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Tokyo Afternoon : Asakuasa , Imperial Palace & Sumida River Cruise Half Day Tour

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USD 51.96
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    What to Expect
    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 a included scenic Sumida River cruise along the shores of Tokyo.

    Start your Tokyo exploration, the tour meeting point at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. For your first stop, head to Tokyo’s 40-story-tall World Trade Center building to enjoy magnificent 360-degree views from the skyscraper’s Seaside Top observation platform. From this unique vantage point you’ll have 20 minutes to spot the city’s iconic Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Skytree and, when the weather’s clear, even the majestic Mount Fuji. After returning to ground level, take a quick look at the nearby Imperial Palace, where you’ll have the chance to view its beautiful outer garden.

    On your way to your next stop, your bus passes through Tokyo’s busy Ginza neighborhood, one of the city’s most famous for shopping and nightlife. 

    Soon you arrive at Asakusa Kannon Temple, which dates to 645 AD, and is known as the city’s most famous Buddhist religious site. Listen as your guide details the temples 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 a 40-minute cruise. Climb aboard your vessel as you glide beneath 12 of the city’s many bridges, listening to a recorded audio guide that will add context about the history of this unique urban waterway.

    Step back on land at Hinode Pier, where you’ll return to your coach for a drop-off at Tokyo Station and receive a complimentary souvenir map to continue your own explorations of this one-of-a-kind city.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    HAMAMATSUCHO BUS TERMINAL, 2 Chome-4 Hamamatsuchō, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0013, Japan
    Departure Time
    1:40 PM
    Return Details
    Tokyo Station, 1 Chome-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
    • Professional guide
    • Sumida River Cruise
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Sumida River
    • Entry/Admission - Observatory, Seaside Top
    • Food and drinks
    • 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
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • The visit order of Sumida River Cruise and Imperial Palace Plaza may be changed in November and December
    • The tour will not visit Nijubashi Bridge. And the tour will stop by the Imperial Palace to take photos. The Imperial Palace itself will not be entered.
    • 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.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • 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 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 8 June 2019

    It seemed to me to be a good short trip to see Tokyo. In fact it was more interesting that from my pick up point, it took some one hour or so to get to the terminal for the actual departure on tour. We transited...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank tastony2
    Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

    In general it just wasn't a good experience. Even though we requested for a pick up at Tokyo Station and were early, the bus somehow left without us, and we had to rush to Hanamatsucho with baby in tow. The guide was conversant in English,...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    2  Thank yongqinglin
    Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

    Trying to schedule my pickup and the phone number doesn’t work. Even the hotel in japan tried to contact them and the number is invalid.

    2  Thank jadvphd
    Reviewed 20 March 2019

    The tour was too rushed. Could have spend more time in the Imperial Palace and Asakusa instead of the observatory. Observatory could have been 15 mins to give the other sites more time. The river cruise will be great during Spring. As it wasn't Spring...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank F_Izyan
    Reviewed 7 November 2018

    What can I say, excellent river cruise, no one should go visit Tokyo and not go on this tour and cruise

    Date of experience: August 2018
    2  Thank bigcece
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    28 June 2019|
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    Response from ddaniels43 |
    Simply put.....no.
    21 January 2019|
    Response from PALLAVI T |
    You seem to have 3 full days in Tokyo. I would like to suggest 2 major attractions Borderless teamlabs digital museum and Hinganbana kinchakuda fields ( which usually flower in later half of september). Just look up the net... More
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