VISITKOCH JAPAN

SHARE
SHARE ON:

Rafting

Rafting is a sport in which several people ride a raft (rubber boat) and paddle together down river rapids. It is a very popular activity in nature-rich Kochi. Rafting is popular in places known for their great outdoors, such as America and Australia. However, it only became popular in Japan about 30 years ago, starting with a rafting tour business on the Yoshino River in Shikoku. The Yoshino River, which flows through Kochi and Tokushima, is said to be Japan’s best river rapids. There, you can raft while taking in picturesque scenery built up over many years by the flow of the beautiful and intense river. Once everyone works together to get through the rapids, there are gentle areas as well. Then you can climb a cliff and test your courage by jumping several meters down into the river, or just enjoy floating on the clear water.

Kochi also has other rivers you can go rafting on. You can travel down the Shimanto River, navigating past the low-water bridges. Feel the thrill of passing through the rapids and be surrounded by the elegance of nature in the gentle, wide river. There are also spots with natural water slides.
The Niyodo River is another clear stream which has been gaining attention in recent years. It is said to have the highest water quality in Japan and is known for its degree of transparency, the “Niyodo Blue.” Rafting allows you to see this beauty up close. From your boat, you can see fish swimming and beautiful rocks drifting along the river floor. With its relatively gentle current, beginners and families can safely navigate the Niyodo River.
Taking on the challenge of rafting like this, you can get the full, hands-on experience of Kochi’s rivers and their abundance of nature and charm.

INFORMATION

FACILITY

Facility Name Address
TEL
Business hours Supported Languages
Facility Name
mont-bell Iwahara Branch
Address
1-3 Okubo, Otoyo-cho, Nagaoka-gun
TEL
+81-6-6538-0208
+81-887-75-0898
Business hours
10:00-18:00
Supported Languages
Japanese Only
Facility Name
Forest & Water Shikoku Yoshinogawa Base
Address
6-1 Nagafuchi, Otoyo-cho, Nagaoka-gun
TEL
+81-887-75-0920
Business hours
9:00-17:00
Supported Languages
EN
Facility Name
BIGSMILE Yoshinogawa Otaguchi Base
Address
196-1 Kuroishi, Otoyo-cho, Nagaoka-gun
TEL
+81-771-29-5370
Business hours
8:00-21:00
Supported Languages
EN
Facility Name
HappyRaft
Address
221-1 Ikadagi, Otoyo-cho, Nagaoka-gun
TEL
+81-887-75-0500
Business hours
6:00-21:00
Supported Languages
EN
Facility Name
Rio Bravo
Address
14 Isodani, Otoyo-cho, Nagaoka-gun
TEL
+81-887-73-1222
Business hours
8:00-19:00
Supported Languages
Japanese Only
Facility Name
LuckyRaft
Address
2050-43 Kawaguchi, Otoyo-cho, Nagaoka-gun
TEL
+81-887-72-0235
Business hours
8:00-20:00
Supported Languages
Japanese Only
Facility Name
Ochi Cho Tourist Association
Address
1736-7 Ochi Ko, Ochi-cho, Takaoka-gun
TEL
+81-889-26-1004
Business hours
8:00-17:00
Supported Languages
Japanese Only
Facility Name
SUGGOI SPORTS
Address
1569 Hakawa, Ino-cho, Agawa-gun
TEL
+81-90-9397-6573
+81-88-892-1580
Business hours
8:00-21:00
Supported Languages
EN
SHARE ON: