Glass roof of the vessel offers a 360° panorama view of the city.
The design of Hotaluna and Himiko water buses was inspired by Japanese anime - at first sight they look like a spaceship.
The vessels depart from one of seven quay piers - Hinode, Asakusa, Hamarikyu, Toyosu, Odaiba Seaside Park, Palette Town and Tokyo Big Sight.
Photo: Odaiba Seafront Park pier
On board you can order mojito prepared following a unique recipe and Italian recipe.
Photo: Hotaluna Water Bus inside
How to do?
1. The most well-liked itinerary is from Asakusa quay pier to Odaiba Seaside Park going through Hamarikyu Gardens. Asakusa quay pier is located at address 1-1-1 Hanakawado at the Sumida river near the metro station with the same name. You can order a water bus ticket in advance here
2. In 40 minutes of the river trip, you'll moor at Hamarikyu station - get off the boat here to take a walk in the national park (entrance ticket ¥300 is included into the price). Then wait for the neat water boat to Odaiba Seaside Park - it'll take another 10 minutes.
Where to do?
The river flows through Tokyo and disgorges its waters into Tokyo Bay. The Sumida is 27 kilometers long.2
When to do?
All year round from 9:50am till 7:15 pm every 15-30 minutes. Look up the details of the timetable here
. The cruise can be cancelled due to weather conditions.
One-way adult ticket (over 12 years old) to Hamarikyu station - ¥980, for 6-11-year-olds - ¥370. To Odaiba Seaside Park station - ¥1260 for adults and ¥930 for 6-11-year-olds.