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  • Go down the river! Row hard together!
    Go down the river! Row hard together!
  • Splash! We feel great!
    Splash! We feel great!
  • Best memories with BIGSMILE
    Best memories with BIGSMILE
  • Enjoy rafting with your friends
    Enjoy rafting with your friends
  • Not stop laughing in Okutama rafting.
    Not stop laughing in Okutama rafting.
  • Get excited in the Tama River
    Get excited in the Tama River
  • Can you jump be calm?
    Can you jump be calm?
  • Make good memories together
    Make good memories together

The feature of Okutama Rafting

Enjoy Okutama rafting together with breath!

Rafting Fee

Credit support. Various credit cards can be used


from the last ten days in April to the middle of October
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 finish12:00
  • start13:30 finish16:30
  • busy season
  • start9:00 finish12:00
  • start10:00 finish13:00
  • start13:30 finish16:30
  • start14:30 finish17:00
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

    Click the date (schedule).A rate list is indicated.


Introduction Okutama Rafting

Okuatama Rafting Tour Guide
Okuatama Rafting Tour Guide,
Okutama Mitake takes 90 minutes from Tokyo by trains. You get an exciting and thrilling experiences on Okuatama Rafting. Tama River of Okutama is famous for clear water, Okutama Mitake Area is well-known. You can see beautiful scenery in each seasons. And also you will enjoy rafting on summer vacation. You can try Okutama Half day rafting because it is valuable and reasonable price. [continued from here] When we go down the river, through Mitake Valley, nature, big, you can enjoy fully. You can walk along an esplanade about 4 kilometers by the Tama River. For a friend group,lovers, a family, the best tour. The domestic maximum scale, the educated polite staff, relief and trust, be chosen from nearby 100 school trips every year. Enjoy your rafting as BIGSMILE!

Tour Schedule

Meeting at Okutama Base

BIGSMILE Okuatama base
Okutama Meeting base takes about 5 minutes walk from Mitake Station of JR Ome Line. There are coin lockers and air conditioners in changing rooms. You fill in the participation application form , and change for the wet suit in the room, we are ready to go rafting.
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Getting dressed
In the changing room, there are some safety boxes for your valuables. Also enough of free wet suit and variety of sizes(XS~4XL)
Safety instructions
We clean the changing room every day.
After you changed, put on a life jacket and helmet.
Now we are going to the starting point by 3 minutes walking. Getting and coming excited!

Now, it is time to go rafting!

Rafting start
After the tour guide explains about safety and practicing of paddling, we will go down the river. It takes one and a half hour rafting about 4.5 kilometers. Let's enjoy the greatest scenery in Okutama River.
One point advice
Row the boat together!
Let's do it as a team! We are the teammates on the same boat. Be on good time and enjoy yourself by everyone♪
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Let's board the boat
These are today's boats for you. This boat is 7 seats of the biggest basis. Row the boat together and arrive until a goal.
Rowing practice
At first, rowing a boat practice. Of BIGSMILE, friendly tour guides teach you it kind politeness gently. Any questions OK!
Let's get down
It is time to beginning! Please enjoy the thrill which can't be tasted by ordinariness and extraordinary feeling.

Try rafting

Go down the torrent, named "Cup Star no Se" "Shobo no Se" "Start no Se", you can see "Mituiwa no Se", the biggest hurdle on Tama River. Go through the torrent between the rock and the rock.
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Challenge torrent
Before the big torrent rafting, our tour guides teach you how to raft the boat kindly.
That is the most important point of rowing our boat together.
After the three big torrents, we try rafting more torrents, Tate-chin, Misogi no Se,San Entei. Don't let your guard down!

Some activities

Dive from the rocky field
Jumping from the rock!( if you try it)
One point advice
The level of high fits yourself
During the rafting, we can do some activities, swimming in the river and jumping from a rock. You can chose the level of high, and don't be afraid of jumping from rocks.
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Let's swim a lot
You can swim in the river at the point, if you want to. Even if you can't swim, please don't worry because the life jacket are floated you on water.
Rafting game
In the beach side of the Tama River, you can try some activities. What kind of activities would you like to play today?
Titanic game
We do some activities "The TITANIC" and "Seesaw". Wanna try that?

