What we do.
“Wasen tomonokai” is a group of volunteers who preserve “Wasen” Japanese
traditional wooden boats as cultural heritage and inherit the rowing skill.
We were founded with the assistance of Koto city in 1995.
In the Edo period (1603-1867) of Tokyo, canals and rivers were used as
highway. Boats were used as Taxis, Buses and Trucks a lot.
We have 7 wooden boats. The oldest boat was made in 1960.
We provide “Wasen” experience for visitors.
There are two options you can choose.
One thing is to enjoy free boarding as guest for 20 minutes.
Another thing is to have a free rowing lesson with “Ro”.
“Ro” is a kind of oar, wooden propulsion tool.
Rowing with “Ro” is more efficient than with oar.
It can easily steer the boat that rode 10 passengers alone.
Let’s visit our place. Located at Yokojukkengawa Shinsui Park.
Give it a try!