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Address: 7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6441-0532
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Relaxing Trip

River Cruise is a very pleasant and relaxing experience and all of us enjoyed it. We could enjoy a different view of Dontobori and the view is pretty in the evening. The ride... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melaka, Malaysia
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Melaka, Malaysia
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

River Cruise is a very pleasant and relaxing experience and all of us enjoyed it. We could enjoy a different view of Dontobori and the view is pretty in the evening. The ride itself is about 20 minutes and there is a tour guide on the cruise to explain and introduce the tourist spot. The downside of it is he... More 

Thank villa827
Rockhampton, Australia
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259 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This cruise is a nice way to get some different views of Dotonbori, and operates both during the day and at night. We chose to do the evening cruise and found the views to be picturesque and good for taking photos. There is tour guide on board who points out and explains the various landmarks along the way, but unfortunately... More 

1 Thank Andyrock81
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Cruising with the buildings on either side of you allowed for some great shots. There is also a variety of buildings styles to see! - The older types, the bright shopping area, restaurants and offices. It's totally worth a go if you've got the Osaka Amazing Pass!

Thank Genie W
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99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

Thank dancingPP
Houston, Texas
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227 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Jay Y
Grafton, Australia
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146 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 

Thank GraftonRiverguide
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127 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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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 

2 Thank dancingfeetManila
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

1 Thank Star_dust_rainbow
Greater Manchester, UK
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97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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 

1 Thank geckofabulous
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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