Agano River Cruises


Enjoy scenes of nature and hometown feeling from the river, with winter-time cruises a must

Enjoy this river cruise, taking in the varied and ever-changing valley scenery, while listening to the stories and songs of a friendly boat guide. You can enjoy the beauty of nature in all four seasons.
In the spring when the snows of winter have melted away, a dignified atmosphere descends over the river and beautiful new greenery springs up along the riverbanks. In May the greenery of the forest is dotted with the delicate colour of the mountain cherry blossoms. During the hot summer months visitors enjoy cruising down the river and being refreshed by the cooling breezes that blow off the river surface. Autumn is perhaps the best season when the emerald green of the river contrasts gorgeously with the golden hues of the autumn leaves. When the snows herald the arrival of winter the view that greets passengers is one that recalls the dignified monotones of an ink painting.
Boats depart from and arrive at Aganosato Roadside Station. There are two courses to choose from, the 50-minute Igashima course or the 40-minute Sakihana Onsen course.

General Information

Directions15 minutes on foot from Higashigejo Station on the JR Banetsusai Line
10 minutes by car from Mikawa Interchange or Yasuda Interchange on the Banetsu Expressway
Car ParkYes
Opening TimesDuring scheduled boat operating hours 9:00-15:20
Prices50 minute course
Adults (junior high school and above) 2,500 yen
Elementary school students 1,250 yen
40 minute course
Adults (junior high school and above) 2,000 yen
Elementary school students 1,000 yen


NameRoadside Station Aganosato
Telephone Number0254-99-2121
Fax Number0254-99-2665