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Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Take in the city of Tokyo from an open-top sightseeing bus and choose from all the available routes according to your interests. Your ticket provides unlimited access to all routes, allowing you to hop off when you want to explore more. See the highlights of the city, such as Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji, and Ginza. Route 1: TOKYO SKYTREE course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Kodemmacho Station — Ryogoku Edo-Tokyo Museum — TOKYO SKYTREE station — Asakusa Hanakawado — Asakusa Tawaramachi — Ueno Matsuzakaya — Akihabara (Suehirocho) — Shin-Nihombashi Station — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 2: TOKYO TOWER, Tsukiji Ginza course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Tokyo Tower — Tokyo Prince Hotel/Zojo-ji Temple — Tokyo Teleport Station — Tsukiji Ginza — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 3: SHINJUKU SHIBUYA course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden — Shinjuku Station South Exit/Hotel Century Southern Tower — Shinjuku Station West Exit/Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building — Shibuya City Hall/Harajuku/Meiji Jingu Shrine — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building You can hop off and back on the bus at your convenience and explore the sights you’re interested in at your own pace. From the open-top bus, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo as you listen to the commentary on your audio guide.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

2. Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

Get to know seafood's impact on Japanese cuisine on a guided tour of the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and during a sushi rolling class. Meet your guide at Tsukiji Honganji Temple and tour the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and experience its lively and messy and charmingly authentic atmosphere. Follow your guide and learn interesting things about the market and about Japanese seafood cuisine. Then, continue to the cooking school and learn how to prepare some of the most typical Washoku (traditional dishes) at Japan’s largest cooking school. Prepare authentic dishes, such as rolled sushi, Temari sushi, egg omelet, and miso soup. A professional instructor will show you various cooking techniques. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.

From Tokyo: Hakone, Owakudani, & Lake Kawaguchi Day Tour

3. From Tokyo: Hakone, Owakudani, & Lake Kawaguchi Day Tour

Embark on a captivating day trip from Tokyo that will take you through the stunning landscapes and cultural wonders of Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone. Explore the natural beauty, historical treasures, and artistic experiences that these destinations have to offer. Start your tour at Ueno Station or the Kokuyo Tokyo Shinagawa Office and take a bus to your first stop at Hakone Shrine. Discover the allure of Hakone Shrine, where a torii gate appears to float serenely on the glistening waters of the lake. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking views. Next, visit Owakudani, where the natural wonders of steaming vents and bubbling hot springs await. Don't forget to indulge in the famed black eggs that are said to bestow longevity upon those who partake. Continue your adventure to Kawaguchiko Craft Park, where creativity knows no bounds. Engage in a variety of craft experiences, from traditional to contemporary, and let your artistic spirit come to life (fees not included). As the day unfolds, wander through the heart of Fujiyoshida along the charming Fuji Michi, with views of the majestic Mt. Fuji in the distance. Feel the enchanting aura of this picturesque town. As the sun begins to set, your journey will come full circle. Return to Ueno Station, where memories of a day filled with exploration, inspiration, and wonder will linger long after your tour concludes.

Tokyo: Japan's Cultural Curiosities Walking Tour

4. Tokyo: Japan's Cultural Curiosities Walking Tour

Your 3-hour Tokyo tour begins in the Ningyocho neighborhood, a district known for its timeless traditions and, as you’ll discover right away, tasty treats. The fragrance of cinnamon will lead you to a shop that specializes in Japanese sweets. Established in 1897, in the Meiji Era, this shop stays true to its origins. Visit an incense store that dates back to 1705, and learn about kōdō, the art of appreciating incense. You’ll also stop at a little gift shop that carries traditional Japanese items, from calligraphy tools to decorative wares. If you’re hungry by this point, that’s good, as we’ll try some Ningyoyaki cakes, a true Tokyo specialty. This is a small sponge cake with sweet red bean filling and made in different shapes. Next, you'll visit a shop that specialises in a traditional snack: senbei (rice crackers), a favourite in many Japanese households, which is happily gluten and dairy free. Try sweet kawara senbei (made from flour actually, not rice), as well as salty rice crackers, a favorite in many Japanese households. There are many other shops selling Japanese sweets, snacks, or drinks around this street. We especially recommend the Wagyu beef sukiyaki croquettes made by the famous sukiyaki restaurant Imahan. If you have a sweet tooth, how about Tofu donuts or Maccha ice cream for you. Your Tokyo tour guide will next show one of the 8 temples in Ningyocho. Visit a shrine where virtue, longevity, learning, and wealth are worshiped. You can offer a prayer here, and wash a coin to ensure a prosperous life. Visit the nearby neighborhood of Nihonbashi, a hub for merchants during the Edo period. Today, it’s predominantly a financial district that’s home to trading firms and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Although Nihonbashi is very much a modern neighborhood, you’ll find many traditional Japanese shops hidden in its alleyways and even within its department stores. We’ll visit a Japanese traditional Washi paper store that was established in 1653 (the Edo Period). You’ll get to browse through their museum to watch archives that contain thousands of ancient documents from 360 years of history and Japanese traditional paper. You can purchase high-grade handmade paper products and fine products used by discerning artists from all over the world. We will pass by "Avatar Robot Cafe", an experimental cafe where employees who have difficulty leaving the house provide services by remotely controlling a robot. We’ll also discover a toothpick shop that has been in business since 1704, where you will be able to check out delicate handmade toothpicks, plus other handmade items carved from Kuromoji or Lindera umbellata trees. Also, we may visit the kitchen knife shop, brush shop, gold flake shop or Dashi (soup stock) Shop.

