Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District

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people Adult From: $ 45.42 USD
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Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District


Overview

See Tokyo's highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour — a perfect introduction to the first-time visitor or someone with limited time. A professional guide escorts you by comfortable coach to cultural attractions such as Meiji Jingu Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden and Asakusa Kannon Temple (aka Senso-ji). You'll also spy colorful Nakamise shopping street and drive through the Ginza district on your morning city tour through Tokyo, which includes pickup from selected hotels.

Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup (select hotels only)
  • Local taxes

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop off

What You Can Expect

After hotel pickup from your selected hotel, depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal aboard your comfortable coach in the morning. Your knowledgeable guide provides informative commentary at each stop on your half-day tour, including several significant cultural sites in the city.
Hop off the bus at Meiji Jingu Shrine for a 30-minute tour of Japan's most famous Shinto shrine, dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his consort. Learn about Japan’s ancient religion as you visit the sanctuary, treasure house and other structures built of Japanese cypress with copper plates for the roofs.

Your guide points out the National Diet Building — where sessions of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors take place — en route to the Imperial Palace. Here you’ll find the stone foundation of an old Edo castle, which is all that remains of its central keep. Take a stroll through the impressive East Garden, just one among the vast Japanese gardens of the Imperial Palace, which features a tea pavilion, moats and stone walls.

After 45 minutes of meandering, continue by coach to Nakamise shopping street, a colorful shopping arcade crammed with traditional food stands and souvenir shops. Walk with your guide along the promenade leading up to Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji), Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple dating back more than 1,300 years.

Admire the golden image of Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, before you’re driven through the famous Ginza shopping district, Tokyo's most celebrated shopping and amusement area. Here, you'll take part in a traditional Japanese dance activity, where your half-day tour concludes in this fun neighborhood.

Note: On Mondays, Fridays and other days when the Imperial Palace East Garden is closed, the tour will visit the 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
  • Pickup is only available from select locations in Tokyo. Please refer to “Departure Point” for listed locations
  • Please note: Make sure you select the correct pickup location at checkout, as failure to appear at the pickup location at the scheduled time and location may result in a cancellation of your reservation with no refund
  • If your hotel is not listed, please select Hamamatsucho Bus Station at checkout and wait for your bus there by the scheduled time on your day of travel

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

Pickup is available at the following select hotels/locations in Tokyo:

ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Cerulean Tower Tokyu, Courtyard by Marriot Tokyo Ginza, Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, Hyatt Regency, Keio Plaza Hotel, Metropolitan Tokyo in Ikebukuro, New Sanno, Tokyo Dome Hotel, New Otani Tokyo, and Tokyo Station

Departure time

7:40am from Cerulean Tower Tokyu and Metropolitan Tokyo (Ikebukuro) 7:50am from New Otani Tokyo8:05am from Hyatt Regency, New Sanno and Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo8:15am from Courtyard by Marriot Tokyo Ginza and Tokyo Station8:20am from Tokyo Dome and ANA InterContinental Tokyo8:40am from Hamamatsucho Bus TerminalIn 2018, the following pickup times will change: 
7:55am from New Sanno8:05am from Tokyo Station8:15am from Tokyo Dome Hotel and ANA Intercontinental Tokyo

Return Details

Concludes in Yurakucho at 1:15pm

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