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Shinawaga-ura (Yakatabune Houseboats)

Travel Guide - Shinawaga-ura (Yakatabune Houseboats)


Shinagawa-ura and the Yakatabune houseboats have been ranked in the top 100 sights of Shinagawa chosen by the local residents. Even though the area around JR Shinagawa Station has been developed as one of the major business districts in Tokyo, the jetty for fishing boats and houseboats seen from the Kita Shinagawa-bashi Bridge allows Shinagawa to still remain the atmosphere of an old fishing town.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Varies according to the boathouse


  • Varies according to the boathouse

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Varies according to the boathouse

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 12 minutes walk from JR Shinagawa Station
  • 5 minutes walk from Kita-Shinagawa Station on the Keikyu Main Line (KK02)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-1, Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002


BoardGameGeek @BoardGameGeek - 2020-11-11
In Yakatabune (@polarpondgames), two players compete to wow onlookers on houseboats with their fireworks displays w… https://t.co/36Y2U6ggDP
Dr Kevin Purcell @kevinpurcell - 2020-02-16
Avian Flu Diary: Tokyo Confirms 8 More COVID-19 Cases

By “houseboats” the machine (over-translation!) is hiding “y… https://t.co/mkkdIQEc5c
Asahi Shimbun AJW @AJWasahi - 2018-08-10
#Houseboats in #Urayasu look to refloat popular nightly #cruises:The Asahi Shimbun
#yakatabune #Edotraditions
My Eyes Tokyo @myeyestokyo - 2017-07-13
Good morning! Today's My Eyes Tokyo starts with photos of houseboats (yakatabune) taking a rest. See... https://t.co/mrt0qiiZlk
Season of TOKYO @japan_photonavi - 2016-12-22
Yakatabune (Houseboats) of Tokyo
#Tokyo #Yakatabune #Houseboats #sumidagawa
https://t.co/PJB0dBgcYW https://t.co/UvCbQu0BWw
Tomoko Suzuki @tomoko_szk - 2016-11-22
”Yakatabune', the houseboats in which you can wine and dine while enjoying beautiful scene… https://t.co/zrdLeaJRwq https://t.co/3c9HzlzcvO
Susan @Susan_y_ - 2016-04-02
Arashiyama's view from the Yakatabune. #Kyoto #cherryblossoms #houseboats https://t.co/dkIlrhnrqv
My Eyes Tokyo @myeyestokyo - 2016-02-26
Hi! Today's My Eyes Tokyo started with photos of houseboats (yakatabune) taking a rest. See https://t.co/d5luOL2H2b and have a great day!
Japanese_sightseeing @japanese_spot - 2015-08-21

The Japanese have enjoyed yakatabune (houseboats) for centuries.

#Japan #visit_Japan #Japanese http://t.co/heDHF1FZMC
TRULY_JAPAN @truly_japan - 2015-07-30
Traditional culture in Japan, Yakatabune(Japanese Old-fashioned Houseboats)🏮
#cruise #cherryblossom #fireworks
Tim Buktu @Tim_Buktu_USA - 2015-04-14
Yakatabune (houseboats) litter the Sumida River at dusk. Cherry blossom season is a popular time for evening... http://t.co/FOQ1Po1esD


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