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Hozugawa River Boat Ride

2 Hozucho Shimonakajima, Kameoka 621-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 771-22-5846
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relaxing and entertaining!

The Hozugawa River Boat Ride was simply relaxing. We went a little after the peak of the Cherry... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tricia R
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
Great views and experience. A bit long though.

2 hour boat ride. Great view and experience. It was much better to see the autumn foliage this way... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
pandora m
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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 3 weeks ago

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

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

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!

Thank weez911
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Reviewed 13 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 10 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

2  Thank nurulyezid
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We really wanted to do this if we went back to Japan. The train ride to the boats was very beautiful and the boat trip was also great. The view of the mountains and forest was gorgeous. The men on the boat seemed very friendly...More

Thank ChibiSuzan
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We took the ride in October. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day, but the view was still quite nice. We didn’t do any reservation and bought the ticket at the site. Perhaps our ride was early (the 9-ish one in the morning), so there were...More

1  Thank Anubis M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We combined this boat trip with the Sagano romantic railway, travelling in April when the cherry blossoms were out. We loved it, as it was so peaceful and close to nature, a great timeout from the busyness of Kyoto and Arashiyama. The oarsmen seemed to...More

4  Thank Duckbattle
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to try out the tour last minute and without prior research. Unfortunately they were closed for whatever reason. The staff was very apologetic and kind enough to offer a ride back to the JR station. Excellent service! We'll try again next time.

1  Thank acuminh
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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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tommyauvergne
29 October 2017|
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Response from RichardTanChaiBoon | Reviewed this property |
I doubt they have a smaller boat meant for two but I’m not sure whether you can rent the whole boat to yourself.
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twentyofive
21 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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