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Aqua Liner! Tour the Water Capital in Comfort

  • At the pier, man the helm with a replica ship wheel or try omikuji, Japanese fortunes, etc.
  • Relax and take in the view from the comfort of the ship.
  • Learn the history behind the places you see.
  • Book with DeepExperience and get 1 drink free!
  • See famous places like the Japan Mint, Osaka Castle, and Osaka City Central Public Hall.
HostAqua Liner Osaka Castle・Nakanoshima
DaysEveryday ※No afternoon cruises mid-January, early February, and 7/25
Time・Osaka Castle Departure:10:00am~, 11:00am~, 12:00pm~, 1:00pm~,
2:00pm~, 3:00pm~, 4:00pm~
・Yodoyabashi Departure:10:20am~, 11:20am~, 12:20pm~, 1:20pm~,
2:20pm~, 3:20pm~
※Number of departures increase during busy times and cherry blossom season (Limited to Osaka Castle and Yodoyabashi piers)
※May also board from Hachiken-yahama Pier (30 mins. past every hour),
OAP Pier (40 mins. past every hour, weekends and holidays only)
Duration・Osaka Castle・Nakanoshima Course: About 55 Minutes
・Yodoyabashi Pier→Osaka Castle Pier Course: About 35~40 Minutes
・Osaka Castle Pier→Yodoyabashi Pier Course: About 15~20 Minutes

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Osaka Castle・Nakanoshima Course

16.54USD
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Duration: 55 Minutes
Start: Osaka Castle Pier
End: Osaka Castle Pier
Included: 1 Drink

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Yodoyabashi Pier→Osaka Castle Pier Course

12.93USD
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Duration: 40 Minutes
Start: Yodoyabashi Pier
End: Osaka Castle Pier

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Osaka Castle Pier→Yodoyabashi Pier Course

8.93USD
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Duration: 20 Minutes
Start: Osaka Castle Pier
End: Yodoyabashi Pier

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Address

2 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0002, Japan

Access

Just west of JR Osakajokoen Station

The Experience

◆Writer: Ryota (DeepExperience Content Creator)

After Osaka Castle, take the Aqua Liner!

Do you already have plans after visiting Osaka Castle? This activity is great for those looking to relax a bit before more trekking around town. Get on board the Aqua Liner and see the city in style. Just enjoy the ride as it takes you through the sights of Osaka!

Here’s a video of the cruise through the Osaka Castle・Nakanoshima Course. Check it out!

While you wait, enjoy some Japanese fortune telling!

If you happen to arrive early, that’s no problem. There’s stuff at the pier to keep you entertained if you need to kill some time.

▼Walk for a few minutes from JR Osakajokoen Station, until you see the blue and red sign here.
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▼There are seats outside, so sitting down for conversation is an option.
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▼Omikuji are Japanese fortunes written on paper. These here are related to romance, and they come with some advice as well. Just give it a try and see what happens ;)
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▼If you’re not happy with your fortune, you can tie it on to the white poles here. This is a way of getting rid of unwanted results.
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▼Replica ship’s wheel. Put on some captain’s clothes for a great pic!
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▼Beer from the keg! You can also have a nice cup of Asahi Super Dry before boarding the ship.
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Off to cruise in comfort!

The Osaka Castle・Nakanoshima Course goes around the Nakanoshima area, located in the central rivers of Osaka City. You can see famous and historic places as a recording tells you about them.

▼The Aqua Liner coming in to dock! It’s very colorful, almost like a tropical fish.
▼Time to board! From here, we start our journey by boat!
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▼The interior looks almost like the cabin of an airplane.
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▼You’ll get a ticket when you board. Don’t forget this, because you can exchange it for a free drink.
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▼The Aqua Liner starts to move!
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▼Get a look at the train tracks from below. A staple of everyday life in Japan from a different perspective!
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▼The staff comes around with drinks. You can exchange that ticket now.
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▼Coffee with a beautiful view for a moment of bliss.
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▼There are cup holders to the side of the seats, under the window.
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Look out from the window and...

You have a beautiful view of Osaka. A recording plays in English explaining the places you see as you pass. Get to know the charm and history of the city as you admire the scenery.

▼Osaka has a lot of beautiful bridges.
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▼This is the Japan Mint, where they coin Japanese currency. It’s especially popular during the cherry blossom season when the trees lining the front of the building come into bloom. Escape the crowds by ship.
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▼This bridge connects to the Nakanoshima rose garden.
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▼Another Aqua Liner, heading in the opposite direction.
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▼The Osaka City Central Public Hall. Designated as an important cultural property, they also hold events like classical concerts.
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▼Between the trees and the bridge, Osaka Castle can be seen in the distance.
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Osaka by boat, memories to last.

Relax and let the Aqua Liner take you away on a journey through Osaka’s waters. Discover more about the city and it’s notable places. Sightsee in leisure with top-notch service from the staff. Explore the water capital by boat.

▼It’s time to say goodbye. We wave farewell.
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Important Notes

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