Tokyo one day tour with Sumida river cruise(7h)

This tour covers popular sightseeing spots; Hamarikyu garden, Sumida river cruise, Asakusa, Meiji-jingu shrine, Omotesando street, and Shibuya. Through this tour, you can see old and modern Tokyo, and traditional culture especially at Sensoji temple and Meiji-jingu. Also, you can enjoy Japanese food in Asakusa area.

It is possible to modify the itinerary according to customer' interests.

< Highlights >

  • Hamarikyu garden (beautiful Japanese garden, green tea)
  • Sumida river cruise (one hour to Asakusa, enjoy fresh air and relax)
  • Asakusa (Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Japanese food restaurants)
  • Meiji-jingu (the largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo, sacred forest)
  • Omotesando street (modern and fashionable shopping area)
  • Shibuya (scramble crossing, Hachiko dog statue)

<Important information>

Meeting point:   At your hotel or JR Shinbashi station

Finishing point:   At JR Shibuya station

Stating time:  9 am (recommended, flexible)

Duration : 7 hours

Language : English

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

Number of guests : 1~5

Others: Comfortable shoes are recommended.

< What you can expect in this tour >

We start a tour at 9AM (recommended) and visit sightseeing spots as follows.

1. Hamarikyu garden

It is a large Japanese garden located by the Tokyo Bay. Walking slowly in the quiet and beautiful garden while seeing flowers and plants is very refreshing. After strolling, it is a good idea to rest at the tea house that offers green tea and sweets in a tea-ceremony style. 

2. Sumida river cruise

From Hamarikyu garden to Asakusa, we cruise along the Sumida river.

You can relax and enjoy beautiful scenery including 12 bridges, the Tokyo Sky-Tree, water front buildings, and traditional neighborhoods of old Tokyo.


3. Asakusa

A landmark of Asakusa is “Kaminari-mon Gate” of the Sensoji temple which is the largest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. At the temple, we will pray for something at the beautiful main hall. Nakamise shopping street is an ideal place to see local snacks and souvenirs. There are many restaurants including Japanese food and western food. We will have lunch there.


4. Meiji-jingu

It is the largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo. In 1920, it was founded to commemorate Emperor Meiji who took a lead in making Japan a modern and industrialized country. The shrine building was constructed in the traditional style. Many old trees in the forest add the sacred atmosphere. Young couples like to hold wedding ceremonies here. 


5. Omotesando and Shibuya

After the shrine, we stroll Omotesando and Harajuku shopping area.

The final destination is Shibuya which is famous for a busy scramble crossing and a dog stature called Hachiko. 


At the end of the tour, I will show you how to go back to your hotel or how to get to your next destination.


(1~2 persons)  30,000 JPY                             

(3~5 persons)  36,000 JPY

 Child (0~6):free

< Including >

guiding fee, transportation fare of the guide

< Not including >

1. transportation fee (you)

(1) The fare of the Sumida river cruise is 800 yen for adult, and 400 yen for child. 

Adult fare is for 12yrs and older, child fare applies to 6yrs -11yrs, child of 5yrs or younger is free.

Second child (between 1-5yrs) accompanied by an adult will be charged as a child of 6-11yrs old.

(2) From your hotel to Hamarikyu garden

Subway or taxi

2. entrance fee of Hamarikyu garden (you)

General: 300 yen,  65 or over: 150 yen,  Child: free 

3. food and drinks (you)

4. tea at Hamarikyu garden (you and guide)

< Others >

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