Embark on a delightful adventure with our Minakami half-day canoe and kayak tour! Perfect for all ages, from 3-year-olds to seniors, this leisurely lake exploration is tailor-made for first-time paddlers, promising a laid-back and enjoyable experience. Picture this: cruising along the water like a graceful water strider, soaking in the serene beauty of the lake. Located just 30 minutes along the scenic Yukemuri Road from Minakami Station, our spot, fondly known as the “Little Canada of Minakami,” awaits your discovery.

What’s the secret to our tour’s popularity? Well, it’s how quickly even the non-sporty types catch on and have an absolute blast! And on those scorching summer days, why not add a playful water gun chase to the mix for an extra splash of fun?

Immerse yourself in Minakami’s bountiful nature, creating cherished memories and enjoying quality time with your loved ones. Whether it’s with family, friends, or that special someone, our tour offers the perfect opportunity to share laughter and bond amidst the wonders of the great outdoors. Let’s paddle away on this enchanting adventure, savoring every moment as if taking a leisurely stroll along the water’s surface.

May – October
3.5 – 4 hours
Best for…
Those who want to play with canoes or kayaks, and leisurely enjoy nature at their own pace.
Enjoyable for all
Minakami Canoeing & Kayaking Adventure
6,500 yen
Age under 12: 5,500 yen
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Tour Details

Set TimeMorning Tour: 9:20am
Afternoon Tour: 12:50pm

Please note that the set time will be changed during the “OBON” season. Please contact us for further information.
Tour End TimeMorning Tour: 12:00pm
Afternoon Tour: 4pm
Meeting PointThe Dogen Lake
Fujiwara, Minakami, Tone-gun Gunma Japan

■45 minutes from Minakami I.C. by car
■If you travel using public transportations, we can make arrangement to pick you up at the station. Please let us know when booking your adventure.

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Included the priceGuide fee / Insurance / Tour Equipments / Snacks
What to bringSwimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, rain jacket, jacket, water shoes or water sandals, clothes suitable for canoeing and kayaking
We recommend bringing sunscreen and insect repellent spray.
Age3 years old and above
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Tour Flow

  1. 【9:15】Check-in

    Arrive at our base beside the lake, check in and fill in the document for your adventure.

  2. 【9:30〜9:50】Tour Briefing and Safety Talk

    Your guide will explain tour brief and give a safety explanation. Please listen carefully and follow the rules. Minakami Canoeing & Kayaking Adventure take place on the lake, understanding the rule and obeying it will prevent any incidents.

  3. 【10:00〜10:15】Start

    Now that it’s time to move to the starting point and practice paddling on the lake.

  4. 【10:15〜10:45】Heading to a waterfall

  5. 【10:45〜11:15】Snack Time

  6. 【10:15〜11:45】More Puddling Time

  7. 【10:45〜12:00】End of the Tour
    Your guide will explain how to download your tour photos for free. You can download them at your convenience.
    Enjoy our special lunch or snacks at I LOVE OUTDOORS cafe and have a relax and lovely time with your friends.

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Booking Policy

Payment MethodPlease pay your tour fee by cash on the tour day or bank transfer beforehand.
If you prefer to transfer money for payment, please ensure that you will complete payment 4 days before your tour.

Please also ensure that you fill your full name and date of tour when transfering.
Bank Account Detail is as follows.

Name of Bank: Gunma Bank
Branch: Minakami(213)
Account Number: (Futsu)0352906
Account Name:  Kabushiki Kaisha I Love Outdoors Japan
Cancelation FeeA cancelation fee will be charged if you canceled a booked tour. Please note we will not charge a cancelation fee if cancelation was caused due to bad weather or high water level assessed by I Love Outdoors.

7 days before a tour:30% of the fee
3 days before〜the day before:50% of the fee
On the day:100% of the fee
InsuranceA canoeing & kayaking tour is conducted in the nature. As an outdoor sports, there are inherent risks with weather and environmental factors.

Our professional guides are all trained in their given fields and in rescue techniques to pre see the worse possible outcomes and to make the right possible choices to show our customers the best possible tour and the safest possible tour in the outdoors of Japan.

The given tour fee also covers insurance fee for safety reasons.
Risk ManagementA canoeing & kayaking tour is conducted in the nature. Therefore, our tours might not be carried out as planned influenced by weather and environmental factors.

Primarily, water level in the lake and weather is a crucial factor to conduct our tour safely. If our guide made a decision of a cancelation, a full refund will be given.

No alcohol and no drugs before your tour.
Please do not participate if you are pregnant.

Please let us know if you have any injuries. We will let you know if you are suitable to participate a tour.
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