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Tokyo WTC, Sensoji Temple and Imperial Palace Afternoon Tour + Sumida Cruise

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Have the morning to yourself and visit Tokyo's famous sightseeing spots in the afternoon with this tour.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a panoramic view from the Tokyo World Trade Center observatory
  • Cruise the Sumida River from Tokyo Bay to Asakusa
  • Visit the Sensō-ji / Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • Browse the stalls along the Nakamise Shopping Street
  • Get a glimpse of the Ginza district
  • Stop at the Imperial Palace and explore the gardens and plaza

Description

First, enjoy a sweeping view of the city from the "Seaside Top" observatory deck on the 40th floor of the World Trade Center Building, before heading over to Tokyo Bay to take a cruise up the Sumida River to Asakusa. Upon arrival in Asakusa, browse the many colorful stores lining the Nakamise walkway leading up to Sensoji Temple, Tokyo's oldest and most famous Buddhist temple. The tour then takes you through Ginza, the world-renowned shopping and entertainment district, on the way to the Imperial Palace Plaza where you can enjoy the splendid view of the moats and walls around the seat of Japan's imperial household.

Itinerary

  • 13:40 Leave Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.

  • Panoramic View of Tokyo from "Seaside Top" - Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the Seaside Top, an observatory deck on the 40th floor of the World Trade Center Building.

  • Imperial Palace Plaza - Make a short photo stop at the outer garden of the Imperial Palace. See Ginza, the most celebrated shopping district in Tokyo, en route to the Sensoji Temple.

  • Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon) and Nakamise-dori - 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. (40 min.)

  • Sumida River Cruise - Enjoy a 40-minute boat ride from Asakusa to Hinode pier of Tokyo Bay. The river was the most important waterway for the development of Tokyo.

  • Ginza (drive-by) - The most celebrated shopping and amusement area.

  • 17:30 to 17:40 - Tour ends at Tokyo Station via Hamamatsu-cho Bus Terminal

Please note

  • Please call to confirm hotel pick-up 24 hours before your tour date.

  • During cherry blossom-blooming period, the Sumida River Cruise will be replaced by cherry blossom viewing in Sumida Park.

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates).

  • The order of visits may change due to the traffic conditions or seasonal reasons.

Includes

  • Air-conditioned deluxe motor coach transportation

  • General admission

  • Cruise fee

  • Accredited English-speaking guide
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Standard Plan

Duration: 4 - 5:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Air-conditioned deluxe motor coach transportation / General admission / Cruise fee / Accredited English-speaking guide

We booked this tour because we knew we wouldn't get to see everything we wanted to while in Tokyo. We flew in from Canada on the Sunday afternoon and this tour was perfect with a starting time of 12:30 on the Monday. The pick-up point was easy to access from the subway. We came back to a delightful tour guide who loves his city. He started with the escalator up to the top of the world trade tower that we met in, and then we headed to the Emperor's palace garden. Our guide was interesting, had great stories to share, and spoke English very well. We then headed to the shrine and the bazar or market place that leads to the shrine. Our guide made sure we understood all the acceptable behavior when going through the area, things like the fact that you can buy all sorts of tempting street food, but it is considered bad manners to walk and eat at the same time. Sounds silly but very glad he shared things like that with us. After a great hour at the shrine we headed to the river port meeting point just a block away and took a tour down the river. We wished our guide had kept us together as a group because his knowledge would have been handy as to what we were passing along the river. The boat's public announcement system wasn't great. Back in the safe hands of our guide, we continued on our tour and as we neared the end, he checked to see who was getting off at each of the two drop offs and made sure we all knew where we were going and how to get there efficiently. I have limited mobility and walk with a cane. This tour was very doable for me. Our only recommendation to Veltra would be to invest in over-the-ear microphones for your guides. They are assisting the bus driver as he navigates the streets of Tokyo, as well as using both hands to show maps, photos, and brochures. So, balancing the microphone and making sure he was speaking into it didn't always happen. This was a great tour of a beautiful city and we would do it again when we visit Tokyo next.

ElsaBruce

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Schedule

  • 13:05

    Pick-up at Select Tokyo hotels or Check-in at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (13:20)

  • Seaside Top (20 mins)

    Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the Seaside Top, an observatory deck on the 40th floor of the World Trade Center Building in Shinjuku.

  • Imperial Palace Plaza (10 mins)

    Admire the view of Nijubashi Bridge and the surrounding scenery at this National Garden that was formerly the private garden of the Imperial family.

  • Drive through Ginza (10 mins)

    Drive through Ginza, Tokyo's famous high-end shopping district packed with high fashion and department stores.

  • Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street (50 mins)

    Sensoji is the oldest temple in Tokyo, and is fronted by the famous red Kaminarimon Gate. The promenade leading to the temple, called Nakamise-dori, is lined with many small food and curio shops.

