Tokyo Great Kayaking Tours

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  1. Tokyo Great Kayaking Tours
    Poto: Kisa Toyoshima
  2. Tokyo Great Kayaking Tours
    Photo: Kisa Toyoshima

Time Out says

You’ve explored Tokyo by train, on foot, possibly even on two wheels – but what about on water? Tokyo Great Tours lets you travel by kayak and see the city from its canals and rivers. Beginner-level to advanced courses have kayakers paddling under historic bridges, beside train tracks and on the Sumida River, where you’ll get an unparalleled view of Tokyo Skytree. At some point you’ll want to lay down your paddle, lean back and realise you’re floating in the middle of Tokyo.

We recommend ‘Route C’ for beginners: you’ll paddle under highways and the historic Nihonbashi Bridge, and see Tokyo Skytree. You’ll also be a sight to behold yourself: wide-eyed salarymen will wave at you from bridges and fascinated children will point from boats. Hopefully you’ll stay upright for the duration – but as an experience it’ll capsize your whole image of Tokyo.


1-3-2 Shinkawa, Chuo
Kayabacho Station (Hibiya, Tozai lines)
From ¥5,000
Opening hours:
Tours on irregular dates, reservation only
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