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  • The same experience by everyone is the great memory
    The same experience is the great memory
  • Can not stop laughing.
    Can not stop laughing.
  • Refreshing feeling! Let's enjoy the torrents of Nagatoro Rafting
    Refreshing feeling! Let's enjoy Nagatoro Rafting
  • Kids have a big smile in the river.
    Kids have a big smile in the river.
  • Feeling is a climax in the great nature!
    Feeling is a climax in the great nature!
  • Enjoy your rafting with full smile
    Enjoy your rafting with full smile

The feature of Nagatoro Rafting

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

Rafting Fee

Credit support. Various credit cards can be used


from March to the last day of November
Prices start from
(including tax-10%)
JPY3,619(excluding tax-10%)
The fee depends on the date and course.
the charge after reservation discount on the website
including wet jacket and accident insurance

Meeting Time

  • usual season
  • start9:00 finish12:15
  • start13:30 finish16:45
  • busy season
  • start9:00 finish12:15
  • start11:30 finish14:45
  • start14:30 finish17:45
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.

Rafting Fee(WEB Discount)

  • Year:2023Month:11 Booking & PriceSheet

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Introduction Nagatoro Rafting

Nagatoro Rafting Tour Guide
Nagatoro Rafting Tour Guide,
This is a recommendation rafting spot, good location from Tokyo metropolitan area. They have great outdoors and dynamic torrents 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. continued from here We recommend a half day tour, it is a reasonable price and a handy activity for a group and family. The domestic maximum scale, the educated polite staff, relief and trust, be chosen from nearby 100 school trips every year.

Tour Schedule

Meeting at Nagatoro Base♪

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)
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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.
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Safety instructions
At first, rowing a boat practice. Of a BIGSMILE, friendly tour guides teach you it kind politeness gently.
Rowing 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 torrent

We go down torrent 3 rapids and lots of small rapids. Let’s go down the river together!
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Seigo no Se
First, "Seigo no Se"(the first torrent) and go down a river continuously.
Kotaki no Se
The biggest and thrilling torrent of Nagatoro Rafting "Kotaki no Se"( torrent 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 torrents "Ohtakase" "Shishikero". Here is the narrowest point of this river, so we need some skills.


The waterfall
While we go down a torrent on a river, you can enjoy taking photos and swimming near the waterfall. With luck, we will see rainbows.
One point advice
Row hard together
The passengers are one team on the same boat. Please bring back a lot of memories with you.
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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.
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.
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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.
Nagatoro rafting daily update!
We update every day, the movement situations of the river

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 Nagatoro 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
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We prepare for you



paddling jacket(on the left)

We have paddling jackets for windy and rainy weather for protect you from cold climate. You are not strong to the cold, you wear it.

wet suits(in the middle)

The wet suits, we prepared is made of neoprene material. You can enjoy rafting with this wet suit even in the cold weather. Enough to wet suit and variety of sizes(XS~4XL) But we don's have enough 4XL size, please contact us beforehand.

wet jacket(on the right)

In the cold day or you are not strong to the cold, we are ready wet jackets for you. There are a lot of situations idle at a river for a child, so the child wears a wet jacket for all seasons.




In the river, there are many rocks and drift wood. You need to wear a helmet to protect your head. We have various sizes.

life jacket

For your safety, you have to wear a life jacket one by one. Whenever you are not good at swimming, you can float on the water with the life jacket.


Paddles are an essential element of rafting. We row the boat with the paddle. We have a small size paddle for a child.

You need to bring yourself

necessary belongings

bathing suits

bathing suits

You wear your bathing suits under the wet suits. Underwear is substitute for bathing suits. the underwear get wet in the river water, bring your one more underwear for changing.


After the rafting, you use your towel in the changing room for dry your body. You don't bring it to the river.

Paid rented

shoes for rafting

shoes for rafting

Please bring your sport sandal or sneakers. CROCS are not good, because heels should be firmly fixed. You can rental our shoes for JPY300/ for each pair.

other belongings



Cause of reflection of ultraviolet rays is strong, it's very easy to get a tan in the river. You should bring sunscreen, waterproofing sunscreen is more good to protect you.

disposable contact lens

We don't recommend the type of hard contact lenses. Even if you wear soft contact lenses, contact lens often come off in the water. You can rent our goggles for JPY100/ for each. And also we are ready for you who wear glasses rent glasses band for JPY100/ for each.

