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507-1 Kurodacho, Matsue 690-0876, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-27-0417
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Enjoyed this more than expected to. Nice scenery from boat, very peaceful. Hilarious when roof is lowered to go under bridges, had to lie almost flat on bottom of boat!. A good way to see scenery and have a bit of a rest too!

1  Thank LMCM111
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The people were very nice. Since I am from Korea, they turned on the Korean instructions so that I can also fully enjoy the tour. The tour was around 30 mins, and during that time, tourists can enjoy the view of lakes, bridges and mountains,...More

Thank limreyinfinite
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Always good esp When the boat guide is speaking the local Japanese dialect which other Japanese and myself found hard to understand Ha ha

Thank Yawara
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

On a hot summer day, I enjoyed this a lot. As the boat goes under the low bridges, the roof moves down when needed. The captain explains the historical and artistic items during the ride. And, as you are on the water, the breeze is...More

Thank W7927SH_
Reviewed 21 July 2017 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
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