Spring Whitewater Half-Day Rafting

Tone river in Japan

Spring Whitewater Half-Day Rafting

Tone river in Japan
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Season Apr - Jun
Duration 3-4 Hours
Price ¥9,500
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Tour Information

Spring Whitewater Half-Day Rafting

The rapids in Minakami are some of the best in Japan and you will find experienced bilingual white-water guides from around the world leading trips down the amazing sections of river around the town.  Come and experience the sublime beauty and world class rapids of the Tone river during its spring best.  Typical spring flows are between grade 3 and 4 and during our half day tour you will  travel around 12 kilometers.

Tour Details

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Parking
Free parking
Changing room
Mens/Womens
Personal effects
* Please bring your own swimwear and towels 
* If you wear glasses, please bring a strap (also available at Canyons) If you wear glasses we recommend using disposable contact lenses
Cancellation
Cancellations made by customers (includes decreasing of booked numbers)
15 - 7 days before: 20% 6 - 2 days before: 30% Day before: 50% On the day: 100%
Caution
* Minimum age for participants is 13 years old
* Pregnant ladies cannot participate on this tour
* Tours will still run if it is raining though excessively high water may cause the tour to be cancelled 
* No alcohol is permitted prior to the tour. Furthermore, anyone who cannot participate on the tour due to having consumed alcohol will be liable for cancellation charges 

Tour Flow

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  • Welcome to Canyons Minakami - Minakami RaftingTour Flow
    1. Welcome to Canyons Minakami Arrive at our base by car or shuttle bus and meet our reception staff. Once you have checked in using our ipad system and paid for your adventure you will meet your guide
  • Tour briefing - Minakami RaftingTour Flow
    2. Tour briefing Your guide for the day will give a tour brief, then it's off to get changed into your wet suit, life jacket, helmet and grab a paddle. Let's get into the bus for a short ride and start your rafting adventure!
  • Safety talk - Minakami RaftingTour Flow
    3. Safety talk Please listen carefully to your guide. At the start point, guides will give a safety explanation. After a gear check, you are ready to start!
  • Start - Minakami RaftingTour Flow
    4. Start We start slowly and warm up with some paddling practice on the river.
  • Tour - Minakami RaftingTour Flow
    5. Tour And then the fun begins as we start heading down the river.
  • Goal - Minakami RaftingTour Flow
    6. Goal Enjoy the sights, sounds and sensations of this awesome tour! After refreshing on the river smiley faces are all around
  • Back to base - Minakami RaftingTour Flow
    7. Back to base Change out of you rafting gear and meet up with your guide and teammates. Kick back and relax with drinks or BBQ then look back at a great day on the river!

Tour Options

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Lunch

Why not try our colossal Canyons Burger for lunch?

Our 100% beef burgers are served with locally smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, our ultimate BBQ sauce and topped with crispy salad. This monster is accompanied by unlimited potato wedges and our chefs secret relish. This taste bud tickling delight is not to be missed. Vegetarian burgers are handmaid falafel, tomato, lettuce, lotus route, cheddar cheese, onions and fresh aioli sauce.

1200 yen/person

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BBQ

Riverside barbecue with everything provided.

At Canyons we love to BBQ! So we have created the best plans possible to make for the perfect end to an awesome day! Enjoy top quality meats from the famous ”Ikufuudo" butcher and locally sourced vegetables in a prime location by the Yubiso River.

3 BBQ levels:
Lite Plan 2000 yen/person
Canyons Plan 3000 yen/person
Deluxe Plan 4000 yen/person
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Full vegetarian BBQ options also available.

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Lodge

Relax at our riverside lodge.

If you really want the full Minakami experience then you MUST stay the night. Canyons make this easy with our riverside lodge located at the same location as our tours. 10 comfortable rooms with lounge, kitchen, Wifi, games room and bar fully stocked with local craft beer and sake! The next day you can try more adventures, hike in the mountains or go for a soak in one of the famous local hot springs.

3000 yen/person weekdays (incl. breakfast)
4000 yen/person Sat and public hols (incl. breakfast)

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Stats

Apr - Jun

Location: Minakami

Ease of access : Easy

Special point: World-class whitewater rafting

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Minakami

Canyons Minakami Base/Canyons Alpine lodge 45 Yubiso Minakami-machi Tone-gun Gunma JAPAN 〒379-1728

Season Apr - Jun
Duration 3-4 Hours
Price ¥9,500
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