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  • Kumanogawa Boat River Cruise
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kumanogawachouhitari 350 (Kumano River/Kawato Center)
    A cruise which travels down the Kumanogawa River, which once was used by the Imperial family and nobles when visiting Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine and Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine. The 90 minute long cruise travels from the boat center in Kumanogawa Town, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture to the Gongen dry river bed near Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine. Some of the cruises numerous highlights include Aoinotaki Falls, the Tsurigane (Temple Bell) Stone, and the sacred Mt. Chihogamine; meanwhile, riders can enjoy the unique tour program provided by the accompanying kataribe storyteller. The cruise is popular with people of all ages and gives participants the chance to enjoy the abundant natural beauty of Kumano.

    Great trip down the river to finish at Shingu. Easy to get to by bus, it stops at the landing, and a great ride down the river, especially on a sunny day. Finishes up right next to Kumano Hayatama...

Wakayama Areas


Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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