Tarai Boat River Cruise
たらい舟川下り （Tarai-bune Kawa-kudari）
Spend an elegant day floating on the waters of Ogaki, the "Water Capital"
Another part of the appeal of this experience is the time of year when it takes place: late March. In other words...cherry blossoms! Floating down the tranquil river at a leisurely pace while taking in the beauty of the cherry trees lining the river is an experience that cannot be beat, so take some time out of your day when you come to Gifu and take a ride atop the clear waters of Ogaki!
The activity is conducted using regular boats during periods in which the cherry blossoms can be seen, with washtubs only able to be ridden during the "green season" that occurs immediately after the cherry blossoms have disappeared for the year.
Riding down the Suimon River
|Date||March 26 - April 10 (cherry blossom season)
April 16 - May 5 (green season) (weekends and holidays only)
|Time||Boats depart at 9:40am, 10:30am, 11:20am, 12:10pm, 1:40 pm, 2:30pm, 3:20pm, and 4:10pm (cherry blossom season)
Boats depart at 9:20am, 10:40am, 12:00pm, 1:40pm, 3:00pm, and 4:20pm (green season)
|Address / Map||Takasago-cho, Ogaki City, Gifu | Map|
|Telephone Number||0584-77-1535 （Ogaki Tourism Association）|
|Days Closed for Business||Days of inclement weather|
|Price||1,000 yen per person (cherry blossom season)
2,000 yen per boat (green season)
|Directions||7-minute walk from JR Ogaki Station (Tokaido Main Line)|