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Hozugawa River Rafting Kyoto

Kyoto Hozu River Rafting is one of the best rafting spots in West-Japan area.

Rafting Fee

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Fee

Available from March to November.
3,580 JPY~(with tax)
Rafting tour guide fee, insurance fee, basic rental fee.

Time

  • usual season
  • meeting 9:00 finish12:30
  • meeting 13:30 finish17:00
  • busy season
  • meeting 9:00 finish12:30
  • meeting 9:30 finish13:00
  • meeting 13:30 finish17:00
  • meeting 14:00 finish17:30
Finish time depend on the condition of the river.
▼ time schedule

Age Limit

Minimum age is 9, and under 12 must join with a parent or a guardian. ▼ white water rafting minimum age
Booking accept on the day
Booking accept on the day

Price(WEB discount price)

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Introduction to halfday rafting

Surya
River Guide
Surya
Kyoto Hozu River is the closest rafting spot in Kansai area which attracts many customers. They are the popular reasons that you can enjoy yourself easily and gentle staffs are here by kind politeness. You need a reservation, but when we have a vacant seat, the reservation is also possible on the day. Meeting place of Kyoto Hozu Rafting is 30 minutes train ride from Kyoto station. We have free parking lot for 20 cars. When being full, the nearest excellent parking lot is shown.
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Rafting Schedule

Meeting!


BIGSMILE Hozugawa base
Kyoto Hozu Base is located 30 minutes train ride from Kyoto station. And we have free parking lot for cars. There are coin lockers and air conditioners in changing rooms. Also enough of free wet suit and variety of sizes(XS~4XL)
Getting dressed
Before the meeting time, you fill in the rafting form. After that,change for the wet suit in the clean and comfortable room with A/C.
Safety instructions
After you changed, put on a life jacket and helmet.
From 100 centimeters of height,140 kilograms of weight being prepared.
Move
It takes about 5 minutes walk to starting point. Tour guide explain about safety.(sometimes at the meeting place before movement)

Let's go rafting!


Rafting start
After practice of paddling, we will go down the river. Enjoy the greatest scenery from start to goal, 5 kilometers about 1 1/2 hours rafting. You can swim at calm point if you like.
Let's board the boat
The Kyoto Hozu Halfday Rafting is being prepared a boat of at most 7 seats of basis.( sometimes prepared at most 9) We will board a boat right away. It's the moment tension rises most.
paddling practice
At first, Paddling practice. Friendly tour guides teach you it kind politeness gently.
Let's get down
Now, it's time to go down the river together. Go rafting "Miyanoshita no Se"( the first rapid) with breath by everyone.

Try the huge rapids.


Rapids!
We go down rapids 8 rapids and lots of small rapids. Let's go down the river together!
Challenge rapids
First, "Kanage no Se" ,grab a rope and go down a river tightly.
Koayu no Taki
The biggest rapids of Kyoto Hozu Rafting "Koayu no Taki"(rapids like a small waterfall), let's go rafting safely.
Rapid flow of Hozugawa river
With all our might we will go down big rapids "Ohtakase""Shishikero".
▼About bringing in cameras and GoPro

Jumping and games


Dive from the rocky field
While we go down a rapids on a river, you can enjoy jumping from rocks. A bit scary, but feel so refreshing. If you don’t like jumping, you don’t have to. You can enjoy other activities.
Let's swim a lot
You can swim in the river at the point, if you want to. Even if you can't swim, please don't worry because the life jacket are floated you on water.
Rafting game
At the shallow river point, we get off a boat and do some activities. What kind of pictures can we take?
Titanic game
We do some activities "The TITANIC"and "Seesaw". What kind of activities would you like to play today?
Jumping by a decided point is sometimes canceled by the quantity of water of the river and the congestion situation of the day.

After finish rafting


It's a goal
When we go rafting all of rapids, it is the goal. We will go back to the meeting base by train. Finally, screenings of photographs taken today.
It's a goal!
After the goal, you make a big smile, of course.
Hozukyo station
From the goal to the nearest train station, about 5 minutes walking and 4 minutes riding, go back to the meeting base(using train tickets we prepared).
Dissolution
At the meeting base, we change into clothes and break up. If you have a time,please check some photographs we took you today.
▼rafting photo
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What you need?

