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  • Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

    1. Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

    Arrive at TOKYO SKYTREE® and head up to the 4th floor, where you're greeted by friendly staff. Here, you'll get your ticket and head straight into an elevator that takes you shooting seamlessly up to the 1,150-foot (350-m) Tembo Deck in no time. The enormous, circular deck features windows on all sides, allowing you 360-degree views of Tokyo City. See the winding Sumida River, look for the Tokyo Dome, and even find the Tokyo Tower—interactive displays help you pick out points of interest too. If you choose to visit the Tembo Galleria, hop into another elevator and rush up to the 1,475-foot (450-m) viewing space. The Galleria features a long, sloping spiral ramp that offers an even more dynamic view of the city. On your way back to the ground, stop by Floor 345 to check out the gift shop, and pause at Floor 340 for a dizzying view straight down from a section of sturdy glass flooring.

    This is a must do in Tokyo!! I was super scared about taking the elevator for so many floors but the experience is actually very seamless and fun! The staff is SUPER friendly and they greet you with a big smile when you get to the top, take a picture and direct you to the amazing views of the entire city! If you can, go to the second floor, the views are breathtaking! Pro tip - if you want to see Mt. Fuji, arrive early and chose a sunny day :)

  • Tokyo: Sumida Private Walking Tour with Hokusai & Edo Museum

    2. Tokyo: Sumida Private Walking Tour with Hokusai & Edo Museum

    Join a private guide and discover the Sumida District, home of the famous painter Katsushika Hokusai. Learn about the artist’s life at his museum, step back in time at the Edo Tokyo Museum, and see iconic Ukiyo-e paintings. Start with a visit to the Sumida Hokusai Museum, which is dedicated to the artwork of Katsushika Hokusai and learn about his eventful life during the Edo Period. Admire samples of his beautiful Ukiyo-e artwork, which has greatly influenced great painters like Van Gogh, Degas, Lautrec, and other artists and musicians. Walk by the places that appear in Hokusai's paintings and stroll through traditional Japanese gardens and charming temples nearby. Go to Edo Tokyo Museum and be transported back to the streets of Edo Japan. Experience the time of Hokusai and how Ukiyo-e art was developed, illustrating the everyday lives of people and festivals.

  • Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

    3. Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

    Meet your private guide at your Tokyo accommodation and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. Customize the itinerary to suit your interests and schedule. Be spontaneous and choose where you want to go. Make the most of your time with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that aren’t in the guidebooks and that are popular with the locals. If you’ve just arrived in the city, start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Experience the city like a resident, get recommendations for the best places to eat and shop, and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions, wander through the charming old town, or indulge your senses at local food markets. Learn more about sights that you can visit on your own after the tour.

  • Tokyo: 1-Hour River Cruise Asakusa to Odaiba

    4. Tokyo: 1-Hour River Cruise Asakusa to Odaiba

    Navigate the canals and waterways of Tokyo, during a river cruise from the Asakusa district to Odaiba. This river cruise, or water taxi, is a convenient mode of transportation across the Tokyo Bay, allowing you to enjoy the scenery from the river during the journey. Start the river cruise at the Asakusa Pier or Odaiba Marine Park by showing your e-voucher at the ticket counter to receive your physical ferry ticket. Enjoy a 1-hour cruise to Odaiba, a district known for its entertainment and shopping. Admire the incredible skyline of the city along the way including sights such as the Tokyo Skytree, Hamarikyu Garden, and Rainbow Bridge. Arrive in Odaiba or Asakusa where this tour ends and you can discover the vibrant areas at your own pace.

    Nice way to enjoy the view while going to Odaiba. While waiting for the ferry, we had a good time taking pictures at the pier.

  • Tokyo 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

    5. Tokyo 24-Hour 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 24-hour 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 G...

    Cant say much because I was only on the bus fir about an hour but it was good because we went to a lot of Tokyo's landmarks

  • Japan: Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Router Rental, Hotel Delivery

    6. Japan: Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Router Rental, Hotel Delivery

    Enjoy the convenience of an unlimited portable Wi-Fi router, charger and USB cable delivered to your hotel along with a prepaid envelop for return. If you would prefer to pick up the device at the local partner's Harajuku office, please refer to the meeting point. With your router able to connect up to 10 decides at one time, stay fully connected on your trip. iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphones, PC and Mac laptops and other portable consoles are all supported. The device enables a Hybrid 4G LTE high speed connection and the battery can last up to 10 hours (usually about 8 hours, depending on usage). At the end of your trip, use the prepaid envelop included with your order to return your Pocket Wi-Fi. Mail the envelop from any Japanese postal box as well as an airport postal box. Please note that ONLY hotels and hostels are eligible for delivery. AirBnB or other accommodations sadly CANN...

    Pocket wifi was waiting for us when we arrived at hotel. Extremely easy to get set up, and has been an absolute blessing having unlimited internet access on the move. Highly recommended!!

