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Traditional Cultural ExperienceCruise

Kyoto Hozu River Boat Ride

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US$ 20.27
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  • 24 Hours Confirmation24 Hours Confirmation
  • 1 person1 person
  • Mobile voucherMobile voucher
  • Use within the validity periodUse within the validity period
  • Cancellation availableCancellation available




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I really want to tell you to take a ride. The boatman's talk is nice, but even if you don't understand, the scenery is so pretty that it's enough.. Riding the rapids that appear occasionally is also fun. Before boarding, exchange tickets at the window, and there is a number written on it. nice trip~

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  • Beautiful all season long, Hozu River presents you a memory to last a lifetime
  • The tranquil boat ride attracts about 30 million people worldwide a year
  • Immerse yourself in the dream-like views stretching from Kameoka to Arashiyama
  • Marvel at the Japanese cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn leaves in the fall
  • Heaters are installed on the boat during the winter for you to enjoy the snow-covered rifts in warmth and comfort


Hop on a riverboat to soak in Kyoto's breathtaking natural scenery along the Hozu River. The Kyoto Hozu River and its surrounding landscapes offer a uniquely beautiful sight throughout each of the four seasons. Dressed in lovely pink cherry blossoms in the spring, lush greenery in the summer, orange and red autumn leaves in the fall, and finally pristine white snow in the winter, the Kyoto Hozu River offers the best of Mother Nature.

Don't worry about the cold in the winter - the boat is warmly heated to help you keep cozy.

 Embark on a nature journey on the crystal clear Hozu River.

 Enjoy a tranquil outing through the beautiful cherry blossoms along Hozu River.

In the fall, you can enjoy the scenery painted in warm fall colors.

 How about a romantic boat ride through snow-covered Hozu River?


Relax as you gracefully glide from Kameoka to Arashimaya through the Hozu River rifts.


Shimonakajima-2 Hozucho, Kameoka, Kyoto 621-0005 Japan



What's Included

  • Hozu River Boat Ride

How To UseHow To Use

  • Check and use your mobile voucher. 
  • Present your voucher at the Hozugawa Boat Ride ticket office. 
  • An e-mail will be sent under the name 'admin'. Please check your voucher through the link attached
  • The voucher must be exchanged for a physical ticket within the validity period.
  • This voucher is valid for 60 days from the date of purchase.

Address :
Hozugawa Boat Ride
Shimonakajima-2 Hozucho, Kameoka, Kyoto 621-0005 Japan
Please find the location on Google Maps

Kyoto Hozu River Boat Ride Operating Hours:

March 10, 2019 - November 30, 2019 :
Weekdays: 09:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 13:00 pm, 14:00 pm, 15:30 pm
Weekend & holidays: runs on a different schedule (last ride: 15:30)

December 1, 2019 - December 9, 2019 :
Weekdays: 09:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 13:00 pm, 14:30 pm
Weekend & holidays: runs on a different schedule (last ride: 14:30)

December 10, 2018 - March 9, 2019 :
Weekdays: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 13:00 pm, 14:30 pm
Closed on weekends and holidays.

The River Boat Ride lasts for 90 minutes.

* Closed from December 29, 2019 to January 4, 2020

What to RememberWhat to Remember

  • You can book on the same day of your planned date of visit, as long as booked before 17:00 pm. 
  • In case of rain, the boat ride will still proceed after installing a tent on board.
  • A heated carpet will be unrolled in the winter to keep you warm. There is no chair; please sit on the carpet.
  • 24 is the maximum capacity per boat. (16 participants in the wintertime)
  • The tour will be dismissed at Arashiyama, the final stop of the boat ride.
  • You must register on-site for the time you want to board (We recommend you to arrive early to avoid full booking).
  • A fully booked boat may depart earlier than scheduled. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meeting time.
  • Refunds are not available for late arrivals or no-shows.
  • Please visit the official website for more information. 
  • Your reservation is not confirmed until you have received your voucher.
  • This ticket is for foreign visitors only. (not valid for Japanese citizens)
  • For safety reasons, children under the age of 4 are not allowed to board.
Voucher Information
  • The voucher will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • The e-mail will be sent in the admin's name. Please click on the attached link to check the voucher.
  • Even after the voucher has been sent, your purchase history may indicate that the voucher is being issued. Please disregard this discrepancy.

Cancellation and Refund

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