Blog - Himiko
Today, after having a fresh sushi lunch in Tsukiji (the large fish market in Tokyo), we went for a ride on board of Himiko, the futuristic water-bus designed by Matsumoto Leiji, creator of Galaxy Express 999, Captain Herlock (aka "Albator"), and also the one behind Daft Punk's animated film Interstella 5555.
We boarded at Hinode port and went to the next stop, Asakusa. A ride on Himiko is only ¥300 extra compared to a ride on the regular water-bus (¥660+¥300=¥960 in this case), and is absolutely worth it! The ship's design is just so futuristic. Inside aren't rows of seats but rather some loungey tables on the sides, with a lot of space in the center.
The ride is commented by Galaxy Express 999's three main characters, who talk about facts on each of the passed bridges and also any building or sight of interest.
And last, a bit of Engrish.
Posted on May 29, 2005 at 01:56 | Tweet
Himiko water-bus Originally uploaded by chipple. I want to live in a plce where anime artists are commissioned to design public transport vehicles... Not that I am a big anime fan or anything, it's just... I mean damn, look...
May 29, 2005 at 04:26