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Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise Spots in Hiroshima Area

  • Kure Kansen Meguri Cruise
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 4-44 Kure Central Pier Terminal 1F
    A naval station cruise in Kure City , Hiroshima Prefecture. Come see the submarines and escort vessel of the Maritime Self Defense Force moored in the Kure Naval Station, which is said to be the largest Naval Port in East. You can see a variety of marine vessels up close while listening to descriptions provided by a Maritime Self Defense Force OB. The cruise has a running time of approximately 30 minutes.


  • Rokai Bune (Boat)
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou
    Rokai Boat is a sightseeing boat powered by hand which takes tourists to see the floating Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The boat leaves every 30 minutes or so only during the day at high tide. Boat trips last for approximately 20 minutes. In the time of the shogun, Taira no Kiyomori, it is said that it was proper for a visit to the shrine be made by boat. It is still possible to relive the experience of passing beneath the great torii gate as it would have been at the time. Photos can be taken of the torii gate and Itsukushima Shrine from the boat. Tourists can enjoy the scenery of Miyajima, a world heritage site, while listening to the gently lapping waves and guided commentary. Boats do not depart at low tide.
  • Taishakukyo Gorge Pleasure Boat
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    Hiroshima Pref. Jinsekigunjinsekikougenchou Nagano 5034-7
    This pleasure boat affords tourists great views of the natural beauty of the Taishakukyo Gorge scenic spot which typifies the Hiba-Dogo-Taishaku Quasi-National Park. The journey takes about 40 minutes around the 24 kilometer circumference artificial lake, known as Shinryu Lake, centered inside the gorge. Along the boat trip are many things to see such as the 40 meter high natural bridge, Onbashi Bridge, and the red bridge, Momiji Bridge. The changing view of all the trees dotted between the limestone rock walls from season to season is wonderful, with most tourists coming to visit during the autumn when the colorful leaves are at their best. The boat pier is about 10 minutes by car from Tojo Station, or get off at the Shinryu-ko bus stop.
  • Hiroshima River Cruise
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Otemachi 1-9 Location
    Enjoy the sights offered by the “city of water” from atop a boat on this river cruise. Boarding takes place on the Motoyasugawa Pier in front of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The entire trip requires about 25 minutes and takes passengers on a cruise along the Ota River, passing by the Genbaku Dome (Atomic Bomb Dome), a World Heritage Site, on the way. The boat, which used to be used by the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki, has a very exotic design. Feel the gentle breeze on top of the water and experience Hiroshima in a way that walking can’t match. The boarding area is about a three-minute walk from Genbaku Dome-mae Station on the Hiroden Line.
  • Hiroshima World Heritage Sea Route
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Otemachi 1-9 ahead (Motoya pier)
    This is a high speed ferry connecting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island. The trip on the ferry takes about 45 minutes. It is a popular route as travelers can enjoy the scenery of Hiroshima’s cityscape from the river and the ocean.
  • Onomichi's Tomonoura Sea Route
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Shinhama 2-13-1
    This is a sea route that connects Tomonoura, the harbor known to have to wait for the tide, and Onomichi, the port for Kitamaebune-ships. Visitors can casually view the scenery of the shipyards, the Abuto Kannon-goddess, and the nostalgic cityscape of Onomichi from the sea. Travel on this route is limited and travel time is about an hour.
  • Water Taxi “Gangi Taxi”
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakajimachou 1-1 Peace Park Land Motoyasuka On the Living Terrace
    Gangi Taxi is a water taxi service that crosses the six rivers in Hiroshima City, a city of beautiful rivers. The taxis are characterized by using the Gangi (stepped piers) as a place to dock. The service is also recommended for tourism courses such as the Peace Park Cruise, Prefectural Art Museum and Shukkei-en Garden course.
  • Miyajima Sanpai-yuran Cruise
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    Hiroshima prefecture Hatsukaichi city Miyajima 3 pier
    This is a night cruise departing from Miyajima No. 3 pier on a Yakatabune (pleasure boat), made as a pleasure cruise for worshippers, called Dai-san Mikasa Maru. It cruises to the illuminated Great Torii at Itsukushima Shrine. Visitors can experience a majestic and mysterious atmosphere, different to the daytime experience.
  • Fukumoto Ferry
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    Hiroshima Onomichi-shi Tsuchido 1- Otsu 792-26 Chisaki , Onomichi-shi
    This ferry is known to locals as the “One Yen Poppo.” There are three ferry routes in total operating on the Onomichi Strait between Onomichi and Mukaishima Island, but this one is the oldest. Customers note that the ferry offers excellent access, adjoining a cycling road on the Mukaishima Island side and being close to the station on the Onomichi side. Also the most reasonably-priced of the three ferries, it is still highly popular and is widely used by locals as part of everyday life in addition to tourists.
  • Fukuyama Tomonoura Sea Bream Net Fishing
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi Tomocho Sensuijima Island
    This traditional fishing method has been practiced for some 400 years. A veritable early summer tradition in the Tomo-cho area, visitors can observe the fishing from sightseeing boats. As six fishing vessels head out to sea and before they start fishing, the Tairyobushi, a stirring song and dance performance incorporating taiko drums, is performed in offering to Otohime, envoy of Benzaiten, to pray for a safe voyage and a big catch. Afterwards, in a spectacle observers are sure never to forget, the fishing vessels bring in their nets just as they did in ancient times, capturing schools of fish. The practice was stopped temporarily due to World War II but was revived in 1949. In 2015, it was designated an Intangible Folk-Cultural Property by Fukuyama City.
  • Heisei Irohamaru Ferry
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi Tomochotomo 623-5
    This municipal ferry is modeled after the Iroha-maru, the historic steamship of the Kaientai trading company which was led by samurai reformer Sakamoto Ryoma. The ferry connects the dock situated along Prefectural Route 22 with Sensui Island about six kilometers out to sea. The ride takes around 5 minutes one way, and there is an informational sign on the ship about Sakamoto as well as a commemorative photograph area, ensuring your trip will be over before you know it. The ferry leaves around three times every hour during the day and bustles with tourists on weekends and consecutive holidays.
  • Miyajimaguchinishi-miyajimakouro
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichi City Miyajimaguchinishi1-1-6
  • Ondonowatashi
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Ondochouiwashihama 2-2-20
  • Cruising ship Ginga
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Ujinakaigan 1-13-13

Hiroshima Areas


There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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