Guided Tour


Kotatsu Boat Ride
“Strolling on Water” Guided Tour (Winter)
– Dotonbori Course –


Dotonbori is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Osaka, with countless shiny billboards fighting for your attention as if in a theme park. Available only in winter, now you can enjoy Dotonbori from a brand new angle – on a boat with briquette kotatsu! Don’t take us by our words, come and experience the Showa retro vibes yourself!



The tour ends at Minatomachi Dock, just a short way from Dotonbori, perfect for those who want to grab a snack or go shopping in the southern districts of Osaka.

Departing from β Hommachibashi β Hommachibashi→Higashi Yokoborigawa River→Dotonbori River→Minatomachi Dock
【Departure time】11:00/14:00
Departing from Minatomachi Dock Minatomachi Dock→Dotonbori River→Higashi Yokobori River→β Hommachibashi
【Departure time】12:30/15:30

※This is a one-way course starting and finishing at different docks.
※Duration is approximately 60 minutes


W/ interpreter AdultJPY7,700 ChildJPY5,500
W/O interpreter AdultJPY5,500 ChildJPY3,850

※Free of charge for infants less than one year old
※Available languages: Japanese only w/o interpreter; English, Chinese & Japanese w/ interpreter


β Hommachibashi|Higashi Yokobori River
Wooden building in the middle of a park, facilitated with multi-purpose toilet and diaper-changing station. No worries even if you’re traveling with young children!

Google Map
4-8 Hommachibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka 〒540-0029
●5-minute walk from Exit 12 of Sakaisuji-Hommachi Station via Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line
●5-minute walk from Exit 1 of Sakaisuji-Hommachi Station via Osaka Metro Chuo Line
●8-minute walk from Exit 4 of Tanimachi 4-chome Station via Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line

Minatomachi Dock (Daikoku Bridge North Side) |Dotonbori River
A dock right on the Tombori Riverwalk, a convenient spot for both shopping and sightseeing. Please note that here is no restroom nearby.

Google Map
《NOTICE》The dock is relocated!
※From 15 May onwards, the Minatomachi Dock is moved from Namba Hatch to Daikoku Bridge. Please be aware that a map search might lead you to the old location.
●Namba / Osaka-Namba Station of various train lines
●4-minute walk from Exit B-4 of Namba Walk (underground shopping street) to Daikoku Bridge


Period 9 Dec 2023 (Sat) – 17 Mar 2024 (Sun)
Duration Approximately 60 minutes
Requirements No age restriction, children must be accompanied by an adult
Capacity 1-4 person(s) per boat (chartered)
Payment Online (credit card)
Weather contingency Tour will proceed as normal in rain; if warning signal is issued or condition is deemed unsafe by staff, tour will be cancelled
Depending on the weather, a marquee might be set on the boat
Remarks ・Please take off your shoes when you board the boat
・Big luggage may not be accommodated
Cancellation 100% cancellation fee within 2 days before departure

※Tours are reservation-only


W/ interpreter ※Available in English, Chinese & Japanese

Departing from β Hommachibashi
Departing from Minatomachi Dock

W/O interpreter ※Available in Japanese only

Departing from β Hommachibashi
Departing from Minatomachi Dock