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Tokyo Cruises

Fast-paced, futuristic Tokyo is designed to turn heads with its neon lights, glass-clad skyscrapers and architect-designed boutiques. Yet at the same time you can find pockets of tradition in this dazzling cityscape, whether it’s the tranquillity of temples like Senso-ji or the cherry blossoms bursting into bloom in the springtime. Visit the Tokyo Sky Tree for panoramic views over the city, or explore its famously kitschy pop culture with a wander around Harajuku to see the latest street fashions. In between attractions, you’ll be able to indulge in the freshest sushi and handmade noodles.


What You Need To Know About Tokyo

What are the can’t-miss sights in Tokyo?

There’s truly something in Tokyo to suit all tastes, whether you prefer traditional teahouses or modern metropolises. The Tsukiji Fish Market is the world’s largest wholesale market, and its auctions are a treat for early risers. Visit the Senso-ji Buddhist temple with its imposing Thunder Gate, or the Meiji Shrine and adjacent Yoyogi Park for a moment of ancient serenity. Lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of Shibuya Crossing, with lights and crowds to rival Piccadilly Circus or Times Square, and journey up the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower for the views. In the evenings, why not take in an intimate jazz concert, sumo match, or kabuki performance?

How can you reach Tokyo from the cruise terminal?

There are a few areas where cruise ships dock in Tokyo, including the Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal outside of the city and the more central Osanbashi Cruise Terminal. For those arriving at Harumi, you’ll need to take a bus to the train station, which provides direct access to downtown Tokyo. From Osanbashi, you can walk along the waterfront to explore the attractions or take a 40-minute train ride into central Tokyo. Rail transit may be confusing at first, but it’s very well organised here and covers all areas you’d want to go. Signs are in both Japanese and English.

Parking facilities around the cruise terminal

You’ll find parking facilities at both terminals. Harumi is more modern, with an adjacent park where you can enjoy views over the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Skyline from the observation deck. The parking lot allows you to pay by the hour or day, with spaces for motorcycles, passenger vehicles and coaches. Additional amenities here include vending machines, a clock tower, and plenty of spots to rest for awhile before your cruise. An alternative to the public parking here is to take a taxi from your destination to the cruise terminal, with cabs readily available.

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The Imperial Family of Japan makes their home in Tokyo’s Imperial Palace. This amazing stately home is closed to visitors throughout most of the year (except from the outer gardens surrounding the building), but you’re welcome to view the palace for special events including the New Year’s Greeting Day and Emperor’s Birthday.

Shopping is next-level in Tokyo, with visitors travelling from around the world to shop for high-fashion designs from the likes of Kenzo and Issey Miyake as well as colourful anime-influenced artwork and high-tech gadgets. Head to the Ginza neighbourhood for designer brands, and Akihabara for electronics. You can also look for more traditional souvenirs including good luck charms, kimonos and painted fans.

If you want to learn more about the country’s history and Tokyo’s place in it, visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum with its carefully curated models and interactive displays. It gives you a great overview of Tokyo’s history from the Edo period up until today.

It’s easy to get around Japan from Tokyo thanks to the high-speed bullet trains. One day trip that nature lovers won’t want to miss is a day out in Mount Fuji, Japans’ highest mountain with its snow-capped peaks and cherry blossoms. It’s only 60 miles outside of town, making it a popular excursion.

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