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Tokyo Cruise (Sumida River)

Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: (Asakusa, Hamarikyu, Hinodesanbashi, Toyosu, Odaiba), Minato, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 120-977-311
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Part of a great day out Just lacked a decent comentary

We decided to take the river cruise from Hinode pier up to asakusa The cost of the trip was reasonable and it's a lovely way to see Tokyo Unfortunately the English commentary was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to take the river cruise from Hinode pier up to asakusa The cost of the trip was reasonable and it's a lovely way to see Tokyo Unfortunately the English commentary was minimal with very brief descriptions that included bridge names only and very little else I would still recommend doing it From asakusa you can visit the senso-Ji... More 

Thank Louise T
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say that the cruise was more like a water taxi or ferry than a cruise. I departed from Hinode Pier. It was difficult to instruct the taxi driver as I don't know the japanese for pier. After some challenge, I showed him the location on google map. The Hinode Pier was surprisingly empty. Only around 6 to... More 

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Whitchurch-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this 40minute trip on the river and the crew at the terminals and on the boat were wonderful but there's very little to see on or from the river and hence my tip is that this is a great way to mix up your day travelling around Tokyo but not a destination in itself. Top tip they don't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We took the Tokyo cruise from Asakusa to Odaiba on a sunny day. The trip was quite interesting in the beginning but then started to get boring. There's only very little commentary. And there's not much to see except the bridges. Don't expect a lot of history like the river trip in for example Paris. Having said that, you may... More 

Thank Egon70
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a cruise to Asakusa with my Neice and her mum for worship and shopping. This was my second cruise to Asakusa and found it to be a lot more relaxing when I know hat to expect. Took about one hour and one stop and took the last boat that did not stop with beautiful scenery for he rainbow... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I find cruising along a river is a relaxing way to get a different view of a city and so it happened on the Tokyo cruise. We embarked at Hamarikyu Garden and cruised up and down the river. Not exciting but a relaxing view of the city which makes it unusual in the madness of Tokyo

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Sumida River cruise from Asakusa is the perfect way to rest weary legs and see Tokyo from a different perspective. On the recommendation of the attendant at the information booth, we booked the Hotaluna rather than the Himiko. "It's better!" she said, (based on it's observation deck, which Himiko lacks), and we were swayed. I can't comment on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I went to Tokyo in September 2016 on business. I took a cruise on the Sumida River. You take the Tokyo metro to Asakusa and walk to the river where you can buy your tickets. The boat I was on was all covered with a glass roof and it was very difficult to take any photos. Nevertheless the view of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Travelled in a Sunday afternoon on this cruise. A bit disappointed due to continuous rain couldnt really enjoy the view outside which should have been scenic. The cruise itself was very good though, no doubt about it. Bought the ticket on the spot at the counter. Staff were really helpful, as expected from japanese. ☺

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Daejeon, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I did this as part of the Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise tour package with Viator. I'm glad I did it! I was alone for this tour and I gleaned a lot of information and saw a lot in a short time.

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