White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Experience the thrills of white water rafting in Okutama, followed by a short riverside hike to visit a beautiful riverside sake brewery.


Rafting in Japan is a fun and exciting way to escape the city and refresh yourself in beautiful natural surroundings. You don't need any previous experience and all equipment is provided.

For this trip, we will meet at Mitake Station (90min direct train from Shinjuku) and walk together along the river to the rafting base. After getting changed and equipped, we will spend the morning heading down stream on rafts, battling the rapids along the way! Its six people per raft, so its also a great way to meet people as you work together to master the river. After a fun morning on the water we will take a short riverside stroll to the local sake brewery, where we can have lunch by the river and try some of the fantastic local sake on offer. There is also the option to visit one of the local hot springs before heading back to Tokyo.

The Plan

Catch the JR holiday express train from Shinjuku
Meet at Mitake Station in Okutama. Walk to the rafting base centre.
9:05 ~ 12:00:
White water rafting in Okutama! learn basic techniques. Battle the rapids!
12:00 ~ 15:30:
Short riverside walk to the local sake brewery. Lunch by the river. The brewery features beautiful gardens, restaurant, sake tasting and more. A great way to spend the afternoon relaxing by the river!
15:30 onwards:
Head to the local onsen (optional) before heading home.


  • Half day whitewater rafting tour
  • All required rental equpiment - wetsuit, lifejacket, paddle, helmet etc.
  • Visit to the local sake brewery
  • English & Japanese speaking trip leaders / instructors
  • Accident insurance.
  • Chance to get out of the city and have some fun in beautiful Okutama!

Dates & Availability

Depart End Space Price Booking
Aug 17th (Sat) Aug 17th (Sat) 9/17 8900円 Book

Trip Reviews

I had an absolutely fantastic time white water rafting with TSC! The experience was thrilling from start to finish. The weather was perfect—hot and sunny, which made it an ideal day for water activities. We started with an exhilarating rafting adventure, navigating exciting rapids and enjoying the cool splash of the river. One of the highlights was jumping off the rocks into the water, which was a thrilling challenge and a lot of fun, even for me, who isn’t a swimmer. I also made some great new friends during the trip, and the camaraderie added to the enjoyment. At the end of the day, Keiji led us to a beautiful spot by the river where he generously shared some Japanese sake with us. It was the perfect way to wrap up an amazing adventure. I’m already looking forward to more TSC outdoor trips in the future. If you’re seeking excitement and new experiences, I highly recommend white water rafting with TSC!

SaSa - 2024-07-08

It was great fun. The river, staff, and fellow participants were great. The course is perfect for entry-level rapids beginners.

Zack - 2024-06-24

I just enjoyed another amazing trip with TSC. Our guide was very helpful and he injected some real positive energy into the experience. The whitewater rafting was really just beginner level stuff but we had some fun little stops along the way. The location alone makes the trip so worthwhile. Beautiful scenery.

Glenn - 2024-06-24

The rafting trip was very very cool ! Accessible to beginner but with lots of sensation, it was really pleasant. We also had the opportunity to play into the water, jump from rocks and belly slide. It was very funny. The guides were nice and I really loved this trip. Worth the money.

Sarah - 2023-07-24

It was amazing experience. Well planned

ram - 2023-06-26

Great tour and a good opportunity to get out of Tokyo into the nature. Was a lot of fun.

Gloro - 2023-05-08

My first river rafting exciting experience with interesting group and great atmosphere at Tama River.

Siva - 2022-12-11

It was soooo much fun!!!

Haru - 2022-09-12

Joining this trip was a last minute decision and I'm so glad I did! It was an amazing way to spend my Sunday, just an hour and half outside of Tokyo. Keiji was a a great tour guide/host - friendly, accommodating and engaging. White Water Rafting at this river was a good mix of exciting and chill. The tour size was just right - small enough to get a change to talk with everyone. The lunch and sake brewery was the perfect way to end the day. I would definitely do this again and/or try their other trips :)

Jo - 2022-08-02

It was an amazing trip which started in the morning at 9 AM. We did water rafting in Okatuma for about 2 hours. The rapids were not difficult but it's a good experience for beginners. The planning of trip was great as well as its execution. The instructors werer very nice and helpful. We had a good time meeting new people.

Pika - 2022-08-01

The rafting trip was amazing. The weather was beautiful and the water was cool and refreshing. Keiji was an amazing tour guide and added more fun to the trip. It was a great way to meet other people on this trip as well and make new friends. After the rafting Keiji introduced us to this local restaurant. The food there was great including the fish that was freshly grilled. Last stop was the sake brewery. We each bought a bottle of sake and shared it by the wonderful refreshing river. I'll come do this again when the weather gets warmer.

Nessa - 2021-10-21