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Yakatabune AMITATSU is a long-established boat founded 100 years ago. Since then, numerous tourists have enjoyed riding on of our eight (8) boats. Each boat is large-sized, equipped with the latest facilities and observation deck. AMITATSU boats accommodate large groups of customers, and we have a wide variety of courses that tour around popular sightseeing spots of Tokyo. We do our utmost to offer high quality boat cruises.

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We have two (2) types of boat reservations: 1. "DINNER CRUISE BOAT" or 2. "CHARTERED BOAT" .

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Sharing a boat cruise with other tourists. You can reserve this type of boat from 2 people , so it is suitable for people who want to enjoy a boat cruise casually.

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Rent of entire boat. (Examples: Parties, banquets, company outings, etc). Weekday: bookable minimum 20 people. Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays: bookable minimum 25 people.

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Sightseeing course of a dinner cruise boat

Odaiba sky tree course.

Daiba Sky tree course

"Daiba Sky tree course" is a sightseeing course on a shared boat which departs from Azumabashi-sanbashi. Experience "Daiba" and "Tokyo Sky Tree", two of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo, on the same trip. This course is also the most popular among Japanese tourists.

Duration of the course: About 2 hours and 30 minutes Departure and arrival: Azumabashi-sanbashi (only in cherry blossom season : Harumi-sanbashi)

Fee of a dinner cruise boat

Odaiba sky tree course.

  • Adult: 13,000 yen
  • Children(age 4-12): 6,500 yen
  • Children(age 0-3): Free * We do not offer seats and food.

Sumida river cherry-blossom viewing course

  • Adult: 12,000 yen
  • Children(age 4-12): 6,000 yen

The following is included in the fee

  • Boarding fee, meals, Drinks(All-you-can-drink) ,  service charge and tax.

When it comes to Yakatabune, You must have freshly fried tempura and fresh sashimi. We also prepare other dishes made using seasonable ingredients.

Standard course for dinner cruise boat 

* We offer only Standard course for the guests of dinner cruise boat.

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If you make a reservation in advance, we can offer you the vegetarian menu. Please let us know the number of people who need the vegetarian menu. (fill in the Booking Form).

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  • The number of people: 60-120
  • Japanese-style seats* (hori-gotatsu seat)/ sky roof deck/ gender-separated bathrooms
  • Length: 30 m/ width: 5.20m/ room extent: 48 mats room/ room height: 1m80cm

*Japanese-style seat is the low-sit table with a space for your legs.

Japanese-style room boat (634 Musashi)

Japanese-style room boat (634 Musashi)

  • the number of people: 20-60
  • table seat/ sky roof deck/ gender-separated bathrooms
  • length: 21m/width: 4.56m/ room extent: 32 mats room/ room height: 1m82cm

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Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

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Enjoy a night cruise along Sumida River and Tokyo Bay, along with excellent Japanese cuisine on a yakatabune, a traditional cruise boat. This type of culture has its roots in the Edo Period (1603-1868) and is an excellent way to experience traditional Japanese culture.

Yakatabune - A Fantastic Experience of Traditional Japanese Culture

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

One of the most exciting elements of Japanese culture born in the Edo period (1603 - 1868) is yakatabune culture . Yakatabune are cruise boats, either privately owned or rented occasionally.

Feudal lords in the Edo period would compete with each other in holding lavish parties on yakatabune. They would offer guests a gorgeous course of refined food and would invite famous geisha to entertain the guests during the cruise. The hosts would spend a fortune to hold a yakatabune party that would be the talk of the town.

Yakatabune culture survives today in many of Japan's river cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka or Hita , to name just a few. Courses that include dances and songs performed by geisha are quite expensive, though they allow the full cultural experience.

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

In this article, we introduce an affordable yakatabune dinner cruise that can be enjoyed in Tokyo . The cruise includes a dinner course of refined traditional Japanese cuisine , a ride along the Sumida River with fabulous views of Tokyo at night, and other elements that allow participants a taste of traditional yakatabune culture.

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Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

The Yakatabune Cruise departs from Tennozu Isle Platform 3 at 18:00. Participants should arrive at around 17:30 to the boat and do the chek-in procedures.

The boat heads first to the Odaiba area. There will be two stops on the way: one at Odaiba , offering a great view of Rainbow Bridge and the Fuji TV Building , which are both illuminated at night; the second stop is near the Eitai Bridge on the Sumida River, allowing a great view of TOKYO SKYTREE .

The best time to take photos of the beautiful views of Tokyo at night is during these stops.

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

A professional photographer is stationed on the yakatabune. He'll take photos of the participants making sure that both their faces and the nightscape show up clearly in the photos. The pictures are included in the participation fee and you'll be able to download them at the end of the cruise.

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

After a brief introduction by the organizers and the traditional opening of the sake barrel , which marks the beginning of the party in Japanese culture, the food course is served.

The course includes several Japanese dishes that are as tasty as they are gorgeous. The highlight of the menu is tempura . During yakatabune cruises in the past, they would throw a fishing net into the river. The fish caught on the day would be cooked into tempura on the spot and offered fresh to the guests.

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

The all-you-can-drink beverage menu includes several types of Japanese alcohol, from sake and shochu to whiskey and wine, as well as soft drinks.

The refined cuisine, the wonderful views of Tokyo at night, and socializing with other participants - all these are important elements of the yakatabune dinner cruise so take the time to enjoy everything at leisure. The cruise ends after about two hours, with the boat returning to Tennozu Isle at 20:30.

We Tried It Ourselves! Thoughts on the Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

In order to introduce the Yakatabune Dinner Cruise to our readers, we actually took part in it in December 2019.

The yakatabune boat was waiting for us at the Tennozu Isle Pier. It was decorated with beautiful traditional lanterns, gathering everyone's attention.

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

The cruise started with the traditional opening of the sake barrel using wooden mallets. Two volunteers were recruited from among the participants. It seemed like a lot of fun to break the sake barrel with everyone cheering around!

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

By this time, the boat had reached Odaiba. We went out on the deck for a few minutes to take a look at Rainbow Bridge, which looked dazzling!

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

The food course was brought to the tables one dish at a time. After an appetizer and sashimi artistically arranged on a boat-shaped plate, the tempura was brought it in.

Good quality tempura is soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. For this very important feature to be kept, the pieces of tempura were brought one by one. The various types of vegetable and seafood tempura were light and very flavorful. We loved it!

