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The Most Popular Program in Niseko! Rafting on Niseko's Shiribetsugawa River!
Full of outdoor activities available including the most popular summer activity, "Rafting". Anyone can enjoy even if it's your first time to try outdoor activities! ※Late Apr.~Early May Rafting on Torrent: Limited to adults(ages 13 or older) ※Mid May~: Children (age 4 or older) can also participate!
Even small children can enjoy this exciting activity!
Let's play game with using rafting boat!
Group Photo with great smile!

Try this program once and you'll see why it's our most popular!
Enjoy views of beautiful Mt. Yotei as you ride the rapids downstream!

Rafting is the most popular outdoor activity in Niseko.
Jump into a rubber boat with your friends and challenge yourself to a trip down one of Hokkaido's most beautiful rivers, the Shiribetsu river. Along with your fellow crew and experienced guide, you will enjoy the thrills and excitement of rafting on whitewater.
Based on the season, Hokkaido Rivers offer rafting trips suited to the adventure seekers with the large snow melt in spring time, through to lower graded tours that the whole family can enjoy in summer.
Rafting is amazing fun and suitable for all ages.

* May 9 ~ Oct 31: To prevent the spread of infection, we will operate while following measures below.

[ Charter Boats for Groups of 3 People or More ]
Customers in the same group of 3 to 6 people will be given a charter boat just for your group.
If you are in a group of 6 people or more, we will put your group in multiple charter boats.

[ For Individuals or Groups of 2 people, Boat Sharing is Limited to 4 People per Boat ]
Depending on the reservation situation, for individuals or a group of 2, we may ask you to share the boat with 1 to 3 customers from another group. However, the maximum number of passengers for a sharing boat is 4 people so that it does not become an overcrowded and confined space.

[ Practicing Social Distancing While Moving to the River by Vehicle ]
To make sure there is enough space between customers, we’d like to ask you to do not sit right next to another customer. We will change the size of the transport vehicle depending on the number of passengers. Also, to make sure the vehicle is well ventilated, we will open the window during the transport.

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Program details
Available time period

2020-05-09 - 2020-10-31

Required time
Total time approx 3.5 hours (including travel time)
(1) 9:00-12:30
(2) 13:30-17:00
Program fee
Adults (from ages 13 and up):4,700 yen
Children (up to ages 12):3,900 yen
:-2,000 yen
Private boat ( up to 7 people):41,300 yen
Included in this fee
Equipment rental fee, insurance fee

Requirements for participation
Meeting location
Required Items
Requirements for participation
[ Policies of Mask Wearing During the Activity ]
Due to the nature of activities such as rafting, it’s possible that your mask will get wet with water and will limit your ability to breathe. To prevent this, wearing a mask is not allowed during the activity. Besides, due to the characteristics of dry suits, it is also difficult to carry any personal items. Consequently, you cannot wear a mask while during the dry suit-wearing period (including when traveling to the river by bus). Please be aware of these points before joining Hanazono’s activities.

[ Regarding Your Physical Condition ]
We will conduct a temperature check for all customers who participate in our activities. If you were checked to have a fever of 37.5 degrees or higher during, we would refuse to let you take part in our activities. We will also cancel the participation of customers who were to have cold symptoms such as coughing, sneezing or runny nose. No cancellation fee will be charged, so please feel free to contact us.
Guests who do not participate in the activity cannot wait in the resort center. Please kindly wait in other places such as your car.
Meeting location
Hanazono Activity Center
Address of meeting location
328-36 Aza-Iwaobetsu,Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido

From Kucchan City take Route 343 in the direction of Hirafu Ski area (turn right from traffic sign "Hanazono")

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Things to bring / required items
* When the water temperature is low, comfortable clothing that can be worn under a drysuit (watertight suit). We don't recommend skirts or jeans.
* When the water temperature is warm you can choose a drysuit or spray jacket (made of light, watertight material). You can wear a T-shirt or shorts underneath.
* As you will likely get wet please bring a change of clothes suitable for the season (change rooms available).
Usually there are 6-7 people per boat + 1 guide. For groups of 2-3 people you will usually be paired with another group.
[ Free Cancelation Policy for Both Cancellation on the Day Before and Same-Day Cancelation ]
Normally, 50% or 100% cancellation fee will be applied to customers who wish to cancel on the day before or on the same day of their booked activity due to reasons other than force majeure respectfully. However, there will be no cancellation fee during this COVID-19 period. If you feel any kind of unwell on the day of activity, please make sure to contact us.

[ Except May 9 ~ Oct 31,2020 ]
*If you cancel for your own reason, cancellation charge applied as follow;
●If cancelled 1 day prior: 50% of program fee
●If cancelled on the day: 100% of program fee
Available time period
2020-05-09 - 2020-10-31
Required time
Total time approx 3.5 hours (including travel time)
(1) 9:00-12:30
(2) 13:30-17:00
Program fee
Adult Web discounted rate (13 years old and older): 4,700 JPY
Child(4 years old and older):3,900 JPY
Request for reservation
Click on a date you would like from the calendar
  • *Please click on a day in the calendar, enter your information and click submit.
  • *Submission of this request form does not complete the reservation process.
  • *Applications are on first-come, first-serve basis. Therefore, even if the application was submitted successfully, there is a possibility that the activity has already been fully booked. If the guide cannot accept your request on your desired date, the guide/instructor may offer you other dates as an alternative.
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Operator Information
Operator Information
Colin Richard Hackworth


We offer lots of outdoor activities as well as Indoor activities at Center House which provides Restaurant & Cafe (300 seats), Change room, Bathroom, and First-aid station.


Come experience the thrill of rafting the raging rapids of Spring's melting snow! Don't miss the thrill and excitement only available at this time!

Company information

Company:Niseko Hanazono Resort
Address:328-36 Aza IwaobetsuKutchan-cho, Abuta-gun Hokkaido