Tour Schedule, What to Bring and What to Wear

Tour Schedule and What to Expect

Please select and click the activity you are going to join.
On the day of your activity, to make sure that you can exjoy it comfortably, please make sure you know when to meet, what to bring and what to wear!!

Rafting Hiking Tour Sea Kayaking
Ducky Day Tour Ocean Fishing
Canyoning Horse Riding Tour Golf Cart Tour
River Fishing Cycling Tour Tree Trekking

Rafting & Ducky

Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308.
AM Start
8:50am
PM Start
1:20pm

NOTE

  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate on river tours.
  • Pregnant customers may not join the river tours.
  • In order to prevent accidents, except for rafting equipment, we do not allow guests to take personal belongings like a camera, mobile phone, etc. during the tour.

What to Bring

  • A full change of clothes & a towel - You will get wet!
  • Cameras & electronic devices - Please do not bring any cameras, electronic devices with you on the river. We have professional photographers that will take action shots of your tour. Photo CDs are available for purchase for ¥2,000.
  • Other Valuables - When bringing any valuables please remember to store them in the lockers provided

What to Wear

You may be wondering what to bring on your Hanazono water rafting adventure and for good reason. You will be fitted out with a dry or wet suit but as we run rafting tours rain or shine you are likely to get wet, so it’s a good idea to be prepared no matter what kind of river tour you have planned.
We recommend that you wear loose fitting clothes, avoid skirts, jeans and any material that does not stretch. Please also keep in mind the river water can remain cold throughout the year so please ensure you bring an extra layer of clothing.

  • Clothing - We recommend a short-sleeved shirt and shorts in Mid Summer (mid-July – late August) and a long-sleeved shirt and long pants in Spring and Autumn.
  • Glasses - If you wear glasses, we can provide you with a string so you don’t lose them on the river.
  • Contact lenses - Please either change to glasses or only wear disposable contact lenses. You may also wear goggles over your contact lenses.
  • Watches/Jewelry - Please remove all watches, jewelry before you arrive.
  • Shoes - You will be fitted out with river booties for your trip, there is no need for socks.

Getting Fitted Out

Once you are ready, our guides will instruct you on how to get fitted out. Below is the standard for the majority of our river trips.

①Helmet

Protect your head from impact.

②Life jacket

It has strong buoyancy and you will not drown even if you fall off the boat.

③Drysuit

Tethered type waterproof suit. The wrists, ankles, and neck are made of thin rubber, and the zipper around the body is waterproof. However, since it is not tailor-made, it may be flooded due to the individual body's differences or too much movement.

④River shoes

Shoes made of the same materials as wetsuits. They have a mechanism that keeps your foot warm even when they're wet.

Canyoning

Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308.
AM Start
8:50 am
PM Start
1:20 pm

NOTE

  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate in the activity.
  • Pregnant customers may not join the activity.
  • In order to prevent accidents, except for canyoning equipment, we do not allow guests to take personal belongings like camera, mobile phone, etc. during the tour.

What to Bring

  • A full change of clothes & a towel - You will get wet!
  • Cameras & electronic devices - Please do not bring any cameras, electronic devices with you on the river. 
  • Other Valuables - When bringing any valuables please remember to store them in the lockers provided

What to Wear

We recommend you wear swimwear or underwear that can get wet.

  • Glasses - If you wear glasses, we can provide you with a string so you don’t lose them on the river.
  • Contact lenses - Please either change to glasses or only wear disposable contact lenses. You may also wear goggles over your contact lenses.
  • Watches/Jewelry - Please remove all watches, jewelry before you arrive.
  • Shoes - You will be fitted out with river booties for your trip, there is no need for socks.

Getting Fitted Out

Once you are ready, our guides will instruct you on how to get fitted out. Below is the standard for our Canyoning trips.

①HELMET

Be sure to wear it for safety reasons.

②LIFE JACKET

With a life jacket, you don't have to worry about drowning.

③WET SUIT

The water inside the suit is warmed by your body heat and keeps you warm. The moderate thickness and elasticity will protect your body.

