1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

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1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour
from £95.38
Discover Tokyo's top attractions on an 9-hour tour by air-conditioned coach that includes a cruise. See sights such as Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine  the Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo Sky Tree with audio commentary to accompany your tour. You can also enjoy must-see sights in a day.
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In Brief

Shinjuku City, Japan
8 to 10 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shinjuku I Land, 6-5-1 Nishishinjuku, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 163-1312 Tokyo Prefecture

our final meeting point

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Kabukicho, Shinjuku Tokyo Prefecture

The most famous down town

Pass By: Takeshita Street, 1, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

Famous street where Japanese young trendsetters gathering and making new pop culture.

Stop At: Meiji Jingu Shrine, 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

The most famous shrine in Japan

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: National Diet Building, 1-7-1 Nagatacho, Chiyoda 100-0014 Tokyo Prefecture

The most important building politically

Stop At: Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111 Tokyo Prefecture

・The current residence of the Imperial family, also formerly Edo Castle was located in.

・Beautiful historical garden with seasonal flowers

We are going to either the East garden or outer garden of it

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Akihabara, Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

The most famous district for game, animation and Japanese nerd culture.

Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

・the most popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo.

・You can see excellent structures such as Kaminari-mon gate and Senso-ji temple.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Asahi Beer Headquarters, 1-23-1 Azumabashi, Sumida 130-8602 Tokyo Prefecture

The famous building.

Stop At: Ryogoku, Sumida Tokyo Prefecture

★Lunch info

・If you chose our tour with lunch, you will have a Chanko-Nabe which is famous as Sumo wrestlers’ cuisine.

If you need vegetarian or Muslim friendly meals, please request it 2 days before the day. The restaurant cannot accept it on the tour day.

・The restaurant is nicely decorated to show Sumo culture. For example, you will see Dohyo Sumo Wrestling rink or paintingsof Sumo wrestlers

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Tokyo Skytree, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida 131-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

・Enjoy such a beautiful panorama view from 350m above the ground.

・The first 4 floors form the ground are a shopping mall named “Sora-machi”. It is one of the best spot for buying traditional but sophisticated designed souvenirs.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Odaiba, Daiba, Daiba, Minato 135-0091 Tokyo Prefecture

・As a finale of the tour, Relax and enjoy a cruise going across the panoramic Tokyo bay.
※If we cannot take a cruise, we will go to an alternative place.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Shinbashi Shiodome, Odaiba, Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

One of drop off place Shinbashi Station about 17:45pm

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, 1-7-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023 Tokyo Prefecture

Our final drop off point Shinjuku Station about 18:10

Duration: 5 minutes


  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch (if option selected),Chanko Hot Pot(Chicken)
  • Headset rental (to hear the audio guide clearly)
  • Wi-Fi service available on the bus
  • Picking up from designated hotels and places (except Olympic season) : Please confirm Tour company.
  • The admission fee for Tokyo Sky Tree (350M) and Tokyo bay cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Tokyo Skytree
  • Entry/Admission - Odaiba


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop off

Departure Point

1: LOVE Object, 6-chōme-5-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan
2: Royal Park Hotel Tokyo, 2-chōme-1-1 Nihonbashikakigarachō, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 103-0014, Japan
3: Agora Place Asakusa, 2-chōme-2-9 Kotobuki, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0042, Japan
4: Shiba Park Hotel, 1 Chome-6 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan
5: Keisei Ueno Station, 1 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0007, Japan
6: Apple 銀座, Japan, 〒104-0061 Tōkyō-to, Chuo City, Ginza, 3-chōme−5−12 サヱグサビル 本館
7: McDonald's, Japan, 〒112-0004 Tōkyō-to, Bunkyo City, Kōraku, 1-chōme−1−17 TK―EASTビル
8: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Japan, 〒107-6245 Tōkyō-to, Minato City, Akasaka, 9-chōme−7−1 東京ミッドタウン
9: Imperial Hotel Tokyo, 1 Chome-1-1 Uchisaiwaichō, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 100-8558, Japan
10: Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel, 1-chōme-24-10 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tōkyō-to 150-0002, Japan
11: Hotel New Otani Tokyo The Main, Japan, 〒102-8578 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda City, Kioichō, 4−1 ホテルニューオータニ ザ・メイン
12: Shinjuku Prince Hotel, 1-chōme-30-1 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-8487, Japan