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

The course culminates with a hot pot dish and rice. A delicious dessert is brought in at the end of the meal.

After experiencing such a meal, you'll be able to understand why Edo-period people saw the food as the highlight of a yakatabune cruise. The Japanese cuisine served during such a cruise is delicious and made with so much dedication to detail.

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

It's around this time that the boat reaches Eitai Bridge. TOKYO SKYTREE was shining bright in the distance and both sides of the river were lined by skyscrapers full of lights.

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

The boat will gradually head back to Tennozu Isle along Sumida River. We passed under several bridges, and the cityscape along the river was simply breathtaking! We even spotted Tokyo Tower on the right, standing out among the bright skyscrapers - a gorgeous sight!

Remember that you can go back to your table inside the yakatabune at any time to enjoy drinks. The leisurely moments on the boat allow you to think about the Edo-period people who invented yakatabune cruises to appreciate excellent food and quality entertainment.

We felt that the Yakatabune Dinner Cruise is so much more than a night cruise in Tokyo. It is a fun and educational evening that offers an in-depth experience of this special part of Japanese culture.

Enjoy Tokyo's Night Views and Excellent Japanese Cuisine on a Yakatabune Cruise

Yakatabune Dinner Cruise In Tokyo: Experience Refined Japanese Culture

The Yakatabune Dinner Cruise is ideal for everyone who wishes to experience refined traditional Japanese culture. This particular cruise runs through Tokyo Bay and along Sumida River, allowing wonderful views of Tokyo's vibrant skyscraper districts at night.

In addition, the cuisine and beverages are first class, made and served in accordance with the principles of refined Japanese cuisine. They are a joy for the eyes and for the palate.

If you're seeking an authentic experience of truly valuable Japanese culture, do consider taking the Yakatabune Dinner Cruise!

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Ramona, an editor at MATCHA since 2016, arrived in Japan in 2012 as a graduate student with a focus on Japanese literature and performing arts. Following four years of writing monthly Noh theater and contemporary stage reviews, she joined the MATCHA team and started exploring Japan beyond Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara. Having visited and documented 40 of Japan's prefectures, she is very passionate about Japan's history and culture. Practicing ikebana flower arrangement (Ikenobo School) and the traditional tea ceremony (Omote Senke) since 2012, Ramona spends her free time arranging flowers or attending theater performances and visiting exhibitions around Tokyo.

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Very good experience, unlimited food and drinks plus theres karaoke after dinner. Good with big groups though, the more people the more fun. Arigato for the nice experience!

The pier was easy to find, and there were several boats lined up and we were so excited and tried to ride each one, there was a man at the pier who finally told us which one was our boat. It was funny watching everyon ... e coming down the earlier boats because they all looked tipsy! When we got on board, the tables were already set with appetizers, and each table was assigned to a group. It was very interesting to see what each of the appetizers were, then we noticed a pot that had sukiyaki ready to cook!!! We tried the peach plum cocktail (all you can drink!) We got served yummy shrimp, fish, veg tempura, then the candle under the sukiyaki pot was lit, as the boat sailed towards Odaiba. There was a stop at at Odaiba for a chance at amazing cityscape photos. By the time the candle burned out the sukiyaki was done - and it was very good and tasted clean and fresh. Then there was a fun lion dance performed by one of the waiters - which was funny and quite entertaining. All in all a fun first time experience for a Yakatabune cruise - would recommend you try it if you've never done one before.

An unforgettable anniversary celebration

The boat staff provided great service, and the food and drinks were delicious! During the cruise, there were a couple times when we were allowed up on top of the boat, to look at the Tokyo Skytree and also near the Yokoh ... ama Marina area. And there was also a traditional Japanese "lion dance", the first of which I had ever seen in person. It was a unique opportunity to bring the boat guests and crew together. My wife and I were celebrating our 6-month anniversary, and so during the last part of the cruise, the MC came up to our table to invite us in front of everyone to announce why we were celebrating, and everyone cheered for us. It was a lovely memory for us, and I appreciated the opportunity so much.

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Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

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The Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise offers an enchanting experience where guests can enjoy the rich culture and stunning beauty of Tokyo. Hosted by Yakatabune Amitatsu, this three-hour cruise along the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay provides breathtaking views of the illuminated skyline, including the iconic Tokyo Skytree and Rainbow Bridge .

Theres some good a delectable full-course Japanese-style dinner, all while enjoying free-flow drinks . With a professional English-speaking guide, this memorable dining experience offers a unique and intimate setting to appreciate the splendor of the surroundings.

Quick Takeaways

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  • The Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise takes place on the Sumida River and offers stunning views of Tokyo’s illuminated cityscape.
  • The experience includes a fully immersive Japanese dinner with about 14 dishes and all-you-can-drink options.
  • The dinner cruise is popular among both locals and travelers, and offers an intimate and unique dining setting on a traditional Yakatabune boat.
  • Inclusions in the package are a full course Japanese-style dinner, free-flow drinks , cruise boat fare , hotel pickup and drop-off, and an English guide.

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Activity Details

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Activity Details

The activity details of the Sumida River dinner cruise include a three-hour experience on a traditional Yakatabune boat, where guests can enjoy a fully immersive Japanese dinner with all-you-can-drink options. This unique dining experience takes place on the Sumida River, offering stunning views of Tokyo’s illuminated cityscape, including the iconic Tokyo Skytree and Rainbow Bridge .

As guests indulge in a full course Japanese-style dinner, consisting of approximately 14 dishes, they can also take advantage of the unlimited drinks available, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The dress code for the dinner cruise is casual, allowing guests to feel comfortable while enjoying their meal.

Throughout the cruise, there are plenty of photo opportunities to capture the beauty of the city and create lasting memories. Whether it’s the panoramic view from the boat’s roof or the picturesque landmarks along the Sumida River, guests are sure to find numerous chances to snap some incredible shots.

Highlights of the Experience

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Highlights of the Experience

An article titled ‘Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise’ highlights the unforgettable experience of cruising down the Sumida River and indulging in a traditional Japanese dinner aboard a Yakatabune boat.

This experience offers incredible photographic opportunities, allowing guests to capture the beauty of Tokyo Bay at night and the iconic Tokyo Skytree.

The authentic Japanese cuisine served during the cruise is another highlight of the experience. Guests can savor a full course Japanese-style dinner consisting of about 14 dishes, accompanied by free-flow drinks.

