13:00 Departure: May, June, July, September
Log Rafting in Dorokyo Gorge (Ikada-kudari)
Join us on our traditional log rafts to explore the wonderful Dorokyo Gorge during the summer months on the Kitayama-gawa river.
The cool clear waters, rock cliffs, and green forests are a feast for the senses!
This plan is available for:
● May: Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays
● June: Saturdays and Sundays
● July, September: Runs daily and National Holidays except Thursdays.
Departure Time: 13:00
|May, June, July, September|
- Access Information
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 tour: You 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.
(transfer to bus)
OKUTORO KOEN PARK
NOTE: It is NOT possible to arrive in Kitayama using public transport for the tours on the same day if you stay in Shirahama.
ONLY TWO busses run daily to/from Kitayama (Okutoro Koen) and JR Kumano-shi station in Mie Prefecture.
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.