Canyoning in Japan is an exciting and exhilarating activity from May to October. 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. This Hakuba canyon is the result of a millennia of natural forces: plate tectonics, volcanic activity, glaciation and water running down from the high plateaus of Japan's Northern Alps. This swift flowing water has carved out soft volcanic basalt rock to create steep 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. So come and see why everyone is raving about canyoning.
Kamoshika Canyon Half Day Tour
Our half day canyoning tour incorporates multiple sliders, spots for jumping and diving, beautiful pools for swimming, and a small zipline - perfect for first-timers or families with children (water level depending), those with only a half-day to enjoy, or put together an action-packed combo tour with a half-day canyon tour and a half-day mountain biking or rafting!
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April 27 - October 14 (children from July 13)
"A" 8:30 ~ 12:00 (sign-in at 8:15)
"B" 10:30 ~ 14:30 (sign-in at 10:15)
"C" 13:00 ~ 16:30 (sign-in at 12:45)
*please sign in 15 minutes before tour start *B Tour is only available from July 13th to September 1st, for ages 13-50
Wetsuit, helmet, canyoning boots, canyoning gloves, harness, insurance, tax, trained guides (onsen vouchers available for 500 yen)
What to Bring
Bathing suit, towel- that's all!
First-timers with no experience? No problem. We will teach you the all of necessary techniques for a safe descent during the tour
Kamoshika Canyon Full Day Tour (Hakuba)
Slide 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 through the afternoon - our full day canyon tour is perfect for those seeking an extended adventure in an amazing location. Come and see for yourself why everyone is raving about canyoning.
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June 1 - September 29
9:15 - 15:45
*from June 1 - June 28 and weekdays in September this tour runs from 8:30-15:00 *please sign in 15 minutes before tour start
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!
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
Nagiso Canyon Full Day Tour (experienced canyoners only!)
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!
It is not a regularly scheduled tour, only pre-booked reservations. This is only a full-day tour. Please note we will not be running tours in this canyon between August 8 to 17 inclusive. Also, this 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).
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We drive to Nagiso Canyon from Hakuba (3hrs), and 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 with us for the customers in the van.
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 email@example.com
6) Body size (type):
7) Shoe Size:
8) Health problems:
Everyone needs to bring:
-Goggles (if they have contacts)
The tour includes a light lunch and we might have an onsen at the end of the tour, depending on the needs of your group. We will drop your group off at the same Michino Eki, Okuwa after the tour.
We require a minimum of 6 people to do this tour, and a maximum of 14. Evergreen provides 2 guides. To get the minimum 6, we can group together other groups. Minimum age of 10 for this tour.
Time: 9:00AM - 2:00 PM
(pick up/meeting is at 8:30AM)
Included is: wetsuits, helmet, gloves, socks, boots, harness, equipment, CIC guide, light lunch/drinks, insurance, tax and pick-up/drop-off service from station.
What is canyoning?
Canyoning is the sport of descending, well, canyons. These may be dry canyons but most of the time canyoning or canyoneering is done in creek canyons. Slide down waterfalls and splash in to deep pools that have been carved
by millennia of fast flowing water. This is done by various methods: swimming, jumping, abseiling, using ropes, and cascading down whitewater chutes. There is some hiking involved to access the canyons, but about 80% of the time is spent in the water.
Are Evergreen's guides qualified to conduct such tours?
Evergreen Guides hold Swiftwater Rescue & Â Commission Internationale de Canyon (CIC) certifications.
Is canyoning safe?
There are associated risks involved, but we emphasize safety on our tours.
Do I need prior canyoning experience?
Do I need strong swimming skills?
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.
What is the best time for canyon tours?
Tours run from May through late October. Late spring and early summer have the highest water flow.
If on arrival at the canyon the water level 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.
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.Combo Activity Tours
We also offer combo tours where you can combine a half day canyoning tour with a half-day mtb, kayaking, rafting and so on. Check out our combo tour page for details.