Spring White water rafting tour

Tone river in Japan
   
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Season Apr - Jun
Duration 3-4 Hours
Price ¥9,500
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  • 1. Incredible nature Descend through 3 deep canyons surrounded by nature and historic sites
  • 2. Action packed Over 12 kms of great whitewater ranging from grade 2-4. Guides can customize the route to cater for first timers to adrenaline junkies!
  • 3. Professional guides Our international team of professional raft guides not only look out for you safety but also provide great entertainment and have in depth local knowledge
  • 4. Smiles The experience will leave you with a smile
  • 5. Amazing views The Tanigawa range and Joshinetsu National Park provide the perfect backdrop as we descend the Tone River

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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  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 4. Start We start slowly and warm up with some paddling practice on the river.
  • 5. Tour And then the fun begins as we start heading down the river.
  • 6. Goal Enjoy the sights, sounds and sensations of this awesome tour! After refreshing on the river smiley faces are all around
  • 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 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.

Minakami area info

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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

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