1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour
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from $90.69
the low down
Discover Tokyo's top attractions on an 9-hour tour by air-conditioned coach that includes a cruise. See sights such as Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine  the Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo Sky Tree with audio commentary to accompany your tour. You can also enjoy must-see sights in a day.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Tokyo, Japan , Japan
  • 9 hours
customer reviews
out of 5


First time i was disappointed with a viator tour supplier. The bus tour was just a plain bus tour, no info given or explanation as to where we were by the tour assistant as she described her job. Her name is yulia. She was busy selling her wares by asking the passengers ‘upgrade, upgade your skytree tour from 350 meters to 450 meters’ and asking those who only joined the morning tour if they wanted to join the afternoon tour to the skytree and tokyo cruise. We expected a tour guide who will tell us the history of the place we were visiting but only an intermittent taped info is played once she got back to her seat. She told us to just read the laminated tour brochure she distributed at the start of the bus tour. At one time, we asked her to walk slowly so all the passengers can keep up with her fast paced (she was at least 50 meters away from the passengers) that we hardly heard whatever was her instructions where we are going to regroup after 20 minutes for the bus but she replied, ‘i can not slow down because i have to follow the time given by the tour agency, you just watch for the tour flag i am waving.’ With so many people in the temples, we can hardly see her since she is vertically challenged. In fact, several passengers followed other tour groups if we did not see them and shouted at them that they are with the wrong group.

The tokyo cruise was also a letdown. Our fellow passengers were sleeping during the tokyo cruise due to the heat on the boat.

The vegetarian food was yukky. The soup in the hotpot did not boil at all so i can taste the rawness of the vegetables and mushrooms in the soup. I called the attention of the attendant to fix the flame but nothing happened until it was time to go. I only had the 4 small slices of raw tofu and nothing else. Yulia did not bother checking on her passengers if the food was ok before she sat down to take her meal unlike TOKO, the tour guide of your other supplier who pointed to all the passengers the scenic spot on our way to Mt. Fuji. We may not have seen the Mt Fuji due to bad weather but we were never disappointed because she took good care of her passengers until we arrived at the station where we took the shinkansen back to tokyo while she accompanied the others who went back through the bus.

This tour is not recommended for seasoned travellers.

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what to expect

In the morning, you can be either picked up at select hotels/locations in Tokyo or meet your guide at the designated location in the central Shinjuku.

Start your tour by visiting the Meiji Jingu Shrine, the biggest shrine in Tokyo (approx. 40 minutes) and the Imperial Palace East Garden (approx. 40 minutes). If the East Garden is closed, you'll explore the Imperial Palace Outer Garden and the Niju-bashi bridge. Also you'll be able to see some symbolic Tokyo landmarks on route such as National Diet Building on the way to there.

Later go to Asakusa, one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo (approx. 45 to 60 minutes) and then go to the Ryogoku Area, where is known for the sumo culture, for lunch. If you select lunch option, enjoy Japanese chanko hot pot lunch that is known as a special dish for sumo wrestlers. After lunch visit the Tokyo Sky Tree and enjoy the mesmerizing view of Tokyo from the first observation desk. Also you can enjoy shopping in Soramachi.

At last, take the Tokyo River & Bay Cruise with good views. After the tour, you can choose to be dropped off at either Tokyo Station or Shinjuku Station.

inclusions and exclusions

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Lunch (if option selected),Chanko Hot Pot(Chicken)  
  • Headset rental (to hear the audio guide clearly)
  • Wi-Fi service available on the bus
  • Hotel pickup (select hotels in Tokyo only)
  • Entrance fee for the first observation desk at the Tokyo Sky Tree 
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
    • Tokyo station
    • Shinjuku Station
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (if lunch option is selected)
  • If you prefer to be picked up at select hotels/locations in Tokyo (see Departure Point for details), please specify the hotel/location name in Special Requirements at checkout
  • Lunch Information: You can request vegetarian and Muslim friendly ( no alcohol and no pork) meal 2 days in advance. 
  • ※March 17 - April 18: Cherry Blossom Special
    We will attend customers to Riverside Walk for Watching cherry blossom and Tokyo Bay Cruise (15 mins) 
cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.