Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan
Meiji Shrine & Temple with Airport Transfer
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A scenic 60-minute motorcoach drive from Yokohama brings you to fascinating Tokyo. The route affords you a glimpse at the world's largest city, including its modern skyscrapers, the Ginza district and other landmarks in the city center.
First up is the famous and beautiful Meiji Shrine. Emperor Meiji was instrumental in opening Japan to the outside world in the late 1800s, ushering in the Meiji Restoration that brought the rule of the Tokugawa (shogun) government to an end. After the deaths of the emperor and empress, the Meiji Shrine was constructed to enshrine their souls. It was dedicated in 1920. Upon arriving at this great monument, you'll enter the shrine through twin 40-foot-tall Torii gates that are among the largest in Japan.
Continue to Sensoji Temple. Legend has it that, in AD 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon out of the Sumida River; then, they made the temple to enshrine the statue of the goddess Kannon. You'll enter through the Nitenmon or Kaminarimon Gate, bedecked, with a huge red paper lantern, to view the shrine.
Enjoy some free time to stroll down Nakamise-dori (the Street of Inside Shops). This is an alley lined with traditional vendors selling snacks, souvenirs and handmade crafts.
Purchase a snack (at your own expense) before re-joining the coach for the journey to Narita Airport .
This tour is available only to guests whose cruise ends in Yokohama, with flights departing after 6:00pm.