Rafting & Water Activities

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

Please contact our staff if you would like to book any of these Niseko water activities.

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Rafting & Water Activities

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

    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