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Tonbori River Cruise

7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0084, Japan
+81 6-6441-0532
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Ranked #9 of 32 Activities in Osaka
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
60 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Do not hesitate to ride the Tonbori River Cruise . This s just located near the Dombori Eating Street. A good way to end a splendid dinner. Ride is about 20 minutes. You have to line up the wooden boardwalk under the big Buddha yellow signboard overhead. Ride last about 20 minutes, a guide will talk about the different bridges... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Brought my children for the cruise as they were looking for something to do. The whole trip was conducted in Japanese. It was abit boring for us adults but the children enjoyed it. As we purchased the Amazing Card for that day,the cruise was free for us. Not recommended to go in the day time as it is very hot... More

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Greater Manchester, UK
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34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The main issues seems to be the short duration of the boat ride, lasting just 20 minutes and being narrated almost entirely in Japanese. The Dotonbori bank isn't the most extensive river, but I feel the boat ride really doesn't do it the justice it deserves. If you were to try the cruise I would suggest going at night, in... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My wife and I took the river cruise on a cold evening in late March 2014. The river cruise departs every half hour and takes around 20 minutes, and it was being conducted in Japanese. The ticket counter is right in front of Don Quijote, and price per ticket is JPY700. The guide is very enthusiastic. Unfortunately, we do not... More

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This river cruise, we think, was a little expensive for where the river cruise cruises. The cruise is not very long and does not go a long distance down the river. It was interesting and fun. The guide tour lady only spoke in Japanese, so therefore we could not understand a word that she says, because we only speak English.... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

逛街腿累懒得走路,那就坐船欣赏道顿河旁的漂亮霓虹夜景,省时省力。向导活泼卖力地解说,虽然听不懂,但可以感受到大阪人的亲切与幽默。个人觉得白天这里不是卖点,所以晚上七八点才来乘船吧。若没记错,全程约20分种。属大阪周游卡免费入场设施。 It is a good choice to take this short cruise to enjoy the night view along Dotonbori River after the tired shopping trip. The tour guide is very energetic to introduce the bridges during the course. I couldn't understand what he is talking, but I can feel that Osaka people are friendly and humorous. Will recommend to take the... More

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