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Rafting

Rafting

Enjoy the clear Shiribetsu river with family and friends

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 whitewater. Based on the season, Hokkaido Rivers offer rafting trips suited to the adventure seekers with the large snowmelt in the 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.

Also we have Kids Rafting which is best suited for kids between 3-4 years of age.

Rafting

Adult: ¥5,900/p.p. | Child: ¥3,900/p.p.

  • Dates of Operation: April 29 - October 31, 2021
  • Duration: around 3 hours
  • Starting Times: AM (9:00am~) or PM (1:30pm~)
  • Child price ages:4~12, adult rates apply for ages 13 and up.
Inquiries & Booking

 

Get a great deal!

SPECIAL OFFERS AND PACKAGES

 

Please prepare appropriate clothing and items for the activity. Also, don't forget to check the meeting time in advance.

TOUR SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO EXPECT

What makes Hanazono so special?

One of the most spacious and clean facilities in Niseko!

Resort Center Hanazono 308 is the reception and meeting point for all activities. There are clean and well-equipped restrooms, changing rooms, and lockers in an open space. The outdoor foot shower is also available to wash your feet, so you can get dressed comfortably.

Soak in hot springs after enjoying our activities!

We provide a discount ticket to our customers at the end of each activity upon request! Nothing beats an onsen after water activities! Have fun!

We have more!!

Enjoy different activities in the morning and afternoon, including tree trekking, which opened in 2021, making us the all-day destination.


Unique Rafting Experiences in Different Seasons

Spring Rafting (Adults Only)

In spring, when the heavy snowfall in Niseko melts and discharge into the river, the Shiribetsu River increases in volume and becomes whitewater! You can enjoy the thrilling speed, splashing water, and exciting jumps from early to mid-May. Please select "Spring Rafting" on the booking page!

Summer Rafting

The Shiribetsu River in summer is the perfect season for families as the air and water temperatures rise and the current calms. Enjoy the view of mountains in the distance and plants and trees changing from fresh green to deep green. On hot days, jump into the river and enjoy playing in the water.

Autumn Rafting

Autumn, with the crisp and clear air, the leaves change color, and Mt. Yotei has its peak covered in white snow. This is the only time of year to enjoy this kind of spectacular scenery of Niseko's nature. If you want to enjoy the autumn leaves to the fullest, try both Tree Trekking and Rafting!


Special Offers for Rafting

Online Discount

Only available when you book online!
Booking is available 2 hours before the start time.

Adult ¥5,900 → ¥4,720
Child ¥3,900 → ¥3,120

Family

Save and enjoy rafting with your family!
 For every 2 adults (Age 13), 1 child (Age 4-12) free!

2 Adults + 1 Child
¥15,700 → ¥11,800

Returning Guest

Save 30% every time you book another activity with us during 2021's summer season!

*Enter the discount code you will receive after the first activity when booking online.
*Please contact us if you'd like to book the second activity right after the first one!

Adult ¥5,900 → ¥4,130
Child ¥3,900 → ¥2,935


Rafting Packages & Private Boat

Activity & Lunch Package

Value activity package includes lunch!

Please make sure to read the details about the package HERE before booking.

Adult: ¥5,900
Child: ¥4,500

Private Boat

With this plan you can book your private boat.

Charter a boat and enjoy rafting with your family, friends, or ride with your dogs!

1 boat ¥41,300 (Max. 7 p.p.)


Inquiries & Booking

Rafting Pictures

A photograph package is available for 1,000 yen (tax included) under the prevention measures against COVID-19. Please feel free to ask your guide or the staff if you would like to purchase it.

A QR code is ready to download pictures after the activity. To avoid crowding and staying for hours inside the facility, we don't display the images taken on the monitor.

  • There is a minimum of 20 pictures included in the package.
  • We take pictures from picture spots on the course.
  • There may be times when subjects are slightly blurry during an activity.
  • We don't include such pictures in the package.
  • Please note that not every scene you pose is captured since we take photos while moving.
  • The picture spot is varied depending on the reservation and weather conditions, so the shooting scenes are different on each tour.

Tour Schedule and What to Expect

Meeting Spot and Time

Please check-in at the main activities desk at Resort Center Hanazono 308.

NOTE

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.
  • On hot days, you may feel too hot in a dry suit, so you can wear your own clothes that you don't mind getting 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 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.


Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
  • No cancellation fee will be charged if the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions.