Rafting / Boat Tour Spots in Nagano Area

  • Tenryu River Boat Tours
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Idashi Matsuo Arai 7170
    An exciting boat tour which travels from Benten Port on the Tenryu River to Tokimata Port; the six kilometer journey takes around 35 minutes. Riders will enjoy a thrilling time as the small wooden tour boat navigates the rapids, the boatman skillfully overcoming obstacles with his oar to guide the vessel. During the trip, enjoy the scenic natural beauty and curious rock formations such as the “Butt Boulder” and the “Shark Boulder”; the beauty of Garyu-kyo Gorge, part of a prefectural park, will take your breath away. Experience this popular and exhilarating boat tour filled with spraying water, shouts of joy, and the thump of the boatman’s oar. A shuttle bus operates from Tokimata Port to bring you back to Benten Port. Five minutes by car from Ina-Yawata Station.

Nagano Areas


Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country's most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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