Here, we present Shimanto-Ashizuri activity plans,
including river and marine activities.

Nature Activities

Shimanto Riverboat Dinner

  • この自然の中で優雅にお食事
  • ベジタリアンの方にも対応いたします
  • 四万十の幸を堪能
Dinner on the water
Floating low on the water, and fitted out with springy tatami mats, a long table and zabuton cushions, Japan's elite have always enjoyed slow meals in yakatabune river boats. The open siding lets the river breeze flow through the structure, so guests feel like they are at one with the river and surrounding nature.
A ride in a traditional Japanese riverboat is a must-try experience. You can easily imagine yourself as a lord lazily watching a full moon high above out the wooden framed windows.
Dinner features an array of elegantly presented, locally-sourced delicacies, and is complimented with local cold sake or non-alcoholic drinks.
As the bank of Shimanto River (known as Japan's last pure river) drifts by, you'll be transported to a simpler time when the wonders of nature, the delicacy of taste and the sound of a hawk flying high above was more than enough.

★Details of Tour★
Meet in the car park in front of the Shimanto River Houseboat Cruising Office.
*If you wish, we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at your accommodation in Shimanto City, 30 minutes before booking time for the boat.
The cost of the taxi will be paid directly to the taxi driver.

Take a sightseeing boat to the upper part of the Shimanto River (about 20 minutes away).
Along the way, please enjoy the natural beauty of the river from the comfort of the boat.
The boat will stop its engine so that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Shimanto River in peace.
Next, you will be served a meal using the finest local ingredients, and accompanied by sake (or soft drinks if you prefer). Please enjoy it as the boat slowly descends from the upper reaches of the river down towards Takase Chinkabashi Bridge.
This plan cannot be booked online right now.
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Plan contents

Acceptance period
All year round
* Online reservations can be made from 3 months to 7 days before the date of the plan.
adult : 6,000yen
7 to 12 years old : 1,500yen
Free for preschoolers
Time required
Number of participants
Meeting place
Yakatabune Nattoku
846-1 Tadenokawa, Shimanto City, Kochi
Activity time
Runs for 80 minutes
(Mar-Sep)The last boat leaves by 4:00 p.m.
(Oct-Feb)The last boat leaves by 3:00pm
There are two types of boats: one with tatami mats and tables for less than 10 people, and a larger boat with chairs and tables for more than 10 people. If it is difficult to sit on tatami, or if you prefer, we can use a boat with chairs and tables.

Information on the day

Transportation service
There is no free pick-up service.
About 20 minutes by car from Nakamura Station /Nakamura City.
*There is no public transport available at the tour times, so please use a taxi or come in your own car (parking available).
*A taxi (up to 4 passengers) will cost about 7,200 yen round trip from the center of Shimanto City.
The Hata Region Tourism Bureau can make arrangements for you on request.
*Tour will be cancelled in event of bad weather or high water levels.
*There are no toilets on board(in emergency will head to port in a few minutes)
*There are also larger boats equipped with chairs and tables.
*No alcohol will be served to the guest driving the car. Instead, soft drinks will be served.
*Guests are kindly advised to wear masks on board(except when eating /drinking)
Special notes for groups
*If there are more than 10 people, we will use a larger boat with chairs and tables.
Fees include
Boat ticket, Japanese bento box, hot tea, cold sake or soft drinks
Payment method
cash, credit card
Cancelation policies
Cancellation on the day of the event or no-show: 100% of the fee,
Cancellations on the day before:30% of the fee will be charged
This plan cannot be booked online right now.
Please contact us by phone directly to sponsorship Sponsorship information


TEL:0880-31-0233  FAX:0880-31-0660