Tokyo
10/31/2019 12:00 AM
10/31/2019 12:00 AM
Call on Yokohama, gateway to Tokyo. Formerly known as Edo, today's Tokyo is the cultural and economic heart of Japan, residence of its emperor and a fascinating study in contrasts. Explore Tokyo on your own today. Perhaps you will explore Shinjuku Gyoen, a picturesque garden influenced by French, English, and Japanese styles. Or, ride the city's famous subway to the Ginza district, Tokyo's glittering shopping district of neon lights, luxurious shops, and bustling coffeehouses, anchored by the Wako store and its famous Hattori Clock Tower.

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's private tour of some of Tokyo's core sights. Start at the Meiji-jingu – Tokyo’s most important shrine. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the trendy nearby areas of Shibuya, Harajuku and Omotesando, which are great for shopping and people watching. In the afternoon visit Ueno for Ueno Park, and the lively Ameyoko (Ameya Market Street).

Highlights:
  • Visit Meiji-jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Meiji Emperor and wife, Empress Shoken. Covering a huge 175 acres, the shrine is said to house roughly 100,000 trees. Inside the grounds are the Meiji Jingu treasure house, where you can see the personal belongings of the Emperor and Empress, and of course the beautiful shrine buildings themselves.
  • Explore Shibuya and Harajuku, two bustling and exciting Tokyo districts. Shibuya is famous for its many shops and bars, as well as the well known road intersection surrounded by neon lights. Harajuku main area caters to obscure fashion tastes and is fascinating to look at and see the variety of people dress in lolita clothing or cosplay.
  • Walk down Omoetsando, a broad leafy street great for people watching, it also features many shops of well-known international brands, perfect for treating yourself to some home comforts.
  • Finish the day in Ueno Park area, famous for its spring cherry blossom. The Shinobazu Pond is lovely to look at, and the many museums in the area make for a fascinating visit.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 
TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's core sights. Start at the Meiji-jingu – Tokyo’s most important shrine. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the trendy nearby areas of Shibuya and Omotesando, which are great for shopping and people watching. In the afternoon spend some time exploring the Imperial Palace East Gardens. The nearby Ginza has wonderful department stores and art galleries to visit, as well as excellent, if pricy, cafés and restaurants.

Highlights:
  • Visit Meiji-jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Meiji Emperor and wife, Empress Shoken. Covering a huge 175 acres, the shrine is said to house roughly 100,000 trees. Inside the grounds are the Meiji Jingu treasure house, where you can see the personal belongings of the Emperor and Empress, and of course the beautiful shrine buildings themselves.
  • Explore Shibuya and Omotesando, two diverse Tokyo districts. Shibuya is famous for its many shops and bars, as well as the well known road intersection surrounded by neon lights. Omoetsando, a broad leafy street great for people watching, also features many shops of well-known international brands, perfect for treating yourself to some home comforts.
  • Discover the Imperial Palace East Gardens, on the ground where Edo Castle once stood. None of the castle building remains, but several guard-houses, moats and walls still give visitors an impression of what the castle would have been like. There is a large lawn area, and a lovely Japanese garden at the foot of the hill, perfect for relaxing in otherwise busy central Tokyo.
  • Finish the day in Ginza, one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. You can enjoy browsing in one of the many departments stores, fashion boutiques and art galleries, or take a break in an upmarket restaurant of coffeehouse.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals
 

 
TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's fascinating sights. You will go to Asakusa for a taste of downtown Tokyo and see Senso-ji, Tokyo’s most important Buddhist temple. Relax in Hama Rikyu Gardens,  – a peaceful oasis in the middle of the metropolis. And visit the Edo Tokyo Musuem to learn about some of the city's history and culture.

