Rafting in Japan
What is rafting?
Rafting is an adventure sport where you and your companions negotiate the whitewater rapids in the same boat. It has been a popular sport in the United States, Australia and New Zealand for the past 30 years and recently has been enjoying a boom in Japan. Whether clinging on to stay in the raft, or paddling frantically, under the watchful eye of your experienced guide this is a challenging adventure that can be enjoyed by the experienced or first timers alike.
A Rafting Tour with Canyons
Canyons Guides have worked all over the globe and each of them bring top level international guiding qualifications to the team. Not only our guides, but also the gear we use is rigourously tested before making the cut. In line with our belief in continual improvement, we're always training and aiming to further improve the quality and safety of our tours.
The snow melt in spring makes for high-water, high-thrill rafting and is recommended for the adventure seekers.
In summer the lower water level offers a mellower experience and a chance to have fun in the river, and escape the heat.
Viewing the changing of the leaves in autumn from the boat is a stunning experience.
Rafting Tour Areas
With the waters flowing off Mount Tanigawa in spring the Tone River has its highest water level of the year and the long one day course can be enjoyed during that season. With lower water over summer it is the perfect time to enjoy jumping and swimming in the Tone River.Minakami Rafting
Further down river where the Atsuguma and Katshina Rivers meet is the Akagi area course. It offers magnificent veiws that wouldn't look out of place in a movie and some of the most challenging rapids in Japan.Akagi Rafting
The Tama River in Kanto offer an exciting flow and stunning views of the local natural scenery.It doesn't matter what time of year you come - there is a consistent water level that makes for a fantastically fun rafting experience all through green season.Okutama Rafting
If you are looking for a rafting adventure in Southern Japan (Shikoku) check out our friends at Happy Raft: