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Tokyo: Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

1. Tokyo: Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

Discover the scenery and historic landmarks around Lake Kawaguchi on a guided tour from Tokyo. Admire the views of Mount Fuji as you see traditional houses, stunning pagodas, and the colorful flowers and plants of Oishi Park. Join the tour at the heart of Tokyo, Shinagawa or Shinjuku departure point, and set off towards the Mt. Fuji area. On clear days, you will be able to see Mt. Fuji from afar during the bus ride. Make the first stop at one of Japan's most iconic spots: Arakurayama Sengen Park. Admire the picture-perfect view of the 5 symbolic pagodas with Mount Fuji in the background. Continue on from Mount Arakurayama and proceed to the Kawaguchiko craft park right next to Kawaguchi Lake. We prepare Wine beef lunch set or Houtou noodles lunch set for you to choose. If you prefer, after lunch you can take time to enjoy walking around the lake as you take in the scenic view of Mount Fuji's reflection on the water. After this, head to Oishi park which offers seasonal scenery with various types of flowers. Finally, stop by Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba which is located on the banks of Lake Saiko. Take a stroll through the village and marvel at the houses with thatched roofs which will give you a glimpse into life in Japan in the olden days. Conclude the tour at 6:00 PM when you will be dropped off in Shinjuku.

Tokyo: 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour Subway Ticket

2. Tokyo: 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour Subway Ticket

Save yourself money and stress with this unique subway ticket. If you are staying in Tokyo and planning to visit major city attractions by train, this metro pass is the perfect option. Enjoy unlimited rides on Tokyo subway lines for the validity of your ticket. Whether you choose the 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour option, you'll be able to travel on both Tokyo Metro lines and Toei subway lines.

Tokyo: Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Tokyo: Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover 18 Tokyo must-see places and activities on the deluxe coach in 1day. On this tour, be taken to the most famous places in Tokyo such as Meiji Shrine, Asakusa, and Imperial Palace. Enjoy popular activities such as going up to the 350-meter observatory at the Tokyo Sky Tree, drinking matcha, and even Tokyo Bay Cruise. Start the tour from the center of Tokyo, Shinjuku (Love statue). A comfortable air-conditioned coach will pass by Kabukicho, which is a popular Japanese pub hopping area. The bus will first take you to “Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine”, one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Japan. It was made for the emperor Meiji and it is surrounded by beautiful forest that you will forget that you are actually in the middle of Tokyo. Pass by Harajuku, Omotesando shopping district and National Diet Building which is the Japanese parliament house with beautiful Symmetrical building built in 1936. Stop at Imperial Palace where the current residence of the Imperial family, also it is the site of Edo Castle, a castle in Tokyo. We will visit either the East Garden (traditional Japanese Gardens) or the Niju-bashi Bridge (historical Japanese structure) in the Outer Garden, After learning about the history of Japan, the bus will drive through Akihabara, Ueno, and Kappa-Bashi market street where you can see lots of kitchen items such as Japanese dishes, knives and very real looking food replicas. And then it is time to explore Asakusa. One of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo. Shop at Nakamise avenue and don’t forget to take photos at Kaminari-mon Gate, that iconic red lantern. At Asakusa, the tour offers 2 unique Japanese experiences. Authentic Uji Match experience Enjoy the “Not Bitter Matcha Green Tea” known as “Premium Matcha” which uses “Ichibancha” (first flush) from Uji, Kyoto. There are also options of Sweet Matcha Gelato or Matcha Beer. “IZAKAYA” Japanese Pub Lunch experience (If lunch selected) Experience eating “KARAAGE” (Japanese Fried Chicken JFC) and “TOFU” set meals, which are the most common national dishes for Japanese people! Tofu here only uses locally produced soybeans, and it is made at the store every day. *When booking, please indicate the number of customers requesting vegetarian meals or gluten-free meals. *Muslim-friendly meals, Allergy-friendly meals, lactose-free meals, etc. are not available. Please book the tour without lunch. The tour led you to Tokyo Sky Tree & Sora-machi shopping mall. It is the tallest broadcasting tower in the world! Benefit from Skip-the-Line admission to go up “Tembo Deck” observatory! Stop at Odaiba and get ready for the last activity which is Tokyo Bay Cruise! Enjoy the ride going under the gorgeous Rainbow bridge and gaze at the skyscrapers of Tokyo. **On every Tuesdays you will visit Fukagawa museum or the Hamarikyu Gardens, no cruise due to a company suspention. After the nice refreshing cruise, the bus will return to Shinjuku station.

