Water activity

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

4.7 / 5

82 reviews

Activity provider: H.I.S. Co Ltd(TIC)
Water activity

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: H.I.S. Co Ltd(TIC)

From US$ 98.98 per person

Enjoy up to 3 hours on a traditional Yakatabune houseboat cruise around Tokyo Bay and Sumida River. See the nighttime view of Tokyo City from Tokyo Bay, while enjoying a traditional Japanese dinner with drinks included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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  • See the beautiful scenery of Tokyo at night
  • Admire the Tokyo Skytree and Rainbow Bridge from the top deck
  • Taste multiple authentic Japanese dishes
  • Enjoy included all-you-can-drink
Full description
A dinner cruises on Yakatabune houseboats have a long tradition and are very popular throughout Japan, especially in Tokyo. See the nighttime skyline while enjoying a meal on the water for a one of a kind experience. The 2.5 to 3-hour cruise will usually take you from Shinagawa to Rainbow Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo Skytree, and Odaiba. You can enjoy the panoramic views of Odaiba and Tokyo Skytree from the observatory deck on top of the boat and take memorable photographs.  On this cruise, enjoy high-quality dishes and the assistance of the friendly and helpful staff. Your dinner will consist of a 10 course meal of Japanese-style dishes, which are freshly prepared on that day. The courses include appetizers (shikidashi, vegetables, kobachi), a sashimi boat, fresh tempura, a seasonal rice dish, vegetables (konomono), salad, noodles (shime no men), and dessert. The dining room is fully air-conditioned and you can either sit at a table with chairs or at a low table over a hole in the floor.
  • 2.5 to 3-hour boat cruise
  • 10-course Japanese dinner
  • All you can drink beer, shochu, Japanese sake, wine, whiskey, plum liquor, and soft drinks
  • Pickup or drop-off

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Meeting point

At the Funasei Boat Pier in Shinagawa-Ku.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The departure time is between 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM. The actual time depends on the date and weather and will be announced via separate email once the departure time is confirmed.
  • Please check-in 30-minute prior to departure and if you are late you will not receive a refund
  • For birthday celebrations, it is possible to have a small surprise arranged; if this is the case, please contact the local partner with the name and birthday of the person in question
  • The cruise operates in the rain but not under special circumstances e.g. earthquake, tsunami, or storm and you will be contacted via email if it is canceled
  • The route is subject to change
  • The dinner cannot be catered for dietary requirements
  • There will be a special meal for infants aged between 3 and 5 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 82 reviews

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Great Japanese experience! If you and a group or couple want to enjoy a real Japanese meal in a nice boat book this! The experience was great, you boarded the boat and you have a reserved table inside with your name. You are sitting on the floor and served free drinks. The Japanese dinner was quite good, fresh tempura, sashimi, rice, cold noodles, and a small dessert. Great atmosphere to see Tokyo at night, the boat will stop and you can go up on the roof of the boat to take pictures. Expensive but well worth it!

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March 26, 2023

Everything was awesome, the only thing that I don't put a 5 stars on is that there was no english spoken at all ;( so it felt like we were missing on all the wonderful explanations. Still, the crew was super helpful and the overall experience was delightful and a "must do" in Tokyo!

March 26, 2023

It was a 10 min drive from the New Sanno and easy to find via Google maps. We celebrated my husband’s birthday, and what made it extra special was the singing of happy birthday by a staff member and the thoughtful gift. I just emailed the guide via email to let him/her know that we were celebrating my husband’s birthday in advance.My husband and I loved the food (variety of delicious sashimi, tempura, and other traditional Japanese food). My kids didn’t eat much of the food because they are picky eaters, but they still LOVED the experience and rated it one of their top places in Japan. They especially loved going to the boat deck during the dinner cruise and enjoy the fresh breeze and views. There was a time the boat stopped near the sky tree to take pictures, and there were many opportunities to take pictures with our family with the rainbow bridge and the city at night. The breathtaking night views were amazing to capture a wonderful experience of Tokyo. My whole family had a blast!

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 207693