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

Tokyo Afternoon Tour with Sumida River Cruise

Product ID: 7377
Experience the city of Tokyo on this afternoon tour covering Tokyo's major sightseeing spots such as Seaside Top Observatory, Imperial Palace, and Asakusa. On the way to Hinode pier, enjoy the Tokyo city view while cruising on the Sumida River.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 1:40 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 8 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy the stunning view from the Seaside Top Observatory
  • Admire the Imperial Palace
  • Check out Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • Shop for souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Arcade
  • Take a cruise on the Sumida River
Full description
Get yourself ready for this 4-hour afternoon tour through one of the biggest cities in the world. Your first destination is the Seaside Top Observatory. Enjoy the stunning view from the top of the World Trade Center and take some nice souvenir pictures.

Then, drive to the Imperial Palace, the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. Enjoy a walk around the large park and marvel at the unique buildings.

Visit Sensō-ji, the oldest temple in Tokyo and particularly admire the main temple which is dedicated to the Buddhist goddess Kannon. You will also have the chance to go shopping for souvenirs at the Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Here, you'll find plenty of stalls selling Japanese fans, xylographs, kimonos, t-shirts, toys, and much more.

After a 40-min cruise on Sumida River from Asakusa to Hinode pier, then take a bus back to Tokyo station.
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by bus
  • Sumida River Cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, Hamamatsucho, Minato, Tokyo 105-0013, Japan

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Important information
Know before you go
During cherry blossom season (approximately 20 March - 14 April), a visit to Sumida Park will replace Sumida River Cruise due to overcrowding.

Sumida River Cruise and Imperial Palace Plaza itinerary order will be switched for the following dates: January, 20 March - 14 April, November, December.

1 child (5 years of age or less) can join the tour with an adult, but will receive no services such as meals or bed. If there is more than 1 child per booking, each child will incur an additional child fare.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Very friendly and good English speaking guide with lots of information!

I was the only participant but the tour continued with a guide who was very friendly and gave a lot of fun and was thoughtful. The driver was great! Observatory with clear explanation. In the old city explanation about rituals and together with guide wish purchased and visited temples. During the bus ride and at palace information about the imperial family but also about normal Japanese things. The boat trip was good but unfortunately only got the map afterwards. This makes it less easy to follow. Finally dropped off at the starting point due to evening rush hour. Guide brought me to the metro very friendly !!!

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February 14, 2018


The tour begins with a visit to the Word Trade Center Tokyo, a beautiful view of the city, then a city tour and shows some points along the way to the imperial palace, but not close to take a picture ... only in another point you can not even see the palace, the visit to the temple and the street "shopping" and a normal walk by the river. For those who have free time up is recommended.

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October 31, 2016

Excellent opportunity to visit the best of Tokyo in just one afternoon

English speaking guide perfectly (very rare in Tokyo), really focused visit: view of Tokyo from the top floor of the WTC, visit to the gardens of the imperial house (from outside of course), free hour in the beautiful neighborhood of Asakusa and navigation of 40 minutes on the Sumida river. Really the best you can do in just one afternoon.

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June 6, 2014

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