Monday, September 7, 2009

Down river cruise in Arashiyama

Down river cruise “Hozugawa - kudari”

There is a big river in Arashiyama.
This river which is called Katsura-river, the river’s upper from Togetsu-kyo bridge is called Ooi-river, more upper from Ooi-river is called Hodu-river.
Originally this river was got ready with wood as a raft to carry it to the lower part of a river, navigates it as sightseeing ship they use the waterway now, and to enjoy a scene and a fast flowing stream.
This sightseeing ship is called Hodugawa-kudari.

Down river cruise will start from Kameoka.
Please enjoy, feel a thrill in the strong flow by handling of wonderful pole of men called a Sendou.
And please enjoy too, calm flow and wonderful scenery of ravine overflows naturally.

The ship will arrive at Arashiyama after enjoying 1hour and half’s down river cruise.
Enjoy sightseeing of Arashiyama immediately after down river cruise.

Start time: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:30.
※Saturday, Sunday and Holiday’s start time is irregular.

Price: Adult 3,900yen, Child 2,500yen, under 4years old is free.

Period: 10th March – 30th November.

Route1 (recommendation)
Sagano sightseeing tram course.
Tram Saga station near JR Saga-Arashiyama station → Tram Kameoka station (the third station, about 20minutes passed) → bus ride (about 15minites bus ride) → start place of Hodugawa-kudari.
Tram’s cost is Adult 600yen.
Bus’s cost is 270yen.

JR Saga-Arasiyama station → JR Kameoka station (the third station, about 10minutes passed) → about 8minutes walk for start place of Hodugawa-kudari.
Cost is 190yen.

Please enjoy.