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Matsue Horikawa Pleasure Boat

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Address: 507-1 Kurodacho, Matsue 690-0876, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 852-27-0417
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Great way to experience the city on water

Foreigners can get ~33% discount on the ticket, price becomes 820JPY instead of 1230JPY, just show your passport/mention when buying the ticket. The ticket is a one-day free pass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Foreigners can get ~33% discount on the ticket, price becomes 820JPY instead of 1230JPY, just show your passport/mention when buying the ticket. The ticket is a one-day free pass, so you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like in that day. Went in end-winter when it was still coldish, so inside the boat there was the heated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a great way to experience Matsue's dense network of canals. Take it slow and watch the world go by...

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Versailles, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The most memorable memories always come from the most unexpected experiences. This is why I won't detailed here what to expect on this boat cruise but believe me, it might be the most charming and heartwarming experience I've had in Japan for a year ! Try to take one of the last boats, when the sun sets, and don't expect... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The boat ride is via the moat around Matsue Castle. However the moat now surrounds much of the commercial district as well. It is a low boat. Some of the bridges are very low. The canopy is a permanent fixture above the boat and does drop down when you are under a low clearance bridge. Would not recommend this if... More 

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Quedlinburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

There are many old castle towns in Japan, but what makes Matsue so unique is its water landscape. Lake Shinji and many small rivers and canals create a really beautiful scenery. Around the castle of Matsue you can still explore the moats with their numerous old bridges, every one with a special name and history. Therefore the best way to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We took the boat from Matsue castle till Kyomise Karakoro Square. It was a small boat (even with one of those heated blankets) with a really nice driver, however he spoke only Japanese, so it was rather difficult to understand the historical background of the area which we passed through. But never the less, I actually did not mind this,... More 

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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The trip around the moat was extremely relaxing and pleasant and a number of attractions can be scene on the way around. During the tour, the gentlemen driving the boat gave us explanations and interesting facts about the history of the buildings and landmarks in the vicinity. It was a great way to view Matsue!

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My friend and I got on the first Boat at 10:30 am and we were the only passengers!! It was fun having our own private boat tour. The people were very nice to us. They had us take off our shoes, something that you get used to when in Japan, and sit around a kotatsu that lined the middle of... More 

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Shinjuku, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Horikawa Sightseeing Boat is a great way to start off a trip around the Matsue Castle. The people who drive the boats are very kind. They tell you about the surrounding area and visitor attractions. They also sing beautiful traditional songs that would typically be sung in the old days in Matsue. The boat ride gives you a good... More 

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Orange County
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is a great way to see Matsue. The boats are crowded and the people operating the boats and boarding process are bossy and rude, but it is worth it. Be sure to take your shoes off before getting into the boat. The floor of the boat is lined with red felt so people can sit on it. I would... More 

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Address: 507-1 Kurodacho, Matsue 690-0876, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 852-27-0417
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Shimane Prefecture  >  Matsue

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