④RIVER SHOES

The shoes are made of the same material as a wetsuit. The seawater that comes inside warms the entire foot.

River Fishing


Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308. Or Pick up & drop off at your accommodation is available.

*Please choose pick up and enter accommodation name in the booking form.

AM Start
7:50 am

(Harf-day/Full-day)
PM Start
1:50 pm

(Half-day)

NOTE

  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate in the activity. 
  • Pregnant customers may not join the activity. 
  • Children aged 18 and less must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
  • Tours are conducted in English.
  • Capacity: maximum 3 p.p.
  • If you would like to join with 2 p.p or less, please contact us for more information.

What to Wear

  • We recommend sleeves and long pants due to the crazy amount of Buyo in the mountain. Also, we recommend avoiding flashy colors.
  • Watches/Jewelry - Please remove all watches, jewelry before you arrive.
  • Waders with boots are provided but please wear walking shoes when you come. *Please provide your shoe size at the time of booking.

What to Bring

  • A hat, jackets, a raincoat according to the weather.
  • Water, snacks if needed.
  • You can bring your cameras or electric devices at your own responsibility.
  • Other Valuables - When bringing any valuables please remember to store them in the lockers provided.

Getting Fitted Out

Once you are ready, our guides will instruct you on how to get fitted out. Below is the standard for the majority of our river trips. Waders will be provided.

①CAP / HAT

Wear it depending on the weather conditions.

②LONG SLEEVES and PANTS

To protect against mosquitoes, we recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants.

③WADERS WITH BOOTS

Change into waders with boots.

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Hiking

Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308.
AM Start
8:50am
PM Start
1:20pm

NOTE

  • Depending on the age of children, some tour locations may not be available.
  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate in the activity.
  • Pregnant customers may not join the activity.

What to Bring

  • A towel, a hat, drinks, sunglasses, a bug spray.
  • Food or drinks as needed.
  • You can bring your cameras or electric devices at your own responsibility.
  • Other Valuables - When bringing any valuables please remember to store them in the lockers provided.

What to Wear

  • Make sure you are dressed in comfortable and movable clothing.
  • You may get wet and muddy depending on the course condition.
  • Using a bug spray is recommended during the tour if necessary.
  • Hiking equipment is needed for Iwaonupuri Course.
    Please prepare sturdy shoes (hiking/climbing shoes are recommended), a hat, a bug spray, and rainwear.

Day Tour

Departure Spot and Time

Pick up from the accommodation

*Please choose pick up and enter accommodation name in the booking form.

Meeting Time
10 minutes before starting time

*Start and finish times of the tours are flexible to cater to your schedules and arrangements. 

NOTE

  • Tours are operated by Sky Express and do not include a guide.
  • Strict cancellation policy applies to Hanazono Excursions.
  • Child seats and booster seats are available free of charge (reservation required)
  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate in the activity.
  • Pregnant customers may not join the activity.

Horse Riding Tour

Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the Tour Venue directly.
Destination
10 minutes before starting time

NOTE

  • Please dress in clothes that are comfortable to move around.
  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate in the activity.
  • Pregnant customers may not join the the activity.

Cycling Tour

Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308.
AM Start
8:50 am
PM Start
1:20 pm

NOTE

  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate in the activity.
  • Pregnant customers may not join the activity.

What to Wear

Niseko is a mountain area and thus the elevation is higher than in most cities. In addition to the high elevation, the tour would mainly be downhill so you may feel a bit chilly. Make sure you are dressed in an outfit you can exercise in. Would be better if you bring along a light windproof jacket.

  • Shoes - No sandals or shoes with heels. Any shoe that you are used to wearing and is fit for exercise would be best.

What to Bring

  • Change of clothes, towels, drinks - as you may sweat during the tour, we recommend you change to something dry after the tour.
  • Other valuables - when bringing any valuables please remember to store them in the lockers provided

Getting Fitted Out

Once you are ready, our guides will instruct you on how to get fitted out. The below is the standard for our Cycling Tours.

