The weather is warming up and it’s time to think about dipping our toes in the water again. The crystal-clear Shimanto River is the perfect spot for trying out water sports like standup paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking in one of the prettiest sceneries in Japan (we certainly think so)!
The slow-moving waters of the lower river make the area ideal for beginners and families with children. Located about 20 minutes from central Shimanto City by car, withRiver is a family-run business that offers both SUP and kayak tours! Beginners, experienced river-lovers, 3-year-olds, 83-year-olds, even your furry family members! All are welcome at withRiver
In addition to giving you tips and making sure everyone is safe, your guide will be your personal cameraman (for free), so that you can focus on being in the moment. Also, if you really want to enjoy your time along the Shimanto River, consider renting the adorable, fully-equipped, two-storied guesthouse (Wi-Fi, TV, kitchen, barbecue set, shower amenities, etc. available)! It accommodates up to eight people and the early check-in, late check-out system means you have plenty of time to have fun, kick back and relax. Prefer camping? They have that too!
Thank you withRiver for letting us use their wonderful photos!
withRiver official English website: https://www.withriver.info/english/
As the weather is getting warmer, how about exploring Shimanto City by bicycle? Rentals are available near Nakamura Station: https://visitkochijapan.com/en/activities/10120