The Yakatabune boat itself adds to the charm, as it’s a traditional dinner boat that’s popular among both locals and travelers.

Itinerary for the Dinner Cruise

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Itinerary for the Dinner Cruise

During the dinner cruise, guests will embark on a three-hour journey down the Sumida River, experiencing the beauty of Tokyo Bay at night and indulging in a traditional Japanese-style dinner aboard a Yakatabune boat.

The itinerary for the dinner cruise includes the following:

  • Depart from Azumabashi in Asakusa and cruise down the Sumida River towards Tokyo Bay.
  • Enjoy the beautifully illuminated Tokyo city with landmarks such as Rainbow Bridge and Odaiba.
  • Climb up to the roof of the boat at Tokyo Bay for the best viewing spots and a panoramic view of the city.

While enjoying the scenic views, guests will also be treated to a full course Japanese-style dinner with about 14 dishes. The dinner menu offers a variety of traditional Japanese delicacies, showcasing the rich flavors and culinary artistry of Japan.

Inclusions in the Package

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Inclusions in the Package

Including a full course Japanese-style dinner with about 14 dishes, the package for the Sumida River dinner cruise also offers free-flow drinks, a cruise boat fare , hotel pickup and drop-off, and an English guide.

Guests can expect a truly memorable experience on this traditional Japanese dinner cruise. As they cruise down the Sumida River towards Tokyo Bay, they’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Tokyo at night, with stunning views of landmarks such as the Rainbow Bridge and Odaiba. The boat even has a rooftop area where guests can climb up and take in a panoramic view of the city.

The dinner itself is an authentic Japanese feast, featuring a variety of delicious dishes. As for what to wear , guests are encouraged to dress comfortably and in traditional Japanese attire if they wish to fully enjoy the experience.

Customer Reviews and Ratings

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Customer Reviews and Ratings

Guests who’ve experienced the Sumida River dinner cruise have provided valuable feedback and ratings based on their overall experience. Here are some key points from their reviews:

  • Positive feedback on the cruise experience, food , and views: Many guests expressed their satisfaction with the traditional Japanese dinner cruise. They enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Tokyo Bay at night and were able to take memorable photos of Tokyo Skytree. The full-course Japanese-style dinner, consisting of about 14 dishes, was also highly praised.
  • Some difficulty finding the embarkation point mentioned: A few guests mentioned that they had trouble locating the embarkation point at Azumabashi in Asakusa. This feedback highlights the importance of providing clear directions or signage for future customers.
  • Helpful and attentive staff mentioned in reviews: Many guests appreciated the assistance provided by the English-speaking staff. They found them to be helpful and attentive throughout the cruise.

Tips and Recommendations

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Tips and Recommendations

One important tip for the Sumida River dinner cruise is to arrive early to ensure a smooth embarkation process. This will give guests enough time to check in, find their seats , and familiarize themselves with the boat before the cruise begins.

It’s also recommended to familiarize oneself with Japanese dining etiquette to fully enjoy the traditional dinner experience. Guests should remove their shoes before stepping onto the boat, and it’s customary to say ‘itadakimasu’ before starting the meal.

As for the best time to go on the cruise, it’s recommended to book during the evening to fully appreciate the beautiful scenery of Tokyo Bay at night. The illuminated Tokyo city skyline, Rainbow Bridge, and Odaiba create a stunning backdrop for the dinner cruise, making it a memorable experience for all.

How to Book and Prepare for the Cruise

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - How to Book and Prepare for the Cruise

To book and prepare for the Sumida River dinner cruise, travelers can easily make reservations through Yakatabune Amitatsu, the activity provider. With a simple booking process , guests can secure their spots on the traditional Yakatabune boat and start looking forward to an unforgettable experience.

Once the reservation is confirmed, it’s important to know what to wear for the cruise. Since the dinner cruise is a formal event, it’s recommended to dress in semi-formal attire. Men can opt for a suit or dress shirt with trousers, while women can choose a cocktail dress or a nice blouse with a skirt or dress pants.

It’s always better to be slightly overdressed for the occasion, ensuring a classy and elegant look while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Tokyo Bay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Frequently Asked Questions

Is There a Minimum Age Requirement to Participate in the Yakatabune Dinner Cruise?

There is no minimum age requirement for the yakatabune dinner cruise. Participants of all ages can enjoy this traditional Japanese dinner cruise along the Sumida River, experiencing the beautiful scenery of Tokyo Bay at night.

Are Vegetarian or Vegan Meal Options Available for the Dinner Cruise?

Yes, vegetarian and vegan meal options are available for the dinner cruise. Guests can enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner with a variety of dishes specifically prepared to cater to their dietary preferences.

Can I Bring My Own Drinks Onboard the Yakatabune Boat?

Yes, guests can bring their own drinks onboard the Yakatabune boat. However, it is important to note that the activity already includes free-flow drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with the full course Japanese style dinner.

Is There a Dress Code for the Dinner Cruise?

Dress code requirements for the dinner cruise include smart casual attire. Guests are advised to wear comfortable and stylish clothing. It is recommended to avoid wearing overly casual or beachwear outfits.

What Is the Capacity of the Yakatabune Boat?

The Yakatabune boat has a limited capacity, accommodating a certain number of guests. Its size allows for a cozy and intimate atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a traditional Japanese dinner cruise on the Sumida River.

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - The Sum Up

To sum it up, the Sumida River Yakatabune Dinner Cruise offers a truly enchanting and immersive experience for guests to indulge in Japanese culture and enjoy breathtaking views of Tokyo’s skyline.

With a delectable full-course Japanese-style dinner, free-flow drinks, and a traditional dinner boat setting, it’s no wonder that customers praise the cruise experience, food , and stunning views.

With a helpful English-speaking guide and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, this dinner cruise is a must-do activity in Tokyo.

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Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

Looking for a unique and exhilarating way to experience Japanese culture? Look no further than the Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise.

Can you imagine dining on a traditional Japanese-style dinner while cruising along the stunning Sumida River, with breathtaking views of Tokyo Bay? This one-of-a-kind dinner cruise offers an unforgettable experience that combines delicious food, beautiful scenery , and the iconic Tokyo Skytree.

Not only will you enjoy an authentic Japanese dinner, but you’ll also have the option of indulging in free-flow drinks. With inclusions like a full-course dinner, hotel pickup and drop-off service, and glowing customer reviews, the Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise promises to be an enchanting and memorable evening.

