Ueno Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. 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: Top 10 Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour

2. 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

3. 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: Full Day Private Walking Tour with a Guide

4. Tokyo: Full Day Private Walking Tour with a Guide

Delve into the heart of Tokyo on a full-day private sightseeing tour, and get the most out of the city with a guide. Customize your experience to cater to your tastes and preferences. Enjoy the company of your private guide for the entire day of sightseeing. Explore Tokyo’s high-energy central districts like Shibuya, the iconic area known for its dining, shopping, and entertainment. You can venture further into Harajuku, a neighboring district renowned for its cutting-edge street and sweet street food. Travel back in time and explore the 1300-year-old Sensō-ji temple, the oldest in the city, in the heart of the historic Asakusa district. Get a lesson in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist history, and see the awe-inspiring Asakusa Shrine, which honors the three founders of the Sensō-ji. Walk through the traditional streets to the neighboring Ueno district, an old downtown area home to several attractions like museums, historical monuments, and the popular Ueno zoo, all found inside the sprawling 150-year-old Ueno Park. Your personalized itinerary will be planned and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the activity provider's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

Tokyo: Private and Customizable Sightseeing Tour

5. Tokyo: Private and Customizable Sightseeing Tour

Delve into the heart of Tokyo on a sightseeing tour, and get the most out of the city with a private guide. Customize your experience to cater to your tastes and preferences. Choose from different tour durations to suit your schedule. Visit 2 areas or points of interest with the 4-hour tour. With the full-day experience, you'll enjoy the company of a private guide for a whole day of sightseeing.   On the full-day tour, following pickup from your hotel you'll head to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Stroll around the stalls at the world's biggest seafood market, which can be difficult to understand without a guide. Continue to the Asakusa area to visit the Senso-ji temple, the largest temple in Tokyo. Next, walk along Nakamise shopping street before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to the Meiji Shrine to marvel at the biggest shrine in Tokyo. Continue to the renowned Takeshita Street to explore local pop culture, before finishing your tour at approximately 4 PM.

Tokyo: Secret Food Tour

6. Tokyo: Secret Food Tour

Learn about the food scene and culture in Tokyo from local food enthusiasts who will explain the interesting stories behind local delicacies such as yakitori (skewered chicken) and gyoza (fried dumplings with minced meat and vegetables). Discover the traditions and social functions of Japanese food in Ueno, Tokyo on this small groups tour with a maximum of 10 people. With this unique culinary experience, your guides will educate you about the nuances of seasonal Japanese cuisine. Eating in Tokyo is more than providing sustenance for the body.  We'll begin with one of the most popular sushi shops to enjoy freshly made sushi and start walking through the bustling local streets near the station As we leave the busy station area we head toward the downtown district to enjoy some fried or steamed dumplings called Gyoza. Then a short hop away a staple of the Japanese street food, the famous Yakitori served with a draft beer or a flavoured Sawa in a busy Tachinomiya (stand up eat & drink restaurant). We then stop by another classic street food, taking away a "Croquette" to enjoy as we stroll through the shops of the Ameyoko area. Time to switch from savoury to sweet with our first choice of Manju or depending upon the season some freshly cut fruit. And a trip to Japan would not be considered fulfilled if one did not enjoy some Matcha ice cream As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish in a cosy environment.

Tokyo: Ueno Park Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

7. Tokyo: Ueno Park Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

This tour is a self-guided tour (audio guide) of Ueno Park using an app. *English audio guide *You can listen to it at home, on the go, anywhere *No ticket redemption required *This is not an official audio guide *Please do not make direct inquiries to the facility regarding this audio guide ■What can you hear in the audio guide? Embark on a captivating journey with our guide, "Ueno Uncovered: Tokyo's Gateway to Nature, Culture, and History". This immersive tour will guide you through the enchanting landscapes of Ueno Park, Tokyo's historic and cultural gem. Feel free to visit the spots introduced here in any order you prefer. Also, it's challenging to tour all the museums in one day, so please visit the places that pique your interest at your own pace. Our guide promises more than sightseeing; it offers memories, insights, and a deeper appreciation for Japan's culture. So, are you ready to uncover the secrets of Ueno Park? Join us on this unforgettable journey, and let Ueno's spirit resonate with you long after your visit. ■What is Ueno Park? Ueno Park is Tokyo's vibrant oasis, blending culture, nature, and history. Stroll among cherry blossoms, visit world-class museums like Tokyo National Museum, and witness historical monuments. Engage in the excitement of Ueno Zoo, Japan's oldest, housing pandas and diverse species. Ueno Park is an unmissable treasure, promising rich experiences and serene beauty. ■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, download the audio guide app "Pokke" to your smartphone. 3.After downloading the app, you can listen to the audio guide.

