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Matsue retains a canal system and townscape with 400-year-old character, and this 50-minute boat tour is the quintessential way to see them. The boatmen will tell you about the local history and culture while you enjoy the natural scenery that...more
507-1 Kurodacho, Matsue 690-0876, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-27-0417
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well justified cruise, much more fun than I imagine before embarkation. We join at the pier adjoining to Matsue Castle. In the first 20 minutes, we cruise around the nice and beautiful greenery, with many traditional Japanese houses; offering you a different perspective to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ErnestChoy
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The boat ride was undoubtedly the best part of my trip. The view from the water is unique and worth riding. It gets somewhat cramped as the boat goes under low bridges which require passengers to bend forward lowering heads to knees just like airplane...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank loafin2005
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Enjoyed this more than expected to. Nice scenery from boat, very peaceful. Hilarious when roof is lowered to go under bridges, had to lie almost flat on bottom of boat!. A good way to see scenery and have a bit of a rest too!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

The people were very nice. Since I am from Korea, they turned on the Korean instructions so that I can also fully enjoy the tour. The tour was around 30 mins, and during that time, tourists can enjoy the view of lakes, bridges and mountains,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank limreyinfinite
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Always good esp When the boat guide is speaking the local Japanese dialect which other Japanese and myself found hard to understand Ha ha

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Yawara
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

On a hot summer day, I enjoyed this a lot. As the boat goes under the low bridges, the roof moves down when needed. The captain explains the historical and artistic items during the ride. And, as you are on the water, the breeze is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

After visiting the castle it is charming to take these boats on the channels. As there is a discount for foreign people it is not expensive (We paid 2460 yens - about 20 euros- for 3 people for 50 minutes). So don't hesitate. The single...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank alain2124
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Sadly enough the comment is a recorded message of a woman's voice and your boatsman decides whether or not he'd shut up and roll the tape, but the ride is great. You even have to bend down to avoid the real low bridges of this...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank PVR2
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Matsue Horikawa Pleasure Boat ride right in front of the castle was a great experience even in Winter as there was a comfortable Kotatsu on the boat. It was very funny that it could even pass through super narrow bridges by lowering the ceiling. The...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Tristan J
Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

It was cold, but the boat has a kotatsu (Japanese heater with blanket) that keeps you warm. It was fun to take the small tour around the city by boat.

Date of experience: March 2016
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