We introduce the most popular itineraries amongst our customers who choose tours on Triplelights. We hope it helps you to plan your perfect itinerary during your trip to Japan. In our seventeenth post of the series, we focus on the best half day tour of the must see places in Tokyo.
Start this six hour tour with a morning visit to the fish market. Here you can see the freshest fish and vegetables Tokyo has to offer. Following the market, we walk to the nearby Hamarikyu, a garden maintaining the essence of the Edo period. After exploring the garden, relax on a cruise along the river to the final destination, the historic area of Asakusa.
1. Tsukiji Fish Market
One of the greatest fish markets in the world, you can visit both the inner and outer market and try the freshest seafood that Tokyo has to offer. Crowds of people gather here, and early morning you can enjoy the sound of market traders and the busy delivery cars racing around to get their daily catch ready for all of Tokyo. We recommend trying sushi for breakfast at one of the many restaurants that litter the streets.
Looking out onto Tokyo Bay, Hamarikyu Gardens are beautiful, well maintained, and offer a nice distraction from the chaos of the city. Despite being in the heart of Tokyo, and constantly reminded of that fact by the skyscrapers that make up the backdrop, the gardens can still be thoroughly enjoyed. A small tea house offers matcha drinks, confectionary, and great garden views.
3. Sumida River Cruise
Following the stroll around Hamarikyu Garden, we take the water bus on a lovely one hour cruise to our final stop of Asakusa. Relax and take in the scenery and the cool breeze, as you drift along the Sumida River. Refreshments are provided on board, and the attractive view of Tokyo from a boat offers a varying perspective to the usual sightseeing methods.
Take a ride on a rickshaw, or get your fortune at Senso-ji Temple, there is plenty to do in the former entertainment district of Asakusa. You can shop for incredible food and souvenirs on Nakamise Street, or explore some of the more modern buildings including the Sumida Asahi Beer Headquarters, or the newest addition to the skyline, Tokyo Skytree.
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