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Kumanogawa Boat River Cruise熊野川舟下り

Rafting / Boat Tour

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.


Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kumanogawachouhitari 350 (Kumano River/Kawato Center) (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)

phone 0735440987

[Reservation reception time] 9:00-17:00 (complete reservation system)

Review of Kumano River Boat Tour

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/22 Great way to finish the 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...
Reviewed:2018/06/09 Great relaxing boat ride. Culturally interesting and informative
We did this boat ride on our rest day from hiking The Kumano Kodo. We had a reservation for the 10 AM boat. We took the public bus there and were greeted by staff as we exited the bus. The...
Reviewed:2018/04/09 A lovely morning boat ride with guide Tomoko
We booked the 10am boatride. When we reached the bus stop, guide Tomoko was there to greet us and another couple. We were escorted to the visitor center (it has moved in 2018, so heads up if you have...

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Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kumanogawachouhitari 350 (Kumano River/Kawato Center) [ map ]
Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea
[Reservation reception time] 9:00-17:00 (complete reservation system)
New Year's Holiday, bad weather
[Fee Friday] Adults3,900yen, Child (4 years old-Elementary School Students) 2,000yen ¥ * Minimum number of adults from 3 people ¥ * Changed from 4Monday 2020 to Friday, New Scheduled
Parking Lot
Available 10spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Reservation only by phone (reservation not possible via Internet)

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          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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