The Sky Bus Tokyo is a fixed-time length bus tour that is run by the Hinomaru Jidosha Kogyo Co. in Japan. Up until this bus started running there were no open-top buses for tourists or Japanese to enjoy in Japan, and so the service began in accordance with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's "Visit Japan Campaign" in 2004. In 2013 a water bus began operation.
Three buses for you to choose from
Currently Sky Bus runs three different buses. There is the SKY HOP BUS which you pay a one-time fee for a 1 or 2 day pass and you can freely get on and off the bus. Three courses are available: The Asakusa-Tokyo Sky Tree course, the Odaiba Course, and the Roppongi-Tokyo Tower course. It's perfect for people who like to take detours and explore tourist destinations on foot.SKY BUS TOKYO allows you to explore Tokyo from a bus without stops. It's short and efficient and it's great for those who just want to look around Tokyo. There are 7 courses, the Imperial Palace-Ginza-Marunouchi course, Omotesando-Shibuya course, Tokyo Tower-Rainbow Bridge course, and Asakusa course among others. SKY DUCK allows you to explore in an amphibious bus after you're finished with the normal bus tour. It's a tour that explores the old Nakagawa from atop the water. For courses there is the Tokyo Sky Tree course, and two kinds of Kameido course. The moment the bus moves from the land into the water is particularly exciting.
Note to riders
SKY BUS TOKYO and SKY DUCK require reservations in advance on the website. They accept reservations 1 month in advance. It is cold in some seasons and there is no roof so you may want to bring something warm to wear. They distribute raincoats for free in cases of rain.
There are different boarding areas depending on tour. The SKY BUS TOKYO and SKY HOP BUS board from the Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Ticket Center, SKY HOP BUS and SKY DUCK BUS are available at the Tokyo Sky Tree Station-mae, and you can also ride one from Umeyashiki in Kameido. To get to the Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Ticket Center, it's a 3-minute walk from Tokyo Station's (東京駅) Marunouchi South Exit, to get to Tokyo Sky Tree Station-mae it's a 1 minute walk from Tokyo Sky Tree Station, and for Umeyashiki in Kameido it is a 7 minute walk from the north exit of Kameido Station (亀戸駅)
Image Gallery: Sky Bus Tokyo
Description: Sky Bus Tokyo
|Sights||Sky Bus Tokyo (スカイバス東京)|
2-5-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Mitsubishi Building 1F（SKY BUS TOKYO、SKY HOP BUS landing）
東京都千代田区丸の内2-5-2 三菱ビル1F（SKY BUS TOKYO、SKY HOP BUS乗場）
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 03-3215-0008|
|Closed dates||Irregular closed dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Sky Bus Tokyo