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Hozugawa River Boat Ride
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Kameoka
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The hozugawa-kudari is the best rivever boat ride in Japan.Once on the boat,you will enjoy a 16 kilometer,two hour jouney from Tanba-Kameoka to Arashiyama in Kyoto.Experience the exciting rapids and mysterious deep pools through the ravine in the beautiful seasonal scenery.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 1, 2011

I did this 5 years ago (the date of visit doesn't go that far back) and it stands out as one of the best activities I have ever done. It is a little out of the way to get to and we went there were few foreigners and there was a slight language issue making the reservations, but well worth it, to see the people steer and power the boat with just their strength is impressive to say the least. The views are magnificent.

At the end of the trip, we then walked down the river and you can then walk across the river which was beautiful.

If you go to Kyoto be sure to fit this into your plans.

3  Thank ADRBROWN
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Reviewed March 8, 2011

We did this trip in March prior to the blossoms and it was still great fun! We were especially surprised at the birdlife (and turtles) that we saw. Ducks, cormorants, kingfishers etc. The rapids were not to fast as this is the dry time of year. 2 of our 3 river guides were easily over 60, but managed the rigor of the rowing and shooting the rapids like experts. It was a little scary at times, but clearly they have done it many times before. You sit flat on the boat floor. Luckily our boat only had 11 people including 2 small children, so we could stretch out our legs. 90 mins is too long for us to sit Japanese style. I would love to do this trip in Autumn, Summer or Spring. (I plan to list this review elsewhere on tripadvisor as it appears that it is listed in Japanese here and elsewhere in English. )

4  Thank Gemma'smum
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