Kayaking is a leisurely and fun way to explore the area and take in the beautiful leafy green surroundings. We will be kayaking on the Shiromaru section of the Tama river which is predominantly a gentle lake like section famous for its incredible green and clear waters. We will be doing a beginners course so its fine for first-timers.
A short hike along the riverside will get us to the local Sake Brewery where we can sample the great local sake and have lunch by the river. After relaxing at and exploring the sake brewery and gardens you can choose to head home or visit the local onsen.
The kayaking trip in Okutama was very fun. Our guide was cheerful and friendly. Even though we were a big group, she led us with confidence and interacted with everyone. She also easily translated what the kayak guide was saying. It was raining on the day, so we were worried that the event wouldn't happen or that we wouldn't have fun if we went, but everyone in the group had a really good attitude, and we all played around in the kayaks, laughing together, despite the weather. The visit to the sake tasting area was the icing on the cake. By that time, it has stopped raining, and we were free to spend a leisurely time sipping sake and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. I definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking to have some fun outdoors and meet new people.