Tokyo where the waterfront developed from the Edo period. Boating has been flourishing in the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay from long ago. “Yakatabune” (Houseboats) are the vestiges and, even now, the Tokyo Bay cruise is a popular activity. Among the pleasure-boats around Tokyo Bay, the famous Japanese ship is “Gozabune Atakemaru” (Samurai Cruises). In addition to the strong appearance of its impression, Gozabune Atakemaru has fun not found on other cruise ships and it is a secret of popularity.
“Gozabune” is a ship where a noble person such as the general is on board. “Atakemaru” is a ship sailing in the form of a warship that was newly built by Shogun Tokugawa Shogunate in 1632. “Gozabune Atakemaru” which used the Atakemaru as the motif was renewed completely in 2017. The interior of a ship which used wood in plenty and uses “Noren” (Japanese half curtain) is full of Japanese atmosphere. You can enjoy Tokyo Bay cruise while thinking about the Edo period.
“Gozabune Atakemaru” operates 6 times a day.
There are short cruises connecting Hinode-Sanbashi and Aomi, and afternoon cruises traveling around Tokyo Bay, etc. Especially, the Sunset cruise and a night cruise can also enjoy a meal and playgoing, carrying out the round tour of Tokyo Bay. The best recommendation is “Samurai Evening Cruise” that you can enjoy Atakemaru in 120 minutes.
It feels like a Japanese red table and chair. At the welcome of the cast of “Oedo Enbugeki” (Edo Theatrical Company), you will feel as if you had time slip in the Edo period.
When cruise comes to the end, “Oedo Enbugeki” begins. The stage of the casts who play an active part in the front of the theatrical world is impressive. A full-blown dance or a song in dreams. It seemed that the whole venue had become one with the climax where customers also clapped hands.
|Name:||Gozabune Atakemaru (Samurai Cruises)|
|Address:||Kaigan 2-7-104 Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0022 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Rinkai Shinkotsu Yurikamome-sen Line “Hinode-eki Station” (3 minutes walk)|
|Price/Charge:||5,500 yen : Sunset Cruise
7,000 yen : Samurai Evening Cruise
Please refer the official web page.