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Osaka Water Bus

Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6942-5511
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Great way to see the city

It goes to many places in the city. The audio tour is very helpful the understand the history of... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Christian R

A very pleasant and scenic one hour cruise along the Okawa River on the Aqua-Liner "Water Bus" with... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Bruce T
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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12 Oct 2016
22 Nov 2016
“Great way to see the city”
Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6942-5511
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

It goes to many places in the city. The audio tour is very helpful the understand the history of the city

1  Thank Christian R
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A very pleasant and scenic one hour cruise along the Okawa River on the Aqua-Liner "Water Bus" with views of interesting places, such as Osaka Castle (although distant). Much longer time on the river than the Osaka Duck/Amphibious Bus tour.

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Booked onto this trip as had the Osaka Amazing Pass and received discounted tickets. Was very disappointed by the tour as we didn't seem to see anything but hotels and restaurants along the way! Although the boat was comfortable and offered refreshments which was great,...More

1  Thank Alice C
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I have been on the aqua liner twice and both times enjoyed the trip (Very clean). Anytime of the year is good. For example, I went in June and was so relieved to sit down on the comfortable seat and enjoy cold air conditioning. I...More

Thank HonestReviewfromTN
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Pleasant view of area surrounding Castle. This ride is included in the city underground pass. Suggest getting 2 days pass, if you have the time to explore Osaka.

Thank BKLau
Reviewed 26 June 2015

In about late-March to early-April, there would be plenty of Sakura along the river !! Thats just way too great!

2  Thank KPaladin
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Advertised as a river cruise to see the city with English commentary. Not worth a single yen! The boat goes around a very small distance of waterway with constant Japanese commentary then interjects for about 4 minutes total in English - of which half is...More

5  Thank d9300q
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We looked foreward to this boat-trip. It was the last thing we were supposed to do together before we go back home the day after. We arrived in last minute before departure, but enough to reach the boat. However we was totally ignored by the...More

4  Thank Lasse I
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Taking a boat through the Osaka rivers seemed like a good idea. And overall it is not too bad. But there are two factors which might let you skip this ride. First, the boats are extremely low and therefor your sightlines are quite poor, so...More

4  Thank vinker
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Boring, boring, boring ! Did a supposed 1 hour cruise through the waterways of Osaka. The English tannoyed audio was difficult to hear given the loud air conditioner on board and as for sights to see, there was one grey building after another grey building..........More

7  Thank nauj63
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Lorenzo S
3 April 2017|
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Response from Bruce T | Reviewed this property |
We just showed up at the port and booked without any reservations.
Ginny V
19 August 2016|
Response from Ginny V |
The Santa Marira night tour, thanks