Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day Tour

activities / Small group tours

Tour description provided by Viator

See Tokyo at its dynamic best on this jam-packed day of sightseeing. Perfect if your time in Tokyo is limited, you'll see all the highlights such as Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace, take part in a traditional tea ceremony and enjoy a relaxing 40-minute cruise on the Sumida River. A free souvenir map of Tokyo is also included.

The highlights on your full-day tour include:

  • Panoramic views of Tokyo from the observatory of Tokyo Tower
  • Taking part in a traditional tea ceremony and admiring bonsai trees at the Japanese Garden, Happo-en (Please note: Happo-en will be closed between July 16 and August 23. The tea ceremony will be replaced with a guided visit to the Meiji Jingu Shrine instead).
  • Feasting on a barbecue lunch at Chinzanso Restaurant (vegetarian options available upon request)
  • Driving past the Japanese Capitol (House of Parliament)
  • Short photo stop at the plaza in front of the Imperial Palace
  • Driving through the world-famous Ginza shopping district to experience the excitement of Japan's most celebrated shopping and amusement area
  • Enjoying a 40-minute boat ride on the Sumida River, from Hinode pier on Tokyo Bay to Asakusa
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji), the oldest and most popular Buddhist temple in Tokyo
  • Nakamise shopping street, a narrow, paved entrance way to a temple crammed with tiny food and souvenir shops

Plus you'll receive a free souvenir map of Tokyo!

Please Note: During the Cherry Blossoms season between March - April, the Sumida River Cruise will be replaced with a tour which views the cherry blossoms in Sumida Park.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Traditional tea ceremony
  • 40-minute sumida river cruise
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup (from selected hotels)
  • Free souvenir map of tokyo
  • Local taxes

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop off