AQUA mini

Osaka, the Water Capital is Introducing a new cruise!
Osaka Castle/Dotombori Tour
Currently, AQUA mini "Osaka Castle, Dotombori tour" service is unavailable during the winter season.
Service is due to be resumed on April 25, 2016.

The new Osaka Castle/Dotombori Tour links Osakajo Pier [Osaka Castle Park] and Minatomachi Pier [Minatomachi River Place] via Tazaemonbashi Pier which is located on the Tombori River Walk (the premier shopping district on Dotombori River). Our two new ships, the Water Capital/Aqua Mini, depart hourly from both Osakajo and Minatomachi Pier. This one-way 50-minute cruise offers the opportunity to enjoy the unique scenery of Osaka, Japan’s Water Capital: Okawa River near verdant Osaka Castle Park, the city’s ancient waterways, Higashiyokobori River and its massive floodgate, and Dotombori River with in famous Osaka landscape stretching out on either shore.

Route Information

Pier of Aqua mini

  • Osaka Castle Park(Osakajo Pier)
    - About a 3 minute walk from JR Osakajokoen Station
    - About a 10 minute walk from either Keihan Kyobashi Station or JR Kyobashi Station
    - About a 2 minute walk from Osaka Business Park Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway
  • Tombori River Walk(Tazaemonbashi Pier)
    - About a 10 minute walk from JR Namba Station
    - About a 5 minute walk from Kintetsu Namba Station
    - About a 10 minute walk from Nankai Namba Station
    - Subways:
    About a 5 minute walk from Namba Station on the Yotsubashi Line
    About a 5 minute walk from Namba Station on the Sennichimae Line
    About a 5 minute walk from Namba Station on the Midosuji Line
  • Minatomachi River Place(Minatomachi Pier)
    - About a 5 minute walk from JR Namba Station
    - About a 5 minute walk from Kintetsu Namba Station
    - About a 10 minute walk from Nankai Namba Station
    - Subways:
    About a 3 minute walk from Namba Station on the Yotsubashi Line
    About a 5 minute walk from Namba Station on the Sennichimae Line
    About a 7 minute walk from Namba Station on the Midosuji Line

*Cruises may be canceled or altered as necessary for safety reasons due to weather and river conditions.
*Cruise routes may be altered as necessary (To accommodate event-themed cruises).

Boarding Fares (tax included)

One-way fare between Osakajo Pier and Tazaemonbashi Pier/Minatomachi Pier

Adult1,200 yenChild600 yen

Infants ride free (*Up to 1 infant per fare-paying adult)

Operating Hours (2016 Suido ship Aqua Mini schedule)

April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
A A
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T
B A A A A A A A A A A B

※On May 21st, [Corridor of Water course] program may have been cancelled due to conflicting hours.

June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T
B B B B
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S
B B B B B B B
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W
B A A A A A B B B B

※On August 6th, there will be a special event held, hence all other events on the schedules will be cancelled.

September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F
A A A A A A A A A A

※On September 17th, [Corridor of Water course] program may have been cancelled due to conflicting hours.

October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M
A A X A A A A A C C C C

※On October 15th, [Corridor of Water course] program may have been cancelled due to conflicting hours.

November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W
C C C

Departure Time

Timetable A

Osaka Castle Park(Osakajo Pier) Minatomachi River Place(Minatomachi Pier) Tombori River Walk(Tazaemonbashi Pier)
Departure Time Departure Time Departure Time
1st Ship 11:05 sail  
2nd Ship 12:05 sail 12:10 sail 12:20 sail
3rd Ship 13:05 sail 13:10 sail 13:20 sail
4th Ship 14:05 sail 14:10 sail 14:20 sail
5th Ship 15:05 sail 15:10 sail 15:20 sail
6th Ship 16:05 sail 16:10 sail 16:20 sail
7th Ship 17:05 sail 17:10 sail 17:20 sail
8th Ship 18:10 sail 18:20 sail

The schedule with the sign ‘※’ are cancelled.

Timetable B

Osaka Castle Park(Osakajo Pier) Minatomachi River Place(Minatomachi Pier) Tombori River Walk(Tazaemonbashi Pier)
Departure Time Departure Time Departure Time
1st Ship 11:05 sail  
2nd Ship   12:10 sail 12:20 sail
3rd Ship 13:05 sail    
4th Ship   14:10 sail 14:20 sail
5th Ship 15:05 sail    
6th Ship   16:10 sail 16:20 sail

Timetable C

Osaka Castle Park(Osakajo Pier) Minatomachi River Place(Minatomachi Pier) Tombori River Walk(Tazaemonbashi Pier)
Departure Time Departure Time Departure Time
1st Ship 11:05 sail  
2nd Ship 12:05 sail 12:10 sail 12:20 sail
3rd Ship 13:05 sail 13:10 sail 13:20 sail
4th Ship 14:05 sail 14:10 sail 14:20 sail
5th Ship 15:05 sail 15:10 sail 15:20 sail
6th Ship 16:05 sail 16:10 sail 16:20 sail
7th Ship   17:10 sail 17:20 sail
  • From November 7th to End of April,2017, there will be no operating schedules.