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Canyons Adventures

World class experiences under 2 hours from Tokyo

RAFTING

Canyons rafting tours are only held in the Minakami area. The Spring Season brings world-class grade 4+ whitewater and high thrills, and Summer Season involves enjoying playing in and outside the boat on a melow grade 1-2 section. The two seasons are very different in terms of distance covered on the river and the type of experience, so pick your ideal thrill level.

CANYONING

If you haven't tried canyoning yet, Japan is an amazing location to get into this adventure sport; crystal clear water, pure air, amazing views at every turn, and world class canyons. Our two main areas of Minakami and Okutama are both under 90 minutes from Tokyo.

PACKRAFTING

Packrafting is a single person inflatible kayak. It requires a decent level of fitness and simming ability. At Canyons we use a level system with up to level 2 being suitable for first time packrafters to learn the basics and level 3 or above best for people with double blade (kayak) experience.

GLAMPING & COMBO TOURS

If you want to try both rafting and canyoning, then one of combo tours will be a perfect fit! In Minakami there are a whole range of outdoor activities on offer and it is for this reason that it is so well known as an outdoor paradise. By combining activities you also get awesome discounts with between 15-20% off the normal cost.

THE CANYONS DIFFERENCE

World class guides mean world class tours.

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A MESSAGE FROM MIKE

Outdoor adventure is not just a job for us, its our passion. We strive everyday to achieve our company mission to "Refresh the world through adventure experiences" by providing world class experiences that:

* maximise fun and excitement

* facilitate connection with nature and local culture

* advance personal growth (physical, mental and spiritual)

Our international team of professional guides will show you the beauty of the REAL Japan whilst on the experience of a lifetime.

Meet Canyons' world class international guides
World class nature and facilities

OUR TOURS

Experience Japan's best nature adventures

#1 Aiko Y.

89 Tours
18 Special Tours

"I love Canyons, the staff here are always so friendly and they always help me improve and provide the next challenge.

350m

Total Jump!

635m

Total Slides!

3.6Km

Total Vert!

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# 2 Hideaki S.

53 Tours
11 Special Tours

"I am up at Canyons nearly every weekend in summer. The staff are great and the tours incredible.

265m

Total Jump!

445m

Total Slides!

2.4Km

Total VERT!

POPULAR ADVENTURES

Okutama
April - November
Okutama Downriver Packraft Lv3

This course is for those with paddling experience. Read the flow and paddle into some of the faster water to feel the exhilaration of packrafting.

Location: Okutama
Ease of access: Easy
Highlight: Head downriver in a single packraft
Tour level: 3
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Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
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Minakami
July - November
GLAMPING Waterfront

The perfect riverside glamping experience for 2 people.

Location: Minakami
Ease of access: Very Easy
Highlight: Enjoy the sound of the river from your private deck
Minakami
July - November
GLAMPING Safari

The ultimate riverside glamping experience for up to 4 people!

Location: Minakami
Ease of access: Very Easy
Highlight: Private deck overlooking your private beach.
Minakami
July - November
GLAMPING Bell

Up to 4 people can fit into this cosy riverside glamper.

Location: Minakami
Ease of access: Very Easy
Highlight: Luxury camping in a fantastic riverside location
Okutama
March - November
Okutama Downriver Packraft Lv 2

This course is for those with paddling experience. Read the flow and paddle into some of the faster water to feel the exhilaration of packrafting.

Location: Okutama
Ease of access: Easy
Highlight: Head downriver in a single packraft
Tour level: 2
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Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
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Okutama
April - October
Big Holy

If it is your first time but you want some decent thrills and a technical course then this is the place to start. It is a step up from Holy Canyon.

Location: Okutama
Ease of access: Easy
Highlight: A 35 meter zipline!
Tour level: 3
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2
3
Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
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Okutama
April - October
Holy Canyon

If you are looking for an easy introduction to the fun of canyoning this is a fantastic place to start!

Location: Okutama
Ease of access: Easy
Highlight: A perfect canyon for beginners!
Tour level: 2
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3
Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
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Minakami
April - October
Fox Plus Canyon

The ultimate half day of action at Fox Canyon (our most popular course) has just got better and more thrilling! 

Location: Minakami
Ease of access: Very Easy
Highlight: Minakami's most popular Fox Canyon - grade-up version!
Tour level: 3
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Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
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Minakami
April - June
Spring Whitewater Full-Day Rafting

Full-day rafting can only operate during the high water flows in Spring season. This is 'THE' opportunity for an amazing full day rafting experience.

Location: Minakami
Ease of access: Easy
Highlight: World-class full-day whitewater rafting
Tour level: 3
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Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
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Minakami
July - October
Summer Half-Day Rafting

Summer rafting offers a different experience to the big rapids in the spring. Cool water, relaxation, and gorgeous mountain scenery.

Location: Minakami
Ease of access: Very Easy
Highlight: Floating in cool pools and jumping from the river bank into the refreshing waters
Tour level: 1
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2
3
Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
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Minakami
April - June
Spring Whitewater Half-Day Rafting

Mountain snow-melt floods the river in Spring. In Minakami we offer World-class whitewater rafting adventures.

Location: Minakami
Ease of access: Easy
Highlight: World-class whitewater rafting
Tour level: 2
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3
Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
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Minakami
April - October
Fox Canyon

Fox is our most popular canyon and a perfect introduction to the excitement, thrills and adventures of canyoning for beginners. 

Location: Minakami
Ease of access: Very Easy
Highlight: A 20 meter waterfall slider!
Tour level: 2
1
2
3
Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
Learn more!