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Season Jul - Aug
Duration 3-4 Hours
Price Out of season
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Tour Information

Packraft Downriver Lv3

This pack raft course is for those who can paddle in a river with strong flow and occasional whitewater. One of the great sensations with pack rafting is that you can feel the small waves moving up and down underneath you on the river, which you do not experience with normal rafting. 

Even on the relatively mellow water of the summer Tone River you will feel the thrills as if you are on a much faster flow. 

Please note: due to river flow we only operate this tour during summer (July - October) In the event of the river increasing flow to over a safe level for packrafting we will give you the option to switch your tour to rafting.

Tour Details

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Free parking
Changing room
Personal effects
* Please bring your own swimwear and towels 
* If you wear glasses, please bring a strap (also available at Canyons) If you wear glasses we recommend using disposable contact lenses

Cancellations made by customers (includes decreasing of booked numbers)
15 - 7 days before: 20% 6 - 2 days before: 30% Day before: 50% On the day: 100%
* Minimum age for participants is 13 years old
* Pregnant ladies cannot participate on this tour
* Tours will still run if it is raining though excessively high water may cause the tour to be cancelled 
* No alcohol is permitted prior to the tour. Furthermore, anyone who cannot participate on the tour due to having consumed alcohol will be liable for cancellation charges 

Tour Flow

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  • Tour briefing - Minakami Pack RaftingTour Flow
    1. Tour briefing Your guide for the day will give a tour brief, then it's off to get changed into your wetsuit, lifejacket, helmet and grab a paddle. Let's get into the bus for a short ride and start your rafting adventure!
  • Safety talk - Minakami Pack RaftingTour Flow
    2. Safety talk Please listen carefully to your guide. At the start point, guides will give a safety explanation. After a gear check, you are ready to start!
  • Start - Minakami Pack RaftingTour Flow
    3. Start We start slowly, and warm up with paddling practice on the river
  • Tour - Minakami Pack RaftingTour Flow
    4. Tour Relax and unwind as you enjoy the peace and serenity of the Tama River. Enjoy the sights, sounds and sensations of this awesome tour!
  • Goal - Minakami Pack RaftingTour Flow
    5. Goal To refresh your mind, body and soul. After refreshing on the river smiley faces are all around
  • Back to base - Minakami Pack RaftingTour Flow
    6. Back to base Change out of you gear and meet up with your guide and teammates. Kick back and relax with food or drinks and look back at a great day on the river!

Course Video

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Jul - Aug

Location: Minakami

Ease of access : Easy

Special point: Head downriver in a single person packraft

Course breakdown


tour map


Canyons Minakami Base/Canyons Alpine lodge 45 Yubiso Minakami-machi Tone-gun Gunma JAPAN 〒379-1728




Season Jul - Aug
Duration 3-4 Hours
Price Out of season
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