Private departures on dates
to suit you, please contact
us for more details.
Central gate of JR Ueno
station on the Yananote line.
Ueno is also on the Tokyo
Metro Ginza (G16) and
Hibiya lines (H17).
Min 3, max 8
Children must be aged 8+
1 day river sledging
Japanese style lunch
Transport from/to Ueno
English speaking guide
20,000 yen per person
Contact us for child
|Tokyo River Sledging (Family trip)
Japan 1 day ex Tokyo
River sledging (also known as hydrospeed or river boarding) is a new sport that is a close cousin of white
water rafting but instead of a raft you have a modified body board/sled which provides flotation as you go
head to head with the river. Swimming along wearing fins and steering with your own body weight, this is
white water adventure as you've never before experienced!
So how difficult is it? If you're comfortable in the water you can sledge. Even a child with relatively light body
weight can steer the board and propel themselves through the water using the flippers provided. Our
professional guides know the river like the back of their hand, choose sections appropriate to the
experience of the group and give a full safety demonstration and talk before we set off.
The Tone (pronounced toh-neh) River is the second longest in Japan and was both a valuable transport
corridor and a flood threat. It's course has been dramatically altered over history and in the Spring the snow
melt from the surrounding mountains make this some of the most accessible white water in the Kanto area.