Tokyo Food Tour: The Past, Present and Future 11+ Tastings

5. Tokyo Food Tour: The Past, Present and Future 11+ Tastings

Embark on a flavorful journey through Tokyo's culinary past, present, and future! Explore three geographical districts of Tokyo and enjoy 11+ foodie tastings. Starting in the past you will discover historical flavors in Nihonbashi, then moving to the present day you will dine like Japan's famed Salarymen at an Izakaya and noodle stall. Finally heading into the future in Akihabara you will see how innovative marketing brings traditional snacks to Tokyo's younger generations. Nihonbashi: The Historical Foundation Your adventure begins in Nihonbashi, where the essence of Japanese food culture takes root. Dive into the past as you explore key ingredients like Dashi—the flavorful base of many dishes. Delve into the world of Katsuobushi and Kelp, two essential components of traditional Japanese cuisine. Savor timeless delights such as Simmered Kelp (Kombu Tsukudani), a healthy fermented rice drink (Amazake), sweet potato chips (Imo Kenpi), and glutinous rice mochi with a sweet filling (Daifuku). These delectable treats have been savored for generations, curated from meticulously selected shops, some of which date back over a century. Ginza: Industrial Flavors and Salarymen Secrets Step into the vibrant atmosphere of Ginza and Yurakucho. Eat like Salarymen, Japan's iconic white-collar workers, and dine as they do at Izakayas and noodle stalls tucked beneath the railway tracks. Savor common chicken dishes, an exclusive Japanese alcoholic drink called a Sour, and curry udon—a noodle soup dish that represents the contemporary palate shaped by Japan's post-war industrialization. Tokyo Station: Gift-Giving Culture and High-Speed Bites At Tokyo Station, unlock the intricacies of Japanese gift-giving culture while savoring a delightful Fruits Sando—a Japanese milk bread sandwich filled with fresh fruits and whipped cream. As you explore you'll uncover the link between food and Japan's iconic bullet trains, adding another layer to your understanding of the nation's culinary evolution. Akihabara: Futuristic Fusion and Innovative Marketing Take a short subway ride into the future with a visit to Akihabara, renowned for electronics, Anime culture, and technological innovation. Delve into the future of Japanese cuisine while tasting a selection of traditional snacks that use innovative marketing strategies to attract Tokyo's younger generations. Discuss Akihabara's role in introducing new technology, ideas, and subcultures to Japan, providing a dynamic backdrop to your culinary exploration. Throughout this 5.5-hour tour, you'll not only indulge in delicious bites but also unravel the stories behind each dish and the eateries that host them. Please note that this walking tour requires a moderate walking pace and is not wheelchair friendly. You will walk about 6.5 km. Join us to truly 'eat like a local' in Japan and experience the rich tapestry of flavors that shape its culinary heritage.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 98 reviews

This is a great trip to get your bearings in Tokyo and would recommend doing it on your first day. The busses are very efficient and easy to use. The only issue is that unlike many major other cities, most of Tokyo’s major sites aren’t accessible/visible by road so you do need to get off the bus and walk for a few minutes if you want to see everything… that being said the info you recieve about each site is at a good level

This is a must go because it will let you have an overview of Tokyo. And the customer service team of this app is extremely responsive and helpful. My flight was delayed and immigration was so crowded and they helped to arrange the next day.

A terrific way to see the city and get your bearings. I have been on these buses in most major cities and they are invaluable on the first day or two in orienting myself and deciding where to spend my time. Excellent!

Excellent tour! Very friendly and easy to use. My family and I did tour one and it took a full day but we explored all the stops and were very pleased with how much of Tokyo we saw. I highly recommend this!

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