Saigawa River Rafting             ▶▶▶▶Japanese

Rafting down the river 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! The flow is relatively easy, even for beginners!
Even people who cannot swim are safe with the life jacket. Minimum age required is 6 years, but If You hire a private boat, even a 4 year old can attend.
Come and enjoy the river with us!

● Half day course

AM PM Course schedule
8:20 12:00 Meeting at 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 Return of gear・ preparing to head back
13:30 16:45 Transport back to Hakuba
14:30 17:45 Drop off at Hakuba

Season 27th of April~4th of November

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
Attendance 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
Shoes that can get wet or sports sandals
Please make sure to have contact lenses or glasses well secured (string recommended) as we do not offer refund for lost items
Safety fee of ¥300 will be charged separately for each course.
Depending on the overall experience of the group, we choose appropriate route on the steeper parts of the river in order to ensure safety and comfort of everyone , even small children
Price includes wet suit, paddle, life jacket and helmet rental
In case of cold weather, rental for marine shoes or inner shoes available for extra charge
The tours run under rainy weather, except for typhoons, thunderstorms and increased water levels
Please make sure to have your insurance card with You 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



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