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Kinugawa River Boat

1414 Mitsuishi Ohara, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-2522, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 19 activities in Nikko
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Lisbon, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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53 helpful votes 53 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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23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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