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Tombori River Cruise

[From July Issue 2014]

201407-5

This popular cruise plots a course under the nine bridges that span the Dotonbori River in Osaka. From the boat you can look up at the area’s iconic neon signs. During the approximately 20 minutes’ time spent on board, it is also pleasurable to listen to the crew make light banter in their unique Osaka accents (in Japanese). Because it is permitted to bring food and drinks onboard, many people bring along takoyaki and drinks sold around the boarding area.

Boarding reception: five minutes’ walk from Namba Station (Midosuji Subway Line / Sennichimae Subway Line)
Boarding dock: Tazaemon-bashi Bridge Wharf
Price: 700 yen for adults (junior high students and over)
Cruise schedule
Weekdays: 1pm – 9pm
Weekends/holidays/high season: 11am – 9pm
Departs every 00 and 30 minutes past the hour. 5pm and 5:30pm Services suspended on weekdays.
(Service subject to suspension due to weather conditions, oceanographic phenomena, tide levels)

Tombori River Cruise


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