Lunchtime River Cruise in Arashiyama, Kyoto

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Tour code : 006016K

From JPY 7,500

Tour Operating : Every Day


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Watch the world flow by as you enjoy a fancy Kyoto gourmet experience including sublime tofu celebrated by Kyoto’s foodies!

Trip HighLights

  • A cruise in a specially chartered boat.
  • Delicious and healthy tofu lunch bento.
  • A true taste of the old capital.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1

Yakatabune CruiseEmbark on a 1-hour lunch cruise at the foot of the exquisite hills of Arashiyama. See the blooming cherry blossom trees in spring or gaze at the toasty autumn leaves during fall. Indulge in a delicious tofu lunch as you set sail and take pictures to remember this wonderful experience.
Tofu LunchOriginally from China, tofu was considered an old luxurious ingredient since it was only served at special occasions during the Edo period. Until now, this healthy dish is served as a famous local delicacy in the Kyoto area

What's Included

Boat Tickets
Local Specialty Lunch

What's Not Included

Access Information

Tour Start Point Arashiyama Yakata-bune Cruising departure point (In front of Kitcho)
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point Arashiyama Yakata-bune Cruising departure point
〔From Hankyu Arashiyama Station〕
On foot Approx 15mins
〔From Keifuku Arashiyama Station〕
On foot Approx 10mins
〔From JR Saga Arashiyama Station〕
On foot Approx 15mins
〔From Arashiyama Torokko Station〕
On foot Approx 15mins

〔From Kyoto city〕
・From kyoto Station, take the JR Sagano Line and get off at Saga Arashiyama Station
・From Kawaramashi Area,take a Hankyu kyoto Arashiyama Line and get off at Arashiyama Station
Tour End Point Arashiyama Yakata-bune Cruising departure point (In front of Kitcho)
  • Trip Locations & Experiences

  • Terms & Conditions

Arashiyama Yakatabune Riverboat

Arashiyama Yakatabune Riverboat

Oi-gawa is the river that flows through the heart of the Arashiyama district of Kyoto. Around one thousand years ago, samurai who protected the emperor chartered and held parties on these boats. We invite you to experience the same culture and tradition as the samurai aristocracy on our chartered houseboats.

Kyoto Gourmet Bento On Board

Kyoto Gourmet Bento On Board

Your lunch is a three-tier boxed bento prepared by a chef who trained at a high-class restaurant. The ingredients vary based on what is freshest and in season and will be a delicious treat to both your palette and for the eyes. Please try the famous tofu endorsed by famous sons of the Kansai region such as Nobel laureate, Yasunari Kawabata.



Arashiyama can be enjoyed throughout all four seasons: sakura flowers in the spring, lush greenery in the summer, vibrant leaves in autumn and romantic snow in winter. Aside from the scenery, we also recommend that you walk around and soak in the historical and cultural sites. For instance, the garden in Tenryu-ji Temple, a World Heritage site, blends traditional aristocratic culture with Zen concepts, while the four hundred meter path through the bamboo garden is one of Kyoto’s top attractions.

Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.

Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

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