Please note: We are only operating private tours during the 2023 Green Season 



Interested in kayaking in Japan? Nagano has countless lakes and rivers, many of them ideal for Kayaking. We offer flat-water tours on Aokiko - Lake Aoki - a deep and clear lake fed by snow-melt, rain, and mineral springs from below. We also offer Downriver Tours which include flatwater training and a tour on the nearby Saigawa - Sai River - click here to learn about Downriver Tours.


Lake Aoki near Hakuba is one of Japan's purest lakes, fed by snow-melt, rain and natural spring-water bubbling from below. In the Spring, Cherry Blossoms are abundant. In the Summer, the lake is transformed into a green oasis, making it a popular destination for birds and fish, perfect for swimming, and home to countless fireflies in the evenings. Autumn brings a sea of orange and red foliage, a sight considered as one of Japan's treasures.

Paddle a single kayak around this beautiful lake...take it slow and enjoy the views or focus on more advanced paddling techniques to prepare for paddling on a downriver canoe tour in Nagano.

Full-Day & Half-Day Kayak Tours

kayaking on lake aokiko

Join one of Evergreen's trained guides for a tour around Lake Aoki. After a safety briefing, your guide will instruct you in proper paddling technique and how to sit in and move around in a kayak. As you explore the lake, your guide will point out wildlife and points of interest. Stop for a drink, a snack, or a swim, before making your way back to Aokiko Campsite.

Book Now

More Information

Aokiko is one of the most beautiful lakes I have been to in a long time. I'll be back with my family!TOM (USA/JAPAN)
hakuba mountains backdrop