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Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise Spots in Osaka Area

  • Santa Maria Sailing Model Ship of Osaka Bay
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    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 1-1-10
    A tour cruise ship operating in the bay area in Minato Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. The ship’s dock is located near the Tempozan Harbor Village mall and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Modeled after the Santa Maria, Columbus’ flagship when he set sail to journey around the world, this sailing vessel, popular with children, is about two times the size of the original. During their journey, riders can enjoy views of bay area sights like Maishima and Universal Studios Japan. The twilight cruise (reservation required), which sets off with the setting sun, is particularly popular.
  • Tombori River Cruise
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Souemonchou 7-13 Taehwaemon Bridge Pier
    Tonbori River Cruise is a sightseeing cruise boat which tours the Dotonbori River, one of the famous attractions in Osaka. It departs from Tazaemonbashi Wharf in front of the Don Quijote Dotonbori branch and goes under nine bridges while you see the sights of the Minami area of Osaka. During the tour, there are many good places for commemorative photos such as a gigantic octopus sign as well as a Glico man sign. The light-hearted talk by the guide is also one of the enjoyments. As the short trip requires only about 20 minutes, you can easily board when you have time to spare while sightseeing or on a date. The closest station is Namba Station.

    Memorable River Cruise, nice experience, Friendly people, friendly & accommodating Staffs, Reccommendable ..

  • Aqualiner (Osaka Castle Nakanoshima Tour)
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 2 Osaka Seaplane Bus Stop Osaka Castle Harbor
    Aqualiner (Osaka Castle Nakanoshima Tour) operating in the Okawa River in Kita district in Osaka is a cruise boat which takes about 55 minutes to tour from near Osaka Castle to the Nakanoshima area where retro buildings stand. Along the shore, there are many sightseeing attractions including Nakanoshima Rose Garden, Osaka City Central Public Hall, which is a national Important Cultural Property, the buildings in Osaka Business Park, and Osaka Castle. In spring, it is particularly crowded with passengers enjoying the cherry blossoms on the riverside. Sales including drinks are available on board, and toilets are also provided. There are four wharfs. The closest station to Osaka Port is Osakajokoen Station.
  • Suito-go Aqua mini
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 2 Osaka Seaplane Bus Stop Osaka Castle Harbor
    This is a popular cruise that takes you through the Water Capital of Osaka, as you enjoy the scenery from Osaka Castle to Dotonbori. The cruise takes approximately 50 minutes one way and travels through Higashi Yokobori River with its large scale sluice gate from “Osaka Castle Port,” and then enters the Dotonbori River passing through Osaka’s busy downtown area. On the way there is Tombori Riverwalk’s “Tazaemonbashi Wharf,” and the last stop is Minatomachi River Place “Minatomachi Wharf.” It is also possible to take the cruise in reverse. Osakajokoen Station is the closest station to Osaka Castle Port.
  • Naniwa Exploration Cruise with Rakugo comedians
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Minatomachi 1-3-1 Minatomachi Pier
    This is a sightseeing cruise travelling around Osaka City departing from the Minatomachi Wharf neighboring “Minatomachi River Place” in Naniwa Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Listening to a young Rakugo performer (comic story-teller) speaking joyfully of the history and sights in the area is a popular activity for tourists. On the “River Circuit Course,” tourists can enjoy many unique sights of Osaka such as the Dotonbori River, the Toyoko Horikawa Flood Gate, Kyocera Dome Osaka, Nakanoshima dotted with retro buildings, and the downtown area of Dotonbori. Visitors who make advance reservations can also taste a lunch-box packed with tastes of Osaka “Naniwa Water City Gozen.”

    旅行で行きました。落語家と楽しいお話やガイドであっという間に終わりました。大阪は川が意外にも多く気分はベネチアのようです。天候に左右されません。屋根付きですので。

  • rakugokatoiku naniwatanken cruise kawanoyumesakisen corse
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    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Sakurajima 1 Universal City port
  • rakugokatoiku naniwatanken cruise kawanokanjosen corse
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Minatomachi 1-3-1 Minatomachi dock
  • Osaka waterbus 'Aqua Liner'
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 2-ahead
  • Tempozantosemba
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    Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Chikkou 3-2-25

    Bonus its free. It does provide an easy access to USJ, but we prefer to take the train ride once we crossed the river. its a good 15-20 min walk from the pier i assume. runs every hour during the day...

  • mizutogou Aqua mini
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou Osaka castle port
  • Tombori River Jazzboat
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Minatomachi 1-chome 3-1
  • Gourmet Music fune himawari
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenmabashi 1 Chi-saki

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country’s third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people’s openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation’s kitchen."

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