Water Bus stop (Toyosu)
【Nearest station】Toyosu : 10 minute walk
A newly constructed Water Bus “Himiko”, shaped like a spaceship and designed by the renowned Japanese cartoonist Leiji Matsumoto, runs from Asakusa to Odaiba from 26th March 2004.
“Himiko” is a completely unique water bus with its streamline shaped body with 3D windows. Mr. Matsumoto designed based on its concepts, “the image of teardrop” and “the ship appealing to children.” During the daytime the futuristic ship runs through old Edo and modern Tokyo while enjoying 360-degree panoramic view. At night the floor panels are lit up and emphasize the ship’s sophisticated design. “Himiko” is named after Queen Himiko who was the first recognized independent lady in Japanese history.
The design is based on the concept of “teardrop image” to create a ship appealing to children.
You will hear the voices of characters from Leiji Matsumoto’s classic animation, Galaxy Express 999. Main characters, such as Tetsurou Hoshino and Maetel, will be with you during your trip.
2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo