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Experience Tokyo from a different angle: London Double Decker Tokyo Tour

By Connie Sceaphierde

If you’ve been itching to get outside after being cooped up at home for months on end, but are understandably on edge about the risks involved whileCOVID-19 is still lurking around, then this socially distanced London double decker bus sightseeing tour might just be the escape you are looking for.

The tour is being provided by Upstar Co, which specializes in providing urban tour cruising services from the comfort of classic large vehicles. This time, the tour will take place inside a retro double decker London Bus, which is a well known tourist attraction in the capital of the UK. Utilizing the British icon, the tour meshes together two cultures into a one-of-a-kind tour of Tokyo.

The tour is a one-day-only event, taking place on Sept 23. Two time slots are available to book, and will be limited to the first 20 people who reserve a space.

The pricing has been revised to be more affordable for families, so that children and adults can enjoy the tour of Tokyo together.

Departing from Tokyo station, the Tokyo Sightseeing Double Decker London Bus Tour will cruise for an hour around the city, passing several sightseeing spots that represent the capital. The bus will introduce well known landmarks such as Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge, and the Olympic Venue amongst others.

From the second floor of the bus, which is around four meters above the ground, Tokyo should feel fresher than usual as it progresses through the city uninterrupted by the overwhelming busy feeling that is attached to it when exploring on foot.

Tokyo Sightseeing Double Decker London Bus Tour

Date – Sept 23

Time – 15:00 ~ 16:00, 17:00 ~ 18:00 (approximately 60 minutes)

Route – Tokyo Station, Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge, Kabuki-za Theatre, Tsukiji, Tokyo Station

Adults – 2,500 yen

Children – 500 yen

Bookings can be made over the phone at 0120-839-559, or via the booking form online.

*Due to antivirus measures and regulations, there is a maximum capacity of 20 people per ride (50% less than the usual capacity).

All riders will be asked to measure their temperature and disinfect their hands before boarding. They will also be required to wear masks at all times during the ride.

The bus will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between rides, and the windows will be open whilst driving to ensure a continuous replacement of fresh air.

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I would love to take this bus tour.

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They are called Routemasters.

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Those lovely Routemasters were discontinued in London a while back. An enterprising business bought a few for hire. I once went to wedding in one hired by the bride.

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And in other news, London will be giving tourists tours of the city in rickshaws!

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I found there was a good possibility in October, so I applied.

We are looking forward to taking this tour.

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