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.
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.
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?