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Matsue Horikawa Pleasure Boat

507-1 Kurodacho, Matsue 690-0876, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-27-0417
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Nice and not expensive for foreigners

After visiting the castle it is charming to take these boats on the channels. As there is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Orleans, France
via mobile
Mind your head

Sadly enough the comment is a recorded message of a woman's voice and your boatsman decides whether... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
The Netherlands
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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507-1 Kurodacho, Matsue 690-0876, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-27-0417
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the castle it is charming to take these boats on the channels. As there is a discount for foreign people it is not expensive (We paid 2460 yens - about 20 euros- for 3 people for 50 minutes). So don't hesitate. The single...More

Thank alain2124
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Sadly enough the comment is a recorded message of a woman's voice and your boatsman decides whether or not he'd shut up and roll the tape, but the ride is great. You even have to bend down to avoid the real low bridges of this...More

Thank PVR2
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Matsue Horikawa Pleasure Boat ride right in front of the castle was a great experience even in Winter as there was a comfortable Kotatsu on the boat. It was very funny that it could even pass through super narrow bridges by lowering the ceiling. The...More

Thank Tristan J
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

It was cold, but the boat has a kotatsu (Japanese heater with blanket) that keeps you warm. It was fun to take the small tour around the city by boat.

Thank Mia K
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I’d watched the boats & taken photographs from various places around Matsue There are lots of them & they all looked as if they were having a great time around the canals & the moat of the castle. It wasn’t until I got on my...More

2  Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Foreigners can get ~33% discount on the ticket, price becomes 820JPY instead of 1230JPY, just show your passport/mention when buying the ticket. The ticket is a one-day free pass, so you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like in that day. Went...More

2  Thank ciramisu
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

This is a great way to experience Matsue's dense network of canals. Take it slow and watch the world go by...

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 9 May 2015

The most memorable memories always come from the most unexpected experiences. This is why I won't detailed here what to expect on this boat cruise but believe me, it might be the most charming and heartwarming experience I've had in Japan for a year !...More

Thank JC S
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The boat ride is via the moat around Matsue Castle. However the moat now surrounds much of the commercial district as well. It is a low boat. Some of the bridges are very low. The canopy is a permanent fixture above the boat and does...More

4  Thank RjessMMM
Reviewed 12 June 2013

There are many old castle towns in Japan, but what makes Matsue so unique is its water landscape. Lake Shinji and many small rivers and canals create a really beautiful scenery. Around the castle of Matsue you can still explore the moats with their numerous...More

2  Thank Rika P
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