Spring rafting clothes
Early summer rafting clothes
Summer rafting clothes
Winter early fall rafting clothes
Autumn rafting clothes
helmet, life jacket ,paddle and so on are prepared by BIGSMILE for free
It depends on the weather situation of the day, we prepare another wears.

You need to prepare for Kyoto Hozu Halfday Rafting

  • bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Shoes for rafting (It will get wet)

during summer sunny days (July to September) who don’t need wet suit

  • T-shirt and short pants

who wear glasses and contact lenses

  • glasses band goggles

Access to Kyoto Rafting

Access to Kyoto Hozu Halfday Rafting
Meeting Place
BIGSMILE Hozugawa base
direct phone line
090-5243-9787
Address
ZIP-code:621- 0828
2-208- 8 Umahoriekimae, Shinocho, Kameoka-shi, Kyoto
  • By car
  • By train
  • Access to Kyoto Hozu Halfday Rafting by car
    Osaka → (Meishin Highway) → Ohyamazaki JCT → (Kyoto Longitudinal Expressway) → Shino exit → 5 minutes on the general way → BIGSMILE Hozugawa base
    When it can't be set as a car navigation equipment, set 「Umahori eki( JR Umahori station)」、and then please check the map above-mentioned.
    ▼about car parking spaces
  • Access to Kyoto Hozu Halfday Rafting by train
    JR Kyoto Station → (JR Sagano Line) → Umahori Station → (5 minutes walk) → Kyoto Hozugawa base
    JR Sagano Line has 3 trains for one hour for averages. Please check the time table of trains.

Halfday Rafting Course Map

Map of Kyoto Hozu Halfday Rafting

At the first rapids, Eyelash extensions fall

Kanage no Se
The first rapids, we call it "Kanage no Se", has big splash and waves. By the accidentally, eyelash extensions fall. Rafting the river still continues.

Jump into the river and swim

Not only big wave! Let's enjoy the whole Hozu river!!
You can jump into the river and swim at the point, if you want to. Even if you can't swim, please don't worry because the life jacket are floated you on water.
貸切ボート
Charter one boat for the price of 7 people!
We promise that you can charter an exclusive rafting boat with no sharing the boat! You can enjoy rafting in a space just for your family and friends! Up to 7 people per boat, any number of people can ride on the boat. It is also possible to rent a boat for just two couples... This is also recommended for those who want to join only with a group.

FAQ Kyoto Hozu Rafting

Q. Can I do it for the first time?
Even if you are a first time visitor, you are welcome to join us. Our staff will guide you kindly and carefully according to your needs. ▼More Information
Q. Should I head to the base with my clothes on?
There are changing rooms at the meeting place, so there is no need to change in advance. ▼More Information
Q. Can I go rafting on my period?
Yes, rafting is possible. Please wear sanitary napkins. ▼More Information
Q. Can I swim if I can't?
Life jackets are provided, so rafters do not need to be able to swim to go rafting. ▼More Information
Q. I do not have a swimsuit. Do I need to purchase a new one?
There is no need to purchase a bathing suit if you have one that can be substituted for it. However, please refrain from wearing those made of cotton. ▼More Information
Q. What is the climate of the Hozugawa River?
Temperatures around the Hozugawa River are not significantly different from those in the Keihanshin area. ▼More Information

Participant's Voice

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981 Reviews
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date : 2023-09-28
It was a really fun half day! We laughed and cooperated with complete strangers, relaxing and having fun in nature like students! I will participate again!
HozuHalfday rafting participant
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date : 2023-09-17
It was my first time rafting and it was fun! The staff had a lot of fun too! thank you very much!
HozuHalfday rafting participant
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date : 2023-08-13
I was late. I am terribly sorry. I was able to change the time flexibly, and I had a good time until the end. I would appreciate your favor if there is another opportunity.
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Limits for Rafting

Age limits
Minimum age is 9, and under 12 must join with a parent or a guardian.
Health conditions
Participation is sometimes declined by the day's health.
Decline to accept for be drunk.
We decline a drunken person. And the case's repayment can't refund a fee.
During pregnancy
A pregnant woman can't participate in rafting.
An epileptic fit
Doctor's medical certificate is needed, mentioning of participation permission of rafting.

cancellation policy

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