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Address: 7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture
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Beautiful cruise that is a must for a total Dotonbori experience

Especially if you have the Osaka Amazing Pass, catch a ride on Tonbori River Cruise to fully capture the district's flashiness around the river! Although the enthusiastic guides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This cruise ride is included in Osaka Amazing Pass so I checked it out. The cruise drives along the Tonbori river. You get on a boat in the middle of Dotonbori area and the cruise take you to the end of both sides of the river. You will pass the hotel area and then an expensive restaurant area. It's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Especially if you have the Osaka Amazing Pass, catch a ride on Tonbori River Cruise to fully capture the district's flashiness around the river! Although the enthusiastic guides do the tour explanation in Japanese, they often mix in a little English plus singing so you have an idea of what's going on and their energy are often enough to get... More 

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Grafton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This cruise does give an overview of the night lights along the river though there is nothing you couldn't see with a stroll along the paths following the banks of the the river. The commentary is basically completely in Japanese although the young guides in pith helmets do appear entertaining. The idea of sitting on unsecured garden chairs on the... More 

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manila
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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