Harumi Wharf is the largest passenger ship pier in Tokyo. Located in one of the largest port facilities in the country, this berth is primarily designed for passenger ships. It is one of Tokyo’s gateways to the sea, welcoming both domestic and international luxury cruise ships. It has six floors, with the immigration and resting area on the second and an observation deck on the third floor.
Among the cruises departing from Harumi wharf there is the Yakatabune. It is one of the traditional Japanese boats equipped with a variety of facilities, offering banquet or dinner on board. Having originated during the Heian Period as a form of entertainment for the aristocracy, Yakatabune flourished during the Edo Period to be preferably used for cherry-blossom viewing, the moon-viewing party and fireworks festivals.