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Rafting in Saru River Flowing out of Hidaka Mountain Range
"What a beautiful place," was the first impression of this town, located amidst the mountains of the Hidaka Range. There may be nothing, but there is the great outdoors where you can enjoy top-notch rafting, kayaking, and mountaineering. That is how it got us started in 1997. Stationed in the woody former school building, in the quiet flow of time of the area, you will see the heartwarming beauty for yourself. You can even hang out with staff and light up the grill to enjoy yourself after tour!
Rafting means going down the river on a large rubber raft with the guide
Our safety boat watches your back on a kayak to ensure safety
Our internationally certified guides and support boat ensures maximum safety
Area
Hidaka
Available time period
2019-04-27 - 2019-10-20
Required time
3 hrs
(1) 9:00-12:00
(2) 12:30-15:30
Program fee
Adult (ages 13 and up):6,500 yen
Adult (ages 13 and up) with Hot Spring ticket:6,800 yen
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The last secret among Japan's alpine locations, Hidaka area is home to the serene Saru River. Enjoy the panoramic scenery as well as the exciting rapids!

"What a beautiful place," was the first impression of this town, located amidst the mountains of the Hidaka Range. There may be nothing, but there is the great outdoors where you can enjoy top-notch rafting, kayaking, and mountaineering. That is how it got us started in 1997. Stationed in the woody former school building, in the quiet flow of time of the area, you will see the heartwarming beauty for yourself. You can even hang out with staff and light up the grill to enjoy yourself after tour!

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Available time period

2019-04-27 - 2019-10-20

Required time
3 hrs
(1) 9:00-12:00
(2) 12:30-15:30
Program fee
Adult (ages 13 and up):6,500 yen
Adult (ages 13 and up) with Hot Spring ticket:6,800 yen
Included in this fee
- Necessary equipments (dry suit or spray jacket, life jacket, helmet, wet boots
- Accident insurance
Payment method
Please pay onsite by cash.
Language
Japanese,English

Guides' recommendations,
highlights in this area
(1)
Fishing pond "Izawa," 7 km up the road from HOA has good river fish cuisine:
http://local.goo.ne.jp/all/shopID_nttbis-01-76514/
(2)
Soba noodles at "Natsukawa," across the road from Jukai Road Hidaka:
http://local.yahoo.co.jp/detail/spot/284a2d0bfd8e723a100ad0125f610450/
Requirements for participation
Meeting location
Required Items
Requirements for participation
- Ages 13 and up
- Minimum 2 participants
* A waiver must be signed by adult for participants under 18.
Meeting location
Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures (Hidaka Town)
Address of meeting location
132 Chisaka,Hidaka-cho, Saru-gun, Hokkaido

8 km from central Hidaka in the direction of Nissho Pass (to Obihiro), take a right after Chiroro Bridge and go 100 m.


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Things to bring / required items
- Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet.
- Quick drying synthetic fabrics such as fleece are recommended, since cotton takes away body heat when wet.
- Jeans are inappropriate since they get heavy and restrict body movements when wet.
- Bring a change of clothes (underwear and outer wear).
- Bring a towel.
- Bring a strap if you wear glasses.
Attention:
Held in rain
* Program may be canceled due to weather and water conditions of the day.
Cancellation:
Cancellation penalty applies at 100% on the day and 50% the previous day.
Operator Information
Operator Information
President
O'KEEFFE, Pat

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Here at the foot of the Hidakasanmyaku Mountains this is no sightseeing place... this is the absolute heart of nature! Come and experience nature's unspoiled playground!

Comments

This river barely has any flat water, but a sequence of rapids throughout the route. Best in spring!

Company information

Company:HOA Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures
Address:132 Chisaka, Hidaka-Cho, Saru-Gun, HokkaidoHidaka-cho, Saru-gun Hokkaido

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