1 Day Shower Climbing Adventure in Suzuka Mountains

Experience Shower Climbing (aka "Sawanobori"), a unique Japanese outdoor adventure, in the Suzuka Mountains, with a local certified mountain guide, Naoki!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Shower Climbing

(or canyoning up waterfalls) is a typically Japanese sport and is for advanced outdoor enthusiasts who would enjoy rock climbing, mountaineering and / or backcountry skiing or snowboarding.

I recommend a programme at Red Canyon, which is also my favourite and the one I have visited the most. It can be easily accessed from Kansai and Chubu areas, and the itinerary offers a wonderful scenery as well.

It is located in the Suzuka Mountains, in Shiga prefecture, and the attraction of this canyon is the deep forests and beautiful waterfall and basin. We can enjoy both shower climbing and swimming. You will also encounter a 4m “jump-rock” during tour. This course is not too long, but it is steep and there are also sections of down climbing.


Price per person

1 Person
40000 JPY

Group of 2
20000 JPY

Group of 3
17000 JPY

Group of 4
14000 JPY

Group of 5
13500 JPY

Group of 6
12500 JPY


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Meeting point
Youkaichi Station in Shiga or Misato station in Mie

About the Guide


I am a JMGA certified mountain and ski / snowboarding guide. I was born in Shiga prefecture, where I still live, and have been snowboarding since 1999. I’ve been a backcountry guide since 2007

My passion is travelling and backcountry snowboarding. My guiding style is to travel to snowboard, and during the winter season, I travel from Hokkaido to Western Japan (Gifu) chasing the snow with my clients.

I am not a pro snowboarder that decorates the front page of free ride magazines nor am I a super climber on high peaks abroad, but my speciality is to understand what clients seek and to guide accordingly.

My slogan is “To guide with maximum effort! Enjoy with clients! And by all means, safely!!”
Please join me to have fun in the backcountry fields all over Japan!

FROM 12500 JPY per person


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