Minakami Rafting

Challenge the mighty Tone River.

MINAKAMI RAFTING

In spring (May- June) the mighty Tone River is in full flow, providing over 12kms of grade 4 white water on the half day course and 25kms+ on the full day course. At this time of the year, Minakami has Japans best whitewater rafting. You can also enjoy majestic scenery with the cherry trees in full bloom and snow capped mountains in the background.

In the summer the river flows drop to a more placid grade 2, which is perfect for first time rafters or those that want a more gentle nature experience. If you are up for more thrills in the summer season we recommend trying the minakami canyoning in Minakami.

TONE RIVER RAFTING


The Tone River was the host for the rafting world cup qualifiers in 2001. It is the location for Japans top rafting race event, the "Minakami Extreme" and is well know by rafting guides all over the world. The Spring raft section provides many different sceneries, from majestic mountain backdrops, rugged tight canyon sections and the odd tranquil section through rural faRmland.

ABOUT MINAKAMI


Minakami is the premiere four season adventure destination in Japan. Located just 70 minutes from Tokyo it is a very popular destination for weekend getaways, especially in Summer. It is also famous for its hot springs (onsen) and is home to Takaragwa Onsen, Japans largest outdoor onsen.

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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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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Tour levels 4+ are available to repeaters
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