Arashiyama Tsusen
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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Michael J
Bedford, UK252 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
I still can’t believe we had the opportunity to experience this ancient art. We found about it by chance from our hosts in Kyoto who made contact for us with the organisers. I don’t know if TripAdvisor will allow me to publish the number which is 075 861 0302. Cost is 1800 yen for adults and 900 yen for under 12. Their English is poor so we had to get our hots to call them in Japanese.
Trips run for a few months only in the summer July until mid-September at 19.00 & 20.00 hours.
Bizarrely you pay more if you book in advance by phone and if you turn up in person you can only book tickets an hour ahead. Yes, the booking system is crazy and really need a re think.
It may be a little more commercialised than the early review here in 2009 but the experience is authentic and unchanged for centuries.
There were round 50 watchers from approx. 8 boats on the night we went. Moonless nights are best as the fish are less distracted and will come to the fire on the boat. Yes, the fire on the boat but don’t worry it’s not the one you will be watching from.
The boats are launched on the right hand bank of the Katsura river as you drive out of Kyoto just past the Togetsukyo bridge
Written August 9, 2017
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O B
California, United States29 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
Man powered ride down a river that cuts through the beautiful Hozugawa Ravine. The oarsmen provide colorful accompanying details and stories of the history of the Hozugawa Ravine. Fun rush through gentle yet surprising rapids where the oarsmen keep you inches from the rocks. Many birds and occasional fishermen dot the length of the river. Spectacular views of the JR rain bridges overhead. Big surprise...concession boat joins along the way to supply cold bear and tasty treats.
Written April 26, 2016
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Rak Gohil
Milton Keynes, UK499 contributions
Aug 2019
Found this from our way back from the Monkey Park - it was a private boat and the guy takes us up the river and back again. On a very hot day - this was a perfect serene trip down the river. The guy was very good - explained about the area and the traditions behind it. The water is very shallow - takes about 30-45 minutes but highly recommended from the hustle and bustle in the area.
Written August 19, 2019
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crosswycke
Boulder, CO598 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
We took the boat trip as a means for getting to a mountain that we hiked up to reach a temple. However, the trip on its own is a very pleasant way to spend a few hours. There are ducks and other birds and I'm old there are often fish that can be caught. And there was even another boat that came by selling snacks.
Written December 24, 2016
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GLOBETROTTER
Copenhagen, Denmark205 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We did a trip with the company for the 7pm trip in July. They also run trips at 8pm, but that is too late, it's simply to dark. You sit on the bottom of boats and lean out to the see how they catch fish using cormorants, which is really impressive. The trip price is around 1800 Yen per person. You see very few tourists, since it's pretty far from downtown Kyoto. You can go by train to the Saga-Arashiyama train station from Kyoto main railway station and walk from there down to the river to the south. It's approx. 1 km. Japanese people from all the country will go with you on the trips, it's a good source of information, since all explanation takes place in Japanese!
Written August 30, 2016
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