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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.

Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

2. 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. 

Tokyo: Private Transfer to/from Narita Itl. Airport (NRT)

3. Tokyo: Private Transfer to/from Narita Itl. Airport (NRT)

Ensure your trip is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer between Narita International Airport (NRT) and your hotel or accommodation in Tokyo city centre. Choose from 2 suitable vehicle options that give you the comfort and space your transfer needs.  On the day of travel, meet your friendly English-speaking professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall or get picked up at your accommodation. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination. Choose from a Sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage for groups of 3 passengers or fewer. Alternatively, for groups of up to 7 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 7 standard-sized pieces of luggage.

Tokyo: Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour

4. Tokyo: Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour

After meeting at 7:50AM, your tour leader will greet you at the ground floor of the Shinjuku Subaru Building next to the Shinjuku JR Station west exit. At 8:00AM, you will depart from Shinjuku to Tochigi prefecture, where Nikko City is located. At around 10:30AM, you will travel to the first stop on your tour, the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. This shrine is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868, known as the Edo Period. You can appreciate the beauty of this shrine complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, whilst learning the interesting stories and legends of the buildings from your guide. After visiting the Nikko Toshogo Shrine, you will pass through the Iroha Slope. It is famous for its 48 sharp turns along its route, and is portrayed in the animation ”Initial D”. The road is very popular for its autumn leaves in the fall. At 12:30PM, you will arrive at the Kegon Waterfall. This almost 100-meter-tall waterfall is the most famous of Nikko's many beautiful waterfalls. It is even ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful falls, along with the Nachi Waterfall in the Wakayama Prefecture and the Fukuroda Waterfall in the Ibaraki Prefecture. At 2:00PM, your tour will be separated into two groups, you can choose according to your preference to either walk along Lake Chuzenji, or to experience the Nikko hot spring. Before finishing your tour, you will stop by the Onihei Edo service area, which is the most interesting service area with edo style design and traditional souvenirs. At 6:00PM, you will be dropped back at the Shinjuku Subaru Building, where your tour will end.

Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

5. 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.

Tokyo: Joypolis 1-Day Ticket

6. Tokyo: Joypolis 1-Day Ticket

Tokyo Joypolis is one of the largest indoor amusement parks in Japan by SEGA. With many different rides and attractions, come and discover Joypolis for yourself with this 1-day entrance ticket. Located in Odaiba, Tokyo Joypolis is a great way to spend a day with family or friends. Enjoy fun-filled games, rides, VR, and over 20 different attractions regardless of the weather. The park consists of 3 floors and includes rides, VR games, arcade games, a prize corner, and a sticker printing machine. Attractions include Gekion Live Coaster, Halfpipe Tokyo, Pirate's Plunder, The Joypolis Explorer, and Spicy Taxi.

Asakusa: Tokyo’s #1 Family Food Tour

7. 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.

Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

8. 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.

Tokyo: Legoland Discovery Center Admission Ticket

9. Tokyo: Legoland Discovery Center Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the world of LEGO with a visit to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Tokyo. Travel back in time to your own childhood or have fun with your family at this indoor theme park bursting with hands-on activities and attractions. Surrounded by over 3 million LEGO bricks, discover the wonder of fun inside the park with a tour of the LEGO brick factory and a LEGO creations workshop. You can also marvel at the enormous diorama of Tokyo city created using LEGO bricks and enjoy some playtime at a real life Duplo playground. The park is full of stimulating games and visual experiences that are entertaining for the whole family including the LEGO Ninjago City Adventure, where you can train to become the most powerful ninja, a 4D cinema with special-effects that will make you jump out of your skin in surprise, and an interactive shooting ride to rescue a captured princess.

Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

10. Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

Book your Hakone train pass and get unlimited rides on most public transportation needed to explore Hakone. Easily access nearby popular sightseeing destinations such as the Owakudani Volcano, Ashinoko Lake, and Hakone Open-air Museum, and get exclusive discounts. With your pass, get round-trip train fare between Shinjuku Station and Odawara Station and rides on the following list of Hakone transportation systems: • Hakone Tozan Train• Hakone Tozan Cable Car• Hakone Ropeway• Hakone Sightseeing Cruise• Hakone Tozan Bus (designated areas only)• Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (designated areas only)• Tokai Bus (designated areas only)• “KANKO SHISETSU-MEGURI” Bus (Tourist Attraction Sightseeing Bus) To get started, simply book your chosen pass duration and exchange your confirmation voucher for your pass at Shinjuku Station (detailed exchange directions given after booking).

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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 :)

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.

Very nice view, a must visit place in Tokyo! Definitely worth the extra cash to go up to the top level.

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