Welcome to the Matsukawa River Cruises in Toyama City!!


Our River Cruises

We have offered these cruises on the Matsukawa river since 1988, at the center of Toyama City.
This Matsukawa river is one of the Top 100 cherry blossom beauty spots in Japan.
It has 460 cherry trees on the riverbanks.
Not only in cherry blossom season but also throughout the year (except in winter), you can absolutely appeciate the amazing scenery from the boats.
Verdure, sunlight reflected on the water, fishes in the river, blue herons, kingfishers,
Sounds of water flowing, autumn leaves,etc
Very lovely nature welcomes you !!!
During the cruises, you would be absorbed in such rich nature althogh this is in a downtown.
Come and ride !!!

Round trip from Funa bridge to the confluence of Matsukawa river and Itachigawa river
( 2km : 30-minute tour)




Our Individual fares are:

Please purchase tickets at the boarding place and wait in line.

■Spring Cruise(3/30〜4/20)
Adults : 1,800 Yen
Children ( 3-12 years ) : 900 Yen
Children ( 0-2 years ) : Free

All prices are tax inclusive.

Group rates are available.
We offer a 10% discount for a group of 15+.
Adults : 1,620 Yen
Children : 810 Yen ( 3-12 years )

■Except for Spring Cruise
Adults : 1,600 Yen
Children ( 3-12 years ) : 750 Yen
Children ( 0-2 years ) : Free

All prices are tax inclusive.

Group rates are available.
We offer a 10% discount for a group of 15+.
Adults : 1,440 Yen
Children : 680 Yen ( 3-12 years )





Time Table

From March 21 to just before blooming

On weekends & national holidays:
11:00-15:00 Reservation not necessary

On weekdays:
11:00-15:00 You need to make book in advance

During cherry blossoms season

On weekdays: 9:30-17:00
On weekends: 9:00-17:30
JINZU and JINZU II depart alternately at 15-45 minute intervals.
Group of 15+ can make reservations on weekdays.

Other seasons




Address : 1-34 Honmaru, Toyama-shi, Toyama prefecture, Japan
10-minute walk from JR Toyama station
20-minute bus ride from Toyama Airport. Get off at Toyama old castle park stop
15-minute drive from the Toyama Interchange on Hokuriku Expressway

For more details, click here … “Tourism Information in Toyama” Web Site





Not necessary. If 15 persons and over, please be sure to make a reservation !!
*Note: Reservation doesn’t mean you charter the boat. It is a SHARED boat.
*If you would like to chater a boat, click here.



Bad weather and boat malfunction will cause suspension of our service.


Reservation center / Office

Toyama Sightseeing Cruise Inc.
Address: 2-21 Marunouchi 2-chome, Toyama-shi, Toyama, Japan
Phone number : +81 76 425 8440
When you are in Japan, call this number 076-425-8440
( 9 am – 5 pm : weekdays only )



Set Ticket

It includes Trams one-day pass and the river boat ticket. This Set Ticket is available only at the Dentetsu Toyama station 1F from May 12 to Nov.30.
(*Note: This ticket is Not used for Toyama Light Rail PORTRAM)

Adults : 1,500 Yen
Children ( 3-12 years ) : 750 Yen

Map ” ←Click here
Tel. : 076-432-3456 ( weekday only 8:30~17:30 )




JINZU(神通) ; capacity : Up to 40 passengers
Matsukawa Cruise Jinzu

JINZU II(神通II) ; capacity : Up to 44 passengers
(During Cherry blossom season: capacity: Up to 40 passengers)
Matsukawa Cruise Jinzu II

TAKI RENTARO II(滝廉太郎II世号) ; capacity : Up to 51 passengers

(TAKI RENTARO II is mainly used for only night viewing and group reservations  during cherry blossoms season.)



Guide: During your cruises, see this guide.

The Guide of Matsukawa Cruise








Links: for more enjoyable stay

Visit Toyama … Toyama City’s Website
Official Toyama City Travel Guide … Toyama City Tourism Association
Tourism information in Toyama … Toyama Prefectural Tourism Association
Cherry Blossoms on the Matsu River
Etchu Owara Kaze-no-Bon
Toyama Activities and Attractions

Kamaboko Decoration 
Ikedaya Yasubei Shoten 
YKK Center Park; Zipper Museum
Rakusuitei Museum
もてなし蔵和on【わおん】 “Wa-o-n”…Japanese Decorated Sushi Roll Lesson *
“FRUCRU”…Fruits Decoration Lesson*
“Kaze-no-Kaori”… Japanese home cooking class*

( To inquire *marked activities, → Click here )

River Retreat Garaku