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 seekers 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 28 - October 28, 2018



Adult Age 13 and above ¥5,500
Child Age 4 - 12 ¥3,800


Special Offers

All our customers reiceve onsen discount ticket upon request after the tour! 

  Adult (¥) Child (¥) Notes
Online 4,400 3,040 20% OFF!
Family 11,000 (two adults + 1 child) For every 2 adults 1 child free
Senior (60+) 3,800 - On presentation of seniors card
Returning Guest 3,850 2,660

Save 30% every time you book another tour during 2018 summer season!

Golden Week&Silver Week 4,000 3,000

GW (April 28 - May 6) 

SW (September 15 - September 24)

  • May not be used in conjunction with other discounts.
  • Online booking is available until 5pm one day in advance.


 Rafting Packages

  Adult (¥) Child (¥) Notes
Rafting & Lunch 5,700 4,300 Click here for more information
Rafting & Onsen + Lunch 6,100 4,600 Click here for more information
Rafting & Onsen + BBQ 6,700 4,700 Click here for more information


Kids Rafting

This rafting trip is the perfect combination of fun, adventure and safety for younger kids, as young as three years of age and their families- fully supervised.

Adult Age 13 and above ¥4,400
Child Age 3 and above ¥3,300
  • Dates of Operation: Jul 14 - Sept 9, 2018
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Starting Times: AM (9:00AM~) or PM (1:30PM~)
Special Offers
  Adult (¥) Child (¥) Notes
Online 3,520 2,640 20% OFF!
Returning Guest 3,080 2,310

30% OFF! every time you book another tour during 2018 summer season

  • May not be used in conjunction with other discounts.
  • Online booking is available until 5pm one day in advance.



Email: raft@harmonyresorts.com
Hours: 8:00AM 〜 6:00PM
Phone: 0136 - 21 - 3333
Fax: 0136 - 22 - 3884


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.

What to Expect

Starting Times

Please check in at the main activities desk at HANAZONO 308 before 8:50am

Please check in at the main activities desk at HANAZONO 308 before 1:20pm

What to Wear

You may be wondering what to bring on your HANAZONO whitewater 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 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.

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 you tour. Photo CD’s are available for purchase for ¥2,000.
  • 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 how to get fitted out. The below is the standard for the majority of our river trips.



Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate on river tours.

When is the best time for Rafting?

SPRING - Late April - late May (Adults only)
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 - Middle September
In June, when the run-off from the mountains has eased, the rafting course moves to Kyougoku, a less challenging but beautiful 8km 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.

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.

Get in Touch

We're friendly and available to chat. Reach out to us anytime and we'll happily answer your questions.

  • 328-36 Aza-Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho
    Abuta-Gun, Hokkaido 044-0082 Japan

  • +81 136 21 33 33

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