A fun day trip from Nagoya is to ride the rapids on the Kisogawa River in Inuyama.
Take a Meitetsu train from Jingu-mae, Kanayama or Nagoya station to Inuyama-yuen. The boat station is a short 5 minute walk over the railway line. There are shuttle buses from Inuyama Bridge to Ota Bridge (30 minutes) at 9.15am, 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, and 2.15pm.
The boats depart from Ota Bridge for Inuyama Bridge at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. There is an additional 4pm departure between July 20-August 31. The whole period of the boat operation is March 10-November 30.
The journey takes about an hour and costs 3,400 yen for an adult and 1,700 yen for children.
Along the way enjoy the rapids, weird rock formations and the plentiful wildlife and flora. There are cormorants and hawks to see on the way down.
If you are making your own way to the launch point the nearest stations are JR Minota Station on the Takayama Line or Meitetsu Nihon Rhein Imawatari Station on the Meitetsu Kanikawa Line.
Tel: 0574 28 2727
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