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Welcome to the Matsukawa River Cruises in Toyama City!!

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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 )
 ( 21st – 29th March, 21st April to 30th Nov.)
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 )

 

 

Calender

 

Time Table

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

From the end of cherry blossom to Oct.6

(*Except for July.1〜August.31)

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

* In May, Sep., Oct. we have many group reservations. So those groups might be prior to our regular Time Table. Please make sure to inquire in advance if you need to care about your schedule.


July 1〜Aug.31

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

Other seasons


Oct.8- Nov.30

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


From Dec. to Mar.19 in 2020

Diary service is closed in winter.
Advance reservation is required for over 6 people.
Available hours are from 11:00 to 15:00.


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

 

 

Place

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

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MAP

 

Reservation

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.

 

Note

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

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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 11 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 )

 

 

Boats

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

 

 

Guide

The guide during the cruises are offered in only Japanese.

 

Machinaka Mizbe Experienses ; Cruise & Activities

If you would feel like enjoying further in this pleasant riverside place.
We will offer for you these special experiences in the riverside cafe.
* Please make sure to book those experience in advance.
* Those special experiences are offered from 21st April to 31st October on cruise operation days.

 

A. Masuno-sushi Cooking and Cruise
Masuno-sushi is one of Toyama famous local cuisine, a pressed round shape sushi covered with sliced salmon trout. 
You can enjoy the cooking with Masuno-sushi master Mr. Wataru Kawakami, who is the 3rd successor of Kawakami Masuno-sushi maker since 1923 very near from Matsukawa river.

 

B. Japanese traditional confectionary “Wagashi” Making and Cruise
These lovely wagashi called Omogashi/Nerikiri are usually served with Matcha. 
You can enjoy shaping a few piece of those beautiful wagashi with a wagashi master Mr. Kouji Kurosaki, who is the 3rd successor of Heiando 平安堂 wagashi maker in the center of Toyama City.
After the cooking, you can enjoy the cruise with your wagashi and matcha.
They will surely make your cruises more elegant and memorable experience.

 

C. Japanese Traditional Musical Instrument “Shamisen” lesson and Cruise

Mr. Takuya Hamatani, shamisen performer and instructer offers you basic lesson. You can enjoy appreciating its Japanese sounds.
If you would love your own Shamisen, you can even enjoy building handcraft paper Shamisen instrument with him.