Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride

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Flowing 16km between the mountains leading to Arashiyama, Kyoto's premiere spot for scenic beauty, and Kameoka, the Hozugawa River was once an important waterway used for transporting lumber to the capital. Today, visitors can enjoy a two-hour boat ride through nature. With 3-5 skilled boatsmen steering, you can enjoy gazing out at cherry blossoms in the spring, fresh green foliage in the summer, the colored leaves of autumn, and the massive boulders and fantastic rock formations. Experience the deep pools, the rapids, and all the thrills of an ever changing mountain river.

Basic information


Postal code:621-0005
2 Shimo-Nakajima, Hozu-cho, Kameoka City


Number of regular vehicles: 80 parking spaces

Time held/open

Mar 10 to Nov 30: 9:00 to 15:30 / Dec 1 to Mar 9: 10:00 to 14:30

Regular holidays/closings

Dec 29 to Jan 4 Temporarily closed several days in February and September for safety inspections


Adults: ¥4,100

Children: ¥2,700


Train : JR Sagano Line / Kameoka Station / Walk / 8 min

Bus : Bound for Hozugawa-kudari from Torokko Kameoka Station / Hozugawa-kudari Boarding Site / Walk / 0 min

Car : Kyoto-Jukan Expressway / 20 min

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Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Equipment and service in facilities

Toilet facilities available|Eating & Drinking|Pets allowed


Not available

Foreign languages spoken

Foreign language explanations/displays: English

Foreign language guides/interpretation/audio guides: English

Contact information


Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride


Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride


English|Traditional Chinese


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