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Demsky
Wakayama, Japan51 contributions
Oct 2020
I just got back to Tokyo and already miss those killer views. The beautiful sounds of nature in this area and the clear water was all worth it. Check it out.
I'd love to go back and have some drinks and food by the water.
Written October 13, 2020
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Hanako
Totsukawa-mura, Japan44 contributions
Oct 2019
Every time I come here, I take a boat by Kawasemi-san. Boatman is so nice and stops the boat to touch the gorge or see the reflection. I love coming here to relax or just chill. I highly recommend visiting and take the Kawasemi boat.
Written February 27, 2020
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STEVEN
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg9 contributions
Nov 2019
Visiting Dorokyo gorge was great. Got to go on a boat ride through the gorge stopping at some spots to marvel at the rocks.

The boatman was nice. Our guides Hanako & Kiwako would translate for us.
Was there mid November but next time it will be during summer.
Written March 24, 2020
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,286 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
The boat trip is around 2 hours including a stop for 20 minutes. It takes you up into the gorge where there are interesting rock formations, pillars and cliffs. The water is a very interesting blue colour. There is an English brochure explaining what you are looking at.

My only complaint is that there’s not enough lunch food to take along the boat ride. While there’s a restaurant at the boat centre it’s sit down only, no take away. The gift shop has lots of souvenir boxes of food but nothing practical or sustaining.

The stop over has nowhere to sit and eat while you gaze at the view although there’s a photographer waiting to take your photo. I can’t help feeling they could make a better travel experience for their customers somehow with better Food offerings.
Written February 26, 2019
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BryanBaier
Osaka, Japan126 contributions
Aug 2015
The driver of Kawasemi tour boat throttled the engine back and watched as the boat approached a rapid. We couldn't see what lay in store for us on the rapid but the susurration of the river grew louder every moment. Just as the rapid came into review revealing a tongue of quick water, the driver gunned the engine and we surged forward over the rapid.
The Doroyo is the Grand Canyon of the Kumano - Kumano Yoshino National Park. It was carved by the Kitayama River a tributary of the Kumano River and is one of the most awesome places to go for a boat ride or a hike, or to throw in a line and go fishing (or find a safe pool and swim). This 31km long gorge offers many other outdoor surprises that all revolve around nature
Written October 6, 2015
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Karolina Janulaityte
Oxfordshire, UK16 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Breathtaking views and amazing experience in Dorokyo gorge. Amazing boat trip in such a untouched nature. We even managed to see the baby wildboar and the snake. Definitely worth to visit!
Written May 12, 2020
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Antonio C
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Unique area in Japan. Worth it to visit this amazing area full of tradition and natural and untouched beauties!
Written March 26, 2020
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Melissa
7 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Dorokyo gorge are the kind of scenery I was looking in for while I was travelling. Such an amazing place where nature is wonderful... The boat trip was really enjoyable!
Written March 25, 2020
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jrandsk
Freshwater, Australia670 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
This tour can be taken using a taxi from the nearby town of Shingu. It is a pleasant 40+ minute power boat ride along a fast flowing river to get into the gorge, you then have some time cruising slowly through the gorge looking at rocks that purport to look like animals, a stop at the top and then return again through quite beautiful countryside. A very pleasant trip spoiled only by very uncomfortable seating in the boat
Written October 23, 2016
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TravelLoverXOXO
Dubai, United Arab Emirates214 contributions
Nov 2015
2 hours cruising down the stream of Oku-Kumano was very pleasant and scenic. there are 8 rocks to look out for, but its hard to understand when you reach them since the announcements are made in Japanese, so best to go with a Guide who can point them out to you. There is one stop the boat makes where you can purchase some Japanese snacks, basic souvenirs and use a restroom.
Written November 22, 2015
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