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Pleasure Boat at Lake Shinji- The Hakucho

Matsue, Japan
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About Pleasure Boat at Lake Shinji- The Hakucho
We operate 6 to 7 flights a day from the first morning's morning cruise to the last sunset cruise. An eco-cruise including environmental learning also departs upon reservation. The last sunset cruise is very popular.
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limreyinfinite wrote a review Nov 2017
Tokyo, Japan9 contributions2 helpful votes
Even though it was raining, I was able to see the view. I was also able to feel the wideness of the lake and enjoy the view around the mountain. Also, it is very safe since the crews are keeping the ship. The cruise tour continued for an hour, but wasn't boring at all. I quite enjoyed the view, and also pretty sure that the view will be better if the weather would have better.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Rika P wrote a review Jun 2013
Quedlinburg, Germany168 contributions33 helpful votes
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At first I have to admit, that it was a bit hard to find the starting point of the cruise. There were no signs at all, and even directly on the boat station was only one extremly small sign. Even with 3 different maps I could hardly find the place. I am glad that I found it in the end! This boat cruise is a bit expensive, but I think it is really worth it. The boat itself was really cozy and even had kotatsu (heated tables). The staff was friendly and helpful. The length of the tour was perfect (not too short and not too long) and because I decided to take the sunset cruise I could enjoy the amazing colors of the sky while it slowly became dark around the boat on Lake Shinji. The windows of the boat were not so good for taking photos, but I could go out on the deck. You can get any kind of drinks and snacks on board, but it is a bit expensive. I recommend to enjoy this tour together with some friends or on a date. The sunset cruise is the best choice.
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Date of experience: March 2013
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Olga I wrote a review Mar 2013
Tokyo, Japan62 contributions20 helpful votes
If you arrive in Matsue and do not know actually which direction you should take in order to reach the lake, then just ask at the tourist information. The stuff there is really nice (can speak english). On our way to the Boarding Point for the Shinjiko Sunset Cruising we passed the Matsue Ohashi Bridge and the Shin Ohashi Bridge and I enjoyed the amazing view over the lake and the panorama on the other side with some old Japanese houses in the background. The sunset cruise is popular among tourists and therefore I imagined the ship to be kind of big. But it was a rather small but cozy one, where you could either sit inside and enjoy the view or go outside to make some nice photos. During the cruise we saw fascinating colours of the sunset playing on the water surface. Afterwards passing the shore we could experience the evening lights of the city and even see the lighted Matsue castle in the distance. The city does not have massive skyscrapers and even the hotel buildings do not appear that huge. A totally different atmosphere from the one I am used in Tokyo.
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Date of experience: March 2013
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Andy L wrote a review Mar 2013
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan22 contributions14 helpful votes
The boat leaves the port several times in the day but the final cruise of the day sets off in time to view the sunset over Lake Shinji. Its a short walk from Matsue JR station and the local information centre at the train station gave us directions to the pick up spot and also rang the company to see if spaces were available. Try to get the sunset cruise on a clear day if you can! The trip takes around 50 minutes in total.
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Date of experience: March 2013
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