CANOE & KAYAK DOWNRIVER TOURS
On our 2-day tours, we spend the first day on Lake Aoki learning paddling and downriver technique. By Day 2 we will have you piloting your own canoe or kayak down one of Nagano’s largest rivers – the Sai River. This is a grade one river, perfect for beginners and families.
On the 1-day tour, we give you a crash course in river paddling and run a shorter, easier section of the Sai River – a great downriver intro experience.
DOWNRIVER 1-DAY TOUR
On the 1-Day Downriver Tour, we spend the morning at Lake Aoki practicing and training river paddling and safety skills. After lunch at the lake, we travel to the Sai River (around a 45 minute drive) and run a short section. This is more of a “crash-course”, and is recommended for those who have already got the basic flat-water paddling techniques.
DOWNRIVER 2-DAY TOUR
On the 2-Day Tour, we spend Day 1 either working on advanced paddling and downriver techniques all day, or do a similar day to the 1-Day Tour with a short river trip if the group is ready. On Day 2 we spend a full-day on the Sai River. We paddle a longer stretch, with a few more Grade 1-2 rapids, and there is more focus on river paddling and safety skills. We end the day refreshing in a local onsen.
Outstanding! Amazing! There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this trip, and this experience you have given us.MIKHAIL OZA