Back to All Events

[Joint Event] NJS Yakatabune Cherry Blossom Evening Cruise

  • Yakatabune&Cruiser Funasei (map)
sakurabashi yozakura 01.jpg

Yakatabune Cherry Blossom Evening Cruise


The Norway-Japan Society (NJS) kindly invites members and friends of NCCJ to a Yakatabune Evening Cruise, on board a Yakatabune (traditional Japanese houseboat) on Wednesday, 27th March 2019. This is the first time NJS organizes this dinner boat cruise during the cherry blossom season, and you are strongly encouraged to participate in the event!

Unlike previous cruise events held in September, we will first pass under the illuminated Rainbow Bridge and head to Sumida River. We will then cruise along the river toward the direction Tokyo Sky Tree up to Sakura Bridge. The boat will anchor for an hour at the Sakura Bridge area, and enjoy an excellent combination of Tempura, Sashimi and other Japanese foods. During the time we’re stationed by the Sakura Bridge you can also go up to the deck to see the light-up cherry blossom and Tokyo Sky Tree nearby from the boat. On the way back there is karaoke available on board for those who like to sing. Feel free to bring your family and friends for this fun occasion!

According to the cherry blossom forecasts the flowers will start to bloom on the 22nd and peak on 30th March in this area, so we will be able to enjoy cherry blossom close to its peak from our boat.

From the NJS Yakatabune Autumn Cruise 2018

From the NJS Yakatabune Autumn Cruise 2018


When: March 27th (18:00-21:30)
Where: “Yakatabune Funasei” (屋形船 船清) office reception desk【MAP
Cost: 8,000 yen
*Price includes foods and drinks, tax and service charge.
By March 20th, 2019

Please pay in cash on the cruise day (27th March) to the Norway-Japan Society at reception desk of Funasei. Cancellation fee:  2 days before the event - 0%, 1 day before - 50%, on the cruise day - 100% 


In case the weather should not permit a safe or enjoyable cruise (ex: very bad weather like typhoon, heavy windstorm, etc.), this program will be cancelled. In this case, we will inform each participant one day before about the cancellation decision. But in case of just normal rain, the program will be carried out as planned.

This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy beautifully light-up cherry blossom along River Sumida from the boat and meet other members. We look forward to seeing you in the evening of 27th March.

Please register within Wednesday March 20th