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Yagiri-no-Watashi

A Historical Ferry Connecting Shibamata and Matsudo

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Ferry

Starting from the 1600s, this historical ferry has linked Shibamata in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward with the shore on the other side in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture.
As there is no timetable, the ferry takes off when a certain number of people board it.
Cross a handmade pier to where the boat is docked and pay the captain. Even if there is no boat, it will soon appear from the other shore, so line up and wait for it.
This hand-rowed boat leaves the noise of the city behind in a relaxing 5-minute cruise.
When hand-rowing is impossible due to weather and river conditions, or when such service is suspended, a riverboat maybe used.
On the Katsushika Ward side, it’s about 5 minutes on foot from Shibamata Taishakuten. This temple served as the setting for the 1969 Japanese movie, “The Otoko wa tsurai yo (It’s Tough Being a Man)”. Located in a popular tourist area, this is a recommended addition to sightseeing plans.

Highlights

  • Experience a historical ferry boat ride.
  • Reach the other shore in about 5 minutes by boat.
  • There aren’t any attending staff, and no English signs stand out.
  • One boat can hold up to 30 people.

Photos

  • Yagiri-no-Watashi

    Yagiri-no-Watashi

  • The Boat-landing Area (the Shibamata side)

    The Boat-landing Area (the Shibamata side)

  • The View from the Boat

    The View from the Boat

  • Twilight

    Twilight

Reviews

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  • 葉瑄儀

    帶著滿懷希望的心情想要來體驗,現場環境設備感覺很簡陋,和想像的有落差所以只有拍完照就離開了

  • Rise

    矢切渡船码头是自日本江户时代就有的渡船口。也是由石本美由作词,船村彻作曲的那首“矢切之渡"歌曲的背景地。我特别喜欢这首有些忧伤的爱情歌曲,所以一直想到这里来看看。静静的河面和对岸的风景令人遐想万千。在繁华喧嚣的东京还有这么一片能让人感受到江户时代风情的地方,实在是让人感动。可能是因为脑子里始终有那首委婉凄切的歌曲的原因,我感到这里的一切都像是一幅充满诗意的电影场景。可惜,当时时间不够用,没有体验一下坐在渡船上的感觉。下次一定要补上。

  • 林佳靜

    東京都內現在還唯一保留的渡船,沒有時刻表~人到了差不多後就可以開船,搭船時間大約5分鐘。連結往返葛飾區柴又和千葉縣矢切,行走不久後船夫就改由馬達驅動船隻和之前的想像有落差

  • luich

    不用跑到鄉下地方,在東京就可以體驗到充滿歷史懷舊的樂趣

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Details

Name in Japanese
矢切の渡し
Postal Code
125-0052
Address
7-18 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
(Matsudo side: 1257 Shimo-Yagiri, Matsudo City, Chiba)
Telephone
047-363-9357 (Yagiri Ferry Office)
Fares (one-way)
Adults (junior high school students and older) 200 yen; Children (elementary school students and younger) 100 yen
Closed
1)From mid-March through November: no holidays
2)From December to mid-March: weekdays (operating on weekends, New Year’s holidays, and Buddhist festival days)
*Note: Depending on weather and water conditions, boats may not be in service
Hours
From 10am to about 4 pm
Access
About 10 minutes on foot from Shibamata Station on the Keisei Kanamachi Line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)