We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tonbori River Cruise

7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6441-0532
Review Highlights
Nite moments

There's a lot of choices in time departure of this river cruiser. To see the nite view and... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Karawang, Indonesia
via mobile
Nice and courteous host but didn't learn much from the tour

The Tonbori river cruise is a 20 minute tour that brings you to basically see the several small... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
via mobile
Read all 114 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
7-13, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6441-0532

Similar Things to Do in Osaka

Write a Review
Reviews (114)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 33 reviews

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

1  Thank nuningloft
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.

Thank azziedb
Reviewed 9 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

Thank LPig12
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
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.

4  Thank WeiQiangSee
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

1  Thank NV_KYL
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The cruise, which runs for 20 minutes, is run by a very polite and amiable staff that provides a little history lesson and entertainment via tourist participation. The tour guide spoke in Japanese and English. It was a great way to soak in the sights...More

Thank 561ckny
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Really enjoyed the Tonbori River Cruise in the evening, all the bright lights, boat hostess was cheerful and fun. Only problem is that we would have liked it to be longer.

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A short but entertaining way of spending half an hour or so during the day, staff are marvellous and spoken english excellent. Umbrellas are provided to protect against the rain or intense sun.

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

One of the cutest things we did in Osaka was this Tombori River Cruise. It was 900¥, or $9.00 American & it was short but fun. Recommend you going at dusk when all the buildings & lights are lit. The guide speaks only Japanese but,...More

Thank CancunSue
Nearby Restaurants
Ichiran Dotonbori
1,512 reviews
.03 km away
Dotombori Imai Honten
222 reviews
.05 km away
Ganso Kushikatsu Daruma, Dotombori
158 reviews
.03 km away
Yakiniku M Dotombori
48 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
8,929 reviews
.12 km away
3,848 reviews
.13 km away
Minami (Namba)
1,520 reviews
.08 km away
Hozenji Yokocho
330 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 February 2017|
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.