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Sightseeing bus / Take a tour of Tokyo’s new and old sights

Tokyo is home to countless attractive tourist destinations, and sightseeing buses visit all the popular spots in as short a time as one hour. A variety of plans are available, too, from the standard tour of well-known spots to those focusing on night views, and even those that include the experience of traditional performing arts and observation tours. The latest hit is the open-top double-decker bus that offers a dynamic view of skyscrapers and other features of Tokyo’s cityscape.

Tokyo Panorama Drive

Refreshing ride in an open-top double-decker bus

Hato Bus organizes a spectrum of sightseeing tours, and the ones that win everyone’s heart are run in the open-top double-decker bus O Sola mio. Four courses are available including Tokyo Panorama Drive, which circles the National Diet Building, Tokyo Tower, and Rainbow Bridge in one hour, Tokyo Skyscrapers running through Shinjuku, and Ultimate Tokyo Night Views. Tours using a voice guidance system in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Korean are recommended for visitors from overseas.

Tour report / Go Tokyo reporters join a popular sightseeing bus tour. Here, they offer their impressions of the sights and useful tips for planning your trip.

Operator Hato Bus
Departure Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit (Tokyo Panorama Drive)
Reservations By phone or via website reservation form
TEL 03-3761-1100(Japanese only)
TEL 03-3435-6081(English acceptable)
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Sky Bus Tokyo

Tour of Tokyo in a double-decker bus and amphibious bus

The plan covers Tokyo’s major tourist spots efficiently with no stops in between. The Imperial Palace–Ginza–Marunouchi Course, the Omotesando–Shibuya Course, the Tokyo Tower–Rainbow Bridge Course, and the Odaiba Night Course last from 50 to 120 minutes. Other popular plans are the Sky Hop Bus, which allows you to “hop on and hop off” freely along the way, and the Sky Duck, an amphibious bus that circles the area around TOKYO SKYTREE. All plans except for Sky Duck use an English, Chinese, and Korean language guide system.

Operator Hinomaru Jidosha Kogyo
Departure Mitsubishi Building, Marunouchi (Sky Bus Tokyo)
Reservations By phone (No reservations required for Sky Hop Bus)
TEL 03-3215-0008(English acceptable)
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Gourmet food and interactive event tours

Experience a different taste of Tokyo

Choose from a broad variety of tours covering Tokyo’s renowned and historic destinations, as well as interactive tours. Popular plans include the experience of traditional performing arts like kabuki and rakugo storytelling, and of grown-up entertainment at a geisha house and show pub. Others include tickets to theatrical and musical performances, dining on seasonal delicacies at a restaurant, observation tours, and factory tours. There’s a tour for everyone.

Operator Pokekaru Club
Departure Varies by tour
Reservations By phone or via website reservation form
TEL 03-5652-7072(Japanese only)
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