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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:

■Spring Cruise
 (From 30th March to 20th April)

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 )


■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 )





Time Table

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


11:00〜15:00 *45 minute interval

Mar.30〜Apr.20 (Spring Cruise) Expensive period

・Before the cherry blossoming:
11:00〜15:00 *45 minute interval

Cherry blossoms are blooming:
Weekday  9:30〜17:00
Weekend  9:00〜17:30
*15〜45 minute interval (both)


・The end of cherry blossoms:
10:00, 11:00, 11:45, 13:00, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15, 17:00
* Regularly Closed: Mondays

Other seasons

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

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.




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.



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 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 )




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.)




* From 21st April to 31st October *
We offer special activities with the cruises.


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 in the Matsukawa river cafe with one of 
Masuno-sushi master Mr. Wataru Kawakami.


B. Wagashi Making and Cruise
Wagashi; Japanese traditional confectionary, and matcha make 
your cruise more elegant and memorable experience.
You can enjoy making lovely wagashi in the Matsukawa river cafe, with 
one of Wagashi master Mr.Kouji Kurosaki.


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 the Shamisen, you can buy handcraft Shamisen Box set.

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