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Saigawa RaftingHalf-Day Tour

Saigawa Rafting
Saigawa Rafting
Saigawa Rafting
Saigawa Rafting
  • Period
    29th Apr.~29th Oct.
  • Time required
    About 2.5 hours
  • Participation target
    6 years and up
  • Number of participants
    4 people
  • grown up ¥7,500~Reservation
Let's raft down the river surrounded by the majestic nature of Shinshu!

Come float down the river, and enjoy playing, swimming and jumping into the river with us in Saigawa River!
Originating from the Northern Japanese Alps, this river has beautiful scenery and a gentle flow. Even people who cannot swim will be safe and enjoy the experience with our life jackets and instructors!

Children must be 6 years or older to join the experience. Private boats are also available.
※With a private boat, children as young as 4 years old can join in on the fun.

Guaranteed to be fun for all ages, let's all work together and enjoy a sense of accomplishment!

※Please allow extra time if you require transport to/from Hakuba.

※Difference between Saigawa River and Himekawa River※

Saigawa River is a wide river with a large volume of water, and larger waves. This river's water is also deep and gentle-flowing, making it a great location to jump in and go swimming!
Saigawa River is located about 50 minutes (by car) from Hakuba village.

Himekawa is a narrow river with a smaller volume of water. This river's water is also shallow and faster-flowing, so swimming is not recommended. However, the water is very clean and the location is good.
Himekawa River is located in Hakuba village, near Iwatake Ski Field.

Course schedule

Half day course AM

Time Schedule
9:15 Reception and preparation
9:30 Safety introduction and paddle training
10:00 Start of the course
11:30 End of the course and return to Sazanami River Station
11:45 Change clothes, equipment return and end of tour
13:00 Departure from the Sazanami River Station (if returning to Hakuba)

Half day course PM

Time Schedule
13:30 Reception and preparation
13:45 Safety introduction and paddle training
14:15 Start of the course
15:45 End of the course and return to Sazanami River Station
16:00 Change clothes, equipment return and end of tour
17:00 Departure from the Sazanami River Station (if returning to Hakuba)

Activity data


29th of April ~7th of May ,  17th of June 29th of October

(excluding the following dates: 8th of May – 16th June)

Meeting place

River Station Sazanami (venue) at 9:15|13:30


Adult (13 years old and over)¥8,300~
Child (6 to 12 years old) ¥6,300~

Private boat (capacity 5to 7 people) ¥42,000~


A minimum of 4 participants are needed for tours to operate.

We will accept multiple reservations per tour (no minimum limit to number of people per reservation).

Requirements Relatively healthy/able-bodied people aged 6 years and up.

*Children 6 to 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult


Please bring your own towels, swimsuits and change of clothes.

Please wear shoes that can get wet or sports sandals.

Please wear contact lenses or have your glasses well secured (string recommended) as we do not offer compensation for lost items.


・An additional safety fee of ¥500 per person will be charged separately for each course.

Depending on the overall experience of the group, we will choose an appropriate route on the steeper parts of the river, in order to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone, even small children.

Price includes wet suit, paddle, life jacket, helmet and raft boat rental.

In case of cold weather, marine shoes or inner layers are available to rent for an extra fee.

The tours will still run under rainy weather, except during typhoons, thunderstorms or increased water levels.

Please make sure to have your insurance card with you in case of an emergency.

For customers of private boat rental, the tour will finish when the equipment is returned at the local venue.

There are no discounts on private boat rental.


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