Boat Tours & water sports in Japan

THE 10 BEST Boat Tours & Water Sports in Japan, Asia

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Japan

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  • Maya H
    1 contribution
    I had such an enjoyable and memorable time. Our tour guide Kaz was amazing! He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He told us about each landmark and the history of those places. I learned so many new things! He took photos for us and even created a beautiful video which no other tour guides/companies offer. I highly recommend going with him:))
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • Kellyn Vitanza
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    One of our favorite experiences in Okinawa! We enjoyed a beautiful morning of kayaking in clear blue water off of stunning, remote beaches we would not have been able to find ourselves! Nik was awesome with communication before, during and after the trip. He customized our experience to match what we were looking for, all while using his expertise to safely guide us. We had limited experience ocean kayaking but felt totally at ease through the entire trip. We got to kayak to a cool waterfall with great snorkeling. Nik was kind to take some awesome photos (and share them with us promptly after!) He was fully prepared with all gear set up before we arrived, professional and easy to talk to. Highly recommend Nik and the Yambaru Kayak Tour! Whether you live in Oki or are just visiting, this will be a highlight of your time on the island. We’ll certainly be booking another tour. Thank you Nik!
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • tamara h
    Adelaide, Australia14 contributions
    Took a ferry ride out to Island was about 40 mins.
    Island was battered bit just recently by a typhoon and the jetty was destroyed , so unfortunately unable to land on Island.
    Is a deserted island full of buildings quite eerie.
    But recommend a ferry ride to go in see it whilst in Nagasaki.
    Very interesting.
    Written February 18, 2020
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  • GarethWood3
    2 contributions
    Overall a very enjoyable full day trip. Joined the tour from Osaka, meeting at Hotel Granvia which is at Osaka Station the representative was present at the meeting time. She had very professionally prepared ticket envelope containing outline for the days train arrangements and tickets. Travel was on the high speed NOZOMI Shinkansen from Osaka to Hiroshima.

    The representative brought us from meeting point all the way to the platform at Shin-Osaka and ensure we all boarded the correct carriage.

    On arrival in Hiroshima, we were greeted on the platform directly outside our car by the tour guide Fumiko. I found her to be very interesting with a lot of local knowledge and at time light hearted and funny which was a great way to enlighten what can be a very sad tour due to the history.

    Plenty of time at each stop and the boat across to Miyajima island was a highlight with Fumiko giving excellent recommendations on spots to have a local Hiroshima speciality for lunch.

    Then to visit the Atomic bomb dome and peace museum. Very sobering!

    Dropped back to station in Hiroshima and guide again escorts you right up to the door of the Shinkansen carriage, and a guide then meets you on arrival in Osaka at the platform for a group taxi back to meeting point.

    Overall, one of the most well organised and enjoyable tours of my trip to Japan. Thanks
    Written December 9, 2019
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  • Michaelle W
    Seattle35 contributions
    You will need to speak fluent Japanese of have someone who does to book this trip. The food was delicious and so much of it. The Japanese passengers were welcoming and invited us to join them drink sake and celebrate a birthday.
    Written March 21, 2019
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  • Jason R.
    Washington DC, DC3 contributions
    We had an amazing day with Yoshiko in Naoshima. From the very beginning, she was extremely helpful and thoughtful, and even called us the night before the tour to discuss our travel plans from Okayama when we were concerned about arriving on time. We wanted to hit all of the major museums (Bennesse House, Chichu, and Lee Ufan, plus the art house project and the Yayoi Kusama pumpkins), which she told us not everyone is able to do in one day. But she kept us on schedule so that we were able to do it all, which was exactly what we wanted.

    Visiting Naoshima was made so much better by having her guide us, as we were not wasting time looking up directions or waiting for buses - she knew the best way to structure the itinerary, the best/fastest way to get around, including the exact bus and ferry timetables, and she navigated us expertly around the island while explaining the history of the projects and other interesting facts about the island. Going with her allowed us to experience the art and the island in full, and to effectively outsource some of the logistical work so that we could focus on maximizing our enjoyment.

    Yoshiko has lived in and around Naoshima all of her life and she brings her knowledge and experience as a retired teacher to bear as a guide. She is attuned to the way of life on the island and the development of art islands in Japan and art projects on Naoshima. Her flexibility and ease with which she navigated the island made our lives easier. It was very easy to put ourselves in her hands, and she gave us ample time and space to be at peace with and behold the art. As a result, it was a moving and relaxing experience.

    For those interested in visiting Naoshima, this is an excellent way to do so and well worth the cost.
    Written January 2, 2020
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  • Lacey G
    9 contributions
    This was my first time sea kayaking, but it was a lot of fun!! My guide was a great teacher and was very patient with my slow pace! He took me to a gorgeous shrine and taught me a lot about the town and the sea. The scenery was so beautiful! I highly recommend this trip!
    Written September 1, 2020
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  • Simon C
    1 contribution
    We booked a table for Valentine night special menu the food was outstanding and the Ambience was wonderful
    We were greeted and shown to our table by Natalie and given a glass of fizz my wife got a rose
    We have a fabulous homemade soup with crusty bread and a macro and crab starter one fillet steak with wilted spinachAnd roesti potatoes and the other dish was a bulla bath we both finished up with a homemade trio of chocolate which was absolutely superb
    Written February 16, 2022
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  • Matthew S
    Wildwood, FL2 contributions
    We had a great time in Key West on a family vacation trip. A unique location that has something for everyone. Lots of shopping and sight seeing. Do not forget to try a fishing charter we did a am and pm charter and had a blast...
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • Lacey G
    9 contributions
    I never thought I would go to Hiroshima to SUP, but I am glad I did! I never really knew why they call it the city of water, but now I know. There is a lot of history that my guide taught me. Plus, he was super friendly and made sure I was comfortable paddling! I was a beginner, but luckily I didn't fall! I wanna go back and try it again! Maybe next time I will try their SUP yoga!
    Written September 1, 2020
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