Launch of the “Edo Hitomeguri” Tour Bus Service Connecting Tokyo Bay Area and City Centre
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24th December 2021, Japan - Nanohana Bus Co. Ltd (Nanohana), Michinori Holdings, Inc. (Michinori Holdings), Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd (Mitsui Fudosan), and SWAT Mobility Japan Co., Ltd (SWAT Mobility) has partnered to launch a free trial of a tour bus service with advanced booking that connects the Tokyo bay area and city centre.
Shopping malls are densely packed around the bay area (Toyosu and Daiba) and the city centre area (Ginza, Muromachi and Nihombashi). Although there is a high number of people who move around the two areas, the tour bus service as a means of transportation is not smooth, as it is necessary to change trains when travelling by public transportation. The trial aims to improve the convenience of the service by providing a tour route that is without transfers, for the users of the commercial facilities operated by Mitsui Fudosan Commercial Management.
・ Passengers can tour the Toyosu area, Odaiba area, Ginza area, Muromachi / Nihombashi area without changing trains
・ The buses stop in front of the central commercial facilities in each area
・We offer benefits (coupons, etc.) that can be used at commercial facilities in each area.
24th December, 2021 (Friday) - 30th December, 2021 (Thursday): Everyday
7th January, 2022 (Friday) – 13th February, 2022 (Sunday): Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays (10th January, 11th February)
Operating hours: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Bus stops: 7 stops
Target group: Users of facilities by Mitsui Fudosan Group
Vehicle: 2 minibuses
App provided by: SWAT Mobility
2. Service area / Stop locations:
3. Booking System (app):
SWATMobility provides a ride-booking application (SWAT JP) that is limited to the users of the commercial facilities under the Mitsui Fudosan Group. When using the tour bus, passengers should set the destination on the app and make a booking, before travelling between each facility.
This project is currently implemented by the "Existing Tourism Base Revitalization / High Value-Added Promotion Project", which is part of the Japan Tourism Agency project.
• Nanohana bus Co. LTD (President: Atsushi Tomita, Headquarters: Sakura city, Chiba, under “Nanohana bus”)
• Michinori Holdings, Inc. (CEO: Jun Matsumoto, Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, under “Michinori Holdings”)
• Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd (President: Osamu Oobayashi, Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, under “Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management”)
• SWAT Mobility Japan Co., Ltd (General Manager: Masashi Suehiro, Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, under “SWAT Mobility”)