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Tokyo from the Water – Cruises

Okamoto N.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Okamoto N.

Last updated : Feb 23, 20142 min read

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If you're looking for a different way to enjoy the sights of Tokyo, try going on a cruise. Many of the cruise lines start or end near popular sightseeing areas, so you can try moving from one area to another by boat instead of the normal choice of train or taxi.

Tokyo Cruise

tokyo cruise mapThis cruise company has 4 main lines, the Sumida River line, the Asakusa-Odaiba direct line, the Odaiba line, and the Tokyo Big Sight Palette Town lines. The most popular is the Sumida River Line or the Asaksa-Odaiba line, which both start in Asakusa, a popular tourist area in the older areas of Tokyo. Odaiba, is a water front town where there are large shopping malls, popular with the younger generation. They also have a sakura night-tour starting in March.
Departure point: 3 min. from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line
Reservations: 0120-977311(9:30~17:30) info@suijobus.co.jp

Tokyo Bay Cruise Vingt et un

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How about about a luxurious cruise while eating lunch or dinner. They have 3 types of 2 hour tours according to the time, lunch time, twighlight, or dinner time. The cruise will start at Takebashi pier, and you'll be able to see Tokyo Tower, the Rainbow Bridge, Haneda Airport, and other sights around Tokyo Bay.
Departure point: 1 min. walk from Takebashi Station on the Yurikamome line
Reservations: 03-3436-2121

Tokyo Mizube Line

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The Tokyo Mizube line is like a "water-bus" that runs from Sumida Azumabashi, a little above the Tokyo Sky Tree on the Sumida River, all the way down to Odaiba. You can get on and off just like a bus anywhere you like without reservations, and the price starts from 300 yen, so it isn't too expensive. You can get to and from Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, Ryogoku (the town of sumo wrestlers), Hamarikyu Gardens, and Odaiba on this one line.
Tel: 03-5608-8869
Closed: Every Monday

Tokyo Tour Guide - Yasuro C.

Yasuro C.

4.80 / 5
(64 reviews)

Hello, my name is Yasuro (Mr). I was born and brought up in Kansai, graduated from a univ in Kobe city, after moved into Kanto, 30 years in Tokyo, 2.5 years in Nagoya city, 7.5 years abroad (KL & S'pore) as a rep of a construction company and I got the National Guide Certificate in 2011. My hobbies are making Haiku poems, singing various songs (voice-training for 18 years), playing the folk-guitar, trekking in mountains like Takao and Okutama in the West of Tokyo, visiting museums like in Ueno Park and travelling around Japan to make Haiku poems. Thank you for your attention.                                                                                                                                 

Yokohama Tour Guide - Haruo T.

Haruo T.

4.90 / 5
(10 reviews)

I live in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. I have a license to teach in high schools and was admitted to the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language in the University of Birmingham. Until 2015 I had been teaching English at public high schools in Kanagawa for 37 years. During that time, I had some experience of guiding students from overseas through sister-school relationship around Tokyo and Kanagawa. Therefore, I had good command of English with the TOEIC score of 935. As for a tour guide experience I earned the certificate of National Government Licensed Guide-Interpreter in English and since then I have guided tourists to the popular sites around Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura and Yokosuka. My guiding focuses on introducing not only Japanese historical and cultural backgrounds but also giving tourists some tips to travel Japan only by themselves, such as how to use trains and subways, find good restaurants, reserve tickets, buy survenier, and speak basic Japanese. In addition, my tour includes opportunities to experience Japanese culture like Zen meditation, ninja performance, visiting anime's location sites based on tourists' request. Besides, by means of my hobbies of writing English Haiku and Waka (traditional Japanese poems) and performing Rakugo (traditional Japanese funny story telling) in English, I can surely entertain tourists during the tour. My moto as a tour guide is let the tourists have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Japan with my profound, intelligible and interestiog guiding.                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Grant A.

Grant A.

5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)

My name is Grant I lived more than 10 years in Japan. I graduated University and translation school in Tokyo. I am fluent in Japanese. I have a degree in Asian studies and have expert-level knowledge of Japanese culture and history. I have memorized the JR rail system across all of Japan, I use the same train timetable calculators as the station staff, and I have experience using bullet train passes that are exclusive to foreign visitors. I can optimally navigate the Tokyo underground and maximize value from a Tokyo metro pass and also understand Tokyo above ground which will allow for seamless transitions between different metro stations and landmarks with minimal backtracking. *There will be a price revision at the end of June* My tour fee is Half-Day Tour: 30,000yen for 1-5hours Full-Day Tour: 50,000yen for 5-12hours The time transiting to and from your hotel for pick up or drop off within Tokyo 23wards does not count towards the time. I am also able to guide historical sites and cities such as Kyoto, Kanazawa, Nikko, and Kamakura on request if you pay my rail fare. If your group is not a tour company and you simply ask me kindly for a 10,000yen discount and I will reduce the price of your tour until the end of June.                                                                                                                                 

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Kaneo U.

Kaneo U.

4.98 / 5
(43 reviews)

I’m so excited to have a chance to show you around my favorite spots in Kanagawa prefecture. I was born in Kanagawa. I spent my whole school life, including university, here in Kanagawa. I worked as a high school English teacher here for 40 years. I love Kanagawa so much. We have many interesting tourist spots, like Hakone, Kamakura, Enoshima and Yokohama. I got my tour guide license in English in 2009. I am still an English teacher. To give an interesting and impressive lesson to young high school students, I’ve learnt and gathered many kinds of information. I also have a license to teach social studies, so I have a wide range of knowledge about Japanese culture and history. I’m sure to provide you an interesting tour.                                                                                                                                 

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