Quick Takeaways

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Quick Takeaways

  • Free cancellation available
  • Authentic Japanese dinner with all-you-can-drink option
  • Beautiful scenery of Tokyo Bay at night
  • English guide provided (staff use translator)

About the Activity

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - About the Activity

The activity offers a traditional Japanese dinner cruise along the Sumida River, providing guests with a memorable experience of Tokyo Bay at night. This activity holds great cultural significance as it allows visitors to enjoy the rich traditions of Japan while enjoying the scenic views of the city’s iconic landmarks.

The Sumida River is lined with breathtaking sights, including the majestic Tokyo Skytree, which serves as a stunning backdrop for photographs. Onboard, guests are treated to an authentic Japanese dinner, featuring approximately 14 dishes prepared with meticulous attention to detail.

To enhance the experience, an all-you-can-drink option is available, allowing guests to savor a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. With an English guide provided, participants can easily navigate the activity and fully appreciate the beauty and cultural significance of the Sumida River.

Experience Highlights

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Experience Highlights

With breathtaking views of Tokyo Bay at night, guests are treated to an authentic Japanese dinner cruise along the Sumida River, providing a truly memorable experience. This unique adventure offers a romantic atmosphere , perfect for couples looking to add a touch of magic to their evening.

As the boat glides along the river, passengers are surrounded by the enchanting lights of Tokyo, creating a picturesque setting for nighttime photography . The stunning Tokyo Skytree serves as a stunning backdrop, making for incredible photos and unforgettable memories.

Indulge in a traditional Japanese dinner, featuring approximately 14 delectable dishes, carefully crafted to showcase the flavors of Japan. With an all-you-can-drink option available, guests can savor their meal while enjoying the tranquil ambiance of the river.

Inclusions and Services

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Inclusions and Services

Guests on the Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise can enjoy a range of inclusions and services that enhance their dining experience.

The cruise offers a private dining experience, allowing guests to enjoy their meal in a cozy and intimate setting. As they dine on a full course Japanese-style dinner with approximately 14 dishes, they can take in the stunning scenic views of Tokyo Bay at night.

The boat cruise provides the perfect vantage point to capture memorable photos of the iconic Tokyo Skytree. To complement the delicious meal, guests can indulge in free-flow drinks, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

Plus, the cruise includes the fare for the boat and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off services. With an English guide provided, guests can have a seamless and enjoyable experience throughout the evening.

Selecting Participants and Date

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Selecting Participants and Date

Participants can select their preferred date and the number of people for the Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise. The process is simple and allows for a personalized experience.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Decide on the group size : Whether it’s a romantic date for two or a fun outing with friends and family, choose the number of people who’ll be joining the cruise.
  • Check availability: Once the group size is determined, it’s important to check the availability of the desired date. This ensures a seamless reservation process and avoids any disappointment.
  • Choose a meeting point: The meeting point for the cruise is the Azumabashi Pier Embarking point, conveniently located across the river from Asakusa station.
  • Arrive on time: To make the most of this extraordinary experience, it’s recommended to arrive at least 20 minutes before the departure time.

With these simple steps, participants can secure their spot and look forward to an unforgettable evening on the Sumida River.

Customer Reviews

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Customer Reviews

The customer reviews for the Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise highlight the exceptional experience and rave about the delicious food and stunning views. With an overall rating of 4.6/5 based on 248 reviews, it’s clear that this dinner cruise leaves a lasting impression on its guests.

Many reviewers mention the wonderful cruise atmosphere , where they were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Tokyo Bay at night and capture memorable photos of the iconic Tokyo Skytree.

The authentic Japanese dinner, with approximately 14 dishes and the option for all-you-can-drink, receives high praise for its taste and presentation. Guests also appreciate the attentive staff, easy ordering of drinks, and the delicious kaiseki-style food.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Dress Code for the Dinner Cruise?

The dress code for the dinner cruise is suitable attire for a yakatabune dinner cruise. Guests are recommended to dress in smart casual or traditional Japanese attire to fully enjoy the experience.

Can I Bring My Own Drinks on the Boat?

No, guests are not allowed to bring their own drinks on the boat. However, the dinner cruise offers a free-flow drinks option with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, providing a convenient and enjoyable alternative.

Are There Vegetarian or Vegan Meal Options Available?

Yes, vegetarian and vegan meal options are available on the Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise. The menu offers a variety of dishes to accommodate dietary restrictions , ensuring a delightful dining experience for all guests.

Is There a Minimum Age Requirement for Participants?

Yes, there is a minimum age requirement for participants. The dinner cruise has a participant age limit , ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Please check the activity details for specific age restrictions.

Is There a Restroom on the Boat?

Yes, there is a restroom available on the boat. It is accessible for those with disabilities. Guests can comfortably enjoy the dinner cruise on the Sumida River without worrying about restroom facilities.

Sumida River: Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - The Sum Up

Get ready to embark on an enchanting journey down the Sumida River with the Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise.

This unique experience offers breathtaking views of Tokyo Bay, delicious Japanese cuisine , and the chance to capture unforgettable memories.

With its all-inclusive package and outstanding customer reviews, this dinner cruise is a must-do activity for anyone looking to enjoy Japanese culture and create lasting memories.

Don’t miss out on this exhilarating and unforgettable experience!

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Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

Step aboard the Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise and embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Tokyo. This enchanting experience allows guests to indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine while floating along the tranquil waters of Tokyo Bay.

The Yakatabune houseboat, with its fascinating history and traditional charm, offers a unique setting for a 10-course Japanese-style dinner that is freshly prepared on the day of the cruise. As you savor each delectable dish, you can also feast your eyes on the breathtaking views of Tokyo’s skyline, including iconic landmarks like the Tokyo Skytree and Rainbow Bridge .

With its blend of stunning scenery, delicious cuisine , and traditional ambiance , this dinner cruise promises a truly unforgettable evening in Tokyo.

Quick Takeaways

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Quick Takeaways

  • Free cancellation available
  • Beautiful scenery of Tokyo at night
  • 10-course Japanese-style dinner
  • All-you-can-drink options including beer , shochu , Japanese sake , wine , whiskey , plum liquor , and soft drinks

Activity Details

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Activity Details

The activity details of the Tokyo Bay Yakatabune dinner cruise can be easily understood by checking the availability for starting times and the duration of the 3-hour cruise on the traditional houseboat.

