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Rebun Island, Japan, 2 Day Guided Kayak Tour

Sunset from Campsite on Rebun island
Stars in the sky on Rebun island
Exploring caves on Rebun
Night sky on Rebun and campsite

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


2 Days

Jul - Sep




* 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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, camping equipment and food, the price also includes the rental fee for kayaks.


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.)

Meeting point

Kafuka Port Ferry Terminal at 10:00 am.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Shiretoko Shari Japan
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Shiretoko Noble Hotel Shari Japan
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Hotel Katsurada Shari Japan
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About the guide

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Ski 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


We had an amazing experience on Rishiri, perfect snow, good weather and a guide who knows the island like his pocket. The very steep slopes and the overwhelming nature satisfied every wish we had.  We have been looking for a guided tour avoiding the normal tracks on Hokkaido and then saw the pictures of the floating mountain. And definitively the adventure included.  We went to the southern part of the island, as Toshi-san knew that there would be the best snow conditions. The first 5km we have been toed in by a snow mobile and then climbed up a several times, riding different gullies each time. Toshi-san is an amazing person, always happy, friendly and very welcoming. As said before, he knows every bit of the island and guided accordingly bringing us to breathtaking places. We all would and will totally recommend him to friends visiting Japan. The reality was much better than expectations! We had some concerns regarding the weather conditions and difficulty but got lucky with the weather and never felt that Toshi chose a route too difficult. Rishiri is a floating mountain! Steep like in the Swiss alps, but just one single mountain, which makes the it much more imposant. On the sunny day, we could see the Sibirian mainland. What are your top 3 memories during the trip ?  Riding very steep slopes in perfect snow, Toshi-san with his warm and welcoming attitude, and the travel to get there and back


Our two guides have been really great and showed us the beauty of Rishiri and Rebun Island by sharing their knowledge and passion. We did learn a lot about the flora on Japan's most Northern islands! Rishiri-Zan was a great, pleasant summer hike and must be beautiful and fun for ski touring in Winter time. thanks again!



We had a great trip, no powder but fabulous Spring ski, thanks to Toshiya who is super friendly and excellent at picking the right route according to the weather especially in windy conditions. Thanks a lot



Outstanding service in pension and guiding.



Had a great time on Rishiri with Toshi. He really knows how to make the best out of all weather conditions. Had some of the best skiing of my life, plus the food was great!

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