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Traditional Yakatabune River Cruise with Lunch or Dinner in Tokyo

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So-so Tour

Reviewed by: Jeanette, 2019/06/03

The boat was clean on average, but could be better. The food was lackluster. And the tour guide spoke only Japanese, so all of us tourists did not understand a thing. The only good thing is seeing the sites along the river.

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Attended as:Families
Activity Date:2019/05/28
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pleasant cruise dinner with the best staff

Reviewed by: ゾリー, 2019/04/07

Very friendly, kind staff. First class service, and tasty traditional japanese foods and drinks. Amazing view from the Tokyo bay to the city.

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Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2019/04/04
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Traditional Japanese lunch cruise

Reviewed by: Neil, 2019/04/04

This activity was easily booked on line and adequate instructions and vouchers were received. The food was excellent and full bar service was a good feature. It caters for tradition Japanese nationals and visitors seeking such an experience. No allowance was made in the commentary or instructions for non Japanese passengers of which there were a few and seating was on floor cushions without any leg space under the table.

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Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2019/04/02
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Great value for money

Reviewed by: Maria, 2018/12/29

The food was great, the drinks were plentiful, staff were very attentive and best of all, the crowd was very local, not touristy at all. The only downside of this was that all commentary was in Japanese but the views of the bay pretty much spoke for themselves.

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Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2018/12/27
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A pleasant evening cruise

Reviewed by: ETG, 2018/05/04

A nontouristy evening excursion. Most passengers are locals out for a pleasant evening boat ride. Very little English is spoken but the staff was eager to please and be helpful, and between hand signals and dictionaries, we were able to communicate well enough. A nice dinner menu starting with sashimi, followed by tempura, rice, soup and dessert. Boat stopped to allowed photos at scenic spots along the Tokyo skyline. Nice evening outing.

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Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2018/04/29
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very good

Reviewed by: Yakatabune , 2018/02/05

Great service and Very good tour. We had an incredible time on this The boat was clean and the staff was courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2018/01/06
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Safe boat ride + Good food + Great views = Wonderful Experience

Reviewed by: John Paul, 2017/05/23

It was a memorable night for all of us. The food served are great, especially the crab legs:) The view was overwhelming, the lights from the city and boats make the whole thing extra special. A very nice way of spending your Friday night!

*maybe it would be nice if the tour also has an English-speaking guide or even an audio guide in English.

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Attended as:Friends
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Cruise, Dine and Sightseeing

Reviewed by: Sheila, 2017/05/23

It was a cool experience to see Tokyo sights like the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower aboard a Yakatabune while we cruised along Sumida River. But on top of everything else, I enjoyed the Japanese cuisine and unlimited drinks! Also a plus was the Haagen Dazs boat selling varied ice cream flavors. :)

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Dazzled

Reviewed by: Sentimental Tamanegi, 2017/05/23

A good way to enjoy the Tokyo cityscape at night. The food was delicious and came in generous amounts. Vegetarians and people who are not a fan of raw fish don't need to worry either, as the tour provides alternatives. As for drinks, there weren't a lot of choices, but beer and sake were on the menu, so no complaints. The guide spoke purely in Japanese, but I believe non-Japanese speakers can enjoy the tour regardless.

This tour is perhaps best enjoyed with a group of friends or coworkers.

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Great food, nice views

Reviewed by: DoReMi, 2017/05/23

The boat is very clean and surprisingly stable once it gets going. The fresh tempura was yummy and the view of all the colorful boats on the water was really pretty, we all had a great time.

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Great view, great company, great food!

Reviewed by: Jas, 2017/05/23

Despite everything being in Japanese, the meal, view, entire atmosphere was super! Perfect TGIF moment with fellow coworkers. At first I was worried we would be plastered on the floor like other houseboats, but this one had chairs. Got comfy immediately and began eating and drinking non-stop! The groups we shared the boat with were pretty small and was spacious enough for us to move around inside and outside of the boat.

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