  • Sumida River Cruise (40 mins)

    Enjoy a 40 minute boat ride on the Sumidagawa Line from Asakusa to Hinode Pier on Tokyo Bay, and check out the city skyline and bridges.

  • 17:30

    Drop Off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

  • 17:50

    Drop-off at Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit

  • (For Pick-Up) Ana Intercontinental Tokyo (1-12-33 Akasaka Minato-ku) Time: 13:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel Grand Palace (1-1-1 Iidabashi Chiyoda-ku) Time: 12:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa (3-13-1 Takanawa Minato-ku) Time: 13:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hyatt Regency Tokyo (2-7-2 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku) Time: 12:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Imperial Hotel Tokyo (1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho Chiyoda-ku) Time: 13:10:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (2-2-1 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku) Time: 12:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel New Otani (4-1 Kioi-cho Chiyoda-ku) Time: 12:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Shiba Park Hotel (1-5-10 Shibakoen Minato-ku) Time: 12:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Shinagawa Prince Hotel (4-10-30 Takanawa Minato-ku) Time: 13:10:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Tokyo Station Time: 13:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal Time: 13:40:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Tokyo Station Time: 17:50:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal Time: 17:30:00

Pick-up Time & Location

  • (For Pick-Up) Ana Intercontinental Tokyo (1-12-33 Akasaka Minato-ku) Time: 13:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel Grand Palace (1-1-1 Iidabashi Chiyoda-ku) Time: 12:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa (3-13-1 Takanawa Minato-ku) Time: 13:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hyatt Regency Tokyo (2-7-2 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku) Time: 12:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Imperial Hotel Tokyo (1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho Chiyoda-ku) Time: 13:10:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (2-2-1 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku) Time: 12:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hotel New Otani (4-1 Kioi-cho Chiyoda-ku) Time: 12:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Shiba Park Hotel (1-5-10 Shibakoen Minato-ku) Time: 12:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Shinagawa Prince Hotel (4-10-30 Takanawa Minato-ku) Time: 13:10:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Tokyo Station Time: 13:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal Time: 13:40:00

Drop-off Time & Location

  • (For Drop-Off) Tokyo Station Time: 17:50:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal Time: 17:30:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • 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.

Requirement(s) - Others
  • You are required to check in at the JTB Sunrise Tours counter located at the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal after your hotel pick-up. Our counter staff will tell you which bus to board.

Additional Note(s)
  • The tour schedule is subject to change.

  • As the schedule of the Sumida River Cruise will be altered during cherry blossom season (expected period: mid March - early April), arrival times may be delayed. The Sumida River Cruise ride may be switched to cherry blossom viewing at Sumida Park, due to congestion.

  • Sumida River Cruise may be unavailable without prior notice due to river conditions. The itinerary will be switched accordingly.

  • 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. If you would like a seat for a child (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.

  • Due to the huge crowds expected to visit the Imperial Palace on January 2, 2018, the tour will not be entering the palace. A photo stop will be available outside of the premises.

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Reviews

We booked this tour because we knew we wouldn't get to see everything we wanted to while in Tokyo. We flew in from Canada on... the Sunday afternoon and this tour was perfect with a starting time of 12:30 on the Monday. The pick-up point was easy to access from the subway. We came back to a delightful tour guide who loves his city. He started with the escalator up to the top of the world trade tower that we met in, and then we headed to the Emperor's palace garden. Our guide was interesting, had great stories to share, and spoke English very well. We then headed to the shrine and the bazar or market place that leads to the shrine. Our guide made sure we understood all the acceptable behavior when going through the area, things like the fact that you can buy all sorts of tempting street food, but it is considered bad manners to walk and eat at the same time. Sounds silly but very glad he shared things like that with us. After a great hour at the shrine we headed to the river port meeting point just a block away and took a tour down the river. We wished our guide had kept us together as a group because his knowledge would have been handy as to what we were passing along the river. The boat's public announcement system wasn't great. Back in the safe hands of our guide, we continued on our tour and as we neared the end, he checked to see who was getting off at each of the two drop offs and made sure we all knew where we were going and how to get there efficiently. I have limited mobility and walk with a cane. This tour was very doable for me. Our only recommendation to Veltra would be to invest in over-the-ear microphones for your guides. They are assisting the bus driver as he navigates the streets of Tokyo, as well as using both hands to show maps, photos, and brochures. So, balancing the microphone and making sure he was speaking into it didn't always happen. This was a great tour of a beautiful city and we would do it again when we visit Tokyo next. more

ElsaBruce

Very educational!
We got a nice view of the city.

Arlene O'Santos

A fun afternoon sightseeing Tokyo. Would recommend to anyone. We were picked up from hotel and taken to meet our guide Yuko.

Anna

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 10 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 7 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 7 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.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

- Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 10 business days to 18:00 local time, 7 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
- Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 7 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
- Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
- Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time 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 of 100% of the total amount.
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