①HELMET

Be sure to wear it for safety reasons.

②GROVES

Wear them to prevent slipping and injury.

*Padded short tights are also available.

Sea Kayaking

Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308.
AM Start
8:30 am
PM Start
1:00 pm

NOTE

  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate in the activity.
  • Pregnant customers may not join the activity.

What to Bring

  • A full change of clothes & a towel - You will get wet!
  • Cameras & electronic devices - Please do not bring any cameras, electronic devices with you on the sea. 
  • Other Valuables - When bringing any valuables please remember to store them in the lockers provided

What to Wear

We recommend you wear swimwear or underwear that can get wet.

  • Glasses - If you wear glasses, we can provide you with a string so you don’t lose them on the river.
  • Contact lenses - Please either change to glasses or only wear disposable contact lenses. You may also wear goggles over you contact lenses.
  • Watches/Jewelry - Please remove all watches, jewelry before you arrive.
  • Shoes - You will be fitted out with river booties for your trip, there is no need for socks.

Getting Fitted Out

Once you are ready, our guides will instruct you on how to get fitted out. The below is the standard for our Sea Kayaking trips.

①HAT

Wear it to avoid the strong sunlight of the ocean.

②LIFE JACKET

With a life jacket, you don't have to worry about drowning.

③CLOTHES

A loose-fitting t-shirt and shorts are recommended.

④RIVER BOOTIES

The shoes are made of the same material as a wetsuit. The seawater that comes inside warms the entire foot.

Ocean Fishing

Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308.
8:35am

NOTE

  • Children aged 18 and less must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
  • Please contact us for children under 5.
  • If you are a group of 4 or more, please contact us by email or call.
  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate in the activity.
  • Pregnant customers may not join the activity.

What to Bring

  • We recommend taking/bringing motion sickness pills in case of seasickness.
  • There may be days that you may feel cold on the boat, we recommend that you prepare an extra outer.
  • Sun-protective gear like a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves, and sunscreen.
  • Water to prevent heatstroke. 
  • A cooler for taking fish home to Niseko. (Styrofoam box and ice are available if you don't have a cooler.)
  • Cameras & electronic devices on your own responsibility.

What to Wear

  • We recommend you wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting wet.
  • Shoes - No sandals without a backstrap or shoes with heels. Any non-slip shoes that you are used to wearing would be good. Rubber boots are the best if you have them.

Getting Fitted Out

Once you are ready, our guides will instruct you on how to get fitted out. The below is the standard for our Ocean Fishing Tours.

①HAT/CAP, SUNGLASSES

Wear it depending on the weather conditions.

②LIFE JACKET

With a life jacket, you don't have to worry about drowning if you fall off the boat.

③RAINCOAT

A raincoat will be provided, so please wear it to avoid getting wet.

Golf Cart Tour

Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308.
3:50pm

NOTE

  • No driver is provided for this tour. Participants are required to drive by themselves.
  • The driver of the cart must provide a valid driver's license (Japanese and foreign driver's licenses are accepted).
  • Please dress in clothes that are comfortable to move around.
  • Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate in the activity.
  • Pregnant customers may not join the activity.

Tree Trekking

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308.
10 mins before starting time

NOTE

  • We recommend active clothing and gloves that guests' don't mind potentially getting dirty and shoes with good grip. Gloves are available for purchase at Niseko Sports.
  • During Tree Trekking, there is a possibility of getting tree sap on your clothes which is very difficult to remove. Raincoats are available for purchase at Niseko Sports to protect clothing from tree sap.
  • Children under 12 can participate with an adult guardian. Please include them in the number of participants of your booking.
  • Max 3 kids supervised per adult.
  • If you are a group under 18, a written consent from a parent or guardian is required.
  • Prior booking is not required however it is recommended.
  • Tree Trekking course will close at 5:00 pm. The last entry is at 4:00 pm.
  • It may be difficult for children to attach or detach the rope even if they meet the height requirement of 120 cm or more.