The water bus, operated by Tokyo Cruise, is a great way to explore the Sumida/Asakusa area, as well as a great alternative to taking a train. The fares vary depending on where you want to go, but you`ll be looking at around 1000 yen. There are 7 piers, so you can choose to go to any location.
1. From Tokyo Station, take the JR Ueno Tokyo Line bound for Utsunomiya to Ueno station.
2.Take the Tokyo Metro Ginza line 3 stops to Asakusa station
About 16 minutes from Tokyo station to Asakusa station (apx. 320 yen)
How to Enjoy the Water Bus : From Asakusa to Odaiba with a Great View【Moving Japan】
Tokyo, the capitol of Japan. Did you know that this big city, with all its rows of buildings, is also a "city of water" with many rivers running through it? Today, we'll show you how to enjoy the water bus, an experience you won't find anything quite like outside of Tokyo.
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THINGS TO DO AROUND SUMIDA
Tokyo Sky Tree
The Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan reaching a heigh of 634 meters. It is used as a televison and radio broadcast site. It`s a marvel to look at! You can go to the Tembo Deck on the 350th floor, or the Tembo Galleria on the 450th floor. Open from 8:00 - 22:00.