Tokyo Waterbus Ferries

Tokyo Travel Guides / November 18, 2016
Tokyo Waterbus Ferries Image credit: Tokyo Cruise Ship

Tokyo Cruise Ship operates a number of water bus ferries along the Sumida River and in Tokyo Bay, connecting Asakusa, Hinode, Harumi and Odaiba.

Taking a water bus ferry is definitely not a practical way to get around in Tokyo, but nonetheless it’s a great way to explore Tokyo’s mesmerizing waterfront areas.

Each ferry is equipped with English and Japanese tour announcements. It’s a must to take a ride on the super-futuristic Himiko ferry (see above photo), which was designed by manga and anime creator Leiji Matsumoto.

Waterbus hours: 09:50 – 18:40 daily (some routes finish earlier)

Waterbus schedule: Every 15 to 45 minutes

Waterbus fares: Start at 780 yen ($7.5)

– You can find the Himiko ferry on the Asakusa-Odaiba and Asakusa-Toyosu routes
– To check waterbus timetable and fares, follow this link

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