Rebun Island, Japan, 2 Day Guided Kayak Tour

Join JMGA certiifed guide Toshiya for a 2 day Japanese kayaking adventure that includes 1 night of camping on the beautiful Rebun island.




Trip Duration

2 days

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • Spend two days exploring the beauty of Rebun Island.

  • Enjoy the thrill of kayaking, fishing and snorkeling off the coast of Hokkaido.

  • Spend a night camping under the stars.


Located on the northwestern tip of Hokkaido, Japan, Rebun island is a magnificent place to visit. And on this 2 day kayaking tour, I would like to show you several of the quiet island’s lovely highlights.

The trip will begin at 10:00 am, where we will meet at the Kafuka port ferry terminal. At the meeting, we will perform an equipment check, followed by a briefing about the trip to come. Afterwards, we will make our way to the Motochi beach, where we will load our luggage and begin the adventure.

We will start by paddling along the Rebun island’s west shore. During this time, we will pass several lovely highlights, including Jizou Iwa rock, the Kotaki waterfall, the Rebun Take waterfall and area of Uennai.

At approximately 3:00 pm, we will reach our campsite on the island. There, we will pitch our tents and do some exploring. You will be able to also do some snorkeling and kayak fishing. Later we will have dinner before spending the night in the tents.

On the following day, after eating breakfast and cleaning up, we will start paddling to the north. During this time, we will see the Meshikuni-no-saki  peninsula, the Kasube-Iwa rock and the Sukai-Misaki cape. At approximately 3:00 pm, we will reach the Kafuka port ferry terminal, where the journey will conclude.

A wonderful way to explore a lovely island off the coast of Hokkaido, this 2 day kayaking tour is perfect, even for beginners. So send me a request, and let me show you the Rebun island.

I can also take you trekking on this half day trip in Mount Pon in Rishiri, Hokkaido.

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Price per person

Group of 1
84000 JPY

Group of 2
42000 JPY

Group of 3
40000 JPY

Group of 4
36000 JPY

Group of 5
36000 JPY


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Along with the guiding fee, camping equipment and food, the price also includes the rental fee for kayaks.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Kafuka Port Ferry Terminal at 10:00 am.


Camping on Rebun island.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: sleeping mat (free rental available), sleeping bag (free rental available), snorkel set (free rental available), head torch, change of clothes (quick-dry recommended. Cotton 100% is not appropriate), socks, warm clothes, rain wear (tops & bottoms), toiletries, sandals / Sneakers, insect repellent, snacks, drinks (alcoholic beverages, etc.)


About the Guide


I was born on the island of Rishiri in 1969. I still live here today! Since my childhood, I have spent most of my time in the sea, going fishing, and in the mountain going skiing. I’m a ski guide (level 2) from the Japanese Mountain Guide Association. I’m the only one on the island. I have reached the summit of Rishiri more than 500 times… It’s my great pleasure to guide here and let people from all around the world discover this beautiful island all year round. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you are looking for a local expert to guide you in Rishiri. Besides mountain guiding, I'm managing a family hostel here so I can help you with the accommodation as well.



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What People are Saying about Toshiya Watanabe


Toshi is world class from pick-up to drop-off. Very friendly, very professional and he knows Rishiri inside out. His guest house is outstanding and the food they serve like nowhere else. Will be back very soon!
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Joel Schy
Toshi and his crew gave us a truly remarkable experience! From the food to the accommodations to the epic skiing: this trip was out of this world!
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Toshi and his staff are great! Very knowledgeable of the local terrain. Definitely recommend bringing a group of people with similar abilities and objectives. If you end up in a mixed group they do their best, but they have to slow the pace to the least experienced people in the group. The accommodations at the pension were very comfortable and the staff was excellent as well. Food was fantastic, including several unique and authentic Japanese dishes.
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Chris Pierce
We had a great trip to Rishiri! The snow gods were not on our side but Rishiri is a mountain of many slopes and aspects and thanks to a great guiding team we always managed to find good snow! Toshi ran a great operation with 3 other guides which meant we were split into two groups with a max of 9 per group and two guides. This allowed the group to be split even further on the day... Special thanks to Shohei and Kosukei - very professional guides!! Arigatou-gozaimashita!!
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