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Arashiyama Sagano Scenic Railway and Hozugawa River Boat Tour from Kyoto Instant Confirmation

Cruising down the Hozu River

Enjoy a cruise down the Hozugawa River

Enjoy the colors of autumn as a retro train takes you on a leisurely ride. Hop on a traditional boat and marvel at arresting sights as you make your way down the Hozugawa River. Wrap up your day with some free time to enjoy Arashiyama.

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Special Discounts at Arashiyama (until 2018/12/02)

1. Discount entry at Arashiyama Musical Box Museum and other facilities.
2. Discount for rickshaw or yakatabune house boat ride.
3. Discount for foot bath.
4. Discount coupons for select food, drinks, and shopping.

All participants eligible.

Relax with a nostalgic train ride followed by an exciting adventure down the river on this full day tour from central Kyoto. The rapids along Hozugawa River will lead to scenic Arashiyama, where you will have a little more than 2 hours to explore the area. From the fast-flowing river to green forests and mountains, get up close with the power of nature. Close your eyes for a moment and listen to the serenade of the birds chirping and the rustling of leaves. Open your eyes to lush greenery in summer, bright yellow leaves in autumn and silvery scenery in winter, before the cherry blossoms repaint the whole landscape pink in spring.
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
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Child (Age 6-12)
USD 54.65
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 98.53
USD 98.53
Child (Age 6-12)
USD 54.65
USD 54.65
Adult fee: Middle school and up. Infants: Free, but won't have a seat on a bus.
Duration: 7~7.5 hours
(Autumn Season: 7.5~8 hours)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Bus fare / Japanese-speaking guide / Ticket fee for tram and boat ride / Map and pamphlet in English, Chinese, or Korean
Package detail / Schedule
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Starting time: 09:00 09:30
Starting time: 09:00 09:30
  • 08:40 Check-in at JR Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi Bus Terminal
  • 09:00 Departure from JR Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi Bus Terminal
  • Scenic Train Ride (23 min)
    Japan_Kyoto_Sagano_Railway_shutterstock_763969078 The train ride will take you from Saga Station to Kameoka Station—that's 7.3km of magnificent scenery! Indulge in a nostalgic ride through Kyoto's picture-perfect natural landscape.
  • Hozugawa River Boat Ride (90 min)
    Japan_Kyoto_Hozugawa_Autumn_Aerial_shutterstock_1044902335 Enjoy a thrilling boat ride down the Hozugawa River to Arashiyama. Relish the feeling of being surrounded by nature as the cruise makes its way through some rapids, flanked by lovely autumn foliage.
  • 13:00 Tenryuji Temple and Arashiyama (140 min)
    Japan_Kyoto_Arashiyama_Togetsukuyo_Autumn_shutterstock_719967862 Feel the forces of nature at work in this glorious area of rural Kyoto. You can also get a good look at Tenryuji Temple, the head temple of a major branch of Zen Buddhism. Enjoy your free time in Arashiyama and find a good local spot for some lunch before heading back to the bus.
  • 16:00-16:30 Tour Ends at JR Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi Bus Terminal
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Infants ages 0-5 may join for free, but they will not be getting a separate seat on the bus. If you wish to have a separate seat for infants ages 0-5, please book them as a child.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Printed VELTRA voucher
Requirement(s) - Others
    • You are required to check in at the terminal at least 20 minutes before your scheduled tour departure with your voucher, to exchange for a ticket. If you forget your voucher, you will need to purchase a new ticket at full price.
Additional Note(s)
    • Only Japanese-speaking guides are available.
    • The tour company will not be liable for any accidents that may occur when participants are off the bus.
    • The tour schedule is subject to change according to traffic or the size of the group.
    • You are free to have lunch in Arashiyama. Please note that lunch expenses are not included in the package price.
    • If the boat ride at Hozu River is cancelled due to bad weather, your time in Arashiyama will be extended. You will be refunded for the boat fee in cash (JPY) at the check-in location.
    • Seats on the train cannot be reserved. You will be asked to sit within a designated area.
    • During busy seasons, additional buses will be added with changes to the schedule.
FAQ
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of JPY 100 per participant.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Any changes made between the booking confirmation date to 1 hour prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of JPY 100 per participant.
    Any changes made after 1 hour prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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Language Japanese
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