The water bus with Tokyo Skytree on Sumida river
Odaiba is the man maid island located in Tokyo bay, and is the popular tourist spot for leisure and shopping. …

Odaiba is the man maid island located in Tokyo bay, and is the popular tourist spot for leisure and shopping. Asakusa, as you know, is also popular for tourist and almost all foreign tourists visit there when they travel to Tokyo. Do you know there are the enjoyable transportations between these two spots? Tokyo water bus is the small ferry, takes you to the fun short trip along Sumida River.

The water bus on Sumida river

There are two companies operating Tokyo water bus cruise, but this time I would recommend Asakusa-Odaiba line operated by Tokyo Cruise Ship. The ferry runs between Asakusa and Odaiba for about 60-70 minutes. Near Asakusa Pier, you can see Skytree and the famous golden cloud statue as you ride on the ferry. As the ferry goes down Sumida river, you will see Toyosu island where the new public market will be moved to this year. After passing a few water gates, you’ll see the statue of Liberty, it’s Odaiba.

The night view from the water bus

 

The ferry has a panoramic window over the head so you can enjoy watching the wide view. Tokyo Cruise Ship has event cruise operates event cruise such as ‘cherry blossom watching cruise’ and ‘fire work watching cruise’. Time on the ferry with those Japanese events is special and even very popular for Japanese people.

There are many other water bus routes available, also the other company Tokyo Mizube Cruising has meal including cruise. Check their information and try the trip on water in Tokyo!!

 

Station

Asakusa station

Price

1,560yen(Asakusa-Odaiba line)

Open

9:00~19:00