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Tokyo Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District

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Chiyoda City, Japan

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

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

See some of the top Tokyo temples, gardens, and shopping areas during this half-day bus tour, perfect for first-time visitors and those short on time. During your Tokyo exploration, marvel at the city’s Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the Imperial Palace East Garden, and stop at Asakusa Kannon Temple (known as Senso-ji). Finish your excursion at the busy Ginza shopping district and the colorful Nakamise Street, another commercial hotspot. This overview of the temples, shopping, and shrines of Tokyo includes a guide, transportation between sites, and entrance fees.
  • Half-day morning tour of Tokyo highlights
  • Hear an informative guide introduce you to significant landmarks of Tokyo
  • Explore Meiji Jingu Shrine and Imperial Palace East Garden
  • Stroll along Nakamise shopping street to Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This bus tour stops at Imperial Palace East Garden/Plaza, Nakamise shopping street, and Ginza.
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan
Learn about the history and culture of Japan on this morning visit to some of the top religious and commercial attractions in Tokyo, the country’s biggest city. Whether you’re stopping in the Japanese capital for a quick visit, or are looking for an introduction to the city’s principal sights, this tour is a great option.

Start your day at the meetup point with your guide and group. Throughout the day, tour a variety of religious, cultural, and commercial sites, accompanied by informative narration by your onboard guide.

Make your first stop at Meiji Jingu Shrine, consecrated in honor of Emperor Meiji, and considered the most-renowned Shinto site in all of Japan. Hear about the practices behind this historic Japanese religion as you explore the shrine’s treasure house, sanctuary and other structures, each of which is composed of cypress and constructed with copper-lined roofs.

Continue to the Imperial Palace, making sure to watch for the National Diet Building, which hosts Japan’s legislature, along the way. Arriving at the palace, observe the ancient foundations of Edo Castle, a structure that has all but disappeared except for its stone base. Then wander the idyllic grounds of the palace’s serene East Garden, where you’ll have time to check out its tea pavilion and moat.

After a peaceful stroll, head on to the brightly-colored Nakamise shopping street, its sidewalks jam-packed with food vendors and souvenir sellers. From there, continue with your guide to the Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), a 1,300-year-old Buddhist Temple that is considered one of the country’s most important religious sites. On the grounds of the temple, take time to admire the golden image of Kannon, the female Buddhist Deity of Mercy, before finishing your day with a traditional Japanese dance activity in Yurakucho, where your tour ends.

Conclude your Tokyo tour as you say goodbye to your guide and then feel free to explore this exciting district of retail, food, and entertainment at your leisure.

Note: On Mondays, Fridays and other days when the Imperial Palace East Garden is closed, the tour will visit the Imperial Palace Plaza instead.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Senso-ji Temple
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • On Mondays, Fridays and other days when the Imperial Palace East Garden is closed, the tour will visit the Imperial Palace Plaza in front of the Nijubashi Bridge instead
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no 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 Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District?
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 Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tokyo Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District?
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 Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tokyo Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tokyo Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District?
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 Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tokyo Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Cityrama Morning : Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple & Ginza Shopping District.

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  • "If you want a quick tour and press for time, this is a good package to join" See review
  • "Visit if you are passing by or on the way to another place but I wouldn't suggest going to this by itself." See review

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star-5
Great introduction to Tokyo
Wendy
, Feb 2020
This was a great overview of highlights to begin my time in Tokyo. I actually took my husband back to each of the areas we had visited once he arrived in the city. I even learned a little Japanese on the bus between stops!
star-5
Really Awesome Historic Sites
Ehrgheiz
, Nov 2019
We were nearly late to the bus station, but the staff was very accommodating and helpful. Our tour guide spoke good English and was able to answer any questions we had. Our group ended up comprising some 12 or so adults. We visiting some seriously interesting locations, though my favorite by far was the Asakusa Temple. We didn't have to walk any more than we wanted. The bus itself was air conditioned and very comfortable. We purchased a lot of souvenirs on this tour in particular. If you are looking for little trinkets to bring back to your friends and family from Japan, this tour will certainly provide.
star-5
Day in Tokyo
2myqueen
, Oct 2019
Our guide Sara was very knowledgeable about the area and sites, able to give history on the area, friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, and recommend it for other travelers
star-4
Tokyo City half day Tour.
John O
, Sep 2019
A great introduction to Tokyo and what this incredible city offers. Very knowledgeable tour leader and humorous at the same time. Great value for money.
star-4
Felt Rushed
L596JOstephenh
, Aug 2019
A nice way to see some of the sights. Knowing what I do now, I would do the whole day tour next time
star-3
Orientation tour
robertwpons
, Jun 2019
The tour gave a view of tokyo, but the visit for one morning was a bit rushed, no fault of the team. No time to absorb the stops and the guide's narrative.
star-5
AWESOME!
GreciaR10
, May 2019
We really enjoy this tour. Our guide was super nice and shared tons of historic facts and information about the city. Nice introduction to the city and country.
star-2
Superficial
Traveler29885188731
, Apr 2019
Hi, We left late, so when u got to the imperial palace there were huge lines for seeing the garden so the tour guide suggested we skip the garden and go to see statue in the area. Some people left the tour in order to see the garden. On another note, the visit to the Sensoji temple visit, was to little time so we abandoned the tour , in order to visit the temple properly. So i would not dare to recommend this tour, as is too superficial. Thx, Loreta & Florin , AB, Ca
star-5
Good overview
L7766MUdavids
, Jan 2019
Only had a day in Tokyo so this was a good way to have an overview of the city. Best was seeing the beautiful Japanese gardens!
star-4
Good overall tour
Danny F
, Jul 2018
This was a good overview of Tokyo and the history. A good place to start to orient yourself with the city.

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