Osaka River Cruise

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  • Osaka River Cruise Aqua Liner

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The Osaka River Cruise is a great way in every season to discover downtown Osaka. Get on board of the Aqua Liner, a futuristic looking tourist boat, and follow the Okawa river through the city from Osaka Castle to Nakanoshima. Best Ryokans in Osaka Explore Ryokans in Osaka >
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The excursion can be started from 4 piers - Osakajo Pier, Hachikenyahama Pier, Yodoyabashi Pier and OAP Pier.

  • Osaka River Cruise:
  • Time - every hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Time Osakajo Pier - on the hour
  • Time Hachikenyahama Pier - on the hour + 10min
  • Time Yodoyabashi Pier - on the hour + 20min
  • OAP Pier - on the hour + 40min
  • Admission Fee 60min Roundtrip - 1700 yen (Adults), 850 yen (Child)

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Osaka´s canals and waterways are the foundation of the city's prosperity and economic history from the Edo period to the modern days.


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The Osaka River Cruise can be started from 4 piers.

Where to get on board of the Aqua-Liner?

  • Osakajo Pier - west of Osaka-jo Koen near JR Loop Line (in front of Osaka-jo Hall)
  • Hachikenyahama Pier - near Keihan Temmabashi Station
  • Yodoyabashi Pier - near Yodoyabashi St. Keihan Line and Subway Midosuji Line
  • OAP Pier - 8min walk southwest from Sakuranomiya St. JR Loop Line

Sightseeing spots

Cruise highlights:

tour through Osaka city - enjoy the view of Osaka Castle, Osaka Castle Park, Nakanoshima, many bridges etc...

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Tenjin Matsuri Festival (24th till 25th)
Osaka’s greatest traditional festival (over 1000 years old) and ranked as one of the top 3 festivals in Japan. Enjoy spectecular processions on land and in the water, great fireworks and a unique atmosphere created by the traditional costumes and music. My must-see recommendation for you.


Osaka lantern festival / Osaka Jo Lanterns (25th and 26th)
Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) is once a year decorated with thousands of lanterns lit at its doorstep. Buy your own lantern and be part of this great event.

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