“Dorokyo” (Doro Gorge) is a valley upstream of the Kitayama River that spans the three prefectures of the Kii Peninsula. In Gakkyo, the water jet promoting boat that can only be enjoyed here is popular, and it is popular for refreshing in nature. You can enjoy a more wonderful view during the autumnal season.
Many people gather to see beautiful scenery from Japan and overseas. It was made by erosion due to the flow of rivers, etc., and after a long period of time, it became a beautiful valley.
There are huge stones and strange stones all over the area, and it has been designated as a national scenic spot. It is a recommended sightseeing area where you can enjoy nature while going down the river on a water jet ship and feel nature from a different perspective.
To access Dorokyo by train, take the limited express train of Japan Railway the Kisei Main Line from Shin-Osaka. Then you can get off at “Shingu Station”, change to the bus, and get off at “Ogawaguchi Bus Stop” for about 35 minutes. From Nagoya, take the Japan Railway Limited Express Wide View Nanki and get off at Shingu Station. You can get there by changing the bus and getting off at “Ogawaguchi Bus Stop” for about 35 minutes.
In the case of trains, it takes more than 3 hours from both Osaka and Nagoya, so it is important to make a schedule with plenty of time. If you want to take a water jet boat at Doro Gorge, you should decide on the train to go back in time. From the train window, the abundant greenery is very beautiful and popular when it is healed, and many people access it by train.
If you want to enjoy Doro Gorge firmly, you can go down the river on a water jet boat that runs from “Doro Gorge Meguri no Sato Kumano River” at rest stop. Looking up from the surface of the gorge can be tasted differently. Take a ride from the “Shiko embarkation”, enjoy Doro Gorge with a 20-minute disembarkation break, and return to the “Shiko embarkation”.
The water jet ship used for Doro Gorge going down the river does not have a screw, and it moves forward by injecting the water taken in. It is comfortable because it moves almost as if it slides on the water. The room is fully air-conditioned and can be enjoyed regardless of the season.
Doro Gorge’s downstream water jet boat opens the roof when the weather is nice, so you can feel the fullness of nature. The in-board announcement will explain the highlights so you can enjoy without overlooking the sights. During the autumn foliage, it is even more crowded with many people.
The color of the relaxing emerald green river impressive
A gorge upstream of Kitayamagawa River flowing through the prefectural boundaries of Wakayama, Mie and Nara, “Dorokyo” (Doro Gorge). The spectacular scenery with its cliffs and strange rocks is also designated as a special scenic spot and natural monument of the country.
Kitayamagawa River runs like sewing between the rocky walls that are rising up. The color of the relaxing emerald green river that does not feel the flow is impressive. A more mysterious color stands out and becomes a breathtaking beauty as it becomes the season of autumn leaves.
The valley “Dorokyo” which is praised as a scenic place since long ago is located in the Kitayamagawa River which is a tributary of the Kumano River and its length is 31 kilometers. The valley is called “Okutoro”, “Kamidoro”, “Shimodoro” from the upstream, “Shimodoro” which is also called “Dorohaccho” is especially famous. In addition, it is also part of Yoshino Kumano National Park.
“Doro of the winter”, “Doro of the spring”, “Doro of the summer”, “Doro of the fall”, “Doro of the sunny day”, “Doro where the fog gets drowned”, “Doro of the rain wetting the rock”. It show various faces to each. It is beautiful canyon of abyss. Among them, Dorokyo over a maple that is dyed red is the most beautiful. In the autumn, please experience the magnificent view of Dorokyo by all means.
Ancient nature has breathed
Doro Gorge (Dorokyo) is a gorge in the Kitayama-gawa River, which flows through Wakayama Prefecture, Mie Prefecture, and Nara Prefecture. “Doro” of “Dorokyo” is a word which points out the gently flowing stream with deeply eroded place in a river. It is a gorge in Yoshino-Kumano National Park, and designated as the special natural beauty spot of the country. The circumference of the gorge is one of the area where the primeval forest is left, and ancient nature has breathed as it is.
The huge rock and the unusually-shaped rock
Dorokyo is called Okutoro, Kamidoro, and Shimodoro sequentially from the upper stream, and 1.2 km of Shimodoro with which the huge rock and the unusually-shaped rock are located in a line is called Dorohaccho.
Permeates your heart and soul slowly
A cliff and huge rock rising steeply violently, the quiet, deep water clears up in mysterious cobalt blue, a heart calms down strangely. This place of scenic beauty lets you forget here is in Japan, and permeates your heart and soul slowly.
The jet ship for sightseeing is operating
Although the propeller ship emitted the roaring sound and was cruising a long time ago, the jet ship for sightseeing is operating now.
In late years the Dorokyo tunnel was opened, too and came to be able to come by land from the village of the neighborhood.
Enjoy autumn colors while going down stream
The Dorokyo circulation by river boat of rich emotion is recommended.
If autumn comes, autumnal leaves will give coloring to the rock surface and the grand precipitous cliff of the ravine. It is the spot that can enjoy autumn colors while going down stream.
|Name:||Dorokyo (Doro Gorge)|
|Address:||Koka Yoshinogun Totsukawamura, Nara 647-1581 Japan|
|Access:||JR Kii-honsen Line “Kumano-shi-eki Station” (50 minutes by car)|
|Tel:||(+81) 746-62-0004 (Totsukawamura Village Office)|
|Price/Charge:||Water Jet Propulsion Ship|
2,260 yen (Adult) ~
Please refer the official web page.
1,900 yen (Adult) ~
Please refer the official web page.