Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding through the calm upper section of the Tama river followed by a visit to a riverside sake brewery.


Stand-up paddle boarding is a leisurely and fun way to explore the area and take in the beautiful leafy green surroundings. We will be stand-up paddle boarding 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. All gear is provided.

Check out the photo albums from some of our previous SUP trips here:
# Trip 1 - photos
# Trip 2 - photos
# Trip 3 - photos

Following our morning on the water, we will take a short hike along the riverside 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 Plan

Catch the holiday express train from Shinjuku
Meet at SHIROMARU Station in the Okutama area. Walk to the SUP base centre.
10:00 ~ 13:00:
Stand-up paddle boarding in Okutama! Learn basic techiniques. Take in the beautiful lush green surroundings. Relax on the river.
13:00 ~ 15:30:
Visit the beautiful riverside sake brewery. Lunch by the river. Sake tasting.


  • Half day stand-up paddle boarding course.
  • All required rental gear - wetsuits, lifejackets, helmets, boots, SUP, paddle etc.
  • English & Japanese speaking trip leaders / instructors
  • Visit to the local sake brewery
  • Insurance & 10% sales tax
  • A fun day out in beautiful Okutama!

Dates & Availability

Depart End Space Price Booking
Aug 18th (Sun) Aug 18th (Sun) 10/20 6900円 Book
Sep 28th (Sat) Sep 28th (Sat) 14/20 6900円 Book

Trip Reviews

It seems like TSC is magic. The SUP was beautifully curated - great location and outstanding guide. Weather was still fabulous and summer time is when the valley is green and the water is cool enough for a swim. Once you're done with the SUP you can head on down to the sake-brewery, get some stuff to drink, and may be dunk in the river : )

Ram - 2024-07-22

Very nice experience. Met new friends.

Dan - 2024-07-09

Thank you for an awesome day!

Pegah - 2024-04-30

I enjoyed it very much! The view was spectacular, and good people. Okutama is very relaxing area. You should visit! Thank you Tokyo Snow Club!

Rie - 2024-04-30

It was a great trip! Enjoyed it a lot. Trip leader Bunzo was a very nice person. Will definitely recommend to everyone

Winnie - 2024-04-30

Great trip leader, great organisation, friendly people! I did stand-up paddle boarding for the first time and quickly got used to it, without falling or anything. The thing I particularly enjoyed compared to kayak for example is the fact that we can paddle in any position: standing, sitting, or even laying down!

Léo - 2024-04-22

Awesome trip with awesome people

Annishere - 2023-11-08

The trip was awesome and very well organised. Our tour guide was very welcoming and energetic and even treated us to some sake at the end of the day. Great opportunity to meet other people too if attending alone. Definitely recommend - Okutama is such a beautiful area!

Cassie - 2023-10-20

It was a very nice trip. The water was vey nice and warm.

Erin - 2023-09-25

Super fun experience. The river is really beautiful and Keiji did a great job of organising everything. Just wished that the experience could have been longer!

Vipul - 2023-04-25

Stand-up paddle boarding on the Shiromaru section of the Tama River was a leisurely and fun experience, with clear green waters and a beginner's course perfect for first-timers. The nearby sake brewery provided a great opportunity to relax and explore local culture, with the option to visit the local onsen for ultimate relaxation. Highly recommend this trip.

Flash - 2023-04-24