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Friday, June 08, 2007

Tokyo Cruise

東京都観光汽船

Listen to an announcement on a Sumida River cruise

Tokyo Cruise Line, the company that runs boat services on the Sumida River and in Edo Bay is not really a commuting option in Tokyo but is a pleasant way to see some of Tokyo's riverside and bayside attractions.

The Himiko Boat and Asahi Brewery Building

The company runs five water bus lines:
Sumida River Line (Red)
Asakusa-Odaiba Direct Line (Gray)
Odaiba Line (Green)
TokyoBig Sight Palette Town Line (Blue)
Museum of Maritime Science/Shinagawa Aquarium Line (Purple)

There are water bus stops at:
Hinode Pier
Asakusa (Azuma Bridge)
Hamarikyu
Toyosu
Harumi
Tokyo Rinkai Fukutoshin Area
Palette Town
Tokyo Big Sight
Ooi Seashore Park
Shinagawa Aquarium

Travel times are:
Asakusa to Hinode Pier (45 minutes)
Asakusa to Odaiba Seaside Park (50 minutes)
Hinode Pier to Odaiba Seaside Park (20 minutes)
Hinode Pier to Tokyo Big Sight (25 minutes)
Hinode Pier to Shinagawa Aquarium (50 minutes)

Rainbow Bridge Tokyo

It is also possible to charter one of the company's boats starting at over 300,000 Yen for one hour.

Full information in Japanese, Chinese and English is available on the company's website.

Tokyo Cruise Homepage
Tel: 0120 977311

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