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“Nice short ride”

Kinugawa River Boat
Ranked #1 of 14 Tours in Nikko
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Pretty. Only 30 min or so. Good experience. Salted fish cooking at end. Walked to Edo Wonderland but may need to ask vendors for directions as it is obscure.

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Reviewed October 21, 2014

The scenary of the river is breath taking. The boat rider is very enthustic although we don't know what he is talking. We have 5 boats on the day even during weekdays. It is the peak season for red leaves. I recommend to do a reservation online before going. We also tried the sea salt fish at the arrival point. It is really delicious. The boat ride is a must do thing in Kinugawa.

6  Thank TShiu123
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Rowing along the white water river,viewing the natural.
You can take the first ride at 0900 and request for bus service to Edo Wonderland rather than back to Kinugawa Onsen station.
Sitting in-front could get wet but can easily asked the rower to help take photo of you.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

for 2500 yen, you can enjoy the river sights and see some interesting landmarks. The boats are safe and the boat liders can be quite funny. If it rains they handle plastic raincoats to every passenger. At the end you can buy a group picture by 1000 yen. at the end point, several bus drivers will take the passengers back to kinugawa station.

1  Thank Rodrigo C
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The departure point is an easy ten minute walk from Kinugawa Onsen Station towards your right, just behind the Kanaya Hotel. There are enough signboards to lead you there after crossing the road.

Plan your time properly as there are only 2 departures every hour. The timetable is found at the Japanese url: http://www.linekudari.com/index.htm. Advisable to reserve tickets in advance too during peak season.

We descended some huge steps to the rocky riverbank. The guide handed us raincoats as it was drizzling. Everyone took turns to step into the boat and sat down on cushions. The guide spoke only in Japanese and since we didn't understand anything, we just did what other Japanese did.

The scenery is breathtaking, especially when the river stream got misty. Feels very magical. Air is fresh and cool. Sometimes the river is calm and sometimes there are rapids and everyone will lift the plastic sheets at the sides of the boat every time we run through one. Pretty exciting ride. There is no chance of getting wet at all.

At the arrival point, there are some stores selling snacks and drinks. We tried the sea-salted smelt fish. Must-try! Everyone waited for the shuttle back to Kinugawa Onsen Station but we took a different route by taking a bus to Edo Wonderland. The lady at the smelt fish store was so helpful. She spoke good English and pointed to us the bus-stop and helped us checked the arrival time. The bus-stop had no shelter and it started to drizzle quite a bit. She crossed the road and bought us an umbrella which a previous customer left behind. We had some problems communicating with the Bus Captain and again, the lady crossed the road and helped us.

The 40 minute river cruise ride is not to be missed!

2  Thank llydzzi
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