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Half Day Tour Of Meiji Shrine, Senso-Ji Temple And Ginza Shopping District

Tokyo
4 hours
Shopping and Market Tours
Walking Tours
Sightseeing Tours
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Overview

Explore Tokyo’s cultural and historical hub during this four hour long sightseeing tour which is packed with views and experiences that will create a lasting impact on you. Explore the historical shrines of Meiji Jingu, the Imperial Palace and the Asakusa Kannon temple and learn about their significance in Japanese culture.

Why to buy

  • A comprehensive tour with expert guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach/bus.
  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop off to Ginza Station.
  • A visit to Tokyo’s impressive Asakusa Kannon Temple, Meiji Jingu Shrine and the Imperial Palace.
  • Ideal trip around the city for those with limited time for sightseeing.

Itinerary

Learn about the history and culture of Japan on this 4-hour visit to some of the top religious and commercial attractions in Tokyo, the country’s biggest city. Whether you’re stopping in the Japanese capital for a quick visit, or are looking for an introduction to the city’s principal sights, this tour is a great option. Start your day at 9am with a pickup from select hotels, proceeding on to the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal to meet up with your bus transportation for the trip. Throughout the day you’ll tour a variety of religious, cultural and commercial sites, accompanied by informative narration by your onboard guide. Make your first stop at Meiji Jingu Shrine, consecrated in honor of the Emperor Meiji, and considered the most-renowned Shinto site in all of Japan. Hear about the practices behind this historic Japanese religion as you explore the shrine’s treasure house, sanctuary and other structures, each of which is composed of cypress and constructed with copper-lined roofs. Continue to the Imperial Palace, making sure to watch for the National Diet Building, which hosts Japan’s legislature, along the way. Arriving at the palace, observe the ancient foundations of Edo Castle, a structure that has all but disappeared except for its stone base. Then wander the idyllic grounds of the palace’s serene East Garden, where you’ll have time to check out its tea pavilion and moat. After a peaceful 45 minute stroll, head on to the brightly-colored Nakamise shopping street, its sidewalks jam-packed with food vendors and souvenir sellers. From there, continue with your guide to the Asakusa Kannon Temple, a 1300-year-old Buddhist Temple that is considered one of the country’s most important religious sites. On the grounds of the temple, take time to admire the golden image of Kannon, the female Buddhist Deity of Mercy, before finishing your day with a traditional Japanese dance activity in Yurakucho, where your tour ends. Conclude your Tokyo tour as you say goodbye to your guide and then feel free to explore this exciting district of retail, food and entertainment at your leisure.

Inclusions
Expert guide
One-way hotel transfer (from select hotels)
Entrance fees
Transfers by air-conditioned coach
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel drop-off

Schedule

Duration
4 hours
Timings
Monday 7:30 AM Tuesday 7:30 AM Wednesday 7:30 AM Thursday 7:30 AM Friday 7:30 AM Saturday 7:30 AM Sunday 7:30 AM 
Language used
English, Japanese 
Type of Guide/Tour
Expert Guide
Child allowed age
0 - 12 years
Pickup point
Hotel Lobby (from select list of hotels)
Meeting point
Meiji Jingu Shrine
End point
Yurakucho Station

Good to know

  • Drop-off after the tour will be only at the Yurakucho Station.
  • On Mondays, Fridays and other days when the Imperial Palace East Garden is closed, the tour will visit the Imperial Palace Plaza instead.

Additional Information

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Infants rates are applicable provided they do not occupy an extra seat.
  • Pick-up is only from select hotels and no customized pickups are available.

Cancellation policy

  • Please refer to your booking for the cancellation policy.

Address

2087 Kamihong, Matsudo-shi, Chiba-ken 271-0064, Japan
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