~Arrive at the goal point~

It's a goal
We will go back to the Okutama Meeting base by our passenger's bus. Finally,screenings of photographs taken today.
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It's a goal!
Now we are here! Make a big smile with your friends and family.
After rafting is a hot spring
After the goal,we go back Okutama Mitake Meeting base by our passenger's bus about 15 minutes ride.
At the meeting base,we change into clothes and break up. If you have time, Please check some photographs we took you today.
Okutama rafting daily updating!
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 Okutama Rafting

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

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

  • 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 Okutama Rafting

Okutama rafting Access Map
Meeting Place
BIGSMILE Okuatama base
direct phone line
ZIP-code: 198-0174
1-178- 1 Mitake, Ome-shi, Tokyo
  • By car
  • By train
  • Access by car to Okutama rafting
    Tokyo area → ( Chuo Way) →Hachioji JCT → (Tokyo metropolitan area Chuo Expressway) → Hinode IC →( 35 minutes on local road) → Okutama Meeting base
    Free parking lot for 10 cars
    Please set up the car navigation system "JR Mitake Station". Okutama Meeting Base is near the station.
  • Access by train to Okutama rafting
    JR Tokyo Station → (Chuo Line) → JR Tachikawa Station→ (Ome Line) → JR Mitake Station→ (5 minutes walk) → Okutama Meeting base
    There are direct trains from Tokyo Station to Ome Station.
    Between Ome Station and Mitake Station have 2 or 3 trains for one hour. Please check the time table of trains.

Okutama Rafting Course Map

Map of Okutama Rafting

Mitake Valley has a lot of torrents!

Mitake valley where the torrent of the Tamagawa River stands
"Row hard!""Keep going!""Squat!"we pour water on myself from the beginning and go down the river. Rafting make us split our sides by laughing. Let's try rafting, Mitsu Iwa,Tate-chin, Misogi no Se.

Our mind and body refresh in the Tama River

Not only big wave! Let's enjoy the whole Tama river!!
We do some activities like a jumping and swimming in the river. Let's have a wonderful time together.
Okutama Rafting is possible to participate from 7 years old. You can see beautiful scenery for each seasons. In the summer season, you can participate in rafting with T-shirt and short pants. Of course, we prepare for free wet suits for you, even cold river water. You have a good time on your holiday with your friends and family. Even if you are not good at swimming, you are OK! Our tour guides explain safely tightly so that the one even beginners swim to be able to participate. And we prepare life jackets and helmets for safely. Come and Enjoy for your vacation by Okutama Rafting.
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Sightseeing around Tokyo

Sensoji/Kaminari-mon gate

It takes about 120 minutes by train from Tokyo Okutama Rafting meeting base.
Sensoji is the oldest temple in Tokyo.It is said that in the 7th century, two fishermen found a small golden statue of Bodhisattva Kannon in their fishing net. The local people built a small temple for the statue near the Sumida River. The current building was completed in 1958. The main gate of the temple is called Kaminari Mon or Thunder Gate. It has a large red paper lantern and two statues in it.One statue is Hujin or the God of Wind and the other is Raijin or the God of Thunder. These gods are believed to protect people from natural disasters.There is a long shopping street between the gate and the temple. The street is called Nakamise Dori.Shops along the street sell a variety of souvenirs such as rice crackers, sweets, ukiyoe woodblock prints and traditional toys. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to Tokyo Skytree.
Open: 6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
address:2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
URL : http://www.senso-ji.jp/english/

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo sky tree1Tokyo sky tree2
It takes about 120 minutes by train from Tokyo Okutama Rafting meeting base.
The Tokyo Skytree is a broadcast tower for television and radio.It's 634 meters tall. It's the tallest tower in the world, and the second tallest structure in the world . It was designed in the image of a big tree stretching up into the blue sky, and it also features the unique Japanese curve designs called sori and mukuri. The use of a "shimbashira" cylindrical central column to dampen earthquake vibrations is taken from the technique used in Japanese five-story pagodas. With the two observation decks at 350 meters and 450 meters, Tokyo Skytree lets you enjoy the landscape of Tokyo . At the foot of the Skytree there's "Tokyo Skytree Town," a shopping and entertainment complex that has an aquarium and a planetarium as well as many stores and restaurants. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to Sensoji/Kaminari-mon gate.
Open: 8:00 a.m.-21:00 p.m.
URL : http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/

