9:00-20:30 'Cherry Blossom Season' operation starts from March 23!

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Okazaki Jikkokubune Boat Ride
- Celebrate spring greenery and cherry blossoms
Enjoy a magically lit cherry blossom waterway!
Sat., March 23 - Mon.(Natl.Holiday), May 6, 2019

Schedule'Cherry Blossom Season' operation starts
from March 23!

 Sat., March 23 - Wed., March 27, 2019
  Hours: 9:30 - 16:30 JST
  Hours: 9:00 - 20:30 JST
 (The 'Cherry Blossom Season' operation is moved up.)
  • Jikkokubune boats depart every 15 minutes.
  • According to the situation, the hours may be extended until 17:30 JST.

 Thu., March 28 - Sun., April 7, 2019  [Cherry Blossom Season]
  Hours: 8:00 - 20:30 JST
  • Jikkokubune boats depart every 15 minutes.
  • This schedule may continue after April 7, depending on the status of cherry blossoms.

 Mon., April 8 - Mon.(Natl.Holiday), May 6, 2019
  Hours: 9:30 - 16:30 JST
  • Jikkokubune boats depart every 30-60 minutes.
  • According to the situation, the hours may be extended until 17:30 JST.
  • Operations will be suspended for maintenance all day on Mon., April 16 and Mon., April 23.
RouteJikkokubune boats depart from the Nanzenji boat pier and return via Ebisugawa Dam to the pier.
Cruise TimeApproximately 25 minutes, which is a 3-kilometer round trip cruise.
FaresAdults (ages 12 years or older): 1,200 JPY
Children (ages 6 to 11): 600 JPY
Children (ages 3 to 5): 300 JPY
Adding to the above, 108 JPY per a ticket as Web-reservation Commission
Access to Boat Pier
  • From Sanjo Station on the Keihan Railway
    Change to the subway line and get off at Keage Station. The boat pier is a 7-minute walk from the station.
  • From Kyoto Station on the JR/Kintetsu Railways
    Take the Karasuma Line subway, change to the Tozai Line subway at Karasuma Oike Station. Get off at Keage Station. From Keage Station, the boat pier is a 7-minute walk.
  • From Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Railway
    Take the Karasuma Line subway and change to the Tozai Line subway at Karasuma Oike Station. Get off at Keage Station. From Keage Station, the boat pier is a 7-minute walk.
  • From JR Yamashina Station
    Take the Tozai Line subway and get off at Keage Station. From Keage Station, the boat pier is a 7-minute walk.
  • By bus from JR Kyoto Station
    Take the Kyoto city bus, Route #5 or #100 to Okazaki-Koen Bijutsukan/Heian Jingu-Mae. The boat pier is a 10-minute walk from the Okazaki-Koen Bijutsukan/Heian Jingu-Mae.
How to Reserve
  • For the convenience of passengers from a distance, all seats allocated for Web reservations will be sold from 10:00 am JST, Wed., February 27, 2019. It costs an extra 108 JPY for a ticket through the Web reservations.
  • You can purchase up to 8 seats per order with a major credit card (VISA and MasterCard).Please note that online reservations are unchangeable and non-refundable for any reason whatsoever.
    (However, if a boat trip is canceled for weather conditions, mechanical problems or other reason, your fare will be fully refunded.)
  • Online reservations are available until noon of the day before the departure date. If the tickets are sold out, please purchase today's ticket(s) at the boat pier.
  • You need to receive a boat ticket(s) in exchange for your printed confirmation email no later than 15 minutes before departure time at the boat pier.
    If you are unable to print the email with the voucher, you need to show your mobile phone displaying the email. Late arrival means you cannot go on board.
  • Terms and Conditions can be confirmed in the reservation process.
  • Web reservation process
    1. Click on the 'Book Now' button shown above.
    2. Select a date, a departure time, and the number of tickets you would like to purchase.
    3. Read the 'Terms and Conditions' and click on the 'I agree' button.
    4. Provide your information such as name and email address, and click on the 'Continue' button to review your reservation details including the total cost.
    5. Proceed to make a credit card payment and enter the necessary information.
    6. Click the 'Complete Your Reservation' button to finish your booking.
    7. After successfully completing your reservation, a 'Thank you' message appears and a confirmation is sent to your email address.
Today's Ticket
  • Today's tickets are sold at the boat pier. During peak season, a passenger may purchase up to the maximum of 5 tickets.
  • All today's tickets are sold at one time from 9 am. During peak season tickets are sold from 8 am, but tickets may be sold out by noon.
  • After purchasing today's ticket(s), you may leave the boat pier, but please make sure you come back at least 10 minutes before the departure time so as not to miss your boat. No refund is made for late arrival or no-shows.


  • During cherry blossom season, reservations are strongly recommended because boats fill up earlier and tickets are often sold out.
  • Please remember that depending on the time you may not be able to see cherry blossoms.
  • Jikkokubune boat ride may be canceled for reasons beyond our control, such as weather conditions or mechanical problems.
  • Tickets may be sold in advance for groups or special events of international tourists and school excursions from outside Kyoto.
  • An infant (2 years old or under) sitting on the lap of the accompanying adult is free, and each ticketed adult is allowed one lap infant free of charge. If the infant occupies a seat, a fare (300 yen) is necessary.
  • Passengers must wear a life jacket while on the boat.
  • Passengers are prohibited from smoking and drinking alcohol at the boat terminal and on the boats.
  • We recommend that, as much as possible, you use public transportation when traveling to Kyoto. We have no parkings for cars or bicycles around the pier.

Conducted by:Planned by:Inquiries
  • Planning Committee of Jikkokubune Boat Ride
  • MICE Promotion Section of Kyoto City
  • Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Kyoto City Tourism Association
  • Kyoto Tourist Industry Co-op
  • 'KYOTO-SAIHAKKEN' (Re-discover Kyoto)
Kyoto Tourist Industry Co-op
Travel Agency registered with Kyoto Prefecture Governor No. 2-290

Kazuko Tsuji, Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor

4th Floor 413, Kyoto-Keizai Center
78 Konkoboko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, JAPAN
If you have questions about the Jikkokubune boat ride, please read the Q&A.
If you need more help, please contact us by email. Please do not call us because we have no English-speaking staff, and we cannot reply to you in English if you call.

Kyoto Tourist Industry Co-op
TEL: 81-(0)75-353-2511
FAX: 81-(0)75-353-2510

Office hours: 9:00 - 17:00 JST
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)

Boat pier (Boat season[Mar. 23 - May 6] only)
TEL: 81-(0)80-6158-9703

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