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Osaka city seen from river with a plenty of highlights! What is the unique sightseeing cruise "Osaka water bus Aqua Liner" in Osaka, a capital of waterways?

The city of Osaka, famous for a capital of waterways. Just like the name says, in the city many rivers run such as Yodogawa flowing in the city center, Ohkawa which is tributary of Yodogawa, Tosaborikawa and Dojimagawa along Nakanoshima island.

Combination of skyscrapers, high apartments together with soaring historical buildings and rivers which run through them is unique scenery in Osaka.

With Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner" you can enjoy such views to your heart's content.

You can go through Ohkawa, Tosahorikawa and Dojimagawa by the sightseeing cruise ship "Aqua Liner". It is a popular tourists attraction in Osaka, and you can see Osaka city from the boat between Osaka castle and Nakanoshima which takes 1 hour.

We would like to show Osaka city's charms which can be seen only from the boat, and seasonal attractions such as "cherry blossom in Spring" and "scarlet maple leaves in Autumn", which are highlights of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner".


Table of contents for this article-



1, Basic and useful information of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"
2, Highlights of Osaka cruise "Aqua Liner" seeing Osaka castle and Nakanoshima in a capital of water
3, Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner" embarkment and booking information
4, Online reviews of Aqua Liner
5, Good deal discount information of Osaka water bus"Aqua Liner"
6, Comments from EnjoyJaoan! Editorial dept.
7, Access to Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"
8, Recommended information around Aqua Liner


1, Basic and useful information of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"



Basic information




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Name: Osaka suijo bus "Aqua Liner"
Name in English: Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"
Prefecture: Osaka
Area: Osaka city area (Yodoya bridge/Tenma bridge/Osaka castle)
Tel: 0570-03-5551
No service day:

●All courses

In 2016

・July 25
※Because of Tenjin matsuri festival, no service.

In 2017

・January 11
・January 12
・February 15
・February 16

All courses are planned to be out of service.

●No service days only from OAP (Osaka Amenity Park)

From 2016 to 2017

・From May 1, 2016 to January 3, 2017
・From February 4, 2017 to March 31, 2017

Service limited on Saturday, Sunday and holiday.

Addresses

●Osaka castle port

Postal code: 540-0002
Address: 2 banchi saki Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka city

●Yodoyabashi port

Postal code: 541-0041
Address: 3-1-21 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

●Hachikenyahama Funatsukiba port

Postal code: 540-0032
Address: 1-1 Tenma Kyomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

●OAP (Osaka Amenity Park) port

Postal code: 530-0042
Address: 1-8-40 Tenmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

Service hours:

Service hours vary depending on departing port.
For details, please see the official site
http://suijo-bus.osaka/guide/aqualiner/information.html

Fare:

・Ordinary period

Adult/1,700 yen
Child (primary school 6-12 years)/850 yen

・Spring special period ※From March 28 to April 15

Adult/2,000 yen
Child (primary school 6-12 years)/1,000 yen

Parking: No
Official site:http://suijo-bus.osaka/

Useful information



Within 10 minutes walking distance from the nearest staion: Yes
Credit card: Not accepted
Purpose: Friends/Date/Family/Solo/Group
Foreign language speaking staff: Unknown
Free Wi-Fi: Not available
Average time required: Approx. 1 hour
Other useful information:

・Services may be suspended due to weather and river conditions.
・On July 25 of "Tenjinsai" festival, no service for certain hours.
・No outside drinks and foods allowed. Please use the shop inside the ship.


2, Highlights of "Aqua Liner", the cruise of Osaka castle and Nakanoshima in a capital of waterways



In Osaka city center, there are many rivers, for example Ohkawa river in which a festival known as a Summer seasonal charm"Tenjinsai" takes place in a water course from Yodo river, in addition to Tosaborikawa river and Dojima river. This is why Osaka is called a capital of waterways.

A water bus "Aqua Liner" enables you to enjoy cruising the rivers seeing Osaka city view. I would like to show you highlights of the cruising boat.

First thing to do - buy ticket at ticket desk.


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Ticket of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner".

After buying the ticket, proceed to the water bus "Aqua Liner" and soon the boat departures. The water bus runs through the course between "Osaka castle and Nakanoshima" for 60 minutes.


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After the departure please enjoy the scenery of Osaka city from almost same level of river surface.

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The water bus runs close to "Nakanoshima rose garden" known for beautiful roses.


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Running through the city center, you may see famous architecture and buildings in background of Osaka city. The photo is "Nakanoshima public hall" seen from the boat.

Osaka Business Park and Osaka water bus Aqua Liner

This is one of business districts in Osaka, "Osaka Business Park (OBP)".


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Next to Osaka Business Park (OBP) there are touristic spots which represent Osaka city, such as"Osaka castle",and "Osaka castle hall" where famous musicians' concerts and sport events take places.

As we have seen you can see various spots from the river side. If you come to Osaka for sightseeing, this is a good way to see the rich and varied attractions of the city.

For your information, the recommended season for cruise in Osaka, a capital of waterways is "Spring". You can admire the beauty of scenery with cherry blossoms seen from the boat especially the contrast of river, cherry blossom and blue sky.


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As you have seen, in Spring time there are cherry trees standing along the river with full bloom of the flowers which create a dreamlike scenery.
The cherry blossom seen from river is gorgeous and you can't see the similar view in anywhere else than from "Aqua Liner".

In addition, night cruise is recommended for dates.

