7 Captivating Full Day Tours In Tokyo, Japan - Updated 2021

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Nicole
Nicole
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Tokyo is such a huge and breathtaking city, it’s so much to take in all at once. Tokyo is well known for its iconic tourist attractions and monuments, such as the Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji. It’s also filled to the brim with amazing culture, you can’t leave without learning more about the culture of the more rustic parts of the country.

Feeling overwhelmed? Choose to join a day tour to explore and enjoy parts of the city that you are interested in the most. With the help of a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, you’re sure to get the most of your day with the people who know the city the best. Read on to learn about seven captivating full-day tours in Tokyo, that you simply must try.

1. Muslim-friendly day tour (from USD 130.89)

day tours in tokyo | muslim-friendly day tour

This trip brings you around the city of Tokyo’s most iconic districts, all while being Muslim-friendly. No visit to Japan is complete without trying one of their national dishes, ramen! This tour takes you to a halal-certified ramen joint, right next to the Asakusa Shrine. Shop to your heart’s content at Takeshita Street, the center of Japan’s pop culture. Lastly, you’ll get to visit the largest mosque in Japan for salat, Tokyo Camii. This seven-hour walking tour will certainly keep you entertained for the whole day and leave you satisfied with the city of Tokyo.

Full-Day Muslim-Friendly Tour of Tokyo

Duration: 7 hour

5 reviews

2. Personalized private tour (from USD 581.74)

day tours in tokyo | personalized private tour

If you know exactly what you want to see in Tokyo and just need a knowledgeable tour guide to help you, this tour will be perfect for you. This customizable tour allows you to plan your own itinerary, choose your own stops and how much time you want to spend at each attraction. Perfect for someone who can’t find the exact tour they want, after all, your trip to Tokyo should be perfect to how you want it! Choose from a variety of Tokyo’s most popular tourist attractions like Asakusa, the Shibuya crossing, Imperial Palace East Garden and more.

Tokyo: Personalized Private Tour

Duration: 8 hour

4 reviews

3. Kamakura - ancient capital of Japan (from USD 327.0)

Many people have not heard of Kamakura, which is a shame, because of all the culture and beautiful sights to see in Japan’s ancient capital. Only an hour away from Tokyo, the home of the samurai is definitely a must-visit during your time in Japan. The first stop is to one of Japan’s most iconic monuments, the huge bronze statue of the Buddha which overlooks the Kotoku-in Buddhist temple. You will also get to visit the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shinto shrine, the center of all of Kamakura’s spirit and culture. The feeling of the ancient history and spirit of the city truly reverberates through you during your visit to the shrine. Your last destination will be at the Kamakura Komachidori, a large shopping street, where you can buy souvenirs and other items.

One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo

Duration: 7 hours

7 reviews

4. Tour of Tokyo's highlights (from USD 125.0)

This tour is extremely versatile, from taking you to the modern icons of Tokyo, to the intricate cultural aspects which make Tokyo and Japan so rich. The tour takes you on a ball of a time in Japan, from the breathtaking views of Tokyo Tower’s observation deck to the Grand Imperial Palace Plaza and the fresh fashion along Nakamise shopping street. You won’t be missing out on the cultural intricacies of Tokyo since the tour includes a visit to Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, as well as a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and Japanese-styled lunch, all of which are included in the cost. The eight-hour-long tour brings you around Tokyo in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus with an enthusiastic tour guide, and even comes with a souvenir city map. This day-long tour is sure to make the best use of your time in Tokyo!

Dynamic Tokyo: Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours

10 reviews

5. Breathtaking views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi (from USD 85.0)

breathtaking views of mount fuji and lake ashi

Getting a little sick of the bright lights and city life? Take a day trip down to Hakone, known for the most famous icon of Japan, Mount Fuji. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, and absolutely deserving of this status! Its natural beauty with the amazing views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi is simply breathtaking and can’t be missed on your trip to Japan. The tour includes tickets for the sightseeing cruise across Lake Ashi, as well as the Hakone Ropeway. The ropeway goes up Mount Hakone and gives you a birds-eye-view of Mount Fuji from the height of the mountain. The view of Japan’s most famous mountain up close is enough to make you gasp! The 10-hour-long tour also brings you shopping for some famous Japanese foods, like the local Kuro Tamago, an egg boiled in the hot spring nearby.

Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

Duration: 10 hour

151 reviews

6. Learn about Japan's culture on this tour (from USD 123.67)

learn about japan's culture on this tour

Experience Japanese traditional culture in Japan through these amazing and sacred parts of Japan. Get the opportunity to experience a tea ceremony demonstration, a true representation of what Japanese culture truly is like. Top that off with visits to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, and Senso-Ji Temple in Asakusa. The Imperial Palace is home to Japan’s emperor and imperial family, as well as a place to view fine art collections and take in the fresh air from the well-kept and beautiful gardens. Get the chance to view Tokyo’s amazing and dynamic scenery from a boat down the Sumida River. Lunch is included in the tour as well, a delectable Japanese-style lunch (with vegetarian options). For convenience sake, there are even hotel pickups available from the major hotels throughout Tokyo. Experience the culture of Japan in comfort during this day-long tour.

Tokyo: Dynamic Tour of Tokyo Tower, River Cruise & Asakusa

Duration: 1 day

31 reviews

7. Legendary Hayao Miyazaki's Studio and Ghibli Museum tour (from USD 133.77)

legendary hayao miyazaki's studio and ghibli museum tour

This tour is a definite must-go for any movie lover and film buff! The tour brings you to the Ghibli Museum, which is largely inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s movies. Hayao Miyazaki is a legendary Japanese filmmaker, most well-known for his movies, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service. His 2001 film Spirited Away won him an Acadamy Award for Best Animated Feature. You can’t call yourself a fan of his work without visiting the museum during your visit to Tokyo. The Ghibli Museum is often unavailable and needs to be reserved in advance, so going with the tour not only lets you get more out of your visit, thanks to your knowledgeable tour guide but saves you a lot of hassle in booking the visit. The tour also allocates some time for you to walk around and view the museum on your own time, to be absorbed in your own thoughts of the awe-inspiring museum. Lunch is also included in the tour fee, a delicious buffet lunch in the beautiful and enchanting Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, which is said to have inspired some famous Ghibli films.

Tokyo: Ghibli Museum and Hayao Miyazaki Movies Tour

Duration: 7 hour

60 reviews

Wondrous sights to see

Tokyo is a beautiful city with many wondrous sights to see, and delicious food and snacks to enjoy. No matter which tour you decide to go on, or even if you decide to head off on your own instead, your day will be amazing, in a city full of life and culture.

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I'm Nicole, a current university student and lover of big cities as well as quaint hidden gems. For me, half the fun of travelling is getting to write about and share this new perspective with...Read more

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