Saigawa RaftingHalf-Day Tour
Period29th Apr.~31th Oct.
Time requiredAbout 2.5 hours
Participation target6 years and up
Number of participants4 people
- grown up ¥8,300〜Reservation
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.
Half day course AM
|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
|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)|
29th of April ~8th of May , 18th of June 30th of October
(excluding the following dates: 10th of May – 13th June)
River Station Sazanami (venue) at 9:15|13:30
Adult (13 years old and over)￥8,300~
Private boat (capacity 2 to 4 people) ￥35,000~
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.