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Dynamic Tokyo : Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day Tour

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See Tokyo at its dynamic best on this jam-packed day of sightseeing — perfect if your time in Tokyo is limited. A professional guide points out highlights such as the Imperial Palace, Nakamise shopping street and Asakusa Kannon Temple. Soak up the views from Tokyo Tower, take part in a traditional tea ceremony in a Japanese garden and enjoy a relaxing 40-minute cruise on the Sumida River.
  • Hassle-free day trip with entrance fees and lunch included
  • See the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo—Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • View Japan from an impressive vantage point on a Sumida River Cruise
  • Beat the crowds with a skip-the-line ticket for Tokyo Tower
What to Expect
The day begins with designated meeting point. The first stop, Tokyo Tower, gives you the best views of Tokyo’s skyline. If you want to delve into Japan’s historic traditions, you’ll be a part of a traditional tea ceremony and afterwards, there's a chance to visit a Japanese garden full of bonsai trees and remnants from the Edo period. After lunch, you'll visit the Imperial Palace. Your guide tells you about Japan’s past and all its historical figures and architecture. After seeing Niju-bashi Bridge, you’ll head to Hinode Pier for a river cruise under 12 bridges. The Nakamise streets are a great place to buy handicrafts and you’ll also visit Senso-ji—Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple. The day ends at Tokyo station.
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Departure Point
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, 2-chōme-4-1 Hamamatsuchō, Minato City, Tōkyō-to 105-0013, Japan
Return Details
HAMAMATSUCHO BUS TERMINAL, 2 Chome-4 Hamamatsuchō, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0013, Japan
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Traditional tea ceremony
  • 40-minute Sumida River cruise
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Tokyo Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Imperial Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Sumida River
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat; meals not included.If a seat on the bus is required for the child, please make a booking at the Child rate.
  • The Sumida River Cruise may be unavailable without prior notice due to river conditions. Changes in itinerary will be provided by the guide
  • In March and April during the cherry blossom season, Sumida River Cruise may be replaced with a tour of cherry blossom viewing in Sumida Park
  • Lunch:Japanese cuisine *The actual menu may vary due to seasonal or daily availability of ingredients. May be changed to a Western-style buffet.Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • At Tokyo Tower, only the main deck (150 m) will be visited. An additional admission fee is required to access the top deck (250 m). Those who wish to enter must pay the required charges at the location.
  • The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations
  • Participants using wheelchairs must be accompanied by a friend or family member in order to board/disembark all public transportation without assistance from tour guides.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please contact us in advance when using a wheelchair.Electric wheelchairs are not available,folding is possible.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent first day tour in Tokyo. Got us around the city in an excellent coach and in great time. Our guide Kaori had great knowledge. Kept us on time. She was wonderful. Would recommend.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt a bit rushed and too much time in shops that sold tat, guide was great though. Imperial palace a let down, it’s closed off for public so could see very little, not worth the stop tbh

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Adventurer626993
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great overview of a large city - for tourists with limited time. The guide was very knowledgeable, everything was seemlessly arranged even to providing umbrellas for a rainy day. It was fun, day was packed full of attractions, buses were clean and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 484daliaa
Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

Some parts of this tour are wonderful like the tea ceremony, lunch, and transportation in the bus. Others are not- finding the bus was very difficult, Tokyo tower is a joke and you don’t even go up to the top and the bridge cruise is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

Sarah and I are friends visiting from the US and wanted to experience as much of Tokyo as we could in our short trip. We LOVED KUNIKO. She is a gem. Very helpful in explaining everything around us, answering our questions and making us laugh...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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