Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Dougashima Yuransen Cruising
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Nishina 2060
    These are sightseeing cruise boats that depart from Nishi Izu-cho, Kamo County in Shizuoka Prefecture; cruises last for approximately 20 minutes and tour round the mysterious caves of Dogashima. The cruise tours the ever-changing ria coastline and the small islands that pepper the sea as well as the Tenso Skylight Cave where the blue sea sparkles in the light that shines through a hole in the ceiling and Sanshiro Island than can only be accessed on foot at low tide. As the cruises depart every 10–15 minutes, you can drop by anytime when you are out for a drive.

    Its not that beautiful in reality when seen from boat as some of pictures mention. Better to see the cave area from top by short 10min hike on top of caves.

  • Shimoda Port Cruise Boat - Susquehanna
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    3.5
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Sotogaoka 19
    This dramatic looking, black sightseeing cruise boat, Susquehanna, takes passengers on a cruise around Shimoda Port, the gateway for the opening up of Japan. There are many sights to see on the approximately 20 minute long cruise, including Shimoda’s streets, the place where the Black Ships led by Perry dropped anchor, the Nesugatayama mountains, and Benten Island, said to be where Yoshida Shoin hid overnight before trying to board one of Perry’s ships. During the autumn through to spring you can also enjoy feeding the seagulls from the ship. The closest station to the dock is Shimoda Station.

    This is a pleasant enough boat ride. However, bear in mind that it costs ¥1200 for one adult and is over in 20 minutes. Also, the regular ticket only gives you entry to the 1st level, where the...

  • Suruga Bay Ferry
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Hinodechou 10-80
    This ferry runs out of Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, across Suruga Bay connecting Shimizu Port in Shizuoka City and Toi Port, in Izu City. It's a 70-minute crossing, making it the shortest route to the Western Izu Peninsula. From the ship 'Fuji' you can overlook the majestic everything from the coastline to the peak of Mt. Fuji. There is a shop and takoyaki (octopus dumplings) stand onboard.
  • Haruhiramaru Iruka Pleasure Boat
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    Shizuoka Ito-shi Yukawa Shiraishi 571-19
    A pleasure cruise that departs from Roadside Station Ito Marine Town, a 13-minute walk from JR Ito Station. As the name suggests the Haruhiramaru Iruka Pleasure Boat spots a cute dolphin (Iruka in Japanese) decoration adorning the roof of the boat. The boat is a semi-submersible type allowing you to see the fish swimming through the sea via the glass flooring on the bottom level. You can enjoy the view of Sagami Bay while feeling the sea breeze and even feed seagull (bait is sold on board). The boat is also pet friendly.

    船の下の部分が窓になっていて、たくさんの魚がクリアに見えました。大きい魚から小さい魚まで種類が豊富で、伊豆の海を手軽に体感できました。カモメの餌遣りもできます。港の外はうねりもあるので、船酔いしやすい人は、酔い止めを飲んでおくことをおすすめします。

  • Ganyudo Ferry
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    Shizuoka Numazu-shi Tadeharacho (Numazu Minato), Ganyudo Higashicho (Ganyudo), Ayumibashi (Chuo Park Side)
    A ferry that runs from the Ayumibash stop, a 10-minute walk from JR Numazu Station, to Numazu Harbor. The ferry, a popular and well-loved mode of transportation for ordinary people until 1971, was revived in 1997. Now anyone can enjoy a ride on the old-style wooden ferry and perhaps, if lucky, a view of Mt. Fuji. Visitors should be aware that runs are cancelled in rough weather, and as a rule, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passengers who hold a Shizuoka Kosodate Yutai Card (Child Care Special Card) receive special privileges.

    びゅうおやみなと新鮮館など沼津港近辺の観光に一日過ごせる方なら、この渡しのある場所にも出向くといいです。昔の川がどんなだったかは想像できませんが、港大橋を見ると、我入道までの川幅は歩いては行けそうにない距離と川の深さがあります。風情があって、なかなか経験できない渡し船に乗船できます。期間や時間帯、乗船場所など事前に調べたほうがいいと思います。

  • Irozaki Cape pleasure cruise
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunminamizuchou Irouzaki 55
    A pleasure cruise which leaves from Irozaki Port in Minamiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture. Taking approximately 25 minutes, riders can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cape Irozaki , a piece of land which juts out from the southernmost tip of the Izu Peninsula. Highlights include the craggy, cliff-dotted coastline, as well as the Irozaki Cape Lighthouse and the crystal clear waters of Hirizo Beach, through which riders can see straight down to the rocky sea bottom. Depending on the weather, the route cruise may travel to the Minokake Boulder on the eastern side of Cape Irozaki instead.
  • Senkanmon Cruise
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Nishina 2060
    The Senkanmon Cruise tourist boats operate from the Dogashima Marin facility adjacent to National Route 136 in the Nishina district of Nishiizu Town. Setting out from Dogashima, the boats sail along the rias-type (sawtooth) coastline, passing Sengamon, Akakabe, Kannon Island, etc., before reaching the Tensodo Cave (which has been designated as a Natural Monument). The cruise takes around 50 minutes.
  • Atami Sightseeing Ship SANREMO
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    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Nagisachou 2020-36
    This sightseeing boat operates from a dock at SANREMO CAFE adjacent to the Spa Marina Atami yacht harbor in Atami City. You can watch the fish swim from the underwater viewing room or feed the seagulls and feel the sea breeze on the boat's deck during the enjoyable cruises, which last about half an hour. Passengers are allowed to board with small dogs.
  • Hamanako Cruise
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Kanzanjichou 3315
    Enjoy the view of the different seasons of Lake Hamanako in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture from aboard this cruise. Gaze at the wonder of the setting sun from atop the lake onboard the popular Hamanako Picturesque Sunset Cruise. Or take a cruise to see the first sunrise of the new-year (reservation required). This is a popular stop for those visiting Lake Hamanako.
  • Fantom Marine Kodama
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Nishi-ku Kanzanjicho 3289-3 Hamanako Marina Pleasure Boat Noriba
    This marine activity and tour company operates from the Lake Hamana Marina Cruise Boat Port and the Marine Gate passenger terminal on the grounds of Hamanako Palpal. The company offers speedboat tours and parasailing as well as chartered cruises, sightseeing cruises, and other marine leisure activities. The company's parasailing activities take you 40 to 80 meters into the air and are a seven-minute-long aerial journey with a 360-degree, panoramic view of Lake Hamana below. The company even has special harnesses for children, and kids as young as three years old can go on a flight with a parent or guardian. Parasailers take off from and land back on the deck of a special boat, enabling you to go on a flight wearing without even having to change your clothes.
  • Shimizu Minato Meguri Surugawan cruise
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Minatochou 1-chome 410-3
  • Uchiurawantomeguri
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Uchiuramito 43-7

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan's largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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