A long-established boathouse founded during the Edo period (1831) Mikawaya

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Enjoy a Tokyo Bay Cruise on Mikawaya’s Yakatabune

For foreign nationals resident in Japan, visiting tourists to Japan, and anyone who loves Japanese culture.
This is the official website of Yakatabune Mikawaya, where you can find out about what makes a Tokyo Bay cruise on a yakatabune so fascinating.

In 2020, Tokyo will once again host the world’s largest sporting event for the first time in 56 years. Situated in the Far East, Tokyo is one of the biggest cities in the world, with a booming economy as it gears up to host the Olympics for a second time, more than 50 years after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Among the entertainment offered by Tokyoites as part of their omotenashi (hospitality) to visitors from around the world is the yakatabune, enjoyed by people in Tokyo for over 150 years, since the Edo period of samurai and geisha. A yakatabune is an old-fashioned houseboat where you can enjoy a Tokyo Bay cruise, a journey on Tokyo Bay.

On a yakatabune you can have a fascinating time enjoying Japan to the fullest. The views of Tokyo Bay vary significantly in each of the four seasons and a Japanese-style party held on a yakatabune offers the perfect way for you to get to know the city, culture, history and traditions. Why not experience the unique tastes of Japan on a Tokyo Bay cruise? Yakatabune Mikawaya promises to extend the highest level of omotenashi to foreign nationals resident in Japan as well as visitors from around the world.

About the Two Plans at Yakatabune Mikawaya:

Yakatabune Mikawaya offers a choice of plans depending on the number of people. For those travelling alone or in a small group, the shared ride plan is the best option. The shared ride plan provides the opportunity to meet not only Japanese people but tourists from different countries too, making your trip in a foreign country even more exciting.

While the shared ride plan is suitable for up to 19 people, for groups of 20 people or more we recommend the chartered boat plan. The chartered boat plan enables you to enjoy full privacy with your close friends. A choice of menu is available: regular dinner menu with tempura and sashimi main course, or add sushi for the sushi dinner menu.

If you prefer, you may bring your own food, and enjoy eating familiar dishes from your own country. Enjoy the traditional Japanese yakatabune whichever way you please.

Shared-ride (acceptable number :1-19 guests) Dinner Menu

Dinner Menu Name Shared-ride Dinner Menu Shared-ride with Sushi Dinner Menu
Price 10,800 yen per person (Ordinary (Ume) Dinner Menu) 12,960 yen per person (Sushi Dinner Menu)
Point of Departure Mikawaya Shinagawa Pier
Meal 9 dishes, including Sashimi, tempura, rice cooked with other ingredients, bean paste soup, fruit 9 dishes, including sashimi, sushi, tempura, bean paste soup, fruit
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With All-you-can-drink Option Beer, Japanese sake, potato shochu/barley shochu (distilled spirit), whisky, sours, ume (plum) liquor, oolong tea, green tea, Coke, orange juice
Duration 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes
Minimum Number of Passengers 20 passengers ※We may cancel a shared-ride cruise if we do not have 20 or more passengers.

Chartered Boat(acceptable number : over 20 guests)Dinner Menu

Dinner Menu Name Price Duration Meal
Ordinary (梅)梅 10,800 yen 150 min 9 dishes, including Sashimi, tempura, rice cooked with other ingredients, bean paste soup, fruit
Semi-deluxe (竹)
(with sushi)竹(寿司)
12,960 yen 150 min 9 dishes including sashimi, tempura, sushi, bean paste soup, fruit
Semi-deluxe (竹)
(with Japanese beef steak)
竹(和牛)
12,960 yen 150 min 10 dishes including sashimi, Japanese beef steak, tempura, rice cooked with other ingredients, bean paste soup, fruit
Deluxe (松)松 16,200 yen 150 min. 10 dishes including sashimi, tempura, sushi, bean paste soup, fruit, hors d’oeuvres
  • ※Price for one adult (tax included).
  • ※30% off the price of each meal for children up to 12 years old (including meal).
  • ※2,160 yen per child up to 5 years old (tax included, meal not included).
Minimum Passenger Count 20 passengers
Time of Departure 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
With All-you-can-drink Option Beer, Japanese sake, potato shochu/barley shochu (distilled spirit), whisky, sours, ume (plum) liquor, oolong tea, green tea, Coke, orange juice

State of the houseboat

Introduction for the Round-Trip Course:

The Tokyo Bay cruise offered by Yakatabune Mikawaya covers all of the sightseeing spots along Tokyo Bay. While you savor delicious food and drinks, you can also fully enjoy the cityscape of Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Have a wonderful time on the houseboat seeing attractions such as Tokyo Tower, the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Sky Tree.

Access to Mikawaya:

To access Yakatabune Mikawaya, see below.

・10 minute walk from JR/Keikyu Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit (West Exit)
・15 minute walk from JR/Keikyu Shinagawa Station Konan Exit (East Exit)
・5 minute walk from Keikyu Kitashinagawa Station