Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge (Ikada-kudari)

  • Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge

    Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge

  • Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge

    Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge

  • Log raft staff

    Log raft staff

  • Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge

    Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge

  • Log Rafting boarding areas

    Log Rafting boarding areas

  • Rafts

    Rafts

  • Kitayama-gawa River

    Kitayama-gawa River

  • Staff

    Staff

  • Historic picture

    Historic picture

  • Dorokyo Gorge

    Dorokyo Gorge

 Description

Kitayama River Adventure

Log rafting anyone! Logging in the the mountains of the Kii peninsula has been a major industry for centuries.  Before roads were build, logs were floated down the rivers connected together as rafts.  The skills and techniques of these "logging river runners" has been preserved in the Kitayama village for over 600 years.

Now log rafts are used to transport thrill seekers through the scenic Dorokyo Gorge, part of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park.  Log rafts are strictly checked for safety standards, while guests are required to wear life jackets at all times.

Have fun!

NOTE: Rafts are not running until the beginning of May 2020.

Full Name

Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge (Ikada-kudari)
観光筏下り

Area

Kitayama

Type

River, Experience

Maps

Google

Rating & Reviews

4.5

 Price Plan(s)

Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge (Ikada-kudari)

  • Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge (Ikada-kudari)
    6,600 yen~

 Details

BOAT TOUR SCHEDULE:

 
Morning 10:40 ~12:50
Afternoon 13:00 ~ 15:00

 

MEETING PLACE & PARKING:

Michi-no-Eki Okutoro Tourist Center, in Kitayama Village (FREE PARKING)
Address: 476 Kitayama-mura, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1604
Telephone: 0735-49-2324
Mapcode: 542 068 297*53

REGISTRATION TIME:

9:00~10:20 for 10:40 departure
11:30~12:40 for 13:00 departure


※ Please be on time, because busses to departure point leave on time.  If you are late you will miss the tour.  Sorry, no refunds for missed tours.

●There will be a short orientation for your safety before the boat trip.

All guests are required to wear lifejackets.  These are supplied.

Age and Other Limitations;

● Only guests between the ages of 10 and 75 are eligible for this tour.

● Pregnant women are not able to join the tour.

● Those under the influence of alcohol are not accepted.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

Kitayama is an isolated village with VERY limited access with public transport (only two busses each day).

If you are planning to travel to Kitayama on the day that you participate in the 10:40 or 13:00 tourYou will need to take the 9:10 bus from Kumanoshi.

 

THERE ARE NO OTHER BUSSES TO GET YOU TO KITAYAMA OTHER THAN THE 9:10.

If you stay in Katsuura or Shingu you will need to take early local trains.

 

                              Train                Train                      Bus
KIIKATSUURA   →    SHINGU    →    KUMANOSHI   →    OKUTORO KOEN PARK

7:18                        7:42 7:47         8:22       9:10                   10:10
                            (transfer tains)      (transfer to bus) 

 


ONLY TWO
  busses run daily to/from Kitayama (Okutoro Koen) and JR Kumano-shi station in Mie Prefecture. 

NOTE: It is NOT possible to arrive in Kitayama using public transport for the tours on the same day if you stay in Shirahama.

 

Busses are small community vehicles run by the name "Kitayama Sonnei Bus 北山村営バス".

● ~60 min by bus from the JR Kumano-shi Station (Kitayama Sonei Bus), bus timetable >>

●~1 hour 20 minutes by bus from JR Kumano-shi Station by Onuma-guchi bus stop (Mie Kotsu) and 40 minutes by walk from Onuma-guchi bus stop to Okutoro Koen.