Night water bus Aqua Liner

The time on the boat with night view of Osaka city is fantastic.
As you see on the photo the water bus itself becomes blight with illumination at night. :)

If you come to Osaka for sightseeing, please do not miss the water bus "Aqua Liner".


3, Information of embarkment and booking of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"



After looking through the highlights of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner", let's see how to embark and make a reservation.

Courses and Embarkment spots of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"



Courses and Embarkment spots of Osaka water bus
Quote: Osaka water bus official site/http://suijo-bus.osaka/

1, Osaka castle port

Postal code: 540-0002
Address: 2 banchi saki Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

2, Yodoyabashi port

Postal code: 541-0041
Address: 3-1-21 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

3, Hachikenyahama Funatsukiba port

Postal code: 540-0032
Address: Tenmabashi Kyomachi 1-1, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

4, Osaka Amenity Park (OAP) port

Postal code: 530-0042
Address: 1-8-40 Tenmabash, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

How to make a reservation for Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"



It is possible to buy the tickets on the spot in most cases without reservation.
For advance reservation please call the following telephone number.

●For ticket reservation of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"

Tel: 0570-03-5551


4, Online review of Aqua Liner



Here are reviews written by those who took the water bus and cruised through Osaka city, a capital of water.



Translate : Had a trip to Osaka today! Buffet lunch at 48th floor of the second highest building in Osaka. Then took a water bus "Aqua Liner" and saw the Osaka city view to my content. I go happy nenergy from my customers.(^o^)



Translate : Osaka water bus Aqua Liner. The course from Nakanoshima to Osaka castle and turning back is more recommended than just going to Nakanoshima.



Translate : Dropped by Nakanoshima park♪ Nakanoshima Night View cruise which has started today. Aqua Liner of Osaka water bus.



Translate : Enjoyed the big city scenery of Osaka, a capital of water, from Aqua Liner.


They seem to have enjoyed the cruise because it's rare experience to see the city from the river.

If you worry about sea sick, please note that there are some comments like "Not waved at all!" or "There was no problem although I was worrying about sea sick!".


5, Good deal discount ticket information of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"



Here is information of good deal discount ticket for Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner".

※Fare are as of June, 2016.

Limited plan to Osaka castle!
Combination of "Admission ticket to Osaka castle donjon" and water bus "Aqua Liner ticket"



Combination discount ticket for Osaka casle donjon entrance and water bus Aqua Liner
Quote: Osaka water bus official site/http://suijo-bus.osaka/

●Ordinary ticket

・Entrance ticket to Osaka castle donjon: 600 yen
・Water bus "Aqua Liner ticket":1700 yen

Total: 2300 yen

But using the "Limited plan to Osaka castle!", it becomes 300 yen off from the price.

So the total amount is"2000 yen"!

●Attention

・For the period from March 28 to April 15, and no service days, the discount ticket is not on sale.


6, Comments from EnjoyJaoan! Editorial dept.



Water bus Aqua Liner and Nakanoshima seen from terrace seat

You may be surprised with the shape of the water bus at first. As there are many low bridges in Osaka, the normal ships can not pass under them, therefore its shape has become flat. Even with this flat ship, the gap between ship and the bridge is very close, so it is very thrilling when you pass under bridges. Please check it out.

The main purpose is, of course, sightseeing cruise in Osaka city. As I have written already, "Spring" cherry blossom is recommended, but also "Autumn" scarlet maple leaves are beautiful. Besides, the course between "Osaka castle and Nakanoshima" is the very center of Osaka city, and there are many things to see such as Osaka castle, skyscrapers in Osaka business Park, Nakanoshima public hall and Osaka city hall.

If you come to Osaka and would like to see sightseeing spots in Osaka to begin with, the water bus "Aqua Liner" is recommended.


7, Access to Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner"



Here is the access information to 4 piers of Osaka water bus "Aqua Liner".

Access information to Osaka castle port pier





Postal code: 540-0002
Address: 2 banchi saki, Chuo-ku Osakajo, Osaka city, Osaka
Tel: Unknown

(Trains)
・Take JR Kanjo line and get off at "Osaka jo koen" station. 5 minutes walk from the station.
・Take Osaka city metro Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi line and get off at "Osakajo kitazume" station. 10 minutes walk from the station
・Take Keihan line and get off at "Kyobashi" station. 15 minutes walk from the station.

Access information to Yodoyabashi port





Postal code: 541-0041
Address: 3-1-21 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
Tel: Unknown

(Trains)
・Take Keihan line and get off at "Yodoyabashi" station. 2 minutes walk from the station.
・Take Osaka city metro Midosuji line and get off at "Yodoyabashi". 2 minutes walk from the station.

Access information to Hachikenyahama Funatsukiba port





Postal code: 540-0032
Address: 1-1 Tenma Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
Tel: Unknown

(Trains)
・Take Keihan line and get off at "Tenmabashi" station. 2 minutes walk from the station.
・Take Osaka city metro Tanimachi line and get off at "Tenmabashi". 2 minutes from the station

Access information to OAP (Osaka Amenity Park)





Postal code: 530-0042
Address: 1-8-40 Tenmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

(Trains)
・Take JR Kanjo line and get off at "Sakuranomiya" station. 10 minutes walk from the station.


8, Recommended information of Aqua Liner



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"Osaka castle" representing the city of Osaka! Let's go to experience 360 degrees panoramic view from the donjon!

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