Hozu Halfday Rafting in Kyoto

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Rafting Fee

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Price is tax included

Age Limit

Minimum age is 10, and those under 18 must join with a parent.

Meeting Time

course start finish
9:00- 9:00 12:30
13:30- 13:30 17:00


only by credit card at the time of booking on the WEB
credit card avilable

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Cancel Policy

You can cancel without paying any cancellation fee until 8 days before the tour day.
Cancellation means...
  • Changing the date and the courses.
    EX.)Rivers and AM/PM/1DAY
  • Decreasing the number of customers.
  • No show on your Rafting day.
A cancellation fee will be raised from 7days before.
7-4days 3-1days day
30% 50% 100%


For your safety, you will not be permitted to raft if we detect you are under the influence of alcohol,no refund will apply. If you have a medical condition and you are unsure that you are physically able to participate in the activity, we recommend that you consult with a doctor to booking.
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Kyoto Hozu River is the closest rafting spot in Kansai area which attracts many customers and became it popular through reviews. Perfect activities for friends, couples and families! Big Smile staff are well trained as Emergency Medical Technic or Swift water rescue technic. This enables us to keep rafting as safe as possible for the participants from all nationalities,while still allowing everyone to experience the fun of rafting.


meeting place
Our base!
Big smile Hozu base is 30 minutes train ride from Kyoto station. It is easy to access from Kyoto. There are coin lockers and air conditioning in changing rooms. Also enough of free rafting gears and valiety of sizes(XS~4XL)
Let’s go rafting!
After practice of paddling, we will go down the river. Enjoy the magnificent scenery from start to goal. You can swim at calm point if you like.
get over rapids
Get over rapids!
The Hozu river half day tour is including 8 rapids and lots of small rapids. Let’s go down the river together!
jump from rock
Jump from the rocks and other activities.
On the way to the goal, we can enjoy jumping from the rocks. A bit scary, but feel so refreshing. If you don’t like jumping, you don’t have to. You can enjoy other activities.
If you survived all of rapids, it is the goal. We will go back to the base by train using tickets we prepared. Finally, screenings of photographs taken today. Please bring back a lot of memories with you.

Personal Belongings

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Shoes for Rafting (It will be wet)
    • Sport sandal OK (heels should be firmly fixed)
    • Sneakers OK
    • Clocs No good
    • Flip-flop No good
during summer days (July to September) who don’t need wet suit
  • T-shirt, short pants
who wear glasses and contact lenses
  • glasses band, goggles
    (you can rent both items for 100yen each)
  • changings
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Meeting Place
ZIP-code:621-0828 ,Address:2-208-8 Umahoriekimae Shinocho Kameokashi Kyoto
JR Sagano Line Get off at Umahori Station 5minutes walk
(JR Kyoto Station ,JR Umahori Station About 30minutes)
5 minutes from Kyoto Longitudinal Expressway Shino exit
About 20 minutes From Meishin Highway Ohyamazaki JCT (Via Shino I.C.)
Rafting Hozu client


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