⚓Operation Info

Diary service is closed in winter. The Matsukawa teahouse will open irregularly.


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:

■Matsukawa History Cruise ( Before/After Spring Cruise )
 (Except 3/30 ~ 4/20)
Adults : 1,600 Yen
Children ( 3-12 years of age ) : 750 Yen
Babies ( 0-2 years of age ) : 1 baby per adult is Free

[Group rates are available]

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


■Matsukawa Spring Cruise
 (3/30 ~ 4/20)
Adults : 1,800 Yen
Children ( 3-12 years of age ) : 900 Yen
Babies ( 0-2 years of age ) : 1 baby per adult is Free

[Group rates are available]

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





Time Table

*Detailed daily service status is provided on Twitter in Japanese, sorry.

2019/12/3〜2020/2/29 (Matsukawa History Cruise)

From January to February, the WINTER CRUISE operate on a limited time. Please check the cruise schedule and come to the Boarding place (Matsukawa Chaya). In addition, even on weekdays, it may be possible to operate with advance reservations for 6 or more adults (operable time is from 11:00 to 15:00) (March 1 to 19 will be closed for preparation before the season) Please contact us 3 days in advance.
If you book more than 6 adults on the day of the diamond operation, please make sure to match the schedule.

<WINTER CRUISE operation day>
January 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
February 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th
<WINTER CRUISE Departure time>
11:30 departure, 13:00 departure, 14:00 departure, 15:00 departure
* With a boarding fee of 300 yen plus warm amazake or 1 go (180㎖)!
* Operations may be canceled due to weather or river conditions.

2020/3/20〜29 (Matsukawa History Cruise)


Pre-operation (Tram North-South connection day)

Departure ceremony

Operation before flowering
Operate in good weather.
* Suspended during adverse conditions such as extremely low temperatures.
* Subject to change on the day.

2020/3/30 〜 4/20 (Matsukawa Spring Cruise) *Extra charge

<Saturday and Sunday before cherry blossoms bloom>
11: 00〜15: 00 Operate every 15〜45 minutes
* Suspended during adverse conditions such as extremely low temperatures.
* Subject to change on the day.

<Cherry blossoming>
Weekdays  9:30-17:00
Saturday and Sunday  9:00-17:30
All operate at intervals of 15 to 45 minutes
* The first and last times may change depending on the situation on the day.

<After the end of the cherry blossoms>
10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15, 17:00
* Holidays: Mondays except holidays, the day after holidays, and other temporary holidays

[Group reservation service during the spring cruise period (weekdays only, 15 people or more)]
10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00, 16:45

* There is no holiday while the cherry blossoms are blooming.

After the cherry blossoms to 2020/10/11 (Matsukawa History Cruise)

* Excluding July 1- August 31
10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15, 17:00

2020/7/1 – 8/31 Summer Time (Matsukawa History Cruise)

10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

2020/10/13 – 11/29 Late fall time (Matsukawa History Cruise)

10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15

2020/12/1-2021/2/28 Winter time (Matsukawa History Cruise)

Diary service is closed in winter.
Advance reservation is required for over 6 people.
Available hours are from 11:00 to 15:00.
* From 2021/3/1 to 2021/3/19 will be suspended for pre-season preparation.

Information common to each period
* Regularly Closed: Mondays
* In case Mondays are national holidays, we offer the service and the following Tuesdays are closed.




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



Audio Guide

The guide during the cruises is conducted by our experienced captains, who give a fantastic and insightful look into the history and culture of the area.
Although they cannot speak English, when the boat is occupied by only English speaking passengers we can offer the English version audio guide!!
Please feel free to let us know if you would like us to play it for your cruise.
[ The audio guide was recorded by Mr. John Gallagher of John’s English School (]



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.



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 )


Ticket Tips

We offer a discount ticket combined with one-day tram pass.
You can not only enjoy our cruise but also can hop-on hop-off trams on the whole current day.
This combination ticket is available only at the Dentetsu Toyama station on the 1st floor, from May 11th to November 30th.
(*Note: you can not use this ticket to get on Toyama Light Rail PORTRAM which run through north side of Toyama JR Station.)
Adults : 1,500 JPY
Children ( 3-12 years ) : 750 JPY

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
(Boarding will be limited 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.)


Activity & Cruise Combination

We offer special experiences combining cruises with these lovely elegant activities.
…. for further information click “here“.


Professional Guide

We have a local professional English guide, Mrs. Shiho.
She is the organizer of this Matsukawa riverside/rivercruise special events/experiences, and she is also one of the Toyama Prefectural Licensed Guide Interpreters in English.
… Please click “here“ to see her works
She guides for your activity/cruise combination special experiences.
Of course she can plan custom made tours for you and attend as your guide around Toyama City Downtown.
… for further information, please click “here“.

Please feel free to contact to her about whatever you would love to experience here.
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