Tokyo’s first amphibious tourist buses were put into service Sunday, carrying 40 passengers through the city’s low eastern side by road before taking to the Naka river during a 100-minute “Tokyo Splash Tour.”
The two buses, dubbed “Sky Ducks”, departed from Tokyo’s new landmark Skytree, the world’s tallest communications tower at 634 metres (2,080 feet).
Tickets are priced at 2,800 yen ($30) apiece for an adult and 1,400 yen for a child under 12. The bus, 12 metres long and 2.5 metres wide, moves up to 100 kilometres per hour on the ground and up to 13 kilometres per hour in the water.
Similar amphibious sightseeing buses have been in service in the western city of Osaka and a few other tourist spots in Japan.
Tokyo and Osaka have topped an index of the world’s most expensive cities to live in for 2013, familiar positions for the Japanese megacities which have traditionally dominated the list prepared bi-annually by The Economist.
An apartment building in Tokyo has been designed especially for wine lovers, complete with an on-site sommelier, ground-floor wine bar and bistro.
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Photographed in colour by Alasdair Mc Lellan, the Emporio Armani’s Fall 2012 ad campaign is set in a nocturnal, futuristic Tokyo.
With an astonishing asking price of US$21.1 million, this Tokyo pad is the most expensive one-room apartment in the world.
Dubbed “The House”, the luxury penthouse is located in the most expensive neighbourhood in Tokyo, the Minami-Azabu district.
Featuring 4,434 square feet of living space, the owner spent the past 18 months renovating it to become a live-in masterpiece.
A documentary that goes behind the counter and into the life of a man who’s been called the greatest sushi chef in the world is set to open in New York Friday.
Tucked away in an underground Tokyo subway station is an unremarkable-looking 10-seat eatery called Sukiyabashi Jiro which serves Michelin-starred sushi by 85-year-old Jiro Ono, the first chef in Japan to earn three Michelin stars.