Kantō Region
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Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

1. Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

Arrive at TOKYO SKYTREE® and head up to the 4th floor, where you're greeted by friendly staff. Here, you'll get your ticket and head straight into an elevator that takes you shooting seamlessly up to the 1,150-foot (350-m) Tembo Deck in no time. The enormous, circular deck features windows on all sides, allowing you 360-degree views of Tokyo City. See the winding Sumida River, look for the Tokyo Dome, and even find the Tokyo Tower—interactive displays help you pick out points of interest too. If you choose to visit the Tembo Galleria, hop into another elevator and rush up to the 1,475-foot (450-m) viewing space. The Galleria features a long, sloping spiral ramp that offers an even more dynamic view of the city. On your way back to the ground, stop by Floor 345 to check out the gift shop, and pause at Floor 340 for a dizzying view straight down from a section of sturdy glass flooring.

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Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

2. Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

Start your Akihabara tour by making your first stop at a retro video game store. This store is considered a treasure trove for game lovers, especially for those who grew up experiencing the rise of the Japanese video game industry. Here, you can listen to the 8-bit video game keyboard music that you can hardly find anywhere else! Your guide will help you find and buy all the retro video game machines and disks. While the world is chasing after new games, look back on these old-time games that bring back charming childhood memories. Next, head over to the maid cafe - an unmissable experience whilst you're in Tokyo. Hang out with cute maids, get spells cast on your food, and take photos! If you order an omelet or hot latte, the maids will draw cute illustrations on it with ketchup/chocolate sauce. Finally, enjoy wandering around huge anime stores with hundreds of figures and cosplay goods. Sometimes these stores are places that travelers feel awkward to discover by themselves -however with a guide, you can fully enjoy every single stop like a local.

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Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

3. Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

Meet your private guide at your Tokyo accommodation and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. Customize the itinerary to suit your interests and schedule. Be spontaneous and choose where you want to go. Make the most of your time with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that aren’t in the guidebooks and that are popular with the locals. If you’ve just arrived in the city, start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Experience the city like a resident, get recommendations for the best places to eat and shop, and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions, wander through the charming old town, or indulge your senses at local food markets. Learn more about sights that you can visit on your own after the tour.

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Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

4. Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Japan’s electrifying capital city. Get a personalized tour of the city’s fascinating history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets – and a few off the well-trodden tourist trail. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. First, meet your guide at the 1300-year-old Sensō-ji temple, the oldest in the city, in the heart of the historic Asakusa district. Get a lesson in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist history, and see the awe-inspiring Asakusa Shrine, which honors the three founders of the Sensō-ji. Then, walk the traditional streets to the neighboring Ueno district, an old downtown area that’s home to several attractions like museums, historical monuments and the popular Ueno zoo, all found inside the sprawling 150-year-old Ueno Park. Intrigued by Tokyo’s national sport? Head to the riverside Ryogoku district, the heartland of professional sumo. See all sorts of fascinating sumo paraphernalia, small statues of yokozuna (the highest-ranking sumo wrestlers), and Ryogoku Kokugikan – Tokyo’s famous sumo stadium. There’s really no limit to what you can see and do in Tokyo, and there’s something for absolutely everyone. Whizz around on a go-kart, play retro arcade games in the Anata No Warehouse, and grab a quick bite at the Robot Restaurant – where you’ll be entertained by robotic monsters, dancers, and flashing lasers! Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local supplier's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

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Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

5. Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

Enter the renowned Edo Wonderland in the beautiful city of Nikko to learn about one of the most defining eras of Japan. After entering, feel like you have traveled back into the Edo period as you navigate the town constructed with traditional Edo architecture. Choose to wear a traditional kimono from a selection of various ranks and take the opportunity to become an Edo citizen for the day. Become a lord, samurai, princess, farmer or a different kind of citizen, making for great photo opportunities. Be immersed in the culture and experience the complex beauty of being dressed in kimono.  Enjoy a variety of live performances including the popular ninja performances, oiran cultural shows, water magic shows, and a variety of other traditional plays. Try authentic cultural experiences. Learn the basics of how to handle a samurai sword or traditional archery. Take a lesson on how to play the musical instrument Shamisen, how to apply traditional handmade beni lipstick, how to do ukiyo-e woodblock printing or aizome indigo dying.  Learn unique facets about Edo culture through various exhibits including the Edo firefighters exhibition and swordsmith exhibit. Discover fun unique amusements including a mechanical maze, a ninja house filled with secrets, and the mysterious ninja training house, where the laws of physics seem to not apply. Taste authentic seasonal Edo cuisine at various restaurants in the park. 

