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June 21, 2018
Bureau of Port and Harbor

Inviting foreign nationals to a guided cruise in Tokyo Bay
Port of Tokyo Sunset Cruise

To celebrate Marine Day (a national holiday), the Bureau of Port and Harbor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), is organizing a special cruise for foreign residents and overseas visitors. “Port of Tokyo Sunset Cruise” is free of charge and a great chance to enjoy the sites of the Port of Tokyo from the water.
Participants will board the inspection ship “Shin Tokyo-Maru,” to travel around the harbor and view sites including Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Waterfront City (ODAIBA), and the maritime terminals which handle Japan’s largest share of international container cargo. After boarding, we will tour TOKYO minatorie, Exhibition Room of the Tokyo Waterfront Area.
A guide will explain the sites and the activities of the Port of Tokyo, and translators will provide interpretation in English. We look forward to welcoming you!

Photo of Shin Tokyo-Maru1 Photo of Shin Tokyo-Maru2

Time and date

July 15 (Sun), 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
(Reception desk opens from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.)
*The tour may be cancelled in the case of bad weather.

Cruise course

4:30 p.m.
Depart from Takeshiba Pier
Approx. 1 hour 15 minute tour of the Port

5:45 p.m.
Disembark at Aomi Pier
(After Disembark, Walk from Aomi Pier to TOKYO minatorie for Approx. 10 minute)

6:00 p.m.
The tour of TOKYO minatorie

*Guidance in Japanese; English interpretation.

Max number of participants

60 people
*If the cruise is oversubscribed, participants will be selected by a draw

Eligibility requirements for participation

  • Foreign nationals, as individuals or in groups (Groups must include at least one foreign national)
  • At least 15 years old   
    *15-year-old junior high school students are NOT eligible

Participation fee

Free of charge
*Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Takeshiba Pier and from Aomi Pier

How to apply

Please send an email with the required information* to:

*Required information

  • Contact person’s name (in alphabet); email address; emergency contact (mobile number) in Japan
  • Number of participants (maximum 6 persons per group)
  • Names and ages of all participants (including contact person)
  • Questions about the Port of Tokyo, if any. (We will make every effort to answer the questions during the cruise.)

Application deadline

Application emails must be received by 11:59 p.m., Japan local time, July 4, 2018.


  • Any cost incurred in applying (e.g. email/phone charge) is the responsibility of applicants.
  • Individuals or groups who do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be allowed on the cruise.
  • Multiple applications are not permitted.
  • The tour details will be delivered to the email address you have provided after the application deadline. (In the case of a draw, you will be notified of the result.)
  • If applying via mobile phone, please deactivate any user settings which restrict receipt of messages sent from PCs. For domain specific access settings, please set your phone to be able to receive emails from (Bureau of Port and Harbor).
  • If the cruise is canceled due to bad weather, etc., we will post a tweet on our official Twitter page (tocho_kouwan) at around noon on the day of the cruise.
  • Please provide an emergency contact number (mobile) in Japan; we will not make international calls.
  • If you are applying from overseas and do not provide an emergency contact number in Japan, please note that we will not be able to contact you.


General Affairs Section,
General Affairs Division,
Bureau of Port and Harbor