Sagano Scenic Line
The Sagano Scenic Railway with its Sagano Romantic Train is a sightseeing train line which runs along the Hozugawa River from Torokko Saga Station to Torokko Kameoka Station. The view along the line changes each season and is worth the trip, especially during spring and autumn.
SAGANO SCENIC LINE STATIONS
DISCOVER HIDDEN NATURE BY TRAIN AND BOAT
The Sagano Romantic Train runs along the Hozugawa River from Arashiyama to the city of Kameoka. During the scenic train ride you can take in the beautiful mountains, a stunning river, and numerous hidden gems.
Sagano Romantic Train (Sagano Kankō Tetsudō, 嵯峨野観光鉄道)
We recommend you take the Sagano Romantic Train from Torokko Saga Station to the last stop, Torokko Kameoka Station. Once in Kameoka, there is an option to experience kyō-basha, a horse and carriage ride. You can also enjoy a beautiful and scenic boat ride, Hozugawa Kudari, down along the Hozu River.
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Horse-drawn Carriage (Kyō-basha, 京馬車)
This local horse and carriage ride can take you back in time! Enjoy a leisurely ride along the river and fields of Kameoka towards the Hozugawa River Boat Ride boarding site.
Adults: ¥1,000 / Children: ¥500
(From Torokko Kameoka Station to Hozugawa River Boat Ride boarding site)
Departs once an hour between 09:35 and 15:35.
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Hozugawa River Boat Ride (Hozugawa Kudari, 保津川下り)
If you’d like to experience nature as it can be found in Kyoto’s mountains, we recommend you try the Hozugawa Kudari river cruise. Traditional river boats depart from Kameoka and run down to Arashiyama, and along the way the boat guides will also entertain you with local stories and boating songs in Japanese.
Though the cruise is mostly calm waters, there is an occasional exciting bout of rapids. You can also buy food closer to Arashiyama from vendors on boats themselves. The journey takes approximately 2 hours, finishing in Arashiyama near the legendary Togetsukyō Bridge.
Adults: ¥4,100 / Children (4 to 12 years old): ¥2,700
March 10th – November 30th: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:30
December 1st – 10th: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30
December 11th – March 9th: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30
■ No service from December 29th until January 4th