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Nagatoro river Rafting Boat ride in Nagatoro

Highlights of rafting are a rapids that to a middle stage from the first half. After the rapid, you can feel freely and enjoy nature with a life jacket.

Rafting Fee

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Fee

Available from March to November.
3,980 JPY~(with tax)
Rafting tour guide fee, insurance fee, basic rental fee.

Time

  • usual season
  • meeting 9:00 finish 12:15
  • meeting 13:30 finish 16:45
  • busy season
  • meeting 9:00 finish 12:15
  • meeting 11:30 finish 14:45
  • meeting 14:00 finish 17:45
Finish time depend on the condition of the river.

Age Limit

Minimum age is 7, and under 12 must join with a parent or a guardian.
Booking accept on the day
Booking accept on the day

Price(WEB discount price)

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Introduction to Nagatoro rafting

Nagatoro Rafting Tour Guide
River guide
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This is a recommendation rafting spot, good location from Tokyo metropolitan area. They have great outdoors and dynamic rapids in Arakawa River. Meeting place of Nagatoro Rafting is easy to access from Kanetsu Highway Hanazono I.C., taken 30 minutes. By train, 5 minutes walk from Nagatoro station. And Chichibu Nagatoro Arae is also famous for sightseeing, BBQ areas and outdoor facilities.

Rafting Schedule

Meeting!


BIGSMILE Nagatoro base
Nagatoro base is easy to access from Nagatoro station, 5 minutes walk. There are coin lockers and air conditioner in changing rooms, Also enough of free wet suit and variety of sizes(XS~4XL)
The meeting place
Before the meeting time, you fill in the participation application form. And after that,change for the wet suit in the clean and comfortable room with air conditioners.
Coin locker
After you changed, put on a life jacket and helmet. From 100 centimeters of height,140 kilograms of weight being prepared.
Start point
It takes 5 minutes to starting point by our passenger's bus. Tour guide explain about safety. (sometimes at the meeting place before movement)

Time to raft


Rafting start
After practice of paddling, we will go down the river. Enjoy the greatest scenery from start to goal, 3.5 kilometers about 1 hour rafting. You can swim at calm point if you like.
One point advice
Note in a traffic jam
A traffic jam often happens to Kanetsu Highway, especially for weekends and holidays. Please have a plenty of leeway in time and come. When it's checked under "Nagatoro Green Hotel(closed)", it's convenient to use the car navigation system.
Safety instructions
At first, paddling practice. Of a BIGSMILE, friendly tour guides teach you it kind politeness gently.
paddling practice
The Nagatoro Rafting is being prepared a boat of at most 9 seaters of basis. It is time to get in the boat♪ It's the moment tension rises most.
Let's get down
Now, it's time to go down the river together.

Try to go down a rapids


rapids
We go down rapids 3 rapids and lots of small rapids. Let's go down the river together!
Seigo no Se
First, "Seigo no Se"(the first rapids) and go down a river continuously.
Kotaki no Se
The biggest and thrilling rapids of Nagatoro Rafting "Kotaki no Se"( rapids like a small waterfall), let's go rafting safely.
Futamata no Se
At the end of rafting, we go down "Futamata no Se". With all our might we will go down big rapids "Ohtakase" "Shishikero". Here is the narrowest point of this river, so we need some skills.

Activities


The waterfall
While we go down a rapids on a river, you can enjoy taking photos and swimming near the waterfall. With luck, we will see rainbows.
One point advice
paddle hard together
The passengers are one team on the same boat. Please bring back a lot of memories with you.
Rescue Point
At "Rescue Point", we practice to help each other and cool down your body.
Swim Point
At "Swim Point", the deepest place in this river, we swim with life jackets.
Game
You can enjoy other activities, landed on a river beach and jumping into a river. What kind of pictures can we take?

After we finish rafting


It's a goal
We will drive to the base by our passenger's bus. Finally, screenings of photographs taken today. You are sure to get an unique and unforgettable trip.
It's a goal!
After the goal, you make a big smile, of course.
Inside the bus
We go up a slope to 200 meters. And then, return to Nagatoro Meeting base by our passenger's bus 10 minutes ride.
Dissolved landscape
At the meeting base, we change into clothes and break up. If you have a time,please check some photographs we took you today.
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What you need?

Spring rafting clothes
Early summer rafting clothes
Summer rafting clothes
Winter early fall rafting clothes
Autumn rafting clothes
helmet, life jacket ,paddle and so on are prepared by BIGSMILE for free
It depends on the weather situation of the day, we prepare another wears.

