ideal setting for a relaxed lunch. As the day advances, you might want to immerse yourself in Ginza's high-end retail heart, venturing into the venerable Mitsukoshi department store, especially its basement floor, known for a wide variety of gourmet food options and traditional Japanese delicacies, along with the traditional Kyukyodo stationery store amidst its contemporary splendor. Your next stop could be Shinjuku, known for its panoramic city views from the Metropolitan Government Building and the nostalgic atmosphere of Omoide Yokocho. Alternatively, you might favor the energetic pulse of Shibuya with its iconic crossing. As twilight descends, Harajuku comes alive with quirky fashion on Takeshita Street and tranquility at the Meiji Shrine. Your host is dedicated to creating your perfect Tokyo experience, delivering a taste of Tokyo's fusion of eras in a day you'll always remember.

Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

6. Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

Be picked up from your hotel, relax in a chartered car, and explore the city at your own pace with a friendly chauffeur on a completely customizable day tour. If you are not sure what you want to see, you can choose the default itinerary. Choose to explore the sights on your own, or select the option including a driver-guide. With the set itinerary, be picked up from your accommodation within Tokyo's 23 wards at 9:00 AM. The first stop is the Asakusa District where you will see Tsukuji Market, Sensoji Temple, and the Tokyo SkyTree. Afterwards, see the Imperial Palace before traveling to Ginza and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Visit Harajuku Takeshita Street and see Japanese street culture for yourself. Go to the Shibuya Area and witness the famous scramble crossing. Enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo Bay in the futuristic area of Odaiba before being dropped off at your hotel or place of your choosing within the 23 wards at 8:00 PM.  Suggested places to visit include the Traditional Cannon Shrine in Asakusa, the Giant instagramable Kaminarimon Gate, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and the fancy Ginza area. You could choose to walk through the beautiful Imperial gardens, enjoy the magnificent views from Tokyo Tower or Skytree and stroll around the futuristic Odaiba area.

Tokyo: Morning Sightseeing Bus Tour

7. Tokyo: Morning Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover 12 Tokyo must-see/must-do places and activities on the deluxe coach in the morning! In this tour we will take you to most famous places in Tokyo such as Meiji Shrine, Asakusa, Imperial Palace and most popular activities such as worshiping at the shrine, shopping at Japanese old shopping street and drinking matcha! We start the tour from the center of Tokyo, Shinjuku (Love statue) at 8am. A comfortable air-conditioned coach will pass by Kabukicho, which is a popular Japanese pub hopping area. The bus will first take you to “Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine”, one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Japan. The shrine was built in 1921, and it was made for the emperor Meiji and it is surrounded by beautiful forest that you will forget that you are actually in the middle of Tokyo. Take a deep breath here and feel the sacred atmosphere of the Japanese shrine. Then we will pass by Takeshita Avenue, which represents Harajuku and is known as the center of Japanese pop culture, and lead to Omotesando shopping district. We will also pass by National Diet Building which is the Japanese parliament house with a beautiful Symmetrical building built in 1936. Our bus will stop at Imperial Palace where the current residence of the Imperial family, also it is the site of Edo Castle, a castle in Tokyo. We will visit either the East Garden (traditional Japanese Gardens) or the Niju-bashi Bridge (historical Japanese structure) in the Outer Garden, After learning about the history of Japan, the bus will drive through Akihabara, the center of “Otaku” anime culture. The bus will pass Ueno, known as Japan's oldest park, and Kappa-Bashi market street where you can see lots of kitchen items such as Japanese dishes, knives and very real-looking food replicas. And then it is time to explore Asakusa! One of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo! Have shopping at Nakamise avenue and don’t forget to take photos at Kaminari-mon Gate, that iconic red lantern! At Asakusa, our tour offers this unique Japanese experience! ・Authentic Uji Match experience Enjoy the “Not Bitter Matcha Green Tea” known as “Premium Matcha” which uses “Ichibancha” (first flush) from Uji, Kyoto. *We also have options for Sweet Matcha Gelato or Matcha Beer. You will finish the tour here so spend as much time as you like at Asakusa! The tour includes commentary from both our friendly tour guide and a Multilingual audio guide in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Ukrainian. The coachalways has antibacterial coating and regularly ventilation, a comfy airconditioned bus with free wifi.

