New Golden Route

Nature & Experience

Course 519 days trip

Discover the nature that sculpted Japanese culture along Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Families
  • The best time to visit: Summer


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DAY 15

from Otsu Sta. to Kameoka Sta. by Train - 50 min.

Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride

Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride

Flowing 16km between the mountains leading to Arashiyama, Kyoto's premiere spot for scenic beauty, and Kameoka, the Hozugawa River was once an important waterway used for transporting lumber to the capital. Today, visitors can enjoy a two-hour boat ride through nature. With 3-5 skilled boatsmen steering, you can enjoy gazing out at cherry blossoms in the spring, fresh green foliage in the summer, the colored leaves of autumn, and the massive boulders and fantastic rock formations. Experience the deep pools, the rapids, and all the thrills of an ever changing mountain river.

Foreign languages spoken
Foreign language explanations/displays: English
Foreign language guides/interpretation/audio guides: English

120 min.


Kyoto Cuisine

Kyoto Cuisine

Prepared with minimal seasonings to make the most of the natural flavors of the ingredients, such as vegetables, dried foods, and processed soybean products, for dishes that appeal to all of the senses, as beautiful as they are delicious. Kyoto's location, away from the sea, is said to have led to the development of techniques that bring out the best of the ingredients.

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Kyoto Cuisine

from Sagaarashiyama Sta. to Karasumaoike Sta. by Train - 15 min.

on Foot - 15 min.

Kyoto International Manga Museum

Kyoto International Manga Museum

Once you pay the 800 yen entrance fee, you can come and go as you please all day, from 10 to 17. (Not applicable to certain exhibitions.) There are about 50,000 comic books available to read anywhere you like on the premises — in the garden, in the hallway, on the staircase, etc.

60 min.



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