Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Water Bus

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This is the Himiko water taxi that runs up and down the Sumida River in Tokyo. This spaceship looking boat started service last year. There are many other water taxis in service.

Here is a link that shows some of the boats used on the Sumida River and in Tokyo Bay. To view the areas these boats service see this map.

If your come to Tokyo it's a great idea to take one of these boats around the river. It's a wonderful view of the city you can't get any other way.


Michuli said...

I think you are doing a great job with your blog. I have a keen desire to learn more of Japan before I go. It's a great help to get an english perspective. please continue and post often.

Europundit said...

Nice picture and post. I'm definitely going to add the water bus on my itinerary. I'm going to japan for 2 and a half weeks from end of may to mid-june.

A.Ball.of.Yarn said...

What a curious looking vehicle! I really like that you show what we don't usually see of Japan through this blog.

Robert said...

Thanks Yarn, I am trying not to make this a "postcard" photo blog of Japan.