Canyoning in Nagano

Canyoning In Nagano

Canyoning in Nagano is an exciting and exhilarating activity from May to October. Canyoning is the sport of descending, well, canyons. Slide down waterfalls and splash in to deep pools that have been carved by millennia of fast flowing water.

Canyoning involves swimming, jumping, abseiling, using ropes, and cascading down whitewater chutes. Late spring and early summer have the highest water flow. There is some hiking involved to access the canyons, but about 80% of the time is spent in the water. Come and see why everyone is raving about canyoning.

KAMOSHIKA CANYON (HAKUBA)

The Kamoshika Canyon is one of our most popular summer adventures. Even in the swelter of Japan’s mid summer heat, Kamoshika Canyon is an amazingly cool and shaded place to enjoy one of Japan’s canyons. Over millions of years swift flowing water running down from the high plateaus of Japan’s Northern Alps has carved out slick rock waterfalls and deep pools.

From using ropes to descend 15 metre waterfalls, sliding down multiple smaller waterfalls, swimming in deep fresh pools, jumping from the canyon walls to zooming down our 70 metre Flying Fox – you are sure to be thrilled and refreshed.

Kamoshika Canyon Half-Day Tour

Kamoshika Canyon Half-DayOur half-day canyoning tour incorporates multiple sliders, spots for jumping and diving, beautiful pools for swimming, and a small zipline. In May and June the water level is high and children aren’t allowed – a good time for those looking for a real white-water experience. From mid-July it is perfect for first-timers or families with children.


kamoshika canyon half-day2015 Season

  • A Tour: July 18th ~ August 31st
  • B Tour: July 18th ~ September 27th
  • C Tour: July 18th ~ August 31st
  • Adventure Half-Day Tour: May 30th ~ July 17th, September 28th ~ October 18th

Times

  • A Tour: 8:30 ~ 12:00
  • B Tour: 10:30 ~ 14:30
  • C Tour: 13:00 ~ 16:30
  • Adventure Half-Day Tour: 10:30 ~ 14:30

*please sign in 15 minutes before tour start
*Adventure Half-Day Tour is only available for ages 13-50

Location
Kamoshika Canyon, Hakuba

Meeting Point
Evergreen Outdoor Center, Hakuba

Cost
Adults: ¥9,000
Children 12 & under: ¥7,500

Includes
Wetsuit, helmet, canyoning boots, canyoning gloves, harness, insurance, tax, trained guides (onsen vouchers available for ¥500)

What to Bring
Bathing suit, towel – that’s all!

Recommendations
First-timers with no experience? No problem. We will teach you the all of necessary techniques for a safe descent during the tour

Restrictions
From 8 years old / 130 cm+ / shoe size Japanese 19+

Minimum Group Size
2 adults


Kamoshika Canyon Full-Day Tour

Kamoshika Canyon Full-DaySlide down natural features, repel or zip-line a 10m waterfall, zoom down a 70m flying fox, enjoy a picnic lunch in the canyon then continue on the half-day course in the afternoon – our full day canyon tour is perfect for those seeking an extended adventure in an amazing location. June and early July are recommended for people looking for rushing white-water.


kamoshika canyon half-day tour2015 Season

  • July 1st ~ 17th (tours run National holidays and weekends)
  • July 18th ~ August 31st (everyday)
  • September (tours run National holidays and weekends)

Time
9:15 – 15:45
*please sign in 15 minutes before tour start

Location
Kamoshika Canyon, Hakuba

Meeting Point
Evergreen Outdoor Center, Hakuba

Cost
Adults & Children 13+: ¥14,000

Includes
Wetsuit, helmet, canyoning boots, canyoning gloves, harness, lunch, shuttle to and from Kamoshika Canyon, onsen, insurance, tax, professional CIC guide

What to Bring
Bathing suit, towel – that’s all!

Recommendations
This course is a full day of rigorous activity and requires some fitness endurance and basic swimming skills. You do not need to have prior canyoning experience to have a great time on this tour

Restrictions
From 8 years old / 130 cm+ / shoe size Japanese 19+

Minimum Group Size
2 adults


NAGISO CANYON (GIFU)

Nagiso is a huge canyon in southern Nagano. This is an amazingly beautiful canyon with many great features – high cliffs jumping into crystal clear pools, fun sliders down smooth rocks, stunning waterfalls and canyon walls carved by years of erosion. One canyoning tour that is not to be missed!

Nagiso Canyon Full-Day Tour

Nagiso Canyon Full-DayThis is not a regularly scheduled tour – we only accept reservations booked and confirmed in advance. This is a full-day tour. Nagiso is a large scale canyon and as such we must limit this tour only to people with prior canyoning experience (with us here in Hakuba or another canyoning company).


nagiso canyon2015 Dates
Contact us for availability

Time
9:00 – 14:00
*meet at 8:30AM

Location
Nagiso Canyon, Kiso

Meeting Point
If travelling by car we meet at the Michi no Eki, Okuwa.
>Click here for Michi no Eki Access details.

If traveling by train we pick you up at Junikane Station on the JR Tokai, Chou-Honsen Line.
>Click here for Junikane Station map.

Cost
Adults & Children 13+: ¥15,000

Includes
Wetsuits, helmet, gloves, socks, boots, harness, equipment, CIC guide, light lunch/drinks, onsen, insurance, tax and pick-up/drop-off service from station
*if you would like a meal after the tour, please tell at time of booking

What to Bring
Swimsuit, towel, goggles (for people with contact lenses)

Restrictions
Minimum of 6 people, maximum of 14. From 13 years old / 130 cm+ / shoe size Japanese 19+

Details
We pick up respective parties at Michino Eki, Okuwa if they come in their own vehicle. If they are coming on the train we will pick them up at Junikane Station on the JR Tokai, Chou-Honsen Line. We will have all the wetsuits and gear for the customers with us.

The tour includes a light lunch and an onsen at the end of the tour if you would like. We will drop your group off at the Okuwa Michino Eki after the tour.

When you book this tour, please answer the 8 questions below for each member of your group. You can contact us through our contact page or mail tours@evergreen-outdoors.com

1) Name
2) Age
3) Sex
4) Height
5) Weight
6) Clothing size (S/M/L)
7) Shoe Size
8) Health problems
8) Traveling by car or train


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ARE THE GUIDES QUALIFIED?

cic & srt logosWe take training and qualifications seriously. Evergreen Canyoning Guides hold at  least First-aid / CPR, Swiftwater Rescue & Commission Internationale de Canyon (CIC) certifications.

DO I NEED PRIOR EXPERIENCE?

No – first-timers are welcome on all Kamoshika Canyon tours. Tours to the larger Nagiso Canyon are restricted to fit, experienced adults.

IS CANYONING SAFE?

As with all adventure sports there are associated risks involved, but your safety is our utmost priority.

DO I NEED TO BE A STRONG SWIMMER?

Not really. All canyoning participants wear a thick wetsuit that helps you float, so moderate water skills are enough.

WHAT GEAR SHOULD I BRING?

Just your swim gear and a towel. All required gear and transportation is included in the price.

WOULD YOU SUGGEST OTHER CANYONING COMPANIES?

We run our tours in association with Canyons, based in Gunma. For tours in Minakami & Kusatsu, contact them directly.

For tours in Shikoku contact Happy Raft.

WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?

If on the day the water level in the canyon is found to be too high, EOC reserves the right to cancel the tour. In this case alternate dates may be offered or full refunds will be made.

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“Canyoning tour is great for any adventure seeker…the guides are great, professional and fun, and from booking to tour they all speak fluent English.”

KEYCE (TOKYO)