Timeless Tokyo Shore Excursions Blend Ancient and Modern

Cruise ships leaving from Tokyo will find Japan conveniently at their fingertips. Japan’s capital city is bustling and energetic, a 24-hour city steeped in culture, history, and luxe experiences. Walk along thousand-year-old cobblestones surrounded by some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. There’s no shortage of things to do in Tokyo from a cruise ship.

Itching to see Tokyo on two wheels? Take a driving tour through the heart of Tokyo on your way to the 1,092 foot Tokyo Tower, one of the most impressive sights in the city. From the top, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo. One of the more popular Tokyo shore excursions is a tour of the impressive Imperial Palace, surrounded by bridges, shrines, and evidence of hundreds of years of shogun rule. No cruise from Tokyo is complete without a trip to Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, which is also considered a sacred pilgrimage site.

On Tokyo shore excursions, try a half-day tour to Mount Hakodate followed by a traditional sushi lunch from the mountain’s gorgeous summit. You’ll learn the ways tuna is prepared for the popular Kaiten-Zushi style, where sushi is dispensed along a conveyor belt. Don’t miss the Hakodate Morning Market, where vendors sell their wares as well as fresh vegetables and fish.

For a glimpse into Tokyo’s vibrant natural landscape, venture to Onuma National Park for a half day. You’ll enjoy a scenic ride to the park followed by a tour of the park’s dormant volcano, Mount Komagatake, where views of Mount Fuji fill the background. Your guide will patiently take you through this paradise of lakes and diverse plant life unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s one of the Tokyo shore excursions guaranteed to please nature lovers.

Whether you’re ready to scale Japan’s mountains or walk through spiritual, sacred sites, cruises from Tokyo effortlessly provide a mix of natural and urban attractions. Plus, you can’t come to Japan without immersing yourself in the culture. Opportunities to try traditional sushi or see an authentic Tokyo geisha performance are waiting for you around every corner.

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