Excursion Boats

Take a cruise on an old-fashioned boat while gazing at Kintaikyo Bridge.

○ Spring Excursion Boat: “Sakura Boat”
Period: Mid-March~June 1
The season when cherry blossoms are in bloom is the time of year when Kintaikyo Bridge is at its most glorious. Why not let yourself drift along the flow of the Nishiki River, under the gentle spring sunlight? Enjoy the sight of the riverside and Kintaikyo Bridge emblazoned with the color of cherry blossoms.

○ Autumn Excursion Boats
Period: Sept. 1~Sept. 30, Nov. 1~Nov. 30

“Momiji Boat”
The area surrounding Kintaikyo Bridge is a beauty spot for autumn foliage. In addition to Momijidani Park, Shiroyama is also tinged with vibrant colors.
Under a perfectly clear sky, you can gaze at the colorful surface of the river and Kintaikyo Bridge from a gently swaying house-boat. How about going on a water-top excursion like this?

“Local Sake Boat”
You can enjoy Iwakuni sake, produced by five local breweries, and bento lunchboxes of local cuisine on board a house-boat. This fun cruise lasts for an ample 90 minutes.

“Cafe Boat”
You can enjoy sweets made by a long-established local sweets-maker, on board a house-boat. Spend an extraordinary 45 minutes on this cruise, as the boat sways gently.



Yokoyama, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Open Hours

Spring Excursion Boats: Mini Cruise: 11:00~17:00
Private Cruise: 11:00~14:00
Autumn Excursion Boats: Mini Cruise & Private Cruise: 11:00~14:00
*See website for details

Event season

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Time Required

20 min ~ 1hr


Not available

Access from Kintaikyo Bridge

1 min walk


Adults: 500 yen~, Children under 12: 300 yen~

Website (Includes Japanese language-only sites)