Play by the water and ride a ship

Play by the water and ride a ship

Koto City has a lot of ways of enjoying only by city of attractive waters. We make boarding (ride) to walk and Japanese-style ship of waterside and amphibious bus, and what we cannot readily experience can enjoy casually in city. It is healed in waterside, and would you like to refresh everyday fatigue?

List of sightseeing theme spots

1. Former Nakagawa river station (rapid Kagawa, river we obtain and come)

Former Nakagawa river station

The River Station was opened in March 2013 (the 25th year of the Heisei era) as a lively new waterside location at the confluence of the Kyuunakagawa and Onagigawa Rivers. A slope has been put in place to enable what was the first amphibious bus in the Tokyo Metropolitan area to enter the water. As well as giving visitors the chance to witness at close quarters the impressive sight of the bus plunging into the water, this facility features a boarding area for rowing boats, and anyone can drop by to sample the lively atmosphere.

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2. Water bus stop (Toyosu)

Water bus stop <Toyosu>

From this pad in Urban dock La La Port Toyosu, water bus to tie Asakusa or Odaiba and Toyosu to is navigated regularly. This area was once a shipyard and then was re-developed. Around the arrival and departure port, propellers and cranes from large ships remain as monuments. It is recommended to go aboard a ship and walk around to view the remains of older times.

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3. Yokojyukkengawa Water Park (yokojikkengawashinsuikouen)

Yokojyukkengawa Water Park

Yokojyukkengawa Water Park extends for a total of 1,900 m, from the Onagigawa River to Hirazumibashi Bridge. The Yokojukkengawa River was originally excavated in 1659 (the 2nd year of the Manji era). The ‘jukken’ part of its name comes from the fact that its width was about ‘jukken’—that is ten so-called ‘ken’ in the old Japanese system of measurements—while the ‘yoko’ part of its name originates in the fact that it flowed crosswise—’yoko’ meaning sideways or across—when viewed from Edo Castle. As well as being able to experience boarding a Japanese-style ship from the Edo era, visitors can enjoy the natural environment from season to season, along with a boating terminal, an aquatic playground, and a pond featuring Japanese iris flowers.

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4. Tokyo Yumenoshima Marina (toukyoyumenoshimamarina)

Tokyo Yumenoshima Marina

There is mooring space for around 660 cabin cruisers and yachts at this large-scale marina, which is one of the biggest in Japan. Among the attractions at the marina are fashionable restaurants, open terraces, and a straight, 100-meter-long promenade affording unbroken views of the cabin cruisers and yachts We hold various events through one year.

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5. Water bus stop (Etchujima)

Water bus stop <Etchujima>

From this water bus stop, visitors can depart on river cruises to Asakusa and Tokyo Water Front. The views at night are very beautiful, and this location is often used for filming TV dramas and the like. Not only that, but during the day, time passes so calmly that it doesn’t feel as if you are in a big city at all. Visitors can take it easy, spending their time going for a walk, reading, and so on. This is a unique location in the city, where you can enjoy different atmospheres during the day and at night.

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6. Water bus stop <Palette Town>

Water bus stop <Palette town>

Via Tokyo Big Sight, "Tokyo Big Sight Palette town line" toward the sunrise pier goes out of this pad. Visitors can admire structures such as the 798-meter-long Rainbow Bridge and the Yurikamome Line while enjoying a cruise around Tokyo Bay. As there are Palette town and VenusFort in neighborhood facility, how about enjoying shopping and meal before and after boarding?

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7. Ariake passenger ship terminal, Water bus stop <Tokyo Big Sight> (ariakekyakusentaminaru, suijobasuhatchakujo <toukyobiggusaito>)

Ariake passenger ship terminal, Water bus stop <Tokyo Big Sight>

Water buses heading for Hinode Pier on the Tokyo Big Sight to Palette Town route depart from this station, which adjoins Tokyo Big Sight. Tokyo Big Sight is an integrated convention center that brings together exhibition spaces and conference facilities. Various events, exhibitions, meetings are held through the year. With more than 8 million visitors annually, Tokyo Big Sight features a complete range of shops and restaurants. Why not take a ride on the water bus while you’re visiting an event or an exhibition?

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8. Aomi passenger ship terminal, Water bus stop <Museum of Maritime Science> (> to feel one of aomikyakusentaminaru, suijobasuhatchakujo <ship or calyx)

Aomi passenger ship terminal, Water bus stop <Museum of Maritime Science>

Water buses and charter boats depart from Aomi Passenger Ship Terminal to Hinode Pier. Adjacent to Museum of Maritime Science, access to popular facilities such as Miraikan-The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation or Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari is good, too. You learn technology at museum and spend dropping in at hot spring relaxedly and can enjoy before and after boarding in various ways.

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9. Tatekawa river bed Park, Canoeing & Kayaking Courses

Tatekawa river bed Park Canoe and Kayak Facility

Tatekawa River Bed Park is beneath Route 7 of the Shutoko Expressway, which runs from west to east through the Joto area. There is a canoe and kayak course in one corner of the park. Visitors can rent the necessary equipment, so there is no need to bring anything with you to enjoy kayaking. As instructor tells carefully, even inexperienced person is reliable. Anyone is available if older than primary schoolchild, and reservation is unnecessary. However, visitors should be aware that this facility is only open for business from spring through fall. During summer when the weather gets warmer and everyone longs to be near the water, how about dropping by to make the most of the facilities at the park, along with the adjoining aquatic playground?

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