Tokyo Tower, Sensoji and Imperial Palace Tour + Tea Ceremony and Sumida Cruise

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Savor the stunning views of Tokyo and its well-known landmarks from the iconic Tokyo Tower. After a scrumptious Japanese-style lunch and a traditional tea ceremony, stroll around the Imperial Palace, enjoy a panoramic cruise around Sumida River and visit Sensoji, the oldest and most popular Buddhist temple in the city.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Tokyo Tower
  • Participate in a traditional tea ceremony
  • Stop for photos at the plaza in front of the Imperial Palace
  • Cruise Sumida River to Asakusa
  • Walk the shop lined Nakamise-dori leading to Sensoji Temple
  • Drive through the world-famous shopping district of Ginza

Description

Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Tokyo Tower before participating in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Savor lunch at the beautiful former manor, the Chinzanso restaurant, then take a stroll along the moat surrounding the Imperial Palace Plaza. Board a cruise at Hinode Pier for a 40-minute trip up the Sumida River to Asakusa. Browse the many colorful stores lining the Nakamise walkway leading up to Sensoji Temple, Tokyo's oldest and most famous Buddhist temple, before passing through Ginza, Japan's world-renowned shopping and entertainment district.

Itinerary

  • 09:00 Leave Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and visit the following places by bus.

  • Tokyo Tower Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the observatory. (40 min.)

  • Tea Ceremony Participate in a traditional tea ceremony. (35 min.)

  • Lunch Have a Japanese-style lunch.

  • Imperial Palace Plaza and Nijubashi Bridge Stop for photos at the plaza in front of the Imperial Palace. (30 min.)

  • Sumida River Cruise Enjoy a 40-minute boat ride on the Sumidagawa Line from Hinode Pier on Tokyo Bay to Asakusa. This river was instrumental in the development of Tokyo.

  • Sensoji Temple and Nakamise-dori Sensoji is the oldest and most popular Buddhist 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.)

  • Ginza Shopping District Drive through this world-famous shopping district.

  • 17:30 - 18:30 Tour ends at Hamamatsu-cho Bus Terminal at 17:30 via the Tokyo Station. Guests may opt to get off at the Tokyo Station.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and tour transfers

  • Traditional tea ceremony

  • General admission

  • Cruise fee

  • Lunch

  • English-speaking guide
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Standard Plan

Duration: 8:30 - 10 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hotel pick-up and tour transfers Traditional tea ceremony General admission Cruise fee Lunch English-speaking guide

Very kind and knowledgeable Nobu san, the tour guide. Explained everything in an interesting way.

Edward

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Schedule

  • 08:20

    Pick-up at Selected Hotel or Check-in at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

  • Tokyo Tower (30 minutes)

    Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the main observation deck of this bright orange tower, at a height of 145m (476ft).

  • Tea Ceremony (35 minutes)

    Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a tranquil garden which reflects the beauty of Japan's Edo era.

  • Japanese Lunch (50 minutes)

    Refuel for the adventures ahead with lunch at Mokushundo (at the Chinzanso Hotel), Doukan Kagari or Takara. (See Notes for full menu)

    Vegetarian options are available at all three restaurants.

  • Imperial Palace Plaza and Nijubashi Bridge (30 minutes)

    Take a stroll nearby the Imperial Palace and enjoy the opportunity to snap photos of the surrounding gardens. Cross the symbolic double arched bridge which originally led to the Edo castle.

  • Sumida River Cruise (40 minutes)

    Enjoy a boat ride from the Hinode Pier to Asakusa Temple. Check out the skyline and see the harmonious blend of old and new Tokyo! Pass under 12 of Tokyo's bridges.

  • Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street (45 minutes)

    Walk along a colorful promenade clamoring with traditional food stands and souvenir shops, leading up to Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple with a history of over 1,300 years.

  • Ginza (Drive by)

    Drive through the world famous Ginza shopping district, bright with lights and luxurious shops.

  • 17:10

    Drop-off at Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit

  • 17:30

    Drop-off at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

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