Highlights:
  • Explore Asakusa, with its downtown 'shitamachi' atmosphere. A great place for souvenir shopping, Asakusa is also home to Sensoji, one of Tokyo's oldest shrine complexes. Built in the 7th century, there are various temple and shrine buildings, as well as the famous Kaminarimon Gate with its impressive paper lantern.
  • Visit Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lovely oasis of greenery in the city center. Tidal ponds and green trees stand in stark but satisfying contrast to the backdrop of skyscrapers. You might also want to try a bitter yet refreshing cup of matcha green tea at the garden's Nakajima teahouse, which is on an island on one of the garden's ponds (not included).
  • Housed in an unique looking building, Edo Tokyo Museum's permanent exhibition vividly illustrates the past of Tokyo through the use dioramas, life-sizes figures and figurines. You can discover the fascinating and historic cultural heritage, commercial history, changing politics, and traditional architecture of Tokyo, amongst other things.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo.
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; lunch; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals
 
TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a half day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's best sights. Begin at the Hama Rikyu Gardens, which stunningly contrast Tokyo’s new and old. From here, you will take a boat up the Sumida River to Asakusa for the Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist temple.. The tour finishes in Akihabara, Tokyo’s manga and electronics district.

Highlights:
  • Visit Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lovely oasis of greenery in the city center. Tidal ponds and green trees stand in stark but satisfying contrast to the backdrop of skyscrapers. You might also want to try a bitter yet refreshing cup of matcha green tea at the garden's Nakajima teahouse, which is on an island on one of the garden's ponds (not included).
  • Explore Asakusa, with its downtown 'shitamachi' atmosphere. A great place for souvenir shopping, Asakusa is also home to Sensoji, one of Tokyo's oldest shrine complexes. Built in the 7th century, there are various temple and shrine buildings, as well as the famous Kaminarimon Gate with its impressive paper lantern.
  • Discover Akihabara, Tokyo's vibrant electronics district. The area's many stores offer everything from the newest electronic goods, to home appliances and a wide range of electronic parts, to any level of second-hand goods and electronic bric-a-brac. Recently Akihabara has also emerged as Tokyo's center of otaku culture and there are now many shops specializing in anime, manga, figures, and collectible cards (amongst other things) which have interspersed themselves amongst the electronics retailers. This diverse and colourful atmosphere makes Akihabara a fascinating place to wander and browse.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo.
 
Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals

 
NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Explore the beautiful and historic town of Narita.
Start by visiting the temple and its vast landscaped gardens, then continue to Boso no Mura to enjoy the recreated village – a living museum which showcases many of Japan’s traditional arts and crafts. In the afternoon take some time to explore the charming Omotesando road with its traditional wooden builidngs.

Highlights:
  • Transfer from Tokyo to Narita
  • Visit Narita-san, an expansive temple incorporating a number of buildings including a beautifully decorated three story pagoda, the 'Great Pagoda of Peace' which is built in Tahoto style, and the new and old main halls of the temple.
  • Stroll in the large grounds of Narita-san, beautifully arranged and which takes influence from both Japanese and Western design
  • Spend some time at Boso-no-Mura, an open-air museum reconstructing village life in Edo Period (1603-1867) Japan. You may also be able to take part in some traditional arts and crafts activities such as paper-making and crop-harvesting, dependent on the season.
  • Walk Omotesando street, full of traditional craft shops and restaurants. Its a great place to buy souvenirs at a much more relaxed pace than in nearby Tokyo
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the Narita area
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (local trains/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off in Tokyo (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals
 
 
HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day private guided trip to Hakone, near Mount Fuji, approximately 1 hour from Tokyo.


Highlights:
  • Fascinating circular tour of the Hakone area by a variety of transport including mountain train, funicular railway. ropeway, cable car and boat.
  • Great view of Mt Fuji from the Great Boiling Valley and Lake Ashi (weather permitting)
  • Bullet train or private car transfer from Tokyo port
  • Professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of Hakone area
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Bullet train return ticket (Tokyo to Odawara, first class); privately guided tour; entrance fees; transport within Hakone; pick up and drop off in Tokyo (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 

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