Tokyo from the water: Himiko Boat

One day during my Tokyo trip I woke up planning to spend the day in Odaiba. The sky was grey and gloomy but it wouldn't deter me, so I set off on the train to Asakusa to get the day started, I'd be going by boat to the island and returning later via the Yurikamome train. The boat turned out to be much cooler than I was expecting, so I thought it would be a good idea to write about it!
That’s the Himiko Boat with the Rainbow Bridge in the background. Kind of an ironic name for the bridge considering how grey the day was.

I arrived a bit after 9am at Asakusa to buy my ticket to Odaiba before they ran out, wanting to get the first boat of the day to the island to make the most of my time there. But apparently nobody wants to go to Odaiba at ten in the morning on a weekday, especially if it’s raining, so I didn’t have to put up much of a fight for it. Later I found out that the tickets can be booked online, probably a good idea during peak season.
I had initially intended to take one of the cheaper boats but since I had spare money from the couple of days earlier, I allowed myself to take the trip I’d wanted. I think it cost me about 1600yen the one way trip.
I don’t need to become an astronaut anymore, this is close enough to a spaceship.
Himiko might just be the coolest boat I’ve ever seen, what with its windows and the inside lighting making it look pretty futuristic. It sells snacks and drinks at the bar but they are pretty pricey. Lucky for me, I’d stopped by a konbini while I waited for the boat to arrive so I had my own set of snacks.
The best part of the ride -apart from the boat itself- was being able to see a close-up of all the different bridges crossing the Sumida river, each with their own story. 
It's also wheelchair accessible:
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Some of the boats stop at Hamarikyu Gardens along the way too, if you want to include them in the day's sightseeing plans.
You can check their website for more details about boarding areas as well as online reservation. Have any of you been on the Himiko boat before?

Sam Lesmana