Go Around Odaiba, Sumidagawa and Tokyo Tower! Yakatabune Cruising! (Weekend nights)
Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)
Enjoy a luxurious night cruising around Tokyo while embracing the friendly atmosphere. We will ensure you see the most stunning views of Rainbow Bride, Sky Tree, and Tokyo tower. Embrace the sights of Japan from our relaxing cruise.
- Enjoy a beautiful night view on a boat!
- This round-trip cruise features night-time scenery of Tokyo's elaborate and historical buildings and structures.
- This boat also invites entertainers from time to time for events and welcomes many different tourists, allowing you to meet new people from around the world!
Boarding→Departing→Rainbow Bridge・Anchoring in Odaiba→Sumidagawa・Kiyosu bridge area →End
Enjoy a luxurious night view with a a boat!
This round-trip course is full of highlights including the scenery that is full of the history. Occasionally, we have events with entertainers on-board as well! Since there are many tourists, you can spend a wonderful time with the people from all over the world.
The boarding area of the boat is at the Harumi boarding area (Asashio small boat pier) which is a 5-minute walk from Kachidoki station on the Toei Oedo line. It is recommended to go to the boarding area while exploring Ginza and Tsukiji.
Boarding is at 18:45. Please enjoy the scenery inside and outside of the boat. Departure will be at 19:00.
We will tour around the standard spots in Tokyo which are Odaiba, Sumida River and the Kiyosu bridge area.
Please spend a relaxing time while watching the buildings that represent Tokyo, such as the Rainbow Bridge, Sky Tree, Tokyo tower and so on.
When passing through under the Rainbow Bridge, we will temporarily stop. You can go up to the deck and enjoy the night view and the illumination fully. After going through the Rainbow Bridge, we will go around Sumida River and after the Kiyosu Bridge area to the way back. In the Sumida River and the Kiyosu Bridge area there is a charming atmosphere. The bridge that connects Tsukiji and Tsukishima will light up in blue and green making the scenery from the boat gorgeous. From the Kiyosu Bridge area the boat will go back to the Harumi boarding area and there it will end. The course takes about 150 minutes.
【Things to note】
Meeting point：*Please check the google map in advance.Harumi Pier (Asashio Small Craft Pier)
3-1, Harumi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
A 5-minute walk from Exit A3 of Kachidoki Station on Toei Oedo Line
- Language support：Japanese, English
- Included ： Entrance fee, Food, All you can drink
- Other things to note：
If we do not have minimum 15 participants by one week in advance, the tour may be canceled.
Please note that the price differs depending on the age.
A boat with a roof and seats where you can enjoy banquets and meals on board is called a "yakatabune" in Japanese. The total length of a yakatabune is about 20 meters and has the capacity for 100 people. Half of the space of the boat is used for guests. In the second oldest documented book of classical Japanese history, the Nihonshoki, it was written in the year 402 that a banquet on a yakatabune was enjoyed. During the Heian period yakatabunes were a way to entertain the nobility with music, poetry, composition and court dance, and music. As rivers improved in the Edo period, the use of yakatabunes spread to the Daimyo and the merchant classes, and it became a popular way to enjoy cherry-blossom viewing, moon viewing, and fireworks. The yakatabune in Sumidagawa was said to be gorgeous, decorated with gold and silver lacquer, but its popularity declined due to the prohibition of building large boats in the year 1682. After the Meiji Restoration, yakatabune began to be built again, but this soon lost its momentum because of changes in culture and the deteriorating quality of rivers. But thanks to the bubble economy and the improvement of water quality in the late Showa era to today, its use has increased once more.
【Nearby area introduction】
The nearby area features the Tokyo Sky Tree where you can enjoy colorful illuminations. The colors change to celebrate national anniversaries or events, but did you know that there are three basic patterns that alternate every day? The theme of the light blue pattern is called "iki" or chic. This theme is meant to serve as a motif of the Sumida River. The theme of the purple light pattern is called "miyabi" or elegance. The purple color is the color theme of Edo, and the lights are meant to sparkle like golden leaves. The theme of the orange light pattern is called "nobori" or banner. This color is based on the mandarin orange, which has been regarded as a lucky color since ancient times. It has the appearance of a big flag rising and lighting the surface one by one. The light at the top of the tower and the light that illuminates the steel structure across the two observation decks form a gradiation towards the base of the tower. This is meant to express the beloved Mt. Fuji with snow。The meteor-like shimmering in the upper part of the observation platform represents the past and the future.
30 to 15 days before the tour date 30% of the tour price
14 to 8 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
7 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, On the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
*Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee will be incurred in case of cancellation.
*The cancellation fee includes handling charges.