Kurushima Kaikyo boat ride 急流観潮船

Experience the tidal currents where the sea turns to rapids!

This boat tour delves into one of Japan’s three fastest currents, the Kurushima Strait. The 40-minute ride provides views of the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge (the world’s first triple suspension bridge), the shipyards of Imabari (Japan’s biggest maritime city), and islands once governed by the Murakami Suigun. The boat trip through the tidal currents becomes a white-knuckle ride more akin to white water rafting, and the swirling rapids are almost overwhelming! The tour features the uniquely thrilling experience of travelling through the rapids even with the boat's engine switched off!

Basic Infomation

Address 愛媛県今治市吉海町名4520-2
Hours Open 9am - 4pm *booking two days before your visit is recommended
Tel 0897-84-3710
Website Click here
Price Adults (over 13) 1,800yen, Children (under 12) 900yen, Children (under 5) Free
Discounts for groups of over 10: Adults 1,620yen, Children (under 12) 810yen

[Tickets with an included tour of the historic sites of Oshima, Kurushima Castle, and Umashima]
Adults (over 13) 2,500yen, Children (under 12) 900yen, Children (under 5) Free