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The refreshing season of dazzling new greenery has arrived!
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（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 )
*Detailed daily service status is provided on Twitter in Japanese, sorry.
2021/4/26 – 2021/10/10 (Matsukawa History Cruise)
*7/1 – 8/31 will be the following summer timetable.
10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
*2021/4/26 -6/30 and 9/1 – 10/11 will be the following timetable.
10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15, 17:00
2021/10/12 – 2021/11/30 Late fall time (Matsukawa History Cruise)
10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15
2021/12/1 – 2021/2/28 Winter time (Matsukawa History Cruise)
If we decide to operate it, it will be as follows.
Reservations are required for a minimum of 6 adults.
(Reservations are required at least three days prior to the cruise date.)
Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays
Available hours: 11:00 – 15:00
(Reservations are required at least three days in advance.)
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
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 (www.jestoyama.com)]
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 )
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 8th to November 30th.
(*Note:The Toyama Station tram north-south connection was opened on March 21, 2020, and you can take the Toyama Port Line!)
Adults : 1,500 JPY
Children ( 3-12 years ) : 750 JPY
[Important Notice] Please note that we will not be able to sell a set of tickets until after normal SHARED boats operations have resumed.
” Map ” ←Click here
Tel. : 076-432-3456 ( weekday only 8:30~17:30 )
JINZU（神通） ; capacity : Up to 40 passengers
JINZU II（神通II） ; capacity : Up to 44 passengers
（Boarding will be limited to 40 passengers）
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“.
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.
—– contact (at) matsukawa-cruise.jp Replace (at) with @.
Links: for more enjoyable stay
Visit Toyama … Toyama City’s Website
Official Toyama City Travel Guide … Toyama City Tourism Association
Cherry Blossoms on the Matsu River
MATCHA … JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE
TOKYO-NARITA JAPAN EXPLORER
KYOTO JOURNAL … Presenting cultural and historical insights from all of Asia.
Umekama … Kamaboko fish cake Decoration
Ikedaya Yasubei Shoten … Shaping the traditional pills
YKK Center Park; Zipper Museum … Making own zippers
Rakusuitei Museum… Modern art works, tea ceremony things, and beautiful Japanese garden
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