⚓Operation Info
🌸Information on Flowering
*Please* In order to prevent the spread of new strains of coronavirus infection, please wear a mask as a rule. In addition, those who have been in close contact with infected persons or have cold-like symptoms should refrain from coming to or boarding the ship. We ask for your cooperation in preventing the spread of infection. *Please refrain from going out if you are concerned about the risk of infection, such as the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions.

Matsukawa Cruise through a tunnel of cherry blossoms!




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 530 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)

Reservations are not required. Please check the operation calendar and operation information (Twitter) , then come directly to the boarding area (Matsukawa Teahouse) to purchase tickets and wait. Reservations are required for groups of 15 people or more (weekdays only during the Spring Cruise period). During times when group reservations are available, group reservations have priority. The cruise will be very crowded when the cherry blossoms are at their best, so please allow plenty of time for your visit.




Our Individual fares are:

■Matsukawa Spring Cruise
 (Scheduled for 2023/3/20 – 4/25)
 *During the period when the cherry blossoms are not in bloom (the definition of “in bloom”), normal rates will apply.
Adults : 2,000 Yen
Children ( 3-12 years of age ) : 1,000 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 )


■Matsukawa History Cruise(Normal rates)
 *Except during the flowering period from 3/20 to 4/25 (the definition of “in bloom”)
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 )





Time Table

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

2023/3/18、19、3/20 – 4/25 (Matsukawa Spring Cruise) 

<Before the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, a limited number of cruises will be available.>
Confirmed scheduled cruise dates: March 18(Sat.), 19 (Sun.), 21 (Tue.national holiday),25 (Sat.), 26 (Sun.)
Around 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
* Basically, it operates on weekends and holidays.(After March 24, we will also operate on weekdays, subject to weather conditions.)
* The service will be cancelled in case of adverse conditions such as extremely low temperatures.

* When weather conditions are favorable, the first departure may be earlier and the last departure later.
* If there is a group reservation for a vessel other than the regular schedule, the reserved vessel will be given priority.

<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, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
* Holidays: Mondays except holidays, the day after holidays, and other temporary holidays.
* In case of bad weather, the cruise will be cancelled.
* The cruise may be cancelled due to sudden changes in the weather.

[Group reservation service during the spring cruise period (weekdays only, 15 people or more)]
9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

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

2023/4/26 – 2023/10/9 (Matsukawa History Cruise)

10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

2023/10/11 – 2023/11/30 Late fall time (Matsukawa History Cruise)

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

2023/12/1 – 2024/3/15 Winter time

There will be no winter cruise this winter.

Information common to each period
* In the event of worsening weather conditions, rising water, breakdown of the vessel used, or other unavoidable circumstances, the cruise will be cancelled or suspended.
* Even if the weather is fine, there may be cases when the ship cannot be operated (or the start of operation is delayed).
 (e.g., sudden weather recovery and the captain is unable to make arrangements and preparations in time, flooding of the pier and cleaning work is required, sudden deterioration of the weather is expected, illness of the captain, etc.)
* If there is a reservation for a vessel other than the regular schedule, the vessel with the reservation will be given priority in the vessel allocation process, and the sailing time may be irregular.
* The schedule is subject to change without notice depending on the spread of the new coronavirus. (For example, the Matsukawa History Cruise will be operated only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.)




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 )



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.)



…. for further information click “here“.



Dear guests

Nice to meet you, and welcome to Toyama City.
I am Shiho, who is the organizer of this Matsukawa 
riverside/rivercruise activities like yoga cruises, Rakugo cruises, 
Wagashi making etc. And I am one of the Toyama Prefectural Licensed 
Guide Interpreters in English.
I am willing to support your journey not only as the cruise guide 
interpreter, but also as a guide for the highlights around Toyama 
downtown district.
Further information please click “here

Please feel free to contact me.
contact (at) – Replace (at) with @.