1. Japan
  2. Kantō Region
  3. Tokyo
  4. Senso-ji Temple

Tokyo Temples & Shrines Morning Tour

Product ID: 27846
Explore Tokyo's most famous temples, shrines, and gardens on a morning bus tour. See the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens, Senso-ji Temple, and more. Drive through the entertainment district of Asakusa, and shop on Nakamise-dori.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, French
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 9 days in advance for a full refund

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  • 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
Full description
Drive by Tokyo's most renowned temples, shrines, and palaces, and explore the lovely Asakusa district on a 4-hour morning bus tour.

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
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Drop-off service

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Meeting point

Meeting Point is Hamamatsu-cho Bus Terminal (World Trade Centre Building Annex, 1st floor). Please go to meeting point 20 minutes before the starting time.

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Important information
Know before you go
When the Imperial Palace East Gardens are closed, the tour will visit Imperial Palace Plaza.

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Pleasant enough tour. Good for accessing some key sights in a short period of time as Tokyo is vast. The directions to the meeting point however, were appalling. Why not just tell people to go the service desk in the bus station? The directions gave no such indication and led us on wild goose chases.

January 26, 2020

Fast panoramic tour of Tokyo

The nice guide Kaori showed us the meiji jingu, the garden of the imperial palace and the sense ji, I liked the meiji shrine, a place of peace not too chaotic, the garden of the imperial palace you can also skip it because there isn't much to see, and the sense I advise you to visit early in the morning otherwise Sara like being at the mall on Saturday, loses its spiritual aspect

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August 26, 2019

Very nice experience, very nice guide and exceptional places visited. Maybe a little short but still intense. The places visited are very large and may take much longer to visit them thoroughly, but I am still satisfied. We chose not to stop in Ginza that is the last stop but in Asakusa, to experience it more and enjoy the Sensoji temple and the surroundings of Asakusa, absolutely the most beautiful stage of the entire tour.

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August 15, 2018

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