Rafting and Canyoning the rivers and waterfalls by day and partying to great live music by night - get out of the city and come have some fun at Summer Splash!
Our warm-up trip to Minakami in July was loads of fun (check out the photos) and now its time for the main event: Summer Splash! Minakami - in winter a snow lovers paradise, in summer an outdoor enthusiasts heaven. Summer in Minakami means, rafting, canyoning, bungy, hiking, swimming, bbqing or just getting out of the city and chilling out in beautiful natural surroundings.
Summer Splash is an annual Mountain Music festival event that brings out some amazing international and domestic live acts and DJ's for one all night party in the mountains.
Rafting is a great way to experience the beautiful rivers of Minakami where over 12kms of whitewater rafting adventure awaits. There are a number of different courses available to cater for all levels, from beginners to experienced rafting addicts. For even more thrills in the river its a great time of year to go canyoning. Jumping waterfalls, cascading down natural chutes and swimming in crystal clear pools - with 80% of the time spent in the water a canyoning tour is a very fun way to get wet!
Leap of Fun! Minakami Bungy
If its an instant adrenalin rush that you're after look no further than the Minakami Bungy Bridge Jump! Check out the photos from our trip to Minakami last year to get an idea of what this is all about.
After a refreshing day outdoors we will be heading to Canyons Alpine Cafe for dinner and drinks on the deck overlooking the river, and continue partying on into the night with live music and DJs at Summer Splash.
On Sunday as well as rafting, canyoning and bungy adventure options we will also be taking the TSC bus 5min. down the road to the base of the towering Mt. Tanigawadake. The mountain features a great day hike which we will begin after catching the ropeway to the base of the ski resort. It is then an easy to moderate hike/trek with some slightly more diffcult climbing sections to navigate on the way. The breathtaking 360 deg. views at the top make it all worthwhile!
Canyoning with Canyons - July 2011 TSC Trip
We will be staying at a Ryokan that features a 24 hour natural hot spring - perfect for soothing your post adventure (or partying) muscles. For those who need even more of an onsen fix, we will be stopping at the awesome Takaragawa Outdoor Onsen before returning to Tokyo. Takaragawa is a world class indoor/outdoor onsen in a beautiful natural setting.
Check these links for more info:
Check out the photos from our July trip to Minakami.
Read this great rundown on hiking at Tanigawadake.
Have a look at the awesome Takaragawa Onsen.
Check out the details on adventure tours from Canyons, Bungy Japan.
Read a trip review from our Summer Splash 2010 trip.
For the latest on the Summer Splash lineup of artists check the official page on Outdoor Japan.
|07:00am||Meet in Shinjuku. All aboard the TSC Bus! Watch movies, chat with old and new friends and get excited! Stop for snacks / early lunch along the way|
|11:00am||Arrive in Minakami and check into Ryokan.|
|11:30am||Canyoning, Rafting or Bungy adventure!!! Head off on adventure tours or hang out at the local swimming hole.|
|16:00pm~17:30pm||Relax at the Hotel. Soak in the Hotel onsen. Enjoy a cold drink.|
|17:30~late||Dinner and drinks on the deck at Canyons. Party at Summer Splash! Eat, drink, dance, with live music and DJs until late!|
|07:00am||Wake up (may be difficult). Breakfast at the Hotel|
|08:00am||Shuttle Bus for canyoning, bungy or to Tanigawadake if going hiking.|
|9:00am ~ 15:00pm||Canyoning, Bungy, Swimming, Hiking, Relaxing|
|15:30pm||Bus to Takaragawa Onsen - Soak in the hot springs and relax in the natural surrounds.|
|17:30pm||Bus departs for Shinjuku ~ Stop for dinner on the way.|
|21:00pm||Arrive back in Shinjuku. Refreshed after a great weekend with nature! Remember to swap contact details with the people you met!!|
|Round Trip Private Bus from Tokyo to Minakami|
One Night's Accomodation
- Short walk to Canyons Adventure Centre, River etc.
- 24 hour 100% Natural Hot Spring Baths in Hotel
|Breakfast on Sunday Morning|
|Entry Ticket to Summer Splash|
|Party at Canyons|
|Shuttle Buses to/from adventure tour locations, Onsen and Swimming Hole etc.|
|Travel and Accident Insurance for the whole weekend|
|Town and Hiking Trail Guide Maps|
- Half Day Canyoning Tour (plus 7500yen)
- Bridge Bungy Jump (plus 6000yen)
- Half Day White Water Rafting Tour (plus 7500yen)
The tour prices have been discounted for TSC members on this trip. The tour price includes all required rental gear eg. helmets, bikes, wetsuits etc. and also tour specific accident insurance.
|Total Cost : 17500 yen - Reservation Form|
|Reservations are for Club Members only but if you have a friend who wants to come theres no worries just get them to join up as a member for free on the website first|
|The hotel is a Ryokan style Japanese hotel and is 4-6 people per room. Of course, groups of friends can stay in the same room! Males and females will be allocated to separate rooms, unless you're coming in a mixed group and you prefer to share. Let us know your preferences by email or on the reservation form.|
|Places on Rafting, Canyoning and other adventure tours for this weekend book out very early - unfortunately, last year several people missed out. So if youre keen to take part in any of these activities please reserve your space as soon as you can. As we have to pay for these tours in advance your space can only be 100% confirmed once we have received your payment - thanks!|