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Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train

1. Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train

Experience Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and listed as a World Heritage in 2013. Enjoy lunch before seeing Hakone, which is famous for its natural beauty and having such breathtaking views over Lake Ashi. First, board a comfortable air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi that will take you to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, 2,000 meters above the ground. Step out and take a deep breath of the nature of Mt.Fuji and the sacred atmosphere at the Japanese Shinto Shrine. *If you can't go beyond the 4th station, we will visit Oshino Hakkai or alternative place. Then the bus will take you to a buffet lunch spot with a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji! Enjoy a Japanese Lunch buffet with local fresh ingredients as much as you like! We will also take you to Japanese garden with Ninjas! Walk through a traditional Japanese garden with a Japanese landscape of Mt fuji. Maybe you can take photos with Ninjas!!! *Vegetarian meal, Muslim Friendly is available. Please request when you make a booking. Next, the bus will take you to the Hakone area. Begin at “Owakudani” a valley once called the “Valley of Hell", once and still an active volcano. Experience the smell of sulfur! From here, take a Hakone Ropeway, an exhilarating experience with an amazing view of Mt. Hakone. See the rich nature of the mountain, and on a clear day, all the way to Mt. Fuji. This ropeway will take you to Lake Ashi, a caldera lake where you will take a cruise. Finally, conclude your tour at Hakone Shrine. See its photogenic red torii gate floating on the water called “Torii of Peace.” Fill up your empty bottle at the main Shrine, pray for your health, and get some spring water that is said to purify your bad spirits. *Starting April 2024, a Japanese law revision will make extended bus detentions illegal. Thus, if unforeseen events like accidents or traffic jams prevent returning to Odawara Station by 5:30 PM, the tour operator will omit the complimentary Hakone Shrine visit. No alternatives, complimentary offerings, or partial refunds will be provided.* Then, board the bus headed to Odawara Station, and take a Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen. Arrive back in Tokyo around 6 PM.

From Tokyo to Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour and Hakone Cruise

2. From Tokyo to Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour and Hakone Cruise

Discover the Japanese natural miracles of Mt. Fuji and Hakone in 1 day on a guided tour. Step away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and surround yourself with nature as you visit the highest mountain in Japan. Ride the thrilling Hakone Ropeway and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi. We start the tour from the center of Tokyo, Shinjuku (Love statue) at 8am. A comfortable air-conditioned coach will first take you to all the way up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, 2,000 meters above ground. Take a deep breath at the wonderful nature in Mt.Fuji while seeing magnificent scenery. Also feel the sacred atmosphere at Japanese shinto Shrine there! *If you can't go beyond the 4th station, we will visit Oshino Hakkai or alternative place. Then the bus will take you to a buffet lunch spot with a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji! Enjoy a Japanese Lunch buffet with local fresh ingredients as much as you like! Walk through a traditional Japanese garden with a Japanese landscape of Mt fuji. *Vegetarian meal, Muslim Friendly is available. Please request when you make a booking. After recharging some energies, the bus head to Hakone area! Starting with “Owakudani” a valley once was called “Valley of Hell.” It is still an active volcano that you can still see the steam coming from the ground. We will take a Hakone Ropeway, an exhilarating experience with an amazing view of Mt. Hakone. You can see the rich nature of the mountain and you can even see Mt. Fuji in a clear sky! This ropeway will take you to Lake Ashi, a caldera lake. Enjoy the refreshing cruise of Lake Ashi and see the beautiful natural landscape and Mt. Fuji. Don’t miss out to see Torii Gate which is floating on the water! It’s not over yet! We are finishing at Hakone Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in the area because of its photogenic red torii gate floating on the water called “Torii of Peace.” Yes, this is the gate we will see from the cruise! And don’t forget to bring your empty bottle! Go up to the main Shrine, pray for your health and get some spring water that is said to purify your bad spirits. *Starting April 2024, a Japanese law revision will make extended bus detentions illegal. Thus, if unforeseen events like accidents or traffic jams prevent returning to Odawara Station by 5:30 PM, the tour operator will omit the complimentary Hakone Shrine visit. No alternatives, complimentary offerings, or partial refunds will be provided.* After having a peaceful time at the shrine, the bus will have a quick stop at Odawara Station and head back to Shinjuku Station getting there around 6:50pm. There are several days that this tour finish at Odawara station due to avoid heavy traffic jam. For more details, please read "Know before you go"

Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

3. Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Take in the city of Tokyo from an open-top sightseeing bus and choose from all the available routes according to your interests. Your ticket provides unlimited access to all routes, allowing you to hop off when you want to explore more. See the highlights of the city, such as Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji, and Ginza. Route 1: TOKYO SKYTREE course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Kodemmacho Station — Ryogoku Edo-Tokyo Museum — TOKYO SKYTREE station — Asakusa Hanakawado — Asakusa Tawaramachi — Ueno Matsuzakaya — Akihabara (Suehirocho) — Shin-Nihombashi Station — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 2: TOKYO TOWER, Tsukiji Ginza course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Tokyo Tower — Tokyo Prince Hotel/Zojo-ji Temple — Tokyo Teleport Station — Tsukiji Ginza — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 3: SHINJUKU SHIBUYA course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden — Shinjuku Station South Exit/Hotel Century Southern Tower — Shinjuku Station West Exit/Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building — Shibuya City Hall/Harajuku/Meiji Jingu Shrine — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building You can hop off and back on the bus at your convenience and explore the sights you’re interested in at your own pace. From the open-top bus, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo as you listen to the commentary on your audio guide.

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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: Daikoku Parking Tuning Scene Car Meetup

9. Tokyo: Daikoku Parking Tuning Scene Car Meetup

We 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 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.

Tokyo: Private City Highlights Tour with Local Guide

10. Tokyo: Private City Highlights Tour with Local 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.

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Miya has been an amazing tour guide, going well beyond my expectations. Before my arrival in Japan she provided me with invaluable guidance on the best area where to stay in Tokyo and she even helped me to find a hotel at a time when hotels were almost all fully booked. Upon my arrival, before starting our tour, she explained to me how to navigate the complex transportation system in Tokyo and helped me to find a special adaptor for my PC by visiting together several shopping malls. As a female solo traveller I felt like having a friend in Tokyo available for advice and help any time I needed. Thanks to Miya I felt relaxed and safe in a city where nearly nobody speaks English. I travel a lot around the world, and none of my previous tour guides has ever taken care of me so nicely. And I have visited 54 countries so far! I highly recommend this beautiful tour to discover Tokyo's landmarks and hidden gems, and above all Miya as a truly exceptional travel guide!

We enjoyed a memorable day with our guide Tani. He planned the day according to our wishes so we could enjoy the tour thoroughly. He also gave us background infos to the places we visited. I can recommend him strongly.

We had an AMAZING time! We were grouped with some really amazing folks and our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable! The lunch was FANTASTIC!

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Very nice dealings! I can only recommend good photos!