Tokyo 1-Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple, Bay Cruise

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Tokyo 1-Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple, Bay Cruise

Excursion Overview

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.

Tour Includes

  • Tokyo Bay cruise
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup (select hotels in Tokyo only)

Tour Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

What You Can Expect

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 sit down for a Western-style lunch at Pastel-Tei restaurant, which overlooks Hamarikyu Garden, Tokyo’s only surviving seaside garden from the Edo period. (In 2017, 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.

Additional Important 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; no meal will be provided
  • Please note hotel pickup is available from select hotels in Tokyo. No customized pickup location available. Please select a hotel/location from the drop-down list at checkout
  • Hotel pickup at New Sanno is only offered for guests of the New Sanno Hotel

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

  • ANA InterContinental Tokyo
  • Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
  • Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel
  • Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo
  • Ginza Capital Hotel Annex
  • Gotanda Station West Exit
  • Grand Hyatt Tokyo
  • Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
  • Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
  • Hilton Tokyo
  • Hotel Grand Palace
  • Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
  • Hotel New Otani Tokyo
  • Hotel Okura Tokyo
  • Hyatt Regency Tokyo
  • Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
  • Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
  • Park Hotel Tokyo
  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo
  • Shiba Park Hotel
  • Shinagawa Prince Hotel
  • Shinjuku Station East Exit
  • Shinjuku Washington Hotel Main
  • Sunshine City Prince Hotel
  • The New Sanno
  • Tokyo City Air Terminal
  • Tokyo Dome Hotel
  • Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit

Departure time

7:40am from Cerulean Tower Tokyu7:45am  from Metropolitan Tokyo (Ikebukuro) 7:50am from New Otani Tokyo7:55am from New Sanno8:05am from Hyatt Regency, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo and Tokyo Station8:15am from Tokyo Dome and ANA InterContinental Tokyo8:20am from Courtyard by Marriot Tokyo Ginza 9:00am from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Return Details

Tokyo Station's Marunouchi South Exit (approximately 5:30pm)

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