You need to prepare for Kyoto Hozu Halfday Rafting

  • bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Shoes for rafting (It will get wet)

during summer sunny days (July to September) who don’t need wet suit

  • T-shirt and short pants

who wear glasses and contact lenses

  • glasses band goggles

Access to Nagatoro Rafting

Nagatoro rafting Access Map
Meeting Place
BIGSMILE Nagatoro base
direct phone line
090-7967-4118
Address
ZIP-code: 369-1305
869-8 Azanuma, Nagatoro, Nagatoro-cho, Chichibu- gun, Saitama
  • By car
  • By train
  • By car to Nagatoro Meeting base
    From Tokyo metropolitan area→ Nerima I.C. →(Kanetsu Highway) →Hanazono I.C. →National Route 140 Chichibu ・To Nagatoro about 20 kilometers→Nagatoro Meeting base
    It takes about 30 minutes, but depends on a traffic jam on the day.
    "Nagatoro Green Hotel", it's convenient to use the car navigation system.
  • By train to Nagatoro Meeting base
    Omiya Station →(JR Takasaki Line) →Kumano Station →(Chichibu Railway) →Nagatoro Station→ (5 minutes walk) →Nagatoro base
    Chichibu Railway has 3 trains for one hour for averages. Please check the time table of trains.

Halfday Rafting Course Map

Map of Nagatoro Rafting

Section with the biggest gap in Nagatoro

Nagatoro rapids!
When you are careless, you fall into the river.

Whoops. Big waves and splash!

Not only big wave! Let's enjoy the Arakawa whole body!
It's just way too thrill. We call this river "Arakawa" means wild river. So your face and body are hit by water.
From start to goal, we ride on the rafting boat and go down the natural landscape. This rafting course makes us exciting, thrilling and heart-pounding feelings by all of our team works. A tour guide explains safely tightly so that the one even beginners swim to be able to participate. And we prepare life jackets and helmets for safely, and wet suits and wet jackets for the each season. Come and Enjoy for your vacation by Nagatoro Rafting.
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貸切ボート
Charter one boat for the price of 9 people!
We promise that you can charter an exclusive rafting boat with no sharing the boat! You can enjoy rafting in a space just for your family and friends! Up to 9 people per boat, any number of people can ride on the boat. It is also possible to rent a boat for just two couples... This is also recommended for those who want to join only with a group.

FAQ Nagatoro Rafting

Q. How much length is Nagatoro River rafting ?
We go down the river about 3.5 kilometers of distance for about 1 hour . You can participate in this Nagatoro Rafting, as from 7 years old. The rafting of Nagatoro is that high ranking, so there is rarely a case that a boat is overturned. ※It depends on the season or the condition of the river.
Q. The climate of Nagatoro area
Nagatoro is circled in mountains, so it's quite cold in winter. Nagatoro is famous for sightseeing. In summer, rafting is the best season because the temperature rises like Tokyo metropolitan area. And also in autumn, you can see beautiful scenery of colored leaves. 

Comparison of the average temperature, Nagatoro and Tokyo

Nagatoro
average temperature
Tokyo
average temperature
March 5.5℃ 10.1℃
April 11.6℃ 15.4℃
May 17.0℃ 20.2℃
June 19.9℃ 22.4℃
Nagatoro
average temperature
Tokyo
average temperature
July 24.8℃ 25.4℃
August 27.1℃ 27.1℃
September 23.0℃ 24.4℃
October 15.6℃ 18.7℃
November 8.0℃ 11.4℃
Q. Is the road congested near Nagatoro Rafting Meeting base on weekends and holidays?
Yes, when you got a traffic jam, sometimes can not arrive on the meeting time. Please have a plenty times and come.
Q. How many people can we take each one boat?
We're preparing a boat of at most 9 seats. You take one in case of more than 10 people by 2 boats( 5 and 5, or 4 and 6). The case of less than 9 people are other customer and sharing.
Q. Can I bring my water-proof camera to the river with me?
Basically, we go rafting without anything. It is up to you for bringing your water-proof camera, self-responsibility. But we don't have any places to put the camera on during rafting. Our tour guide takes pictures and you can see the pictures. If you like them, you can buy CD-R( JPY2,000 with tax8%) for each one.

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date : 2023-09-10
The Nepali staff was more interesting and fun! !
NagatoroHalfday rafting participant
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date : 2023-09-06
It was a wonderful 3 hour experience. A big thank you to the staff!
sek
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date : 2023-09-02
I really enjoyed it. They were very good at making things exciting, and we all had fun even when we shared with other groups! I want to go again!
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Limits for Rafting

Age limits
Minimum age is 7, and under 12 must join with a parent or a guardian.
Health conditions
Participation is sometimes declined by the day's health.
Decline to accept for be drunk.
We decline a drunken person. And the case's repayment can't refund a fee.
During pregnancy
A pregnant woman can't participate in rafting.
An epileptic fit
Doctor's medical certificate is needed, mentioning of participation permission of rafting.

cancellation policy

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