Returns To

1-chōme-7-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (if lunch option is selected)
  • Lunch Information: You can request vegetarian and Muslim friendly ( no alcohol and no pork) meal 2 days in advance.
  • Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather, and operation.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • If you have wheelchair please let us know when you book. It is difficult to use it some places.
  • Pickup service will be unavailable during 10th July to 8th September due to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 43 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Very well organised Saw a lot of Tokyo in the short time we had Very good traditional Japanese lunch at a nice restaurant The tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor Overall a great way to get an introduction to Tokyo. Now want to go back to see more
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
As two couples that had not visited Tokyo before we booked into the "One Day Tokyo Bus Tour" It was the best thing we could have done, we saw many parts of Tokyo, experienced the sights and sounds, blended in the locals, experienced the Japanese culture. Our guide "LEVIN was a delight, speaking perfect English and have a great deal of knowledge of the areas he took us too. The trip was well organized and ran like clock work. I am in my seventies and found I was quite comfortable with the pace set, It is a long day starting at 8:45 am at the LOVE piece of art (see picture) and returning around 5:45pm that night. My only complaint is that the tour finished at the Shinjuku Station and it took us more than a hour and a lot of help from locals to get back to our starting point so we knew where we were. Other than that the day is great value. PS Make sure you include lunch with your tour it is well worth the experience.
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
this was my favorite tour in japan, our guide LEVIN was amazing, so educated in the history and so informative about the present, there was not a question he could not answer. he was also very funny, he made the normality of a tour so extra special. the stops and the timing on this tour were perfect. the sights were the best and the bus was very comfortable, when im on a tour i like commentary so that i learn things by the time im done and this one was perfect, i highly recommend. i did not eat the food but my fellow travelers say it was good.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2020
Aki was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to take photos of us as a family at the various sights. She was very well organised which meant the tour ran to time and smoothly. Our first stop at the Shinto shrine was quintessentially traditional Japanese with plenty of photo opportunities. Aki explained the ritual of hand washing and worshipping at the shrine. There was ample time at Japans most instagramable spot which is the Buddist temple in Tokyo. Very busy but a great experience and good spot to buy souvenirs. We had the chicken hot pot lunch which was at a sumo themed restaurant which added to the experience. The Tokyo sky tower was a fantastic experience and you save so much time going in as part of a group booking to miss the ticket queues. We finished with a short boat trip where you could see the rainbow bridge. The only thing you don't see is the famous Shibuya crossing. However, you can do that yourself (as we did) as simply get a tube to Shibuya station and it's right outside.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
The Tokyo bus tour is a must to do. Tokyo is a very big place and this tour gives you a snapshot of what is available. Our tour Guide Seiji (Sage) absolutely made the tour. He entertained us and gave us timely information of what we were seeing and doing. Highly recommend couples and families do this tour.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
Great value for money. It was jam packed, we saw so much in the one day. Very well organised. Be sure to keep to the schedule! The tour is fast paced, if you are more than a few minutes late to return to the meet point during free time, the tour will continue without you! Very informative and friendly guides also. Comfortable bus journey. The cruise was a lovely end to the day
• Submitted 20 Dec 2019
Shiho was a GREAT GREAT tour guide. What a wonderful, educational experience we went on. It was even cold and so rainy and I still had an awesome time. It was a very long day, but we did it all! The lunch was a chanko lunch which was a nice cultural experience, but it wasn't the best. I'm glad to have tried it though.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2019
Ahi was an amazing tour guide. Lots of history in the temple/shrine, as well as an amazing Tokyo bay cruise at sunset!
• Submitted 22 Nov 2019
Liza was excellent guide. She spoke very good English. She gave us lots of good info about Japan. Good luck Liza.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
