JTB Sunrise Tours are all about helping you explore the country of Japan.
From geisha to sushi, anime, and even World Heritage sites, we are committed to increasing global awareness Japan as a travel destination. Our dedication to this cause has paid off immensely. Since we were founded over 45 years ago, we have assisted more than six million tourists and business people in their travel through the Land of the Rising Sun.
Here is the most popular tour in Tokyo called “Dynamic Tokyo“.
This is the tour you should take if you travel to Japan for the first time.
The tour starts from all major hotels in Tokyo.
7:30 a.m. ~ 8:30 a.m.
There is pick-up service from major hotels in tokyo to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.
Leave Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and visit the following places by bus.
Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the observatory. (40 min.)
Tokyo Tower, a self supporting iron structure, is a well known sightseeing spot in Tokyo.
It was opened in 1958 and there is always crowded by many visitors.
Its height is 333m, which is higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris (320m). Also its weight is 4000 tons, which is much lighter than the Eiffel Tower (7000 tons). The Tokyo tower is transmitting 24 broadcast waves: 14 are analog waves, 10 are digital waves. And there are 176 lights lighting up the tower. You can see the Tokyo tower illuminated with an orange light. According to the Civil Aeronautic law, the color of Tokyo tower is orange and white.
You can go up to a special observatory by an elevator. The observation deck is 150m high, so you can enjoy seeing 360 degree panorama view of Tokyo. Whole Kanto area (including Tokyo prefecture) can be seen.
Up to the observatory, there is one more observatory, which is 250m high. Going to the special observatory, being a clear day, Mt. Fuji and Mt. Tsukuba can be seen.
It is called “Look down window”. You can enjoy looking down through the window.
Many visitors enjoy standing there and taking a picture. It might be amazing experience.
Looking the view in Tokyo from the tower, you can see the temple named “Zojo-ji”.
The temple was from 1393, and well known as an orthodox and fundamental Nembutsu (means a prayer to Amida Buddha) seminary for Jodo shu in east Japan area. After the Tokugawa Ieyasu, who started Edo period, ruled Japan, the Zojoji temple became the Tokugawa’s temple.
A bus waits at the right side of Tokyo Tower’s main building.
You have shopping time about for 10-20 minutes here. Enjoy buying Tokyo Tower’s original souvenirs. Also there is a world famous Kitty goods store too.
Now we proceed to the next attraction “Tea Celemony at Happoen”
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