Exploring Tokyo

Sightseeing in Tokyo

Tokyo is a mesmerizing travel destination, housing natural and architecture marvels that keep travelers coming back for more. Beautiful dainty sakura flowers, ethereal ancient temples and pagodas, intricately composed local delights designed to tantalize your taste buds, all set against the modern Tokyo skyline.

Recently travel enthusiast and blogger Tommy Ooi wrote a blog post titled “How to Plan 7 Days Tokyo Trip for less than RM3,300 / SGD1200 per pax”, it was both informational and inspiring, especially if you are planning a trip to Tokyo in the near future. According to Ooi, an allocated budget of USD82 (RM301 / SGD110) per person is enough for sightseeing in Tokyo. Now before you go scratching your head and trying to do the math in your head, USD82 is a pretty decent budget for you to take in the sights and sounds of Tokyo.

Here are some sight-seeing activities you can embark on for only USD82 or less:

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour 

Sightseeing in Tokyo - Meiji Shrine

Price per pax: USD77.20 (RM294 / SGD106)
Duration: 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Places covered: Meiji Shrine, Japanese House of Parliament, Imperial Palace East Garden, Nakamise Shopping Street, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Ginza shopping district, Pastel-Tei restaurant (lunch), Cruise of Tokyo Bay, Aqua City Odaiba and Tokyo Station.

This fully guided tour takes you on a journey through the best Tokyo has to offer and it’s also a great introduction if you’re new to the city. A perfect blend of culture, shopping and modern architecture, get to know the inner workings of Tokyo. This tour operates via coach so you can comfortably enjoy Tokyo.

Read more about the tour here.

Tokyo Morning Sightseeing Tour

Sightseeing in Tokyo - Tokyo Tower

Price per pax: USD43 (RM164 / SGD58.90)
Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Places covered: Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Akihabara, Ueno, Ameyoko street market area, Nakamise, Ginza and Tokyo Station.

They don’t call it the land of the rising sun for no reason, watch Tokyo city come alive under the morning sky on this sightseeing tour. This fast-paced tour is perfect if you’re a morning person or if you only have a few hours to spare to explore the city.

Read more about the tour here.

Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour

Sightseeing in Tokyo - Akasuka Rickshaw

Price per pax: USD55 (RM209 / SGD75)
Duration: Varies
Places covered: Asakusa district

Located along the west bank of the Sumida-gawa Rive, Asakusa District is home to many traditional events in Tokyo. And what better way to explore the districts rich culture and traditions via a scenic rickshaw ride. Way before bullet trains and UBER taxis existed; travelling via rickshaw was the way to go. This rickshaw tour is a great way to slow things down and enjoy the sights while you explore Asakusa.

Read more about the tour here.

Mt Fuji, Yamanakako Onsen Experience and Outlets Shopping Day Trip

Sightseeing in Tokyo - Mt Fuji

Price per pax: USD75 (RM284 /SGD102)
Duration: 12 hours
Places covered: Mt Fuji, Lake Yamanakako, Beni Fuji no Yu, Gotemba Premium Outlets and Shinjuku district of Tokyo.

What is a trip to Tokyo or Japan in fact without a visit to Mt Fuji! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and travel to the outskirts of Tokyo to take on the natural beauty that is Mt Fuji. Travel up the slopes on the mountain to the fifth station, where you can get breath-taking views. Travelling as exciting as it may be can some time take a toll on your body, so how about a quick soak in natural hot spring. A day of adventure and relaxation, perfect!

Read more about the tour here.

For more travel inspiration check out some of the personalize itineraries created on Touristly here:

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