Hold in Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture. New Zealanders and English-speaking guides will guide you. Bring your best friends, couples, and spouses! Enjoy refreshing rafting in Minakami while soaking up the sun! Perfect for a weekend trip! This Minakami rafting tour is full of smiles.
Event period: Early June – End of October
Meeting time 8:45 a.m. / 12:45 p.m.
Minimum age: Elementary school students
Time required: approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes
Meeting place: Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture
Enjoy the hot summer by swimming in the crystal clear and sparkling water flowing from the headwaters of the Tone River! Let’s make great memories by playing in the river, which is not easy to do in the city! Why don’t you enjoy playing in the water with your whole body and refresh yourself as if you were a child?
Rafting is the perfect entertainment for a weekend getaway with good friends or couples! We will do our best to support you in enjoying the precious time you spend with your friends, the moments you laugh with your friends!
H2O Guide Service also offers private tours because we want to create a place where you can truly enjoy yourself with your friends and family.
Because we want our customers to experience ‘the most enjoyable course of the day’.
We change our starting position according to the amount of water (water level) of the day. In other words, each tour is a custom-made special tour.
We want our guests to enjoy themselves for as long a distance and time as possible.
We will continue to focus on “your enjoyment” in the future.
Even before Covid19 spread, we have always focused on small-group tours.
We only offer two tours per day and a maximum of three boats. Of course, there is also the option to charter a boat.
We try to keep the group size small.
H2O Guide Service is the smallest rafting company in Minakami.
Because we are small, we try to perform tours that larger companies cannot do.
We are able to handle each and every tour with care and attention to detail.
That is our philosophy at H2O Guide Service.
Junior high school students and above 8,500JPY
Elementary school student 6,000JPY
・Elementary school participants should bring shoes that they do not mind getting wet.
Things that are useful to bring
・Glasses band (for spectacle wearers)
・Swim goggles (for contact lens wearers)
Separate changing rooms for men and women are available, but it will be easier if you wear your swimsuit beforehand.
・Wear rental fee
・Helmet rental fee
・Tour photo shooting fee (free of charge)
*All tools that require special preparation will be provided.
Elementary school students and older
●Minimum number of participants
Minimum number of participants: 1
●Maximum number of participants
●Notes on Participation
Anyone in good health is welcome to participate.
A parent or guardian’s written consent is required for those under 18 years of age.
Pregnant women and those under the influence of alcohol are not permitted to participate.
●Cancellation for Customer Reasons
We are very sorry, but we will charge a cancellation fee for cancellations made at the customer’s own reasons. We would appreciate your cooperation as we may have to make staffing arrangements, etc.
Cancellation 6 to 2 days before the tour: 20% of the tour price
Cancellation the day before the tour: 50% of the tour fee
Cancellation on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour fee
No cancellation fee will be charged for rescheduling to a date that is still available. If the reservation cannot be rescheduled, cancellation fee will be charged.
●Cancellation of the tour
The tour will be held even if it rains. However, the tour may be cancelled if the amount of water in the area where the tour is to be held exceeds the regulations, or if there is any other risk to the safety of the tour. If we have no choice but to cancel the tour, we will notify you as soon as the decision is made.
Rafting is the sport of boating down a raging river and is inherently dangerous. The attraction of rafting tours is due in part to the thrill of paddling through the rapids. There is no technology that can make rafting 100% safe in a natural environment, and neither our company nor our guides can erase this danger in advance.
During the rafting tour, there is a possibility that you may fall into the water or capsize due to unpredictable and sudden changes in conditions.
During the rafting tour, guests are exposed to various risks. Unforeseeable and sudden changes in weather conditions may cause you to fall overboard or capsize. This could result in injury, drowning, or in the worst case, death, if you collide with a natural or man-made obstacle such as a rock, a tree hidden in the water, or are caught in a swift current formed by such an obstacle.
Although we and our guides analyze and estimate the situation to reduce the above risks, we cannot eliminate the risks. No perfect technology exists to do so. In order to minimize these risks as much as possible, we strive to improve the skills and knowledge of our guides and provide them with appropriate safety equipment.
You also have a responsibility to follow the instructions given by your guide in order to reduce your own exposure to risk.
In addition, the rivers where rafting takes place are wilderness areas, sometimes surrounded by cliffs and other obstacles on both sides, and sometimes there are no medical facilities nearby, so it may take longer than in urban areas to receive medical attention in the event of injury.
Please understand the above before participating in this tour.
The above does not limit the liability of our company and guides.
If you would like a pick-up service, please let us know where you would like to be picked up at the time of application in the “Contact Information” column. Pick-up service is available from Mizukami Station and Jomo Kogen Station.
84 Konida, Minakami-cho, Tone-gun, Gunma 379-1615
Just in front of the Mizukami IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.
There is a parking lot for 6 cars. Please come with no worries.