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Rafting in Kitayama

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Thrilling traditional river ride on a log raft


Experience a thrilling whitewater ride while standing on a traditional log raft skillfully guided down the rapids by costumed river runners in Kitayama, Wakayama Prefecture. The logs are more than just an exciting activity; they are part of Kitayama’s long forestry heritage, where for centuries logs from felled trees were lashed together before being floated down the river.


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