When? Sept. 6, 2014 (Sat.)
Where? Canyons Alpine Lodge, Minakami Gunma
What? Music Festival & Adventure Weekend
Summer Splash Package Tours? Yes! Jump on one of the bus tours 
below that include transportation, accommodation, activities and tickets to Summer Splash. 
Entertainment? WET Bandwagon, Arisa Safu Band, Riddimmates +++ Summer Splash DJs




KEISUKE (Vocal/Soprano & Baritone Sax)、KANOH (Trumpet,Tin Whistle,Cho)、サキポン (A.Sax), RICKY (T.Sax)、TAKEMURA (Trombone)、NAGASAWA (Guitar)、NAMI (Keyboard)、YUTA (Drum,Chorus)

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Arisa Safu grew up in a unique environment always listening to live music. Her first favorite song was Highway Star by Deep Purple, followed by the music of Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, and the Allman Brothers. At 17, she joined the band Super Goooooood as a sax player. In 2007,  her band in Montreal became the national champions in the Global Battle of the Bands, and became one of the top 15 bands in the world that year. In 2009, she started formed Arisa Safu and the Rovers, the band awarded 2nd Best New Band in Japan that year and she was won Best Artist and Best Vocalist awards. In 2010, she played the Fuji Rock Festival. In 2011, they were in the national finals of Emergenza. She was back at Fuji Rock in 2013. Now, Arisa has gone solo with her new band after spending much of 2013 in L.A. – bluesier, earthier, more country and more rock ‘n roll.



Snow Splash and Summer Splash favorites WET Bandwagon are back with a fun mix of rock, jazz and funk. 

DJ Fergus

DJ Fergus, one half Outdoor Japan's Snow & Summer Slash Sound System, has been rocking the house since 1988. His ability to play extended sets, and mix genres and bpm to keep the crowd moving is the reason he has played at parties all over the globe for more than 20 years. 

DJ Spiritus


Spinning since 2004, DJ Spiritus was a regular on the Queenstown, NZ music scene as well as the infamous Full Moon Parties in Minakami, Gunma. The other half of the Snow Splash & Summer Splash Sound System, Spiritus' style could summed up as "mashup bass madness."

Horizontal Bungy

Test your skills, stamina (and sobriety) on the horizontal bungy challenge, hosted by the bungy pros at Bungy Japan. A great warm-up for the real thing - a bridge bungy at one of the two great locations in the Minakami area. 

Pro MTB Trials

Specialized Japan team riders will be on hand to show off their incredible balance and skills during trials demo on the Canyons deck. Organized by our friends at MTB Japan - you won't won't want to miss it!

 Package Tours

Join one of the all-inclusive bus tours with our friends at Tokyo Snow Club adventures, tickets, transportation and accommodation.

Minakami Adventures

Jump one of the fun outdoor tours such as white water rafting, canyoning, bungy jumping, downhill MTB, hydrospeed, and paragliding. The companies below can arrange tours and packages that include Summer Splash tickets. All inclusive bus tours also available.  



Also check out the Snow Splash & Summer Splash page on Facebook!


You can also come up on your own and stay at one of the local places to stay below. If you are coming up to Summer Splash on your own and want to book accommodation yourself, visit our Minakami accommodation list page for information on places to stay in the area. Book early!

If you are interested in camping at Summer Splash, there are a limited amount of camping spots available outside Canyons. There is also a campground a 20-minute walk from Canyons available for 1000 yen per tent site. Toilets and other facilities and mean views of Tanigawa! Contact Canyons at for bookings.If you are interested in reserving one of these spots.

Access to Canyons Alpine Lodge

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Past Summer Splash-ing!


Photos by Lou Deikin and Shoko Kurihara