Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $97.52

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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.


  • 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
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 Tokyo’s 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 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 Tokyo’s 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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or selected hotels in Tokyo
Departure Time:
  • 7:40am from Cerulean Tower Tokyu and Metropolitan Tokyo (Ikebukuro) 
  • 7:50am from New Otani Tokyo
  • 8:05am from Hyatt Regency, New Sanno and Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
  • 8:15am from Courtyard by Marriot Tokyo Ginza and Tokyo Station
  • 8:20am from Tokyo Dome and ANA InterContinental Tokyo
  • 8:40am from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:

Tour concludes at Tokyo Station's Marunouchi South Exit at approximately 5:10pm. Hotel drop-off is not available.

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Tokyo Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

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

  • 50-minute Tokyo Bay cruise
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • 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
  • Infant meals not included
  • Please note, hotel pickup is available from selected hotels in Tokyo and must be requested at least 24hrs in advance. If you cannot find your hotel on the list, please choose the nearest hotel offered (except for New Sanno).
    • Hotel pickup at New Sanno is only offered for guests of the New Sanno Hotel. 
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: RZ, United States of America, October 2016

Tokyo is a big city. Either you are staying for a day or a week, I highly recommend this tour. The guide was very informative and provided us with good information about every stop. She also explained each district and what to see there. By the end of the tour, she took her time to help everybody with the route back to a hotel.

Reviewed by: Pallavi M, October 2016

Tokyo day tour was excellent. It was the best way to spend first few days in Tokyo. The English speaking guide was very good. Meiji Shrine, Imperial lawns and Asakusa Temple were interesting historical places. Tokyo Bay tour in the afternoon gave opportunity to see Tokyo skyline. The guide took care of each one by providing directions at the end of the tour.