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At Canyons we run a lot of canyoning courses. If you count the half day and full day versions we have over 40 different canyons in Japan!  A lot of these canyons are only offered as "special tours" that we run at certain times of the year. 

To make sure we match YOUR preference with our tours we have created a 6 tier canyoning level system for rating our canyons that is based on the French canyoning rating system.  If you are wondering what level course is best for you AND your group then here some extra info to help to decide.

NOTE:
1. The rating we assign to canyons are for "normal flows" so the thrill level can change depending on the water conditions on the day.
2. As much as possible we try to customize the way we run each canyon for each customer BUT it is best to try and choose a course that is appropriate for YOU AND YOUR GROUP.

 

Canyoning Level 1

hanage

Although we do have L1 courses we do not offer this level as standard tour but can arrange for special groups.

What to expect:

  • small low angle slides around 3-4m long
  • small jumps around 1-2m
  • low flows and very easy swimming/floating over short distances (less than 5m)
  • no rappelling or ropework
  • 60-75 mins in canyon

Who is it for:

  • people that are scared of water and non-swimmers
  • those looking for VERY easy LOW thrills
  • families with smaller kids (sometimes Canyons offers special tours for children below 13yrs old)

 

Canyoning Level 2- BASIC

canyoning fox en

This is typically the best place to start for MOST people. A great introduction to canyoning with a combination of slides, jumps and ropework. 

What to expect:

  • steep angle slides up to 8m
  • jumps up to 5m
  • swimming in moderate flows up to 10m in distance
  • rappels up to 20m
  • 70-90 mins in canyon

Who is it for:

  • people that are water confident (not necessarily swimmers but happy being temporarily submersed in water)
  • first time canyoners looking for some thrills

Tours:

Fox Canyon

Holy Canyon

Maple Canyon

Mononoke Canyon (Spring only)

Big Mononoke (Spring only)

 

Canyoning level 3 - BASIC +

canyoning deer1
This is the highest level that first time canyoners can participate in. More height, speed and thrills!

What to expect:

  • steep angle slides up to 10m
  • jumps up to 10m
  • swimming in moderate flows up to 20m in distance
  • rappels up to 30m
  • 90-120 mins in canyon

Who is it for:

  • first time canyoners looking for the most adventurous course
  • those that want to take the next step after a L2 canyon

Tours:

Fox Plus

Willow

Big Holy

 

 

CANYONING LEVEL 4 - MEGA

maple oneday

From L4 onwards the courses change into full day adventures which require a higher level of fitness and some basic canyoning skills. We require participants to have been canyoning with us before on a L2-3 course OR prove relevant experience overseas.

What to expect:

  • steep angle slides up to 10m, sometimes with vertical drops
  • jumps up to 10m 
  • swimming in moderate flows up to 20m in distance
  • rappels up to 50m
  • 240-300 mins in canyon

Who is it for:

  • people who have experienced canyoning and want to try a full day course getting deeper into nature
  • those that want to learn more ropework; rappelling and advanced jumps

Tours: (These tour area are locked and only viewable by Canyons members that have completed a L1-3 course. If you are interested in these please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mega Deer

Mega Mononoke

Mega Holy

Mega Maple

Mega Orochi

Mega Kappa

 

CANYONING LEVEL 5 - ultimate

cystal canyon

If you are up hooked on canyoning and up for a BIG challenge then our ultimate courses are for you. Long days with big hikes to get in and out of the canyon are standard, so a good level of fitness is required. The areas we can enter are incredibly beautiful and can only be accessed by canyoning. The courses are spread out all over Japan and available at specific times of the season.

What to expect:

  • steep angle slides up to 15m
  • jumps up to 15m 
  • swimming in strong flows with up to 50m in distance
  • rappels up to 80m
  • 240-360 mins in canyon

Who is it for:

  • experienced canyoners with decent rappelling skills and a decent level of fitness

Tours: (These tour area are locked and only viewable by Canyons members that have completed a L4 course. If you are interested in these please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Crystal Canyon

Poison Canyon

Garan Canyon

 

CANYONING LEVEL 6 - ultrazone

nara canyoning

If you really want to push the boundaries of canyoning then look no further. We have developed some of the best canyons around the world that will leave you in awe of nature.  Physically very demanding and require a good level of experience. We only run these trips a few times a year and keep locations secret to participants only.

What to expect:

  • steep angle slides 15m +
  • jumps up to 15m 
  • swimming in very strong flows with up to 100m in distance
  • rappels over 100m, involving mutliple pitches
  • 360-480 mins in canyon

Who is it for:

  • experienced and fit canyoners that want to experience the BEST there is

Tours: (These tour area are locked and only viewable by Canyons members that have completed a L5 course. If you are interested in these please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Various secret locations around Japan and Taiwan.

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