Guests can choose from a variety of dinner menu options, including a 10-course Japanese-style meal that’s freshly prepared on the day of the cruise.

As the boat glides along the scenic Tokyo Bay, passengers can admire the breathtaking views from the observatory deck. The Tokyo Skytree and Rainbow Bridge are just some of the iconic landmarks that can be seen from this vantage point.

To enhance the dining experience, all-you-can-drink beverages are included, featuring a selection of beer, sake, wine, and more.

With its combination of delicious cuisine and stunning views, the Tokyo Bay Yakatabune dinner cruise offers a unique and memorable experience for all.

Experience Highlights

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Experience Highlights

Passengers on the Tokyo Bay Yakatabune dinner cruise can enjoy the stunning night scenery of Tokyo, including iconic landmarks such as the Tokyo Skytree and Rainbow Bridge.

The experience highlights of the cruise include:

Best views : From the top deck of the Yakatabune houseboat, passengers can admire the breathtaking panoramic views of Tokyo at night. The shimmering lights of the city, the illuminated Tokyo Skytree, and the beautiful Rainbow Bridge create a magical atmosphere.

Authentic cuisine : The dinner cruise offers a 10-course Japanese-style dinner that’s freshly prepared on the day of the cruise. Passengers can indulge in a variety of authentic Japanese dishes, showcasing the rich flavors and culinary traditions of Japan.

Memorable experience: The combination of the picturesque scenery and the delicious food makes the Yakatabune dinner cruise a unique and unforgettable experience. Along with the all-you-can-drink beverages included, passengers can relax , savor the flavors , and create lasting memories on this traditional Japanese dinner cruise.

Full Description

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Full Description

During the 2.5 to 3-hour Tokyo Bay Yakatabune dinner cruise, guests will embark on a memorable journey through the scenic waters of Tokyo Bay while indulging in a 10-course Japanese dinner and taking in the breathtaking views of the city at night. The cruise route includes highlights such as Shinagawa, Rainbow Bridge, Sumida River , Tokyo Skytree, and Odaiba. From the observatory deck, passengers can enjoy panoramic views of Odaiba and Tokyo Skytree. The 10-course Japanese-style dinner is freshly prepared on the day of the cruise, offering a delightful culinary experience. For dining room options , guests can choose between tables with chairs or low tables over a hole in the floor, adding to the traditional ambiance of the yakatabune houseboat. With its stunning views and delicious cuisine, the Tokyo Bay Yakatabune dinner cruise promises an unforgettable evening on the waters of Tokyo Bay.

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Inclusions

Guests on the Tokyo Bay Yakatabune dinner cruise can expect a variety of inclusions that enhance their overall experience.

The inclusions for the dinner cruise are as follows:

Beverage options: Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-drink selection, including beer, shochu, Japanese sake, wine, whiskey, plum liquor, and soft drinks. Whether they prefer a refreshing beer or a traditional Japanese sake, there’s something to suit every taste.

Dinner menu: A 10-course Japanese dinner is freshly prepared on the day of the cruise. Theres some good a variety of authentic Japanese dishes, each bursting with flavors and beautifully presented. From fresh sashimi to grilled seafood and savory tempura, the dinner menu offers a true culinary delight.

Pickup or drop-off service: For added convenience, guests have the option of availing pickup or drop-off service. This ensures a hassle-free experience, allowing guests to focus on enjoying the cruise and the stunning views of Tokyo Bay.

These inclusions provide guests with a comprehensive package, combining delicious food , a wide range of beverage options, and convenient transportation services.

Important Information

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Important Information

The dinner cruise provides guests with essential information regarding the departure time, check-in process , and weather conditions .

Departure time for the cruise is between 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM, depending on the date and weather. It’s important to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure for check-in, as late arrivals won’t receive a refund.

While the cruise operates in the rain, it won’t proceed under special circumstances such as earthquakes, tsunamis , or storms. It’s also worth noting that the route may be subject to change.

Guests should keep these factors in mind when planning their evening on the Yakatabune dinner cruise.

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Directions

To reach the Tokyo Bay Yakatabune Dinner Cruise, visitors can easily find directions on the official website or by contacting the tour operator. The website provides detailed instructions on how to get to the departure point, which is conveniently located near major transportation hubs. Visitors have several route options to choose from, depending on their starting point and preferred mode of transportation.

Whether they prefer to take a train, bus , or taxi , the website provides clear directions and estimated travel times. Plus, the tour operator can also assist with providing directions and answering any questions regarding the reservation process .

With the easy availability of directions, visitors can confidently navigate their way to the Tokyo Bay Yakatabune Dinner Cruise and enjoy a memorable experience on the traditional Japanese houseboat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - Frequently Asked Questions

Is There a Dress Code for the Yakatabune Dinner Cruise?

There is no specific dress code for the yakatabune dinner cruise. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably and in attire appropriate for a dinner setting on a boat.

Can I Bring My Own Food or Drinks on the Boat?

No, outside food or drinks are not permitted on the boat. The yakatabune dinner cruise offers all-you-can-drink options including beer, sake, wine, and more. Guests can enjoy a variety of beverages while experiencing the traditional Japanese dinner cruise.

Are There Vegetarian or Vegan Options Available for the Dinner?

Vegetarian and vegan options are available for dinner on the Yakatabune cruise. Guests can enjoy a variety of authentic Japanese dishes that cater to their dietary preferences, ensuring a satisfying dining experience.

Are There Any Age Restrictions for the Dinner Cruise?

There are no age restrictions for the dinner cruise. However, please note that dietary restrictions cannot be catered to, except for special meals available for infants aged 3-5 years old.

Is There Live Entertainment or Music on Board the Yakatabune Houseboat?

Yes, there is live entertainment on board the yakatabune houseboat. Traditional music performances provide a delightful ambiance throughout the dinner cruise, adding to the unique and memorable experience of the evening.

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise - The Sum Up

To sum it up, the Tokyo Bay Yakatabune Dinner Cruise offers a magical and immersive experience for those seeking a taste of traditional Japanese culture.

With stunning views of Tokyo’s skyline, a delicious 10-course Japanese-style dinner, and unlimited drinks , guests are sure to create lasting memories on this enchanting boat ride.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to relax, unwind , and indulge in the beauty of Tokyo Bay.

