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Sky Bus Tokyo

2-5-2 Marunouchi | Mitsubishi Buiding 1F, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 100-0005, Japan
+81 3-3215-0008
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Ranked #13 of 18 activities in Chiyoda
Type: Bus tours
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Eugene, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

I was in Tokyo for only 6 hours on a layover headed back to the United States. I decided to do the Sky Bus Tokyo after seeing a story on the BBC and based on my experiences with other hop-on hop-off bus tours around the world (Philly, San Francisco, Dublin, London). This tour wasn't great. The seats had mold on... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The English - translation portion is horrible. The bus only hits each stop about every 75 minutes, sometimes it is full and you just have to wait for the next bus in another 75 minutes! I have been on hop on hop off tours in other countries and this is the worst I have ever seen. I recommend you buy... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is Tokyo's version of The Hop-on, Hop-off Bus you see in many cities. The price was reasonable (2500 Yen/$25) which allowed you to travel on three different routes around the city, all day. We enjoyed parts of the tour that drove to various parts of Tokyo, however, the (English) commentary wasn't really informative....It was very brief. As mentioned in... More

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Montreal, Canada
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478 reviews 478 reviews
304 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had mixed feelings after taking all three routes including the Odaiba portion that we did twice and spending close to six hours on the different buses The pros : 1) it is not very expensive ( $25) comparing to similar tours offered in other big cities in the world ( average $32) and less expensive than the HATO tours... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A complete waste of time. The English commentary was sparse while the Japanese guide never seemed to stop talking. Very loudly as well, which was a distraction on the few occasions English was spoken. I realised my mistake very quickly but was refused my money back. If you like driving through crowded streets, waiting at numerous red lights, then this... More

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Manila, Philippines
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The price for this tour routes was a little bit expensive.1day pass adult ¥2,500,child ¥ 1,200, 2day pass adult ¥3,500, child¥ 1,700. The staff are friendly but the routes are lacking. For example at Roppongi -Tokyo Tower course there's only 4 places to pass thru. At Asakusa -Tokyo skytree course they only have 5 routes and at the Odaiba course... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The stops on this tour seemed to focus on stopping at shopping complexes. Not what we wanted to see. Far better value was a day pass for the subway (1000 yen- approx. $10) and a good guide book. There was an audio guide in English but very difficult to listen to while a very loud Japanese commentary was going on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very bad Sightseeing tour. The english audioguide is a joke, hardly any information and just cuts off half way through what they're saying anyway and none of its in time with the landmarks. Bus turned up 25mins late when we tried to hop back on. Only good thing is you get a feel for famous spots in the city but... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Don't even think to take this tour bus. First of all the tour guide does not speak English in a city like Tokyo; cosmopolitan, modern perfect, organized, immaculate, skilled. Listen the audio is a waste of time due to the tour guide speaking loud Japanese at the same time. They don't show you everything like in other cities in the... More

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Oakville, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Despite reading all the negative reviews about this tour line, we were very satisfied with our experience. We took the Tokyo Skytree Tour and it was excellent. The route was fantastic, showing us parts of the "real" Tokyo our trip had, up to that point, lacked. We found the amount of information provided in the audio program was just perfect... More

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