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An addictive and adrenaline-packed whitewater ride taking place on the incredible Shiribetsu River.

The Shiribetsu river has various direct access points dotted around the Niseko area, including Niseko Hirafu. With NAC, you can take to the water with friends, colleagues, or family on a raft; or even charter your own personal expedition through Niseko's most famous waterways.

Niseko rafting is an addictive and adrenaline-packed whitewater ride taking place on the incredible Shiribetsu river! The white water difficulty ranges from an intermediate class 3.5 during peak snowmelt, to a calmer class 2 during the later summer months.

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CourseDatesDurationAgesGroup size
SpringEarly April - Early July3.5 hours13+ years4+
SummerEarly July - Late August3.5 hours6+ years2+

Family Rafting

NAC's Family rafting trip runs down a quiet and tranquil section of Japan's cleanest water river; the Shiribetsu. From toddlers to grandparents, everyone can take part in this delightful and exciting trip through nature.

The perfect way to immerse the kids in adventure, and learn to love and appreciate nature from an early age.

CourseDatesDurationAgesGroup size
FamilyEarly July - Late August2.5 hours3+ years2-21 people

Toyohira Rafting

The Toyohira river; located near the outskirts of Sapporo; provides some of Hokkaido's finest spring rafting. With a huge amount of snowmelt, Toyohira caters for action-packed class 4 rafting expeditions.

From heaving waves to bobbing holes and drops, you'll be left satisfied and hungry for more; and NAC finishes off the trip with Sapporo's best Indian curry at Houhei-kyo Onsen!

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CourseDatesDurationAgesGroup size
ToyohiraEarly April - Mid June2.5 hours13+ years4+

If you would like to know more about rafting in the local area, please contact the AYA Niseko team for more information.

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