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Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

1. Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

Enjoy the beautiful view of Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Bay on this traditional dinner boat cruise. Yakatabune is a traditional dinner boat cruise popular among locals and tourists to enjoy a delicious meal and fantastic views. The boat departs from Azumabashi, located in the heart of Asakusa. From here, you get onboard to the Yakatabune, a traditional Japanese dinner boat cruising down the Sumida River. Cruise through the city down the river to Tokyo Bay while your Japanese meal starts to be served. At Tokyo Bay, you can see a beautifully illuminated Tokyo city with the Rainbow Bridge and Odaiba. Make a stop here for you to climb up the roof of the boat and enjoy the panoramic view of the city and take memorable photos. Your cruise will continue with the rest of your meal being served at the Tokyo Skytree where you will have another stop for the view and photos. From there, return to the Azumabashi Bridge, where the cruise ends.

Tokyo: Off the Beaten Path Private Guided Tour

2. Tokyo: Off the Beaten Path Private Guided Tour

Explore Tokyo in your own way with a private licensed guide. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. If you want to experience authentic local life, the backstreets of Yanaka, Shibamata, Fukagawa, and Asakusa are recommended. This tour feature a morning pickup at your hotel in Tokyo, then a visit to any number of possible sites. You can customize your itinerary according to the specific places you want to visit. See a suggested itinerary below.  First stop is the Shibamata neighborhood, where many historical shops can be found. Some have even been there for over a hundred years. It’s a great place to sample some classic Japanese snacks and street food, such as senbei, soy sauce crackers, and chewy rice balls. Next, head to the Yanaka Ginza neighborhood. Even among locals, it’s a lesser-known area that retains its old-Japan charm. Edo-era shops and restaurants line a small shopping street. Though the shops include modern 100-yen stores, there are many handicrafts, ceramics, and street food stores too. If you’ve become a fan of Japanese food during your travels, Kappabashi Street is a place to bring home something to cook or serve your own Japanese food with. Kappabashi is a long street lined with kitchen shops, plus the occasional kitchen clothing or fake food store. Other popular places you could visit on this tour include the Nezu and Sendagi areas, the Fukagawa Edo Museum, and the Asakusa district.

From Tokyo: Private Highlights Tour of Tokyo Bay

3. From Tokyo: Private Highlights Tour of Tokyo Bay

8:00 am - Hotel Pick-up from Tokyo and depart for Nokogiri Mountain 9:30 am - Arrive at Nokogiri Mountain and take a scenic cable car ride to the top 10:00 am - Explore the stunning views from the top of the mountain and visit the Nihon-ji Temple complex, which features impressive stone carvings and a 30-meter-tall Buddha statue. 13:00 pm - Enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch in the vicinity of Nokogiri Mountain 14:00 pm - Depart for Krukku Fields, a sustainable farm that combines elements of ethical farming, food, art and nature. You can tour the art installations at the farm, which include two exhibits by Yayoi Kusama. 15:30 pm - Depart for Umihotaru, an artificial island on Tokyo Bay, and enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo Bay. 17:00 pm - Take a stroll around the island's various shops and restaurants, including a food court featuring a variety of Japanese cuisine. 17:30 pm - Depart from Umihotaru and head back to Tokyo. 19:00 pm - Arrive back in Tokyo and conclude the tour.

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Had a wonderful 6-hour tour with Kei. He is knowledgeable, friendly, eager to showcase Tokyo, and prepared to customize the tour to your heart's desire. For me, it was an excellent way to get a bigger picture view of Tokyo, while also exploring some of the off-the-beat-path neighborhoods. Great to do this at the beginning of your visit, as there isn't a better way to learn the Tokyo subway system than with a local. Highly recommend.