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Yakiri-no-watashi ferry

Yakiri-no-watashi ferryYakiri-no-watashi is a ferry by a small boat.
It crosses Edo River from the bank about 0.3 km of Shibamata Taishakuten temple to Yakiri district in Chiba Prefecture.

It was started for the people of the district by Edo government at the early Edo Period (the 17th century).
And because it was introduced in a popuular novel published in 1906, it had become known all over Japan.
In addition, a Japanese popular song named "Yakiri-no-watashi" became a major hit in 1983, so today's Japanese people knew this again.

But this is a simple ferry using a small boat, not a pleasure boat.
A boatman operates the boat for about 150 meters. It takes only 5 minutes.
The fare is 100 yen per person.

Basically, it is operated every day from March to November. But from December to February it is operated only Saturday, Sunday and national holiday.
And if the weather is bad or the wind is strong, perhaps it is not operated.
Additionally, the boat is operated by not human power but a motor, when it is windy a little or the boatman has been tired.
So if you want to visit here, I suggest that you should visit in the morning of the day that it is fine and calm.

Yakiri district is a rural zone.
If you visit here, you had better go and return from Shibamata side.

How to get to here

About 7 minutes walk from Shibamata Taishakuten temple.




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