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Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142TYO_A020
See the highlights of dynamic Tokyo on this afternoon sightseeing tour, perfect if you have limited time. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the 40th floor of the World Trade Center building, visit Asakusa Kannon Temple (aka Senso-ji) and Nakamise shopping street, stop outside the Imperial Palace and peek at the bustle in the Ginza district, then relax on a 40-minute Sumida River cruise. Your professional guide provides informative commentary throughout your tour, which includes hotel pickup, entrance fees and transportation by coach.


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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included
After hotel pickup in the early afternoon, travel by by air-conditioned coach to your first stop, the towering skyscraper of World Trade Center Tokyo. Take the elevator up 40 stories to Seaside Top, an observation deck with 360-degree views of Tokyo.

From Seaside Top, your guide points out sights such as Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Bay. On a clear day, you might even spot Mount Fuji on the horizon. After about 20 minutes, return to your coach and head to the Imperial Palace, where you make a brief photo stop at the outer garden of the palace.

Next, drive through the bustling Ginza district, known for its luxury shopping with huge department stores and brand name shops.

Your coach then takes you to Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo’s oldest and most significant Buddhist temple. Built in the year 645 AD, the temple combines magnificent architecture, elaborate Japanese gardens, beautiful shrines and grand gates. Follow your guide through the temple and learn more about its history. Then walk out of the Hozomon Gate to the shopping streets of Nakamise where you take in lanes packed with vendors who sell traditional crafts and Japanese snacks.

After browsing in Nakamise, head to the river to board your boat for a relaxing 40-minute Sumida River cruise. You'll glide through Tokyo and go underneath 12 bridges, providing a different perspective on the city. Listen to recorded commentary about the sights you pass as you cruise along this historically significant waterway.

When your boat arrives at Hinode Pier, reboard your coach for drop- off at Tokyo Station where your tour ends. You’ll receive a complimentary souvenir map of Tokyo so that you can explore the city further on your own.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or selected hotels in Tokyo
Departure Time:
1:40pm at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:

Concludes at the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal at approximately 5:20pm

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Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise

Enjoy the Sumida River Cruise to Asakusa,

  • Professional guide
  • Sumida River Cruise
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless you are booking within 7 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
  • The order in which the Sumida River Cruise and Imperial Palace Plaza are visited will change in Nov.and Dec.
  • Please note, hotel pickup is available from selected hotels in Tokyo. If you cannot find your hotel on the list, please choose the nearest hotel offered or meet directly at the meeting point
Terms and Conditions:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Ralph Craig R, January 2016

It was a wonderful tour mainly because of the excellent tour guide, Nubo. She was so informative, her English was excellent and clear I wear hearing aids and she gave us enough time at different places.

Reviewed by: Nelson M, November 2015

I loved everything about this tour. We went by land, sea, and air in the high-rise.

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Tour code: 2142TYO_A020