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Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour

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Chiyoda City, Japan

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take in some of the top sights in Tokyo during this sightseeing excursion and river cruise perfect for those short on time. Get a sky-high view of the city from the 40th floor of the Tokyo Tower, before exploring the sacred confines of Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), and strolling the shops of Nakamise Street. Your experience ends with a relaxing cruise on the Sumida River.
  • Afternoon tour of Tokyo’s highlights and Sumida River cruise, from central Tokyo
  • Take in aerial views of Tokyo from 40 stories high at the Tokyo Tower
  • Tour the revered Asakusa Kannon Temple and check out traditional vendors on Nakamise Shopping Street
  • Cruise along the Sumida River for a fresh look at Tokyo
  • Includes expert guide, hotel pickup, transportation, entrance fees, and souvenir map

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A great introduction to Tokyo, with a taste of both the traditional culture and modern day life of the city. Get an informative overview and suggestions from your guide, then receive a complimentary map that helps you discover the city on your own.
Professional guide
Sumida River Cruise
Air-conditioned vehicle
Other admission fees
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

Tokyo Station, 1 Chome-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan

Departure Time

1:50 PM

Return Details

Tokyo Station, 1 Chome-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
Get a taste for the top attractions in Tokyo as you explore some of its most iconic ancient temples, modern buildings, and bustling shopping districts. Then cap off your day with an included scenic Sumida River cruise along the shores of Tokyo.

First, head to the 40-story-tall Tokyo Tower to enjoy magnificent 360-degree views from the skyscraper’s observation platform. From this unique vantage point, you can spot the city’s iconic Tokyo Skytree and, when the weather’s clear, even the majestic Mount Fuji.

Soon you arrive at Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), which dates to AD 645, and is known as the city’s most famous Buddhist religious site. Listen as your guide details the temple's fascinating history and then admire its idyllic gardens, intricate architecture and sturdy gates. Next exit the temple via the Hozomon Gate, continuing on to the Nakamise shopping area, a commercial district where you can browse the many vendors offering traditional Japanese souvenirs and snacks.

Finish your day by heading to the Sumida River to begin your cruise. Climb aboard your vessel as you glide beneath 12 of the city’s many bridges, listening to a recorded audio guide that adds context about the history of this unique urban waterway.

Step back on land at Hinode Pier, where you return to your coach for a drop-off and receive a complimentary souvenir map to continue your own explorations of this one-of-a-kind city.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tokyo Tower
One if the most famous landmarks in Tokyo.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sumida River
Sumida River Cruise
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Senso-ji Temple
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • Please contact us in advance when using a wheelchair. Electric wheelchairs are not available,folding is possible.
  • The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Cherry Blossom Season (around mid-March - early April) and Winter Schedule (December to mid-March) - As the schedule of Sumida River Cruise will be altered, arrival time may be delayed.The Sumida River Cruise ride may be switched to cherry blossom viewing at Sumida Park due to congestion.
  • Children under age 6 may participate for free, but will not be provided with their own bus seats and must sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If a seat on the bus is required for the child, please make a booking at the Child rate.
  • This tour will visit Tokyo tower, Asakusa, Sumida river cruise. 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Cancellation charges will still be levied even if participants miss the tour departure time and cancel their booking as a result of late arrival to Japan due to flight delays from inclement weather, etc., so please be aware of this when booking.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa, Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "As it is easy to navigate your own way around Tokyo you can do all this on your own relatively easily much cheaper." See review
  • "We highly recommend this tour for those with a short time in Tokyo!" See review
  • "You can be picked up at many locations even your hotel." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-3
Very touristy!
Helen_K
, Feb 2020
The old Tokyo tower was great to view Tokyo - the river cruise was pleasant but not sure it added a whole lot to experiencing Tokyo. While Asakusa was an older part of Tokyo, it was very busy and touristy. Not a bad experience but not my favourite tour.
star-5
Great!
kbug35
, Dec 2019
I thought it was great! It’s a good way to see multiple things. I wish my cousin and I did this first day of our trip instead of fourth day. We ended up already seeing most of the things on this tour because of that.
star-5
Excellent HIgh Level Tokyo
paulpeg2019
, Aug 2019
With only one afternoon to see the 'Best of Tokyo' this Viator tour was excellent. The highlights were Asakuasa and the Sumida River Cruise. Seeing only the outskirts of the Imperial Palace and the partially blocked view from the World Trade Center tower were OK. Our guide was very informative, but difficult to understand. He coordinated the tour beautifully. We highly recommend this tour for those with a short time in Tokyo!
star-3
Better to do on your own
darrellhilton
, Apr 2019
As it is easy to navigate your own way around Tokyo you can do all this on your own relatively easily much cheaper. Also we felt really rushed through the visits so doing it on your own means you could do it all at your own pace.
star-5
Half day tokyo tour
Duaned H
, Oct 2018
Very good tour. Tour guide spoke very good English and the tour covered a lot for just a half day tour.
star-5
Great guide
SeagullSydney
, Oct 2018
Our guide Tomoko was the best! We learnt a lot about Tokyo in our very short time with her.We really appreciated her help to get back to our hotel too.
star-3
Just ok
andrah2009
, Oct 2018
We spent a lot of time in traffic and the boat ride was just that...a ride in a boat. It was covered and it was raining, so hard to see much. The tour was a lot of money to pay for just 3 sites. The tour guide could have given a lot more historical information during the drive.
star-5
Good overview
ddaniels43
, Oct 2018
If you just have an afternoon this is a great way to get an overview of the city of Tokyo. You can be picked up at many locations even your hotel. The guide is knowledgeable and speaks English very well.
star-5
Very nice tour with very good guide...
STEVE W
, Sep 2018
Very nice tour with very good guide. Would recommend this tour. We used it to fill in an afternoon. The Temple was great.
star-3
Tokyo
wvuwhitney
, Jul 2018
Tour was rushed. Enjoyed the sights and river cruise but would have liked more descriptions and details of what we were seeing.

Product code: 2142TYO_A020

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