Horikawa sightseeing boat tour is an hour journey which goes along the castle moat of the National Treasure Matsue Castle. A small boat takes passengers around Matsue Castle and through the city’s canals.
Along the way, passengers will pass under 16 bridges and some of them are low enough that the boat’s awning must be lowered to pass. And passengers also have to get lower themselves, it will be a fun experience for all.
If you visit here in the cold season, you don’t have to worry the coldness because Kotatsu heaters are placed in the boat during winter and passengers can literally experience the “warmth” of Japanese tradition.
507-1 Kurodacho, Matsue City
http://www.matsue-horikawameguri.jp/language/en/index.html (EN/ 簡 /KR)
Operates 7 days a week (Operation may be cancelled/changed due to bad weather.)
[Mar.1 – Jun. 30] 9am – 5pm [Jul.1 – Aug.15] 9am – 6pm
[Aug.16 – Oct.10] 9am – 5pm [Oct.11 – end of Feb.] 9am – 4pm
1 day pass
Elementary School Students: ¥600
Fureai-hiroba Boat Pier:
17min via Matsue Lakeline Bus from JR Matsue Sta. to ‘Horikawa Sightseeing Boat Pier’ bus stop.
Jozan-nishi Car Parking.
Otemae Boat Pier:
13min via Matsue Lakeline Bus from JR Matsue Sta. to ‘Otemae Horikawa Sightseeing Boat Pier’ bus stop.
Otemae Car Parking.
Karakoro Boat Pier:
10min via Matsue Lakeline Bus from JR Matsue Sta. to ‘Kyo-bashi’ bus stop.
(at Fureai&Otemae Pier) (at Fureai&Otemae Pier)
EN / KR / 簡 / 繁