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There is a certain peacefulness that comes from being surrounded by water. Unwind and relax onboard a yakatabune (traditional Japanese-style cruise boat). Formerly private boats of shoguns from the Heian (794 to 1185) to Edo (1603 to 1868) periods, these traditional boats still enjoy popularity today as a unique way to experience Japanese culture. When onboard, sit on a horigotatsu (lowered tatami-matted floor with tables) and enjoy a uniquely Japanese-style dining experience.

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Beautifully scenic boat ride

2020/10/29 Friends Jessica Catanzaro

It was so easy to buy tickets and select our time using veltra,

The group operating the experience are Very friendly super accommodating as we were running late by 20 minutes and we had a lovely experience, I would de... more

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Beautiful and Peaceful lunch

2020/02/27 Friends Fil

It was one of the most outstanding experiences we had on the lunch cruise. Everything was neatly placed in the boat when we arrived. It was very serene as we moved out and into the valley. The lunch was delicious too. Th... more

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Nice relaxing scenic lunch

2019/11/12 Couples Andy

This was a hard find if we didn't look for it online. There are many river boats in the Arashyama area but most are not lunch cruises.

We got an hour of relaxing scenic tour of the river area. The two attendee/boat... more

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Yakatabune Cruise (Cultural Experiences ), Kyoto tours & activities, fun things to do in Kyoto | VELTRA
There is a certain peacefulness that comes from being surrounded by water. Unwind and relax onboard a yakatabune (traditional Japanese-style cruise boat). Formerly private boats of shoguns from the Heian (794 to 1185) to Edo (1603 to 1868) periods, these traditional boats still enjoy popularity today as a unique way to experience Japanese culture. When onboard, sit on a horigotatsu (lowered tatami-matted floor with tables) and enjoy a uniquely Japanese-style dining experience.