Rafting & Water Activities

Rafting is an essential Niseko experience during the warmer months. Enjoy the natural splendour of the area by taking a cool ride down the Shiribetsu River.

Whether you are seeking an adrenaline rush or a tranquil float through serene natural surroundings (or both), Niseko's Shiribetsu River affords opportunities for a host of different adventures. Niseko Adventure Centre (NAC) is our recommendation for rafting and other water-based activities during your stay.

We can assist you with making bookings for any of the below activities and more. Save 10% off the below rates with your Experience Niseko Passport.


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

Half-day Standard Rafting Tour (3.5 Hours)
Available: 8 April - 5 November
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30 (7 July - 31 August: 8:30, 9:30, 13:30, or 14:30)
Age Requirement: 6+ (8 April - 31 May: 13+)
Adult (13+): ¥6,150 ・ Senior (60+): ¥5,150・Child (6-13): ¥4,100 (Available from 1 June)

Half-day Family Rafting Tour (2.5 Hours)
Available: 7 July - 31 August
Start Times: 10:00 or 13:00
Age Requirement: 3+ (for each child aged 3-6 on the tour, there must be one adult)
Adult (13+): ¥5,150・Child (6-13): ¥3,100・Pre-schooler (3-6): ¥2,050


Similar to rafting but in a smaller boat, ducky is a good alternative for those who want a more independent experience on the rapids. Ride as a pair or take control of your own individual vessel. The ducky experience gives you freedom to choose your own path down the river while an experienced guide leads and gives you directions to keep you safe.

Half-day Ducky Tour (3.5 Hours)

Available: 1 June - 5 November
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement: 13+
Adult (13+): ¥6,150


Soak up the scenery in Niseko as you paddle either a solo or tandem kayak down part of the Shiribetsu River. An experienced guide will accompany you on your journey.

Half-day River Kayak Tour (3.5 Hours)
Available: 1 June - 31 October 2018
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement: 7+
Adult (13+): ¥6,150 ・Child (7-13): ¥4,100

River SUP

Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Niseko this summer. SUP Bords are stable and easy to stand up on. The popular water activity is a fun way to get close to nature.

Half-day (3.5 hours) Available 1 Jun to 31 Oct - 9:30 or 13:30 start time (minimum of 2 people)

  • Adult (13-59 years): ¥6,150
  • Child (7-12 years): ¥4,100


Slide through natures water park and experience the adrenaline rush of jumping off waterfalls by canyoning in the deep mountains Niseko.

Half-day (4.5 hours) Available 7 Jul to 31 Aug - 13:00
Adult (16+): ¥6,150
Minimum of 3 people