Rafting in Japan

Whitewater bliss
  • So much fun!

    " I loved the tour, the guides helped me push myself further than I thou…" - 30s/Male/Tokyo

  • Awesome day on the river

    " Had a great day out on the river with my boys. The guys were really en…" - 40s/Male/Niigata

  • Refreshed!

    " I felt so refreshed after the tour, everyone needs to leave their offi…" - 20s/Female/Tokyo

  • Great for school groups.

    " We brought two classes of students for a Canyoning tour. The guides we…" - 30s/Male/Hokkaido

Our tours

Experience Japans best nature adventures

  • Adventure tours in Minakami
    MINAKAMI
    April - October

    Deep nature adventures

    Get bigger thrills and deeper into nature just a short 70 min bullet train ride to Minakami. A huge variety of world class adventures available with some of Japans most famous hot springs.

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  • Adventure tours in Okutama
    OKUTAMA
    April - November

    Adventures near Tokyo

    Just a 90 min train ride from central Tokyo transports you into the mountains of Okutama. Great beginner canyoning and packrafting courses with incredible nature.

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  • Rafting tours
    MINAKAMI
    April - October

    Rafting Tours

    Canyons white water rafting tours are only held in the Minakami area. Spring brings world-class whitewater and high thrills. Summer is more mellow letting us play inside and outside the boat.

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  • Combo tours
    MULTIPLE
    April - October

    Combo Tours & Options

    Two half day tours combined into one awesome full-day adventure package. Canyoning, Rafting, MTB, Bungee and much more available. Add on a riverside BBQ, lunch or stay at Alpine Lodge.

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    Minakami Glamping

    Lodge Accommodation

    Barbecue

    Lunch

The Canyons Difference

World class guides mean world class tours.

Mike toppage

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.

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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.

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