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Sightseeing boat Hobiki-sen

2014/08/18

HOBIKISEN title

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The breathtaking scenery of Hobiki-sen[a sail boat for fishing] making its way on the surface of the lake with a full wind in her white sail is really impressive. The gallant scene is one of the special features of Kasumigaura.

 

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In 1880, Hobiki-sen was devised as a sailboat for dragnet fishing of ice fish by Ryohei Orimoto who lived in Kasumigaura City. After that, it became the star at lake smelt fishing, and it has been rage of the times as star of Kasumigaura fishery from 1880 to 1967.

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A Hobiki-sen with a seven-rainbow-colored sail appears on special occasions.

 

Around 1965, Hobiki-sen disappeared with the spread of trawl-boat. However, a Hobiki-sen was rerived as a sightseeing boat because it is important as a cultural heritage to know the history of Kasumigaura fishery in 1971. Now, its operates as sightseeing boats from summer to fall every year.

 

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Visitors can’t get on board a Hobiki-sen, however, visitors can see wonderful Hobiki-sen by boarding a sightseeing boat and a consort ship.

 

Kasumigaura sightseeing boats are operated by Tsuchiura City, Kasumigaura City and Namegata City!

 

 

 

 

 

 

【Information】

 

Tsuchiura   City

Period

From July   21st , holiday to October 19 th, Sunday

 Operating days : every Saturday, Sunday and   national holiday

Operational   hours: from 13:00 to 17:00

*  It is closed in case of calm or bad   weather.

Place

Lake   Kasumigaura [around the Tsuchiura port ]

Landing place

Tsuchiura   port  landing place

Address: 2-chome,   Kawaguchi, Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki, 300-0033

Boarding times

Lacus   marina  Departure time 1:30   [White-Iris] , Time required  approx.   30min.

Joyo Kanko    Departure time 13:25 [Jetfoil TSUKUBA],   Time required approx. 50 min.

Fare

White   Iris   Adult [Junior high school   student and over] 1,540 yen

 Child [Elementary school student] 770 yen

Jetfoil   TSUKUBA   Adult [Junior high school   student and over] 1,680 yen

                    Child [Elementary school   student] 840 yen

Transportation

 

[Car]   Approx. 15 min. via Route 354 from Sakura-tsuchiura IC of Joban EXPY

      Approx. 15 min. via Route 125 from   Tsuchiura-kita IC of Joban EXPY

[Train]   Approx. 55min.  by rapid-transit train   from Ueno station

       Approx. 70 min. by local train from   Ueno station → get off Tsuchiura station → approx. 10min. by walk from Tsuchiura station of JR Joban Line

Inquiry

Joyo Kanko   Inc.  TEL: 029-823-9708 [FREE   PARKING  23 cars]

Lacus marina   Inc.  TEL: 029-822-2437 [FREE PARKING   100 cars]

Tsuchiura City Tourist   Association TEL: 029-824-2810

[HP  http://www.tsuchiura-kankou.jp]

Tsuchiura City Tourism   Information Center TEL: 029-821-4166

Kasumigaura City

Period

From July 21st [Sun.] to   November 30 [Sun.]   Operating days : every   Sunday

*    August   3rd [Sun.], 10th [Sun.], 17th [Sun.], October   12nd [Sun.] are not operating

*    August   16[Sat.] is joint operates with Tsuchiura City to held the Ayumi Festival.

*    September   21st is joint operates with Namegata City and Tsuchiura City.

*  It is closed in case of calm or bad   weather.

Place

Shitozaki Fishing Port

【search for “Ibarakiken   Kasumigaurashi Saka 910-1 or Kasumigaura Suizokukan(aqualium)”】

Reception

Ayumisaki Park Free Square

Departure   Time

From July to October  14:00 [Reception 13:00 – 13:00]

November             16:00 [Reception 15:00 – 15:30]

Fare

[consort   ship]

Adult : 2,000 yen

Elementary school student and Junior high   school student : 1,000 yen [Preschooler is FREE]

 

Transportation

 [Car]   approx. 30 min. from   Tsuchiura IC of Joban EXPY or Chiyoda-ishioka IC of Joban EXPY

      approx. 1 hour from Itako IC of Higashi   Kanto EXPY

Inquiry

 [Weekday]   Kasumigaura City Tourist Association TEL: 029-897-1111  FAX: 029-897-1243

[HP http://www.kasumigaura-kankou.jp/page/page000282.html]

[Holiday] Ayumisaki Park Visitor Center  TEL:029-840-9850

 

 

 

 

Namegata   City

Period

From   September 6th [Sat.] to December 7th [Sun.]  Operating days : every Saturday

*    However,

 Aso Hobiki-sen is operates only every Sunday   in September.

It   is operates every Saturday and Sunday from October.

Tamatsukuri   Hobiki-sen is operates every Saturday and Sunday from September.

*    It is   closed in case of calm or bad weather.

Reception

 [Aso area] Tennouzaki Tourism   Exchange Center “Koterasu”

Address: 419-1 Aso, Namegata, Ibaraki, 311-3832   TEL:0299-80-6622  080-1129-1190

[Tamatsukuri area]

Tourism and Products Center koi-koi Hobiki-sen office at   roadside station “Tamatsukuri”

Address: 1963-5 Tamatsukuriko, Namegata City, Ibaraki, 311-3512

TEL: 0299-36-2781    080-1129-1190

Bording Time

1st  13:30  2nd  15:30  [the time   required : approx. 40min.] *Reception   opens at 10:00.

Fare

 [consort ship]

Adult [High school student and older] 2,000 yen

Child[elementary school student and junior high school student]   1,000 yen

[FREE for elementary school student and under]

transportation

 [Aso   area] the way to Tennouzaki Tourism Exchange Center “Koterasu” by car

Higashi Kanto EXPY

Itako IC → prefectural road Mito , Kamisu route ….. 15km 25min.

JR Kashima Line

Itako station → Route 51 → Route 355 ….12km  20min.

 

    [Tamatsukuri area] the way to Tourism   and Products Center koi-koi Hobiki-sen office at roadside station “Tamatsukuri”

Joban EXPY Tsuchiura IC → Route 354 →

via Kasumigaura big bridge…  approx.25km , approx.40min.

Chiyodaishioka IC → Route 6 → Route 355 … approx.20km   ,approx.35min.

*  20min. by   taxi from Ibaraki Airport

To Ibaraki   Airport From Higashi Kanto EXPY Itako IC via Route 355

approx..30km,   approx.50min.

〈Bus〉Kasumigaura wide   area bus  Operating hours

Tsuchiura   sta.

west entrance   No.6

7:55

10:25

12:55

Roadside station

Tamatsukuri

8:45

11:15

13:45

Roadside   station

Tamatsukuri

11:52

15:22

17:47

Tsuchiura   sta.

west entrance   No.6

12:45

16:15

18:40

Inquiry

Namegata City Tourism Association

Address: 2564-10 Yamada, Namegata City, Ibaraki , 311-1704

Weekday: 0291-55-1221 FAX: 0291-35-3258

Holiday: 080-1129-1190 [Aso] 080-8731-1772[Tamatsukuri]

[HP  http://www.namekan.jp/]