TONBORI River Jazz Boat

Osaka Tonbori Jazz Boat
The “Tombori River Jazz Boat” is an around 40 minutes river cruise from Osaka Minami to Doutonbori River while listening authentic Jazz live performance.
The Jazz had been getting much popular since it crossed from Shanghai long time ago. Lots of Jazz bars and dance halls were opened at Soemon-cho and Doutonbori areas, and many musicians both white and black from various countries such as U.S. England and France had played even at the cafe restaurants. In addition, there were boats for a river tour which serve jazz performance while their service. It is said that Osaka’s unique styled “Doutonbori Jazz” was born.
This tour event is hold limited period (April to November 2016) in a year. The climate of this period is pretty good for riding boat. We have tambourines, maracas and other musical instruments that you can play together with. The musicians play one of the famous songs such as “On The Sunny Side of the Street” and “Somebody Stole My Gal”.
Would you like to enjoy seeing night neon from the boat with great Jazz music?
Jazz boat trip Osaka
Night cruise at Doutonbori Jazz night cruise at Doutonbori Osaka
TONBORI River Jazz Boat Information

DATE (2016) Aug 13(Sat) 20(Sat) 27(Sat)
Sep 3(Sat) 4(Sun) 10(Sat) 11(Sun) 17日(Sat)~19日(Mon) 24(Sat) 25日(Sun)
Oct 1(Sat) 2(Sun) 8(Sat)~10(Mon) 15(Sat) 16(Sun) 22(Sat) 23(Sun) 29(Sat) 30(Sun)
Nov 3(Thu) 5(Sat) 6(Sun) 12(Sat) 13(Sun) 19(Sat) 20(Sun) 23(Wed) 26(Sat) 27(Sun)
Departure Aug 17:30 18:30 19:30 20:30
Sep-Nov 13:30 14:30 15:30 17:30 18:30 19:30
Route Minato machi boat pier – (Turn back at Nihon bashi) – Minato machi boat pier
*Please arrive at ticket counter in Minato machi boat pier 川の駅 by 15 minutes advance.
Address (Boat pier) 1-3-1 Minatomachi. Naniwa-ku
Fare (Adult):1800 Yen (Child below 11 years): 500 Yen
Contact 06-6441-0532
Official advertisement of Jazz river boat tour in Osaka
*the service is suspended in rainy days.
*There are cases that the tour schedule is changed due to the reasons such as bad weather or constructions of river route.
*Refer the following map as departing point
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About Osaka
The city of Osaka was promoted to a city designated by government ordinance and thereby divided into 24 small wards on 1st September in 1956. In 2000, Fusae Ota became Japan’s first female governor. Sakai city was promoted to a city designated by government ordinance and thereby divided into 7 wards on 1st April in 2006.
Weather of Osaka
The average temperature: 16.9°C
The average annual rainfall: 1,279.0mm
The highest temperature: 33.4°C (August)
The Lowest temperature: 2.8°C (January)
*Investigation: 1981 – 2010
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Rainy season of Osaka
Rainy season in Osaka starts on 3rd – 7th June and end on 18th -24th July.
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Population of Osaka
The population of Osaka is around 8,838,000 as of June 2016. The population concentrate in Osaka city, accounts 30% of population of the whole Osaka prefecture.
Geography of Osaka
The area of Osaka prefecture is around 1,899 km2
Area rank: 2nd smallest of all 47 prefectures in Japan
Meaning that Osaka is the prefecture which has very high population density.
Popular local food of Osaka
Normally, we imagine “Okonomiyaki (お好み焼)” first as the most famous food in Osaka. Hiroshima styled Okonomiyaki piles up all ingredients on the plate. On the other hand, we mix all ingredients first before cooking in Osaka style. These two different style Okinomiyaki dividing popularity often be covered by TV program. In addition, udon is still very popular in Osaka. Soup color is much darker in comparison with Tokyo’s one.
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Transportation of Osaka
●JR West ●JR Central ●Osaka Municipal Subway ●Keihan Electric Railway ●Kintetsu Line ●Hankyu Line ●Nose Electric Railway ●Hanshin Electric Railway ●Nankai Electric Railway ●Semboku Rapid Railway ●Mizuma Rail way ●Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway

(Osaka station to Kyoto station)
JR Kyoto Line (Shin-kaisoku / 29 mins / 560 Yen)
(Osaka station to Sannomiya station)
JR Kobe Line (Shin-kaisoku / 27 mins / 410 Yen)
(Osaka station to Nara station)
JR Yamatoji Line (Kaisoku / 50 mins / 800 Yen) as on June 2016
Recommendation of sightseeing spots in Osaka
Universal Studio Japan, Osaka castle, Dotonbori (道頓堀), PL fireworks festival
Number of travelers from Hong Kong who stayed at Osaka
(2014) 660,930 people
(2015) 962,430 people (+ 45%)
Major events and festivals of Osaka
●Tenjin matsuri festival (around Osaka Tenmangu on 24th – 25th July)
●PL fireworks festival (at Tondabayashi city on 1st August)
●Osaka castle festival (at Osaka castle during 1st July to 30th November)
●Osaka Ebesu festival (at Imamiya shrine on 9th – 11th January)
●Kishiwada Danjiri festival (at Kishiwada city on the middle of September and the beginning of October)
and much more.
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