Located at the mouth of the Yoshinogawa River Tokushima has roughly 138 rivers running through the city. With its warm climate, rich nature, and river access Tokushima City has long prospered as an economic center in the prefecture and this maritime tradition continues to this day.
Tokushima’s “sunset” cruise allows guests to experience the natural beauty that the Yoshinogawa River imparts on Tokushima City as guests cruise around city canals and out into the greater part of the river itself. While enjoying the scenery full bar service is available as well as a traditional style meal served in homemade wooden bentō boxes unique to Tokushima that showcase just how good local cuisine can be.
|Season Available||March to November, Unavailable during winter|
|Sign-Up Date||At least 3 days prior|
|Length of Tour||17～21:00|
|Meeting Place||JR Tokushima Station (in front of Starbucks)|
Name: Yūki Bandō
Yūki was born and raised in Tokushima Prefecture and is a nationally licensed English guide as well as a Kagawa Setouchi regional interpreter and guide.
As a Tokushima native, Yūki has enjoyed many experiences across the prefecture and has served as a member of Tokushima City’s magazine since graduating from university. Currently, Yūki is an active writer, producing articles in both Japanese and English as well as a photo writer for Setouchi Finder. Keeping in line with her roots, Yūki also contributes to various Tokushima related media outlets such as “AWAODORI PRESS”, “Awa Raku,” and “Awa Odori” magazines. Yūki was even involved with the production of an “udon DVD” about the beloved noodles of Kagawa Prefecture.
Yūki has also long been interested in the Eighty-Eight Temple Shikoku Pilgrimage since her youth and has completed the complete pilgrimage circuit twice. She is currently going for a third time with her six-year-old daughter.
Yūki has held a passion for Tokushima nightlife since her college days and considers herself to be true fan of Tokushima’s unique cuisine and specialty alcohol products and loves to casually share this love of the area with guests to the area and has a knack for explaining what makes Tokushima, and its cuisine, so special here on Shikoku.
Yūki also has experience guiding people around the Setō Inland Sea region visiting the various islands there including, Teshima, Inujima, Shōdoshima, Ogijima, Megijima, Oshima, Honjima, and Takami. She also served as an official tour guide during the 2019 Setouchi Triennale and will also serve as a guide for the 2022 season.
|Transportation||By Foot and Cruise|
|Number of Paticipants||4～8|
|Included Meal||Local lunchbox meal, Drinks (all-you-can-drink beer, wine, soft drinks, etc.)|
|Min. Number of Participants||4|
|Tour Conductor||Yūki Bandō|
|Price per Person||2～３: ￥26,400/ ４or more: ￥20,800|
Hyotanjima Cruise Charter・Local lunchbox meal・Drinks (all-you-can-drink beer, wine, soft drinks, etc.), guide fee
|Cancellation Policy||3 days prior 20%/ day of 50%/ After Start of Tour or no show 100%|
|Regarding the Corona Virus||All preventative measures with regards to the Corona Virus are in place, we ask that you please conform to all regulations aimed at preventing the further spread of the virus.|