Yakatabune

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The “yakatabune” is a traditional cruising boat that has been used continuously since the Edo period. Yakatabune have a roof and a style distinctive of old Japan. They are a wonderful way to go sightseeing by river or sea. Yakatabune are normally rented out for parties, but “noriai” is sometimes available where you can ride with other passengers. Places that manage yakatabune are called “funayado.” Funayado offer many different sightseeing courses and dining plans. Courses normally last 2 to 3 hours.

History of Yakatabune

Sightseeing cruises have a long history in Japan. In the 7th and 8th centuries, Japanese nobility would ride on decorated boats and read poems and perform music while enjoying the scenery. During the Edo period, rich samurai and merchants would compete in making lavish yakatabune, and would use them for sightseeing and dining. These lavish lifestyles were then outlawed, and extravagant yakatabune disappeared. After this, very basic yakatabune were constructed and commoners were able to enjoy cruising. Contemporary yakatabune developed during this time.

Having a friend’s same culture looks we sort of miss our own country. We really had so much fun and new experience as well. We went to the Costco to buy some food to eat and we meet all in the port. Thanks to our friend for reserving the boat for us at least we have 20 people to rent a boat (not including kids)

We also celebrate the July’s birthday. So much food to take home.

Most yakatabune set out in the evening, but some yakatabune are available in the afternoon. Afternoon cruising offers different scenic views than those at night.

Afternoon and Evening Scenery

Most yakatabune set out in the evening, but some yakatabune are available in the afternoon. Afternoon cruising offers different scenic views than those at night.

Below the video, I just used my phone.

 

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