Rafting in Niseko

When the snow fields melt, river rafting becomes one of Niseko’s most popular summer activities and the 126km long Shiribetsu River offers a variety of spots to embark on rafting tours. Shiribetsu River is one of the cleanest in Japan and offers 7km of white water rapids as well as some gentle stretches for thrill-seekers of all abilities. Niseko’s highly experienced outdoor adventure guides offer various packages for school groups, families, and solo rafters for an exciting and unique way to enjoy Niseko.

Spring Rafting

For the most exciting rafting experience, Spring is the best time to visit Niseko. During the springtime, the rivers swell from the melting snow creating larger than normal rapids.

While the river is certainly cold, you visitors are provided suitable outfits to keep you warm. If you’re after a thrilling adventure, then spring rafting in Niseko is for you.


Ducky is a small type of raft suitable for one to two people at a time. Due to its size, it is much more maneuverable and can be easily directed through white water rapids.

A ducky is similar to a kayak as it uses a two-sided paddle and can be handled in a similar fashion.