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Sky Bus Tokyo

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 2-5-2 Marunouchi | Mitsubishi Buiding 1F, Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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As the only Hop-on hop-of tourist bus can't compare it to anything else in Tokyo. The route is ok, it does not cover all the tourist sites or areas in Tokyo. There two lines, but... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
PonderingSoul
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Aubonne, Switzerland
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Aubonne, Switzerland
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the only Hop-on hop-of tourist bus can't compare it to anything else in Tokyo. The route is ok, it does not cover all the tourist sites or areas in Tokyo. There two lines, but limited busses so waiting time for the next bus to come around is usually at least an hour and if you miss it the next... More 

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1 Thank PonderingSoul
Burnie, Australia
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sky Bus Tokyo is not part of the Big Red Bus group and as such it may disappoint in some aspects. This bus only allows you access to the top deck regardless of the weather so plan your clothing for the weather and do not expect that there will be cover from the rain or the sun. Although you... More 

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2 Thank paulcampbell1
Fremont, California
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took this bus to see the city 2 days ago... Good to get hang of city and distances. Bad- it was light snow and we were only 5 people in bus but they would not let us sit In covered area.... Could be better and more popular in tourists If they work with more English speaking staff And stops... More 

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1 Thank Preety567
Hong Kong
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its nice to have a ride in an open top bus since tokyo is so big that its hard to cover everything on foot while one is often underground with the train/metro. although they have a disclaimer before the tour start stating that: they provide GPS supported audio guide in English, Korean and Chinese. Compared to the Japanese guide the... More 

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1 Thank carmen303
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I had read the reviews on trip advisor before wasting time and money on this. It is advertised as a sightseeing experience but it does not take you close to the tourist places they talk about in their advertising. The route map does not have sufficient information to help you find your way once you leave the bus... More 

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4 Thank Michael D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

It's expensive, does not take you close to the places. Staff speak only Japanese and is not polite. During our trip was raining and we have to stay on the top. Even the children. It did not matter that they were shivering and we were asking them to go downstairs. ( staff were enjoying heater ) . The headphones were... More 

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3 Thank ZuzkaGeoff
Blenheim, New Zealand
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Try to go during the week as that is what I did, and I was the only person! There is sn English audio track, and the guide is great fro Japanese speakers.

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2 Thank james_hammond_nz
salt lake city, utah
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111 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

this bus only takes you to places where you can shop. you cannot sit on the inside of the bus. you are always on the roof and it can get very cold. they pick up times are about 70 minutes to 2 hours apart. the schedule is not coordinated and you could really get stuck if you are not careful.... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

I had read the largely negative reviews but decided to ahead as we wer close by and Tokyo has to be seen, in part, from the road - it is too vast to see much by walking. We did not hop on / off but took one of their three driving tours - no complaints really. The English commentary is... More 

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4 Thank JohnMower
Ryde, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This is the best way to see Tokyo and orientate to a new city. Once you find out where things are then you can do your own thing on foot / by JR monorail or Metro. There are three routes, all can be done in a day. Two routes in a day will be more at a leisurely pace with... More 

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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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