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HAKUCHOU Boat (宍道湖観光遊覧船はくちょう)


Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise

Lake Shinji, designated as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful sunsets, is known for its amazingly beautiful scenery and for having the largest catch of shijimi clams in Japan. It takes about one hour to enjoy the scenery of Lake Shinji on one of the sightseeing cruises on the pleasure boat, Hakuchou. The sunset cruise, which departs when the sun is going down, is one of their most popular boat trips. A sad legend recalls how a young bride who was bullied by her mother-in-law remains on the only island floating in the lake, Yomegashima Island (literally meaning “young bride island”). Boat port number two is approximately five minutes on foot from JR Matsue Station.


Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashiasahimachi 150-7 (MatsueArea)

phone 0852243218

[1st boarding area] From 9:30 to Sansetto Cruises [2nd Boarding Area] From 9:35 to Sansetto Cruises * 1 Departs every half of Hours

Review of Pleasure Boat at Lake Shinji- The Hakucho

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/11/18 Nice Spot!
Even though it was raining, I was able to see the view. I was also able to feel the wideness of the lake and enjoy the view around the mountain. Also, it is very safe since the crews are keeping the...
Reviewed:2013/06/12 This pleasure boat was really a pleasure!
At first I have to admit, that it was a bit hard to find the starting point of the cruise. There were no signs at all, and even directly on the boat station was only one extremly small sign. Even...
Reviewed:2013/03/16 The sunset cruise
If you arrive in Matsue and do not know actually which direction you should take in order to reach the lake, then just ask at the tourist information. The stuff there is really nice (can speak...

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Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashiasahimachi 150-7 [map]
[1st boarding area] From 9:30 to Sansetto Cruises [2nd Boarding Area] From 9:35 to Sansetto Cruises * 1 Departs every half of Hours
Weekday at the end of 12/1-2/(Departure for reservations of 10 people or more)
[Boarding fee] [Adult] 1,500yen [Children] 750yen
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 26, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Shimane Areas


          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.