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Unique mode of transportation

This ride is free with the Amazing Osaka pass. You can take it one way or return. Most people on... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Sydney, Australia

A very pleasant and scenic one hour cruise along the Okawa River on the Aqua-Liner "Water Bus" with... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Bruce T
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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7 Apr 2018
“Unique mode of transportation”
11 Apr 2018
“Nice time to spend”
Aqua-Liner, an aqua-bus touring Osaka's Okawa River, the Water Capital. Enjoy yourself while viewing Japanese esthetic scenery reflected on the surface of Okawa River during the changes season to season.
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6942-5511
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We chose to start from near Osakajokoen at Aqualiner. This was a great not too busy choice, maybe a matter of luck. Nice 1 hour tour to view around Osaka. Worth the trip.

Thank gjanzso
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This ride is free with the Amazing Osaka pass. You can take it one way or return. Most people on our cruise took it one way. The bus leaves once an hour and is a pleasant journey down the river. Allocated seating is provided.

Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The boat made a few stops along the waterway. The journey took about one hour and was very comfortable. We were able to see some city landmarks from the water, including the Osaka Castle. Easy access from train subway station.

2  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

An hour cruising along the river to see some of the views of Osaka. However, the views are mostly of large buildings and Hotels. Compared against a boat cruise along the Seine river in Paris, where there is so much to see, this boat cruise...More

1  Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we were advised by the ticket seller to come back in an hours time for the cruise and were not given an opportunity to purchase our tickets. When we did come back was advised by an extremely rude staff member that the cruise was...More

3  Thank Leisha V
Reviewed 22 November 2016

It goes to many places in the city. The audio tour is very helpful the understand the history of the city

3  Thank Christian R
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A very pleasant and scenic one hour cruise along the Okawa River on the Aqua-Liner "Water Bus" with views of interesting places, such as Osaka Castle (although distant). Much longer time on the river than the Osaka Duck/Amphibious Bus tour.

1  Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Booked onto this trip as had the Osaka Amazing Pass and received discounted tickets. Was very disappointed by the tour as we didn't seem to see anything but hotels and restaurants along the way! Although the boat was comfortable and offered refreshments which was great,...More

2  Thank Alice C
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I have been on the aqua liner twice and both times enjoyed the trip (Very clean). Anytime of the year is good. For example, I went in June and was so relieved to sit down on the comfortable seat and enjoy cold air conditioning. I...More

1  Thank HonestReviewfromTN
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Pleasant view of area surrounding Castle. This ride is included in the city underground pass. Suggest getting 2 days pass, if you have the time to explore Osaka.

1  Thank BKLau
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Lorenzo S
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Response from Bruce T | Reviewed this property |
We just showed up at the port and booked without any reservations.
19 August 2016|
Response from 333ginnyv |
The Santa Marira night tour, thanks