Feel the thrill of unbridled nature while canyoning and rafting in Minakami.
Minakami, a small town in Gunma bisected by the Tone River, is set against a backdrop of glacial peaks that lends itself to river canyon adventures. While skiing and snowboarding also fill the winter calendar, it’s the river valleys that attract thrill seekers come spring and summer. And canyoning, or canyoneering, is the most popular activity, as participants make their way along riverside canyons by means of climbing, swimming, rappelling, and various other techniques. Since the first canyoning experiences were held in the town in 1998, it has grown into one of the biggest canyoning destinations anywhere in the world, with multiple courses to choose from depending on level of ability and how adventurous you deem your spirit to be.