Even once the boozy summer boat-cruise season is over, there’s no need for your Friday nights to turn dry. Jicoo, The Floating Bar operates all year round, offering Thursday-, Friday- and Saturday-night cruises between Hinode Pier and Odaiba, complete with DJ and colour-changing lights to set the mood – although Rainbow Bridge, framed by the full windows on either side of the boat, does a good job of that all on its own. We visited on a Friday night and the vibe was laidback (think lounge music mixed with the odd jazz tune or Bryan Ferry track), but manager Go Motomura assured us that, come Saturday night, the place gets packed with party people. Jicoo departs from Hinode Pier at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm, and it’s an hour roundtrip (you can also embark at Odaiba Seaside Park on the half-hour). It costs ¥2,600, but once you’re on board you can stay put until the evening ends at 11pm. No reservations are needed, unless you’re arriving with a group larger than 20.
|Venue name:||Jicoo, The Floating Bar||Contact:|
2-7-104 Kaigan, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||8pm, 9pm and 10pm daily|
|Transport:||Hinode Station (Yurikamome); Hamamatsucho Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines, Tokyo Monorail); Daimon Station (Asakusa, Oedo lines)|