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Horikawa Pleasure Boat (ぐるっと松江堀川めぐり)

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Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise

A pleasure cruise which goes on a 50 minute tour of the moat surrounding the National Treasure-designated Matsue Castle in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. The cruise’s coarse is dotted with famous and elegant castle town sights such as Shiomi Nawate-dori Street and the Former Samurai District. The water birds, flowering plants growing by the water, and other highly seasonal scenery is also a must-see. The cruise boat itself is eight meters long, two meters wide, and covered with a small roof; a toasty kotatsu (table with a blanket and heater underneath) is provided in winter. The Hori River the boat travels is spanned by 17 bridges, and when the boat travels under particularly low bridges, the roof must be lowered to pass.

place

Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kurodachou 507-1 (MatsueArea)

phone 0852270417
place

9:00-17:00
[3/1-6/30, 8/16-10/10] 9:00-17:00
[7/1-8/15] 9:00-18:00
[10/11-11/30] 9:00-16:00
[12/Jan.--Feb. End] 9:00-16:00

Review of Matsue Horikawa Pleasure Boat

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/01/05 Great fun!
The experience of having to duck down so that the roof can be lowered was fun.

We had the additional pleasure of having two volunteer guides from the Matsue Goodwill Guide Group to assist us in...
Reviewed:2019/10/18 HBH messing about on the canals
Small narrow boat that tours the canals surrounding the castle. Taking only about 10 people, as you have to lie almost flat when the roof is lowered to enable the boat to pass under the very low...
Reviewed:2019/10/14 Fun and quirky boats that make you duck!
This is a pleasant tour around the castle moat. Guests sit on the floor of a boat, with a roof that cranks down to pass under some of the lowest bridges! You will have to duck! That was actually a...

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Address
Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kurodachou 507-1 [map]
Area
MatsueArea
Phone
0852270417
Hours
9:00-17:00
[3/1-6/30, 8/16-10/10] 9:00-17:00
[7/1-8/15] 9:00-18:00
[10/11-11/30] 9:00-16:00
[12/Jan.--Feb. End] 9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday (suspended in stormy weather, or course changed)
Fees
[Boarding fee]
[Adult] 1,500yen
[Children] 800yen

[Fees for groups (20 people and above)]
[Adult] 1,300yen
[Children] 700yen
Parking Lot
Available (Shiroyamanishi Parking Lot)
* Charge
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Smoking
Others (outside the Fureai Square boarding area)
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available (leaflet, home page, inboard information)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (only for using the gage installed at our office)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.