Traditional Boat Tour

  • Kumano-gawa River

    Kumano-gawa River

  • Hanging bell rock

    Hanging bell rock

  • River scenery

    River scenery

  • Captain


  • River scenery

    River scenery

  • Happy passengers

    Happy passengers

  • Kumano River Boat Tour Center Exterior

    Kumano River Boat Tour Center Exterior

  • Captain


  • Kumano River Boat Tour Center Interior

    Kumano River Boat Tour Center Interior

  • Waterfall



River Pilgrimage 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.

Boat Tour Schedule

● March 1st to November 30th departures (90 minutes tour)
Morning     10:00 ~ 11:30
Afternoon   14:30 ~ 16:00

Full Name

Traditional Boat Tour




River, Experience

Map Code 

246 422 417*76

Rating & Reviews


 Price Plan(s)

Traditional Boat Tour

  • 10:00 departure, March~November, 90 minute tour
    4,300 yen~

Traditional Boat Tour

  • 14:30 departure, March~November, 90 minute boat tour
    4,300 yen~