Tokyo half day tour with Sumida river cruise(4h)

This tour covers a very popular sightseeing course; a beautiful Japanese garden called Hamarikyu garden, Sumida river cruise, and Sensoji temple in Asakusa, which is the most popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo. Through this tour, you can see beautiful scenery, old and modern Tokyo, and traditional Japanese culture especially in Asakusa. Also, you can enjoy Japanese food in Asakusa area.

< Highlights >

  • Hamarikyu garden ( beautiful Japanese garden, green tea )
  • Sumida river cruise ( one hour to Asakusa, enjoy fresh air and relax )
  • Sensoji temple ( Buddhist temple, traditional buildings, statues )
  • Nakamise shopping arcade ( local snacks, souvenirs )

< What you can expect in this tour >


Enjoy this half-day tour!  The highlights are listed below:

1. Hamarikyu Garden

It is a strolling landscape garden that features paths around ponds. A peony garden, plum tree grove and cosmos fields have flowers for every season.

Walking slowly in the quiet garden while seeing various flowers and plants is very refreshing. After strolling for a while, it is a good idea to rest at the tea house that offers green tea and Japanese sweets in a tea-ceremony style. 

2. Sumida River Cruise

From Hamarikyu garden to Asakusa, we cruise along the Sumida river. The Cruise is popular for those who wish to breathe in the fresh air while riding around the city by a large boat. You can relax and enjoy beautiful scenery including 12 bridges, the Tokyo Sky-Tree, water front buildings, and traditional neighborhoods of old Tokyo. It takes about one hour to Asakusa via Hinode pier.

3. Sensoji temple in Asakusa

Asakusa's Sensoji temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Its “Kaminari-mon Gate” is very famous. A huge red lantern is hung in the center of the gate. Two fearsome guardian gods of thunder and wind are installed at the gate to ward off evil spirits. You can see beautiful temple structures such as the Main hall, a five-storied pagoda. Many people are always waiting to pray something at the Main hall.

4. Nakamise shopping arcade in Asakusa

The approach to Asakusa's Sensoji temple is called Nakamise shopping arcade. It is the ideal place to see local snacks and souvenirs, such as folding fans, inexpensive kimonos, traditional toys, paper umbrellas, figures of beckoning cats, and more.

There are many kinds of restaurants including Japanese food and western food. You can rest and have lunch there.

<Important information>

Meeting point:   At your hotel or JR Shinbashi station

Finishing point:   At Asakusa station

Stating time:  10 am (recommended, flexible)

Duration : 4 hours

Language : English

Tour type : Private tour (only for you) with a licensed guide

Number of guests : 1~5

Others: Comfortable shoes are recommended.


(1~2 persons)  18,000 JPY                             

(3~5 persons)  21,000 JPY 

 Child (0~6):free

< Including >

guiding fee, transportation fare of the guide

< Not including >

  • subway or taxi fare:  from your hotel to Hamarikyu garden (youe)
  • entrance fee of Hamarikyu garden: General: 300 yen--65 or over: 150 yen-- Child: free (you)
  • green tea at Hamarikyu garden: 510 yen (you)
  • Sumida river cruise fare:  adult:740 yen-- Child:370 yen (you)
  • food and drinks (you)

< Others >

Some shops do not accept a credit card, so please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and so on.