Bringing you a more exciting trip and viewing the city via the river, Tombori River Cruise comes simply exciting. A mini cruise on the Dotombori River taking about 20 minutes, guided by the Osaka Guide Crew.
A 20-minute cruise along Dotonburi River is a great way to experience the beautiful city. Enjoying the view of Osaka via the river and waving hands at passers-by on the promenade and bridges.
You’ll start by lining up at the Tazaemonbashi Bridge Boat Dock, a 5-minute walk from Namba Station. With seating capacity of about 20 passengers. The highlight of the course was when the boat paused beneath the Ebisubashi Bridge where the Glico man billboard shines bright above.
Glico is one of Japan’s largest food distributors and is popularly known for its Pocky (crunchy petite biscuit sticks covered in frosting such as chocolate or strawberry). A landmark since 1935, locals & tourists alike so often use it as a meeting spot while enjoying a takoyaki (octopus dumplings) appetizer. Across from Glico is the Asahi beer billboard. Watch closely because the colors change from solid white to yellow as the mug is topped off with “Super Dry” formula.
Boarding reception: five minutes’ walk from Namba Station (Midosuji Subway Line / Sennichimae Subway Line)
Boarding dock: Tazaemon-bashi Bridge Wharf
Price: 700 yen for adults (junior high students and over)
Weekdays: 1pm – 9pm
Weekends/holidays/high season: 11am – 9pm
Departs every 00 and 30 minutes past the hour. 5pm and 5:30pm Services suspended on weekdays.
(Service subject to suspension due to weather conditions, oceanographic phenomena, tide levels)
Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka