Highlights of the Panoramic Tokyo package include the classical Meiji Shinto Shrine, the luscious green backdrop of the Imperial Palace East Garden and a relaxing cruise in scenic Tokyo Bay.
View Japan's classical and modern sights as this bus tour drives past the National Diet Building to visit the Imperial Palace East Garden. Afterwards take a stroll through the colorful stores lining the Nakamise Shopping Arcade leading up to Sensoji Temple, Tokyo's oldest and most famous Buddhist temple. Enjoy lunch at Pastel-tei restaurant while looking over the beautiful Hamarikyu Gardens. Take a cruise around Tokyo Bay before crossing the Rainbow Bridge to Odaiba, a futuristic waterfront city that has become one of Tokyo's most popular areas.
09:00 Leave Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and visit the following places by bus.
Meiji Jingu Shrine (30 minutes) - Meiji Jingu, Japan's most famous Shinto shrine, is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his consort. See the National Diet Building en route to the Imperial Palace.
*Imperial Palace East Garden (40 minutes)** - Here you'll find the stone foundation of old Edo Castle, which is all that remains of its central keep. Take a stroll in one of the vast inner gardens of the Imperial Palace. (40 min.) On Mondays and Fridays when the Imperial Palace East Garden is closed, this tour will visit the Imperial Palace Plaza instead.
Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon) and Nakamise-dori (40 minutes) - Sensoji is the oldest and most popular temple in Tokyo. The promenade leading to the temple, called Nakamise-dori, is lined on both sides by many small food and souvenir shops. See Ginza, the most celebrated shopping district in Tokyo, en route to lunch.
Yurakucho - Japanese dance activity at Tokyo Tourist Information Center Yarakucho
Tokyo Bay Cruise (50 minutes) ** - Board the Symphony, a modern and luxurious ship, for a 50-minute cruise around Tokyo Bay.
Rainbow Bridge and Odaiba (30 minutes) - Drive to Odaiba, a futuristic city built on reclaimed land, which is next to man-made island fortresses from the Edo Period in Tokyo Bay.
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or be picked up at a hotel in the list that is nearest you. Please indicate your choice upon booking.
*On Mondays, Fridays and other days when the Imperial Palace East Gardens is closed, the tour will visit Imperial Palace Plaza instead.
** The Tokyo Bay Cruise will last for 40 minutes.
The tour will end at Tokyo Station's Marunouchi South Exit.
GPS-equipped audio guides are available in Chinese and Spanish (please request during booking).
Vegetarian option for lunch is not available.
I absolutely adored this tour! You really get to see so much of Tokyo for such a small price AND with lunch included! I learned a lot about the beautiful city, this tour was excellent and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant! The only thing I was bothered by was how there would be people who would constantly make us late, and I completely understand that it isn't the travel agency or the tour guides fault if people decide to be inconsiderate! Our tour guide was always clear at what time we were suppose to be back on the bus, but if you are booking this trip please be considerate of other people and don't be that person holding everyone back! Overall a wonderful experience and would highly recommend.
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Check-in at Shibuya Cerulean Tower
Transfer to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Departure from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Meiji Shrine (30 minutes)
A Shinto shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife, who both held an important role in the Meiji Restoration of 1866.
National Diet Building (Drive by)
Drive by the imposing Japanese Diet Building (the equivalent of the House of Parliament) which has an impressive central tower.
Imperial Palace East Gardens (40 minutes)
Enjoy a pleasant walk through the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. The spectacular Japanese garden features a range of beautiful seasonal flowers. Stroll by the moat and the famous 'Eyeglasses Bridge'.
Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street (45 minutes)
Walk down Nakamise, a charming shopping district selling local treats and souvenirs, before reaching the most famous cultural landmark in Tokyo. Make sure to check out the Kaminarimon Gate and the golden Kannon statue inside the temple.
Drive by Ginza, where you can find plenty of luxury brand shops.
Lunch Buffet (50 minutes)
Enjoy a buffet-style lunch.
