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Tokyo: 70-Minute Open Top Sightseeing Bus with Audio Guide

Product ID: 226237
Embark on a 70-minute ride around Tokyo on an open roof bus that offers spectacular panoramic views of the city. Choose between the Bay Route, which goes to the Tokyo Bay area, the City Route, or Downtown Asakusa Route which heads into the city center.
About this activity
Duration: 70 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
English, Japanese
Audio guide/headphones
Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit many of Tokyo's neighborhoods in a single bus ride
  • Learn about major sightseeing spots with the audio guide
  • Admire the famous Tokyo Tower on the city course
  • Enjoy the breeze and beautiful scenery of Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge
Full description
Choose between Bay route, City route or Downtown Asakusa route based on your preference. Before climbing aboard for the Bay and City courses, wait for the bus to arrive in the VIP guest lounge with free drinks and wifi.

If you opt for the Bay Course, depart from Tokyo Station and drive along the coastline for fantastic views of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge. Detailed route:

- Tokyo Station (Departure place)
- Tokyo Station-red bricks station
- Marunouchi buildings
- Zojo Temple
- Tokyo Tower
- Shibaura Futo
- Rainbow Bridge (lower level)
- Odaiba
- Statue of Liberty
- Odaiba Marine Park
- Giant Sky Wheel
- Rainbow Bridge (upper layer)
- Shiodome
- Ginza
- Tokyo Station (Get off place)

Alternatively, choose the City Course to experience a thrilling ride through the city center with the railway tracks above your head. Make sure look up to feel the excitement of having a train pass over your head. Detailed route:

- Tokyo Station (Departure place)
- Tokyo Station-red bricks station
- Marunouchi buildings
- Chidorigafuchi
- State Guest House Akasaka Imperial Estate
- Meiji Jingu Gaien
- Tokyo Midtown
- Roppongi
- Tokyo Tower
- Hibiya Park
- Ginza
- Tokyo Station (Get off place)

Your 3rd option is the Downtown Asakusa Course that will bring you around various areas of central Tokyo such as the traditional Asakusa with its famous Kaminari-mon gate, Tokyo’s tallest structure, Skytree and the crazy Akihabara district, well-known by manga and game lovers. Detailed route:

- Ueno station
- Kaminari-mon gate
- Azumabashi
- Asahi beer building
- Flamme d’or building
- Tokyo Skytree
- Kototoibashi
- Nitenmon gate
- Kappabashi street
- Ameyoko street
- Akihabara
- Manseibashi
- Kanda
- Nihonbashi (Mitsukoshi building)
- Nihonbashi
- Tokyo Station
Includes
  • Audio guide in Japanese, Chinese, and English
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 70-minute bus ride
  • Earphones to plug in the audio guide (new earphones available for 100 Yen for people who wish to buy brand new ones)
  • Access to VIP Lounge waiting room facilities with free drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Selfie sticks
Know before you go
• The tour will be canceled in case of severe weather
• The bus is not air-conditioned
• Bus is equipped with hood in case of rain, however, passengers should make sure to have taken proper measures against cold winter or sunny summer
• Please note that only plastic bottles and cups with a lid are allowed on board
• Please note that all available seats are on the 2nd floor and there are no seats on the 1st floor of the bus
• Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure; the group will be leaving the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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I booked the City tour, and later for the same day, the Bay route. Found the meeting place relatively easily with the directions, but the lady who was there to greet people did not speak English and it was hard to communicate. The place had nothing to do with a "VIP lounge" and I wasn't offered any complimentary drinks. I was actually the only customer on the City route tour and I expected the tour to be cancelled. But I got a private tour instead! The lady, who also came in the bus with me, offered some extra information to me about the sights (using Google translator). It rained and we couldn't have the roof open. It was partially open during the night's second tour I took, the Bay route. I enjoyed the Bay route very much, as I love the light of cities by night, got plenty of that. Even though the experience wasn't perfect, I'd rate the tours quite good comparing to the very, very affordable pricing. You get to see a lot of the city, even if you don't have a lot of time in Tokyo.

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November 11, 2019

Nice tour and absolutely worth the money

February 6, 2020

headphones didnt work, could not get english for half the trip

January 31, 2020

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Product ID: 226237