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"Tombori River Cruise," enjoying views of Osaka from the water
The Tombori River Cruise operates on the Dotombori River with a guide, it takes you to sightsee the nine bridges over the river and the busy downtown area along the river. The cruise takes roughly twenty minutes. It departs from the boarding point located in front of the "Don Quixote" discount store by the Tazaemon-bashi Bridge. You can enjoy views of this busy downtown area that can look a little different from ones that you see when walking along a riverside boardwalk. It is available from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM on weekdays, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and summer peak season. Cruise boats are not available on weekdays at 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM.
How to take the Tombori River Cruise
To take the cruise, you need to buy a ticket at the reception center by the boarding point. A passage ticket designates which boat to take and is valid only on the day of issue. A ticket costs 700¥ for adults (including students above junior high school age) and 300¥ for elementary school students. It is free of charge for a child preschool age or younger accompanied by an adult. However, if one adult accompanies more than two children of preschool age or younger, only one of them is free and for each extra child there is a fee of 300¥.
You should take public transportation and not a car to visit Dotombori. The nearest stations are Namba station of the Midosuji Line, Yotsubashi Line, and Sennichimae Line of the Osaka Municipal Subway, and Nihonbashi station of the Sennichimae Line and Sakaisuji Line of the Osaka Municipal Subway. The boarding point is located along the Tombori River Walk, in front of the Don Quixote Dotonbori store with the yellow Ferris wheel.
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Description: Tombori River Cruise
|Sights||Tombori River Cruise (とんぼりリバークルーズ)|
Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 06-6441-0532|
|Closed dates||Irregular closed dates|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 700yen|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Tombori River Cruise