A very good overview of Tokyo for a short visit. Tour guide was superb. I cannot see it necessary to write 71 characters when I have already described it well.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Levin is very engaging, knowledgeable and a fun guide. We enjoyed this tour tour very much. We covered a lot of great Tokyo locations.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
We enjoyed the one day bus tour of this beautiful city. Our guide, Gabriela, was very knowledgeable about the city, culture and people. She spoke several languages and was upbeat the entire long day. Lunch was great and felt we had enough time at each site for pictures, etc. Would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
We arrived the night before. We had a good experience seeing an overview of Tokyo. We had lunch included. The last thing was a boat ride at sunset. Can’t pack anymore into one day.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
The trip was well organized, stopping at some of the important sites in Tokyo. The Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, the Imperial Palace East Garden ( could have spent more time there), Asakusa Temple complex were the first stops. The Hotpot lunch was very nice which was followed by a visit to Tokyo Skytree. You should allocate some time to the mall in the lower 4 floors of the building. The highlight was the sunset river cruise. Beautiful weather, lovely sunset, great views. Wonderful! Miyuki, our guide, was excellent. She was funny and informative and did a great job. Altogether, a very good experience.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
The tour was very punctual and fulfilled my expectations. Our guide, Giulia, performed excellently. I strongly recommend it to those who don't have much time in town and want to see the best of it at once.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
Well done to Sage (our tour guide) He kept the tour going in trying CIrcumstances as it rained nearly all day He was very entertaining and very knowledgeable
• Submitted 24 Oct 2019
The tour was one of the best we've taken. It gave us a great overview of Tokyo. The tour guide was excellent
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
The tour was so organized. Our tour guide Aki did a great job. Hotpot lunch is so good. So glad I booked this tour....really worth it!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
I had attempted to do this with the Hop on Hop off bus but found them to be lacking acceptable signage. They wasted 4 hours of my time. I got a refund and then tried the full tour with Viator. I am extremely satisfied. Thank you.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Everything about our tour was professional, enlightening, delicious, and fun! Sho, our tour guide, was so thorough, and knowledgeable, and so amusing. Great tour, everything was on time, and plenty of restroom opportunities. I have always been so happy with any tour, class, or excursion I have booked with Viator.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
This is a great tour of major attractions in Tokyo, as well as driving through most of the major areas with descriptions. We really enjoyed our guide Giulia, who was very funny and engaged well with the group
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
It was a great day and our guide Giulia was charming, funny and had strong knowledge of Tokyo, both the sights and various areas and Tokyo and Japan history. It was so smooth to go with a guide not having to think of the traveling, parking and finding nice sights. We saw the love statue, the faithful dog Hachiko, the wonderful Meiji Jingu shinto shrine (fabulous), the Imperial Palace and the garden with the amazing black pine trees, Asakusa and the fantastic Senso-ji temple, so beautiful. We had lunch at Chanko hot pot, a restaurant were the Sumo wrestlers eat, haha, this was interesting! Tokyo Skytree was super great and we ended the day with super nice time on the lake across from Odaiba giving us a lovely view of Odaiba and the rainbow bridge. Thanks dearly for the great day Giulia! BRs Eva Aspgren and familj from Sweden
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
Despite how busy Tokyo is from a traffic perspective, this tour showed us many of the main commercial sites of Tokyo. Our guide, Guilia, was very knowledgeable and hosted the tour very well. Always willing to take on any questions and always looking out for the customers as Tokyo was very busy. Our driver negotiated the city very well and we were never far away from the bus at the end of each site. The lunch provided was both tasty and in an exquisite restaurant, and some where we would not have had the opportunity to visit normally. We even saw a Sumo,
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
We found this tour and the guide (Giulia) one of the best. Signing up for the lunch is a good move also. It is a very long day, but you cover most of the things you will want to see
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019