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The Popular Water Bus "Himiko" in Tokyo!

This video, titled "HIMIKO -2016-|Water-Bus (Asakusa-Odaiba) [4K]" (ヒミコ 「HIMIKO」-2016- | 水上バス ( 浅草- お台場 ) 【4K】), publicized by "miyaga1," shows the popular, futuristic water-bus that travels between Asakusa and Odaiba, as well as surrounding tourist spots.

"Himiko," introduced in the video, is a water bus run by Tokyo Cruise.
The water bus Himiko, where you can enjoy a lovely voyage visiting famous places in Tokyo, is quickly gaining popularity among tourists.

The Water Bus "Himiko"

The water bus Himiko, introduced in the video, has a distinctive teardrop shape.
The futuristic form of the boat makes it look like a spaceship.
You can see Himiko in its entirety at 2:33 in the video.

This popular water bus "Himiko" was designed by famous manga artist Reiji Matsumoto, who is known as a master of the manga world.
The Himiko began service in 2004 and has a capacity of 160 passengers.
Onboard Himiko, you'll hear an onboard broadcast by Hoshino Tetsuro, Maetel, and the conductor from Reiji Matsumoto's masterpiece, "Galaxy Express 999.
You can see the interior of Himiko and the on-board announcements at 4:23 in the video.

All Aboard the Himiko!

The water bus "Himiko," introduced in the video, is great for those looking for a different way to experience the major sightseeing spots of Tokyo.
Himiko starts from and returns to Azuma Bridge, passing Odaiba Kaihin Koen and Toyosu alongside the way.

You can see Tokyo Sky Tree, shown at 0:41 in the video, and Rainbow Bridge, shown at 6:05 in the video, on the water bus route.
Enjoy a refreshing cruise through scenic spots in Tokyo, including Ryogoku, Takeshiba, Hamarikyu, Hirai and Aomi.
Shown at 8:35 in the video, we recommend getting off at Odaiba to enjoy the Statue of Liberty, a Life-size Gundam, a statue of Shenron from Dragonball, as well as the delicious food in the area.

In addition to Himiko, Tokyo Cruise operates other types of watercrafts, such as the Hotaluna, Emeraldas, and Ryoma, so be sure to hop on board if you have the time!

Summary of "Himiko" and Cruises Through Tokyo

Boarding the beautiful Himiko will have you feeling like you're on a spaceship!

Himiko can be rented out for personal use or chartered.
Also, event cruises are held as well, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these.
For more information about timetables and prices, or to book a cruise, please visit the official website.

◆Water Bus Himiko Line Facility Information◆
【Address】1-1-1 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
【Access】A 1-minute walk from Tobu Skytree Line Asakusa Station and Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station

【Official Website】Himiko |Tokyo Cruise

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Last Updated : Sep. 15, 2020
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Himiko - A Stylish Waterbus for Touring Tokyo! Enjoy Traveling to Popular Places in Tokyo, Such as Asakusa and Odaiba, in This Futuristic Vessel Shaped Like a Space Ship!
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