Traditional Boat Tour

Shingu River, Experience

Experience Kumano on the river! For over 1000 years pilgrims have been making the journey to Kumano.  The Kumano-gawa River was a vital section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route between Kumano Hongu Taisha in Hongu, and Kumano Hayatama Taisha in Shingu.  Visitors are able to journey in traditional wooden flat-bottom boats as pilgrims have been doing for centuries.  This is a unique and fun way to get a river view perspective of Kumano’s spiritual landscape.

Kumano-gawa River
Hanging bell rock
River scenery
Captain
River scenery
Happy passengers
Hiru-jima Island
Meeting place entrance
Meeting place inside
Waterfall

Price Plans

10:00 departure, March~November, 90 minute tour
 This tour begins at the Kawabune Boat Tour Center in Kumanogawa Village and finishes in Shingu close to the Kumano Hayatama Taisha.  There is a stop half way down if river conditions permit. View the giant rock in the middle of the river, where the Kumano deities supposedly play the Japanese game Go.&nb...
Price per person 3,900 yen
14:30 departure, March~October, 90 minute boat tour
 This tour begins at the Kawabune Boat Tour Center in Kumanogawa Village and finishes in Shingu close to the Kumano Hayatama Taisha.  There is a stop half way down if river conditions permit.View the giant rock in the middle of the river, where the Kumano deities supposedly play the Japanese game Go.  Th...
Price per person 3,900 yen

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Boat Tour Schedule
● March 1st to October 31th departures (90 minutes tour)
Morning     10:00 ~11:30
Afternoon 14:30 ~ 16:00

● November 1st to February 28th departures (90 minutes tour)
Morning     10:00 ~11:30
Afternoon  14:00 ~16:00
※ December~February tours run with 6 passengers or more.

● Boat Charter available on request
● Please come to the Boat Tour Center 30 minutes before boarding. There will be a short orientation for your safety before the boat trip.
● If it rains, tours still runs.
※ Tours may be cancelled because of specific weather conditions such as storms or floods.

Extension Option

Shingu Walking Tour, Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kamikura-jinja Shrine (Traditional Boat Tour Extension) >>

 

This is an excellent way to see the sites of Shingu after your traditional boat tour.

 



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