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Tokyo: Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. 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: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

2. 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.

Tokyo: Top 10 Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour

3. Tokyo: Top 10 Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour

Welcome to "Tokyo in a Day," an experience crafted for you, where you'll feel the city's heart beating in sync with yours. With a knowledgeable host at your side, we offer a flexible 8-hour journey designed around your interests. This is our suggested itinerary, but remember, your wishes guide our path. Begin your day at Asakusa's Senso-ji Temple, a tranquil reminder of Tokyo's historic charm. Then, the lively pulse of Ameya-Yokocho Market awaits, offering a bustling panorama of sights, sounds, and flavors. Next, navigate the tech and pop culture wonderland of Akihabara, a playground for your imagination. When hunger calls, we recommend the Tsukiji Outer Market, a culinary delight showcasing Tokyo's thriving seafood scene. Moving on, we propose the Imperial Palace East Gardens, a serene oasis amidst the urban landscape. After this peaceful interlude, embrace the sophisticated allure of Ginza, Tokyo's upscale shopping district. Hama-rikyu Gardens offer a moment of reprieve, a world where nature and tradition converge amidst the city's skyscrapers. As evening approaches, Shibuya Crossing, an epitome of Tokyo's vibrant spirit, beckons. Nearby, the Meiji Shrine stands as a testament to Japan's spiritual heritage. And as twilight descends, let Harajuku's Takeshita Street guide you through a kaleidoscope of fashion and street food. "Tokyo in a Day" is not just a tour; it's your personalized journey through Tokyo's multifaceted charm.

Tokyo: Custom Hidden Gems & Highlights Tour with Local Guide

4. Tokyo: Custom Hidden Gems & Highlights Tour with Local Guide

Set off on a completely customized Tokyo journey, influenced by your curiosities and desires, with a host who is a true insider to the city's renowned sights and secret spots. Begin your exploration in Asakusa, where the grandeur of Tokyo's history is embodied in the Senso-ji Temple. Your host will guide you through the captivating tales tied to these landmarks. Next, consider a stroll down Kappabashi Street for a unique perspective on Tokyo's gastronomic heritage via its myriad of kitchenware and restaurant supply stores. If that's not up your alley, you might be drawn to the awe-inspiring views from Tokyo's towering Skytree instead. For a glimpse into old Tokyo, head to Yanaka, a neighborhood retaining a charming "shitamachi" atmosphere. Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, with its lovely shops and galleries, is an ideal setting for a relaxed lunch. As the day advances, you might want to immerse yourself in Ginza's high-end retail heart, venturing into the venerable Mitsukoshi department store, especially its basement floor, known for a wide variety of gourmet food options and traditional Japanese delicacies, along with the traditional Kyukyodo stationery store amidst its contemporary splendor. Your next stop could be Shinjuku, known for its panoramic city views from the Metropolitan Government Building and the nostalgic atmosphere of Omoide Yokocho. Alternatively, you might favor the energetic pulse of Shibuya with its iconic crossing. As twilight descends, Harajuku comes alive with quirky fashion on Takeshita Street and tranquility at the Meiji Shrine. Your host is dedicated to creating your perfect Tokyo experience, delivering a taste of Tokyo's fusion of eras in a day you'll always remember.

Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

5. Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

Be picked up from your hotel, relax in a chartered car, and explore the city at your own pace with a friendly chauffeur on a completely customizable day tour. If you are not sure what you want to see, you can choose the default itinerary. Choose to explore the sights on your own, or select the option including a driver-guide. With the set itinerary, be picked up from your accommodation within Tokyo's 23 wards at 9:00 AM. The first stop is the Asakusa District where you will see Tsukuji Market, Sensoji Temple, and the Tokyo SkyTree. Afterwards, see the Imperial Palace before traveling to Ginza and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Visit Harajuku Takeshita Street and see Japanese street culture for yourself. Go to the Shibuya Area and witness the famous scramble crossing. Enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo Bay in the futuristic area of Odaiba before being dropped off at your hotel or place of your choosing within the 23 wards at 8:00 PM.  Suggested places to visit include the Traditional Cannon Shrine in Asakusa, the Giant instagramable Kaminarimon Gate, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and the fancy Ginza area. You could choose to walk through the beautiful Imperial gardens, enjoy the magnificent views from Tokyo Tower or Skytree and stroll around the futuristic Odaiba area.

East Gardens Imperial Palace:【Simple ver】Audio Guide

6. East Gardens Imperial Palace:【Simple ver】Audio Guide

This is the【Simple ver】audio guide to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace.(next to Imperial Palace)*Check out the map image on the page. *An expanded version of the audio guide is also available, with more spots and more content than the simplified version. ■Audio guide spot Start:Ote-mon Gate ↓ The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace(number of guides: 13) Audio guide time: 30 minutes(It takes about 1 hour more to actually listen while walking around the site) Number of guides: 13 ■What can you hear in the audio guide? This is the【simple ver】audio guide focusing on the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (next to Imperial Palace). It introduces spots in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace while touching on the history of the Imperial Palace, etc. ■Be sure to check *This is an audio guide using your smartphone *English audio guide *No ticket redemption required *This is not an official audio guide *Please do not make direct inquiries to the facility regarding this audio guide *Please make sure to check the opening hours on the official website(not GetYourGuide)before visiting the site. ■HOW TO USE 1.After purchase, we will send a message to your email address registered with getyourguide. 2.From the URL in the message, please select "Listen on the app" or "Browse on Web". 3.You can listen to the audio guide.

