5 Hours Yamanote Area Tour (Half day) Short tour visiting urban Yamanote area.

CourseNo. A-003

Standard plan that visiting urban area including Tokyo's symbol "Tokyo Tower". We'll recommend to the people who want to use free time.

Half day tour visiting urban Yamanote area including Tokyo's symbol "Tokyo Tower"; the tower that has been loved for over 50 years. You can use your free time until check-in or departure time of train/flight, since you can start the tour whenever you want. Akasaka Palace is a sight worth seeing. This building started year-round public opening form 2016, and it's very gougeous like "the Palace of Versalles".


  • Pick up
  • Tokyo Station (take picture)
  • Nijubashi (40min.)
  • National Diet Building (drive through)
  • State Guest House Akasaka Palace (main building and garden/ 60min.)
  • Roppongi (drive through)
  • Tokyo Tower (observatory/60min.)
  • Drop off
  • Tokyo Station

    The entrance of Tokyo area. Red-brick building of Marunouchi side completed the restore in October 2012. It restored to the original form of what build in 1914, by using materials that used to build first Tokyo station. You can see the scenery "This is Tokyo" around Tokyo station; there are Marunouchi building known as a popular office building, and KITTE using the part of old Tokyo central post office. The Tokyo Station Hotel, the hotel placed inside of Tokyo station, designated as an Important Cultural Property.
  • Nijubashi-bridge(Imperial Palace)

    There's two bridges (stone bridge and iron bridge) led over the moats of Imperial Palace. The iron bridge is also known as Nijubashi (means double bridge) , because the original bridge was built on top of an auxiliary bridge. The area of Imperial Palace are very popular sightseeing spot for foreign visitors too. You can gaze at the contrasting scenery of tranquil area that surrounded with moans, and row of skyscrapers of Marunouchi area. The outer circumference of Imperial Palace is about 5km, and it's popular jogging course for Japanese runner.
  • National Diet Bulding

    National Diet Building, the center of Japanese politics, started the construction in 1920 and took 16 years to complete. There are House of Representatives on the left side and House of Councilors on right side. Also, there are Prime minister's office and Political Party's buildings near by. Anyone can take a tour of the building without reservation and it's very popular with Japanese as a social studies trip (Japanese guide only. Need reservation for English tours) . You can see the luxurious interiors such as Chamber of the House of Representatives and Emperor's Room.
  • State Guest House Akasaka Palace

    The facilities that welcoming monarchs and presidents from countries all over the world. This is the only Palace in Japan that was built based on the neo-Baroque style, and it's gorgeous appearances aare breath takingly beautiful. On 2016, year-round public opening started, and you can visit main building and garden for all seasons. In the event of receiving distinguished guests at short notice, the scheduled public opening may be cancelled; please check the website of State Guest House Akasaka Palace before your visit.
    [Admission fee of Main Building/Garden:] Adults: 1,500JPY, University Students: 1,000JPY, Junior & Senior High School Students: 500JPY, Children: Free
    [Admission fee of Garden] 300JPY
  • Tokyo Tower

    This Tokyo's symbol has been loved for more than 50 years. Even though the role as a broadcasting tower finished after Tokyo Skytree opened, it's still very popular with many people. From observatory that open all year round, you can see scenery of Tokyo, different from what you can see from Tokyo Skytree. Special observation deck will receive a grand opening on March 2018, under the new name of "Top Deck" to celebrate the 60th anniversary. In "Top Deck Tour" (need advanced reservation), you will experience Tokyo Tower's history, and enjoy panoramic view of modern-day Tokyo, where they will be enveloped by geometric mirrors and LED lighting that immerse them in the atmosphere of a future metropolis.

Departure Time

  • Free
  • 8:30
  • 9:00
  • 9:30
  • 10:00
  • 10:30
  • 13:00
  • 14:00
  • At night

You have not chosen a departure time. You can choose a time from 8:00 to 15:00 (30-minute slots).

Service area

  • Pickup area

    Tokyo station / Chiyoda ward / Chuo ward / Minato ward / Koto ward / Bunkyo ward / Shinjuku ward / Shibuya ward / Shinagawa ward / Sumida ward / Taito ward / Haneda Airport (highway)

  • Dropoff area

    Tokyo station / Chiyoda ward / Chuo ward / Minato ward / Koto ward / Bunkyo ward / Shinjuku ward / Shibuya ward / Shinagawa ward / Sumida ward / Taito ward / Haneda Airport (highway)

If you wish to be picked up or dropped off at places other than the above areas, please contact us through "Customized course" to arrange your route.


  • The arrangement of itinerary and staying time of each spot may change; it depend on your pick up/drop off point and traffic condition.
  • Akasaka Palace will be closed on Wednesday and on reception of official guests. Please check Akasaka Palace's website for public opnening schedule. When it's closed, you can change to other sightseeing spot. Please discuss with driver on the day of the tour.
  • Admission tickets for State Guest House Akasaka Palace and Tokyo Tower observatory are not included. 
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