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Address: 2-5-2 Marunouchi | Mitsubishi Buiding 1F, Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3215-0008
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Not worth it for non-Japanese speakers

We signed up for the English tour of Tokyo. What we got was a 1-hour bus ride that gave a very minimal, pre-recorded information, that was almost impossible to hear because the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
DRDawson
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We signed up for the English tour of Tokyo. What we got was a 1-hour bus ride that gave a very minimal, pre-recorded information, that was almost impossible to hear because the Japanese-speaking tour guide was non-stop on the microphone. So basically, for around ¥1,800 per person, you get to city a slice of Tokyo for an hour with practically... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We didn't originally intend to do the HOHO on the last day of our stay in Tokyo having read some fairly damming reviews but as we had already checked out of our hotel and had nine hours to kill before due at the airport for the flight home, decided to give it a go, especially as one of the pickups... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Seeing as it's quite exhausting covering the city on foot, we decided to take this bus for its routes so my elderly parents could take in more of the sights. First of all, the guides aren't prepared for when the buses get full. There isn't a reservation system, the bus comes every hour, so there's a high chance you'll have... More 

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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Too few buses to allow hop on and off within the time limit. Takes you on a tour of shopping centres. The commentary is terrible 90% music and no interesting facts.

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Schwechat, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We used 2 of the offered bus tours. Because ther is no competiton, the quality of information on the tour is not relvant to price of 2500 Yen per person. Otherwise we have had a sunny day and have seen a bit of the town. The organisation is OK, but leaving the bus to visit one of the landmarks could... More 

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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Unless you really can't walk for a couple of hours, don't take this tour of the palace/part of Ginza area. You don't really cover much of interest, you seem to go around one of the streets twice, and even then, there's no commentary to speak of, mostly bad music while the Japanese tour guide talks continuously for the whole time.... More 

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

They have a few tours to offer, it's hop on hop off 3 different routs or they have different non stop tours. The office is in the Mitsubishi building, close to Tokyo station. You can buy the tickers there or in the bus, cash only! They have WIFI on the bus, but you have to register and then they send... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The 3 buslines run every 1-2 hours. It makes no sense calling it a hop on-off bus. You only hop off if you are sure you Can use 1 hour. The rutes shows tokyo in a good way

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We took this on our first day in Tokyo. There are 3 routes to choose from and the only one that is worth anything is the Roppongi one. The others do not offer anything except a view of Tokyo's business district and an area that is being developed for the olympics. Not worth the 5000 Yen.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

The sky bus was a great value. There was a great guide that provided informative about Tokyu (Tokyo).The bus stops at various locations with your personal guide. She did a head count ensuring everyone was on board.

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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