You have 24 hours to see, smell, hear and taste the best of Tokyo. How do you do it? Why not try the friendly Hop on Hop off bus for people who wants to see everything in one day. It offers three courses which cover Asakusa-Tokyo Skytree, Odaiba, and Roppongi-Tokyo Tower. There are 2 kinds of tickets; 1 Day Pass (24 hour) costs ¥2500 and 2 Day pass(48 hour) costs ¥3500. It is valid for 24 hours so you can use it for 2 days if you start in the afternoon. For example, if you started to use the ticket on May 21 at 3 p.m., it will expire on May 22 at 3 p.m.
My friend and I decided to take the Odaiba course and the Asakusa course. It starts from Tokyo station, then heading to Imperial palace, Hibiya Park, Kasumigaseki government building area, Toranomon Hills, Tokyo tower, Onarimon gate, Shiba Kouen Park, Rainbow bridge, Fuji Television, Aqua City Odaiba, Venus Fort shopping mall, Tokyo Big Sight, LaLa port toyosu shopping mall, Kabukiza and Tsukiji fish market. It took 90 minutes. The best part about the Odaiba course is that being far from central Tokyo, this hop on hop bus provides easy access compared with public transport. And it's really nice to take a ride in the open air with an ocean view.
More over, it will stop by Tsukiji Fish market before noon if you took a 9:50a.m. bus from Tokyo station. It was perfect timing to have lunch. We chose Tenfusa 天房 which is a well known Tempura restaurant in Tsukiji fish market. The prices range is from ¥1200 to ¥1600. It was a generous serving; fresh, and crispy. One of the best Tempura ever in my whole life.
The Asakusa course takes in Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara, and Shin Nihombashi, covering both the old and new towns. We took a walk in Asakusa Nakamise alley and visited well known Funawa 舟和 wagashi (Japanese sweets) shop. Funawa has a few branches in Asakusa, but only the main store serves this Japanese style parfait.
Was this article helpful?