Tombori River Cruise

Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise
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.

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Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Souemonchou 7-13 Taehwaemon Bridge Pier map map Map
Please check the website for the latest schedule.
*Tickets can be purchased at the boarding ticket office that opens 1 hour before the first train.
7/13, 7/24, 7/25
[Boarding fee] [Adults (Junior high school students and older)] 1,000yen[Children (Elementary school students)] 400yen[Pre-schoolers] 1 person is free per adult, 400yen per person if over [Charter][1 flight]40,000yen*Changed from 4Monday, 2023Scheduled
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
Not available
06-6441-0532 (Reception 9:00-18:00)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (However, there are times when the service is suspended, and disposable raincoats will be distributed.)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Note:Changed from 4Monday in 2023Scheduled
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (However, you cannot board the ship while in a wheelchair)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Nice little cruise
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.08.16
    A must do for first time visitors. This canal cruise will take you up and down the path in about 30 minutes. We did not purchase tickets in advance. We were able to get on the boat right away at...
  • Great fun if quite short!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.21
    Without question the highlight of this 20 minute boat ride up and down a short stretch of the river in Osaka in the brightly lit Dotonburi area was our tour guide. She was great fun - singing and...
  • Memorable Tanbori River Cruise...
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.01
    Memorable River Cruise, nice experience, Friendly people, friendly & accommodating Staffs, Reccommendable ..

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