Minakami Canyoning tours

Deeper nature under 90 min from Tokyo

Okutama Canyoning Tours

World class adventure just outside Tokyo

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Okutama
April - November

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If you are looking for an easy introduction to the fun of canyoning this is a fantastic place to start!

Location : Okutama
Ease of access : Standard
Highlight : A perfect canyon for beginners!
Tour level : 2 (Mid)
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Tour levels 4+ available to repeaters! Learn more

What is Canyoning?

Japans best adventure sport

Canyoning is the sport of negotiating your way down canyons by employing various techniques; abseiling and jumping waterfalls and cliffs, cascading down natural chutes and water slides, swimming through crystal clear pools and using special rope systems, such as flying foxes.There is usually a small amount of hiking required to access most courses, but once in the canyon, nearly 80% of the time is spent in the water. For the best explanation of canyoning watch the tour video.

Check out our frequently asked questions page and if you are still unsure about where to start ask our reservations staff. They can advise about which canyon would be best for YOU and our expert guides can customize the tour to suit YOUR thrill level!

CANYONING AREAS

Just a short trip from Tokyo

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Minakami

About 2 hours from Tokyo by car or 70mins by train, the town of Minakami is situated right on the banks of the mighty Tone River. The town is famous for its natural hot springs (onsens), and the majestic Tanigawa mountain range. Canyons is located in prime position, nestled at the foot of the mountains with the river right outside. A great choice of canyons and other adventures makes Minakami Japan's top adventure destination!

MINAKAMI CANYONING 


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Okutama

Navigate your way down the upper reaches of the Tama River and experience amazing scenery, wildlife and culture. You won't believe that you're still in Tokyo! Two very beautiful canyons to choose from and package deals with other adventures. Great for a short day trip for easy-moderate thrill seekers.

OKUTAMA CANYONING 

Canyoning FAQ

All the details

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning is the sport of negotiating your way down canyons by employing various techniques including abseiling, jumping waterfalls and cliffs, cascading down natural chutes and water slides, swimming through crystal clear pools and using special rope systems, such as flying foxes. There is usually a small amount of hiking required to access most courses, but once in the canyon, nearly 80% of the time is spent in the water. For the best explanation of canyoning watch the Tour Videos.

Is canyoning dangerous?

A2. As with any adventure sport, canyoning involves an element of risk (riskier than sitting watching TV...) However, Canyons prides itself on using only highly professional experienced guides, and the highest quality safety equipment to control the risk element and provide you with a safe and positive canyoning experience.

I can't swim. Can I still go canyoning?

Definately. Every participant wears a lifejacket which provides amply buoyancy. Our wetsuits also provides additional buoyancy so you not going to sink if you end up in the water and can't swim.

However, those who are afraid of water, or are likely to panic if they find themselves in the water, probably want to think twice.

How far in advance should I make a booking?

Prebooking is necessary. The further in advance, the better. To be sure of securing a place on a weekend, it is best to book at least 2 weeks in advance, 3 weeks in advance for the summer period. It is possible that there will be places still left "on the day", but this is very rare so please prebook so you do not miss out.

What should I bring canyoning?

Some swimwear and a towel is all you need. Canyons provide everything else that you need to take part in the tour (included in the tour price). However, you may want to bring other items that might be useful on the day such as sunscreen in the summer.

When is the best season for canyoning?

It is always a great time to go canyoning! There is no real best season for canyoning because unlike rafting it does not depend on a high volume of water. However, if you are after a more thrilling descent, May - July typically sees higher water flows. Canyoning tours operate daily from late April until mid October.