Mogami River Basho Line
The Mogami River Basho Line was selected many times as the top choice for Japan’s 30 Water Sightseeing Boats Selected by Professionals.
This boat ride takes you down the Mogami river, known as the Mother of Yamagata prefecture and made famous by the haiku poems of Matsu Basho.
You can enjoy the beautiful scenery varying in each season while under the care of the master boatmen.
- Date and time
- Open all-year-round
86-1 Furukuchi, Tozawa Village, Yamagata Prefecture
About 80 minutes by car from Yamagata Airport
About 50 minutes by car from Shonai Airport
About 90 minutes from Yamagata City
About 60 minutes from Mt. Haguro
About 120 minutes from Sendai City
About 5 minutes walk from Furukuchi Station on the Rikuu West Line (change at Shinjo when coming from Yamagata City)
- Parking lot
8:30~17:00 (April to November)
9:00~16:30 (December to March)
* Differs from the operating hours of the ship.
* Opening hours and days may be different due to COVID-19. Please inquire directly with the shop before visiting.
- Open daily
- Official site
Boat ride: Furukuchi Port (Tozawa clan ship guard house) → Kusanagi Port (Kawa-no-Eki Mogami Gorge Kusanagi)
Duration: about 1 hour to go down 12 km.
Fare: See official website.
You can enjoy a meal on board too (reservation required).
* Please call or use the fax to make the reservations for meals.
・Solo visitors can ride the boat too.
・ Smoking is prohibited on all boats.
・ The ride might change course depending on the water level, wind and weather.
・ Special discounts are available for online reservations!