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Review of Sky Bus Tokyo

Sky Bus Tokyo
Ranked #16 of 25 Tours in Chiyoda
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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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 only 6 routes. They need to add more bus stops and routes, for the price of ¥2,500 for one day is too much.
For me you should bring your own headphones or earphones, coz sometimes the one that they provide is not working and though there is a translation of 3 languages English, Chinese, and Korean. The Japanese translation was given by a live commentary of the staff, and that distract you from hearing the translations of your own language. But if you have nothing to do and you want to try, its a must. But the company must improve more. That's why I just gave it an AVERAGE rating.

6  Thank 7177_elra
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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 at the same time.

The Tokyo subway is very easy to negotiate and impossible to get lost when there are stations everywhere.

3  Thank Jessna
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Reviewed April 7, 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 surely that is the absolute minimum required to even call it a tour.
Seriously do not bother

6  Thank RoddersGlobetrotter
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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 world where I have been. In addition to that they routes have few stops every 2 hours.

6  Thank c0r0zal
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Reviewed December 30, 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 and contrary to other reviews, was coordinated with our actual location. Perhaps the operator is reading these reviews and implementing changes to address conerns/complaints raised? Our only pieces of advice for the operator would be to 1) eliminate the speaking guide and instead, program all languages into the audio system thus allowing all customers the opportunity to enjoy the ride more peacefully; and 2) allow customers to "hop on and hop off" at key locations as this would truly enhance the experience and make the system more in line with similar operations in all other major cities. Overall, we were very impressed and would highly recommend the Asakusa course. Our only regret is that we did this tour on our second last day of our trip - sure wish we would have done it on our first day!!

4  Thank Leslie S
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