Enjoy stunning views of metropolises from water taxis
Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokohama. Not only visiting nature and historical sites, but also exploring big cities is fascinating experience in Japan. However, cities are always crowded, and moving through crowds is very tiring. In such case, water taxies are the best options to take. With passing under bridges, and scenery from a deck, you will be amazed by different angle of famous cities!
Sea Bass – The cruise of Yokohama Bay starts from the train station (Yokohama)
In Yokohama, a port town where opened the country to the world, there are various fancy cruises, which offer you a harbor cruise, a lunch or dinner cruise. Among many cruises, Sea Bus is the most useful as we can simply be used as a transportation. There are two services per hour to run from Yokohama Bay Quarter to Minatomirai, Pier Akarenga and Yamashita Park. Yokohama Bay Quarter is about 10 min walk from Yokohama Station east exit.
●045-671-7719 (Port Service Reservation Center)
●Yokohama Station East Exit – Yamashita Park: Approximately 15 minutes 700 yen
Aqua-Liner – Feel the history of Osaka on the water (Osaka)
Aqua-Liner represents Osaka, the city of waterway, where used to be known for the number of bridges over canals and rivers. There are 4 piers at Osaka Castle, Hachikenyahama, Yodoya Bridge, and Osaka Amenity Park. The 60 minutes sightseeing boat departs every an hour, and cruises around Osaka Castle and Nakanoshima. Besides Aqua-Liner, there is AQUA mini, a shuttle boat between Osaka Castle and Dotonbori. On this 50 minutes shuttle boat, you can enjoy the views from its open deck.
●0570-03-5551 (Aqua-Liner reservation center)
●Aqua-Liner Osaka Castle and Nakanoshima tour: Adults 1,700yen, Primary students 850 yen / Aqua mini Osaka Castle and Dotombori tour: Adults 1,200 yen, Primary students 600 yen
TOKYO CRUISE – So many iconic sights of Edo/Tokyo! (Tokyo)
As there are 8 boarding points along Sumidagawa River, such as Asakusa, Hamarikyu Gardens, Odaiba to cover from downtown to latest spots, the water taxis are very useful for sightseeing. Some iconic boats such as “Ryoma,” influenced by early American style, and futuristic “Himiko” & “Hotaluna,” designed by famous Manga artist, Reiji Matsumoto are worthy of note. You can enjoy them not only as transportation, but also as sightseeing cruise of Tokyo. Online reservation is available.
●0120-977311 (Tokyo Cruise)
●Asakusa Azuma Bridge – Odaiba Seaside Park: 1,650 yen
*The above information was last updated March 3, 2017. For further information, please contact the facilities directly.
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