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Our most recommended Tokyo Romance & special occasions

Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

1. Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

Enjoy a day out on the town feeling the breeze of the city from a custom-built go-kart. This tour takes you through the center of Tokyo, namely the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas, and allows you to experience Japan in a unique way.  Before you begin the tour, you'll have the option to dress up in a costume of your favorite character. Then, zoom off into the Shinjuku area. Drive to see Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and then head to the iconic Shinjuku Love Sign. Zip along through the famous nightlife district area near Shinjuku Station and then to the shopping district of Harajuku. After that, head to one of the most iconic places in Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing. Return to the meeting point following Shibuya Crossing.  Your guide will lead the way, so you don't have to worry about missing any important sights. They will also take plenty of fun photos of and for you during the experience. On returning to the meeting point, your guide will airdrop or email you all the photos taken.

Tokyo: Skytree Admission Ticket

2. Tokyo: Skytree Admission Ticket

Discover unbeatable views of Tokyo from the Tembo Observation Deck of the Tokyo Skytree tower with this admission ticket. Feel the thrill of riding the elevator to an elevation of 350 meters. Choose from ticketing options with or without access to the stunning Tembo Galleria. Arrive at the Tokyo Skytree tower 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.

Tokyo Tower: Admission Ticket

3. Tokyo Tower: Admission Ticket

Located in the center of Tokyo, Tokyo Tower is one of the city's most iconic landmarks, built in 1958. Situated near the JR line station, Hamamatsucho, it's convenient to get to from anywhere in the city. The tower's bright red color makes it stand out from nearby buildings during the day and beautiful light-scapes at night make this landmark a truly breathtaking sight 24/7. The lighting concept is designed by the world-famous lighting designer Ishii Shogo, and the lighting time is between sunset and midnight. The color of the light changes in the seasons: burning bright white in the summer, and orange in the spring, autumn, and winter. The tower has a large observation deck at 490 feet and a special observation deck at 820 feet. It offers panoramic views of the city and even Mount Fuji on sunny days. In addition to the entrance of the observatory, there is also a themed aquarium and a variety of souvenirs available for purchase.

From Tokyo: Kamakura Temples Private Guided Tour

4. From Tokyo: Kamakura Temples Private Guided Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Tokyo and travels to Kamakura by train. After a 1-hour train journey arrives in Kamakura and head to the first stop of the day, Hase Temple, also known as the Temple of Flowers. At the temple admire the incredible architecture of Hase Kannon, which houses the Buddhist statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. Learn about this eleven-faced Goddess and she represents the different phases in search of enlightenment. Outside, you can wander through the pretty gardens and see the Jizo-do Hall which boasts hundreds of small Jizo Bodhisattva statues. Continue the tour to the Kotokuin Temple next where you will find Japan’s famous Great Buddha. Marvel at the imposing 13-meter-high Great Buddha statue while you learn about its significance and history, which dates back to 1292. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, replenish your energy and enjoy lunch at one of Kamakura’s finest Japanese restaurants. After lunch, head to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, which was built in 1063 and dedicated to Emperor Ojin, also known as the God of War. The shrine is the most important Shinto Shrine in the city and sits at the geographical center of Kamakura. As you explore the complex, soak up the tranquil atmosphere and listen to your guide’s fascinating insight into the shrine’s history. At the end of an unforgettable day in Kamakura, travel back to Tokyo by train, arriving at around 4 or 5 pm.

Tokyo: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

5. Tokyo: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

The tour provider will organize the locations for your photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends.  Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the information you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on location in Tokyo and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Your highly experienced Tokyo vacation photographers are handpicked local experts, who will share their knowledge of the city with you like an old friend. When your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. Create mementoes that will last a lifetime, and look back over your travels with fond memories.

