Ride the World Premiere VR tour! Rediscover the unspoken Tokyo. Ride the World Premiere VR tour! Rediscover the unspoken Tokyo.

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Dive into the sea and fly into the sky
        on a bus ride that transcends time and place! Coming again to Tokyo in December 2023! Dive into the sea and fly into the sky
        on a bus ride that transcends time and place! Coming again to Tokyo in December 2023!

Tickets were sold out in minutes for
initial Tokyo appearance in February 2022.
Now WOW RIDE is back in Tokyo
by popular demand!
Discover the magic of Tokyo
in this
exciting synthesis of
entertainment and

What is WOW RIDE?

An immersive VR and AR experience
that transports you to another world!

WOW RIDE is an innovative and thrilling urban bus tour that is no ordinary excursion. Using transparent OLED panoramic displays in its windows and the latest virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology, this revolutionary tour bus takes passengers on an engrossing journey that is pure magic.


Enter a whole new world
from the comfort of your seat!

Going above and beyond solo VR headset experiences, WOW RIDE transforms the entire bus into an immersive VR world that all the riders can enjoy while in their seats. Watch the windows as the view morphs from familiar Tokyo street scenes to a bird’s-eye view of the city to fish swimming in the sea. You can even leap back in time to experience life in the Edo period (1603-1867). The fast-paced entertainment and realistic window scenes will definitely make you shout “WOW!”


Spot many of Japan’s celebrities!
Famous film director Yukihiko Tsutsumi
presents a star-studded cast!

The WOW RIDE production is directed by renowned film director Yukihiko Tsutsumi. The script was written by actor Tetsuhiro Ikeda, and the film features Tetsuhiro Ikeda, Yoichi Nukumizu, Ganbareruya’s Yoshiko, and many other Japanese stars, not forgetting the world-famous Godzilla! There are plenty of engaging and informative segments, such as Kabuki actor Ainosuke Kataoka introducing the joys of Kabuki, a form of traditional Japanese theater. Your hosts are Australian TV personality Chris Glenn and former SKE48 member Miki Yakata. These two will take you on a tour of Tokyo like you have never experienced!


Tsutsumi has directed hit after hit, becoming a well-known and popular figure throughout Japan. He has also directed many high-profile films. Most recently, he directed the PR performance at the opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games. He is one of Japan's leading directors and filmmakers.

  • Tetsuhiro Ikeda

  • Ainosuke Kataoka

  • Yoshiko (Ganbareruya)

  • Yoichi Nukumizu

  • Chris Glenn

    Born in Australia, Chris is Japan’s favorite smooth-talking radio DJ. In addition to working as a presenter on ZIP-FM, he has appeared on many Japanese TV programs, offering his unique insights as an international resident of Japan. He is also a presenter and narrator for NHK WORLD’s “NINJA TRUTH,” “SAMURAI CASTLES,” and other programs broadcast around the world. Chris serves as Sekigahara Tourism Ambassador, Nagoya Tourism and Culture Exchange Special Mission Ambassador, and Omi Tourism Ambassador.

  • Miki Yakata

    Born in Oita Prefecture, Miki is now based in Tokyo and Nagoya. Her current roles include voice acting for various anime and video games, presenting on radio, narrating for TV, and performing on stage. She appears regularly on radio ZIP-FM’s “RADIO ORBIT”.

Service Information

A New Kind of Bus Tour:
WOW RIDE Tokyo Time Travel!

■ Dates of operation: December 23–31,
2023, and January 4–24, 2024
(operation suspended during January 1–3, 2024)

■ Meeting Time(Departure time):

■ Meeting place: Mitsubishi building,
2-5-2Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(3-minute walk from MarunouchiSouth Exit
of JR Tokyo Station)

■ Time required: approximately 80 minutes

■ Price: ¥7,000 (tax included) per person
(for both adults and children)

■ Production Supporter: Dream-Lab Co,Ltd

■ PR Supporter: KNT-CT Holdings

■ Tour organizer and bus operator:
Hinomaru Jidosha Kogyo Co., Ltd.

■Planning and production: Quaras Inc.