Saigawa River Rafting             ▶▶▶▶Japanese

Rafting down through the majestic nature of Shinshu.
Let’s jump into the river, rock the boat and play in full swing of the Saigawa river springing in the Northern Alps!
To flow is relatively easy, even if you are new to it!
Even people who cannot swim are safe when using the life jacket.
Minimum age required is 6 years, but If You hire a private boat, even a 4 year old can attend.
Let’s give it our best and enjoy the river together!

● Half day course

AM PM Course schedule
8:20 12:00 meeting at the Lion Cafe
(20 minutes from the JR Kamishiro Station)
8:30 12:15 departure from Hakuba (by our company car or your private car)
9:30 13:15 arrival to the Sazanami River Station, meeting the guides, getting ready (changing clothes..)
9:45 13:30 safety introduction, paddle training
10:15 14:00 tour starts
11:45 15:30 end of the tour, transport back to the Sazanami River Station
12:00 15:45 change of clothes, preparing to head back
13:30 16:45 transport back to Hakuba
14:30 17:45 drop off at Hakuba

Season 29th of April~3rd of November
※5th~8th of May no tours
Meeting place

for departures from Hakuba

Lion Cafe (8:20 and 12:00)
Echoland (8:20 and 12:05)
JR Kamishiro Station (8:40 and 12:20)

<for guests arriving by themselves>
Sazanami Riverside Station (9:30 and 13:15)

Pricing adult (over 12 years) \8,000
child (6~12years) \6,000
private boat (capacity 2~7 people) \42,000
Number of participants tours take place with minimum of 4 participants
Requirements heathy person older than four years
※children under 12 require adult supervision
please bring your own towels and swimsuits
please bring shoes that can get wet or sports sandals
Please make sure to remove contact lenses or glasses that can be easily lost and wear appropriate eye wear or goggles instead. No compensation offered for lost items
Safety fee of 300 yen will be charged separately for each course.
Depending on overall experience of the group, we choose easier approach on the steeper parts of the river in order to keep even small children safe.
Price includes wet suit, paddle, life jacket and helmet.
In case of cold weather, rental for marine shoes or inner shoes available.
We run the tours in rainy weather as well, except for typhoons and elevated water levels.
Please make sure to have a proof of valid health insurance in case of an emergency。
For customers of boat rental, the tour will finish by returning the equipment at the local venue.
There are no discounts on boat rental.

Both adults and kids can enjoy!

Let’s fight the waves with a fierce force!

Before the start..

Rafting Gear