Passengers enjoy views of Tokyo's waterfront from Fuji Kyuko Co.'s Tokyo no Kaba amphibious bus, which started services on Nov. 27. (Video by Tetsuro Takehana)

Tokyo no Kaba (A hippopotamus in Tokyo), an amphibious bus, is giving tourists views from the sea off the Odaiba district in the capital.

The Odaiba waterfront district will be used for the triathlon and open water swimming events in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Like the triathletes, the bus runs on land and “swims.”

Passengers can view commercial facilities in Odaiba while bus moves on land. After the vehicle enters Tokyo Bay, the tourists aboard can see Rainbow Bridge and other landmarks through the windows.

Fuji Kyuko Co. started the service on Nov. 27.

Tokyo no Kaba was designed by industrial designer Eiji Mitooka in the image of a hippopotamus because the animal lives both on land and in water, according to Fuji Kyuko officials.

Another company also provides an amphibious bus service around Odaiba.

Tokyo no Kaba departs from the bus stop area of the Aqua City Odaiba commercial complex on seven round trips daily, except Wednesdays, when the service is unavailable.

For more information, check the Tokyo no Kaba official website at