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Enjoy a leisurely one-hour cruise down the Okawa River on an open-air deck and sail past prominent landmarks and blooming cherry blossoms.


  • Aboard a 1-hr Indy cruise that departs from Hachikenyahama pier. Spot some of the city’s prominent buildings and cherry blossoms as you cruise upon the tranquil waters.

  • Unwind on lounge sofas in the open-air deck and discover Osaka’s evolution from a port city to an aqua metropolis, as your skipper gives historical context.

  • Sail past lavish mega-mansions of Nakanoshima and peer your eyes on landmarks such as Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building, Sakuranomiya, and Okawa Bridge.

  • Float past the riverbank, where cherry blossom trees are lined up with petals ranging from pinks to fuchsias. Gaze at Sakura trees in front of the Mint Museum.

  • Fun Fact: Spot Tempozan Ferris wheel from afar; its colored lights predict the weather: orange for sunny, green for cloudy, and blue for rain.


  • 1-hour cruise

  • Sightseeing of iconic landmarks and cherry blossoms

  • Experience fee

  • Guide fee

  • Jacket rental fee

  • Accident insurance fee

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

Set sail for a 1-hour Indy cruise from Hachikenyahama Pier at the time that suits you best and explore the magic of Aqua Metropolis.

Cruising on the Okawa River

As you step onto the boat, you'll be greeted by the friendly skipper and ushered to the lounge sofas on the open-air deck. Bring your own food and drinks, and revel in a party atmosphere on board. Learn the history of the port city of Osaka as you sail past the lavish mega-mansions of Nakanoshima, an island located in the heart of Osaka. Feast your eyes on landmarks such as Umeda Sky Building, and Osaka Castle which played an essential part in the reunification of Japan in the 1800s.

Stunning Cherry Blossoms View

Catch the stunning sight of Sakuranomiya, a popular park that spans both banks of the river, and Okawa Bridge. Cruise up toward the highlight of this experience- the cherry blossom-lined riverbanks around Temmabashi. Don't miss out on the stunning Sakura trees in front of the Mint Museum, which are a popular spot for hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties.

Cruise along the Okawa River during sunset hours and enjoy panoramic views of the illuminated skyline. The Nakanoshima Library, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Ferris Wheel and Osaka City Hall are just a few of the sights that come to life in the evening. As you sail back to the pier, take a moment to reflect on the beauty of cherry blossoms adoring the riverbank, illuminated by street lamps and paper lanterns - truly a sight to behold!

know before you go

Important Information

  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years in Japan.

  • You can bring alcoholic beverages and food on this tour.

  • Please report to the venue 10 minutes prior to the departure time.

  • Pets are permitted on this tour, however, you must specify the breed during bookings.

  • It is recommended to wear warm attire. Children 12 years and under must wear a lifejacket under cruising law.

  • Watch your step while boarding the boat and getting off. Water levels may cause large gaps between the boat and the wharves.

  • When cruising under low bridges, please watch your head if standing up.

  • This experience may be closed in the event of bad weather such as strong ocean currents, severe wind speed, or rain in order to ensure the safety of tourists.

  • In the event of rain, the boat will be equipped with an enclosure (tent).


  • Daily: 10am onwards

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your cruise to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Hachikenyahama Pier.

  • Address: 1-1 Temmabashi Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 540-0032.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Temmabashi. It is a 4-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Board buses 21号 or 46号 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Temmabashi Station. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Board trains Keihan Main Line, Nakanoshima Line or Tanimachi Line to get you there.

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