Rivers, canyons, and gorges are sliced out of the island through a combination of rain and snowmelt, rushing powerful and awe inspiring in the spring, whereafter they slowly wane, with top ups from monsoons and typhoons until winter again.
In these veins of freshwater, we recreate by bombing rapids on rafts, cruising lakes by canoe, and climbing through remote amphitheaters by sawanobori (traditional Japanese form of canyoning).
Rafting the spring rapids.
Canoeing the Shiribetsu
Sawanobori ("gorge walking") in the canyons of Hokkaido
Experience hidden waterfalls deep in the stone cut rivers of this island.