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RAFTING

Rafting is the most popular outdoor activity in Niseko. Jump into a rubber boat with your friends and challenge yourself to a trip down one of Hokkaido's most beautiful rivers, the Shiribetsu river. Along with your fellow crew and experienced guide, you will enjoy the thrills and excitement of rafting on white water. Based on the season, Hokkaido Rivers offer rafting trips suited to the adventure seeker with the large snow melt in spring time, through to lower graded tours that the whole family can enjoy in summer. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced outdoor sports fanatic, rafting is amazing fun and suitable for all ages.


Dates of Operation April 29 - October 30, 2016

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WHY CHOOSE HANAZONO RAFTING?

WORLD CLASS INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES

HANAZONO 308 is your headquarters for adventure and fun, offering a relaxing and comfortable environment to start your journey. Facilities include changing and locker rooms, fully equipped activity rental and retail shop and Café, We also have showers and foot showers to rinse off after rafting.

LUNCH, ONSEN, ACTIVITY AND ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES

RAFTING AND LUNCH
RAFTING, LUNCH AND ONSEN
RAFTING, BBQ AND ONSEN
RAFTING AND ACTIVITIES
RAFTING+ONSEN HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
RAFTING+APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION

Niseko offers a diverse and celebrated array of local and international cuisine, with a focus on fresh, locally sourced seafood and produce. It is also known for its variety of natural hot springs and luxurious accommodation options. We have combined the best of Niseko in the above packages, all for a great price. Click the above buttons for more details.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR RAFTING?

SPRING - Late April-Early June
In late April metres of winter snow begin to melt, creeks spring to life, rivers swell...spring unfolds in an extravagance of budding trees, new life and wildflower splendour. The snow melt causes the river to swell to more than 3-4 times its normal volume, with grade four rapid sections through rocky chutes and occasionally open, calmer sections where you can catch your breath and soak in the beautiful natural surroundings. The Spring course starts near Hirafu Station and finishes 12km downstream at Niseko Station.

SUMMER - Early June-Late September
In June, when the run-off from the mountains has eased, the rafting course moves to Kyougoku, a less challenging but beautiful 7km gentle ride into Kutchan town. This course offers grade 2 rapids and is particularly recommended for families and first timers. The river widens out in places, along the way you will stop to dive, play or just relax in the natural environment.

AUTUMN - Late September - Late October
Held at the Kyougoku course, this tour is also recommended for families and first timers. Enjoy the spectacular display from the river of changing colours to the lush landscape as you gently drift your way down the Shiribetsu River.


CONTACT DETAILS

HANAZONO ACTIVITY CENTRE

Email: raft@harmonyresorts.com

Hours: 8:00AM 〜 6:00PM
Phone: 0136 - 21 - 3333
Fax: 0136 - 22 - 3884

328-1 Aza-Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho
Abuta-Gun, Hokkaido 044-0082


Cancellation Policy

Please be aware the following cancellation policy applies to bookings:

  • Cancellations received 2 days prior to the booking will incur no cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received 1 day prior to the booking will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received on the day of the tour will incur a full 100% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations caused by inclement weather, flight and public transport delays etc will incur no cancellation fee.

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