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Kinugawa River Boat

1414 Mitsuishi Ohara, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-2522, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 25 Activities in Nikko
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Hong Kong
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 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.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We got our tickets, they were around 2000 yen each, and descended the stairs the riverbank where about 5 large boats and over a hundred Japanese were waiting for us. I was travelling with friends who could speak Japanese, which was lucky because this tour does not really cater for other languages. They have a few picture signs to give... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

This is quite an enjoyable 30-40 minute boat ride down the Kinugawa river. You go through some mild rapids, and there's some chance of getting wet, but nothing too scary. The gorge scenery, however is quite nice, and if you speak any Japanese, the guide at the front of the boat can be quite entertaining. If you're in Kinugawa, this... More 

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Tokyo
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

White-water rafting it isn’t! It is a pleasant 30min trip down a river taking in some great scenery. The boat has about 30 people and you sit on the floor or kneel down, so you need to take your shoes off. If you go peak season definitely book before you go or else you will probably have a 2 or... More 

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