Access to Rafting

Nagatoro rafting Access Map
Meeting Place
BIGSMILE Nagatoro base
direct phone line
ZIP-code: 369-1305
869-8 Azanuma, Nagatoro, Nagatoro-cho, Chichibu- gun, Saitama

Nagatoro Rafting Course Map

Map of Nagatoro Rafting

Section with the biggest gap in Nagatoro

Nagatoro torrent!
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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BBQ Spot

Nagatoro Camping Site

Nagatoro Camping Site1Nagatoro Camping Site2
Nagatoro Camping Site1Nagatoro Camping Site2
This camp site has been introduced by a television and a magazine. It takes 10 minutes by car from Nagatoro Rafting meeting base.
The camp site has cooking stove, so you can enjoy BQQ easily. And they have roofs on the camp area. There are showers in this campsite.
They have not only for camping, but also glamping and bungalows.

address : 559 Ido, Oaza, Nagatoro-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama
phone : 0494-66-0640
fax : 0494-66-0441
URL : http://www.nagatoro-camp.com/option/

Nagatoro Camp Village

Nagatoro Camp Village
Though it's a campsite, there is a hot spa. It takes 15 minutes by car from Nagatoro Rafting meeting base.
You can stay over at the bungalow, have BQQ( please prepare all ingredients by yourself for BBQ) at the campsite. Please spend a nice holiday.
address : 483 Iwata, Nagatoro-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama
phone : 0494-66-3817
fax : 0494-66-3827
URL : http://www.nagatoro-campmura.com/

Info about Nagatoro Area

Seine no Yu

Seine no Yu bathSeine no Yu bridge
It takes 20 minutes by car from Nagatoro Rafting meeting base. They have an integrated resort, open-air bath, bedrock bath, relaxations, restaurant, respites.
At the open-air bath area, you can flood in there while looking up at stars the sky of Chichibu.
◆time for use 10:00~23:00 (last time you can entry22:00)
weekday: adult JPY930 / child(3 years old~elementary school student) JPY730
weekend and especial day:
adult JPY1030 / child(3 years old~elementary school student) JPY830
weekday: adult JPY730 / child(3 years old~elementary school student) JPY530
weekend and especial day:
adult JPY830 / child(3 years old~elementary school student) JPY630
special day for Year-end and New Year holidays,  Obon vacation(usually held from August 13th to 15th each year)
URL :http://www.beyer.jp/seine/

Chaya Hachibei

Chaya HachibeiInside the store of Chaya Hachibei
It takes 5 minutes on foot from Nagatoro Rafting meeting base.
During summer season at this cafe, we recommend you fluffy shaved ice, with plum fruit syrup. It's good for after rafting, makes you refresh. In autumn season, we recommend you Taiyaki(a fish-shaped pancake stuffed with sweet red bean paste)made with buckwheat flour. Please, by all means try they out.
Open : around noon ~ evening
address : 532-4 Nagatoro, Nagatoro-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama
phone : 0494-26-7494
URL : https://tabelog.com/saitama/A1107/A110704/11027620/
seats : about 30
menu summer season : shaved ice, beverage, alcohol, Taiyaki(made with buckwheat flour)
  autumn~spring : Taiyaki(made with buckwheat flour)

Let's Enjoy Together

Nagatoro area has a lot of touring spots, and is located near Tokyo metropolitan area. Family groups are easy to participate in this Nagatoro Rafting, as from 7 years old to senior ages. You can enjoy some spots in Nagatoro area, BBQ or the outdoors. Why don't you make the best memories with your friends and family after Nagatoro rafting?

About Arakawa River

Arakawa River
Arakawa River is famous for was broadcasted on TV dramas. And famous for having wild torrents in the upper area of the river. In the area, they have a big rock, 80 meters wide and 500 meters length, for natural monument.

Impressions of Nagataoro Rafting.

Nicknamed "Mine-san", He enjoyed Nagataoro Rafting.
I participated with my co-workers. I have had a chance rafting in the another river before. But some of them were their first rafting, so they had got nervous.
However, BIGSMILE guide was escorted them kindly and gently. We can enjoy rafting safely.
The members of my group was grateful to be with the guide, rich in humor.
Not only rowing a boat but also doing some activities in the river were feel so good in summer season.
We spent great time when we can't think as half day by Nagatoro rafting. After rafting, we went Hot Spa and had BBQ in the Nagatoro area. I think you should try Nagatoro Rafting.

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

average temperature
average temperature
March 5.5℃ 10.1℃
April 11.6℃ 15.4℃
May 17.0℃ 20.2℃
June 19.9℃ 22.4℃
average temperature
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.

Comment from CEO

The president
There are three points I will recommend you Nagatoro Rafting.
First, it is located near Tokyo metropolitan area. It takes about one and a half hour by car(depends on the conditions of the road) , and 5 minutes walk from Nagatoro Station of Chichibu Railway.
Second, they have the great landscapes.
There is a huge and unusual rock, is designated as a natural monument. And the one more point is our staffs.
And the one more point is our staffs. Nagatoro is the rafting spot which represents East-Japan area and there are many rafting companies.
Our company makes an effort in order to be also number one at the inside. Please come and see us in Nagatoro, and we makes you happy on the rafting. Please bring back a lot of memories with you.

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.
Handicapped person
There is dangerous risk in rafting. There are acceptance pros and cons by a case. Please consult us beforehand.

cancellation policy

Until 8days before: No charge
Until 7~4days before: charging 30%
until 3~1days before: charging 50%
on the day: charging 100%

Nagatoro Rafting