Traditional Log Rafting


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This is the only place in Japan where tourists can experience logging rafts. Feel the soul-stirring paddling of rafters as you go down the swift currents of the Kitayama River. Its origin is in lumber transportation in which felled lumber was assembled into rafts and brought to the mouth of the river. This practice was done for over 600 years.

Reservations can be made here:

335 Shimooi, Kitayama Village


Access From JR Kumanoshi Station, ride the Kitayama Village Bus to "Okutoro Koen"
Access by Car From the Nanki-Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway, take National Route 42 and Prefectural Road 311, 168 towards Hongu; take National Route 169 towards Kitayama Village for approximately 89 km.

Name/address in local language

  • 筏下り Traditional Log Rafting
  • Address 東牟婁郡北山村下尾井335 335 Shimooi, Kitayama Village
  • Name/address in local language
Open Hours Reception until 10:20 (AM rafting) or 12:40 (PM rafting)
Contact Kitayama Village Tourism Center
Tel +81-(0)735-49-2324
Fax +81-(0)735-49-2317
Last updated: 2021-02-02

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