Shibuya scramble crossing

Tokyo Sibuya1Tokyo Shibuya2
It takes about 90 minutes by train from Tokyo Okutama Rafting meeting base.
There is a big crossing called Scramble Intersection in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo.Shibuya is always crowded with shoppers and young people. When the signal turns green, a lot of people start crossing at the intersection.They walk across the street in different directions without bumping into each other. The scene is so spectacular that some foreign tourists come to take video of it. Shibuya Crossing is located near the bronze statue of Hachiko, which is the symbol of Shibuya.
URL : https://www.gotokyo.org/en/index.html

Let's Enjoy Together

Tokyo Okutama River is made you happy with your family, friends, go-workers, and everyone good for rafting. You can swim in the river and jump from the rocks, if you want to try. (depends on the situation of the river) Please make some good memories with your family and friends.

About Tama River

Tama River
We go down the river through Mitake valley,  has been chosen as one of the Select Best Waters of Japan. Both of the river side have esplanades, about 4 kilometers length. You can enjoy beautiful landscapes during rafting, fresh green leaves in spring and colorful leaves in autumn. And also, there are some restaurants, for Japanese noodles and cooked river fish. The activities spots are made you satisfied.

Impressions of Okutama Raft

Nicknamed "Shige-san", he enjoyed Okutama Rafting.
I looked for the place where you can play around near here and found this BIGSMILE Rafting. I didn't know the place which overflowed naturally in Tokyo area. I was so excited the scenery of Okuatama. But on the other hand, I felt nervous about rafting. That was my first try.
I enjoyed the rafting as I had returned to a boy. The same person on the boat and became good friendship. We did some activities, floating like a sea otter.
It was my first time to jump from the 4 meters high rock. I felt scared, but I did. I didn't think I went down the river by this rafting, so it was satisfied committee very much.
That was my good experience rowing hard the boat together. When doing a goal,the feeling of achievement was felt. That experience was amazing that it can't be easily. I'd like to try it again by all means.

FAQ Okutama Rafting

Q. How much length is Okutama River rafting ?
We go down the river about 4.5 kilometers of distance. When I say at the station, it's the station for Mitake Station and Futamatao Station. I may find to say 4.5 kilometers lengthily, but the speed by which time passes beyond expectation is fast. Most of the people say "I would like to do that once again!". There are some activities in the river,kayaking, canoeing and SUP(stand up paddle surfing). And you can enjoy rock climbing,hiking and fishing by the river. Okutama River has a river point of going down like a sea otter. You have a great time by Okutama Rafting!
Q. Are there any places to have a BBQ?
Yes. they have a lot. Nearest the Mitake Meeting base, you can have a BBQ with your brings for BBQ at Samukawa Chushajyo, free parking lots. When you come here by car, there also is a BBQ area with all rent for BBQ.
Q. Can I raft having on my period?
Yes, you can. We recommend you using TAMPAX, not sanitary napkins. Because napkin is suck the river water. We are ready for TAMPAX in the restroom. If you don't know how to use TAMPAX, you can check the poster about TAMPAX.
Q. Are there any spots taking photos of rafting?
Yes, there are. You can take them by the river. Okutama has hiking courses along walking by the river. So that is a good point for taking pictures.

Comment from CEO

The president
There are three points I will recommend you Okutama Rafting.
First, it is located near Tokyo metropolitan area, only takes about one hour.
They have the great and brilliant landscapes place which very conveniently located.
Second, the clearly water of the river makes you refresh. That's neat!
And the last reason I recommend you, they have many rocks with wild torrent.
Each torrents make you exciting and thrilling.
Have a try!

Limits for Rafting

Age limits
Minimum age is 9, 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%

Okutama Rafting