Marunouchi: Tours & Tickets
What people are saying about Marunouchi
Good for getting a sense of the distances and layout of Tokyo’s major tourist attractions. Taped commentary difficult to hear at times. Music accompaniment unhelpful and did not add to atmosphere. Bus stopped directly beside some attractions (Edo Museum, Tokyo Tower and Sky Tower) but others ( Asakusa, Royal Palace etc) were a couple of streets away. But, generally good value for the money.
The fastest and cheapest way to look around the city if your stay is limited. Goes all prime locations. But too bad they wouldn't stop at "Ginza" district. It was too late to get off once they have announced the beautiful location of Ginza. Some of the tourist guides are hard to understand. Other than these issues, overall I'd recommend to the visitors.
The day that we picked happened to be raining and the first available bus was an roof top only bus and only one row of seats were covered. If that is the case for the day you go, it’s worth the 30min wait for the next bus that has bottom seating as well. Otherwise the tour was useful and got to see Tokyo and plan for another visit.
Great for transport to major sights/areas, can't see much from bus
For the red route, it's a convenient way to get to the major tourist sights in Northeast Tokyo (Asakusa, Akihabara). Can see some, but not much, from the buses themselves so don't plan on taking this as a tour bus alone. It's much more useful if you have time to get out and explore the areas near the stops.
Worthwhile, fun, easy way to get around the city. It was difficult to hear and understand the narrator. Not enough historical info and details were provided about the buildings we passed and the areas we were in. Improving the sound system and the narrative would earn this a 5-star rating.