Tokyo Yakatabune Association

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The majority of our customers enjoy our signature Shared and Chartered cruises. While the vantage points and routes may change slightly, you can expect to see a variety of the major sights of Tokyo while cruising with friends old or even new!

Pass under a variety of bridges before we take you to an up close and personal viewpoint of Tokyo Sky Tree. It became the second largest structure in the world and tallest tower at the time of opening in February, 2012. You’ll also get a glimpse of the old Tokyo Tower. Originally built to a height of 333 meters in 1958, it was the tallest structure in Japan until the construction of Tokyo Sky Tree. With the advent of digital broadcasting Tokyo Tower was not tall enough to service the entire Tokyo area (thus the construction of the 634 meter Tokyo Sky Tree) but still serves as a radio tower, and iconic tourist destination attracting millions of visitors every year. On your way to futuristic Odaiba, you’ll cross under the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo’s landmark 798-meter span that connects the core of Tokyo to the Odaiba area. This double decker bridges not only accommodates the Shuto Expressway No.11 Daiba Route but also serves as a train bridge for the Yurikamome Line as well. Once under the rainbow bridge, you'll navigate around a military battery created during the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate (around 1854), and end up directly in front of futuristic Odaiba. Head on out to the upper/outer deck to catch a view of the stunning Fuji Television building with its stunning architecture and surface that acts as a light up display. Truly awesome. There’s a whole lot to see outside the boat on our Shared and Chartered cruises, and even more good times, and great food and drink happening on the inside. Come join us and be part of the yakatabune legend!

Standard Cruises

Event & Seasonal Cruises

Tokyo Bay Ninja Cruise

That’s right ninjas!!! For centuries traditional boats known as yakatabune have cruised the waters of Tokyo Bay and Tokyo’s many rivers. And though yakatabune continue to preserve the traditional cruising style of yesteryear, they are also constantly evolving. The latest evolution is embodied in the form of a ninja themed cruise!

Ninja Cruise

The History of Edo Cruise Tours

Discover the charm of the old Nihonbashi and Kanda rivers as you cruise by the remains of Edo (old Tokyo) castle. Pass through historic trade routes and locks of Tokyo’s ancient canals. Explore centuries old ruins around Odaiba. Experience the breathtaking views of airplanes taking off at Haneda Airport, closer than ever before!

  • Information
    Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance. In case of severe weather, route may be subject to change. Tours do not include food or drink. Please feel free to bring your own food and drinks.
    Tour guides are available for 13,000 per boat. Please contact us in advance if you would like to arrange a tour guide.

  • Boarding Location
    All History of Edo Cruise Tours board from Nihonbashi Pier.
    2 minutes from Mitsukoshimae Station (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line), Exit B6
    3 minutes from Nihonbashi Station (Tokyo Metro Asakusa Line, Ginza Line), Exit B11
    10 minutes from JR Shin-Nihombashi Station (Sobu Kaisoku Line), Exit 2
    15 minutes from JR Tokyo Station, Nihonbashi Exit