  • Tokyo: Asakusa History and Culture Dining Experience

    7. Tokyo: Asakusa History and Culture Dining Experience

    Meet your certified guide at the Azumabashi bridge to begin the tour, observing the Tokyo Sky Tree and Sumida river. Make your way to the nearby Culture Center to get a preview of the tour route by seeing Asakusa from high up in the building. Visit the ancient Buddhist Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's essential sightseeing spots. Learn about the history and secrets of this ancient place, while participating in the temple- and shrine-visiting rituals that Japanese people know. Afterward, dive into the Rokku area, Asakusa's bustling entertainment district. Stroll through streets learning about the complex district of continual novelty and quaint nostalgia. After discovering Asakusa's charm, make your way to three distinct but typical izakaya restaurants. On average, we provide 3 to 4 drinks and 3 to 4 dishes, which is enough for a full dinner meal. During the experience, you have the oppor...

    Tour of temple area, as well as visiting an izakaya, sake bar, and Tokyo's oldest bar. This tour would be better if it spent less time in the temple area and more time sharing culture/history through Japanese food.

  • Japan: SIM Card with Unlimited Data for 8, 16, or 31 Days

    8. Japan: SIM Card with Unlimited Data for 8, 16, or 31 Days

    Being connected to the internet is of great importance in Japan, especially for foreigners. You can use it to navigate the sometimes confusing public transport system, to translate unknown words, and to simply stay connected with your friends and family. With these convenient SIM cards, you can immediately get an internet connection.  This SIM card has high-speed internet access (4G LTE) and no data limitation. It is available for a duration of either 8, 16, or 31 days. It works on the Docomo network, Japan’s biggest network provider. The SIM card connection covers 99% of Japan. It can be adjusted to fit as a nano, micro, or normal SIM card. 

  • Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

    9. Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

    Cruise the bustling streets of Tokyo in your own private chariot on a fun sightseeing tour of the Asakusa district by rickshaw. Admire the beautiful Asakusa Shrine next to the city's oldest temple, and experience the everyday street life en route to the famous shoe shopping district of Hanakawado. Venture inside Sumida Park, most resplendent in spring when thousands of cherry trees are in bloom. Check out quirky Tanuki-doori, and the adult theaters of the historic Rokku Ward. Take souvenir photos of Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. Ride down Denpoin Street, where little has changed since World War II as you make your way back to the starting point. Book the 2-hour or 3-hour tour options and you will also see the Sensoji Temple, while guests on the 3-hour option can choose a memorial gift of a special Hello Kitty doll or original T-shirt.

    Absolutely amazing experience! We got to see so much this was in such a short period of time. Kazouki was our driver and he had us laughing and entertained the whole time. YOLO Kazouki

  • Tokyo: Customized Private Tour with a Local Host

    10. Tokyo: Customized Private Tour with a Local Host

    Discover Tokyo with a local host and experience the city like a resident on a customizable walking tour. Choose what you want to see and do based on the recommendations of your guide. Visit the Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa-jinja Shrine, and enjoy lunch in the area in a traditional restaurant or from one of the street food stalls. Your local host will explain the options and make recommendations based on your requirements.  Take the subway to Shibuya to walk across the Shibuya Crossing and explore the best shopping districts. Travel to Harajuku to visit Yoyogi Park and the Meiji-jingu Temple, or head to Roppongi for dinner and to experience the nightlife in one of the many bars. You will be contacted within 24 hours to discuss your interests so that the best local host can be assigned. A bespoke itinerary will be built based on what you would like to see and do. Benefit from an itinerar...

    Saya Christina was our host and she was amazing and our 10 & 8 year old boys fell in love with her. Saya was very knowledgeable and helpful with teaching us our navigation skills needed to get around to other activities after our time with her. We had such a good time at the Shrine and then visiting Harajuku and the Totti Candy factory. We finished our tour at the Shibuya Crossing and watched some people on a Mario Cart tour. I highly recommend using Saya she’s very fluent in English and is awesome with little ones. Thank you Saya for an amazing morning!

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based on 2,097 reviews

This is a must do in Tokyo!! I was super scared about taking the elevator for so many floors but the experience is actually very seamless and fun! The staff is SUPER friendly and they greet you with a big smile when you get to the top, take a picture and direct you to the amazing views of the entire city! If you can, go to the second floor, the views are breathtaking! Pro tip - if you want to see Mt. Fuji, arrive early and chose a sunny day :)

My private tour trough Tokio was just awesome. Together with my guide Yoshi we explored Tsujiki Fish Market, Meiji Shrine and also some local shops. She gave me so many insights about Japan, the culture and daily life that it felt like exploring the city with a friend. Great day. Great memories. Thanks for this experience!!!

Pocket wifi was waiting for us when we arrived at hotel. Extremely easy to get set up, and has been an absolute blessing having unlimited internet access on the move. Highly recommended!!

Definitely worth it and also absolutely necessary because some don't speak English or often look through maps themselves for where and how they're going

It got sent to the hotel, is easy to use and the battery last long enought.