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Tonbori River Cruise

7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6441-0532
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Nice and courteous host but didn't learn much from the tour

The Tonbori river cruise is a 20 minute tour that brings you to basically see the several small... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
azziedb
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Average tourist river cruise, made great by our amazing tour guide

Pretty boring cruise up and down the river, under the many bridges. Made great by our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
LPig12
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7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6441-0532

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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.

Thank azziedb
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Pretty boring cruise up and down the river, under the many bridges. Made great by our tour guide with a mix of Japanese and English, jokes, anecdotes, explanations and fun humour. Especially fun to do late at night after dinner, and before midnight snacks! Wrap...More

Thank LPig12
Reviewed 16 November 2016

800y is a lot to pay for this 20 min river cruise unless you can access for free through having an amazing osaka pass. Basically you can walk the short route in the same time. Also even with the pass its really only worth the...More

Thank Jasmine101Surrey
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Visited this using the Osaka Amazing Pass. The tour is every hour so need not worry about missing it. Is just a short ride along the river. We went during afternoon, was a bit hot.

4  Thank WeiQiangSee
Reviewed 15 October 2016

9 dollars per person for a boat ride that is advertised as a 20 minute excursion but in reality was 15 minutes as 5 minutes was just spent making a U-turn and waiting to dock. You cross 9 bridges but the last few bridges, there...More

1  Thank NV_KYL
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The cruise, which runs for 20 minutes, is run by a very polite and amiable staff that provides a little history lesson and entertainment via tourist participation. The tour guide spoke in Japanese and English. It was a great way to soak in the sights...More

Thank 561ckny
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Really enjoyed the Tonbori River Cruise in the evening, all the bright lights, boat hostess was cheerful and fun. Only problem is that we would have liked it to be longer.

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A short but entertaining way of spending half an hour or so during the day, staff are marvellous and spoken english excellent. Umbrellas are provided to protect against the rain or intense sun.

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

One of the cutest things we did in Osaka was this Tombori River Cruise. It was 900¥, or $9.00 American & it was short but fun. Recommend you going at dusk when all the buildings & lights are lit. The guide speaks only Japanese but,...More

Thank CancunSue
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We did this cruise on a sunny day and therefore the ceiling had a curtain to protect you from the sun shining into the Air conditioned boat. Still if you sit on the window you have a great view to some of the land marks...More

Thank TravelerGermany62
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dnxcrtz
Where is the ticket office for the Tonbori River Cruise?
24 May 2016|
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Response from flybizornotatall | Reviewed this property |
It's right next to the canal. It's just a small guard box like booth. Just a reminder to double check your cruise time as the boats fill up and the ticket checkers are often not paying attention (the job clearly doesn't... More
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