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A yakatabune is a traditional Japanese boat that dates back to the Heian period (which was from 791-1185). Typically small, low-slung and privately-owned, yakatabune have a longstanding reputation as party boats, or "pleasure boats", ferrying merrymakers around bays and along rivers while they eat, drink and enjoy the passing scenery.

Identifiable by their festive red lanterns, these roofed boats are a common sight around Tokyo Bay, as well as on the Sumida River, especially on hot summer nights. Some can be booked for the exclusive use of a private group, while others offer space onboard a shared cruise. You'll also spot yakatabune boats in other parts of Japan, notably Kyoto , where they cruise around Arashiyama.

Best Tokyo Dinner Cruises

Yakatabune boat near Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, on a summer night

A number of companies run dinner cruises in Tokyo (as well as daytime cruises), offering different packages and perks. You can choose from yakatabune boats or bigger, cruise-liner-type ships. Some accept reservations in English, while others are only bookable in Japanese, and don't offer any language support. A few only run cruises during summer, while others operate throughout the year.

Here are some of the most popular Tokyo boat cruise options.

1. Top Yakatabune Choice: Sumida River Dinner Cruise

This Tokyo cruise offers a window into the way the good people of Edo (that's the old name for Tokyo) liked to let their hair down. Tuck into an array of traditional Japanese dishes and enjoy unlimited drinks (alcoholic and otherwise) on a 2.5-hour trip down the Sumida River. Departing from Asakusa , you'll get views of Odaiba, Tokyo Skytree, and the city skyline.

The restaurant boat, which comes complete with traditional tatami-mat flooring, can seat up to 50 guests, making for a festive experience. It's a great way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. Vegetarian and vegan options are available by prior arrangement. And children are welcome, making it a family-friendly cruise. Booking link .

Yakatabune restaurant boat in Tokyo, at night

2. Tokyo Symphony Cruise

The "Tokyo Bay Cruising Restaurant Symphony" is a well-known name in the Tokyo dinner cruise game. There are two boats on the waters of Tokyo Bay, both of which are something like mini cruise liners. The Symphony Cruises run from lunchtime onwards, with separate sunset and dinner options available.

These boats are basically floating restaurants—and there is more than one eatery on each. Guests can choose from various types of food, ranging from sushi to Italian, French and more.

The Dinner Cruise sets off from Hinode Pier (near JR Hamamatsucho Station), and passes Rainbow Bridge before heading to Odaiba and other parts of Tokyo Bay. The trip takes about 2.5 hours.

Yakatabune in Tokyo Bay during a Summer Fireworks Festival

3. Tokyo Nouryousen Cruise

A popular summer cruise in Tokyo, this is less of a dinner boat and more of an experience in and of itself (and often a boozy one, at that). The penultimate Tokyo party ship, the Nouryousen leaves from Takeshiba Terminal (near JR Hamamatsucho Station) and takes guests around Tokyo Bay, returning to port in just under two hours.

Dinner is a simple bento box, but drinks are unlimited, and there are often music and dance events onboard. Simple izakaya food like karaage and yakisoba is also available. You can get a discount if you wear a yukata, on designated days. The Tokyo Nouryousen operates between July and September.

Tokyo Dinner Cruise FAQs

Yakatabune and Tokyo dusk skyline

We answer some of the common questions about night cruises around Tokyo Bay, and the surrounding areas.

How Much Does a Yakatabune Dinner Cost?

The price for a yakatabune cruise in Tokyo ranges from approximately ¥10,000 to over ¥30,000. It largely depends on what kind of meal plan you select. The average cost is around ¥13,000 - ¥15,000 per person.

How Long is a Tokyo Dinner Cruise?

It depends on the operator, but most Tokyo Bay and river cruises take around 2 to 2.5 hours.

How Far in Advance Should I Book a Tokyo Dinner Cruise?

It depends on the season, but it's usually a good idea to book a Tokyo dinner cruise about a month in advance.

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3 Tokyo Yakatabune Boat Cruises: Enjoy an Unforgettable Dinner on a Traditional Japanese Boat

Planning on visiting Tokyo in the summertime? Yakatabune , or traditional houseboats, are a wonderful part of every Japanese summer . People don their yukata and get on an atmospheric boat to gaze at the stars, enjoy food and drink, and even watch performances or have a big summer party. We have compiled Tokyo's top three yakatabune experiences that let you get a real taste of summer in Tokyo!

Funasei: Sailing around Odaiba

Funasei: Sailing around Odaiba

For Japanese people, the word "yakatabune" often invokes the image of renting a houseboat. Recently, several companies have started offering yakatabune "passenger boats" that provide space for larger groups. Funasei is one such company.

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Their passenger course can be booked for two people and more - look forward to enjoying the beautiful scenery of Odaiba , the Sumida River , and Tokyo Skytree for 2 hours and 45 minutes! This extraordinary experience is available for 10,000 yen per person, a price that also includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink - both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages!

The Spectacular View from the Yakatabune's Observation Deck

The food is also excellent, offering an abundant choice of Japanese dishes such as tempura , sushi , and more. Please check the dates of this course on Funasei's official website .

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Stand on the deck and let the pleasant night wind cool you down as you gaze over the sparkling lights of Tokyo Bay - a scenery that is sure to make great memories! Funasei also offers a yukata rental between June and September, including getting dressed by a pro, for 4,500 yen per person. For the real Japanese summer experience, be sure to make use of that offer! (*Advance reservation is required. An English reservation page is available on the official homepage.)

  • Address 1-16-8 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo-to 140-0001

Website: www.funasei.com/english

Hamadaya: Explore Odaiba and Tokyo Skytree by Yakatabune

Hamadaya: Explore Odaiba and Tokyo Skytree by Yakatabune

Yakatabune Hamadaya has eight piers all around Tokyo, including Asakusa , Kitasenju, and Odaiba . This houseboat company also offers larger passenger boats that can be booked for groups of two or more.

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We especially recommend this course for smaller groups who look for a unique way of sightseeing in Tokyo! Choose between two routes: the Sumida River and Odaiba Route, and the Skytree Round Trip. If you want to see the magnificent Tokyo Skytree from up close, option 2 is the right course for you. (The sights on the route may change depending on the departure and arrival locations.)

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We recommend the course that starts at Kitasenju, because a shop called Mine Kitasenju offers yukata rental for a mere 3,240 yen per person there. Enjoy a full traditional set of yukata, obi (belt), pouch, and geta (sandals), put on by Japanese yukata pros!

