Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple, Ginza Shops

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Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple, Ginza Shops

Excursion 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.

Tour Includes

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

Tour 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
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • 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

Please select one of the following locations for pickup:
  • ANA InterContinental Tokyo (Concierge 2F)
  • Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel (Concierge)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel    (Bell desk)
  • Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo (Hotel lobby)
  • Ginza Capital Hotel Annex(hotel lobby)
  • Gotanda Station (West Exit, Hato Bus Bus Stop)
  • Grand Hyatt Tokyo (Hotel lobby)
  • Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa (in Shinjuku) (Bell desk)
  • Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (World Trade Centre Building Annex 1F)
  • Hilton Tokyo (Hotel lobby)
  • Hotel Grand Palace (Bell desk)
  • Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro (Bell desk)
  • Hotel New Otani Tokyo (Main Bldg.)
  • Hotel Okura Tokyo (South Wing)
  • Hyatt Regency Tokyo (Hotel lobby)
  • Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (Main Bldg.)
  • Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (JTB Sunrise Tours, Check-in counter, Main Building, 3rd floor)
  • Park Hotel Tokyo (Hotel lobby)
  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo (Hotel lobby)
  • Shiba Park Hotel (Annex Bldg.)
  • Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Main Tower)
  • Shinjuku Station (East Exit, Hato Bus Bus Stop)
  • Shinjuku Washington Hotel Main (Main Building, Information on 3F)
  • Sunshine City Prince Hotel (Bell desk)
  • The New Sanno (Hotel lobby)
  • Tokyo City Air Terminal (T-CAT)
  • Tokyo Dome Hotel (Hotel lobby)
  • Tokyo Station Marunouchi (South Exit, Hato Bus Terminal)

Departure time

7:30 AM    Sunshine City Prince Hotel7:40 AM    Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel7:45 AM    Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro7:45 AM    Shinjuku Station East Exit (Hato Bus Bus Stop)7:50 AM    Gotanda Station West Exit (Hato Bus Bus Stop)7:50 AM    Hotel Grand Palace7:50 AM    Hotel New Otani Tokyo (Main Bldg.)7:50 AM    Shinjuku Washington Hotel Main7:50 AM    Tokyo City Air Terminal (T-CAT)7:55 AM    Hilton Tokyo7:55 AM    The New Sanno8:00 AM    Ginza Capital Hotel Annex8:05 AM    Hyatt Regency Tokyo8:05 AM    Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo8:05 AM    Hotel Okura Tokyo (South Wing)8:05 AM    Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Main Tower)8:05 AM    Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit (Hato Bus Terminal)8:10 AM    Park Hotel Tokyo8:10 AM    Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo8:15 AM    ANA InterContinental Tokyo8:15 AM    Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (Main Bldg.)8:15 AM    Tokyo Dome Hotel8:20 AM    Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel8:20 AM    Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa8:25 AM    Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo8:25 AM    Grand Hyatt Tokyo8:30 AM    Shiba Park Hotel (Annex Bldg.)9:00 AM    Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Return Details

Concludes in Yurakucho Station (near Tokyo Station) around 1:15pm

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