One-Day tours in Tokyo

Discussion in 'Tokyo Disneyland' started by disneyobsessed808, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. disneyobsessed808

    disneyobsessed808 DIS Veteran

    Jun 17, 2008
    Our trip is about a month away, and we are deciding what to do on our last day in Tokyo. We really have just one day open, so we are wondering whether it is worth it to do a 1-day tour. Anyone have any experience with this? We were looking at JTB tours or the tour through Viator? If I were traveling solo, I wouldn't sign up for a tour, but as I'm with my mom, I was wondering if its worth it. Do the tour guides give you a ton more information? It would also help with possible confusion of navigating the city.
  2. Douglas Dubh

    Douglas Dubh True Fiscal Conservative

    Nov 13, 1999
    My wife and I did a one day tour with Greyline when we were there in July 2014. The itinerary was good but it was awfully hot and humid and the bus AC couldn’t keep up. We went up Tokyo tower, saw the meji shrine and the gates to the palace, walked through a garden, had lunch, took a boat up the Sumita river and ended at the temple in Asakusa. We also drove by a couple of other sites. If it hadn’t been so hot, it would have been very enjoyable, as it’s a good way to see a lot of the major sites in the city.
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  4. Agent 86

    Agent 86 DIS Veteran

    Jul 31, 2013
    We did a one-day tour to Mt Fuji (as we weren't confident about navigating public transport all the way to the mountain).

    But, for attractions in and around Tokyo itself, we generally just DIY as we find the subway efficient and easy.
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  5. D-Trick

    D-Trick Mouseketeer

    Feb 15, 2017
    Your signature indicates you've been to Japan before... what prompted you to think about signing up for a tour?
  6. sippican

    sippican Mouseketeer

    Feb 2, 2013
    FWIW, Viator is a third party vendor, they are not the tour providers. Therefore their tours are usually more expensive than what you could book yourself. I suggest you look here for some ideas of what might appeal to you. You can completely customize your time and get a top-quality expereince.
  7. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

    Aug 8, 2000
    I agree with this, hop on the Yamanote line which hits most of the major areas you'd probably want to visit: Shibuya, Shinjuku, Imperial Palace, Akihabara, Ginza and others.

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