The Water bus (水上バス, Suijō Basu) are great alternatives traveling along the coastline instead of taking the subway and trains when going to destinations near the water.
The water buses go around the Tokyo Bay, especially the Odaiba shopping and entertainment district. Many water buses also travel along the Sumida River. Boats along the river provide access to Asakusa. The Hinode pier is about 15 min walk from B-SITE Hamamatsucho so for guests who would like to go to Asakusa or Odaiba we really recommend to give the Water bus a try. For our guests staying at B:CONTE Asakusa it is a very relaxing way of getting all the way to the Odaiba.
Most of the water buses are operated by the Tokyo Cruise Ship Company. The Asakusa-Odaiba Direct Line (about 50 minutes, 1560 yen, 2-4 boats per day) is one of the most popular routes because of its boldly designed Himiko boats with panoramic windows.
The Sumida River Line runs from Asakusa to Hama-Rikyu garden (about 35 minutes, 780 yen, about 12 boats per day). The dock at Hama Rikyu is located within the garden's paid grounds, so disembarking means that travelers also have to pay the garden's entry fee. The boats then travel a further five minutes to the Hinode Pier, where a transfer can be made to boats bound for Odaiba.
The Odaiba Line travels from Hinode to Odaiba Seaside Park (about 20 minutes, 480 yen, 10-15 boats per day). The Tokyo Big Sight-Palette Town Line travels to both the Tokyo Big Sight and Palette town attractions (about 30 minutes, 410 yen, around 7 boats per day), but two boats per day only travel to Tokyo Big Sight and none of the boats run on Mondays and Tuesdays (except in the case of national holidays).
Spring has arrived in Japan. Nihombashi area is featuring the traditional Sakura (Cherry Blossom) festival to celebrate the new spring. Cherry lighting are set to make the area beautiful. Many new events are also lined up during the event time. Sakura will be featured at Nakadori. In addition, Kimono wearing and traditional foods are lined upon the festival.
Date: March 20 to April 6th. Location:· Coredo Muromachi 1 · Coredo Muromachi 2· Coredo Muromachi 3 Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower Mitsui Main Building · Coredo Nihonbashi Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
«Major event» 1.Hanami stage Dates: 3/6 (gold) - 4/12 (Sun) 11:00 to 23:00 Venue: Nakadori (Coredo Muromachi 1, road facing between Coredo Muromachi 2) Decoration and LED of the cherry and represent the state of the cherry blossoms in the art. Conducted light up the night. Toll: Free
2.Cherry light up Dates: 3/6 (gold) - 4/12 (Sun) 18:30 to 23:00 Venue: Mitsui Main Building, Coredo Muromachi 1, 3, Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, etc. Such as historical Coredo from building Muromachi 1, 3, such as Mitsui main building, was carried out a fantastic light up in the "Sakura", will produce a full of emotion streets stained beautifully lovely light. Fee: Free 3.Cherry blossoms open Blossom Dates: 3/28 (Sat), 3/29 (Sun) 18:00 to 21:00 Venue: Nakadori, Ukiyo alley Nakadori in, opened in the "Nihonbashi three hundred forty-four Meeting" food and beverage stores and Coredo Muromachi 1 and 2 of the food store to join the a limited two days the stalls of Nihonbashi food and beverage union. While admiring the art cherry, you can enjoy a special menu. Fee: Free (separate your food bill) 4.Nihonbashi cherry Blossom 2015 Dates: 3/30 (Mon) - 4/5 (Sun) 17:00 to 11:00 p.m. Venue: Nihonbashi of surrounding facilities, neighborhood shopping 50 stores (planned) Nihonbashi Kitazume shopping Board of stores and Coredo Muromachi, will be sold the coupon ticket that can be migratory in deals the Coredo Nihonbashi. Enjoy the dish that was filling the traditional techniques of historic long-established Nihonbashi. Rates: Advance ticket 2,900 yen, WEB ticket (day) 3,100 yen, the day ticket 3,300 yen (tax included)
Tamahide is in the heart of Ningyocho, founded in 1760 has been serving the Oyakodon since the Edo Period. Just next to Amazakeyokocho (甘酒横丁）, It can be seen as you exit from A2 of Tokyo metro hibiya Line. The most famous item is the Oyakodon(親子丼) a bowl of rice topped with chicken and eggs, during Lunch time it is filled people who want to have a taste of Tamahide. Tamahide is a must have for food lovers. It is a highly rated restaurant in Nihombashi Area. The original taste is still kept to the original form which has been passed through generations. Address: Tokyo, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Ningyo-cho 1-17-10
Access: Hibiya Line Ningyocho Station 1-minute Subway Subway Toei Asakusa Line Ningyōchō Station 2-minute walk Subway Hanzomon Suitengu Station 2-minute walk 132m from Ningyo-cho Station