The Yagiri no Watashi crossing connects Shibamata with Matsudo city in Chiba. The traditional ferry that takes you across the river is motorless and provides a peaceful crossing for you to enjoy the surrounding nature. 

The boat has been around since the Edo period and the crossing has been listed as one of the top 100 landscapes of Japan that represent Japan during the Heisei era. The ferry holds a maximum of 30 people at a time.

 A fun fact about Yagiri no Watashi is that it is the name of a hit song from 1983 by Takashi Hosokawa. The song recounts the tale of a couple that attempts to run away via the Yagiri no Watashi crossing because their parents disapprove of their relationship.

  • Operation: 10:00-16:00
  • Mid-March-November: Every day
  • December-early March: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (operating on 1st-7th January)


  • Junior high school students and above 200 yen
  • Children (4 years old to elementary school students) 100 yen