Tokyo Private Sightseeing Customizable Day Tour by Car & Van

8. Tokyo Private Sightseeing Customizable Day Tour by Car & Van

Welcome to Tokyo, the mesmerizing metropolis that seamlessly blends tradition with innovation. Join AHK Travels on our captivating Tokyo city tours and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy, fascinating culture, and iconic landmarks of this remarkable city. With our expert semi guides by your side, embark on a journey that will unveil the hidden secrets and renowned highlights of Tokyo. Explore the bustling streets of Shibuya, where the famous scramble crossing and fashionable shops await. Marvel at the serene beauty of the Meiji Shrine, nestled amidst lush greenery in the heart of the city. Discover the historical treasures of Asakusa, home to the renowned Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street. Experience the futuristic allure of Tokyo's modern architecture in the bustling districts of Shinjuku and Ginza. Indulge in the culinary delights of Tsukiji Fish Market or explore the tranquil gardens of the Imperial Palace. Whatever your interests, our customizable tours cater to your preferences, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable experience. Delve deeper into Tokyo's rich culture with visits to traditional tea houses, Sumida River cruises, or even a captivating Kabuki performance. Learn about the art of sushi-making from a master chef or try your hand at crafting beautiful origami creations. Our tours provide unique opportunities to engage with local traditions and create lasting memories. AHK Travels ensures your comfort and convenience throughout the tour. Our modern vehicles provide a relaxing and enjoyable journey, while our English-speaking guides offer informative commentary and insider knowledge. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, AHK Travels' Tokyo city tours offer an immersive and enchanting experience of this dynamic city. Let us be your guide as you delve into the heart and soul of Tokyo, discovering its vibrant neighborhoods, captivating history, and inspiring cultural treasures. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with cherished memories of your time in Tokyo.

Tokyo: Meiji Jingu Shrine with Smartphone Audio Guide App

9. Tokyo: Meiji Jingu Shrine with Smartphone Audio Guide App

This tour is a self-guided tour (audio guide) of Meiji Shrine using an app. *English audio guide *You can listen to it at home, on the go, anywhere *No ticket redemption required *This is not an official audio guide *Please do not make direct inquiries to the facility regarding this audio guide *Audio guides are available for purchase regardless of facility opening hours. However, if you go to Meiji Jingu, please check the opening hours on the official website. ■What can you hear in the audio guide? Embark on a spiritual journey with our comprehensive audio guide to Tokyo's Meiji Shrine. Experience the tranquility of the less-trodden Kitasando path, marvel at the symbolic Shrine Bridge and witness vibrantly colored sake barrels - a mark of respect for deities. You will get to stroll down Omotesando Street, a tranquil sanctuary in bustling Tokyo. This is more than a tour; it's an invitation to immerse yourself in Japan's unique cultural heritage and spiritual life, hidden in the heart of the city. ■What is Meiji Shrine? The Meiji Shrine, located in the heart of Tokyo, is a haven of tranquility amongst the city's hustle. Dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken, the shrine is a testament to Japan's rich imperial history. Wander through the expansive forest, home to over 170,000 trees, and be enveloped by serenity. At the shrine, marvel at the stunning display of sake barrels and intricate architecture. From walking under the grand Torii gate to participating in traditional Shinto practices, a visit to the Meiji Shrine offers a deep dive into Japan's cultural and spiritual heritage. ■HOW TO USE 1.After purchase, we will send a message to your email address registered with getyourguide. 2.From the URL in the message, download the audio guide app "Pokke" to your smartphone. 3.After downloading the app, you can listen to the audio guide. Audio guide time: 30 minutes Number of guides: 16

From Tokyo: Hakone, Owakudani, & Lake Kawaguchi Day Tour

10. From Tokyo: Hakone, Owakudani, & Lake Kawaguchi Day Tour

Embark on a captivating day trip from Tokyo that will take you through the stunning landscapes and cultural wonders of Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone. Explore the natural beauty, historical treasures, and artistic experiences that these destinations have to offer. Start your tour at Ueno Station or the Kokuyo Tokyo Shinagawa Office and take a bus to your first stop at Hakone Shrine. Discover the allure of Hakone Shrine, where a torii gate appears to float serenely on the glistening waters of the lake. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking views. Next, visit Owakudani, where the natural wonders of steaming vents and bubbling hot springs await. Don't forget to indulge in the famed black eggs that are said to bestow longevity upon those who partake. Continue your adventure to Lake Kawaguchi, at the foot of Mount Fuji, you can see the reflection of Mount Fuji on the lake when the surface is calm and peace. In Lake Kawaguchi, you have 90 minutes of free time to enjoy the magnificent scenery by the lakeside. Two recommended spots are: Lake Kawaguchi Craft Park: Here, you can experience workshops and choose from various souvenirs. Lake Kawaguchi Music Forest Museum and Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. As the sun begins to set, your journey will come full circle. Return to Ueno Station, where memories of a day filled with exploration, inspiration, and wonder will linger long after your tour concludes.

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based on 407 reviews

The activity was incredible our Tour leader was Mao, she was very helpful at all times, very funny and explained everything to us about the places we visited! I highly recommend it with her, it is an unforgettable experience!

Very good. We covered the most important places in Tokio. Just the visit to the imperial palace was not good. We didn’t go into the palace or at least into the gardens. They are really beautiful

Excellent day activity. Angela, our guide spoke English well and had an infectious enthusiasm and energy. She needs to be commended for a great job done

The guide Mao was super excellent. Sharing much knowledge about Tokyo and the Edo period. Excellent time!

Roji was very good tour leader, good English, easy to understand, very helpful .