Nagatoro River White Water Rafting

Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise
This traditional river rafting tour is offered each year from around March 10 to early December. Customers can choose between three courses - from Oyahana Bridge to Iwadatami, from Iwadatami to Takasago Bridge, and one course traveling the full length from Oyahana Bridge to Takasago Bridge. No advance reservation is required and tours leave every five to 20 minutes. A special limited time tour is also offered in winter which has riders sit in a toasty-warm kotatsu (heated table with a blanket).

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Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 489-2 map map Map
Around 9:00-16:00
*Flights may be canceled without notice due to weather conditions on Sunday.
* Operations may be canceled due to Arakawa's increase Wednesday, drought Wednesday, etc.
Early Dec.-Early Mar.
[Boarding fee]
[Adults (Junior high school students and older)] 2,000 yen (busy season 2,200 yen)
[Children (3 years old- Elementary School Students)] 1,000 yen (busy season 1,100 yen)
Parking Lot
※Free on Weekdays only
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay)
Not available
Not available
* Currently, we do not operate with a roof due to the corona. In light rain, we will operate after wearing a poncho.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are currently not operating with a roof. In light rain, we will operate while wearing ponchos.)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchairs are not allowed on board, but a nursing car can be used to take you to the boarding point.
Infant friendly
Yes (babies over 60cm tall can board, life jackets available from 60cm)
Pet friendly
Not allowed (We do not allow pets to board the boat. This also applies if they are placed in a cage.)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Itineraries about this spot


    1.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.05
    Took the long (in terms of time) train trip out to Nagatoro on a beautiful day, looking forward spending time on the river, planning to do both routes. When we arrived, we were told that I...
  • nice rock formations and autumn colours
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.01.06
    The rafting in the title is a bit misleading -- its just a boat ride without any sense of adventure... The autumn colours are nice around mid to late November. The rock formation is also...
  • A must-do, but not very white water
    3.0 Reviewed : 2017.10.15
    I was looking forward to the thrill of the white water, but it wasnt very rough at all. Nonetheless, everyone in the boat oohd and ahhd as we went through the whitewater parts. Its a pretty...

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