Tokyo: Discover Traditional Tokyo Full-Day Bicycle Tour

7. Tokyo: Discover Traditional Tokyo Full-Day Bicycle Tour

The full length of the tour is 20 kilometers, and most of the roads are so flat. Enjoy the easy pace of the tour as you follow your guide to some of the most interesting places in Tokyo. After meeting your guide, listen as they explain the bicycle and local traffic rules. Visit some of the highlights of Tokyo, including Hibiya Park, Ginza shopping district, Kabukiza theater, Tsukiji fish market, Temples and shrines, Kachidoki Bridge, Old town Tsukudajima Tsukishima Monja street, Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station and many others.

Tokyo: Morning Sightseeing Bus Tour

8. Tokyo: Morning Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover 12 Tokyo must-see/must-do places and activities on the deluxe coach in the morning! In this tour we will take you to most famous places in Tokyo such as Meiji Shrine, Asakusa, Imperial Palace and most popular activities such as worshiping at the shrine, shopping at Japanese old shopping street and drinking matcha! We start the tour from the center of Tokyo, Shinjuku (Love statue) at 8am. 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. The shrine was built in 1921, and 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. Take a deep breath here and feel the sacred atmosphere of the Japanese shrine. Then we will pass by Takeshita Avenue, which represents Harajuku and is known as the center of Japanese pop culture, and lead to Omotesando shopping district. We will also pass by National Diet Building which is the Japanese parliament house with a beautiful Symmetrical building built in 1936. Our bus will 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, the center of “Otaku” anime culture. The bus will pass Ueno, known as Japan's oldest park, 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! Have shopping at Nakamise avenue and don’t forget to take photos at Kaminari-mon Gate, that iconic red lantern! At Asakusa, our tour offers this unique Japanese experience! ・Authentic Uji Match experience Enjoy the “Not Bitter Matcha Green Tea” known as “Premium Matcha” which uses “Ichibancha” (first flush) from Uji, Kyoto. *We also have options for Sweet Matcha Gelato or Matcha Beer. You will finish the tour here so spend as much time as you like at Asakusa! The tour includes commentary from both our friendly tour guide and a Multilingual audio guide in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Ukrainian. The coachalways has antibacterial coating and regularly ventilation, a comfy airconditioned bus with free wifi.

Tokyo: Imperial Palace History Walking Tour

9. Tokyo: Imperial Palace History Walking Tour

Begin your walking tour by meeting your guide at the Wadakuramon gate, and together, stroll toward the grand main gate of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. As you step through, follow your guide on a captivating journey, circling the palace grounds. Explore the history embedded in old soldier barracks, encounter special koi fish, and marvel at trees brought from various prefectures of Japan. Delight in the serenity of the palace while gaining insights into its past, including a visit to the old base where the palace stood over 150 years ago. While the palace can be tricky to navigate, your guide will ensure you don’t get lost and help you take photos throughout the tour.

Tokyo: Customizable Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Tokyo: Customizable Private Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a private half-day tour through the bustling streets of Tokyo with a customizable itinerary, local guide. Explore the sights you want to most, such as Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Imperial Palace, and Shibuya Crossing. Your private local guide will be your key to unlocking Tokyo's secrets and hidden treasures. Get the most out of your time in Tokyo with a tour adapted to your preferences, whether you want to focus on the city's cuisine or its most famous sights. If you want to see the iconic landmarks that define Tokyo's skyline, Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace, and the electric buzz of Shibuya Crossing await. Dive into Tokyo's culture, from serene temples and tranquil gardens to cutting-edge art galleries and dynamic street performances. Venture off the tourist paths to places even seasoned travelers often miss. Walk through charming alleyways, discover traditional teahouses, and get to know quaint neighborhoods brimming with character. Discover Tokyo's soul beyond the glossy surface. Hungry for a culinary adventure? Tokyo is a food lover's paradise, and you can choose to craft your tour around the city's iconic cuisine. From delectable street food stalls to Michelin-starred restaurants, you're in for a feast that caters to your taste buds.

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What people are saying about Tokyo Imperial Palace

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based on 639 reviews

I booked a trip 2 hours before the meeting time, and the tour still pushed thru even though I'm alone. The tour was very informative, my guide nikolai made it very interesting. He's just like your friend touring you around the grounds. He's very informative and I learned a lot from this tour. Plus, he takes good pictures. If I could, I would definitely booked them again the next time I visit (hopefully), they have other tours around tokyo. my guide also recommended food and restaurants to try, and it was good.

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

The guide Mao was super excellent. Sharing much knowledge about Tokyo and the Edo period. Excellent time!

my tour guide Mika was wonderful guide and made my Tokyo experience truly unique.