Last year at his office's year end party John won two tickets on a night cruise, and we finally got around to using them last weekend.
The cruise departs from Tenouzu Isle in Shinagawa, which is sort of a pain to get to, but we trekked out there getting lost like we always do trying to find the monorail. I had expected it to be on one of the small wooden boats with lights strung up, but we were greeted by a big yacht.
|The Lady Crystal|
There was an air conditioned cabin with a bar where we could sit, as well as roof top where we could take pictures in the open air. An assortment of drinks were lined up waiting for us at the bar, and it was self serve the whole time. The night cruise is only an hour though, so there's not really that much drinking.
|Taking pictures of the skyline|
The view was actually really nice. We had great views of Tokyo Tower, the ferris wheel and Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba, and we sailed far enough up to see the Sky Tree before turning around to sail back.
It was a fun way to spend a Friday night (especially since it was free), though it can get windy. I'd recommend putting your hair up or coming armed with some hair ties.
Address: 2-3-16 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo