⚓Operation Info
*Important Notice-Business Days from October-* From October, the business days of Matsukawa Pleasure Boat and Matsukawa Chaya for corona will be changed.
Before change: Open only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
After change: Open only on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and holidays [Monday added]
(Pleasure boats and teahouses are closed from Tuesday to Friday. Pleasure boats are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and holidays, but in case of rain)
* Please note that in principle, it was closed on Mondays.
* Subject to change depending on future circumstances.
*Group reservations for groups of 15 to 35 people may be possible outside of Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and holidays (reservations at least one week in advance are required).
*Please* In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, please be sure to wear a mask. Those who have had intensive contact with an infected person or who have symptoms such as a cold should refrain from coming to the tour or boarding the boat. Please make sure you have enough room on board. We ask that you board the boat with sufficient capacity. Passengers are also encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water, and to keep a distance of 1 to 2 meters between them to prevent the spread of infection. Please cooperate with us.If you are concerned about the risk of infection, please refrain from going out. Please refrain from going outside if you are concerned about the risk of infection, especially if you are elderly or have a medical condition.

For the time being, the SHARED boat will operate on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and holidays.


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
 (2020/3/30 – 4/20. We’re still considering the duration of the 2021 Spring Cruise)
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 )




*Caution* Due to the new coronavirus infection, the schedule is currently special. Please check the information on Twitter. (Japanese only. I’m sorry, but please translate it.)


Time Table

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


-2020/3/29 (Matsukawa History Cruise)

Weekdays  9:30-17:00
Saturday and Sunday  9:00-17:30
* 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

<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.
* We’re still considering the duration of the 2021 Spring Cruise

After the cherry blossoms to 2020/10/11 (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

*After the cherry blossoms -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

2020/10/12 – 2020/11/29 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 → [Important Notice] We are planning to open on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and holidays from October 2020 to deal with the new coronavirus infection.
* 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 9th to November 29th.
(*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
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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