Naka River, Japan, 2 Day Guided Pack Rafting Trip

Join JMGA certified guide Hiroko on a 2 day pack rafting and camping trip on the beautiful Naka River in Japan that will take you from Tochigi to Ibaraki.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip



  • Spend 2 days pack rafting on the beautiful Naka river in Japan.

  • Camp for a night near the river bank and enjoy a bonfire.

  • Gaze at the beautiful scenery during the autumn season.

Locally known as the Nakagawa river, the Naka river is 150 kilometers long and goes all the way to the Pacific ocean. And on this 2 day pack rafting trip, you will get to travel along the river from the Tochigi prefecture to the Ibaraki prefecture.

The trip will begin at the JR Karasuyama Line Osani Station at 11:00 am. From there, we will get into our small, but sturdy pack rafts and begin the journey. The scenery you will get to see alongside the river’s banks is gorgeous. Moreover, because this trip takes place in the autumn season, you will get to see the natural landscape during one of its most stunning times.

At the end of the first day, we will leave the Naka river and set up camp. During our camping, you will get to enjoy some delicious food and a glorious bonfire. Afterwards, you will get some much needed rest in a tent. On the following morning, we will get back into the pack rafts and continue on our journey along the Naka river.

Pack rafting is a wonderful activity. It gives you the joy of rafting with the personalized feeling of kayaking. And when you get to enjoy the activity on a river like Nakagawa, the experience is even better.

To participate on this trip, you must have prior pack rafting experience.

If you would like to join me on this pack rafting adventure on the Naka river in Japan, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also lead a thrilling and advanced level full day pack rafting trip on the Tonegawa river at Minakami as well.

Price per person

1 Person
233 USD

Group of 2
233 USD

Group of 3
233 USD

Group of 4
233 USD

Group of 5
233 USD

Group of 6
233 USD

Group of 7
233 USD

Group of 8
233 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal Insurance
 In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes insurance, taxes, meals, camping equipment and rafting rental equipment, which includes packard craft, paddle, PFD, helmet, wetsuit and shoes, but does not include any transportation costs, including train fees.


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

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
JR Karasuyama Line Osani Station at 11:00 am.

A campsite on the first night.

More info

Participants must bring swimwear and a towel, and should bring beach sandals, sun glasses, rain wear in case of rain, first day's lunch and a change of clothes.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age with some prior rafting experience. There is the possibility of cancellation or schedule change in the event that not enough people do not gather.

About the Guide


I am a JMGA mountain guide based in Minakami in Gumma prefecture in Japan, home to Mount Tanigawa in the Tanigawa Mountain Range. It is one of the top 100 famous mountains in Japan and is my favourite mountain full of potentials in rock climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and trekking. I also run a lodging service there for the convenience of clients, which I started in response to the requests by my clients in 2011.

My specialty ranges from climbing / mountaineering, trekking (hiking and snow shoeing), Sawanobori (climbing up through waterfalls), backcountry skiing / ski touring, pack rafting and canyoning.

Having been a member of Exploration Club whilst at University in Kyoto, my first guiding certification was in river rafting, where my passion lay at the time, and my main guiding activities now are mostly in the mountains.
With “explore deeper and have fun” as mottos, I put together outdoor adventure itineraries for each season of the year, so that more people can feel and enjoy the power and kindness of the nature.

I would love to share the unique, beautiful and exploratory experience you can get in Minakami with you, let it be in the mountains or in the waters!

I have the following certificates: JMGA Climbing Guide Stage Level 2, Oze Nature Guide, Oze Climbing Guide and WMA Wilderness First Responder.

When I'm unavailable to guide, my trusted colleagues with JMGA certifications will be able to guide you!

FROM 233 USD per person


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