For centuries, traditional style wooden tour boats called yakatabune have cruised the water of Japan’s many rivers. The root of yakatabune is believed to be the boat popular among aristocrats in the 8th to 9th centuries, where you can have party while sailing the river. Yakatabune continue to preserve the traditional cruising style of yesteryear in a new form of entertainment – to explore Japan’s quirky side with ninja experience cruise.
While a traditional yakatabune cruise can have the image of sophisticated and refined dining experience, the ninja cruise is the one to relive the party mood with noisy but lively atmosphere. The outfit of crew members also contributes to the very unique atmosphere on the boat – the ninja costumes.
As the boat sailed on, Japanese style hospitality “omotenashi” is another tradition kept on yakatabune. Serving you with tasty traditional Japanese cuisine that is now designated as UNESCO World Heritage, in this interactive cruise you’ll also be the main part of the show. Put on your ninja mask and learn from our Ninja Master the secret of ninja skills. All of that will be going on inside the warmth of yakatabune.
In yakatabune cruise, the passenger seats are located close to the water level. Looking up everything along the river from the water level, the cityscape looks very different. The best viewing spot is on the rooftop deck where you can have a 360-degree view and a chance to dress up in ninja costume for a legendary photoshoot.
Price: 13,500 yen per person.
Includes a 2 hour cruise with stunning views of Tokyo, Japanese course dinner, all-you-can-drink alcohol and soft drinks, and a ninja show on board.
Boarding Place: The place will change for each cruise.
Boarding Date: Third week of Saturday
February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21th, October 19th, November 16th
Our representative will further inform you for the boarding place and time after you finish your reservation.
Alternatively if you’d like to know more detailed information of boarding time and place before booking your reservation, please contact us.
1. CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?Yes, as long as they are seated with you at your table under your supervision.
2. IS SMOKING PERMITTED?Smoking is not permitted indoors at any time on any cruise. We have smoking places on the outside decks of the cruise.
3. CAN I DRESSED UP AS A NINJA?Yes, we will have a few ninja costumes on hand so you can have fun and take pictures!
4. WHAT SORT OF PERFORMANCES WILL I SEE?This cruise is not just a show. It’s an interactive experience where you will learn the secret of ninja from the ninja master. Join in the fun by wearing your ninja mask!
5. WHEN IS THE NEXT CRUISE?Since this is a chartered cruise. you can decide the date and time by your preferences. Please email us for the inquiry.
6. HOW LONG IS THE CRUISE?2.5 hours
Most of the other details for the cruise are the same as a regular yakatabune cruise so please refer to the Guide & FAQ for general info. If you have any other questions please contact us.