Ages 5 and up! Family Rafting in Saru River

  • Program
    (12years and older):5,200 yen
    (ages 5 to 11):3,900 yen
    time period
    2019-04-27 - 2019-10-20
    3 hrs
    (1) 9:00-12:00
    (2) 12:30-15:30
    Language Japanese,English

Small children are welcome to join us and experience the real rafting! At HOA we support guests with multiple guides on one raft when necessary!

"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

  • Truly memorable experience of seeing things from a new viewpoint as you paddle

  • Our internationally certified guides and support boat ensures maximum safety

Program details
Program Ages 5 and up! Family Rafting in Saru River
Program fee

Adult(12years and older):5,200 yen
Child(ages 5 to 11):3,900 yen

Available time period

2019-04-27 - 2019-10-20

Required time 3 hrs
(1) 9:00-12:00
(2) 12:30-15:30
Requirements for participation - Family with child aged 5-12
- Minimum 2 participants
* A waiver must be signed by adult for participants under 18.
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.
Included in this fee - Necessary equipments (dry suit or spray jacket, life jacket, helmet, wet boots
- Accident insurance
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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Payment method Please pay onsite by cash.
Language Japanese,English

Guides' recommendations,
highlights in this area
Fishing pond "Izawa," 7 km up the road from HOA has good river fish cuisine

Soba noodles at "Natsukawa," across the road from Jukai Road Hidaka:


Held in rain
* Program may be canceled due to weather and water conditions of the day.


Cancellation penalty applies at 100% on the day and 50% the previous day.

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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!


    With the magic of the river, small kids can spend the day with big grins! True rafting experience comes with safety here!

    Company information

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

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