Get to know Tokyo on this one-day tour and explore the city with a knowledgeable English-speaking driver or a tour guide. We can also personalize your itinerary according to your wishes.
Tokyo is a city filled with wonderful surprises. Everyone can make Tokyo their dream travel destination. Those seeking full-score vacation destinations will find this city appealing. In many people's minds, it represents both "modern Japan" and "historical Japan," It is also the first destination when they travel to Japan.
Tokyo is one of the world's most amazing cities, full of surprises everywhere you turn. Within the short time of the day, we invite you to see the bustling Shibuya business district, Asakusa, with its strong historical vibe, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ascend to the top of Tokyo Tower and enjoy authentic Japanese ramen lunch in a famous food street.
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Located in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Sensoji Temple is brightly colored and was first built in 645. It is the oldest temple in the world and has always been one of the famous ancient temples in Tokyo. The entrance of the temple is the famous Kaminarimon Gate, with huge lanterns hanging on the towering gate.
Kaminarimon has become a well-known landmark in Asakusa because of its unique shape, and it is also a popular photo spot. Walk through the gate to the 200-meter-long Nakamise Shopping Street, lined with shops selling various souvenirs and local snacks. After shopping and eating, you can go through the treasure gate to the inner courtyard of the temple, where you can see the main hall, five-story pagoda and Asakusa Shrine.
The current Imperial Palace (皇居, Kōkyo) is located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, a short walk from Tokyo Station. It is the residence of Japan's Imperial Family.
From Kokyo Gaien, the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace, visitors can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) for its looks. The bridge in the back was formerly a wooden bridge with two levels, from which the name Nijubashi (Double Bridge) is derived.
The inner grounds of the palace are generally not open to the public.
Meiji Shrine is located in the center of Tokyo. It is a shrine built to worship Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. It is also the most important shrine of Shintoism in Japan. The number of people who visit Meiji Shrine every year is the highest in Japan, because the divination signs are very effective, and many people pray here for "family safety", "academic achievement" and so on. Every year, many important life ceremonies such as newborn naming ceremonies, coming-of-age ceremonies, and graduation ceremonies are held here. In particular, thousands of traditional Japanese weddings are held every year, adding a delicate and beautiful scenery here.
Ramen, also known as Japanese noodle soup, is usually served in a bowl of soft-boiled eggs, green onions, and char siew. Ramen Street is a one-stop noodle center that is part of the Tokyo Station underground mall. It includes eight tantalizing ramen restaurants. Its top three ramen restaurants include Rokurinsha, Ikaruga and Oreshiki Jun.
Tsukemen can be tasted at Rokurinsha. This noodle restaurant is famous for its old fire dipping noodle soup that reflects the authentic taste of noodles. This noodle shop is very popular, so you might have to wait in line, but it's definitely worth the wait.
Shibuya (渋谷) is one of the 23 city wards of Tokyo, but often refers to just the popular shopping and entertainment area found around Shibuya Station. In this regard, Shibuya is one of Tokyo's most colorful and busy districts, packed with shopping, dining and nightclubs serving swarms of visitors that come to the district everyday.
Shibuya is a center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan's fashion and entertainment trends.
Shibuya Crossing is best known for the incredible 'scamble' that occurs every time the traffic lights turn red, stopping all vehicles in every direction to allow a huge wave of pedestrians to flood into the intersection for a few moments.
Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower is located in the center of the city. It symbolizes Tokyo's rebirth after World War II. Tokyo Tower is 333 meters tall. When it was completed, the tower was the tallest in the world, surpassing even its inspiration, the Eiffel Tower. It witnessed the rapid economic growth that would be the beginning of the Japanese economic miracle, representing a renewed and ambitious Japan.
Tokyo Tower’s bright silhouette became a popular element in Tokyoites’ lives. Besides its striking color, it also lights up at night, dazzling both residents and tourists alike. The view from the top of Tokyo Tower is breathtakingly beautiful. One can see most of Tokyo's skyscrapers and monuments unobstructed. When the weather is fine, you can overlook Mount Fuji.
Originally the residence of the samurai family, Shinjuku Gyoen became the imperial garden in 1903 and finally opened as a park in 1949. The vast garden with an area of 144 acres is full of green grass, which is especially suitable for picnics; in spring, thousands of cherry blossom trees dye Shinjuku Gyoen Garden pink, and strolling under the flowers is full of romance.
In addition, Shinjuku Gyoen also has three distinctive gardens: Japanese garden, French garden and English garden, as well as quiet ponds, quiet woods and greenhouses with a variety of tropical and subtropical flowers. If you want to have a light meal here, you can taste traditional dishes or snacks at HANANOKi Cafe.
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