Rafting & Water Activities

Niseko rafting trips are great fun for families, youth groups, school trips, adventure seekers or nature lovers.

Numerous Niseko outdoor tour operators offer a variety of water activities ranging from two hours to a full day trip along the Shiribeshi River and other Hokkaido rivers and streams. Choose from the following activities and let our staff arrange a fun-filled outdoor adventure down the Shiribeshi River.

River Rafting

Enjoy river rafting down the Shiribetsu River. In Spring, the water levels rise producing thrilling Grade 3-4 rapids. This is the best time for exciting rapids. Summer rafting is more relaxed and family oriented with Grade 1-2 rapids and spectacular views, perfect for children and beginners.

Season: April to early November
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours
Operators: NAC, NOASC, Good Sports, Lion Adventure

Ducky

Ducky is an exciting and challenging way to travel down the river. You can choose to ride a single or two person ducky. Ducky, unlike rafting gives you the freedom to choose your own path, with the full support from an experienced guide.

Season: June to Late October
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours
Operators: There are a number of Ducky operators within Niseko: NAC, NOASC, Good Sports, Lion Adventure

Kayaking

If you are looking for solo missions or something that requires more technical skills, you might opt for river kayaking. It is slightly more difficult than rafting or duckying.

Season: June to Late September
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours
Operators: NAC, Good Sports

Canoeing

Canoeing is a more relaxing way to go down the Shiribetsu River. It is a great water activity suitable for all ages and abilities (over 3 years old).

Season: May to October
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours
Operators: NAC, NOC (Niseko Outdoor Adventure), Good Sports

Fishing

The Shiribetsu River is famous for its rare Japanese huchen. Other fish such as the Rainbow trout, red-spoted masu salmon, Japanese char can also be found on the Shiribeshi River, perfect for those who enjoy fly and lure fishing.

Season: June to October
Duration: 2 hours – half day
Operators: NOC, Good Sports

If you are interested to come to Niseko for a Winter Ski Holiday, please see our Niseko Accommodation Page to reserve your luxury accommodation.

You can also choose to reserve your Niseko accommodation and winter activities at the same time.