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Tonbori River Cruise

7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture
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Osaka Bus and Boat Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with Subway Pass
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7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank JonHSydney
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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
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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

2  Thank John W
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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
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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
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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.

4  Thank azziedb
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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

2  Thank LPig12
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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
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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.

5  Thank WeiQiangSee
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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

2  Thank NV_KYL
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natalielevi
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Response from LPig12 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the ticket earlier on in the day, and then just come slightly early for the best seats.
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