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Kawasaki Factory
Night Scenery
Cruise - Bus Reservation


MAP of Highlight

HanedaAirport YokohamaStation TOKYO KANAGAWA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • Daikokufuto
  • 1
  • Daikokufuto
  • Yokohama Thermal Power Station
  • 2
  • Yokohama Thermal Power Station
  • Umishibaura station
  • 3
  • Umishibaura station
  • JFE Steel Corporation
  • 4
  • JFE Steel Corporation
  • Showa Denko
  • 5
  • Showa Denko
  • Kawasaki Natural Gas Power Generation Co., Ltd.
  • 6
  • Kawasaki Natural Gas Power Generation Co., Ltd.
  • Toa Oil Co., Ltd.
  • 7
  • Toa Oil Co., Ltd.
  • TonenGeneral Sekiyu
  • 8
  • TonenGeneral Sekiyu
  • Toa Oil East Ogishima Oil Terminal
  • 9
  • Toa Oil East Ogishima Oil Terminal
  • Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge
  • 10
  • Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge

What is Night Factory?

What is nighttime factory sightseeing?

In the year 2008, Kawasaki city (located next to Tokyo) birthed a nighttime factory scenery craze that spread across the nation.
People recognized that the myriads of blinking lights and complex industrial constructions created a mystical and awe-inspiring atmosphere.
The Keihin industrial district which spreads along the seaside of Kawasaki city is particularly famous for its industrial sights.
The many tours and sightseeing packages that allow visitors to enjoy the night lights from boats and buses have seen huge popularity with domestic and international tourists alike.
The chimneys and factory buildings that loom out of the darkness stimulate the imagination with their spaceship-like appearance. Some of the chimneys even spit flames!
The difference between the industrial district at night and during the day is, as the saying goes, truly night and day.
Many photographers visit with their cameras to capture fantastical images that look straight out of a science fiction movie.

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The best times to go on a nighttime factory tour

One of the best times to enjoy nighttime industrial scenery is on a clear night after it has rained. The clear air after rain has washed all the dust away makes for great views.
Another opportune time is on a winter day when the air is dry and clear of fog and other water vapor.


Kawasaki city

Kawasaki city neighbors the capital of Japan, Tokyo, and boasts a population of around 1.5 million. It is in a very convenient location and offers easy access to central Tokyo city. The city is also very lively with a young average citizen age and the highest population growth rate in the country.
Kawasaki Station offers access to Haneda Airport and Tokyo Station in under an hour and is also accessible by train from Narita Airport via Musashikosugi Station. The many highways also allow access from major cities across the country.
Kawasaki city has unwaveringly served as the core of the Keihin industrial district both before and after the Second World War.
The city and industrial district have and continue to serve the Japanese economy through the many industries; steel, petrochemical, chemical, electronics, communications, and more as well as the many technically spectacular startups in the area.


  • Q.What is the Keihin Kogyo-chitai (Keihin industrial district)?

    A."Keihin Kogyo-chitai" is the overarching name applied to the industrial district that spreads from the Ota Ward of Tokyo to Yokohama city, Kanagawa Prefecture.
    The [Nighttime Factory Sightseeing Cruise] will take you specifically to enjoy the lights of the cluster of factories located in Kawasaki.
    As the factories in this area are lined up along the canal you will be able to enjoy the powerful visage of the industrial buildings lit up at night from the comfort of a cruise boat.
    This is the staple nighttime factory sightseeing course!
  • Q.Will the tour be operated even if it is raining?

    A.In general, the tour will be operated even if it is raining.
    We will contact you in the event that the boat operating company decides that the weather is too rough to hold the tour.
  • Q.Will I be able to bring food/drink on the tour?

    A.It is permitted to bring food as long as you take home your own rubbish. It may be wise to avoid bringing soups/wet foods that may spill.
    Alcohol will not be permitted on the cruise/tour in order to maintain a safe environment. Any non-alcoholic drinks are permitted.
    There are no stores on the boat or in the surrounding dock area. Please make any food/drink purchases beforehand near the meeting location (Kawasaki Station area).
  • Q.Are there any private tours available?

    A.We are happy to accommodate private cruises.
    Please feel free to plan and book for Birthday parties, going-away parties, etc.
    As mentioned above you will be free to bring any food and non-alcoholic drinks.