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

You want fast and furious? Take this tour. You won't be disappointed! Quick pace was good for us but probably not for others. We covered some many destinations and interests. Tour guide was knowledgeable and fatherly. Felt like a older relative of mine was taking us on the tour!!

Linh Nguyen

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Duration: 8:30 - 10 hour(s)
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Inclusions: Hotel pick-up and tour transfers / Traditional tea ceremony / General admission / Cruise fee / Lunch / English-speaking guide
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Duration: 8:30 - 10 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Hotel pick-up and tour transfers / Traditional tea ceremony / General admission / Cruise fee / Lunch / English-speaking guide

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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

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

Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Participants under the age of 20 traveling alone will 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)
  • Tour schedule is subject to change.

  • Due to overcrowding during cherry blossom season in the spring, the Sumida River Cruise will be replaced with a cherry blossom viewing at Sumida Park.

  • Depending on the number of people on the tour and availability, lunch will be at one of the following restaurants:

  • Mokushundo (at Chinzanso Hotel) Japanese Style BBQ, including beef, pork, vegetables,rice and dessert   Doukan Kagari Japanese Set Meal, including beef sukiyaki, fried delicacies, soup, pickles and rice   Takara (at the International Forum) Japanese Set Meal, including sashimi, fried chicken in a sweet and sour sauce, marinated mackerel, vegetable stew, Japanese style omelet, chilled vegetable dish, soup, pickles rice and dessert

  • Vegetarian options are available, please indicate how many vegetarian meals you wish to request when booking.

  • 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.

  • Participants checking in at Hamamatsu-cho Bus Terminal are asked to be there 20 minutes prior to the departure time.

  • This tour does not include hotel drop-offs after the tour group disbands at Tokyo Station and Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Reviews

You want fast and furious? Take this tour. You won't be disappointed! Quick pace was good for us but probably not for others.... We covered some many destinations and interests. Tour guide was knowledgeable and fatherly. Felt like a older relative of mine was taking us on the tour!! more

Linh Nguyen

Excellent tour everything was a one and we had a wonderful day .

Jam the man

nice tour ......enjoyed tea ceremony....tokyo tower..good lunch....ginza shopping district...imperial palace...just photo stop...

samuel

This trip was for the most part excellent, and a fantastic way to start a trip to Tokyo.
Our favorite part was the Tea Cere...
mony and surrounding gardens, which were both delightfully tranquil and relaxing experiences.
The only change we would make was the visit to the imperial palace, while the cultural significance of the palace can't be understated, seeing it from afar (as it is closed almost all year) does it no justice.
Tour guide was informative and kept the group moving along well.
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Marie

A typical touristy trip for someone who wants to get a glimpse of Tokyo in a day with a good guide. If you are lucky you will als...o get to see Mount Fuji from Tokyo tower. more

Krishnan

Overall this tour was quite disappointing. It started with being sent to the wrong hotel for pick up and then being made to feel l...ike it was our fault that we were where we had been told to be. Not an apology from anyone. The actual tour itself took us to the Tokyo Tower, which can easily be accessed by JR, a tea ceremony that was awkward at best and boring at its worst, after that it was off to the Imperial Palace (well the garden anyway. Most of us chose to lay under the trees for the half hour allocated (again made to feel guilty for not being on the bus early even though we were right in front of it). The lunch was a highlight at the Chinzhano Hotel, restaurant staff were very accommodating and the setting was lovely. After that we headed for a boat tour, the purpose of which I am still uncertain, to say it was boring is an understatement, nevertheless we ended up at Asakusa, which was interesting but not enough time had been allowed to make it worthwhile and then back to Tokyo station to leave the tour. We were not the only ones happy to get off the bus. I would not take this tour again but I would find my own way by JR to the main highlights, it would take far less time and cost a lot less money. more

Peter Coleman

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.

Change Policy

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

・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 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 changes 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 changes 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 changes 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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