Tokyo Bay Cruise (40 minutes)
Hop aboard the "Symphony" for a luxurious cruise around Tokyo Bay. Check out the Rainbow Bridge and a miniature Statue of Liberty
Odaiba Seaside Park (20 minutes)
A district of Tokyo known for its modern and futuristic architecture, check out the main shopping areas of the Tokyo Waterfront City.
Drop-off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Drop-off at Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit
Price & Options
Participants under the age of 20 traveling alone require written consent from a parent or guardian.
Participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions. Tour: An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating. An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well. If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.
You are required to check in at the JTB Sunrise Tours counter located at the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal after your hotel pick-up. The counter staff on site will tell you which bus to board.
Arrival times to destinations are subject to change due to traffic, weather, and other operational reasons.
On days when the East Garden is closed, the tour will visit the Imperial Palace Plaza. The East Garden is closed on Mondays, Fridays, and December 23rd.
No specific vegetarian meal option is available, as the lunch is a buffet. However, the buffet does include vegetarian dishes.
Frequently Asked Questions
I absolutely adored this tour! You really get to see so much of Tokyo for such a small price AND with lunch included! I learned a ...lot about the beautiful city, this tour was excellent and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant! The only thing I was bothered by was how there would be people who would constantly make us late, and I completely understand that it isn't the travel agency or the tour guides fault if people decide to be inconsiderate! Our tour guide was always clear at what time we were suppose to be back on the bus, but if you are booking this trip please be considerate of other people and don't be that person holding everyone back! Overall a wonderful experience and would highly recommend. more
I wanted an easy introduction to Tokyo, and this worked perfectly. We saw so many highlights, and our guide (and guide in training...) was wonderful. My favorite site was Asakusa, but the boat tour was outstanding too. I highly recommend this tour as an introduction to Tokyo. It is relaxing and fun and not strenuous. more
Very well structured, excellent tour guide full of energy and interesting info about all of the places we visited. Highly recomme...nded! more
If you are new to Tokyo and want to get a small grasp of the area (huge area) this is a great taster.
You will see many ar...eas, shrines, and the guide will point out everything to you.
We stayed on time, and I really enjoyed this tour.
As with some tours, the lunch can be super boring and not the best quality - the lunch was a three course meal with the options of beef,fish, or vegetarian. I choose the Beef and it was a steak, (delicious). The food was good. Glass of wine was nice too!
There was also a cruise included agian, I was not expecting much as I have done cruises before that have not been very nice - the cruise ship was amazing. It felt very luxurious and up market. The lounges were comfy and the promo of beer and nuts for about $5 dollars was great.
Overall a fantastic expeirence, and a good taster for those wanting to get a grasp of Tokyo and take in some of the culutral expeirences. more
This was the best way to see pretty much the whole of Tokyo in one day!!!
Our tour guide was very jolly and very informativ...e!! He took us to all the places mentioned and gave us detailed history for the same!
The lunch served was very nice. The ambience of the place was beautiful! It was an amazing view.
This is a 100% must do tour if you are in Tokyo.
Thank you Veltra for this amazing experience! more
We chose this trip for our first full day in Tokyo. It was a great way to get acquainted with the different parts of the city. Our... guide Kaori, or 'Curry' to some, was knowledgable and friendly. Her english was exceptional. Highlights were the Meiji Shrine, Imperial Garden, Asakusa, and the traditional Japanese dance in Ginza as we have never seen anything like it before. Overall i would highly recommend this tour. more
Interesting tour, experience guide, nice lunch, almost get to see Tokyo in one day.
The tour guide is pleasant, profession, knowledgable
We had a great experience. Value for money, the itinerary is perfect.
3 shrines, a good lunch with a very nice view of the tokyo bay from the 12 floor. Short cruise, then visit to Odaiba 1 full day we... are able to visit alot of places. hassle free tour. You must try it more
Our first visit to Tokyo and the tour gave us a brief overview of the city. Fortunately we were a small group on the day and this ...allowed us more contact with the guide. The guide appeared to have good knowledge of Tokyo and the places of interest we visited. Although his English was not great we were able to follow the thread of his presentation. The lunch was good with a great view of the harbour below and the boat trip around the harbour after lunch was also very enjoyable. We felt it was good value for money. more
Tour guide was knowledgeable and informative. Hotel pickup was timely.
Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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