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Hozugawa River Boat Ride

2 Hozucho Shimonakajima, Kameoka 621-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
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Nice Spring Trip and relaxing Day

This is a nice "get away" from the bustle of kyoto- you train to Kameoka (JR line Y410 easy) and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ashley I
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Perth, Australia
Too hot at noon

Took the boat at around noon which is really hot. Better to go for morning ride. Also, the entire... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JustLoveToFly
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Singapore, Singapore
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The hozugawa-kudari is the best rivever boat ride in Japan.Once on the boat,you will enjoy a 16 kilometer,two hour jouney from Tanba-Kameoka to Arashiyama in Kyoto.Experience the exciting rapids and mysterious deep pools through the ravine in the beautiful seasonal scenery.
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2 Hozucho Shimonakajima, Kameoka 621-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a nice "get away" from the bustle of kyoto- you train to Kameoka (JR line Y410 easy) and walk through a miserable pile of concrete jungle under construction (ignore) well signed to the excellent and efficient launch point on the river. They say...More

Thank Ashley I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the boat at around noon which is really hot. Better to go for morning ride. Also, the entire ride was in Japanese plus the boat ride was too long. It will be better if its just 1 hour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. P Bring some warm clothes, sun protection and snacks. Hit the rapids in a gondola. Last about 1.5 hours the guides are fantastic and entertaining even if you don't speak Japanese. See turtles, birds and even monkeys.

Thank Dan D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was fun! My family delighted in the boat ride down the Hozu River from Kameoka. It's definitely geared for families with a few mini-rapids to traverse, surrounded by gorgeous panoramic vistas on both sides. Oh, and you might get (a little) wet - but...More

Thank ZayneZ
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

The Hozugawa River Boat Ride was simply relaxing. We went a little after the peak of the Cherry Blossoms , but you can still see cherry blossoms around the river. It was a 2 hour ride, which can get a little boring, but thanks to...More

3  Thank Tricia R
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

2 hour boat ride. Great view and experience. It was much better to see the autumn foliage this way rather than taking the train. We could enjoy them better. The rapids were relatively safe and is suitable for older children. However, your child must be...More

1  Thank pandora m
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Great day out 2 hours long but great experience. recommended beautiful scenery to enjoy. Also amazing views from the romantic train getting to kameoka

Thank Jusheal S
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Sitting in a boat and breeze through rocks on the river, taking in beautiful scenery and crisp air. This is a hand-rowed boat by 4 hardworking gentlemen, with commentary mostly in japanese. A highly recommended trip!

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Was so looking forward to this but it was spoilt by over - crowding. I was crushed into a centre seat so tightly that I couldn't move or see much. A real pity as it should have been a highlight.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

I first found out about this attraction by chance from a random stranger whose video passed by my feed in instagram. as i was already in the midst of planning my trip to Japan, i specifically put this activity in my itinerary and also one...More

3  Thank nurulyezid
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Isya E
23 November 2017|
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Response from RichardTanChaiBoon | Reviewed this property |
I noted that you are a Singaporean like me and I would think that anything below 10 deg Celsius will be considered cold for us. Do check on the day to day weather forecast as it varies. Nevertheless, it will be prudent to... More
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29 October 2017|
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Response from dlisbona | Reviewed this property |
Probably possible. I suggest enquiring with the Kyoto tourist office
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22 October 2017|
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Response from Bernard W | Reviewed this property |
Not a package But do ask your hotel to check for you if earlier rides are already occupied by group booking
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