The Tokyo Water Bus’ Odaiba Line is a cruise line that connects Odaiba Seaside Park and Hinode Pier. This is a pleasant trip where you can enjoy the Tokyo Bay on a cruise very cheaply, on a cruise boat "Hotaruna" designed by Leiji Matsumoto, a famous manga artist in Japan. Hotaruna is the second boat designed by Mr. Matsumoto, the first since Himiko 8 years ago. The hull is metallic silver and looks like a spacecraft and inherits much of its design from Himiko. However, unlike Himiko there is a promenade deck on the roof. So you can enjoy the scenery of the Tokyo Bay from atop the boat. Please note that this boat does not always operate on this route, so check the timetable in advance. On top of the Tokyo Bay cruise there are also various Odaiba tourist spots that you can go to. The Odaiba Seaside Park is a popular spot to disembark as it has sandy beaches and a rocky shore, and you can fish in the Isohama area. You can also enjoy digging for clams in the beach. However, please note that fishing and swimming in the area are NOT allowed. There are also a variety of other attractions such as Madame Tussad’s Tokyo, the Fuji Television headquarters, and the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
To get there, you should go to Hinode Pier or Odaiba Seaside Park pier. For Hinode Pier, Hinode Station (日の出駅)is the closest station on the Yurikamome, and it’s a 2 minute walk away. For the Odaiba Seaside Park pier, you want to go to Daiba Station or Odaiba Seaside Park Station 「台場駅」・「お台場海浜公園駅」 on the Yurikamome. It’s 5 minutes away from there.
Hinode Pier 105-0022, Minato-ku, Tokyo coast 2-7-104
Odaiba Seaside Park 135-0064, Minato-ku, Tokyo Odaiba 1-4-1
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Description: Tokyo Water Bus Odaiba Line
|Sights||Tokyo Water Bus Odaiba Line (東京都観光汽船 お台場ライン)|
2-7-104 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0120-977311|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|