Amazing Food on a Traditional Japanese Boat

On top of that, Hamadaya is also famous as "gourmet yakatabune." Every course comes with a rich selection of delicious food. From July to September, the " Summer Festival" is taking place, offering seasonal dishes, appetizers, and desserts (10,260 yen per person; price varies by date of departure). Seasonal cooking is an inherent part of Japanese cuisine , so this will surely be a great culinary experience! There are three types of yakatabune used on these cruises: the luxurious Hamadamaru #28, furnished with tables, and the 30-meter long Hamadamaru #18 with beautiful tatami are two of them. Said Hamadamaru #28 is the fleet's newest ship and has a wonderfully sophisticated atmosphere while keeping the charm of a traditional yakatabune. No matter which ship you board, look forward to relaxing on the promenade deck, freely accessible to every passenger. This deck offers a prime panoramic view of the beautiful night scenery of Tokyo.

  • Address 1-14-5 Yanagihara, Adachi-ku, Tokyo-to 120-0022

Website: www.hamadamaru.com/en

Riverboat Mizuha: A Charming Choice for Smaller Groups

Riverboat Mizuha: A Charming Choice for Smaller Groups

The last yakatabune option that we want to introduce to you is called Mizuha. This is definitely the best choice for smaller groups of friends or family who want to enjoy their Japanese houseboat experience in a more private setting! The Riverboat Mizuha can be rented all by yourself to up to 12 people.

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The price for such a reservation starts at 45,000 yen (tax included) for 60 minutes and can be extended in intervals of 15 minutes. This price doesn't change, even if you board the ship with a full party of 10 people. This means that for 10 people, this 60-minute experience will cost each person 4,500 yen - which is an absolute steal. If you decide to cruise for two hours, the price rises to 89,000 yen in total. The best thing: you can freely decide where you want to sail your yakatabune! If you have a particular theme in mind, such as Tokyo's best sightseeing spots or routes with quiet waters, Mizuha will plan the perfect course for you!

Cozy Interior and a Cool, Open Deck

The ship's tables are movable, so you can either face them outward to enjoy the passing scenery or face them inward to enjoy each other's company. Both heater and air conditioning are installed, making your yakatabune trip incredibly cozy! Mizuha houseboats are also known for the observation deck at the front of the boat. Outward-facing tables and chairs invite a leisure chat while watching the scenery passing by.

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Food and drinks are not included in this plan, so you can just bring any things you'd like to eat and drink with you or book the catering service for an extra fee. Mizuha takes care of the trash, so there's no need to worry about cleaning up afterward either!

  • Address 1-9 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo-to 103-2207 (Nihonbashi Pier address)

Website: www.funaasobi-mizuha.jp/english

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  • Area Odaiba Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R)
  • Category Adventure Activities Other Sightseeing Summer

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Discover Tokyo Bay in style from these ships

Ignatius Koh

Tokyo Bay is a winding stretch of water that offers extraordinary views of the city's skyline — not just on land. Near Shiba Celestine Hotel , there are cruises around the bay that let you appreciate Tokyo's beauty while gliding on the waters.

1. Symphony Tokyo Bay Cruise

Symphony Tokyo Bay Cruise lets you experience the high life for a couple of hours. With lunch, afternoon, sunset and dinner cruises available, all you need to do is sit on the top deck and enjoy a drink while feasting on local and international cuisine. The Classica yacht brings you to the most popular sights across Tokyo Bay, including the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, and Odaiba before concluding at the Hinode Passenger Terminal.

Cruise and restaurant packages start from ¥1,500 for the shorter afternoon cruise to lavish dinner packages up to ¥20,000. If you decide to splurge it all, the entire yacht is available for booking, and you can have a peaceful afternoon to yourself or your friends.

2. Sumida River Cruise Ship

This cruise ship service might be notable for its futuristic Himiko ship that runs from Asakusa to Odaiba, but the cruise destinations are not too shabby either. Y ou can travel between 12 locations in the Tokyo Bay area, including Hamarikyu Pier for Hamarikyu Garden , Odaiba , and Kasai Rinkai Park — all picturesque locations.

Making the cruise more attractive are its distance-based fares that range from ¥ 200 for a 5-minute trip (for example, from Hinode to Harumi Pier) to ¥ 2,000 (for the 70-minute ride from Asakusa to Toyosu).

3. Gozabune Atakemaru Cruise

Gozabune Atakemaru, also known as the Samurai Ship, takes cruising to the next level, by bringing a brand new experience to Tokyo's waterways. Offering a bay cruise, traditional kabuki-inspired show and Japanese dinner course, the Gozabune combines tradition with modern style. The luxury vessel, an Edo period replica liner like that owned by feudal lords such as shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, sets itself apart on the waters with its majestic design.

Guests are naturally encouraged to move freely around the boat's deck too during the cruise, with the route providing good views of landmarks such as Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Gate Bridge and even Tokyo Tower along the way.

The cruise caters to several dining plans, with the whole ship even available to charter for larger groups of up to 500 guests. You can pick from a 40-minute day cruise that departs from Hinode Pier at 14:50, a 75-minute evening cruise departing at 17:30 that includes a show and one drink, or a 120-minute night cruise departing at 19:15 that includes a show and all-you-can-eat food and drink.

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Biden praises Prime Minister Kishida’s leadership and Japan’s growing international clout

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has begun his much-anticipated visit to Washington. The visit includes a glamorous state dinner to celebrate a nation that President Joe Biden sees as the cornerstone of his Indo-Pacific policy.

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President Joe Biden welcomes Japanese PM Fumio Kishida to the White House for talks on the delicate security situation in the Pacific and for a glitzy state dinner. Biden is honoring a leader who’s been one of his strongest international allies.

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida participate in a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida participate in a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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President Joe Biden, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stand as the U.S. national anthem plays during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Joe Biden, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shake hands after a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Joe Biden, center right, and first lady Jill Biden, right, wave with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center left, and his wife Yuko Kishida, left, during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his wife Yuko Kishida, wave from the Blue Room Balcony during a State Arrival Ceremony at the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida review the troops with Col. David Rowland, commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stand for the national anthems during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk to review the troops during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stand for the National Anthem during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcome Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shake hands during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk from the Oval Office to a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a news conference with President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s “bold” leadership on a series of global crises as he welcomed the Japanese leader to the White House on Wednesday for wide-ranging talks that touched on the delicate security situation in the Pacific, the war in Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas conflict and more.

