Hozu River Boats


Art & Leisure


Take the aptly named Sagano Scenic Railway from Saga Torokko Station (adjacent to JR Saga Arashiyama Station) to Kameoka Torokko Station (the journey costs ¥600, but doesn’t run on Wednesdays), then ride the Hozu river back to Arashiyama. A trio of oarsmen propels each boat, carrying up to 20 passengers on a two-hour ride through the picturesque canyon, over rapids and past some of the most idyllic scenes in the area. Boats depart hourly.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


Hozu-cho, Kameoka, Kyoto

Transport Kameoka Torokko station (Sagano line).

Telephone 077 122 5846

Open 1 dec-9 mar 10am-2.30pm. 10 mar- 30 nov 9am-3.30pm.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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