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Canyons Difference

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Refreshing the world through adventure experiences!
Supplying the "WOW!" to our customers that exceeds all expectations.

Canyons was set up in 2000, basing itself in the lush nature of Minakami in Gunma to provide outdoor adventure experiences. Since Day 1 we have been striving to provide the highest level of refreshing experiences to our customers - rafting and canyoning in green season, snowshoeing, backcountry tours, and English language snow sports instruction in winter. The idea has always been to provide world-class adventure sports experiences with a matching level of safety.

All over the world people are beset by the stresses of day to day life as they go through the same motions on a daily basis. This can be especially apparent surrounded on all sides by the concrete of a major city.

Canyons aims to be an oasis among all of that. A place where you can come on one of your precious days off and truly refresh. Experiences far removed from your normal life where you can connect with other people and connect with nature.


Experience WORLD CLASS at Canyons.


Our professional guides have the very highest levels of skill and safety. They run incredibly entertaining tours too.


We've scouted out some of the top courses around, which can hold their own against anywhere else in the world. More than 16 canyoning courses; and the longest rafting course is 30kms. We limit the number of tours we run each day to ensure that you get the maximum amount of time out in the water.

WORLD CLASS Facilities

The Minakami Base brings a slice of overseas style to Japan - a large wooden deck, a cafe, bar, and backpacker-style lodge; all under one roof. Relax and unwind in complete comfort after your adventures.


Our equipment is rigourously selected from the world's best, with an eye to finding that perfect blend of functionality and style. We use canyoning-specific wetsuits specially made in France, and our shoes have been chosen for their superb grip.

Come to experience the ultimate refreshing excitement at Canyons, where the wild adventure spirit of New Zealand meets the deep hospitality of Japan.


CEO Michael John Harris


Top Class Equipment

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The equipment we have selected for use on our tours is carefully chosen from the very best available on the world market. There is no need for our customers to provide any special equipment themselves. Canyons have everything you need ready and waiting.

Canyons designs and creates our own wetsuits. For canyoning 5mm long john + 5mm jacket. For rafting 5mm long john + 3.5mm jacket.(Sizes XXS-XXXL)

Daily Training

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Our guides do not just train to get their guiding license. Everyone undertakes regular training of many different kinds in order to continually improve.



>Recommended by roughguides.com

>Mentioned in Lonely planet


Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions, or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to Canyons' use of cookies in accordance with the terms of Canyons' privacy policy.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, Canyons and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages [or [OTHER CONTENT]] from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

• republish material from this website (including re-publication on another website);• sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;• show any material from the website in public;• reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;]• [edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or]• [redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution].]

[Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organisation.]

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Canyons express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Canyons express written consent.

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. Canyons reserves the right to restrict access to [other] areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at Canyons discretion.

If Canyons provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

Canyons may disable your user ID and password in Canyons sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to Canyons a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to Canyons the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Canyons or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

Canyons reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on Canyons servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding Canyons rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, Canyons does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Canyons makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Canyons does not warrant that:

l this website will be constantly available, or available at all; orl the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. [f you require advice in relation to any [legal, financial or medical] matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Limitations of liability

Canyons will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

l [to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;]l for any indirect, special or consequential loss; orl for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if Canyons has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Canyons liability in respect of any:

l death or personal injury caused by Canyons negligence;l fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Canyons; orl matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Canyons to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.


By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other parties

You accept that, as a limited liability entity, Canyons has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Canyons officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Canyons officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as Canyons.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.


You hereby indemnify Canyons and undertake to keep Canyons indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Canyons to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Canyons legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Canyons arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions[, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions].

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to Canyons other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Canyons may take such action as Canyons deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.


Canyons may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


Canyons may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with Canyons rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.


If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Canyons in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with Japanese law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the [non-]exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Japan.

Canyons details

The full name of Canyons is Canyons Ltd.

Canyons head office address is Yubiso 45, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Gunma-ken, 379-1728, Japan.

You can contact Canyons by email to info (at) canyons.jp.


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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Canyons's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term Canyons or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Yubiso 45, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Gunma-ken. Japan 379-1728.  The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, the following personal information may be stored by us for use by us.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Japan
Copyright Notice

This website and its content is copyright of Canyons  © Canyons 2011. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
  • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.


Contact Canyons

Our office is open 09:00 - 17:00 every day

Phone: 0278-72-2811
Fax: 0278-72-2812
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: Canyon Ltd
Gunma-ken, Tone-gun,
Yubiso 45 (map)


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