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Take a ride through the Tokyo night view Tokyo as seen from the water, the road, the air

The view of Tokyo at night is extra special when you’re free to choose your angle. Take advantage of the metropolis’s array of transportation services and enjoy the scenes from a ship, from a helicopter, and from an open-top double-decker bus.

Tokyo Gate Bridge and Factory Night Cruise

Photo courtesy of Zeal Corporation

The cruise takes a journey through a variety of themes, from Tokyo Gate Bridge to Rainbow Bridge, to the runways of Haneda Airport, to the seaside factory district. Enjoy a different, fresh view of Tokyo at night from the water.

Departure point

Tennozu Yamatsu Pier, 1-39-21 Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

Access

5-min. walk from Tokyo Monorail / Rinkai Line Tennozu Isle Station

Travel time

120 minutes (schedule varies by day)

Inquiries

03-3454-0432

Symphony Tokyo Bay Cruise

Photo courtesy of Sealine Tokyo

Savor both a delicious meal and the Tokyo night view. The luxurious dinner cruise departs from Hinode Pier, passes under Tokyo Gate Bridge, and goes once around Tokyo Bay.

Departure point

Hinode Pier, 2-7-104 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access

1-min. walk from Yurikamome Hinode Station

Travel time

150 minutes (19:00–21:30)

Inquiries

03-3798-8101

URL

http://www.symphony-cruise.co.jp/english/index.html( External link )

Funasei and Harumiya (yakatabune houseboats)

Photo courtesy of Funasei

Photo courtesy of Harumiya

For the ultimate Japanese experience, try out the epitome of Tokyo summers—the yakatabune houseboat. It was an entertainment of choice for daimyo lords of the Edo period (1603–1868). Imagine the scene they enjoyed while taking in the view of TOKYO SKYTREE and delighting in exquisite Edo-style tempura.

Departure point

Visit the website of each operator

Travel time

1.5 hours–3 hours (varies by course)

URL

晴海屋
http://www.harumiya.co.jp/overseas_edition/english.html( External link )

Excel Air Service: Helicopter Cruising

Photo courtesy of Excel Air Service, Inc.

Doesn’t everyone want to ride a helicopter at least once? This is your chance. Take a stroll in the air and gaze down on the Tokyo night sparkling like a chest of jewels. It’s guaranteed to make the memory of a lifetime!

Departure point

Urayasu Heliport, 14 Chidori, Urayasu-shi, Chiba

Access

10-min. by taxi or shuttle bus from JR Keiyo Line / Musashino Line Maihama Station

Travel time

15, 30, 40, 50, or 60 minutes (varies by course)

Inquiries

047-380-5555

URL

http://www.excel-air.com/english/( External link )

Sky Bus Tokyo: Odaiba Night Course

Photo courtesy of Hinomaru Jidousya Kougyou Co., Ltd.

From the Tokyo Station area to Tokyo Tower, then Rainbow Bridge, and back to Ginza… The course offers a view of all the attractions of Tokyo at night from the top of a double-decker bus. The greatest part is feeling the breeze and zigzagging your way through the neon lights.

Departure point

Mitsubishi Building, 2-5-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (among others)

Access

3-min. walk from JR Tokyo Station

Travel time

120 minutes (18:30–)

Inquiries

03-3215-0008

URL

http://www.skybus.jp/n01.php?lang=en&no=&bno=( External link )

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