Kishida’s official visit , which included a glitzy state dinner at the White House on Wednesday evening, completes the Democratic administration’s feting of the leaders of the Quad , the informal partnership among the U.S., Japan, Australia and India that the White House has focused on elevating since Biden took office. As administration officials put it, they saved the most pivotal relationship for last.

“The unbreakable alliance between Japan and the United States is the cornerstone of peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and around the world,” Biden said as he welcomed Kishida to a pomp-filled arrival ceremony on the White House South Lawn.

The visit also marks the realization of Japan’s transformation from a regional player to a global influencer — with senior Biden administration officials noting appreciatively there is little the U.S. does across the globe that Tokyo doesn’t support. They pointed to Japan’s eagerness to take a leading role in trying to bolster Ukraine against Russia’s invasion and with the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

FILE - In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from left, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, second from right, walk together in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Europe wants two things from China: First, a shift in its relatively pro-Russia position on the war in Ukraine. Second, a reduction in the trade imbalance. It’s not clear if it will get very far on either front. (Ding Haitao/Xinhua via AP, File)

“The cooperation between our countries bound together by common values and commitment has become a global one with the scope and depth covering outer space and the deep sea,” Kishida said. “Today the world faces more challenges and difficulties than ever before. Japan will join hands with our American friends and together we will lead the way in tackling the challenges of the Indo-Pacific region and the world, while tirelessly developing the relationship.”

Kishida also announced that Japan is giving 250 cherry trees to the U.S. to mark America’s coming 250th birthday in 2026.

Biden and Kishida are both confronting difficult political headwinds on the home front while trying to navigate increasingly complicated problems on the global stage. Like Biden, Kishida has been dogged by low approval ratings for much of his tenure.

Biden’s reelection effort has been shadowed by an American electorate anxious about inflation, unease among some Democrats over his handling of the Israel-Hamas war, and concerns about whether at 81 he’s too old to serve another four years. The U.S. economy got another blip of dour data on Wednesday with the government reporting that consumer inflation ticked up last month .

Kishida, meanwhile, is dealing with a Japanese economy that slipped to the world’s fourth-largest after it contracted in the last quarter of 2023 and fell behind Germany. Polls in Japan show that support for Kishida, who was elected in 2021, has plunged as he deals with a political funds corruption scandal within his ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

To be certain, there are differences in the U.S.-Japan relationship. The visit comes after Biden announced last month that he opposes the planned sale of Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel to Nippon Steel of Japan. Biden argued in announcing his opposition that the U.S. needs to “maintain strong American steel companies powered by American steelworkers.”

At their Rose Garden press conference following their private Oval Office talks, Biden and Kishida sidestepped addressing in detail their discussion about the prospective U.S. Steel acquisition. Biden said he stood by his commitment to American workers and fostering the Japanese alliance. Kishida noted the extensive investment both nations have made into each other’s economy and his hope for creating more “win-win” situations.

The leaders announced plans to upgrade U.S.-Japan military relations, with both sides looking to tighten cooperation amid concerns about North Korea’s nuclear program and China’s increasing military assertiveness in the Pacific. The structural updates will focus on improving interoperability and planning between U.S. and Japanese forces as well as exploring bolstering air defense capabilities, including with Australia. The U.S., United Kingdom. and Australia are also considering including Japan in the AUKUS defense partnership, a grouping launched in 2021 that aims to equip Australia with nuclear-powered and conventionally armed submarines.

Kishida and Biden also confirmed Japan’s participation in NASA’s Artemis moon program as well as its contribution of a moon rover developed by Toyota Motor Corp. and the inclusion of two Japanese astronauts on future moon-landing missions. One of them would become the first non-American astronaut to set foot on the moon.

Biden heaped praise on Japan for its significant increase in defense spending and has tightened cooperation on economic and security matters throughout Kishida’s tenure.

Japan was quick to step up in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine , join the U.S. and other Western allies in mounting aggressive sanctions on Moscow, and Japanese automakers Mazda, Toyota and Nissan announced their withdrawal from Russia.

Tokyo has been one of the largest donors to Kyiv since Russia’s invasion, and Japan has surged its defense spending amid concern about China’s military assertiveness.

As part of its increased defense, Japan agreed to acquire U.S.-made Tomahawks and other long-range cruise missiles that can hit targets in China or North Korea under a more offensive security strategy. Japan, Britain and Italy also began a collaboration on a next-generation jet fighter project.

“The prime minister is a visionary and courageous leader,” Biden said. “When Russia began its brutal invasion of Ukraine two years ago, he did not hesitate to condemn sanctions and isolate Russia and provide billions assistance to Ukraine.”

Biden also credited Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol for working to repair frosty relations between Tokyo and Seoul. Relations have rapidly thawed over the last two years amid shared concerns about China’s assertiveness in the Pacific and North Korea’s persistent nuclear threats. Biden last year hosted the two leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains.

The Japan-South Korea relationship is a delicate one because of differing views of World War II history and Japan’s colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula.

Biden and Kishida also told reporters they were open to direct talks between Japan and North Korea over the abduction of Japanese citizens during the 1970s and 1980s and other issues. Kishida’s previous calls for talks have been rejected by Pyongyang.

In 2002, Kim Jong Il, the father of Kim Jong Un, told then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi that its agents had kidnapped 13 Japanese citizens and allowed five of them to return to Japan. But Japan believes hundreds may have been taken and some remain alive. Biden called Japan’s attempts to set up a leader-to-leader summit with North Korea a “good thing,” and he reiterated his administration’s willingness for its own talks without preconditions.

Kishida will remain in Washington on Thursday to take part in a U.S.-Japan-Philippines summit , at which China’s increasing aggressive action in the region will loom large over the talks.

Relations between China and the Philippines have been repeatedly tested by skirmishes involving the two nations’ coast guard vessels in the disputed South China Sea. Chinese coast guard ships also regularly approach disputed Japanese-controlled East China Sea islands near Taiwan .

“The main intent of this trilateral agreement is for us to be able to continue to flourish, to be able to help one another, and ... to keep the peace in the South China Sea and the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea,” Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told reporters before departing for Washington on Wednesday.

AP writer Jim Gomez in Manila, Philippines, and Michelle L. Price in Washington contributed to this story.

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