Tokyo: 3-Hour Food & Cultural Tour - The Best of Izakaya

6. Tokyo: 3-Hour Food & Cultural Tour - The Best of Izakaya

Discover the Tokyo that only locals know as hidden gems. You will explore Shinjuku, the busiest station in the world. Shinjuku is a hub for shopping, entertainment and dining. The tour will last for about 3-hours from 17:00 to 20:00.  You will see different parts of Shinjuku for 40 to 50 minutes while walking around the surrounding areas of Shinjuku. You will then visit two popular restaurants among the locals. The tasting menu will vary depending on the fresh ingredients of the day. Typically, you will taste chicken skewers, a fresh sashimi platter and handmade Japanese croquettes etc. Your food request can be accommodated based on your food allergies and restrictions.  Don't forget about the drinking culture in Japan. The tour price also includes two alcoholic drinks of your choice. You will taste a smooth sake that you might not have tried back home. If you do not drink, it is ok as well. You will still enjoy more than 7 food samplings and the authentic izakaya atmosphere. 

Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

7. 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. 

Sake & Food Pairing with Sake Sommelier

8. Sake & Food Pairing with Sake Sommelier

Do you have limited sake experience back home? You will probably go home with a completely different impression after tasting new styles of sake in this sake class. Today even traditional sake breweries produce various types of sake as millennials are taking over their family sake businesses that have a lot of history. On this tasting experience, you will taste five different kinds of sake from across Japan paired with local Japanese snacks. These sake brands will really open your mind and change your image of sake as just a drink with a strong alcoholic kick and flavor.  In addition, you will create your own sake tasting chart and get to know about each of the sake breweries from your sake sommelier. 

Ancient Tokyo: City Exploration Game

9. Ancient Tokyo: City Exploration Game

Discover a piece of Old Edo’s (now Tokyo's) complicated history and stories from the times of shoguns, geishas, and samurais. Explore the charming Japanese capital by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Follow each clue from one place to another, with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Solve the problem and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. After you buy the quest, you'll get your access code by e-mail which will be used in the app. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit which will allow you to go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. Play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller groups or teams and compete against each other. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end of the tour.

From Tokyo: Guided Day Trip to Hakone, Owakudani, & Mt. Fuji

10. From Tokyo: Guided Day Trip to Hakone, Owakudani, & Mt. Fuji

If you want to enjoy a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, this one-day tour to Hakone, Owakudani, and Mt. Fuji is what you need. Board the bus from Ikebukuro or Shinjuku, the heart of this busy city. The bus will take you away from your routine and let you breathe fresh air by the lake in Hakone area. Start your journey of the day by cruising using the famous Hakone Pirate Ship! This beautiful ship will take you from Motohakone pier to Togendai pier in 25 minutes. Indulge your eyes with its magnificent exterior and interior design. After being awed by the pirate ship, rest a little bit while having lunch at Togendai View Restaurant. If you finish your lunch early, you can wander around Togendai Station and find what it has to offer. Get ready to be amazed by the view from the Hakone ropeway! After lunch, this tour will take you from Togendai to Owakudani in 30 minutes using Hakone Ropeway. It has signature view for each season throughout the year! The trip is not over yet. The area around the crater created by the last eruption of Mt. Hakone, which occurred roughly 3000 years ago, is known as Owakudani. Sulfur fumes, hot springs, and hot rivers can be experienced throughout a large portion of the region, which is currently an active volcanic area. On a clear day, Owakudani also offers a fantastic glimpse of Mt. Fuji. Upon arriving at Mt. Fuji 5th Station, spend the following 40 minutes discovering and soaking in the breathtaking views of Japan. A well-known symbol of Japan standing at 3776 meters high, the spectacular Mt.Fuji has made the subject of literature and art throughout Japanese history. After that we will bring you back to Tokyo.

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What people are saying about Tokyo

Monkey Kart is very well-run! Fun, safe, and unforgettable! Our guide was Satar. He very clearly knew the roads, traffic light times, etc. He also took many photos of us and kept a good mood. 10/10 this was an awesome experience!

Excellent. Provided costumes and gloves since it was winter. Really cool looking go karts. Knew the route well so made driving safe and enjoyable.

Funny park with a lot of fun traditional shows inside. There are lots of mini games and food with just a few bucks extra.

The experience was lots of fun. Guide was funny and we enjoyed seeing Tokyo while driving the go carts.

Antonio was a great guide we toured Ueno Park and Yanaka