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Naniwa Tanken Cruise with a professional rakugo performer

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Take a city cruise on a wildly popular sightseeing boat to fully enjoy Osaka, the aqua metropolis!

Ipponmatsu Shipping operates sightseeing boats that allow you to fully enjoy Osaka, the aqua metropolis. There are a variety of routes, long and short, provided, take some time to compare the different routes and find your favorite!

The sightseeing cruise is a 90 minute tour of Osaka, the aqua metropolis, with the comical guide of a rakugo, a form of Japanese verbal entertainment, performer. The tour guides you through Osaka's unique and famous spots, including the Glico Man in Dotonbori and the Osaka City Central Public Hall. The boat trip is filled with excitement as it cruises through a water gate like those in the Panama Canal and low-height bridges. The latest model of the state-of-the-art boat is fully equipped with air conditioning and heating, glass ceilings, and large windows. Reservations are prioritized.


Naniwa Tanken Cruise with a professional rakugo performer

By presenting the KANSAI ONE PASS card

Naniwa Exploration Cruise with Rakugo comedians fare discount:
Adult 3,500 yen to 3,000 yen
*Excludes the Sakura Special Cruise during end of March ~ middle of April

Expiration date
Until March 31, 2024


AddressThe map is Minatomachi Pier.
Access・Universal City Port
5 minute walk from Universal City Port station of JR Yumesaki Line
・Minatomachi Pier
5 minute walk from Namba station of all lines
HoursUniversal City Port: 10:00
Minatomachi Dock: 12:00, 14:00
Trip time: About 90 minutes
*Disembarks at either landing at Minatomachi Dock
Regular holidayJuly 13,24,25; December 29~January 4
FeeCost: Adults ¥3,500; Students (junior-high, high school, university, specialty school) ¥2,000 *with student ID; Children (elementary age and younger) FREE *Each child over the number of adults is ¥1,000
Lunch box (Bento): ¥2,000 (Please reserve 2 days in advance. Not included in the 10:00 departure.)
From towards the end of March to towards the end of April is a Special Sakura Cruise that goes for around 120 minutes and costs ¥4,000 per adult.

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