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Canyoning Adventure in Mie Prefecture

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Experience the thrill of canyoning in the Kii Peninsula, just an hour away from the Nachi Falls and Japan’s untouched landscapes

Mie Prefecture



The Kii Peninsula is the goal of the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route and home to the three grand shrines of Kumano.

Just 20 minutes by car from Shingu Station in the southern part of the Kii Peninsula (and accessible by train from both Osaka and Nagoya), Canyons Kiho offers a thrilling canyoning experience in a magnificent, natural setting. Established in 2022 after 20 years of careful research on the waterways of the region, Canyons Kiho allows you to enjoy the thrill of canyoning as a complement to a hike along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kumano Kodo.

At Canyons Kiho, visitors can experience exhilarating slides down waterfalls of all different sizes, ranging up to 10 to 15 meters high. Splashing into the refreshing pools below is truly a thrill like no other. With exciting programs for visitors of all levels, first-time canyoners can start with the Hisetsu Waterfall and work their way up to Kiri Canyon, which offers one of the largest waterfall slides in the entire country.

Canyoning tours are held mainly from April to November, and there are also half-day private tours and pack-rafting plans available.


How to get there


From Nagoya Station, take the JR Rapid Train “Nanki” to Shingu Station (about 3 hours 30 minutes). There is a free pickup service at Shingu Station.


1742-1 Ozato, Kiho-cho, Minamimuro-gun, Mie-ken


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