Find out more about Tokyo’s rich history, and see how life was like in the 17th and 18th century, during the Edo period. The tours listed below highlight the magic that Tokyo has to offer. Go from experiencing the extensive gastronomy where foodies will have the opportunity to sample different food, to the sacred prayer temples and serene gardens. Booking one of these informative tours allows visitors to see the city from a local’s viewpoint and you will learn so much about Tokyo’s preserved culture. This list of tours has been compiled to showcase some of the must-see sights and things to do in Tokyo. Have a look to see which popular tour in Tokyo is next on your itinerary.
This popular tour of the city takes you on a historical journey of Tokyo. While taking in the beauty of the vibrant colors at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, you will be marveled by the feeling of peacefulness at the Meiji Shrine. Your tour will depart from the Hamamatsucho bus terminal, driving past the National Diet building and visiting the likes of Sensoji Temple and Nakamsie shopping street. The tour ends near Ginza at 1:15 pm.
Cityrama: A Morning in Tokyo Tour
Duration: 4 Hrs Duration
Fitness fanatics will enjoy this 6.5-hour bike tour of the city – definitely not for the faint-hearted! While riding through the city, you will discover hidden gems and some of the best landmarks that the city has to offer. A well-informed guide will take you to places like the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Yoyogi Park, and the Imperial Palace before ending at the top of the 48-story Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tochō). The tour includes both a helmet and the bicycle for the duration of the tour.
Tokyo Bike Tour with Meiji-jingu Shrine, Aoyama Cemetery
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Explore Tokyo’s gastronomy by embarking on a three-hour culinary journey that will have foodies raving about the flavors of Japan. Eat like a local and sample foods like ‘takoyaki’ (octopus-balls), ‘okonomiyaki’ (savoury egg pancakes), Kobe beef skewers and much more. Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most popular neighborhoods, with restaurants serving regional foods. The tour is suitable for the entire family, so everyone can join in on the fun!
Walking Food Tour of Shibuya at Night
Duration: 3 hours
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The 80year-old market is the largest seafood market in the world. The market houses more than 700 stalls with vendors showcasing fresh and tasty flavors of Japan. You will find mouth-watering fresh seafood, dumplings and other local delicacies. While browsing the halls of the inner market, one can expect to see exotic fishes being sold to visitors looking to try out new and authentic seafood. Tsukiji market is open Monday through Saturday, with closures on holidays and occasional Wednesdays.
Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours
See the highlights of Tokyo from an experienced tour guide’s point of view. This custom tour allows for visitors to visit sites like the Tsukiji fish market, Senso-Ji Temple in Asakusa, and the Meiji Shrine. One must definitely be sure to put on comfortable walking shoes when planning to take on the full-day tour as this lasts seven hours. Shorter alternative tours are available on request that lasts two to four hours. Some sights are reached via the metro, which is also included in the tour package. The tour is offered in English, French, Japanese, and Chinese. The tour departs from your hotel.
Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide
Duration: 2 to 7 hours
What better way than to visit one of Tokyo’s most historical neighborhoods traveling in a rickshaw. Sit back and let your driver take you through on this open-air two-wheel vehicle while you gaze at the people strolling down the open streets of Asakusa. You will have the opportunity to take pictures of iconic sites and marvel at the serene and colorful gardens. The duration of the rickshaw tour varies, so be sure to inquire ahead of time and choose the one that will best suit you.
Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour
Duration: 30 to 180 minutes
This evening taste tour allows foodies to sample the different flavors of Tokyo, from classic dishes right through to modern cuisine. The tour starts off with a meet and greet outside Hankyu Men’s department store, then takes you to different eateries where you will have the chance to indulge in a tasting session of up to 20 different local dishes including desserts and drinks. The entire tour lasts three hours and finishes off at the Shimbashi station.
Walking Food Tour in Yurakucho, Shimbashi and Ginza
Duration: 3 hours
This afternoon tour allows patrons to see Tokyo from a different standpoint. Start off with a hotel pick-up that takes you on a scenic drive to Hamamatsucho bus terminal, it is where you will meet other tourists looking to share the same experience as you. You will then be whisked off to the Seaside Top observation deck where there are 20 minutes reserved for the viewing pleasure of the city. The tour includes a glimpse into Ginza - Tokyo’s shopping district where you will have the chance to shop at later, Senso-Ji temple, Nakamise shopping street, and a 40-minute Sumida river cruise.
Tokyo Afternoon Tour
Duration: 4 Hrs Duration
This nostalgic tour allows visitors to see what it was like living in the Edo era in Tokyo. In just over three hours you will have the opportunity to explore the Yanaka district with the well-informed tour guide giving you a brief history and culture lesson on Tokyo. Visit the Yanaka Reien cemetery famous for its blooming cherry-blossoms, and explore the many temples. This tour has a minimum requirement of two people and booking is essential.
Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
This family-friendly cabaret show in Tokyo features a futuristic act of robotic monsters and dancers in neon costumes. The music is at high intensity with bright lights coming through and the robots move to the lively techno music. Observers will feel like they are in a crazy and vibrant Japanese anime. The show lasts a total of 90 minutes with different performance times, which you can choose depending on your individual preferences.
Tokyo Robot Restaurant Show Ticket
Duration: 2 hours
Take away the hassle and select one of these organized tours
Planning to go to different attractions can prove to be a daunting exercise if you are not sure how to go about it. Book one of these tours that have been carefully curated to incorporate all the iconic sites of Tokyo.
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