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Asakusa: Tokyo’s #1 Family Food Tour

6. Asakusa: Tokyo’s #1 Family Food Tour

Every guide book and checklist will tell you that the Asakusa area is a “must see!” Get off the beaten track and discover hidden spots and tasty treats that most tourists will never find. Learn about the history of the area while trying snacks, sweets and having a local seasonal lunch. Begin your tour with a special overview of this district. Explore the Namise street, try a famous Japanese snack and learn about how pilgrims and tourists have been coming here for more than 1000 years. Have a seasonal lunch with your guide and learn about food customs and ordering tips that you can use throughout your time in Japan. Next stop, explore the theater and traditional side streets. Stop off and learn about specialty foods from across Japan. Head over to a dessert shop that has been making a famous pastry since 1945. Learn about the hidden secrets of Sensoji temple and finish up your tour with a stop off for a Matcha (green tea) experience. See all the important sites and make delicious memories with your local guide sharing information about this amazing “shitamachi” or downtown neighborhood.

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Tokyo: Thermae-Yu Hotspring in Shinjuku Entrance Ticket

7. Tokyo: Thermae-Yu Hotspring in Shinjuku Entrance Ticket

Access Termae-Yu easily in the heart of Tokyo. Present the voucher emailed to you by the tour supplier and access the largest natural hot spring facility within the Tokyo Metropolitan district. You will provided with a towel and a traditional Yukata (bathrobe) inside. Explore 6 different indoor baths, the largest high-concentrated carbonated bath inside Tokyo, an open-air bath with natural hot spring water transported directly from the Nakaizu hot spring area and two types of saunas. Take a break from the crazy city lights and treat yourself to a session of total relaxation at Termae-yu. Choose from spa treatments and food to create the perfect relaxing experience.

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Tokyo: Mother Farm & Hakkeijima Aquarium Private Day-Trip

8. Tokyo: Mother Farm & Hakkeijima Aquarium Private Day-Trip

Enjoy a private customizable day trip to Mother Farm and Hakkeijima Aquarium, departing from Tokyo. Contact the supplier if you would like to alter the route and timings. Start the tour with pickup at 8 AM (or another time upon request) from your hotel in Tokyo 23 wards. Then, set off for Mother Farm in Chiba prefecture. When you arrive, meet a range of friendly animals including sheep, cattle, goats, donkeys, llamas, and alpacas. View the impressive flowers and head into the amusement park where you can take part in a range of activities. Next, head over to the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium. Admire the various marine animals and feel a sense of the sea. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel in Tokyo where you tour concludes.

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Tokyo: Ueno Park Architecture Tour

9. Tokyo: Ueno Park Architecture Tour

Meet your guide in front of the National Museum of Western Art the highlight of the tour. This Le Corbusier-designed museum was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its modern architectural value in 2016. Next, visit a Tokyo Bunka Kaikan designed by Kunio Maekawa, 1 of 3 local apprentices of Le Corbusier. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is located just opposite Le Corbusier’s museum. Then, move on to the International Library of Children’s Literature. Observe its preservation and renovation work as well as its newly-built arch-shaped annex building. Finally, stop at Tokyo National Museum where you can admire 4 great architectural works (Hyokei-kan, Hon-kan, Toyo-kan, and Gallery of Horyuji Treasure) which reflect the historical background of each era between 1908 to 1999. At the end of the tour, explore the collections at your own pace.

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Tokyo: Family Walking Tour

10. Tokyo: Family Walking Tour

Experience a rewarding adventure with your family on this exclusive walking tour. Listen to a local professional guide explain the many famous cultural and architectural sites of Tokyo. Stroll through the city center with your family on this two-hour tour at an easy pace. Have fun learning about Tokyo's fascinating history and hearing stories that both the adults and kids are sure to enjoy.

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What people are saying about Kantō Region

This is a must do in Tokyo!! I was super scared about taking the elevator for so many floors but the experience is actually very seamless and fun! The staff is SUPER friendly and they greet you with a big smile when you get to the top, take a picture and direct you to the amazing views of the entire city! If you can, go to the second floor, the views are breathtaking! Pro tip - if you want to see Mt. Fuji, arrive early and chose a sunny day :)

So happy we booked these tickets! It was great to walk right by the long lines and head to the observation decks. Saved us so much time!

The views from the top are amazing! You can see clearly to Mt Fuji and get a view of just how populated Tokyo is. Incredible

It is worth it. Tokyo is seen from all angles. The elevator is very fast and the Tower staff is very friendly.

Really fun experience overall, got to see Tokyo from another view!