Tokyo: Full-Day Japanese Garden Private Guided Tour

8. Tokyo: Full-Day Japanese Garden Private Guided Tour

Discover the traditional and historic gardens of Tokyo on a fully customizable tour. Visit various gardens arranged various styles with native and non-native plants. Start your day by meeting your guide at your hotel or chosen location, then choose the gardens you wish to visit depending on your preferences. Example 6-hour Itinerary: Meet your guide at your hotel in Tokyo and first visit the garden of the Imperial Palace. Enjoy a stroll through this typical stately Japanese-style garden. Next, move to Meiji-Jingu Shrine then visit a quiet garden with a charming teahouse and pond. Have lunch in Harajuku where you have a lot of choices of food. Take a short train ride and arrive at Shinjuku Gyoen Garden which is one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo. Explore a vast park with a variety of different sections including a typical Japanese garden, a formal French garden with roses en masse, and an English landscape garden. Choose to visit other recommended gardens such as: • Koishikawa Korakuen Garden • Hama Rikyu Gardens • Yoyogi Park • Rikugien Garden • Ueno Park • Koishikawa Botanical Garden • Kiyosumi Teien Garden • Former Shiba Rikyu Gardens • Nezu Museum • Happo-en Garden

From Asakusa: Old Tokyo, Temples, Gardens and Pop Culture

9. From Asakusa: Old Tokyo, Temples, Gardens and Pop Culture

- Private Tokyo Tour Overview Embark on a captivating walking tour of East Tokyo, where tradition and modernity intertwine seamlessly. Begin your journey in Asakusa, where the historic Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise-dori shopping street await, offering a glimpse into Japan’s rich cultural heritage. Continue to Ueno and Okachimachi, housing museums, cherry blossoms, and the vibrant Ameya-Yokocho market. Akihabara, known as “Electric Town,” beckons next with its neon-lit streets, gaming culture, and anime havens. Finally, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Koishikawa Korakuen, a traditional Japanese garden that transports you to a serene oasis amidst the urban bustle. This East Tokyo walking tour offers a diverse and captivating experience, seamlessly blending the old and new in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. -A Private Asakusa Tour in Tokyo We’re not going to let an opportunity to show you Senso-ji slip by. With your knowledgeable guide at your side, you will learn about the history of this very early Buddhist Temple in Japan. Asakusa today is much more than just Senso-ji and the shopping street leading up to it. This was also the case a hundred years ago, when Asia’s first subway started operation between Asakusa and Ueno, which is our next stop. -Visiting Ueno/Okachimachi for True Marketplace Grit From touring Asakusa, we will venture toward Ueno. This area has, for generations, been where street vendors and shops of all stripes sold their wares and their foods. It is probably just as busy an area now as it was centuries ago. Once you get a look at the scene, you’ll know why. This is no highly-manicured, corporate-dominated shopping district. Not at all. -Learning About Akihabara Welcome to the vibrant world of Akihabara, fondly known as “electric town,” a bustling district that has been a hub for cutting-edge electronics since the pre-war era. Over time, it has transformed into a captivating haven of “Otaku” culture, a subculture brimming with passion for anime, manga, and all things pop-culture. But there’s more to Akihabara’s charm. The district offers an atmosphere akin to stepping into a living, breathing manga or anime world. Reality and fantasy intertwine, blurring the lines between fiction and daily life. As you walk among vibrant cosplayers, embodying beloved characters, you’ll witness the streets come alive with their playful performances. -Koishikawa Korakuen A journey through time from bustling Akihabara to a serene Edo-era garden. Each season paints a vibrant picture, from cherry blossoms in spring to autumn's fiery hues. Walk paths steeped in history and embrace nature's enchantment

Private Ueno Park Architecture Tour

10. Private Ueno Park Architecture Tour

Meet your guide in front of the National Museum of Western Art the highlight of the tour. This Le Corbusier-designed museum was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its modern architectural value in 2016. Next, visit a Tokyo Bunka Kaikan designed by Kunio Maekawa, 1 of 3 local apprentices of Le Corbusier. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is located just opposite Le Corbusier’s museum. Then, move on to the International Library of Children’s Literature. Observe its preservation and renovation work as well as its newly-built arch-shaped annex building. Finally, stop at Tokyo National Museum where you can admire 4 great architectural works (Hyokei-kan, Hon-kan, Toyo-kan, and Gallery of Horyuji Treasure) which reflect the historical background of each era between 1908 to 1999. At the end of the tour, explore the collections at your own pace.

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This is a great trip to get your bearings in Tokyo and would recommend doing it on your first day. The busses are very efficient and easy to use. The only issue is that unlike many major other cities, most of Tokyo’s major sites aren’t accessible/visible by road so you do need to get off the bus and walk for a few minutes if you want to see everything… that being said the info you recieve about each site is at a good level

Our guide Yeonmi was just a godsend, booked online at the last minute. She helped us navigate Tokyo with great insights into the culture and ways of the Japanese people. She was funny, considerate and helpful to the utmost. Her advice on how best to utilise our short time in Tokyo was invaluable in making the most of our trip. We cannot recommend her enough.

This is a must go because it will let you have an overview of Tokyo. And the customer service team of this app is extremely responsive and helpful. My flight was delayed and immigration was so crowded and they helped to arrange the next day.

Lines timing doesn’t connect properly Not enough bus frequency

Antonio was a great guide we toured Ueno Park and Yanaka