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Hyotan Island Cruise

Tokushima, Japan
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Taffinch wrote a review Jun 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom36 contributions9 helpful votes
This short cruise (approx 20-30 mins) is a great way to see some of the city from a super comfy boat. It takes you around the island in a loop and is great value at only ¥300 for adults and 150¥ for children. You can also take the boat to the AEON Mall to save you haing to walk!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Sue S wrote a review Dec 2019
Irvine, California12 contributions10 helpful votes
This is one attraction you should NOT miss if you're in Tokushima City. You only pay 300 yen (for insurance) for this 30-minute cruise that goes around the canal (originally the outside moat of Tokushima Castle), and, man, it's a hoot! Yes, you'll view the city in a different light. And the blue stone wall that lines the canal is absolutely gorgeous. But it is the conductor that really makes the trip special. Our conductor was fantastic -- he was knowledgeable, entertaining, and eager to share all that the city has to offer with us. There are many entertaining moments during the trip, too. There are seagulls (LOTS of them) you get to feed, and there are gazillion bridges, some of which come down so low that one must duck to avoid getting hit by them. Seriously, this was one of the most entertaining things we did in Tokushima City. Don't miss it!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Roy M wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
This 30 mins ride is good if your flight arrives around noon. Since Hotel check in time is mostly 3pm. very comfy boat ride.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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TailG79 wrote a review May 2019
Los Angeles, California73 contributions17 helpful votes
Short speed boat cruise along the river. Good way to see the city and back areas. Only costs ¥300 pp. Took great photos. Nice way to relax and enjoy the city for 30 mins.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Michael L wrote a review Jul 2018
Tokushima, Japan50 contributions13 helpful votes
If you are downtown in the Shinmachi area of Tokushima, the Hyotan Island Cruise is worth the 200 yen price! Tokushima, although not quite Venice, is very much a city of rivers, and this tour gives you some of the highlights of the area around downtown. The small open boats hold about a dozen people, and in general the tour leaves every 40 minutes, although they sometimes increase the tours during popular festivals (like Awa Odori) or holiday seasons (Golden Week). The actual tour itself lasts from 20-30 minutes. The tours generally only run from the late morning to mid-afternoon or so, although that may also vary according to the holidays. Although not absolutely essential to a visit to Tokushima, if you are in the downtown area and have some time, I'd recommend the tour. Kids
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Date of experience: May 2018
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