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Boat ride

boat ride photo

Are you interested in how
daim (feudal lords) enjoyed Ritsurin Garden?
If yes, this boat ride is just for you!
owing slowly through the South Pond, our experienced boatmen will take you to a short journey and introduce you to the beautiful views that daim must have enjoyed in the past.

Departure Time of First Boat Departure Time of Last Boat
Jan. 9:00 16:00
Feb. 16:30
Mar. 17:00
Apr. & May 17:30
June - Aug. 18:00
Sept. 17:30
Oct. 16:30
Nov. & Dec. 16:00
*Starting from 9:00, one boat departs every 30 min.
*Schedules at 12:00 and 12:30 are not available on weekdays (except public holidays) as well as from December to February.
*Boat ride takes approx. 30 min. including the time to board and unboard a boat.


Garden's Opening Time
Jan. Feb. 7:00
Mar. 6:30
Apr.- Sept. 5:30
Oct. 6:00
Nov. 6:30
Dec. 7:00
Tickets are sold at the East Gate ticket counter from the garden's opening time.
・ Please purchase tickets on the day that you would like to take a boat. Advance bookings are not available.
Please choose a time slot when you purchase tickets.
Time of your boat ride cannot be changed after purchasing tickets.
10 min. prior to the boat departure time, the ticket counter stops selling tickets for the time slot. If there are still remaining seats, tickets can be purchased from boatmen at the boat pier.


Adult 610 yen
Child aged 6-15 300 yen
Child aged 3-5 Free
*Please note that children under 3 years old are not allowed on boat.
*For safety reasons, every 2 children (age 3-12) must be accompanied by 1 adult.


Boat Pier
Please go to the boat pier 10 min. prior to your boat departure time.


Refund and Cancellation Policy

Without prior notice, Ritsurin Garden reserves the right to cancel boat rides due to weather conditions and other special reasons.
Tickets are NOT refundable except when scheduled boat rides are cancelled by Ritsurin Garden.
For refund, please visit the East Gate
ticket counter within the day you purchased the tickets.


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