The Norway-Japan Society: Yakatabune Dinner Cruise on the Tokyo Bay (屋形船) - Vikingess Voyages

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Norway-Japan Society: Yakatabune Dinner Cruise on the Tokyo Bay (屋形船)

One of the most unique dinner experiences you can get while in Tokyo would without a doubt be a cruise on the Tokyo Bay with one of the traditional Yakatabune (屋形船) houseboats. (I have previously written a short post about a previous trip on the Yakatabune here where I've gone more into details about the background of this cruise.
Every year the Norway-Japan Society holds a Yakatabune-event for its members and friends around September, and this time we had 43 registered participants for the cruise. With delicious food (sashimi, tempura) and good company we had a wonderful evening onboard the boat.
The cruise started out close to Shinagawa and took us all the way down to Odaiba. Luckily the weather was on our side, and we could go out on the deck on top of the boat to enjoy the view of our surroundings.

Inside the house boat they had karaoke available, so on the way back we could entertain ourselves with some songs. The atmosphere was good, with a mix of Japanese and English songs.
After the cruise was done it was time for a group picture back at the port. It seemed that all the participants had had a joyful evening, and we're already looking forward to another fun NJS event.

All the photos in this post have been taken by my friend and colleague Akira-san who is . You can find more information about his works through his home page.

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