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Kameoka Hozugawa River Boat Ride - 保津川下り
There is no doubt that Kyoto is easily one of Japan’s most beautiful cities, however, ignoring the stunning places in the area surrounding Kyoto would be a huge mistake! Located 20 minutes away from Kyoto, Kameoka is one of those cities that definitely offers some of Kyoto’s most impressive experiences and chief among them : The Hozugawa River Boat Ride.

Available all year long, even when it’s snowing, the Hozugawa River Boat Ride is a 60-90 min long boat ride on the Hozugawa River on traditional-style flat bottomed boats piloted by a really enthusiastic crew of three with oars and bamboo poles.

Originally employed to transport logs used to build many of Kyoto and Osaka's famous temples and castles, the Hozugawa River has become a popular destination due to its amazing and relaxing scenery and has yet to become overcrowded with foreign tourists.

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