Tokyo Temples & Shrines Morning Tour
- Explore Tokyo's most famous temples and shrines by bus
- Visit the peaceful Meiji Shrine, Japan's most famous Shinto shrine
- Pass by the Japanese parliament at the National Diet Building
- Stroll through the Imperial Gardens of the Imperial Palace
- See Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo's oldest and most famous Buddhist temple
- Walk down the shop-lined promenade of Nakamise-dori
- Find upscale goods and first-class restaurants in Ginza
Following a pick-up at your hotel, or meet at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, you will drive to the tranquil Meiji Jingu Shrine, dedicated to the first emperor of modern Japan, Emperor Meiji. Continue past the National Diet Building, home to both houses of the Japanese parliament, on your way to Imperial Palace East Garden, site of the original Edo Castle.
Get off to stoll through the inner garden of Imperial Palace East Garden (the only part of the grounds open to the public) and admire the moats, lawns, and stunning colors of Japanese trees. Then, continue to Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s favorite entertainment districts. Founded in 628 AD, the Buddhist Senso-ji Temple is Tokyo’s oldest temple and the focus of the city’s largest Shinto festival.
You will also get time to browse the shop-lined promenade of Nakamise-dori, before exploring the upscale Ginza shopping district, known for its boutique stores, and flagship shops of designer brands, such as Gucci and Christian Dior. The tour ends here, so you can carry on shopping on your own, or relax in one of Ginza’s luxury restaurants or trendy coffeeshops.
- English-speaking guide
- GPS audio guide – available in Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Thai, French, Indonesian, Korean and Vietnamese. Please request your chosen language when making a booking
- Food and drink
- Drop-off service
Prepare for the activity
Cancellation: no charge up to 8 days before tour; charge of 30% of price 7 to 2 days before tour; charge of 40% of price 1 day before tour; 50% charge of price on tour date, prior to start time; and no refund for cancellation on or after start of tour.
Reservations required for pick-up. Pick-up available from: ANA Intercontinental, Cerulean Tower Tokyu, Conrad, Courtyard Tokyo Ginza, Daiichi Hotel, Hotel Chinzan-so Tokyo, Ginza Capital, Grand Hyatt, Grand Pacific Le Daiba, Grand Palace, Grand Prince New Takanawa, Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Imperial, Intercontinental Tokyo Bay, Keio Plaza Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Metropolitan, New Otani, New Sanno, Nikko, Okura, Palace Hotel, Park Hotel, Park Hyatt, Ritz Carton, Royal Park, Royal Park Hotel The Shiodome, Sheraton Miyako, Shiba Park, Shinagawa Prince, Shinjuku Station East Exit, Shinjuku Washington, Sunshine City Prince, Tokyo Dome