Rafting is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Niseko. Challenge yourself on an unforgettable trip down one of Hokkaido's most beautiful rivers; the Shiribetsu River. Along with your fellow crew and experienced guide, you will enjoy the thrills and excitement of rafting on whitewater. Based on the season, Hokkaido rivers offer rafting trips suited to both adventure seekers with the large snowmelt in the springtime, through to lower-graded tours that the whole family can enjoy in the summertime. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced outdoor sports fanatic, rafting is amazing fun and a must-try experience for those enjoying Niseko's green season.

Rafting is a family activity suitable for all ages 3 years and above. For groups with kids between 3-4 years of age, why not consider a Family Rafting experience?

Important Information
Half Day Rafting Course
Dates of Operation 20th April - 4th October 2024
(Spring Rafting: 20th April to the beginning of June)
Duration 3.5 hours
Starting Times 09:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement Spring course (12km): 13 years and above
Summer course (8km): 7 years and above
Price ¥6,800 (13 years and above)
¥4,600 (7 to 12 years)
Family Rafting Course
Dates of Operation 1st July - 31st August 2024
Duration 2.5 hours
Starting Times 10:00 or 13:00
Age Requirement 3 years and above
Price ¥5,800 (13 years and above)
¥3,500 (7 to 12 years)
¥2,300 (3 to 6 years)
Other Information

This service is exclusive to Setsu Niseko guests.

Guests under the influence of alcohol and pregnant guests may not participate in the activities.

Cancellation within the specific time frame before booking commencement will incur a cancellation fee as shown below:
Within 3 days: a 50% cancellation fee
The day before or no-show: a 100% cancellation fee
Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking and no-shows.
No cancellation fee will be charged if the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

Accident insurance is automatically included in your tour fees.
- Hospital visits: ¥2,000
- Hospitalisation: ¥3,000
- Death: ¥3,800,000
For extra insurance please seek your own coverage.

NAC operates in all weather conditions. Start and finish times are dependent on weather and tour conditions.

Alcohol intoxicated persons may be denied participation and there will be no refund.

NAC reserves the right to cancel or discontinue a tour if conditions are deemed dangerous.

All tour participants must sign an indemnity consent form. Anyone under 20 years of age will need a parent or guardian to sign the form.

Although guides are there to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour, there is always the possibility of an injury outside of the guides’ control. Please understand this and recognise that participating in adventure activities requires you to take some personal responsibility.

What do I need to bring for the river tours?

  • A full change of clothes and a towel as you will get wet.
  • Any valuables can be stored in the lockers provided.

What should I wear for the river tours?

You will be fitted out with a dry or wet suit but as rafting tours are held either rain or shine, you are likely to get wet so we recommend being prepared no matter what kind of river tour you have planned.
We recommend that you wear loose-fitting clothes and avoid skirts, jeans and any non-stretchable material. Please also keep in mind the river water can remain cold throughout the year so please ensure you bring an extra layer of clothing.

  • Clothing: We recommend a short-sleeved shirt and shorts in mid summer (mid July to late August) and a long sleeved shirt and long pants in spring and autumn.
  • On hot days, you may feel too hot in a dry suit, so you may wear clothes that you do not mind getting wet.
  • Glasses: If you wear glasses, earwear attachments can be provided so you do not lose your glasses in the river.
  • Contact lenses: If you are wearing contact lenses, please change to disposable ones or change to glasses. You may also wear goggles over your contact lenses.
  • Watches or Jewellery: Please remove all watches and jewellery before the tour starts.
  • Shoes: You will be fitted out with river boots for your tour.