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Kumano Experience


The Kumano River / The Kitayama River

Kayaking 1Day

The Kumano River is part of the Kumano Kodo and is the only waterway on the planet that is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Pilgrimage route.

The Kitayama River is in the Yoshino Kumano national park, that is also important water way, people took a log raft down the river since long time ago.
Try kayaking these clear waters is a fantastic way to get a unique perspective of Kumano’s spiritual landscape.
Kumano Experience tour group sizes are small for a relaxing, quality trip.(5max.)

  • Minimum group size: 1 , Maximum group size: 5
  • For Junior High school students and older

All of our trip is “Private trip” so never join other groups.

number of people: price per person
1 person: 30,000 yen
2 people: 18,000 yen
3 people: 17,000 yen
4 people: 16,000 yen
5 people: 15,000 yen
(price includes guiding fee, lunch)

Meeting place

B&B・Cafe Hongu (in front of Hongu Taisha bus stop)

or pick up around Hongu “Kawayu or Yunomine”

Meeting time


  • Tours subject to cancellation because of weather conditions.
  • Depending on season, weather conditions, and water levels the section of river that we paddle may change.

Final information will be given after reservations are confirmed.

What to bring

clothes that can get wet (swimsuit,etc), footwear that can get wet (sports sandals,etc -footware will get wet so please bring change of footwear), hat, water bottle, sunscreen, towel and change of clothes for end of the tour, etc.

※We carry basic first aid

Time table

~11:00Put in~
~12:00Lunch break~
~15:00Take out/Shuttle driving

  • Depending on the course the meeting and times may change.
  • Tours subject to cancellation because of weather conditions.
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