White Water Rafting

Next Trip: Jun 24, 2023


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

Trips departing before June 30: Meet in front of Shinjuku Station South Exit (Minami Guchi). Pick up your train tickets from the TSC trip leader.
Trips departing before June 30: Catch the JR train to Mitake Station (1880yen round trip ticket cost included in trip price)
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
  • Trips departing before June 30, 2023: Round trip JR train ticket Shinjuku Station ~ Mitake Station ~ Shinjuku Station (1880yen value)
  • All required rental equpiment - wetsuit, lifejacket, paddle, helmet etc.
  • Visit to the local sake brewery
  • English & Japanese speaking trip leaders / instructors
  • Travel and accident insurance.
  • Chance to get out of the city and have some fun in beautiful Okutama!

Dates & Availability

Depart End Space Price Booking
Jun 24th (Sat) Jun 24th (Sat) 8/12 11000 8800円 
Jun 24th (Sat) Jun 24th (Sat) 6/6 11000円 Book
Jul 1st (Sat) Jul 1st (Sat) 8/17 8900円 Book
Jul 23rd (Sun) Jul 23rd (Sun) 12/17 8900円 Book

Past Trip Photos

Trip Reviews

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

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

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 soooo much fun!!!

Haru - 2022-09-12

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

Siva - 2022-12-11

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

Gloro - 2023-05-08