Tokyo: Asakusa and Skytree Go-Kart Tour and Photo Shoot

4. Tokyo: Asakusa and Skytree Go-Kart Tour and Photo Shoot

Enjoy a day out on the town feeling the breeze of the city from a custom-built go-kart. This tour takes you through the center of Tokyo, namely the Asakusa and Skytree areas, and Akihabara allows you to experience Japan uniquely. Before you begin the tour, you'll have the option to dress up in a costume of your favorite character. Then, zoom off into Your guide will lead the way, so you don't have to worry about missing any important sights. They will also take plenty of fun photos of and for you during the experience. On returning to the meeting point, your guide will airdrop or email you all the photos taken.

Tokyo: Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour

5. Tokyo: Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour

After meeting at 7:50AM, your tour leader will greet you at the ground floor of the Shinjuku Subaru Building next to the Shinjuku JR Station west exit. At 8:00AM, you will depart from Shinjuku to Tochigi prefecture, where Nikko City is located. At around 10:30AM, you will travel to the first stop on your tour, the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. This shrine is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868, known as the Edo Period. You can appreciate the beauty of this shrine complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, whilst learning the interesting stories and legends of the buildings from your guide. After visiting the Nikko Toshogo Shrine, you will pass through the Iroha Slope. It is famous for its 48 sharp turns along its route, and is portrayed in the animation ”Initial D”. The road is very popular for its autumn leaves in the fall. At 12:30PM, you will arrive at the Kegon Waterfall. This almost 100-meter-tall waterfall is the most famous of Nikko's many beautiful waterfalls. It is even ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful falls, along with the Nachi Waterfall in the Wakayama Prefecture and the Fukuroda Waterfall in the Ibaraki Prefecture. At 2:00PM, your tour will be separated into two groups, you can choose according to your preference to either walk along Lake Chuzenji, or to experience the Nikko hot spring. Before finishing your tour, you will stop by the Onihei Edo service area, which is the most interesting service area with edo style design and traditional souvenirs. At 6:00PM, you will be dropped back at the Shinjuku Subaru Building, where your tour will end.

Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

6. Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Explore the best of Tokyo on this 1-day, fully customizable, and private tour. Select which must-see locations you’d like to visit from the list below and your knowledgeable, licensed guide will customize an itinerary for you based on your preferences. The most popular, must-see attractions available on this tour: Asakusa, Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Akihabara, Hama Rikyu Gardens, Harajuku, Takeshita Street, Nezu, and Shinjuku Golden Gai. On the day of the tour, your guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your full-day tour. Using either public transport or walking to get around, why not start your day with a visit to Asakusa to see the famous Senso-Ji Temple. Your next stop could be to take a walk through the Outer Garden (Gaien) of the Imperial Palace, followed by lunch in trendy, ‘Kawaii’ Harajuku. Then, maybe, spend your afternoon at the Meiji Jingu Shrine forest, between the busy neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku.

Japan: Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Router Rental - Hotel Delivery

7. Japan: Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Router Rental - Hotel Delivery

Enjoy the convenience of an unlimited portable Wi-Fi router, charger, and USB cable delivered to directly your hotel in Japan along with a prepaid envelope for return. With your router, connect up to 10 devices at one time and stay fully connected on your trip. iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphones, PCs, Mac laptops, and other portable consoles are all supported with your pocket Wi-Fi. The device enables a Hybrid 4G LTE high-speed connection with a battery that can last up to 10 hours (usually about 8 hours, depending on usage). At the end of your trip, use the prepaid envelope included with your order to seamlessly return your pocket Wi-Fi via any Japanese postal box or airport postal box.

Tokyo: Daikoku Car Meet JDM Experience

8. Tokyo: Daikoku Car Meet JDM Experience

We Gaijin Tuned Crew offer immersive experiences that take you beyond conventional tourism. Explore popular car meeting points, visit Japan's largest automotive shop, interact with seasoned Japanese drivers. Our jdm experience is designed to give you an authentic taste of Japan's captivating car culture. Our Experience Gaijin Tuned Team has guides and drivers from Brazil, France, Germany and natives of Japan. The entire team speaks Japanese which provides total interaction with the locals. Not just for car enthusiasts, our experience combine car culture exploration with sightseeing of Tokyo's iconic landmarks - Akihabara, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree and Rainbow Bridge. We believe in diverse experiences, hence our tour makes a memorable trip even for those who are just starting to explore car culture.

