Canyons Okutama

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  1. Canyoning
    Photo: Canyons
  2. Canyoning
    Photo: Canyons
  3. Canyoning
    Photo: Canyons

Time Out says

White-water rafting? Been there, done that, and so last decade. Adrenaline junkies can now immerse themselves in the water with only a helmet and a life jacket by canyoning, a relatively new adventure sport that uses natural canyons as a real-life adventure park. Tour operator Canyons offers the roughly four-hour Big Holy Canyon tour, where you’ll slide down waterfalls up to 25m tall, zip-line down rivers and jump off precipices from a height of six metres, all in the middle of Okutama’s lush nature (Okutama is just 90 minutes from central Tokyo).

Looking for a bigger rush? Combine it with a packrafting tour and speed down the white water of the Tama River. However, if you prefer to ease into something less strenuous, opt for the relatively milder Holy Canyon tour – the jumps aren’t so tall and you’ll have time to chill in the river. Be aware that under-13s cannot participate in the Okutama tours; they can, however, join the rafting tours in Minakami, Gunma prefecture.


54-1 Kawai, Okutama-machi, Nishitama-gun
Free shuttle available from Mitake Station (Ome line)
From ¥8,500
Opening hours:
Tours from May to Oct, irregular dates
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