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Tonbori River Cruise

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7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cruise is about 20 minutes along the Dotombori river. We got it free due to our Amazing Pass. Those without the Pass must pay 900 yen or so. If it is free, it is worth it. If you must pay 900 yen, think again....More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Tombori River Cruise is a mini cruise along Dotombori that lasts 20 minutes. It has a regular fee of 900 yen, but it is free with the Osaka Amazing Pass. It is quite difficult to enjoy the view since railing is quite high and there...More

3  Thank Xin R
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We took the cruise as its covered by the Osaka Amazing pass and we have some time before dinner. Only a 20 mins ride up and down the Dotombori River. Only highlight is you pass the Glico man sign. The cruise would be more interesting...More

1  Thank c2chen
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Ride the cruise because of Osaka Amazing Pass, not worth if you bought the ticket. 20 minutes ride with an very poor Japanese explanation crew keep asking you to wave hand and count the bridge again and again.

2  Thank Meiyin T
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Tickets are free with the Amazing Osaka pass. I recommend doing the night-time cruise as it's spectacular seeing the lights of Dotonbori from the water. However make sure you get tickets quickly as tickets are only sold on the day of each cruise and they...More

1  Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Went with no real expectations. This was a nice experience but wouldn't say it's a must do. The ride itself is around 20 minutes and is included in the Osaka Amazing pass. Staff were very friendly and got some nice views over the Dotonbori district....More

1  Thank Elyse D
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Caution they only sell so many tickets, we wanted to wait until night to see all the lights but they sold out before the sun was even set. We walked the route and still saw all the sites and i think the boat ride would...More

3  Thank John W
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This was the final & 12th attraction to be seen with our Osaka amazing pass (2 days) & our last night in Osaka, a great way to end our trip.

3  Thank Martyn R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

There's a lot of choices in time departure of this river cruiser. To see the nite view and beautifully lamp, we prefer in nite at 7.30 pm If you worry, can not get some seat in the evening. Just register if before departure in afternoon...More

2  Thank nuningloft
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The Tonbori river cruise is a 20 minute tour that brings you to basically see the several small bridges that run along the Tonbori river. Would I do it again? Probably not. I could hardly understand the English of the tour guide, sad to say.

4  Thank azziedb
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10 July 2018|
Response from 55kiichik |
Tombori Cruise is free if you show your Osaka Amazing Pass. I recommend you make a reservation in early time, because all tickets are booked around 5PM.
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7 July 2017|
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31 March 2017|
Response from kenmatsu1 |
I visited yesterday. According to staff in the counter, you have to come to the conter the day of you want to ride.
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