Tokyo sky busReviewed by: Diana, 2016/07/31
Enjoyed our time on the hop on, hop off bus. The first loop we did was Asakusa course and got off and on the busses at different stops. We were able to see some major sights and the time in between the bus returns was reasonable with about an hour time frame. We then did the Odaiba Course and only got off at a one stop since the time frame was over an hour for the next bus and it was getting late. We enjoyed having the transportation around Tokyo since it was our first time there and it helped us determine what sites we would like to return to the next few days using the subways. I would highly recommend this tour for first time guests in Tokyo.
Best Way to Tour Tokyo if you dont' have enough time!Reviewed by: Winnie Navarro, 2016/07/28
Hop on Hop off is the best way to Tour Tokyo when on a limited time. It gives you enough information of the sites as you go around the city. They also have 3 selections for Tour routes which you can access. Also allows you to go around without having to use the subways.
informative rideReviewed by: Aro ocampo, 2016/06/16
we enjoyed our sightseeing, cllimate was just right as we cross the rainbow bridge. we discovered so many things about Japan's diff locations, very informative and helpful to in selecting places we want to explore on our limited time in Tokyo. we were glad that we book hop on hop off.
Must Do!Reviewed by: Hoai My Winder, 2016/04/30
When coming in to any new place to visit, we look for bus tours such as this. The tour was informative and gave us an idea of places we would want to return to and explore fully. The staff was friendly and helpful. I was worried about using a service such as Veltra but I had no problems whatsoever. We plan on doing the bus tour again when friends visit and using Veltra. Highly recommend!
Sky hopReviewed by: Anthony, 2016/04/20
It was good and on time. Although it rained in the morning when we rode the open air bus.
The time between the busesReviewed by: Tatiana , 2016/03/31
The time between the buses is too long, 70 min. You can't make even two full routes in one day. If the time was 30 min, then it'll be possible.
So worth it for the price!Reviewed by: Carla, 2016/03/31
I took the Tokyo Sky Bus during my first day in Tokyo and it was worth it! It gave me an overview of Tokyo and that's when I decided where I wanted to go for the rest of my stay.
Hop on and Off in TokyoReviewed by: MN&LG, 2016/03/21
What a great way to tour and navigate around the tourist spots of Tokyo. The open top makes for good views of the city and landscape. We took full advantage of the 1 day pass, hopping off at different points in the city. We started Friday afternoon until Saturday afternoon. Our favorite stop was Asakusa Kanakawado the closest stop to the Senso-ji Temple. We ended up there both days to see even more sites. The wait time between buses was enough to explore and hop back on. Three routes cover a vast area and you probably need more than a day pass. This is a great way to maximize your time in Toyko, you don’t have to figure out a complicated metro map or wonder when you get out of the metro station which direction your destination is in. The audio guide was informative and staff member was available to answer your questions. For those who like the double-decker bus experience, you won't be disappointed.
Awesome way to see Tokyo in a short space of time.Reviewed by: Ismail, 2016/03/18
The ticket we bought was valid for 24 hours so we used it for 2 days. We started at 4 in the afternoon and continued on until the next day. The service was very efficient. I missed the bus in just a matter of 30 seconds as it drove right past me. I was not prepared to run after it. It was no big deal as I caught the next one since I was in no rush. I had a schedule with me so I was able to get a nice cup of coffee and shopped for a bit and made sure I was there at least 10 minutes before schedule! You need to plan your route and sight seeing carefully.
I went on 2 routes. The Tokyo Sky Tree and the Odaiba route. Both had their own charms. Would recommend the Odaiba route after sunset and the Sky tree route during the day. The Odaiba route was very scenic at night because of the rainbow bridge , Tokyo Tower and the skyline was just breath taking. Hopped off at the Tokyo Sky Tree the next day. Went up the tower for the amazing view. I was there pretty early I suppose hence the queue was not bad at all. The stop was pretty close by and if you could not find your way back to the bus stop, just ask people around you. Everyone was extremely helpful. Japanese would go out of their way to show you where the bus stop is. They would physically bring you there. You just tell them it’s the sky hop on hop off bus and they will bring you there.
If you are tight for time, and want to see as much of Tokyo as you can in that short period of time, this would be your best shot. I had a great time. My time in Tokyo was limited so I was glad I got on this tour bus.
A convenient way to see Tokyo in 24 hours with kids in tow.Reviewed by: Anita, 2016/03/18
The one we got on was an open top. Super punctual. The bus would be comfortable on a good day since there are no seats available downstairs. Therefore there’s limited space when it rains. Only 4 seats in the front row is covered while the rest is open hence the chances of getting those 4 seats? Very very very slim. And those who gets the seats in front would not hop off the bus. Our experience was 2 teenagers hogged all 4 front row seats to themselves.
Apart from the rain, it would have been a wonderful experience. You get to see so many interesting sites which we would not have seen by metro underground such as the Tokyo tower, the rainbow bridge, and the sky tree. This would have been the perfect tour on a lovely sunny weather. We sat towards the front of the bus… so we were sheltered from the strong winds, not the rain. I could not imagine sitting in the back in the wet, cold and with the freezing wind blowing. I glad we got shielded from the wind at least. However we saw some Japanese school kids at the back having an awesome time with the strong wind blowing in their faces, taking selfies, laughing and having so much fun.
The bus was not full perhaps because of the weather. We had 3 children under 5 in which we bought tickets for them too because if you do not, they would have to be seated on your lap. However if you have hyper active children… perhaps being on your lap could be a safer choice. Our kids enjoyed the ride and the view. When they are tired, they could just sleep comfortably leaning on you without falling over as the bus ride was very smooth! The driver was excellent. Even my daughter who is prone to motion sickness felt super.
Overall, it was a good experience. The commentary played correctly, at the correct venue and it was pretty informative. The adults appreciated the commentary while the kids enjoyed the view.