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Get into the white water this summer! Raft on!

Jun 13 (Sun ), 2010

Yoshino River, Kochi, Shikoku
Grade: 3-4 / Season: March - October
Take on Japan’s biggest white water on the Yoshino River in the heart of Shikoku with HappyRaft. Professional fully licensed and internationally experienced guides will ensure a safe, fun adventure. Spring specials for one-day and half-day rafting, canyoning and accommodation available. Tel: (0887) 75-0500. Email: info@happyraft.com. Web: www.happyraft.com .
Nagara River, Gifu
Grade: 3-5 / Season: April - October
Adventure Rafting is celebrating its 15th year taking guests down the Nagaragawa. Experienced guides with the latest equipment available, and an incredible base camp along the river with hot showers and a hotel. Rafting, canyoning, accommodation and meals available. Tel: (0575) 79-3405. Email: mail@adventures.jp. Web: www.adventures.jp.
Tone River, Gunma
Grade: 2 (summer) and 3-4 (May-June) / Season: Mid-April - November
Canyons international team of professional guides provides world-class adventure experiences all year just two hours from Tokyo. In spring, half-day or full day rafting on the best sections of the Tone River, including the infamous Grade 4 Momiji Canyon. Canyoning available from June-October and combo packages, accommodation and riverside BBQ options available. Tel:(0278) 72-2811. Email:English@canyons.jp. Website:www.canyons.jp.
Shiribetsu River, Hokkaido
Location: Hokkaido / Grade: 2-3 / Season: Mid-April – October
SAS at the Hanazono Activity Center’s rafting trips combine serene floats with exciting white water rapid and it’s the best way to see the flora and fauna around Niseko. May is the most exciting while July and August are great for family floats. Half-day tours only.Tel: (0136) 21-3333. Email: info@sas-net.com. Web: www.sas-net.com
NAC has been guiding Niseko rivers for more than 15 years. If you still have some energy after a day on the river you can head over to the Niseko Adventure Center and play on the 11-meter rock climbing wall or enjoy a great lunch or dinner at JoJo’s Café. NAC also has tours to the Toyohira River (Grade 3-4), Mukawa River (Grade 3-4) Tel: (0136) 23-2093 Email: mail@nac-web.com. Web: www.nac-web.com
Himekawa River, Nagano
Grade: 2 / Season: Mid-may – End of July
Check out Evergreen Outdoors WET & WILD (rafting/canyoning) Combo Tour this spring and enjoy sliding down the waterfalls and pools of Kamoshika Canyon followed by an afternoon riding the rapids of Himekawa River. The tour includes canyoning gear, professional guides, raft, life vest, paddle, wetsuit, rafting helmet, hot hearty lunch, insurance, tax and hot spring bath.