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1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

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Discover Tokyo's top attractions on an 9-hour tour by air-conditioned coach that includes a cruise. See sights such as Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine  the Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo Sky Tree with audio commentary to accompany your tour. You can also enjoy must-see sights in a day.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (if lunch option is selected)
- Lunch Information: You can request vegetarian and Muslim friendly ( no alcohol and no pork) meal 2 days in advance.
- Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather, and operation.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- If you have wheelchair please let us know when you book. It is difficult to use it some places.
- Pickup service will be unavailable during 10th July to 8th September due to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 43 travelers


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shinjuku I Land, 6-5-1 Nishishinjuku, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 163-1312 Tokyo Prefecture

our final meeting point

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Kabukicho, Shinjuku Tokyo Prefecture

The most famous down town

Pass By: Takeshita Street, 1, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

Famous street where Japanese young trendsetters gathering and making new pop culture.

Stop At: Meiji Jingu Shrine, 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

The most famous shrine in Japan

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: National Diet Building, 1-7-1 Nagatacho, Chiyoda 100-0014 Tokyo Prefecture

The most important building politically

Stop At: Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111 Tokyo Prefecture

・The current residence of the Imperial family, also formerly Edo Castle was located in.

・Beautiful historical garden with seasonal flowers

We are going to either the East garden or outer garden of it

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Akihabara, Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

The most famous district for game, animation and Japanese nerd culture.

Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

・the most popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo.

・You can see excellent structures such as Kaminari-mon gate and Senso-ji temple.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Asahi Beer Headquarters, 1-23-1 Azumabashi, Sumida 130-8602 Tokyo Prefecture

The famous building.

Stop At: Ryogoku, Sumida Tokyo Prefecture

★Lunch info

・If you chose our tour with lunch, you will have a Chanko-Nabe which is famous as Sumo wrestlers’ cuisine.

If you need vegetarian or Muslim friendly meals, please request it 2 days before the day. The restaurant cannot accept it on the tour day.

・The restaurant is nicely decorated to show Sumo culture. For example, you will see Dohyo Sumo Wrestling rink or paintingsof Sumo wrestlers

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Tokyo Skytree, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida 131-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

・Enjoy such a beautiful panorama view from 350m above the ground.

・The first 4 floors form the ground are a shopping mall named “Sora-machi”. It is one of the best spot for buying traditional but sophisticated designed souvenirs.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Odaiba, Daiba, Daiba, Minato 135-0091 Tokyo Prefecture

・As a finale of the tour, Relax and enjoy a cruise going across the panoramic Tokyo bay.
※If we cannot take a cruise, we will go to an alternative place.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Shinbashi Shiodome, Odaiba, Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

One of drop off place Shinbashi Station about 17:45pm

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, 1-7-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023 Tokyo Prefecture

Our final drop off point Shinjuku Station about 18:10

Duration: 5 minutes


Departure point:

1: LOVE Object, 6-chōme-5-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan
2: Royal Park Hotel Tokyo, 2-chōme-1-1 Nihonbashikakigarachō, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 103-0014, Japan
3: Agora Place Asakusa, 2-chōme-2-9 Kotobuki, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0042, Japan
4: Shiba Park Hotel, 1 Chome-6 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan
5: Keisei Ueno Station, 1 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0007, Japan
6: Apple 銀座, Japan, 〒104-0061 Tōkyō-to, Chuo City, Ginza, 3-chōme−5−12 サヱグサビル 本館
7: McDonald's, Japan, 〒112-0004 Tōkyō-to, Bunkyo City, Kōraku, 1-chōme−1−17 TK―EASTビル
8: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Japan, 〒107-6245 Tōkyō-to, Minato City, Akasaka, 9-chōme−7−1 東京ミッドタウン
9: Imperial Hotel Tokyo, 1 Chome-1-1 Uchisaiwaichō, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 100-8558, Japan
10: Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel, 1-chōme-24-10 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tōkyō-to 150-0002, Japan
11: Hotel New Otani Tokyo The Main, Japan, 〒102-8578 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda City, Kioichō, 4−1 ホテルニューオータニ ザ・メイン
12: Shinjuku Prince Hotel, 1-chōme-30-1 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-8487, Japan

Departure time:


8 to 10 hours



Terms and Conditions:

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) 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 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Tom L

Aki was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to take photos of us as a family at the various sights. She was very well organised which meant the tour ran to time and smoothly. Our first stop at the Shinto shrine was quintessentially traditional Japanese with plenty of photo opportunities. Aki explained the ritual of hand washing and worshipping at the shrine. There was ample time at Japans most instagramable spot which is the Buddist temple in Tokyo. Very busy but a great experience and good spot to buy souvenirs. We had the chicken hot pot lunch which was at a sumo themed restaurant which added to the experience. The Tokyo sky tower was a fantastic experience and you save so much time going in as part of a group booking to miss the ticket queues. We finished with a short boat trip where you could see the rainbow bridge. The only thing you don't see is the famous Shibuya crossing. However, you can do that yourself (as we did) as simply get a tube to Shibuya station and it's right outside.

