This tour is designed to be flexible to accommodate all levels of paddlers wanting to kayak in Hokkaido Japan! Within the group we can make kayaking sessions based on what level of difficulty river or creek we want to paddle. We can do any kind of kayaking trip on Hokkadio Japan , from expedition kayaking to honing our skills with our talented crew or visiting featured paddler!
We cover some of the great creeks and rivers in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, including Mukawa, Chiriro creek, Nuno Beie and many more. You can also come a few days earlier to compete in the HOA Extreme White water Challenge which is on the 7th and 8th of June Which features a great weekend of white water competition Party and special guest paddlers like Ben Brown and Rafa Ortiz.
Kayaking in Japan is an amazing cultural and ecological experience. There forest is very dense and very unique to the rest of Asia, Most of the rivers are pristine and almost no one kayaks them except our groups. There are very few residents in most places on Hokkadio Japan, but where there are you get to see more of a farming culture very friendly people everywhere you go that are mostly intrigued to see what those big yellow pieces of plastic are. Kayaking in Japan is quit an experience an we hope to see you out with us at some point.
Day 1) Pick up from Chitose airport transfer to hoa base. Rest a relax get all things Kayaks etc. and then sit back enjoy the quietness of the area and anticipate the next day.
Day 2) after breakfast we get geared up and ready for our first blast on Hokkaido White water. We start on the lower Saru gawa great grdIII read and run with maybe one scout depending on water levels and a blast through a beautiful canyon. Head back to HOA base get a lunch on the way back. Pm head down the upper Saru gawa lots of catch on the fly waves and holes gets a bit busy in a few sections but we can check them out before paddling through them GrdIII+. Back to Base dry off get ready for dinner!
Day3) Breakfast again! Then we step it up a notch with river running head out to Mukawa 。We take our time picking our way down this one have a look at a few rapids and decide whether we want to run our not depending on the flow long morning out into the afternoon. Get back to the base if time a quick lap on upper Saru gawa. Dinner relax.
Day4) After breakfast we head up the back of the base to Punkenushi creek there are a load of different sections we can run here and keep ourselves amused for a whole day
We can also do laps on a water fall that is great for honing your skills for bigger and more complex drops. Back to base chill out dinner
Day 5) Breakfast again! then off to the Churoro creek GrdIII IV spend the day running different sections of this gem and with those wanting to a couple of big drops to run
If water levels are good! Back to base for dinner relaxes.
Day 6) After an Early Breakfast we hit the road and make our way out to Tomuraushi Dake and check a few of the creeks out there running different sections depending on water levels. Camp up there near a natural onsen take advantage of this and soak ourselves while enjoying a beer and just taking in the beauty of the place!
Day 7) Early Breakfast then hit the road and drive around to Soyunkyo ! Here there is
A great mini Grand Canyon to run super spectacular with 2 x 90mtr waterfalls coming in from river left!! . Once this section is completed we decide if we want to take on the really busy GrdIV section below those who do want it no problems those who don’t can just ride with the bus and Take pics ! Camp
Day 8) Breakfast then on the road round to Teninkyo here we can scout some water falls there is a 300mtr stepped water fall here which is worth a pic or 2. With this we can commit to a sometimes committing river depending out water levels. Run what we can and ten find a nice place to camp.
Day 9) after packing up camp we drive to Bei and up the valley to scout a few rapids on the way up. This area is known for the unbelievably Aqua blue waters coming out of the side of the mountain we paddle what we can while taking some photos enjoy an onsen on the way back to the base ! Its here that we dry off all our gear and have a celebratory dinner for a great trip party on.
Day 10) Head back to the airport for our journey home or to our next adventure!
The trip Dates for the first departure is May 25th the second departure date is after the HOA Extreme White water weekend on the 9th of June
Price: US$ 1,500
Costs include: airport transfers & accommodation & camping equipment Breakfast and dinner All lodgistics and guiding
Cost excludes: meals expenses of a personal nature like cigarettes, alcohol, insurance, etc, any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions or any other circumstances beyond our control.