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Totsugawa River

 Bordering Wakayama and Mie prefectures on the southern tip of Nara, this place is simply idyllic. With lush, majestic mountains rising up …

Tenokawa River at Tenkawamura

 The quaint village of Tenkawamura in Nara’s Yoshino region is well known for its water; being home to the famous Dorrogawa “rumbling …

Oto River Beach at Kawayu Onsen

  For fun seekers in the mood for a more traditional Japanese experience, nothing beats this geothermal wonder where hot water rises …

Kamogawa River Beach

 Kyoto’s most famous river, which flows right through the middle of the city, probably wouldn’t come to mind as an ideal swimming …

Kibune River Beach

 Lying up in the hills of north Kyoto, this river is a far cry from the touristpacked streets of the city. The …

Takano River Beach at Yase

 Another city spot, Yase in Kyoto’s northeastern quarter is both easily accessible and great for families in the mood for fun. Walking …

Takihata River Beach

 It may sound like a big deal, but putting in just a little effort in busing to Takihata Dam is guaranteed to …

Ikuta River Beach

   Kobe’s best kept secret is a heavenly oasis that happens to be bang in the middle of the city just behind …