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Gail F

The Tokyo bus tour is a must to do. Tokyo is a very big place and this tour gives you a snapshot of what is available. Our tour Guide Seiji (Sage) absolutely made the tour. He entertained us and gave us timely information of what we were seeing and doing. Highly recommend couples and families do this tour.

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Aoife D

Great value for money. It was jam packed, we saw so much in the one day. Very well organised. Be sure to keep to the schedule! The tour is fast paced, if you are more than a few minutes late to return to the meet point during free time, the tour will continue without you! Very informative and friendly guides also. Comfortable bus journey. The cruise was a lovely end to the day

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Allison F

Shiho was a GREAT GREAT tour guide. What a wonderful, educational experience we went on. It was even cold and so rainy and I still had an awesome time. It was a very long day, but we did it all! The lunch was a chanko lunch which was a nice cultural experience, but it wasn't the best. I'm glad to have tried it though.

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Joseph T

Ahi was an amazing tour guide. Lots of history in the temple/shrine, as well as an amazing Tokyo bay cruise at sunset!

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Ashok D

Liza was excellent guide. She spoke very good English. She gave us lots of good info about Japan. Good luck Liza.

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Kalpesh P

This was overall good tour to Tokyo. We enjoyed it. Staff was very nice. Tour guide spoke good English and was very informative with good sense of humor. We enjoyed the tour.

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If you have one or only a few days in Tokyo, this tour is a great choice. The first part of the tour is mostly outdoors - you will visit Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace East Garden and Asakusa. Then there is lunch at a sumo restaurant, a visit to Tokyo Skytree and a short Tokyo Bay cruise. The majority of the time is spent at Asakusa and Skytree. Our guide, Levin, though not native to Japan, knew a lot about the country and city and was very personable and informative. On the day we took this tour, we had a smaller group, perhaps around 20-25 people, but this tour could accommodate around 40 people. If you prefer smaller group tours, then this particular tour would not be for you. If you are fine with a larger group, you will likely find this tour to be enjoyable and well worth the money. We had a very brief stay in Tokyo and are very glad we chose to do this tour. If there's one small "complaint" I have, it would be lunch - the food was not the best, and lunch also did not include drinks. On other tours we took, we always had drinks included. I'd prefer to pay a little more up front to ensure that more is included in the cost. Overall, we enjoyed the tour and recommend it as a good tour option for first-time Tokyo visitors.

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The tour guide tried to make the best of it, but with 40 people on the bus with small children, strollers, elderly Etc. getting out and getting in ate up half of the time.
As a result, 15 minutes per stop is all we basically had.
If you can do it go for a private tour.

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This tour is okay for a bus tour. Expect to deal with time consuming cumbersome portions that are inevitable when participating in a large group tour on a bus in a country where English is limited. I got to the meeting point in Shibuya just on time (even though it was walking distance from my hotel, don't underestimate how confusing Tokyo is to navigate on foot, even with Google Maps). I boarded the bus which transported us to the actual tour bus in Shinjuku. From Shinjuku we began the tour. The tour guide was a young woman who was friendly and hard working, and I appreciated her efforts, though it took extra effort to understand her English. However, over the rest of my stay in Tokyo I realized that her English was quite good for Japan. She did a good job of keeping the group on schedule and explaining the meeting points. She did offer some explanations of the different sites as well as some tips about communication and culture in Japan, but I do wish there was more information provided.on the tour. I would have liked more of a guided tour in Asakusa rather than just letting us loose to explore. I enjoyed strolling the market near the temple, but I didn't spend much time in the temple as I didn't really know what I was looking at or what to look for. Same with the Meiji temple; I wish we were guided a bit more around the complex rather than just being let loose with instructions to come back to the meeting point. The Skytree observation deck wasn't too much different from other observation decks I've visited around the world, but it is a great view, and a pretty good deal that the ticket is included in the price of the tour, not to mention that we got to skip the long lines. So bonus points for that, but we don't get much time to spend there. I wanted to visit the Studio Ghibli store in the attached Solamachi mall so I didn't spend too much time in Skytree, but there simply wasn't enough time for me to find the store in the mall before I had to get back to the bus. The lunch was a letdown-- average food and a touristy place. It houses a sumo ring which is kind of cool, but women aren't allowed on it, so photo ops only for men. The Imperial Palace visit was kind of a mess; it was closed for an event, which the guides didn't know, so we only got to stand outside and take a picture. I wish they'd researched before and skipped it so we didn't waste valuable time. Personally, going forward I'll try to stick to small group tours using local transportation


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1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

Discover Tokyo's top attractions on an 9-hour tour by air-conditioned coach that includes a cruise. See sights such as Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine  the Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo Sky Tree with audio commentary to accompany your tour. You can also enjoy must-see sights in a day.

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