The Tokyo metropolitan government will begin a trial 24-hour bus service between Roppongi and Shibuya from early Saturday morning.
The buses will operate hourly from 1 a.m. until 5 a.m. on Saturday mornings only. The fare will be 400 yen for adults and 200 yen for children.
A decision on whether to expand the service will depend on how many people use the buses.
Tokyo metropolitan government officials believe that having a 24-hour transportation service, encompassing all buses, subways and trains, will be essential before and during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
However, subway and rail operators say they need the time between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. to perform maintenance on trains, tracks and tunnels.© Japan Today