From Tokyo: Guided Day Trip to Hakone, Owakudani & Mt. Fuji

9. From Tokyo: Guided Day Trip to Hakone, Owakudani & Mt. Fuji

The changes in plans that come with winter. First and foremost, we had to change the restaurant's lunch hours from January 1st to February 13th to accommodate the restaurant's winter breaks. In the winter, Mount Fuji is covered in snow, making it dangerous to go to the 5th point on top. Due to you want to safely enjoy the view of Mount Fuji, we move to a different spot. The second change is that the rope way route will be shorter from February 14 to March 18. This is because the ropeways need to be fixed. If you want to enjoy a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, this one-day tour to Hakone, Owakudani, and Mt. Fuji is what you need. Board the bus from Shinjuku, the heart of this busy city. The bus will take you away from your routine and let you breathe fresh air by the lake in the Hakone area. Start your day journey by cruising using the famous Hakone Pirate Ship. This beautiful ship will take you from Motohakone Pier to Togendai Pier in 25 minutes. Indulge your eyes with its magnificent exterior and interior design. After being awed by the pirate ship, rest a little bit while having lunch. Get ready to be amazed by the view from the Hakone ropeway. After lunch, this tour will take you from Togendai to Owakudani in 30 minutes using Hakone Ropeway. It has a signature view for each season throughout the year. The area around the crater created by the last eruption of Mt. Hakone, which occurred roughly 3000 years ago, is known as Owakudani. Sulfur fumes, hot springs, and hot rivers can be experienced throughout a large portion of the region, which is currently an active volcanic area. On a clear day, Owakudani also offers a fantastic glimpse of Mt. Fuji. We avoided the 5th station on Mt. Fuji from January 1 to March 18 due to snow instead of Oshino Hakkai. On March 19th, the Fuji 5th station the start visit is scheduled [Upon arriving at Mt. Fuji 5th Station, spend 40 minutes discovering and soaking in the breathtaking views of Japan. A well-known symbol of Japan standing at 3776 meters high, the spectacular Mt.Fuji has made the subject of literature and art throughout Japanese history. After that, you will be brought back to Tokyo.] Oshino Hakkai is a Unesco World Cultural Heritage Site located atop Mount Fuji. You have the option to explore eight picturesque ponds, or you may unintentionally wander and stumble onto a quaint and historic village as you relish the awe-inspiring and grand vista of Mt. Fuji. It is particularly lovely during the winter, making it an experience you should not miss.

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour w/ Return by Bullet Train

10. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour w/ Return by Bullet Train

●Departure from Shinjuku Love Object to Mt. Fuji area (About 2.5 hour) ●Subaru Line and Mt. Fuji 5th Station (If Mt. Fuji's 5th Station cannot be reached due to bad weather, an accident on the road, etc, we will visit the highest elevation point possible.) ●Lunch time ●Hakone Ropeway Visit Owakudani volcanic area. Once you reach higher altitudes, you can try eggs cooked in sulfuric water, heated by the volcano and lava below (fee is not included). ●Ashi Lake cruise Enjoy the picturesque view of Mt. Fuji from the ship deck when it is sunny ● (Tour ends at Odawara station at approx. 17:30) ●Going back to Tokyo station by bullet train (duration: 34mins)

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4.4 / 5

based on 3,615 reviews

From start to finish probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. They people were so genuine and inclusive. Our guide (Tobi) was one of the coolest people I’ve ever met. The tour it’s self was beautiful. When I come back will have to book again for sure.

Trip was unforgettable and for the price it was worth every dollar especially shun and kaito who were the friendliest guides and just all around improved the whole experience just always happy to chat

Very good. We covered the most important places in Tokio. Just the visit to the imperial palace was not good. We didn’t go into the palace or at least into the gardens. They are really beautiful

Excellent day activity. Angela, our guide spoke English well and had an infectious enthusiasm and energy. She needs to be commended for a great job done

Ryan was excellent! Very good with communication and showed us around the local spots. Thanks for a fun night!