Enjoy the holiday lights with a seasoned lighting guide.
When it comes to Christmas, Japan adores impressive Christmas light setups – or illuminations – and that doesn’t rule out Tokyo. However, in a metropolis as big as Tokyo, it can take a lot of effort to see all the famous ones in areas such as Tokyo Sky Tree and Roppongi district.
So Japanese taxi company Expert driver service (EDS) has partnered with seasoned lighting professionals to deliver a Limited Time Tour Tokyo Night Cruise until January 8, 2022. These three-hour tours feature a taxi driver who is very knowledgeable about Tokyo’s illuminations and shows you around the popular city lights, all from the comfort of a taxi.
Relax and enjoy the holiday spirit.
You can basically design your own course, but the Tokyo Night Cruise site notably offers must-see spots: the Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba, the Tokyo Sky Tree, the streets of Ginza, the Marunouchi district near Tokyo station, the Tokyo tower, etc. Many of these spots are normally lit, but they also make special Christmas lights.
▼ Although this video is from 2015, it gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect!
One of the great advantages of this tour is that you are free to stop the taxi and go out to take pictures to your heart’s content. The Tokyo Night Cruise site even lists entrance fees for popular attractions such as Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo Sky Tree for those who want the full Tokyo night experience.
Tours last three hours and start at 15,220 yen (US $ 134.25) depending on where you want to start and end your trip (just note that the start and end points must be inside Tokyo). You are also allowed to extend your visit for an additional 2,470 yen per 30 minutes.
▼ Up to four people can join the tour, so you can share the cost!
If you want to book, however, it’s best to do so as early as possible – only five of these Tokyo Night Cruise taxis leave per day. English speaking drivers are also available on request! So think about making this Christmas in Japan a brilliant Christmas, after stopping at Sailor Moon in Kanagawa.
Source: PR Times, EDS
Images: Public relations time
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